Texas 2013

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1000bmr
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby 1000bmr » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:24 pm

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Estrellas wrote:Do any of you know of any decent furnished apartments close to campus? I won't be able to make it to Austin before school begins, and I won't have a car to haul around a bunch of furniture. Damn you, Pittsburgh. Why do you have to be so far from Austin?
Salvation Army ftw? That's my plan, with creatively stacked cardboard boxes as a fallback.


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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:36 pm

1000bmr wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Do any of you know of any decent furnished apartments close to campus? I won't be able to make it to Austin before school begins, and I won't have a car to haul around a bunch of furniture. Damn you, Pittsburgh. Why do you have to be so far from Austin?
Salvation Army ftw? That's my plan, with creatively stacked cardboard boxes as a fallback.


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Re: Texas 2013

Postby van » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:55 pm

I paid for the summer parking pass at San Jacinto lot ($131) so I'll renew it and definitely get a spot in August.
It may not have been necessary, but I was afraid it may be full on 8/10, the first day we could apply for fall/spring pass.
Thanks for the suggestion mcflooter and others.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:17 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
1000bmr wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Do any of you know of any decent furnished apartments close to campus? I won't be able to make it to Austin before school begins, and I won't have a car to haul around a bunch of furniture. Damn you, Pittsburgh. Why do you have to be so far from Austin?
Salvation Army ftw? That's my plan, with creatively stacked cardboard boxes as a fallback.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hvC8Ocgz0o
That's the best use of GradPlus that I can think of.


LOL.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:18 pm

van wrote:I paid for the summer parking pass at San Jacinto lot ($131) so I'll renew it and definitely get a spot in August.
It may not have been necessary, but I was afraid it may be full on 8/10, the first day we could apply for fall/spring pass.
Thanks for the suggestion mcflooter and others.


im still torn on this but as of now i think im going to chance it.. $131 could be a ton of extra cardboard or cans for philosoraptor.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:06 am

catharsis wrote:
van wrote:I paid for the summer parking pass at San Jacinto lot ($131) so I'll renew it and definitely get a spot in August.
It may not have been necessary, but I was afraid it may be full on 8/10, the first day we could apply for fall/spring pass.
Thanks for the suggestion mcflooter and others.


im still torn on this but as of now i think im going to chance it.. $131 could be a ton of extra cardboard or cans for philosoraptor.


+1

It sounded like the parking guy said that renewals for for fall/spring and annual students only, not summer (though it may very well be), and I would rather not spend $131. The $600 is already ridiculous enough. Whaaaatever.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby van » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:17 am

SJG is $705 for the fall and spring. I called twice on different days and was told by both contacts that with a summer pass I'd automatically get to renew before the registration date available to others. In my case I didn't want to risk the garage being full in August (which I've heard happens) and put on a wait list. Sure there are other further away garages, but thinking about the the heat in Texas and rainy days made it worth it to me to pay the $131. Individual choice / gamble.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:52 am

van wrote:SJG is $705 for the fall and spring. I called twice on different days and was told by both contacts that with a summer pass I'd automatically get to renew before the registration date available to others. In my case I didn't want to risk the garage being full in August (which I've heard happens) and put on a wait list. Sure there are other further away garages, but thinking about the the heat in Texas and rainy days made it worth it to me to pay the $131. Individual choice / gamble.



Its $705 for University Residence Hall Students, and $602 for commuters. So unless you're living on campus, you're paying the $602.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby van » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:55 pm

Thanks for that ifno - $602 is much better.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:59 pm

van wrote:Thanks for that ifno - $602 is much better.



Welcome. :)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:40 pm

My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:11 pm

catharsis wrote:My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..


EVERYTHING about Austin is making my head spin right now! So stinking expensive!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:42 pm

soonergirl wrote:
catharsis wrote:My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..


EVERYTHING about Austin is making my head spin right now! So stinking expensive!

soonergirl! i haven't seen you in ages!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby M_F_F_L » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:48 am

At the risk of sounding like a TLS broken record, I need two pieces of advice. The reason I am asking on this thread specifically is because I need an Austin/UT perspective.

1) I'm in the market for a new computer. I want to get a MacBook Pro, but I was wondering if the operating system/lack of Windows will be a problem at UT. (i.e. Is there any software we need that can only be run on Windows)

2) I am also in the market for a new bicycle, by which I will commute to campus every day. Should I invest in a mountain bike or road bike? Again, think about Austin. I'll be traveling approx 2 miles.

