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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Oregon
« on: May 11, 2005, 10:38:15 AM »
I live in Portland and we have had record rainfall for the past few days. It generally gets dry for good in late June but it can be nasty into July. Things stay dry and sunny through September but then the grey begins. It actually rains less here than on places like New York City and Washington DC. The problem is that they get big storms that drop inches at a time and Oregon gets a steady drizzle.
It is not that bad but I am looking forward to some sun in California.

If you don't mind me asking, how long does the gray period last? Through April? May? I read that Eugene averages about 139 days of rainfall ( each year.

I am glad I'm moving out of Austin in early August. That is the time of year there when it scorches the most. It wasn't too bad this last year, but before then.. ouch it was above 100 several days in a row!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Oregon
« on: May 11, 2005, 07:02:43 AM »
I'm not bothered by rain or humility much either. Only thing that bothers is that I might not get the chance to go (not accepted yet)  :-[

Good luck on being admitted Wolfie. I hope you get in! I was on the waitlist at Oregon, so I can confirm that they have made offers to at least one or two people on the waitlist for this admissions cycle.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Oregon
« on: May 10, 2005, 11:50:34 AM »
I'll be seeing everyone in Eugene also this fall! Knowing I wasn't going to be admitted to UT, this was the school I was aiming for. It is good to know people are giving Oregon positive reviews. I'm enthusiastic about the entire experience. I can't wait to be in the football stands on the Saturdays I don't have to study during the fall and Williamette Pass on the days off during the winter!


How is the spring in Eugene? Does it rain as much as people say it does? I look forward to adapting, as I enjoy cooler weather.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: April 30, 2005, 10:38:26 AM »
University of Oregon. Go Ducks!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: computers
« on: April 14, 2005, 01:44:19 PM »
I'm a firm supporter of this Sony model and suggest to go with blake840's choice. The Sony Vaio s360 series is more expensive than a competitive Dell, however it is built with quality components, and looks nicer also. The notebooks are built to last, which will make a difference during three years of law school.

They are perfect portables for law students. 4.2 lbs, 13.3" Widescreen monitor with Xbrite (compare the monitors from Dell and Sony side by side, the difference is dramatic). I'm getting one, and the only reason I haven't yet is because i'm waiting for them to add a graphics card I want.

You can get the same exact extended warranty from Sony that Dell offers. That includes accidental protection plan, and next day onsite help. Spend your 2k on a notebook that will perform will and look good also. You can't go wrong with a Vaio S Series

As The Simpsons' Principal Skinner told Lisa while he was stealing another
school's lab equipment, "Welcome to male private part Cheney's America."

Incoming 1Ls / Re: sony vaio s-series laptop sale
« on: March 22, 2005, 07:28:40 PM »
I'm hooked on the Sony FS Model.  This is the configuration i'm looking at
Price: $1548.99

Wireless LAN (802.11 a\b\g)

LCD Display and Graphics Card:
 15.4" WXGA TFT with NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6200 128MB TurboCache™ (32MB Discrete Video Memory, 96MB Dynamic Video Memory)
 Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Optical Drive:
 DVD-ROM Drive
Hard Drive:
 80 GB Hard Disk Drive
 512 MB (256MBx2) DDR-SDRAM (DDR333)
Operating System:
 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

That is a good notebook you are looking at. The FS series uses the Sonoma chipset also and is more affordable than the S series. In fact a guy at Fry's Electronics tried to sell me one recently. I would almost be sold, except I prefer the LCD and portability of the S series. If I wasn't already intending on purchasing the S series, I'd be taking a serious look at the FS series.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: sony vaio s-series laptop sale
« on: March 22, 2005, 05:01:41 PM »
i'm a bit wary of sony laptops, not for any particular reason just because it doesn't seem like many people have them, but the s-series is perfect.  the t-series is too small, i think, and doesn't have a built-in cd/dvd drive.  although as a very short and weak girl, the t-series is also appealing.  the screens are amazing.

i'm holding out too.  i'll pm you if i find any good deals close to the beginning of school!
the t-series most definitely does have an internal cd/dvd +-RW drive, but it is too small I think for writing a lot nonetheless. The VGN-S380 seems like what I am going to get when the time arrives, I've been eyeing one for a while now, along with all of it's competetors. It is probably wise to hold out until August though if you are planning on getting a laptop. Also, you can get the Accidental Damage Protection which I highly recommend, I don't see how you can go wrong.

I am interested in the VGN-S380 also. I have been eyeing it since i saw it in early February. It uses the Sonoma chipset which is lacking in the other S-series models. I only hope that Sony decides to add a better video card to it by July/August.

Although I know a good video card is not necessary to run Office or take tests during LS, I would like to have a card that will be adequate the whole three years I need it  considering Longhorn comes out in 2006 or 2007. Ideally, I would like to see a Nvidia GeForce Go 6600 as an option, but we'll see if Sony can pack it under that hood by July/August.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: sony vaio s-series laptop sale
« on: March 22, 2005, 11:10:40 AM »
I heart this notebook also. Its hard for me not to go out and buy it because I have the money right now. I am waiting in hopes that 1. the prices on the intel pentium m chips go down a couple of times before i buy and 2. the video card I want is made available as an option.

The widescreen LCD on the s-series is amazing (perfect for dvds). And for 4.2 pounds, its more portable than any powerbook or Inspiron. I'm glad people started bringing this notebook up. I've been eyeing it for a while. Although it is a little pricier, for its advantages, its definitely worth it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: sony vaio s-series laptop sale
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:44:58 AM »
I am going to get my notebook in June or early July also. Hopefully the S series will offer the video card I want by then (GeForce Go 6600) as an option. That's cool you can upgrade the RAM on your own. I intend to get 512 but not a gig of RAM.

The video ram is sufficient for Windows XP in its current state (Service Pack 2). The Avalon graphics upgrade will add a three dimensional element to the Windows desktop (similar to OS X) and will take full advantage of the 32 megs that card has to offer. This upgrade will be available for XP and Longhorn. The upgrade will be made available during our time in law school and will probably be downloaded as a windows update. I'm buying my notebook with those upgrades in mind. Although its easy to replace RAM in most notebooks, it isn't nearly as easy to replace a video card in a notebook.

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