i’ll be keeping you safe. one last victory, allow me that. give me that, my impossible girl.
“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.
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…”
Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?
this scares me a little
WHOEVER BUYS THIS FOR ME WINS MY ETERNAL LOVE
I OWN THIS
EVERY MORNING HE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HOW THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND YOU HAVE TO GET UP
AND WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON TO HUSH HIM HE SAYS “DEFTLY DONE, MADAM,” OR “IF IT’S NOT TOO FORWARD OF ME, THAT DID TICKLE, MADAM”
IT WAKES YOU UP WITH THE SOUND OF CHIRPING BIRDS BEFORE STEPHEN FRY’S VOICE
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE
THIS IS LIKE JARVIS.
A REAL JARVIS EXCEPT HE’S A CLOCK.
Marvel Cinematic Universe 2014-2018:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor III: Ragnarok
Captain America III: Reborn
The Invincible Iron Man (Iron Man IV)
2x04 | 4x02
#Don’t even fucking give me Sansa and Tyrion feels#I will fucking explode#it makes me so upset#I have this weird thing about Sansa and Tyrion#when I don’t so much ship then sexually#or even romantically#but just really wish that they could have had they amazing and fearsome platonic marriage that they were on track to have#maybe even Sansa could have learned to love Tyrion romantically down the line#as her mother did with Ned Stark#because even in the books it’s almost set up that they’re really coming to understand each other at this wedding#like Sansa is starting to realize that while he’s a Lannister#he’s still tortured and treated with cruel disdain by his family#she is starting to have an empathetic relationship with Tyrion#and in my experience that’s the sort of thing that leads to fondness#and Tyrion has been so respectful of her#this is especially highlighted in the books#but he’s just so horrified with how his insane power hungry sister#and even more insane nephew have completely royally fucked up handling everything Stark related#he know how to play the game#and he knows that what they are doing is senseless and inhumane#so he treats Sansa like a real human being#and with her genuine best interests at heart#which in King’s Landing is such a rarity#because everyone thinks only of themselves#there is only one other person Tyrion cares enough about keep their safety in mind#and that’s Shae#whom he genuinely loves#albeit in a different way#anyways basically Tyrion is one of the few people who sees Sansa not as a pawn or an object#(which not even the Hound or Littlefinger saw her as (x)