Ricky Martin’s “Vuelve” (Spanish and English)

Vuelve (Come Back)

Algo me dice que ya
no volverás

  Something tells me
you’re not coming back

Estoy seguro que esta vez
No habra marcha atrás
Después de todo
fui yo a decirte que no
Sabes bien que no es cierto
Estoy muriendo por dentro

  I`m certain that this time
There`s no going back
After everything
I went to tell you no
You know well that it`s not certain
I`m dying inside

Y ahora es que me doy cuenta
Que sin ti no soy nada
He perdido las fuerzas,
he perdido las ganas
He intentado encontrarte
en otras personas
No es igual,
no es lo mismo
Nos separa un abismo

  And now I realize
That without you I`m nothing
I`ve lost the strength,
I`ve lost the desire
I tried to find you
in other people
They`re not the same,
it`s not the same
An abyss separates us

Vuelve
Que sin ti
la vida se me va
Vuelve
Que me falta el aire
si tú no estás
Vuelve
Nadie ocupara tu lugar

  Come back
Because without you
my life just goes by
Come back
Because I can`t breathe
if you`re not here
Vuelve
No one can take your place

Sobra tanto espacio
si no estás
No paso un minuto
sin pensar
Sin ti la vida
lentamente se me va

  There`s so much space
if you`re not here
A minute doesn`t go by
that I don`t think
Without you my life
passes slowly by

Algo me dice ya
no sirve de nada
Tantas noches en vela
Aferrado a mi almohada
Si pudiera tan solo regresar un momento
Ahora es que te comprendo
Ahora es cuando te pierdo

  Something tells me that
it`s not worth it
So many sleepless nights
Hugging my pillow
If I could go back
even a moment
Now that I understand you
Now that I`ve lost you

(Coro)

  (Chorus)

Sobra tanto espacio
si no estas
No paso un minuto
sin pensar
Sin ti la vida lentamente se me va

  There`s so much space
if you`re not here
A minute doesn`t go by
that I don`t think
Without you my life passes slowly by

Y a pesar que fui yo a decirte que no
Sin embargo, aqui yo sigo insistiéndote

 

And despite that I went to tell you no
Without a doubt I`m still here begging you

George Will Contrasts Liberalism and Conservatism

“Conservatives favor freedom and are willing to accept inequalities of outcome in a free market; liberals tend to favor equality of outcome and are willing to sacrifice and circumscribe freedom in order to get it.”

“What conservatives say is…‘we will protect you against the liberal faith that they can make something straight from the crooked timber of humanity.’”

[June 3rd, 2008, The Colbert Report]

Finding Reciprocal Functions SEC, CSC, COT on TI-30XA

First, you may want to refresh your memory of the regular trig functions:

Now, let’s find \csc \frac{5\pi }{4}.
If we look it up on WolframAlpha, we find that it equals -\sqrt{2}, or, roughly, -1.4142.

To get this answer on the TI-30XA, first remember that \csc is equal to \frac{1}{\sin }.

So, what we’re looking for could be expressed as \frac{1}{\sin \frac{5\pi }{4}}. Once we know this, we can type 5\cdot \pi into the TI-30XA.

This gives us ~15.7. (Make sure you’re in radian mode. If not, press the DRG button — located by the 2nd button, upper-left — until you see RAD appear in small letters on the screen.)

Now, we can divide 15.7 by 4. This gives us 3.925. If we take the \sin of this (by pressing the “sin” button while 3.925 is displayed), we get -0.7. IF we divide 1 by -0.7, we get -1.43. As you can see, this is close to the correct value. You can get a more exact value by using the STO function on the calculator. [Press “STO” while a number is displayed on screen and then the number “1” on the keypad. Press the clear button (ON/C). Now, press RCL and the number “1” on the keypad. Your saved value should appear.]