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(CBS Baltimore)   Printer ink tanker truck overturns. Damages estimated at seven hundred trillion dollars   (baltimore.cbslocal.com) divider line 101
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2012-02-19 10:42:32 AM  
I have a syringe. I'll remediate it for 10.6 trillion.
 
2012-02-19 10:50:19 AM  
You Sir, may go directly to the head of the "Headline of the Year" line.
 
2012-02-19 11:28:34 AM  
that sounds like a conservative estimate
 
2012-02-19 11:30:45 AM  
Pfff just do what I do and buy a new tanker truck, way cheaper even if it comes half-empty.
 
2012-02-19 11:31:07 AM  
So printer ink is roughly the street value of pot then.
 
2012-02-19 11:31:33 AM  
zqdime: that sounds like a conservative estimate

Yup, like the opposite of cop marth
 
2012-02-19 11:31:44 AM  

D_Evans45: So printer ink is roughly the street value of pot then.


at least
 
2012-02-19 11:34:09 AM  
non toxic and water based.. yet hazmat situation?
 
2012-02-19 11:35:07 AM  
www.boingboing.net

I just print in blood to save money.
 
2012-02-19 11:40:08 AM  
I need some magenta ink for my printer. I should loot.
 
2012-02-19 11:41:02 AM  
*golf clap*

Beautiful headline, Subby.
 
2012-02-19 11:41:45 AM  
epoc_tnac: [www.boingboing.net image 500x402]

I just print in blood to save money.


Do you also bing the book in human skin?
 
2012-02-19 11:41:51 AM  
Well done smitty!!
 
2012-02-19 11:41:56 AM  

cbackous: non toxic and water based.. yet hazmat situation?


Yeah, I would have loved an explanation of that, too.
 
2012-02-19 11:43:39 AM  
Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!
 
2012-02-19 11:44:27 AM  

star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!


You have very low standards.
 
2012-02-19 11:46:09 AM  
Beautiful headline.
 
2012-02-19 11:47:04 AM  

BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.


Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.
 
2012-02-19 11:49:32 AM  

austerity101: cbackous: non toxic and water based.. yet hazmat situation?

Yeah, I would have loved an explanation of that, too.


I ship hazardous materials used in HVAC units, and the amount of regulations and red tape for mildly restricted parts makes me want to stop paying taxes completely.
 
2012-02-19 11:49:40 AM  
Oh and who here doesn't have a monochrome laser printer for their day to day text jobs? You don't? You're doing it wrong.
 
2012-02-19 11:49:51 AM  

MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.


Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.
 
2012-02-19 11:51:04 AM  
crude estimate:
approx $18,000,000
 
2012-02-19 11:51:57 AM  
Truer headlines have never been submitted.

+1 for ya subby
 
2012-02-19 11:52:21 AM  
*yawn*

let's all line up to fellate subby over a recycled headline

Truck overturns, spilling load of printer ink. Damages estimated at *bites pinky* one BILLION dollars (new window)

definitely not hoty or even hotw worthy
 
2012-02-19 11:52:27 AM  

BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.


And there you have it.
 
2012-02-19 11:52:47 AM  
Has it been mentioned yet that the ink is only a small portion of the cost of replacement cartridges? When you buy a replacement cartridge you are buying a device capable of precisely placing tens of thousands of microscopic drops of volatile ink onto a piece of paper. Per second. To within 1/1000th of an inch accuracy. The interface and jets for that are on the cartridge, not the printer.
 
2012-02-19 11:53:05 AM  
HOTY
 
2012-02-19 11:55:45 AM  

MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

And there you have it.


Can anyone here fix this poor Farker's sarcasm detector?
 
2012-02-19 11:55:58 AM  
The headline was a great headline, but not HOTY. I have to agree with BurnShrike on this one.
 
2012-02-19 11:56:21 AM  
I worked in a ink refill shop, the mark up is ridiculous. Based on an HP 60 black cartridge(7ml) for $14.99, their black ink is $1,766.50 a gallon. But when most ink companies only charge about $80 a gallon wholesale.
 
