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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I need new music
« on: February 18, 2006, 05:35:45 PM »
John Vanderslice, the new Cat Power is pretty good, The American Analog Set,  Dirty Three, Explosions in the Sky

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Rock'n'roll Law School!
« on: February 18, 2006, 12:01:23 PM »
All the kids that were cool no longer are.  :) Busting your ass to get in to a T14 kinda kills your ability to stay out 'till four everyday spinning records. Glad you asked though...

Wrong! I plan on keeping my band going when at ls. (Which I started while applying to schools)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law School Confidential
« on: February 18, 2006, 11:59:45 AM »
I have now gotten through 600 pages of PLS II. I've posted this elsewhere but I think it is really f-ing great. It does have a pessimisitic tone, but i rather a book err on that side of things than on the  whole reverence for the divnitiy of law school stuff that I'm sure we'll be subjected to plenty. Even if you don't subscribe to PLS's bitter assertions it can still be extremely useful in its pre-law gameplan, it's into to legal reasoning, exam, etc... He is really good at evaluating other resources (e.g. LEEWS, Getting to Maybe, Bar Bri) and despite being really down on law school is actually very passinate about the practice of law and legal reasoning.

I've only read parts of LSC but honestly, do you need a book to tell you to get good sleep and to work out?  Is there a chapter about eating food? Sitting in chairs?

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Acceptances / Re: In at NYU!
« on: February 16, 2006, 02:31:49 PM »

wow, that's a lot of taxis.  first, you never need to call ahead for a taxi in manhattan.  you'll find one within a few seconds.  second, trying to get to JFK at 6 pm (on a friday no less!) will be murder.  i would go with the airtran instead (catch the A, E, J/Z trains up all the way to the airtran stop.  go here http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/ for more info).  also, you probably will not need to take a cab from your hotel to vanderbilt.  vandy is on wash sq south and sullivan, not more than a few minutes walk from houston (if you're all the way east or west, though, you MAY want to take a cab, but it's not necessary). 

hope that helps!

Yeah that helps a tremendous amount.  There is an A train stop a block west of Vanderbilt Hall that I will go to en route to the AirTrain stop...Are the subways pretty safe?  I will probably scream TOURIST, and I don't want to end up like that guy who got stabbed and didn't get found for hours.

Subways are very safe, particularily at that hour. I agree that cabbing it would be a streach at 6 on friday and that could walk from Houston to Vanderbuilt (15 min. walk probably).

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I'm gonna take a dump in Gideon's Trumpet...

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Anyone ever heard of the rusty trombone?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you reading right now?
« on: February 14, 2006, 06:42:46 PM »
Popper and Kuhn are the two big heads in the philosophy of science during the middle of last century.

I don't know if anyone can hate Atwood as much as people who live in Canada and understand how f-ing bleak her writing really is.


I've only recently begun my foray into the non-fiction world, so I'm pretty clueless about the big names. I'll be sure to pick up Popper when I get the chance. (any other recommendations are welcome)

I wouldn't waste too much time on Popper. Kuhn on the other hand is some really important sh*t. Dude is a historian who wrote one of the most influential books in philosophy. THat's some real sh*t right there.

Are you kidding me?  The whole basis of acceptable scientific "truth" rests on Popper's work. 

I'm not knocking Kuhn.  I'm saying both are incredibly important theorists.


Sort of. What you're refering to rests on Wittgenstein's post-tractatus/pre-investigations work that really influenced the Vienna Circle. (which he later abandoned) (WIttgenstein also pwns Popper). He is important, but I'd say for a layperson Kuhn is a more interesting read.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you reading right now?
« on: February 14, 2006, 04:35:30 PM »
Popper and Kuhn are the two big heads in the philosophy of science during the middle of last century.

I don't know if anyone can hate Atwood as much as people who live in Canada and understand how f-ing bleak her writing really is.


I've only recently begun my foray into the non-fiction world, so I'm pretty clueless about the big names. I'll be sure to pick up Popper when I get the chance. (any other recommendations are welcome)

I wouldn't waste too much time on Popper. Kuhn on the other hand is some really important *&^%. Dude is a historian who wrote one of the most influential books in philosophy. THat's some real *&^% right there.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you reading right now?
« on: February 14, 2006, 01:53:46 PM »
The other day I ordered Pierre Bourdieu's Distinctions from Amazon.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Planet law School II
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:36:40 AM »
I love how polarizing this book is. The Amazon reviews for it  are eith 1 star or 5 star. I think that, more than anything, made me want to get the book.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYU Traveling Stipend
« on: February 12, 2006, 11:04:09 AM »
I hope they'll pay for my subway ride from Brooklyn.

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