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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What do you guys think about this?
« on: June 15, 2006, 11:19:53 PM »
This seemed to me like more of a self-interest protection letter than anything else.  More like UTK is trying to encourage those who will not be attending their school to let them know.

That would be agreed, but they didn't have to be jerks about it...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What do you guys think about this?
« on: June 15, 2006, 08:08:25 AM »
Oh I see their thoughts...

you can't pay for 2 seat deposits to leave 2 schools waiting, but it's PERFECTLY fine for schools to put tons (I don't know how many but it almost seems like hundreds at some schools) on the Waitlist and wait till the last day of July to tell them their decision.

I personally put down one seat deposit because it was an early seat deposit, then I got into another school and had 2 seat deposits at 2 schools, and on June 1st I only paid 1 of the 2 seat deposits and withdrew from the other.

I don't feel I did anything ethically questionable at all.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: what do you think about this computer?
« on: June 15, 2006, 08:04:14 AM »
You missed a 2 page thread from the other day when I was debating between the Sony SZ and the Lenovo X series. I was unsure about the Lenovo because of lack of touchpad, and several people tried to convince me that it was great...well, I managed to find a store today that has the Thinkpads on the floor, and I absolutely hated the trackpoint. So, Lenovo is out of the question for me! (because the X series was the only one light enough for me to consider)

Thanks for your comments!

Do you really think the 1G is necessary? I don't do any gaming, just use it for basic things: using Word, and internet surfing mostly. Thanks!

I'm looking at your specs...and I got just about the same exact thing (but 1 GB of RAM and a couple of small upgrades prob.) and I paid almost half the price of that.  If you are going to splurge $1500 for a fancy looking computer, I don't know why you wouldn't just get the 1GB of RAM, I think you would see a difference in the RAM amounts.

I personally think it's way overpriced and I would take a look at Dell.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop backpack
« on: June 13, 2006, 07:47:04 PM »
To add to my post, I got the backpack...

It has nice padding on both the bottom, and the sides.  It seems to be pretty good padding if you will be putting it down, maybe a bump here and there-I would say it probably could survive a fall, but I wouldn't try it.

I think it's great for me, it was cheap, and it is padded fairly well, I learnt my backpacks in college didn't get NEARLY the same abuse as high school, so I think I'm cool.  If you fall more, you may want a better backpack.  There is also a lot of room in it, as long as you aren't keeping tons of stuff with you, it should be fine for a day of school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 13, 2006, 06:23:30 PM »
Quesh for you PC people: what's the difference between Windows Home and Windows Professional?

Pro has any more networking options and allows you to logon to a domain.  Home does not have these functions.  There are a couple of other things but that is the biggie.  Your law school may require you to have pro.
Where, oh where, is the updated version of the R200 from Toshiba?  I want my CoreDuo (I'll even take CoreSolo) in that chassis!

Just to add to this, I called my school worried about my recent purchase and the non-PRO edition and they did not require it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Another computer question
« on: June 12, 2006, 11:07:43 PM »
My opinion:

Buy a mouse, none of that beats the mouse, and they have tons of tiny mice that are all easier to use than the touchpad/trackpoint.

I personally got a Logitech wireless mouse and it's awesome.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 11, 2006, 10:24:13 PM »
Really? may i ask why?

I don't like the keyboard on the VAIO.  Feels cheap to me...

Generally, I'd say avoid anything you can buy at BestBuy.  Shop Lenovo (IBM) or Dell for the best PCs.   Just my personal opinion.

Does this apply to laptops as well? I'm really considering a Dell, but I've heard their laptops are prone to hardware problems.

I wouldn't go so far as to say to avoid anything at Best Buy. 

I'm personally a little computer savvy, so I went with a Dell, and I'm pretty confident that with some anti-virus and no shady downloading, I'll be fine.  If you're worried, just make sure that whatever laptop you get is fully covered by warranty/insurance and back up often (USB drive etc.) and you won't have any problems no matter what route you take.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 11, 2006, 10:13:10 PM »
Really? may i ask why?

I don't think theres anything that bad about them, they just used to have a better rep.  I think it's more about not getting what you pay for with them, they are twice the price of Dell with no real good reason IMO.  Especially not if you just want a good computer for LS use.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Spell Check on Exam Software
« on: June 02, 2006, 11:08:37 PM »
That's really kinda dumb, imo. What difference does it make if you use spellcheck or not? Granted, if you can't spell, that means you are too stupid for living... (lol).

But honestly. As attorneys, making the big money, will we or will we not, be able to use spellcheck? I suppose we will be able to, as will our secretaries...

I propose we should have a sit-in secretary double check our exams before we turn it in.

That is all.

The rationale I've heard is that professors would rather us put the extra three minutes into writing/thinking than into spell checking.

Relax, they aren't always out to get you.

Just for the hell of it...I put res ipsa locquitor, granted that might be spelled wrong, but it should be close enough that if it was in Word Spellchecker, it should come up as a choice-well it didn't. 
Personally, I think it may be very distracting, and some people may wish it was off if they were perfectionists, sometimes bad grammar may be necessary, especially in a test situation where you don't have a lot of time to create great grammatically correct sentences.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop backpack
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:05:29 PM »
bump for the edit.

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