2012-02-19 11:56:38 AM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

And there you have it.

Can anyone here fix this poor Farker's sarcasm detector?


Is it even possible to fix it at this point? It may be too far gone...
 
2012-02-19 11:57:22 AM  

cbackous: non toxic and water based.. yet hazmat situation?


You'd be surprised what is hazmat in large enough quantities.

Non toxic doesn't mean it's good to water your lawn with it. And speaking of... "water based" just means that it's harder to keep out of the environment.
 
2012-02-19 11:58:22 AM  

Oldiron_79:
Yup, like the opposite of cop marth


Oldiron_79:
Do you also bing the book in human skin?


Whatever is the opposite of a roll is what you appear to be on right now.
 
2012-02-19 11:59:14 AM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

And there you have it.

Can anyone here fix this poor Farker's sarcasm detector?


It'll be expensive, it seems to be bundled with the good headline detector and you know they make more that way since the sarcasm detector *always* runs out first.
 
2012-02-19 11:59:32 AM  

Mister Peejay: cbackous: non toxic and water based.. yet hazmat situation?

You'd be surprised what is hazmat in large enough quantities.

Non toxic doesn't mean it's good to water your lawn with it. And speaking of... "water based" just means that it's harder to keep out of the environment.


It's also ink. It's meant to stick to and change the colour of anything it comes in contact with.

Ever refill your own ink? Get a bit on your hands? It'll be there for a week.
 
2012-02-19 12:01:15 PM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.

Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.


Not trying to be a jerk, but since when do you have to be an IT professional to know what printer ink cost? Do you have a printer connected to your home computer? Have you ever had to purchase a refill cartridge? If so, you would have to be short a few fries in your Happy Meal to not notice that printer ink is unbelievably expensive. So much so that at times it is less expensive to just purchase a new printer instead of refill cartridges.
 
2012-02-19 12:03:19 PM  

OBBN: BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.

Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.

Not trying to be a jerk, but since when do you have to be an IT professional to know what printer ink cost? Do you have a printer connected to your home computer? Have you ever had to purchase a refill cartridge? If so, you would have to be short a few fries in your Happy Meal to not notice that printer ink is unbelievably expensive. So much so that at times it is less expensive to just purchase a new printer instead of refill cartridges.


I'm not sure what kind of printer you have, but it is still cheaper to replace the ink cartridges in my printer than buy a new one... Not even close actually...
 
2012-02-19 12:03:53 PM  
JasonOfOrillia: Oldiron_79:
Yup, like the opposite of cop marth

Oldiron_79:
Do you also bing the book in human skin?

Whatever is the opposite of a roll is what you appear to be on right now.


fat fingers + not caring about spelling enough to proof read it.
 
2012-02-19 12:04:31 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

And there you have it.

Can anyone here fix this poor Farker's sarcasm detector?

It'll be expensive, it seems to be bundled with the good headline detector and you know they make more that way since the sarcasm detector *always* runs out first.


Dammit, my sarcasm detector has been on the fritz for years. But the headline earned a genuine lol from me.
 
2012-02-19 12:05:41 PM  

LoneVVolf: Has it been mentioned yet that the ink is only a small portion of the cost of replacement cartridges? When you buy a replacement cartridge you are buying a device capable of precisely placing tens of thousands of microscopic drops of volatile ink onto a piece of paper. Per second. To within 1/1000th of an inch accuracy. The interface and jets for that are on the cartridge, not the printer.


Not always true, Ink "tanks" 69ml for hp500 c4844a carts do NOT have printheads attached.

I can get as many as 18 carts (black) before the printhead is farked.
 
2012-02-19 12:06:43 PM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: ...I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

And there you have it.

Can anyone here fix this poor Farker's sarcasm detector?


Program not found.
 
