UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Paratiel » Tue May 25, 2010 2:28 pm

And Internet, if you want Internet.[/quote]

Yes, we have to pay for that too. Thanks, YC.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Doritos » Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 pm

Late Update: Expected disbursement date for loans is 8/16 confirmed with financial aid office. That is for all law students

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Wed May 26, 2010 11:42 pm

Doritos wrote:Late Update: Expected disbursement date for loans is 8/16 confirmed with financial aid office. That is for all law students

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Hope you've got some money saved!

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby D Brooks » Thu May 27, 2010 2:17 am

Doritos wrote:Late Update: Expected disbursement date for loans is 8/16 confirmed with financial aid office. That is for all law students


From the email exchange I posted earlier, I think it's that the FinAid Office will get the money from the govt on August 16 and then after that they'll begin distributing it to the students. I'd figure 1week+ on the turnaround time for that, so maybe the 2nd week of classes we'll get some our $$$.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Paratiel » Thu May 27, 2010 3:36 am

Since we are on the topic of money, has anyone received the e-mail from the FinAid office with instructions for accepting and finalizing the federal loans?

EDIT: I called the office; the director plans on sending out the info within the next couple weeks.
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby whattodo2008 » Thu May 27, 2010 8:04 pm

laptop talk : ended up going with the 14 inch Lenovo T410 w/4 gig rams, free battery upgrade to 9-cell-ion, upgrade to high def screen.

Relative had company promo. After tax -- $950.

I'm happy

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu May 27, 2010 10:29 pm

On the subject of laptops, I'm looking at the Sony Vaio Z series. The newest models can get pretty pricey, but the specs + size are hard to beat. Any of the UVA tech-perts have an opinion? Is it way more than I need? How about the CW or E series? They're a little less portable though, which can be a literal pain when riding a bike. :?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby berkeleykel06 » Fri May 28, 2010 9:15 am

Everyone heard about this? Virginia Law grad arrested for threatening to kill President Obama...
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby lilspainishflea » Fri May 28, 2010 11:02 am

badwithpseudonyms wrote:On the subject of laptops, I'm looking at the Sony Vaio Z series. The newest models can get pretty pricey, but the specs + size are hard to beat. Any of the UVA tech-perts have an opinion? Is it way more than I need? How about the CW or E series? They're a little less portable though, which can be a literal pain when riding a bike. :?


I got the E series for just under $1,000. Pretty much went max specs on everything. The battery life is advertised as 3.5hrs and my experience has been about that. The guy is portable enough, very powerful, and the battery life is ok, if not great. I'm very happy with it after owning it for about two months.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Philo38 » Fri May 28, 2010 1:24 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Everyone heard about this? Virginia Law grad arrested for threatening to kill President Obama...
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:shock:

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jdavid901 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:12 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Everyone heard about this? Virginia Law grad arrested for threatening to kill President Obama...
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Crazy. Makes me wonder about my future classmates, especially the TLSers. I've got my eye on you all! (O.o)

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dailygrind » Fri May 28, 2010 2:43 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Everyone heard about this? Virginia Law grad arrested for threatening to kill President Obama...
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For a threat that was not a joke, it sure looked like one. I'm sure PETA will be happy to know he thought of his dog.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Fri May 28, 2010 3:18 pm

lilspainishflea wrote:
badwithpseudonyms wrote:On the subject of laptops, I'm looking at the Sony Vaio Z series. The newest models can get pretty pricey, but the specs + size are hard to beat. Any of the UVA tech-perts have an opinion? Is it way more than I need? How about the CW or E series? They're a little less portable though, which can be a literal pain when riding a bike. :?


I got the E series for just under $1,000. Pretty much went max specs on everything. The battery life is advertised as 3.5hrs and my experience has been about that. The guy is portable enough, very powerful, and the battery life is ok, if not great. I'm very happy with it after owning it for about two months.

Thanks. I built an E series on Sony's website - pretty much maxed out the specs and right now they've got a deal where they'll throw in a blu-ray drive for free - for just under $1,000. But I read one review that clocked the battery life at a dismal 1.5 hrs! I might end up going with the spec'ed out E series and live with the extra few lbs.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Fri May 28, 2010 3:25 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
sccjnthn wrote:How difficult is it to find parking near the law school?
I noticed quite a few complexes listed a 10 minute drive but 40 minutes if you had to take public transportation.

You should be able to park in the Blue Lot or not get a parking pass and do the Arlington/Harris Teeter lot GAMBLE.


Do you mean it's a gamble as in "you might not find a spot" or as in "you might get towed"? I'm just far enough from campus that I'll need to drive once in awhile (heavy rain, snow, running late, etc.) but I plan to ride my bike most of the time and drive when I have to do so. I don't know if it's worth buying a parking pass for the entire year...

