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Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:28:38 PM »
I can see that my "idiotic," almost computer-illiterate question has created some very serious and frightening comments.

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Then you can all tell me once again how big of an idiot I am, etc.  Hostility will be a little better swallowed at that time.  Maybe my screen name should be "remedial," too.  (I love puns...)   ;) 

for the record, I never called you an idiot....
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Good luck!
:-)


I agree with a large majority of this post.  I apologize for my earlier venom regarding the Mac thing.  I get really upset when I see people making decisions based on irrelevent data (color of the computer, etc.)  I don't mean to say that you would do this, but I see a lot of Mac users base their decision on equally silly options for their tools.

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Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:23:17 PM »
Hey Jeff, I see the death count of the Iraq war, the current state of the economy, gas prices, and high-profile scandals haven't turned you against your party like they have for millions of Americans.  I admire your tenacity.

Troll Much?

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Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 16, 2008, 01:56:07 PM »
Iím going to ahead and throw in on this topicÖ

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If you are going to use your computer for nothing more than E-mail, occasional light surfing of the web, and Office functions then Mac it up if you really want to.


I just re-read this and I really feel like I need to add that Mac computers are dumb.  They are an answer to the below-average ability to use a computer that so many people possess.  I dislike them and all that they stand for.

All that being said, I'm sorry I wasn't able to keep my negativity out of the issue.  I shouldn't hit the post button, but I'm going to anyway.  F-'in Macs.

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Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 16, 2008, 08:15:24 AM »
Iím going to ahead and throw in on this topicÖ

Normally, I wouldnít offer computing advice to someone I donít know personally, but Iím just so amazed at how many people are buying Macintosh computers who surf this message board.

To keep it simple:  If you consider yourself a novice user then a Mac (iMac, iBook, whatever) is going to be a very gentle introduction into the computing world.

If you consider yourself an intermediate user (defined by having a through knowledge of most common software; being able to program in at least one language including C++, Visual Basic, HTML, Java, etc.; and having a working knowledge of hardware) then a Mac is going to leave you wanting at times.  Youíll never be able to open up your computer and upgrade your RAM, or switch out your processor.  You will have to invent special new ways to gain compatibility with those totally rad new programs that all your computer friends are programming.  It would be kind of like wanting to be in the Global Marketing Business and not be able to understand a single word of English.

If you consider yourself an advanced user then you have a choice to make.  Do you want to use your machine for graphic rendering (3D, multi-layer, etc.) or are you just wanting a ton of ass to compile all that C++ you stitched together during your all night programming bender?  If you want a machine for graphic rendering then Mac is your machine, otherwise a PC is the way to go.

If seems to me that the vast number of people who surf this message board would be much better off with a Mac.  If you didnít grow up typing in DOS then you probably wonít be dissatisfied with the Mac. 

If you are going to use your computer for nothing more than E-mail, occasional light surfing of the web, and Office functions then Mac it up if you really want to.

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I know that some PC Laptops (like the one I'm using) will run without a battery if they are plugged in. 

It seems counterintuitive, but the battery is actually a significant portion of a laptop's weight.  I remove my battery when I know that I'll be working in an area with an outlet.  I purchased a cheap lightweight AC cord for my laptop as well.  I think it saved me around two pounds (estimate, I haven't actually weighed my battery).

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Yes, mayo is revolting. But that fact alone doesn't make me picky. :P

I can handle mayo in tuna/chicken salad, or a little bit on a hamburger if the restaurant fucks up my order.  However, I can't eat a spoonfull of it straight.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "Picky eaters can die in a fire."

I think it rubs against the part of my brain that contains the primative impulse to eat to survive.  I'll try anything once, and as long as it isn't dog sh!t or Japanese Natto I can hang.

Ok, let's be real here - half of the things that people like me wouldn't eat wouldn't be available to them if they were truly eating only to survive.  I live in a land of comparative privilege, and as such I exercise that privilege by eating what I'd like to eat.  In times when I've had fewer options, however, my eating hasn't changed so much as been curtailed - in refugee camps in Africa I ate rice almost exclusively, poor in New York city I made a friend in Ramen (but only Maruchen (sp?) beef or chicken).  I don't like mayo, or cheese (generally), or mixing tart and creamy, and yet somehow I've managed to eat and maintain friendships my whole life.  Hell, I even dated a chef. 

Keep your opinions about what anyone should or shouldn't eat or like off of my dinner table, and I have no beef with you.  Or, conversely, "die in a fire" (seriously?) - I won't try things I don't like the smell of, and I see no reason to change that behavior for anyone.  I say again, why does anyone need to care about what I choose (or choose not) to eat?

TI_N_TCR

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Financial Aid / Re: Grad Plus VS Private, let's discuss
« on: May 13, 2008, 04:06:09 PM »
I think most outside companies have stopped issuing private loans for the time being (e.g. Bank of America, Access Group), since the economy is in the toilet.  See their websites. You can't even pull up interest rate info on their private loans.

I've heard similar to what Bulldog said.  That private loans are riskier, because the interest rate can change every quarter and you can't do anything about it.

8.5% is hard to swallow though (does anyone know if it's dropping on July 1?)



Wake Law told me it will be dropping.

And did Bank of America Seriously offer you 4.19%, Jack?  Like, you talked with someone and got paperwork?

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Yes, mayo is revolting. But that fact alone doesn't make me picky. :P

I can handle mayo in tuna/chicken salad, or a little bit on a hamburger if the restaurant fucks up my order.  However, I can't eat a spoonfull of it straight.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "Picky eaters can die in a fire."

I think it rubs against the part of my brain that contains the primative impulse to eat to survive.  I'll try anything once, and as long as it isn't dog sh!t or Japanese Natto I can hang.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Adderall
« on: May 13, 2008, 03:55:17 PM »
I think there is a misunderstanding by people who donít have add or have never taken Adderall as to what it does. People think its somehow magically makes your perform better resulting in higher LSAT score or grades in law school. Its does not.

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We have always had people with both, they just gave up on school before and entered the workforce getting whatever jobs they could handle with their disability many of them not knowing they had one.


I'm going to admit that I've become a Matthies addict...
Hi, my name is The Knight, and I'm an addict.

Matthies do you ever post responses that aren't well thought out and full of actual information?  You're really killing the curve on LSD, man.  *chuckle*

I've gotten to the point where I'm e-stalking your posts.  Weird.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yard Sale Tips?
« on: May 09, 2008, 07:09:55 AM »
tag because Matthies is the man.

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