University of Virginia School of Law 2011

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:32 pm

Thanks for the post, goose.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Da Stain » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:36 pm

Indeed. I'm waiting until May for CavComp to unveil their Mac bundles. At which time, I will order one on the spot.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby ubuntu » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:07 pm

SgtBilko wrote:Indeed. I'm waiting until May for CavComp to unveil their Mac bundles. At which time, I will order one on the spot.


mmm yes, i can't wait to replace my pretty ibook with a prettier macbook. swoon!

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Da Stain » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:15 pm

I really hope they include the black MacBook in the bundles. I don't want the ubiquitous white one.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:16 pm

I'm afraid of the MAC

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:07 pm

SgtBilko wrote:How do you have a day off this close to trial?


That... is a very good question :)

It helps that a) the central question in this three-week trial is one that has, in almost all respects, was the central focus of a two-year arbitration; b) the attorneys on the case are fairly self-sufficient; and c) with the exception of a few depositions between now and trial, all discovery has concluded, and both parties have a pretty precise sense of the realm of available evidence, especially since so much of it draws from the original arbitration record.

Once the attorneys start focusing more on preparing directs, crosses, and the pretrial memo, things will get much more hairy.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:08 pm

cantwaitforuva wrote:
Wellsfargowagon wrote:
SgtBilko wrote:My old apartment was on the 22nd floor overlooking the Potomac. Best place to watch DC's summer thunderstorms ever.....


My current apartment is on the 5th floor overlooking the pool. Best place to watch VA's summer thongs ever...


People wear thongs at the pool? Do you live with Europeans?


Plenty of American girls wear flip-flops!

Nyuk nyuk... :lol:

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:09 pm

aguyingeorgia wrote:I'm afraid of the MAC


There is absolutely nothing to fear. I've owned Mac laptops since 2001 and, especially after watching my friends ship their Dells back for repairs a dozen times, have sworn by them ever since. Law school gives me a great excuse to replace this 4-year-old Powerbook with a shiny new Macbook Pro :)

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Da Stain » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:12 pm

Excellent use of a pun above!

Check out this sweet deal I have coming up: 2 week trial at ITC starting in a few weeks. My boss doesn't want to sit in court so I have to go. But there are 2 other paralegals who have worked the case so I'm just a third and basically a surrogate for my boss. I don't even have to come to the office, just show up to court, play on the iPhone, work a stopwatch, take a few notes and go home. Should be the easiest 50-60 hour weeks I've ever had and will have.

As to Mac, I'm also replacing a 4-year old PB! Replacing my computer is currently in the top-5 things I'm most excited about starting law school. Cuz I'm a dork like that....

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby cantwaitforuva » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:23 pm

I've never owned a Mac - for those of you who have them what do you like about them more than PCs?

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:25 pm

SgtBilko wrote:Check out this sweet deal I have coming up: 2 week trial at ITC starting in a few weeks. My boss doesn't want to sit in court so I have to go. But there are 2 other paralegals who have worked the case so I'm just a third and basically a surrogate for my boss. I don't even have to come to the office, just show up to court, play on the iPhone, work a stopwatch, take a few notes and go home. Should be the easiest 50-60 hour weeks I've ever had and will have.


That is a very sweet deal. It's probably worth mentioning that another reason things haven't gotten insane yet is because I supervise two other paralegals with whom I can divide duties. Having other people around to help out makes fire drills a lot less chaotic.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:28 pm

I am reading more UVA materials. SPEAK TO ME, oh mighty UVA materials.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:29 pm

cantwaitforuva wrote:I've never owned a Mac - for those of you who have them what do you like about them more than PCs?


1. Aesthetically, they look much cooler.

2. Their hardware seems higher in quality/build and thus more reliable i.e. fewer instances of "my hard drive went kaput!" or "my motherboard fried!"

3. Their operating system is more stable, meaning less risk of Word crashing and eating your outlines.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Da Stain » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:34 pm

4. Much more useful for managing media like photos and working with them, IMO.

5. Much more customizable in terms of dekstop, layout, etc. You can basically set it up however works best for you.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby cantwaitforuva » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:35 pm

A thought just came to me in regards to computers.

I have a friend at ugrad who has two computers (both laptops) - he keeps one at home and has a really small one that he takes to class to take notes.

Would it be crazy to buy a second computer this summer?

Pros:
1. Can use that $2500 in loans, so I won't be paying out of pocket.
2. Could get a smaller one to take to class - the one I have right now is a bitch to carry because of its dimensions
3. Would have two computers, so if one were to crash, I would be ok. (especially if it happened around finals time and I needed one right away)

Cons:
1. Not absolutely necessary

What do you guys thinks?

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:41 pm

I keep a PC desktop and a Mac laptop. The PC is going on five years old, and I use it for basic web surfing and TiVo (the media center capabilities mean it can record TV shows - quite cool). I bought it refurbished from HP a few years ago for like 500 bucks... definitely, definitely worth it. Beyond having the security of a second computer should the laptop crash or get stolen, I keep it hooked up to a large monitor, cable TV, and speakers so it functions as more of an entertainment system.

EDIT: Since desktop hard drives are much less prone to failure than laptop hard drives, I also use the PC for downloading large files.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby cantwaitforuva » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:01 pm

Hmm. I think I would end up buying another laptop, though, so that I would have something small to take to class. I'm just wondering if that would be silly.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:25 pm

Laptop conversations really make me go HMMMM.

I need a new laptop.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby tkm. » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

well that was a long drive

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:31 pm

:?:

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby cantwaitforuva » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:35 pm

tkm. wrote:well that was a long drive


did you like carriage hill?

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby tkm. » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:38 pm

we did! the Hamilton was a much better size for us

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:39 pm

MUST find large bedroom, with lots of closet space.

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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby tkm. » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:41 pm

well you won't find a closet larger than the one I saw today
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Re: UVA Class of 2011 Housing Thread

Postby bauerahl » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:42 pm

cantwaitforuva wrote:Hmm. I think I would end up buying another laptop, though, so that I would have something small to take to class. I'm just wondering if that would be silly.


It's not a bad idea at all. More people do it than you would think. That being said, is the added sense of security in having a backup and the increased ease of carrying around a lighter computer worth $2000? When you consider that you would use it over the three years of law school, it's not overly expensive at all (an extra month of rent per year essentially).

Actually, I say you get 2 extra computers rather than 1 extra. One for home; one to take to school; and one to give to me! :wink:




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