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Old 2010-06-06, 22:40   Link #3821
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So I can say that L.A. is diverse, lots of fanbase for entertainment (like movies, comics) and a large Asian visibility (is there a difference in L.A. and the others)?
If you want to dress to impress, you can throw in that Los Angeles is the hub of California's entertainment industry, one of the state's many large and lucrative properties.

If by "the others," you mean other major American cities, then yes, we have very many more an Asian than other parts of the country. This is largely thanks to California being closest to Asia, with an ocean and a few sprinklings of island between us. The only Californian city I can think of that rivals us in Asian population is San Fran.
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Old 2010-06-06, 23:11   Link #3822
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Are there plenty of celebrations in LA? (responding to Vexx's about "extra awareness of things Asian"

@Komari: Is L.A. also known as a gateway (many flights go to California) for Asians?
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Old 2010-06-07, 00:24   Link #3823
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Are there plenty of celebrations in LA? (responding to Vexx's about "extra awareness of things Asian"

@Komari: Is L.A. also known as a gateway (many flights go to California) for Asians?
We have some pretty elaborate Chinese New Year's celebrations, most famously lavish parades that Angelenos of all races attend. There's also Asian Pacific Appreciation Month. I'm not sure about California being a popular tourist spot for Asians, unless they're visiting family or just because it's the second closest American state, second to Hawaii.
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Old 2010-06-07, 12:24   Link #3824
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Ok. new silly question:
If female to male population rate of the world is 2 to 1. Does it mean harem would be promoted worldwide then ?

Same but 'safer' question:
Is there any other reasons for a family to have one wife and one husband, other than because of the ratio of gender in child at birth is currently quite even?
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Old 2010-06-07, 12:57   Link #3825
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Ok. new silly question:
If female to male population rate of the world is 2 to 1. Does it mean harem would be promoted worldwide then ?

Same but 'safer' question:
Is there any other reason for a family to have one wife and one husband, other than because of the ratio of gender in child at birth is currently quite even?
By 2050, it is projected that the statistic will go up to 3:1 (F:M). However, 70% of the world live in poverty.

Supposedly there is an equal distribution, according to the 3:1 proportion, it doesn't put down the fact that there is a 50% chance you, as a guy, might meet a spoiled princess. This reduces the ratio to 1.5:1.

Then mathematically and logically speaking, you round the 1.5 down, therefore it becomes 1:1 again.
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Old 2010-06-07, 13:03   Link #3826
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By 2050, it is projected that the statistic will go up to 3:1 (F:M). However, 70% of the world live in poverty.

Supposedly there is an equal distribution, according to the 3:1 proportion, it doesn't put down the fact that there is a 50% chance you, as a guy, might meet a spoiled princess. This reduces the ratio to 1.5:1.

Then mathematically and logically speaking, you round the 1.5 down, therefore it becomes 1:1 again.
How about marrying the spoiled princess and her private young personal maid then.... It gonna be steamy and hot...

Ok that's a wishful thinking... But where is that 3:1 ratio comes from btw? (Is men all fought and died over resources?). And seriously, get back to my silly question =D
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Old 2010-06-07, 13:09   Link #3827
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How about marrying the spoiled princess and her private young personal maid then.... It gonna be steamy and hot...

Ok that's a wishful thinking... But where is that 3:1 ratio comes from btw? (Is men all fought and died over resources?). And seriously, get back to my silly question =D
It was in one of the UN reports on world statistics. Can't remember what year, but I do remember such a report is done every 4 years.
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Old 2010-06-07, 17:32   Link #3828
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Silly question time:

In the USA, businesses often advertise their phone numbers with both letters and numbers: e.g. 1-800-555-LULZ. My question is, how do you call that number with a traditional phone? What about with a modern phone with a fully-functioning keyboard?
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Old 2010-06-07, 18:58   Link #3829
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Silly question time:

In the USA, businesses often advertise their phone numbers with both letters and numbers: e.g. 1-800-555-LULZ. My question is, how do you call that number with a traditional phone? What about with a modern phone with a fully-functioning keyboard?
Those letters represent numbers. So for example, LULZ = 5859. So what you would actually dial is 1-800-555-5859.
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Old 2010-06-07, 19:30   Link #3830
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Silly question time:

In the USA, businesses often advertise their phone numbers with both letters and numbers: e.g. 1-800-555-LULZ begin_of_the_skype_highlighting1-800-555-LULZend_of_the_skype_highlighting. My question is, how do you call that number with a traditional phone? What about with a modern phone with a fully-functioning keyboard?
Alphanumerics. Remember the SMS? That is how you correlate the letters and the numbers.
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Old 2010-06-07, 20:24   Link #3831
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Alphanumerics. Remember the SMS? That is how you correlate the letters and the numbers.
So thats suppose to be the letters on mobile phones? What if you want to call from a traditional phone?
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Old 2010-06-07, 20:30   Link #3832
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So thats suppose to be the letters on mobile phones? What if you want to call from a traditional phone?
All modern American phones have letters on the keypad, except for on the number 1. The few exceptions are some touchscreen phones and phones with full QWERTY keyboards.

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Silly question time:

In the USA, businesses often advertise their phone numbers with both letters and numbers: e.g. 1-800-555-LULZ. My question is, how do you call that number with a traditional phone? What about with a modern phone with a fully-functioning keyboard?
For a phone with a keyboard, you'd just have to know the phone number in numbers. On the radio, they usually announce what the phone number is in all numbers and with their little cute letters.
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Old 2010-06-07, 20:39   Link #3833
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So thats suppose to be the letters on mobile phones? What if you want to call from a traditional phone?
The letters themselves don't really mean anything, other than for branding. As long as you know the numbers those letters represent, you should be able to make a call from any phone by just dialing the numbers.
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Old 2010-06-07, 20:43   Link #3834
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The letters themselves don't really mean anything, other than for branding. As long as you know the numbers those letters represent, you can make a call from any phone by just dialing the numbers.
I think it's more from memory purposes than branding, or anything else, I mean it's much easier to remember 1-800-555-WORD then 1-800-555-9673 isn't it?
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Old 2010-06-07, 20:46   Link #3835
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I think it's more from memory purposes than branding, or anything else, I mean it's much easier to remember 1-800-555-WORD then 1-800-555-9673 isn't it?
Well yeah, but that's also one purpose of branding.
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Old 2010-06-07, 23:29   Link #3836
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Thanks guys. I figured I missed something somewhere but now it makes sense.

Just one of those "culture shocks" you still get years after first living in a country I guess.

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For a phone with a keyboard, you'd just have to know the phone number in numbers. On the radio, they usually announce what the phone number is in all numbers and with their little cute letters.
So, if I get this right -- even if you have a full QWERTY keyboard on your phone, punching in the actual letters (e.g. L-U-L-Z rather than 5-8-5-9) would be wrong and wouldn't get me the right call, right?
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Old 2010-06-07, 23:42   Link #3837
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Thanks guys. I figured I missed something somewhere but now it makes sense.

Just one of those "culture shocks" you still get years after first living in a country I guess.


So, if I get this right -- even if you have a full QWERTY keyboard on your phone, punching in the actual letters (e.g. L-U-L-Z rather than 5-8-5-9) would be wrong and wouldn't get me the right call, right?
I'm pretty sure, lemme check my friend's Blackberry. [/seriously, I'm checking]
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Old 2010-06-08, 06:04   Link #3838
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So thats suppose to be the letters on mobile phones? What if you want to call from a traditional phone?
Most modern phones have that. If you are using an old turning dialphone, you are screwed (pun unintended).
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Old 2010-06-08, 06:26   Link #3839
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I used to have a Blackberry and honestly after years of using alphaneumerics, qwerty pads are still hard for me.
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Old 2010-06-08, 22:34   Link #3840
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How are artists for light novels chosen? I used to think that the writer would choose a good friend of theirs to do the artwork for them, but I recently heard that Itou Noizi wasn't friends with Tanigawa at all before starting Haruhi; apparently The Sneaker thought his story was great, and then bestowed Noizi unto him to do his story's art.

So, how are artists truly chosen? Are they ranked by skill level, and the best artists are given away to the best writers? Do writers choose who they want to draw for them? Heck, do the artists choose who they want to work for? Is it just some big cattle trading business that the big magazines oversee?
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