Thanks in advance for all the help!!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby youpiiz » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:06 am

catharsis wrote:My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..


god. love that tar.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:27 am

youpiiz wrote:
catharsis wrote:My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..


god. love that tar.


lol yours is pretty solid also.. there's just nothing better in life than moving cat tars :lol:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:36 am

M_F_F_L wrote:At the risk of sounding like a TLS broken record, I need two pieces of advice. The reason I am asking on this thread specifically is because I need an Austin/UT perspective.

1) I'm in the market for a new computer. I want to get a MacBook Pro, but I was wondering if the operating system/lack of Windows will be a problem at UT. (i.e. Is there any software we need that can only be run on Windows)

2) I am also in the market for a new bicycle, by which I will commute to campus every day. Should I invest in a mountain bike or road bike? Again, think about Austin. I'll be traveling approx 2 miles.

Thanks in advance for all the help!!!


1) 50+% of my class uses Macs, including for exams, so you'll be fine.

2) Most people ride hybrids, road bikes, or fixie road bikes. I'd go with a road bike or a good hybrid, something with 700 wheels and not 26s - something that can move fast is best, and since you don't have to worry about snow here, there isn't much of a reason to get a mountain bike for everyday riding. It is preferable to go with a hybrid or road bike and carry plenty of spare tires to deal with the inevitable flats.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:48 am

Esc wrote:1) 50+% of my class uses Macs, including for exams, so you'll be fine.

2) Most people ride hybrids, road bikes, or fixie road bikes. I'd go with a road bike or a good hybrid, something with 700 wheels and not 26s - something that can move fast is best, and since you don't have to worry about snow here, there isn't much of a reason to get a mountain bike for everyday riding. It is preferable to go with a hybrid or road bike and carry plenty of spare tires to deal with the inevitable flats.


1) Can't speak to the law school but the UT campus and Tech support is Mac friendly. The campus computer store is very pro-Mac as well.

2) I would get a pseudo-mountain bike or hybrid. Honestly a $100 bike from a discount store like Target or Wal-mart will serve you fine. I would avoid a road bike or even a fixie road bike because they don't normally have shocks.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:31 pm

adrib wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
catharsis wrote:My undergrad was around $200 or so for a full year. $602 is making my head spin right now lol..


EVERYTHING about Austin is making my head spin right now! So stinking expensive!

soonergirl! i haven't seen you in ages!


heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:24 pm

soonergirl wrote:heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.


I say another TLS meeting is in order. Orientation is the 23rd? Lets do it about a week beforehand.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:30 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
soonergirl wrote:heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.


I say another TLS meeting is in order. Orientation is the 23rd? Lets do it about a week beforehand.


I'm definitely on board for that. I for one will finally be permanently moved into Austin by that time. You can help us decide where we should go, resident Austin expert. :)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:23 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
soonergirl wrote:heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.


I say another TLS meeting is in order. Orientation is the 23rd? Lets do it about a week beforehand.


I'm definitely on board for that. I for one will finally be permanently moved into Austin by that time. You can help us decide where we should go, resident Austin expert. :)
Planning on moving about a week before the 23rd. Hopefully I'll be in town.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:29 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
soonergirl wrote:heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.


I say another TLS meeting is in order. Orientation is the 23rd? Lets do it about a week beforehand.


+1 would be great! plan it out man you know all the good spots! :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:25 pm

i'm down for a meetup!! i missed the one during asd because i was visiting friends :(

anyway, this may be obvious, but in case anyone was wondering you get one of those 4 am confirmation emails when they receive your letter of intent thing. so make sure you get one lol.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby bigred82 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:56 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
soonergirl wrote:heh. hey there! Yeah, pretty hectic here trying to get packed up and moved down to Austin.


I say another TLS meeting is in order. Orientation is the 23rd? Lets do it about a week beforehand.


I'm definitely on board for that. I for one will finally be permanently moved into Austin by that time. You can help us decide where we should go, resident Austin expert. :)
Planning on moving about a week before the 23rd. Hopefully I'll be in town.


I'll be down there by the weekend of the 14th-15th, so count me in. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. We definitely need to have some fun before things crank up on the 23rd.




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