Ambivalence: Abzzstain: Because the government only uses inkjet printers and buys single cartridges at retail prices. Surely no one in the government has ever heard of bulk purchasing. Or laser printers.Laser printers use toner. It's the "ink" equivalent and it aint cheap.
StrangeQ: Pretty sure I've seen this before, let's see...http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125639616Story is from 2010. So the kid browses the internet, finds a story that his teachers haven't read, finds another font that does the same thing and now he's a genius wizkid!
itcamefromschenectady: It's been proven that you don't actually need vowels to understand English, so why not ban them from government publications? That will save a lot of ink.
Abzzstain: Because the government only uses inkjet printers and buys single cartridges at retail prices. Surely no one in the government has ever heard of bulk purchasing. Or laser printers.
Saturn5: Wow, people are protective of their government font. Fixing Global Warming - we can do that, but changing fonts is hard.
Barfmaker: Now there's a guy who is never going to get laid in his entire life.
zzzzt: If the gov is spending $467,000,000 on toner, then it must be printing about 260,000,000,000 sheets per year. That's more than 800 sheets for every man, woman and child alive in the US today. Does that sound right to you?
itcamefromschenectady: Also, the US Government Printing Office's budget is only about $130 million, so how are they going to save $400 million?
sycraft: My bet is this kid looked at the fonts, checked the price of the ink for his Lexmark printer which costs too much, threw some math at it based on guesses, and came up with a completely BS number.
bigstoopidbruce: WHAT? SAVING MONEY FROM GUBMINT SPENDING? Do you hate the black and the poor? A pox upon you!
Intrepid00: Too bad most print jobs are done on printers that are charged per page instead of paying for the ink. I'm even doing this at home now with HP instant ink.
hchaos: Wow, that's, like, 0.01% of the federal budget! Good job! That will pay for 2 F-35s!
thurstonxhowell: Ambivalence: Abzzstain: Because the government only uses inkjet printers and buys single cartridges at retail prices. Surely no one in the government has ever heard of bulk purchasing. Or laser printers.Laser printers use toner. It's the "ink" equivalent and it aint cheap.If by "ain't cheap" you mean "is practically free", then you're right. If you print a lot, buy a laser printer. TCO is much, much lower for anyone who prints often.
Loucifer: This is just the type of thinking we need.
Fano: Eh, it's play money anyway. Fark experts explained to me last week why it was a wise investment for San Fran to build a temporary bike trail by a bridge for 9.8 million.
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