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Fine.  Don't worry about it.  Buy a computer that will break the first time you set it down hard.  I don't care.

I watched a classmate's HP do this. He didn't even drop it that hard. The optical drive now refuses to keep closed - rather amusing to watch it fly open as he tilts the laptop to place it in his computer bag.

I'm not saying don't buy HP - he is still happy with his purchase. I'm just saying you get what you pay for and if you can put up with this type of result, then by all means, make that purchase.

Oingo

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i think im going to drop the 2k and get the tablet.

ugh.

You know, when we had this discussion last cycle, I recall that quite a few people talked about getting the tablets, so I figured I'd see a bunch of them this year at school.

I have not seen a single one.  Zero.  Kinda surprising.


Popular? no. Besides my X41 tablet there is 3 gateway's in my class. In hindsight, I would still make the same choice. I just wish Lenovo would have gotten the X60 tablet out much much sooner.

Come to think of it, configured the way I want it (with the higher resultion screen) and a few speed related options, the total comes to nearly $3200!

a little too rich for my tastes.....

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Go ahead and buy a Mac
« on: November 26, 2006, 08:15:23 PM »
Michigan supports Macs for everything, and the new Intel-based Macs are allowed for exams.  An astonishing percentage of the 1L class came in with Macs (myself included, but that was a given ;))  One more reason to love my school.

The whole mac vs pc thing this summer ended up being a moot point at St Thomas. Our school uses both the mac and pc versions of secureexam. The funny thing was that pc people, including myself, had initial problems making it work on our laptops. No such problems with the macs :)

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outline - OneNote vs. MS Word
« on: November 26, 2006, 08:11:40 PM »
I agree with Jacy.  I tried to use Word to create Master outlines after making little sub outlines of subtopics in each course (e.g. Proximate cause in Torts).  Word sucks compared to OneNote and I am doing everything in OneNote then copying and pasting into Word.

Not even bothering with word this semester. Onenote does the trick. I do not have fancy needs, although I do admit that there are nicer options in word.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outline - OneNote vs. MS Word
« on: September 09, 2006, 07:53:44 PM »
I'm taking notes in OneNote.  I'll be outlining in Word.  Better (and more agressive) formatting options.

Agreed although I am lazy and finding the the page/sub-page thing in onenote helps me organize better.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outline - OneNote vs. MS Word
« on: September 04, 2006, 07:40:05 PM »
I plan to start outlining next weekend, or the weekend after next, which program do you think is better for outlining, OneNote or MS Word?  Or do you have other programs that you believe are superior to both? Please give suggestion.

Where the heck did you end up anyway? U of C?

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outline - OneNote vs. MS Word
« on: September 04, 2006, 07:38:57 PM »
tag

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How'd your first (or second) week go?
« on: September 02, 2006, 12:20:25 PM »
First week here. I survived. Taking a break this evening and thanking my lucky stars that we have monday off :)
Oingo

Ditto.

Did anyone get called on in class yet? I did a pretty good job of avoiding eye contact with my profs so I managed to escape even as people to the immediate left and right of me were getting pounced on. I have no idea how people work up the nerve to talk on and on the way some of my classmates did. I had the cases briefed and reading virtually memorized in case I was called on (my biggest nightmare is not knowing the answer) but as shy as I am, actually volunteering is simply beyond me.


I've made it a point to volunteer something, anything that doesn't make me look like I'm an a$$ each class each day. I figure it will make it easier for me when I actually do get called on.

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How'd your first (or second) week go?
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:29:08 PM »
First week here. I survived. Taking a break this evening and thanking my lucky stars that we have monday off :)

Oingo

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I can't use my MAC during exams? Will this mean doom?
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:48:49 PM »
We just went through our SecureExam training today. We have both the MAC and PC versions available. What I found extremely frustrating was that the software refuses to work reliably (for me) when set to autosave to our school network. The MAC folks seemed to be getting along fine. Bastards! :) :)

When I really think about it, the network problems are a blessing in disguise. Secure exam keeps trying to save on the network IF there is a network connection available and if it can't the program goes into an uninterruptable freak out mode to which the solution is a hard reboot. If the network problem ISN'T resolved, I just can't see how you'd be able to continue your exam. Nevermind the fact that you have lost time and your cool.

What I am going to do is disable my wireless connection during exams and have it save, by default, onto my C: drive. Our exam proctors will allow us to manually transfer the file to the network afterward. This seems like a good hedge against a random network failure during an exam anyway. What I don't understand is why they don't set things up this way to begin with.

Oingo

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