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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Wed May 28, 2008 4:23 pm

limegreen wrote:I plan on getting an external hard drive to use with time machine, and I can see how a flash drive would be useful, but what exactly are you guys using them for?


One is to back up music and photos. It's light so I take it with me when I travel to share music and photos
The second is to back up my laptop weekly. It's 320 GB or so.

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Re: School supplies

Postby Da Stain » Wed May 28, 2008 4:26 pm

You can't exactly forward other people your notes from cradlerobber@gmail.com

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 5:03 pm

limegreen wrote:I plan on getting an external hard drive to use with time machine, and I can see how a flash drive would be useful, but what exactly are you guys using them for?


I plan on doing the same thing with time machine. But I'm getting a flash drive because:

1) It's never a bad idea to have your notes backed up in more than one place

2) Then when I want to access my notes from some other computer, I don't have to always email myself an updated copy or worry that I forgot to email them to myself. It will all be there in my portable flash drive.

They aren't that expensive and I could see them being helpful when your on the go, unlike the external harddrive which is just at your house.

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Re: School supplies

Postby Eriro » Wed May 28, 2008 5:09 pm

what's time machine?

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 5:37 pm

It's a program on Leopard that allows you to go back in time to retrieve a document if you have saved it to an external harddrive.

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Re: School supplies

Postby Eriro » Wed May 28, 2008 6:03 pm

huh. as opposed to just plugging in to the hard drive?

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 6:33 pm

If I were to save a document on May 24th, then i made major changes to the same document and saved it on May 27th. But today I realize that when I completely changed everything yesterday, that I messed up and what I did on May 24th was perfect.

With time machine, I can go back and retrieve the May 24th document, even tho I had saved over it yesterday. Also it automatically updates and saves normal activities like address book, so in case you accidentally delete your address book you can go back with out having to manually save everything to the external hard drive

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Re: School supplies

Postby bonesinger » Wed May 28, 2008 6:44 pm

http://getdropbox.com/

not out yet, but hopefully it will be ready by school start for some of you

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Re: School supplies

Postby mes789 » Wed May 28, 2008 7:08 pm

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 7:11 pm

Time machine is a program within the computer. I haven't used it yet, because you need an external har drive to set it up so I have no idea how good it actually is.

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Re: School supplies

Postby mes789 » Wed May 28, 2008 7:14 pm

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 7:23 pm

Here is the link for info on time machine:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/timemachine.html

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Re: School supplies

Postby limegreen » Wed May 28, 2008 7:26 pm

mes789 wrote:
lishi wrote:Time machine is a program within the computer. I haven't used it yet, because you need an external har drive to set it up so I have no idea how good it actually is.


OK makes sense, I think I was thinking of this: http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/

Looks like it is a wireless external HD that backups automatically, and I think people were giving that mixed reviews. I assume with time machine you can use any external HD, not just the timecapsule.


Yea, time machine and time capsule are two separate things, but they can be used together. I want a time capsule because it's really cool looking, sleek, and wireless, but it seems really expensive for what it is. I looked at it at the Apple store the other day and I feel like I can get something similar (minus wirless) for about half the price. I don't know if wireless backup is that important to me, I think I can get into the habit of plugging a HD in everyday pretty easily.

I haven't used time machine yet but plan too once school starts. I don't have an external HD yet because I was trying to decide which one to get. I was thinking a mybook or whatever those are called.

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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Wed May 28, 2008 10:28 pm

lishi wrote:Time machine is a program within the computer. I haven't used it yet, because you need an external har drive to set it up so I have no idea how good it actually is.


What kind of need power supply do I need for the flux capacitor?

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Re: School supplies

Postby julie2001 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:36 am

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Re: School supplies

Postby 06072010 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:31 am

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Re: School supplies

Postby RTR10 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:40 am

Interesting...

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Re: School supplies

Postby edgarderby » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:54 am

julie2001 wrote:I think it was a wonderful topic. It is useful for law students. It is very nice. ..........

I think it is meant for corporations who have group projects going on and the members are in different locations/countries. You can post messages and rough draft of assignments in the program and other members have access to it............

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Re: School supplies

Postby valrp » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:52 pm

Okay sorry to get back on topic but:

Laser printer or inkjet? Is it really worth it to spend the extra money (Dell has a color inkjet for $199 right now for students) to get faster printing, or will an inkjet do just fine? And, is having a color printer worth it? I was going to get color mostly due to aljr's pics of notes in her blog.

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Re: School supplies

Postby underdawg » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:14 am

Well schools have computer labs, right? I was planning to just get the cheapest printer possible and figure that I will try to print at the computer lab as much as possible, and just use my own personal printer when I really need something fast. We're going to be spending lots of time in the library anyway (my school's computer lab is inside the library) and assuming printing is free (up to a certain page limit, I'm sure), why waste your own ink?

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Re: School supplies

Postby Da Stain » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:28 pm

Not being able to print on my own is infuriating.

So to answer M2's original questions, for me I'd say 2-3 boxes should be good for the semester depending on how many reams are in each box.

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Re: School supplies

Postby JOE! » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:09 pm

OfficeMax has a promotion where you get a big brown paper shopping bag, and you get 15% off of everything you can fit in it (I think it excludes things like printers / computers). My firm handed out some of these bags - I don't know if it's just a corporate promotion or what.

I am excited. I love office supplies.

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Re: School supplies

Postby EmmyD » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:18 pm

Someone here mentioned getdropbox.com

I have 10 invites if anyone's interested. It will cost money once it's final, but beta testers get a free gig even after that.

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Re: School supplies

Postby carpet » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:17 pm

I was thinking about getting notebooks. I know note taking will take place on a laptop but were notebooks useful for anyone?

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Re: School supplies

Postby Greevy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:40 pm

dat_raw_n_tellect wrote:Another free tidbit:

I also used Microsoft Groove for my Con Law study group this past semester...it is the most awesomest thingy I ever did see! I plan on setting up a different Groove workspace for each of my study groups in the fall.


I have always just used Google Docs for that. You can sign in with your regular google id and everyone can be updating the document at the same time. It's AMAZING. Plus, then it's stored online and therefore always accessible.




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