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« on: March 19, 2005, 10:51:28 PM »
Just to add my two cents after my brief visit today, I loved the campus. I am visiting for one of the admit days on the 4th of April and will come back with more details later. However, my first impression was "WOW!" when I saw the campus. It looks so clean and structured and I loved the architectural style of the campus. It looked almost like one of those resorts in Palm Springs with openness of the campus and its placement overlooking the bay. I loved the views into the canyons and I thought the fact that all the buildings had the same style made it very attractive. The inside of the law building is kind of cramped (narrow hallways and all that) but I think once inside a classroom, you forget the small space. Besides, it's worth it when you step outside
« on: March 19, 2005, 10:46:21 PM »
You need to go inside Loyola during a day when students are there (maybe around noon when they are on break). The campus is like a world of its own compared to the neighborhood outside. The architecture is very stylized and modern. I really liked it. It was not traditionally beautiful the way USD is, but it has its own kind of appeal. Honestly, I was equally appalled when I first drove around it and when I went inside during a gloomy Sunday when no one was around. Once I went on the student tour, my whole outlook on the school took a 180. Check it out if you can
« on: March 19, 2005, 10:38:46 PM »
I just visited today so I could check out nearby condos. After driving through UCSD (my younger sister is considering it for undergrad) and being extremely unimpressed, I was completely excited when I saw the USD campus. My sister is trying to persuade me to sneak her in for undergrad because it is such a beautiful campus. Yes, the architecture is consistent across the campus but that is why I liked it (and why I didn't like UCSD). The internals of the building is nice albeit a little tight of space because it is not that big, but the externals totally make up for it. The views from the eating area and the areas for the sports and such are gorgeous. I can't imagine a better aesthetically pleasing place to study law in Southern California. However, I am very concerned about their job placement capabilities so that is weighing heavily on my decision. The community is so chill and fits my personality but I know it's not for everyone. There is barely any traffic in the proximity of the school. Lots of housing for sale, rent and some on-campus housing for law students too. I think I would enjoy studying there very much, especially since I am so finicky about weather conditions, but at the same time, there are other factors to consider including the other schools that have taken me.
« on: March 18, 2005, 07:08:45 PM »
It's there now!
« on: March 18, 2005, 06:31:48 PM »
Add me to the list of those waitlisted. No surprise (well slightly surprised I wasn't rejected).
« on: March 18, 2005, 05:45:30 PM »
Starresky : So you get into Urbana with money and get WL at Fordham...wow doesn't that make sense. As you can tell I am slightly bitter towards Fordham. I am making them continue to consider me just to get the full money's worth out of my application fee. Not that I even want to go there anymore. Hello Fordham you are ranked number 34.
HAHA, I am starting to feel the same way.
« on: March 18, 2005, 05:22:46 PM »
Were you guys pended or did you go straight from complete to waitlist? I am starting to get frustrated with them.
« on: March 18, 2005, 01:59:15 PM »
I'm probably going to wait until the summer to buy my laptop, but I'm curious what a good spending range is for a basic, MS Office, note-taking notebook is. What, on average, is everyone spending on this little machine? I am thinking between $800-$1200, but I don't know a lot about computers, and haven't gotten a clear answer when I've gone to look at them.
I got my dell 600m for $1060 shipping included. It is more high end than you need though since it has a DVD burner, a 60GB (as opposed to 40GB) drive and better RAM than you'll need. I think if you check out the Dell outlet site and wait for coupons (they tell you on fatwallet.com if you've visited their Hot Deals forum). I shopped around for awhile and I'm very happy with what I got.
« on: March 18, 2005, 12:34:06 PM »
On another subject, how do you like the 600M - what's the key spacing on the keyboard?
I think it's fine. I don't think it's squished and it feels the same as a desktop to me, but that's my personal experience. The only problems are the problems I have with all laptop keyboards (no number pad, etc.).
I do love the laptop overall though besides the screen thing. It is way faster than my old laptop and my desktop. I use Windows Movie Maker and the playback is so much faster.
« on: March 18, 2005, 12:11:51 PM »
do you have other problems when running on battery? I'm trying to think this one out and the difference would be in the amount of current coming in. Displays are huge power drains so it almost sounds like your battery is flaky and can't support the display on its own. do you have a short in the screen - does it freak out when you move the lid back and forth?
Not that I've noticed, but I will try that when I get home tonight. As far as I can tell, the only time the screen is messed up is when I take the charger off. You may be right about it being a defective battery. Wonder how hard it would be to replace this . . .
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