Plebiscite

plebiscite |ˈplɛbɪsʌɪt, -sɪt|

noun

the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution. the administration will hold a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms.

Roman History a law enacted by the plebeians’ assembly.

DERIVATIVES

plebiscitary |-ˈbɪsɪt(ə)ri| adjective

ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (referring to Roman history): from French plébiscite, from Latin plebiscitum, from plebs, pleb- ‘the common people’ + scitum ‘decree’ (from sciscere ‘vote for’). The sense ‘direct vote of the whole electorate’ dates from the mid 19th cent.

Scary Paintings

Electric Chair 1964 Andy Warhol
Electric Chair 1964 Andy Warhol
The Flaying of Marsyas: Titian, c1570-75
The Flaying of Marsyas: Titian, c1570-75
Hell: Hans Memling, c1485
Hell: Hans Memling, c1485
The Temptation of St Anthony: Hieronymus Bosch c1495-1515
The Temptation of St Anthony: Hieronymus Bosch c1495-1515
Medusa: Caravaggio, 1596-98
Medusa: Caravaggio, 1596-98
The Nightmare: Henry Fuseli, 1781
The Nightmare: Henry Fuseli, 1781
Saturn Devouring His Son Peter: Paul Rubens
Saturn Devouring His Son Peter: Paul Rubens
Severed Heads: Théodore Géricault, 1818
Severed Heads: Théodore Géricault, 1818
The Ghost of a Flea: William Blake, c1819-20
The Ghost of a Flea: William Blake, c1819-20

Nymphomaniac and the Fibonacci Sequence #funny #Video

Sex, nudity and violent scene transitions is what kinda sticks with you after watching the latest Lars von Trier movie Nymphomaniac Vol I.

It came as a surprise to me that he used fishing, choirs and the fibonacci sequence as parallel metaphor to describe the act and behaviour of the nymph. The later being specifically highlighted. It’s an odd thing to use if you think about it but none the less cool and inventive. I take it many geeks might have felt confused, you rarely encounter any type of maths when viewing a film that contains nudity. The movie might be no anti-christ, regardless though it’s still phenomenal. The entire experience was like reading de Sade for the first time again.

I hope the sequel is as good.-

P.S

The video I made is an inside joke, but still you might find it somewhat funny.

[Javascript] Calculate a percentage of something [quick]

Cut and paste the below into the section of your page:

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<SCRIPT language=JavaScript>

function perc1() {
 a = document.form1.a.value/100;
 b = a*document.form1.b.value;
 document.form1.total1.value = b
 }
function perc2() {
 a = document.form1.c.value;
 b = document.form1.d.value;
 c = a/b;
 d = c*100;
 document.form1.total2.value = d
 }
//-->
</SCRIPT>

<FORM name=form1>
<TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=1 border=1>
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD align=middle colSpan=3><B><FONT size=4>Percentage Calculator</FONT></B>
      </TD>
  <TR>
    <TD>What is <INPUT size=5 name=a> % of <INPUT size=5 name=b>?</TD>
    <TD>Answer: <INPUT maxLength=40 size=5 name=total1></TD>
    <TD><INPUT onclick=perc1() type=button value=Calculate></TD>
  <TR>
    <TD><INPUT size=5 name=c> is what percent of <INPUT size=5
name=d>?</TD>
    <TD>Answer: <INPUT size=5 name=total2> %</TD>
    <TD><INPUT onclick=perc2() type=button value=Calculate></TD>
  <TR>
    <TD align=middle
colSpan=3><INPUT type=reset value=Reset></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FORM>