"A good deed dies, when it is spoken about."

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bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

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pabloelian:

Beautiful photos of abandoned places.

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ccharlesxavier:

firefly/character tropes-kaylee frye

All right, can I take a minute to talk about why Kaylee Frye is perfect? She’s an unkempt beauty that no one tries to dress up, she’s a tomboy with no regrets about her girly streak, she’s just “I love the floofy dress, I want the floofy dress, look at me being damned cute in my floofy dress,” her overalls have cute things like teddy bears, and she wears pink, and florals, and she’s the sweet, nice girl, who’s also sexual, she literally met Mal while having sex with someone, she spends the whole damned series trying to get laid, she comments that she masturbates (“Ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries”) and it’s no big deal, and is 100% supportive of Inara (“Have good sex!”)

She’s not pigeonholed into anything other than being really cheerful, and great with engines. 

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dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

chaosemperor:

Happy birthday Homestuck!!!

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politicsprepandpearls:

Feminist-a person who supports feminism.

Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

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shitrichcollegekidssay:

For the third time.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

For the third time.

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"‎’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no."

And “bitch” is attacking women for their right to call you on it.  (via madgay)

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awkwardsituationist:

michael poliza in churchill manitoba, who noted “the polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway. but this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost as though it didn’t understand where the snow had gone.” (more polar bear photos)

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