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Law School Applications / Re: it's actually pretty amazing...
« on: September 18, 2004, 05:20:56 PM »
Not sure it's good to get refered to as "a blip on the radar."

Yeah, Plano is a suburb of Dallas.  We had a big drug "scandal" thing in '97 or '98.  A lot of high school kids got busted for doing and selling drugs (heroin and other stuff, like X and coke).  Some real dealers were busted, too.  I think MTV did a thing about it, but called Plano a border town.  (?)  It was all after I had gone to college, so I don't know too much about it.  It was scandalous cuz Plano is supposed to be this really conservative, Christian town (we have mad quantities of churches here...mad mad quantities), and a lot of the people that were busted were top students and top atheletes.  It's the type of thing movies are made of.

The cops don't drive bmw's or mercedes', but they do have some large SUVs.  You will find some high schoolers driving bmw's, mercedes' and large SUVs.  The area has the feel of a rich suburb, and there are a lot of well to do people here.  But a crap load of people go into massive debt to maintain the image of wealth (ie, cars, homes, country clubs, etc).  A lot of the parents are on anti-depressants.  The kids learn how to cope with problems by watching how their parents do it (I learned it by watching you!)

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Law School Applications / Re: it's actually pretty amazing...
« on: September 18, 2004, 12:02:51 PM »
I should get a breathalizer integrating into my computer.

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Law School Applications / it's actually pretty amazing...
« on: September 18, 2004, 02:57:31 AM »
how drunk I am right now.  Yeah.

You guys are a a hard clique to break into...and I'm from Plano.

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Law School Applications / Re: Will Lexy ever translate lyrics I sent her?
« on: September 15, 2004, 02:56:28 AM »
Swifty...props on the U2, man.

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Law School Applications / Re: Santa Clara University
« on: September 08, 2004, 10:11:33 PM »
On my list.

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General Off-Topic Board / The West Wing
« on: September 05, 2004, 11:20:13 AM »
This is the only show I will watch on TV.  Season 5 is on Bravo now.  Yeah.

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Yeah, I started with the term nanotech, so it's what I use; but you're write...it's nanoscience for the most part. Did you say you are doing IP law?


Hmmm, almost sounds like you'd enjoy academia.  You should look into working the a tech-transfer office at a research university...no "IP squatting" there.  The engineering side of nanotech research is certainly less frustrating.  Engineering research in general is less frustrating.  At the "basic science" level of research there's just so much more uncertainty involved with every experiment that you're left scratching your head more than anything else.


Nanotech (btw, I hate that word...its 99% nanoscience with only a very VERY few actual technologies existing) is an interesting area to be in because its so new.  Anytime you're in on the ground floor like this you see new ideas popping up every half hour, and you get to see just how few actually come to fruition.  That's just the nature of science though...there are limited resources. 

I also work in nanotech, but I don't mind the lab work so much.  I'm not a chemist, though, so I can't relate.  What I have trouble with is how good ideas get swept under the rug by a company because they aren't consistent with the company's direction.  That IP goes to waste.  I don't have a problem with the concept of business guiding technology and advancement (or vice versa), but I just can't stand squatting on worthy IP.  This is part of what I'm writing about for my personal statement...that, and saving the world from the evils of "the man."

Thoughts?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who would you vote for? (LSDer for President)
« on: September 03, 2004, 06:53:37 PM »
(meaning you don't have to be born in the USA to be president, etc.)

You don't have to be born in the USA to be president...you just have to be born a citizen (ie, you can't be a naturalized citizen).  This is why I'm going to be president one day, and you will all bow down to me.

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

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Law School Applications / Re: Looks or Brains?
« on: September 03, 2004, 06:14:22 PM »
What about the looks of someone's brains?  We should make brain implants.  I have a funny shaped head.

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I also work in nanotech, but I don't mind the lab work so much.  I'm not a chemist, though, so I can't relate.  What I have trouble with is how good ideas get swept under the rug by a company because they aren't consistent with the company's direction.  That IP goes to waste.  I don't have a problem with the concept of business guiding technology and advancement (or vice versa), but I just can't stand squatting on worthy IP.  This is part of what I'm writing about for my personal statement...that, and saving the world from the evils of "the man."

Thoughts?

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