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Old 2012-11-06, 08:26   Link #6441
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I'd advise doing a course, or reading about, Statistical Analysis and Numerical Methods, aimed at scientists/engineers. If you can handle those, the business stuff is super easy. In my (admittedly limited) experience, a lot of mathematics in business draws extensively from engineering.
Question is, from which kind of school?

Mathematics taught locally is a brain-dead course - don't bother understanding the formula, just apply to score As. I took the liberty of going off schoolwork to discover the beauty of calculus and infinitesimal numbers back when doing my 'A's and causing it to flunk badly.

Normal statistics is no problem for me, just that I am a little rusty. What I am trying to understand is how to "reason with numbers"; i.e discovering the reason behind all those formulas used.
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Old 2012-11-06, 18:16   Link #6442
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Question is, from which kind of school?

Mathematics taught locally is a brain-dead course - don't bother understanding the formula, just apply to score As. I took the liberty of going off schoolwork to discover the beauty of calculus and infinitesimal numbers back when doing my 'A's and causing it to flunk badly.

Normal statistics is no problem for me, just that I am a little rusty. What I am trying to understand is how to "reason with numbers"; i.e discovering the reason behind all those formulas used.
In my experience, so long as it's an engineering or science course, and it's reputable, you're probably in good shape. I took it in College of course, and that may not be an option for you. Something like this may be good for you. In terms of local "in person" courses, I'd just make sure they require you to use a computer, and not rely overly on exams (doesn't work well for a course like Numerical Methods, unless somehow the exam is computerized). Beyond that, you need to look at the curriculum. At a minimum I'd look for Interpolation, Approximation, Spline Curves, Iterative methods(can't remember all the names, it's been a while)...

I'd look at your local technical universities, go in and ask if you can enroll in a single class, or "audit" one (whereby you sit the class, but don't have to hand in anything, or receive any credit for it). Before making your choice, see if you can sit on a class or two to get an impression of what it's like.

In a nutshell, you need a course that will teach you a variety of ways to derive trend lines and equations from data points, that is Numerical Methods, this is your "reasoning with numbers", or at least a big part of it. It's probably one of the hardest courses I ever took though, so it's not for the faint of heart. You really need to know Advanced Calculus and Matrix Algebra to get anywhere, and basic programming.

If you can handle Engineering and Science Numerical courses, you should be able to breeze through any business stuff. Also, my guess is that there's probably less "soft" courses if you look within Science and Engineering. Engineers have to be taught to stricter standards(I presume it's the same in Singapore as elsewhere). The downside is that you may be taught things you don't need to know.

Plenty of Business courses are very good, but are usually not so heavy on the mathematics, MBAs aren't as known for the mathematics ability as Engineers :P . If you want the math, look at Science/Engineering.

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Old 2012-11-07, 05:46   Link #6443
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Why hello animesuki its been a LONG while.

anyhoo, I've just recently moved to a new apartment, where I use my landlords wifi. He kept randomly unplugging the router, and when I finally asked him why, he said that by leaving it on consumes data even if no one is using the internet ( we have a limited amount of data usage), like it leaks if just left on. That sounded pretty stupid, so I tried searching for something about it, and couldn't find anything, so I thought I'd ask the good folk of Asuki to give me their 10 cents.
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Old 2012-11-07, 08:13   Link #6444
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Why hello animesuki its been a LONG while.

