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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 13, 2006, 09:23:30 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.
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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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Another computer question
« on: June 13, 2006, 02:07:43 AM »
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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 12, 2006, 01:24:13 AM »
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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: June 12, 2006, 01:13:10 AM »
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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Spell Check on Exam Software
« on: June 03, 2006, 02:08:37 AM »
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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Laptop backpack
« on: June 02, 2006, 12:05:29 AM »
bump for the edit.

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Born and raised in SoCal, never lived outside of Los Angeles County-I am moving to NorCal though...

it is completely different up there.  lived in socal all my life except for Jr. College when i moved up to roseville with my family. I HATE IT and so do they.  it is completely different.  get ready for jerks, jerks, and more jerks. 

Really?  I'm from Sacramento and think the people here are nicer than other cities I've spent any time in.  That being said, I can understand why you hate Roseville. :)

Yeah, I've just talked to a couple of people from there that my mom connected me with...I think that was more a sarcastic exageration.  You can't generalize anything, I could say that LA has a bunch of jerks too, but I wouldn't say it's full of jerks...

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Does it really help that much??

Why don't you buy the magazine that had it??  My parents gave it to me, I gave it to a friend though because it really didn't have all that much help...

You have to take it for what it's worth, it's very general (i.e. doesn't take into consideration the regional influence and specialization), pretty much the only thing I think it's useful for is what firms see it as, and that's a basic rankings system, in which only the ranking position really matters...

i want to read some salary information on a couple of schools. 

I could be wrong, but I don't remember the US News having salary info...

A little digging around websites should give you those though...

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Does it really help that much??

Why don't you buy the magazine that had it??  My parents gave it to me, I gave it to a friend though because it really didn't have all that much help...

You have to take it for what it's worth, it's very general (i.e. doesn't take into consideration the regional influence and specialization), pretty much the only thing I think it's useful for is what firms see it as, and that's a basic rankings system, in which only the ranking position really matters...

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Expel him, fine him, put it on his record, write him up in the local papers, a few months in jail - I think all of these would barely even begin to dull the edge if it had happened to me, and I KNOW he's not going to have even that much done to him.

Sheesh. He didn't even put them on the internet.

I think the "sheer curiosity" would have bought him some credit with me, but he put them on digital files, that is going too far.  It was hooked up to the network, which means other people were able to see their video.

Why don't you guys look at it from the other perspective, this is Yale, those roomates may eventually run for an important position, that video could be horrible for their career if it ended up on the internet!!

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