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We are free, thus responsible for our choices. Existentialism explains that we are responsible, but I've not seen anything about the context of this responsibility. What does it mean to make a 'good' choice? I really want to understand how this fits into existentialist ethics, if such a thing is well defined, since value itself is subjective.
Any resources/opinions/thoughts/historical references are welcomed.4 AnswersPhilosophy9 years ago
I'm making a minesweeper game in java. For this, I'm using a JFrame with custom JButtons. At the end of the game, I disable the JFrame and I want to add an animation (say, of the exploding mine s/he just clicked) at a point on the board.
The player is forced to watch this until it finishes, and then make the decision to play again. Now, I've made a class for this animation, it takes the relevant images and stores them in an ArrayList and appropriately uses my JFrame Graphics context to drawImage().
Currently, it's drawing over itself, and I don't like this behaviour. Other than changing the way my whole game works, is there some way I can grab a rectangular box of what's painted on screen and use this as the background for my animation?1 AnswerProgramming & Design9 years ago
How many electrons must I rub off a ruler to pick up a piece of paper from 2cm (1 inch) away. Show thinking?
Obviously F=mg, but how would I determine the force on the paper if the particles are uniformly distributed in the ruler/paper? Can I idealize the paper/ruler as point particles? Or will I need to use some integration to get the electric fields. Also, polarization of the (neutral?) paper comes into the picture... I'm more comfortable with math than physics, mostly unsure about what approximations are reasonable, and there's so much going on in my head with this. Please help!3 AnswersPhysics9 years ago
In Java, how /exactly/ does the "void paint(Graphics)" method work? and what is the Graphics "Context"?
I'm using JPanel in an applet, and have so far figured out that paint overrides the method in JComponent, which JPanel extends. I think somehow JComponent uses a Graphics "Context" but now I'm just way too confused, since I've never heard of a "Context" before. I'm just trying to understand average graphics program a little more in-depth than is introduced to the beginner. So, what exactly happens when I override paint??? Also, what happens when making applets, is the same thing going on??? Please explain, thanks :)1 AnswerProgramming & Design9 years ago
If dy/dx is an operator, what permits us to seperate it when solving separable differential equations?
I mean, intuitively I see it has something to do with gradients in general, but with all the "with respect to" and "change in", my head gets a little dizzy.
Could someone please spell it out a bit clearer for me? Why can we all of a sudden (for instance) multiply both sides by dx???1 AnswerMathematics1 decade ago
Is the Refracting Telescope on the top of this webpage good for a novice to casually peruse the night sky?
I mostly want to see the moon, mars, perhaps some other fascinating features :)
For this I am thinking of getting the first refractor on the page above.
Optical Tube 80mm(3.1") F=640mm (f/8) 2 elements 1 group achromatic
Focuser 1.25" Rack & Pinion
Diagonal 1.25" 90deg
Finder scope 6x30
Eye pieces K9mm, RK20mm
Motor Drive Single Axis (Optional)
Mount JE 100A
Tripod 1.25" Stainless Steel
Accessories Red LED; Moon Filter; 1.5x Erect Image Lens; 3x Barlow Lens5 AnswersAstronomy & Space1 decade ago
Is there a program that can do this?1 AnswerSecurity1 decade ago
At which point am I learning as some attempt at impressing others and thus validating myself; rather that genuinely taking an interest in the many facets/subjects of life... Even this question feels to my like pretension. Help?1 AnswerPsychology1 decade ago
Without using L'Hostpital's rule...
This is asked as a simple question in introductory calculus. I have done loads of calculus and am starting to feel stupid that I cannot get this. I have tried (to the extent of wasting trees) and googled/wolfram'd the answer. I know the answer is -1/2(sqrt2) but its the why that is annoying me! Wolfram uses L'Hostpital's rule... I'm sure it's reeeeally simple?
Help?2 AnswersMathematics1 decade ago
The answer is quite technical... and probably varies...
I am wondering if any related studies have been done?3 AnswersMedicine1 decade ago
Would this even help?6 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
Shaun invests $4000.00 at 4% interest per year. How much additional money must he invest at 5.5% interest per year to ensure that the interest he receives each year is 4.5% of the total amount invested?
I think they have failed to construct a valid question here... tsk tsk...
would somebody PLEASE prove me wrong?2 AnswersPersonal Finance1 decade ago
I have come to understand that there is a difference in the time that these were thought up, but what is the difference in their meaning?3 AnswersPhilosophy1 decade ago
Theres this girl, see, and she likes me. We were friends, I kissed her, now I dont know where I stand ? Help??
Like I said, we were friends first... I found her amazing and beautiful but not attractive and she has/had this crush on me. After that night we kissed (its been a week and a bit now) we haven;t REEALLY talked about it... I just said I'm scared I'll lose a friend... Now I'm confused with were we stand... I don't feel I can ask her... It's like imposing and demanding an answer you know... I'm so confused and everyday I feel so fragile. Wondering what I can say, do, think... Can I hug her hello, hold her hand, kiss her goodbye...
*prepares for stupid answers*1 AnswerSingles & Dating1 decade ago