anyhoo, I've just recently moved to a new apartment, where I use my landlords wifi. He kept randomly unplugging the router, and when I finally asked him why, he said that by leaving it on consumes data even if no one is using the internet ( we have a limited amount of data usage), like it leaks if just left on. That sounded pretty stupid, so I tried searching for something about it, and couldn't find anything, so I thought I'd ask the good folk of Asuki to give me their 10 cents.
If it happens, it's in the kilobytes, and most plans are in the gigabytes. Sounds like nonsense to me. He's likely thinking of how transformers left plugged in "leech" power.
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Old 2012-11-07, 09:28   Link #6445
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Does anyone notice that the music of Stardust Melodia is quite similar to Honoo no Tobira? I don't mean the lyrics but the music.
You are not the only one...it's been quite a shitstorm on 2ch...
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Old 2012-11-07, 23:01   Link #6446
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You are not the only one...it's been quite a shitstorm on 2ch...
Stardust Melodia from Ceui??
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Old 2012-11-08, 08:51   Link #6447
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Stardust Melodia from Ceui??
That's right. Doesn't make any difference to me though since I'm a fan of both Fiction Junction and Ceui
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Old 2012-11-08, 11:54   Link #6448
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IMO, they have some similarities at the start, but still are 2 different songs for me
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Old 2012-11-09, 10:21   Link #6449
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How do you use IRC ?
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Old 2012-11-09, 12:44   Link #6450
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How do you use IRC ?
Here you go: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/47221

It's very straight forward to get started. In general terms, just think of it like downloading a "chat client" (mIRC) and then "picking the server, and then specific chat channel" .. after that, explore all the nuances and functionality that exists! I did log onto the #animesuki channel a while back but didn't see much activity there so haven't been there since..

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Old 2012-11-09, 13:00   Link #6451
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If you're not used to command line syntax, it can be a bit daunting, but the modern IRC clients have gotten fairly "buttonized" (though I usually have to go in and tweak the arcane options so that AVI/MKV/etc files are approved for XDCC transfers).

Oh, and learn to totally ignore most of the conversations in various channels -- they're full of scum, villainy, and require brain bleach.
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Old 2012-11-11, 04:57   Link #6452
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Let's say that a voice actor/actress cannot perform his/her job for a long period of time but not so long that a permanent replacement is needed. Assuming that the company cannot delay production anymore, do they get a temporary replacement and have a part where the voice is different before changing back to the usual one or do they have other methods?
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Old 2012-11-11, 15:06   Link #6453
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Let's say that a voice actor/actress cannot perform his/her job for a long period of time but not so long that a permanent replacement is needed. Assuming that the company cannot delay production anymore, do they get a temporary replacement and have a part where the voice is different before changing back to the usual one or do they have other methods?
My guess is that they'd find someone who can mimic the voice. If you're in Voice acting you're usually skilled at manipulating your voice, and they should be able to find someone who can do it reasonably.
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Old 2012-11-12, 05:25   Link #6454
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Ok then, what do they do to ensure that they can find a replacement on time? They'll have to do a lot of testing to make sure it matches adequately, right?
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Old 2012-11-12, 07:45   Link #6455
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Recently Google changed the way they do things with YouTube and what not.. basically forcing Google+ on everyone I think... TBH I'm really not sure...

I found this out tonight when I posted on a reply to a video on YouTube and it went and used my real name and not the display name I've been using for the last.. um.. 13 years? Not happy was I. I went to my profile and changed it to some bastardised version of the user name I had (the profile requires a first and last name), but I really just want to get back my old single display name and leave that facebook ripoff profile stuff alone.

Only thing I found was 'delete Google+' account and that would delete everything which I really don't want, too may old favorites and stuff. I just want my alias' back and to be able to post without showing my name to the world. I see others still have their old names... so.. yeah, how do I get mine back.

(NB. 1) No i don't troll, I'm far to lazy to do that. 2) I have no recollection ever signing up for this, google+ or gmail or whatever it is called.)
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Old 2012-11-12, 07:50   Link #6456
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^ At some point Youtube asked you if you wanted to use your G+ name as your youtube name.

From the looks of things you said yes since I just looked at mine and it was set to 'no'.
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Old 2012-11-12, 07:58   Link #6457
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I do not remember that, anyway to reverse it because it has greatly annoyed me.
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Old 2012-11-12, 08:01   Link #6458
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Go to 'Account' --> 'Advanced' and then there you will see the option for changing the use of your name.
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Old 2012-11-12, 08:08   Link #6459
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edit: nvm found it in the YouTube settings not the Google account settings where i was originally looking.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 2012-11-12, 17:06   Link #6460
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I believe this is Google's attempt to bring some level of politeness to Youtube. Will it work? Doubt it...
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