On a related note, about when does the weather get bad in Charlottesville? Think I can make it most of the first semester on my bike?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby HJO » Fri May 28, 2010 4:12 pm

Nice of that guy to let secret service know what he was doing. We need more people like him to blow the whistle on themselves before they actually commit crimes.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby lilspainishflea » Fri May 28, 2010 4:50 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
lilspainishflea wrote:
badwithpseudonyms wrote:On the subject of laptops, I'm looking at the Sony Vaio Z series. The newest models can get pretty pricey, but the specs + size are hard to beat. Any of the UVA tech-perts have an opinion? Is it way more than I need? How about the CW or E series? They're a little less portable though, which can be a literal pain when riding a bike. :?


I got the E series for just under $1,000. Pretty much went max specs on everything. The battery life is advertised as 3.5hrs and my experience has been about that. The guy is portable enough, very powerful, and the battery life is ok, if not great. I'm very happy with it after owning it for about two months.

Thanks. I built an E series on Sony's website - pretty much maxed out the specs and right now they've got a deal where they'll throw in a blu-ray drive for free - for just under $1,000. But I read one review that clocked the battery life at a dismal 1.5 hrs! I might end up going with the spec'ed out E series and live with the extra few lbs.


Yep. The battery performance is my only complaint about it but I can get by just fine for a few hours and find a plug if necessary. I'm not really the type to take my laptop to the park and attempt to do work.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Fri May 28, 2010 4:56 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
sccjnthn wrote:How difficult is it to find parking near the law school?
I noticed quite a few complexes listed a 10 minute drive but 40 minutes if you had to take public transportation.

You should be able to park in the Blue Lot or not get a parking pass and do the Arlington/Harris Teeter lot GAMBLE.


Do you mean it's a gamble as in "you might not find a spot" or as in "you might get towed"? I'm just far enough from campus that I'll need to drive once in awhile (heavy rain, snow, running late, etc.) but I plan to ride my bike most of the time and drive when I have to do so. I don't know if it's worth buying a parking pass for the entire year...

On a related note, about when does the weather get bad in Charlottesville? Think I can make it most of the first semester on my bike?

Arlington parking is so highly coveted that sometimes you don't have time to make the adjustments typical of more casual arrangements. When you see a spot, you take it and run to class before you're marked absent.

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I've not experienced a normal Charlottesville fall/winter.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dgouzoul » Fri May 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Philo38 wrote:It is finally mid May!

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop_law.asp


hmmm shit. is the MBP bundle worth it? or should i get a MBP 13" myself? or just a regular macbook? This would just be for notes/internet/occasional movies and whatnot...

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby whattodo2008 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:52 pm

dgouzoul wrote:
Philo38 wrote:It is finally mid May!

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop_law.asp


hmmm shit. is the MBP bundle worth it? or should i get a MBP 13" myself? or just a regular macbook? This would just be for notes/internet/occasional movies and whatnot...


If you want the Macbook Pro, I'd go for whichever version you want with the $100 student discount, and also get the Ipod Touch they give you for free (whether it's w/rebate or not, I'm not sure).

I currently have a 3-year old Macbook, which works just fine and was really tempted to get the Pro but then went against it and got a Lenovo.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Fri May 28, 2010 9:14 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Everyone heard about this? Virginia Law grad arrested for threatening to kill President Obama...
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WHAT THE HELL???

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 5ky » Fri May 28, 2010 11:40 pm

dgouzoul wrote:
Philo38 wrote:It is finally mid May!

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop_law.asp


hmmm shit. is the MBP bundle worth it? or should i get a MBP 13" myself? or just a regular macbook? This would just be for notes/internet/occasional movies and whatnot...


If you don't want to get AppleCare, then it seems like you should buy it on your own. I would like to have AppleCare, so I am just going to buy the bundle.

It's: $1282.00 with the student discount on Apple's website for the computer + 3 year AppleCare + 200 rebate for iTouch.

It's: $1349.00 on UVA's website, but that includes the MBP, 3 year AppleCare, MS Office 08 (which doesn't come with in on Apple's website), the UVA software and such loaded onto it (which I guess you have to do when you get there?), as well as the 200 dollar rebate if you buy an iTouch. So it basically looks like about 68 more dollars on the UVA website, but that includes MS Office 08, UVA configured, and the ability to get a loaner laptop if something goes wrong. That seems more than worth it to me.

Again, though, you can get it for 1099 with the student discount on Apple's website if you don't buy AppleCare.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Doritos » Sat May 29, 2010 8:41 am

I think I am going with the bundle. The price is right and the whole loaner thing is really pushing me over the top.




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