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Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: April 27, 2006, 03:45:39 PM »
I'm probably going to get one of these (fully loaded...$120k for law school, not gonna skimp on supplies):

Dell Latitude D620
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/latit_d620?c=us&cs=2236&l=en&s=eep

Dell Latitude D820
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/latit_d820?c=us&cs=2236&l=en&s=eep

I'd like to toss out the suggestion that it is worth getting a "business class" laptop. I want a laptop that is made well and will withstand daily use bouncing around in my bookbag. One essential feature I'm looking for is hard drive protection. I've personally witnessed what happens when a running laptop is dropped and the hard drive dies completely. I don't know about ya'll, but I want to protect my class notes, briefs, etc.



backup...often

Good idea. ;) In fact, I have a mirrored (RAID) network attached storage device I use currently. Of course, there's still the downtime if you drop your laptop and have to have it fixed.

To be completely safe, you must do this:

1) Set up Oracle Database to store your school works.
2) Set up another Oracle Database in another part of the world as secondary server.
3) Set up 1 min log shipping and 10 minute reload between the two servers. (every 1 minute, your laptop will ship encrypted log file over to the secondary server located in Some Country, Pleanet Earth, and every 10 minute, this secondary server will update itself with new log files)
4) Set up automatic fail-over to the secondary server, such that when the first server gets destroyed, the 2nd one automatically picks up, and you can continue to work. 

This way, your files can be wiped out only if the Terrorists are able to locate all servers (in this case, 2 servers) and destroy them all. 


what if a meteor the size of the moon hits the earth?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vandy ($$), UTexas or UCLA
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:28:20 PM »
i dont know much about vandy, i think ucla and ut are about equal.

i'm sure vandy is pretty close to ut and ucla, so the $$ could help make ur decision.

check the nalp directory and see how many nyc firms recruit at each school

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: L.A. : the Good and the Bad
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:26:37 PM »
Where the f are all the people? Prolly goes back to that suburb thing but u never see people just walking in LA.  The streets are so damn empty.  Yeah, there are certain areas that draw a lot of people, Melrose n Hollywood etc, but for the most part u barely see people just walkin on the streets.  I love love love to see people out walkin, otherwise the place just feels so damn empty, and cars don't count- speakin of which...

It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

yeah and in NYC when you bump into ppl that either steal your wallet or say something rude.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: L.A. : the Good and the Bad
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:22:49 PM »
First, LA is one of the worst major cities in america. NYC, SF, Chi, DC, Boston, Seattle, SD are all vastly superior.  However,
there are some great areas of teh metro area. Pretty much all of West LA and the beach communities are great places to live in with moderate weather, minimal smog, and great places to walk around. I'm also partial to Pasadena, though its a little further out of the way.

If you move east of down, or into the inland empire, god have mercy on your soul.

I hate NYC, Boston, and DC (never been to Seattle or Chicago, although Chicago is too damn cold and windy).  SF and SD are nice cities and I would prefer SD over LA, but LA has better law schools.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School March Madness
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:35:20 PM »
Replace Texas in the sweet 16 and elite 8 with UCLA, then I'll be happy

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: L.A. : the Good and the Bad
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:32:52 PM »
it would be tough to go to UCLA while living in San Diego; maybe I could have them increaes my student budget to include a helicopter and pilot

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:20:57 PM »
I want to move in early July and have July and part of August to enjoy southern california for a bit before school starts.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: L.A. : the Good and the Bad
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:16:33 PM »
I have mainly been looking around UCLA, but my strategy for searching so far has been to use rent.com and google earth.  There is an option to search around a university, so I do that, see which places appear nice, then put the address in google earth to see how far away they really are and what the surrounding area looks like.  I want to find some promising places, then go to LA and actually visit before I sign a lease.

To avoid traffic, I'm looking for a place that does not require I get on a freeway to get to class.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Officially Done With Undergrad!
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:10:56 PM »
lucky you.

I have 13 days

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: L.A. : the Good and the Bad
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:09:32 PM »
just for the sake of argument

Personally HATE LA. Been out here for about 9 months now and it's just doesn't do it for me.  Here's y:

1: All the hoopla over the weather is just that, hoopla.  It's really not that serious, it's actually been pretty damn cold since I've been here.  Everyone keeps sayin that the weather is abnormal and that it's usually much warmer but whuteva, believe it when I feel it.

2: It's not really a city, just a big a$$ suburb.  From NYC and after hearin a gazillion comparisons I expected suttin comparable. Wrong. Prolly my fault for not doin my research but realy, y is LA n NYC always compared? Seriously, they're sooo different (new york winnin hands down)

3. Where the f are all the people? Prolly goes back to that suburb thing but u never see people just walking in LA.  The streets are so damn empty.  Yeah, there are certain areas that draw a lot of people, Melrose n Hollywood etc, but for the most part u barely see people just walkin on the streets.  I love love love to see people out walkin, otherwise the place just feels so damn empty, and cars don't count- speakin of which...

4. The f'in traffic is ridiculous.  I mean really.  It literally takes me about 1 1/2hrs to go freakin 12miles.  Hate it.

5. The people are sooo phony.  Maybe I'm just used to east coast bluntness but these LA folks are so fakely nice it's nausiating.  Obviously I'm generalizin but I've come across soooo many fake LAers.  And it's not just me, almost every east coaster that I've met out here has said the same thing about the people

In a nutschell, LA sucks balls  :-[

Ok, enough of my rant

Maybe I'm just homesick...


1. Weather: its always cooler in the evening in LA, 75-80 during the day is perfect for me in April; and the occasional 60ish doesnt bother me; and maybe its just because I have been exposed to the worst weather in the world, but I love the summer weather in LA (I lived in Houston)

2. LA seems nothing like NYC- and I like that.  I hate NYC and am glad LA is nothing like it.

3. LA is a very spread out city, but if you want to see people walking go to the beach, rodeo dr, china town, melorose or hollywood (as you already mentioned); I'm sure there are more that is just where I have seen a lot of people walking around

4. people have to get places somehow; learn what times each freeway gets busy and plan your trip accordingly.  During rush hour in the morning I was able to get from Claremont to UCLA in an hour and 45 minutes by avoiding certain freeways

5. I would rather people be phony nice (which may actually just be polite, but you wouldn't know about that being from the NE) than blatant assholes

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