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Let's make a homework help thread!:

Thanks all. That should help me figure it all out.
 
 77 Fawriel, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 5:29:03 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
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Hey guys! I've gotta make a presentation for university about translating manga, with comics in general as an opener. I think (hope?) that I understand comics enough to be able to write sensibly about most of this stuff, but what I lack is sources to research the actual process of how these translations work. Like, who commissions it, how the comics cross the borders and stuff like that.

My partner is kinda panicking because he hasn't found anything in his research and actually wants to change the subject, so it would be great if any of you could direct me to some place where you'd find such information? ._.
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 78 blackcat, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 5:49:59 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
This [1]may give you a direction to go in. The works cited at the bottom mention two of Scott McCloud's books. Those might be helpful. I think he rocks.

Another option is this. I have not read the book but I glanced through the index and it may also have a bibliography that can point you to source materials.

Edit to correct formatting

Good Luck

edited 22nd Nov '09 5:51:50 AM by blackcat

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I do not want to write about Descartes. Suggestions to dull the pain?

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Can't visualise this one at all: 1) The four bases of a baseball diamond form a square 90 feet on a side. The shortstop, S, is in a position that is 50 feet from second base and forms a 15 degree angel with the base path between second and third base. Find the distance between the shortstop and first base.

Not at all sure how to do this one, which is really annoying because I know I used to be able to: 2) Two planes, one flying 300 mph and the other 450 mph, left an airport at teh same time. Three hours later they were 1200 miles apart. What was the measure of hte angle between their flight paths?
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Lucky Revenant: Figure out how far the two planes would be from the airport. Then use the Law of Cosines.
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 82 Tangent 128, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 6:40:50 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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3 hours times the airplane speed gives you its distance-from-airport.
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 83 Madrugada, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:10:00 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Can't visualise this one at all: 1) The four bases of a baseball diamond form a square 90 feet on a side. The shortstop, S, is in a position that is 50 feet from second base and forms a 15 degree angel with the base path between second and third base. Find the distance between the shortstop and first base.

Line 2-3 is 90 feet long. Line 2-S is fifty feet long. Angle 23S is 15 degrees. Angle Angle S21 is either 75 degrees or 105 degrees, depending on whether the shortstop has moved into the square formed by the basepaths or out of it.

Here's your diagram:

edited 30th Oct '10 11:06:28 AM by Madrugada

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just, y'know, whatever
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 85 blackcat, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:19:49 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
I want to be a 15 degree angel
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ALMSIVI
Thanks guys! This should be much easier now.

Yeah, one of my problems is that I didn't know if hte shortstop was in teh diamond or not. I'm not sure if that's actually important though, I guess.
 87 Tzetze, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:20:34 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
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The shortstop is outside the diamond, that's how baseball works. [-I think.-] Ignore me

edited 22nd Nov '09 8:21:16 PM by Tzetze

 88 blackcat, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:23:56 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Descartes is equal to Spinoza is equal to a cramp in my soul. Best wishes.
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ALMSIVI
Wait, so the shortstop should be in the baseball diamond?
 90 Blackmoon, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:59:17 PM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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I actually like Descartes.

Again, not contributing much to this.
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 91 Madrugada, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:59:26 PM Relationship Status: In season
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No, the shortstop can move into the diamond. He wouldn't usually, but there are circumstances where he might. Fielding a bunt or a pop-fly, for example.

The only problem is that the way the problem is stated, the fifteen degree angle could also be 23S as well — that is, at the third base end rather than the second base end.

Whether he's in the diamond or outside of it, and which base is the apex of the angle both matter — there's basically four points he could be at that would meet the two criteria "15 degrees off the second base-third-base line" and "50 feet from second base". Each one is going to place him a different distance from first base.

edited 22nd Nov '09 9:03:44 PM by Madrugada

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ALMSIVI
Okay, but is he default outside? Damn math word problems that require knowledge of a fucking sport.

Also, I thought about that too. I started thinking about the problem too much for me to be able to visualise it >_>

edited 22nd Nov '09 9:01:46 PM by Lucky Revenant

 93 blackcat, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 9:02:33 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Shortstops are positioned between 2nd and 3rd base but are not necessarily inside the diamond. [1]

edited 22nd Nov '09 9:02:51 PM by blackcat

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 94 Madrugada, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 9:05:54 PM Relationship Status: In season
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When the team first takes the field, and before they adjust their positions to suit the batter, the shortstop will be outside the basepath.
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 96 Madrugada, Sun, 22nd Nov '09 9:15:17 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Couldn't hurt to add a note on your work pointing out that there are three other positions and three other answers possible. Figuring them out might even net you extra credit points. (Or it may piss off the teacher that you caught another "not enough information" problem.)
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Anyone here good with philosophy/logic? I'm trying to figure out what to call it when Descartes claims in his wax argument that he knows a piece of wax doesn't change when he puts in front of a fire and constructs a decent argument from that premise, but fails to adhere to his own rule of doubting everything when he assumes that it's the same piece of wax to begin with. Foregone conclusion? Begging the question?

 98 Madrugada, Tue, 24th Nov '09 5:42:08 PM Relationship Status: In season
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I could go in a couple of directions with it.

  1. Petitio Principii. He knows that it's the same piece of wax because he watched it change. If he hadn't watched it, his senses would have mislead him into believing it was something else. Therefore, his senses cannot be trusted to identify the substance of a thing. But the only reason that he's sure it's still the same wax is that he trusts what his senses told him as he watched it melt.

  2. The other nice clean option I see (to me, a much more elegant one): stacked False Dichotomies + Perfect Solution. If the senses alone are insufficient to identify the substance of a thing and the imagination alone is insufficient to identify the substance of a thing, then neither of them is included in identifying the substance of a thing — it must be something else entirely.

The first False Dichotomy is "I perceive the substance of a thing entirely with my senses
Yes/No." The second is "I perceive the substance of a thing entirely with my imagination: Yes/No." The Perfect Solution is "If I perceive the substance of a thing neither purely with my senses, nor purely with my mind, I must therefore perceive it purely through some other means: Yes/No." The two False Dichotomies don't allow for the possibility that both senses and imagination are used to perceive the substance, but neither does the whole job. The Perfect Solution is "If neither senses nor imagination can do the whole job alone, I must find a third, other thing to do it alone."

edited 24th Nov '09 5:54:40 PM by Madrugada

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Thanks!

 100 Madrugada, Tue, 24th Nov '09 9:10:45 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Rev, did your geometry problem work out?
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