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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 16, 2005, 12:46:55 PM »
I'm now in Austin, online courtesy of somebody with an unsecured wireless connection. The only things I've bought outright, furniture wise, are two folding tables, a futon, and a bed. Everything else I'm still in a market for. I think I'm going to go without a desk, though. I'm on the second floor, but there's no guarantee I'll stay here for three years. I want to be mobile as possible. Getting an elliptical in and out of here is going to be hard enough....

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I'm surprised nobody has linked to this yet:

http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2005_05_08-2005_05_14.shtml#1115942414

For those not familar with the site, Eugene Volokh is a prof of constitutional law at UCLA.

This ruling is, shall we say, creative.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at Yale
« on: May 13, 2005, 10:31:17 AM »
Fork:

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Thank you for your response. Your name will be kept on the waitlist until 9/1/05.

Stacy


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Sociopathic a-hole. It's the next logical step.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 05:41:00 PM »
Kyle-- Duke's deposit deadline just passed, and they just mass emailed a bunch of people saying, "We haven't received your deposit, so you're out" (I got one, despite the fact that I had previously emailed and said I wouldn't be attending). It's perfectly logical, then, that the next step would be a new wave of acceptances. Not to jinx anything, but congratulations!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 02:33:17 PM »
Dude, chill out.  I don't think anyone puts Star Wars into the major sci-fi category or mistakes it for Shakespeare. It's a fun cheesy simplistic film about the battle between good and evil and everyone in it is either all good or all bad, period.  It's also a shameless montage of special effects which happen to usually be awesome.  I for one plan to go within the first few days that it comes out and boo, cheer, and applaud loudly in key scenes.  The NYT ran a super snooty article earlier this week on how Star Wars is not 'real' sci-fi and I wanted to gag.  Some people just don't get it I guess.

Yeah, again, I believe we agree: They're exceptionally well done popcorn films, with a clearly delineated line between good and evil, special effects, etc., etc. What you said is just a different way of phrasing that.

I don't actually care much about the distinction between 'real' sci-fi and fantasy (although, interestingly, I have a friend who teaches a class on that at a public university. Your tax dollars at work.). If the final installment is as good as the first three were, then I'll go and probably enjoy it. However, if it's as bad as the fourth and fifth ones were said to be, then I probably won't bother. I have friends who will go see the movie no matter what, so I can just check in with them....

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Simple Translation:  You are not allowed to rip on Star Wars on this thread or Ana will hunt you down.  >:(

Check. ;).

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As for what to do in the coming days. Personally, I say drink and watch movies at the same time. However, you could also go hiking/biking in any of the nearby cool parks. At this point, I would try and do anything you haven't yet done in Tucson. ...Or you could just drive to Vegas. 8)

Hrm, hiking and biking sounds good. ;). I could hike, but don't have a bike at the moment.

Vegas: I don't think I have enough time, and I was just there for my 21st birthday.   Good in theory though.

PS: I'm the youngest of three. It may or may not show.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 02:12:51 PM »
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Ormachea: Wow. That is pretty fanatical.

I'm not good at doing things in half measures. ;).

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Jbrooks: Netflix has a free 2 week trial...although that isn't gonna help much immediately, but once you get to Austin, they have a hub here, and you usually get the movies the next day.

Oh, believe me, I love NetFlix. And I'm glad to hear you have a hub in town! However, once I'm *in* Austin, there's no problem; I'll have my stuff, and I'll be able to keep myself busy. It's just the time between now and Saturday evening or Sunday morning (depending on when I actually leave).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 01:59:50 PM »
Ormachea-- Hrm, that's interesting. I still have a DVD player (well, a playstation, technically, but it works in a pinch) and a TV. I have a general rule that I don't watch TV or movies unless I'm exercising, but I can make an exception for this case...

Re: Series. Blockbuster actually kind of sucks at having scifi series, at least from where I'm at. Plus, I'm a bit *too* fanatical. I've seen it all, or it's not out on DVD yet. The only thing I haven't seen is the really obscure, awful stuff, like BSG:1980. Although, hrm, I suppose I could re-rent "Firefly". Haven't seen that in a while....

I may do that later. Thanks!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 01:50:07 PM »
Slight shift in topic:

I'm really f'ing bored, and have no idea what to do about it.

I'm done with finals, so I can't even pass time by pretending to study. I can't leave town prior to graduation, so that puts me at Saturday. Everything but my laptop is packed (again, had no choice on that one). Most of my university friends graduated last semester, and the rest are still in finals.

Seriously, how the hell am I going to pass two days? I'd normally go out to a bar and enjoy the sweet embrace of alcohol, but I don't think I'm at a point in my life where I can go out drinking on a Thursday morning.

I have some light reading-- Nickled and Dimed, Perfectly Legal, and some other sociological/political books I've been meaning to read-- but I don't feel like reading about the economy at the moment.

Arg. Any advice? I could see a movie, but I don't think anything is out...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH 5/13
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:53:17 PM »
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The pope is dead, can't poo anymore.

He's not dead, he's just too pooped to pope.

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