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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:48:32 AM »
I'm tired AND I don't want to go to sleep.

The starving children in Darfur have bigger problems. Take 3 Advil PM and call me when you've paid our security deposit.

I had a chat with Bluber today.  I'm dropping it off on Friday.  He left a message saying, in a somewhat odd tone, that "Blave's father said that he didn't control you."  Amazing.

I still can't believe I put down a home phone number. He also has my cell phone since he left a stern message there as well. Gotta love the Blubers and their fun-free apartments.

(This is for the benefit of the others (obviously)).

Our new apartment building application had an essay component with questions like:

It's 10:00 and your neighbor complains that your stereo is bothering her.  What will you do?

Are you the kind of person who likes to have lots of visitors?

Do you or your roommates have a vacuum cleaner? 

Rate yourself as a housekeeper (a) clean (b) average (c) poor

Do you want an apartment where you can have a "loud" or "large" party without feeling that you are breaking the house rules?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:44:11 AM »
I'm coming out to CA in a few weeks.  Dinner in LA on Friday (my dinner w/ Kozinski), friends in San Diego on Saturday, then I'm going to fly up to San Fran and tool around San Francisco and Palo Alto Sunday and Monday.

It is lame-o McLamerson that I will not be there. Are you exploring on your own? Checking out firms or just getting the lay of the land?  I can come up with Palo Alto suggestions if you have time down there and want suggestions about what to do. It may be a soccer mom suburb, but there are some nice things to do.

Yeah, I kind of do.  I will be on my own.  I'm going to make sure I'd be okay with it, before I go overboard on SF on my final bids, which are due a few days later.

I e-mailed a few firms that aren't coming to OCI today to see if they wanted to meet me on Monday, but if no one bites, I'm just gonna tool around.

I've done a lot of San Fran touristy stuff, but I'm going to look more at taking the train, neighborhoods, stuff like that.  I'm also gonna check out Palo Alto, look at where firms are, check out downtown, that kind of stuff.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:40:04 AM »
I'm coming out to CA in a few weeks.  Dinner in LA on Friday (my dinner w/ Kozinski), friends in San Diego on Saturday, then I'm going to fly up to San Fran and tool around San Francisco and Palo Alto Sunday and Monday.

ETA:  So if there's life in SF/PA stuff I should see/do, let me know.  I'm going while I still have time to evaluate my bids.

I'm most worried about working in PA (I want to do corporate/vc/emerging business stuff) but wanting to live in SF, and doing the reverse commute every day.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:35:00 AM »
This is pretty awesome.  Everything is pretty much the same everywhere.

This is surprisingly endearing.

ETA: I see that Snake and Hollow are around. I'll have to hurry with my g-dubbing!

Snake's latest news is that 19 of his 30 bids are for SF/Palo Alto firms.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:34:17 AM »
I'm tired AND I don't want to go to sleep.

The starving children in Darfur have bigger problems. Take 3 Advil PM and call me when you've paid our security deposit.

I had a chat with Bluber today.  I'm dropping it off on Friday.  He left a message saying, in a somewhat odd tone, that "Blave's father said that he didn't control you."  Amazing.

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Law School Applications / Re: Battle of the Titans: LSAT vs. UGPA
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:30:26 AM »
I went back to remind myself of the calculation. 

((xgpa*yourgpa)/((xlsat*yourlsat)+(xgpa*yourgpa)))*100

So the formula calculates the percentage of your index number which is accounted for by your GPA.

This may not be the best way to figure this out ... I struggled with this for a bit.  There's probably a better constant number that I could calculate based on the index number figures.  Let me think about this a bit more.

I used to do it like this:

((xgpa*4.0)/((xlsat*180)+(xgpa*4.0))*100

I.e., using a 4.0 and a 180.  I never figured out the best way to do this, but I thought using the numbers unique to you were a better proxy than 4.0 / 180.

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Law School Applications / Re: Battle of the Titans: LSAT vs. UGPA
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:24:53 AM »
My site calculates the percentage that GPA plays in the index number generated for a school based on the perfect 4.0 / 180 candidate.  The number is called GPA emphasis, and is expressed as a percentage, but is best used as a comparison between schools.  You will see, for instance, Berkeley's huge emphasis.  Most schools are in or around 20% (I.e., the LSAT is 4 times as important).

The site:

http://www.lsatreport.com/

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 11:51:28 PM »
I'm tired AND I don't want to go to sleep.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 11:45:55 PM »
Did I miss this once?

OK, never mind.  Honest.  I don't care.  I actually don't. 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 11:42:38 PM »
Oh, your friend convinced you!

Let's hear it.  Why?

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