2012-02-19 12:08:34 PM  

ritalinchild 54: LoneVVolf: Has it been mentioned yet that the ink is only a small portion of the cost of replacement cartridges? When you buy a replacement cartridge you are buying a device capable of precisely placing tens of thousands of microscopic drops of volatile ink onto a piece of paper. Per second. To within 1/1000th of an inch accuracy. The interface and jets for that are on the cartridge, not the printer.

Not always true, Ink "tanks" 69ml for hp500 c4844a carts do NOT have printheads attached.

I can get as many as 18 carts (black) before the printhead is farked.


Aye, I think he's referencing the budget market printers (which are also the same league where its sometimes possible to replace the whole printer more cheaply then its supplies). Soon as you climb up beyond that to genuinely 'good' printers yah the parts are separated out a little better.

/ex HP Imaging and Printing Employee
 
2012-02-19 12:08:48 PM  

OBBN: Not trying to be a jerk, but since when do you have to be an IT professional to know what printer ink cost? Do you have a printer connected to your home computer? Have you ever had to purchase a refill cartridge? If so, you would have to be short a few fries in your Happy Meal to not notice that printer ink is unbelievably expensive. So much so that at times it is less expensive to just purchase a new printer instead of refill cartridges.


[Facepalm.jpg]

Look, I'm fully aware of how expensive printer ink is. My previous post was so dripping in sarcasm that I figured even Farkers could figure it out. I'll try not to make the mistake again.

Subby took a good jab at the ink manufacturers but the headline really isn't HOTY-worthy.


Also, thanks to the anonymous Farker who gifted me a month of TF.
 
2012-02-19 12:10:47 PM  

LoneVVolf: Has it been mentioned yet that the ink is only a small portion of the cost of replacement cartridges? When you buy a replacement cartridge you are buying a device capable of precisely placing tens of thousands of microscopic drops of volatile ink onto a piece of paper. Per second. To within 1/1000th of an inch accuracy. The interface and jets for that are on the cartridge, not the printer.


It depends on the printer, or at least it used to. My last inkjet had a separate print head and the ink cartridges (1 per color) were just simple containers with a little filter at the bottom. I don't know if there are still models like that because I gave up on inkjets years ago and switched to laser.
 
2012-02-19 12:12:07 PM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.

Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.


Agreed. Nobody was raped, molested, or mauled by a bear. The best headlines turn tragedy into an awful joke and we hate ourselves for laughing at it.
 
2012-02-19 12:14:52 PM  

foo monkey: BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.

Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.

Agreed. Nobody was raped, molested, or mauled by a bear. The best headlines turn tragedy into an awful joke and we hate ourselves for laughing at it.


I'm not sure if we hate ourselves. I mean, laughing at others misfortune is a prerequisite of fark...
 
2012-02-19 12:16:29 PM  
I use a laser printer at home, so I probably buy a new toner cartridge once every 4 years at the rate I print things. It seems like laser printers are a hidden secret or something with all the money people like to pour into feeding inkjets.
 
2012-02-19 12:19:26 PM  
Outstanding headline!


/golf clap
 
2012-02-19 12:19:55 PM  

BurnShrike: MoronLessOff: BurnShrike: star_topology: Well done. Headline of the year candidate, I say!

You have very low standards.

Either that, or you don't have a sense of humor....or you don't buy your own printer ink.

+1 subs.

Yeah, I don't have a sense of humour at all. I've never been known to make any jokes.
I also don't work in IT so I have no idea how expensive printer ink is.

The headline was amusing, but far far from HOTY material.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-19 12:20:36 PM  

LoneVVolf: Has it been mentioned yet that the ink is only a small portion of the cost of replacement cartridges? When you buy a replacement cartridge you are buying a device capable of precisely placing tens of thousands of microscopic drops of volatile ink onto a piece of paper. Per second. To within 1/1000th of an inch accuracy. The interface and jets for that are on the cartridge, not the printer.


Sounds like a pretty poor design decision. Is almost as if the manufacturers have some vested interest in causing you to continually replace the electronics when all you need is ink.
 
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