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(Daily Mail)   A 14-year-old student who is possibly smarter than 99% of us has figured out a way to save the U.S. government $400 million a year, just by switching the font they use to print out documents   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 35
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2014-03-29 12:06:05 AM  
11 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-03-28 11:00:18 PM  
10 votes:
HAHA! I'M WASTING YOUR INK!
2014-03-28 09:03:36 PM  
8 votes:
Brilliant.
This kid has no future in government.
2014-03-28 10:53:19 PM  
7 votes:

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.


So, you're suggesting a vowel resection?
2014-03-29 12:03:43 AM  
5 votes:
I fully support this proposal, so long as all Congressional records are printed in Comic Sans.
2014-03-29 12:12:27 AM  
4 votes:
This is just the type of thinking we need.
2014-03-28 08:46:40 PM  
4 votes:
It's been proven that Messicans took ur jurbs. So let's use the $400 M to send them bills for back taxes.
2014-03-29 12:07:35 AM  
3 votes:
by day:
i.dailymail.co.uk

by night:
splashpage.mtv.com
2014-03-28 09:04:38 PM  
3 votes:

itcamefromschenectady: Also, the US Government Printing Office's budget is only about $130 million, so how are they going to save $400 million?


They'll save $3 billion in inkjet ink.
2014-03-28 08:39:55 PM  
3 votes:
It's been proven that simple declarative sentences constructed of well chosen words and good grammar can use far fewer words. So put the $400M into decent language skills for kids.
2014-03-28 08:22:40 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2014-03-29 10:09:10 AM  
2 votes:
when half of the pages in your documents look like this:
www.pjvoice.com
font doesn't matter.
2014-03-29 08:59:38 AM  
2 votes:
The kid's arial genius.
2014-03-29 05:19:25 AM  
2 votes:

Thanks, Obama.

2014-03-29 02:36:22 AM  
2 votes:

Captain Dan: Eager young student: "Hey guys!  I found a great way to save the government money!"

Government: (stifles yawn)

Eager young student: "There's practically no down side!  All you have to do is..."

Government: (glances at smartphone)

Eager young student: "You're not even going to listen to me, are you?"

Government: (texts NSA to put Suvir on no-fly list)


Student:  Hey everyone, I spent 3 days proving what anyone can see in 10 seconds for my project!  The government could save money, though they'd have to make their text harder to see!

Daily Fail:  Genius student discovers foolproof way to save government money with no cost or downside that no one else has already noticed and decided isn't worth it!  Unprecedented discovery will change the world as we know it!

Student:  Um, that's not really what I said...

Daily Fail:  Do you mind if we lie and say in the headline that you're a gorgeous soon-to-be lingerie model?  Here, turn to the side, we're going to take some totally natural looking glamour photos.

Student:  You realize I'm a 14 year old boy?

Daily Fail:  Don't mind us, we're just shredding the remaining tatters of any journalistic integrity we might have once had.
2014-03-29 01:16:06 AM  
2 votes:
PC load letter? What the fark does that mean?
2014-03-29 12:09:08 AM  
2 votes:
Of course, they'll spend 100 million licensing it from adobe..
2014-03-28 10:39:28 PM  
2 votes:

WelldeadLink: Brilliant.
This kid has no future in government.


He'll be deleted tomorrow with a key stroke.
2014-03-28 09:22:21 PM  
2 votes:
Now there's a guy who is never going to get laid in his entire life.
2014-03-28 08:49:50 PM  
2 votes:
His damn Garamond looks like draft mode.
2014-03-29 04:25:40 PM  
1 votes:

The Googles Do Nothing: HA! HA! HA!

I'M WASTING YOUR PIXELS111


What color is a monitor when it's powered off?  BLACK, dummy.

The more black pixels you put on my screen, the more money you're SAVING me.

Thanks!!!
2014-03-29 01:44:43 PM  
1 votes:
dennysgod:
Well for gods sakes do not try to get a congressional Democrat to submit a bill to implement this because if it has a "D" after the bill the GOP will be automatically against it, even if it does save taxpayers money.

With their recent track record, a Democrat-supported bill to enforce this would cost $400 billion, and wouldn't be implemented in full for twenty years, just in time for everyone else to stop using printers altogether.

They could call it the Affordable Toner Act.
2014-03-29 09:32:07 AM  
1 votes:

Braggi: We need regulated ink pricing!


Hush, we're still dealing with oil wars, we can't begin to start paying for the ink wars.
2014-03-29 08:53:19 AM  
1 votes:

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.



upload.wikimedia.org
2014-03-29 04:13:30 AM  
1 votes:
I think this sounds like a great idea.
2014-03-29 01:27:50 AM  
1 votes:
Well, why wouldn't someone just come along and recommend a smaller thinner font next, maybe six point?

img.fark.net
2014-03-29 01:02:08 AM  
1 votes:
That was a good science project.
img.fark.net
2014-03-29 12:50:25 AM  
1 votes:
The printer ink cartel is far too evil, far too entrenched to let this happen. Be very afraid.

I have to run now..
2014-03-29 12:33:52 AM  
1 votes:
This government? Doing simple changes to save money?


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


img.4plebs.org
2014-03-29 12:30:40 AM  
1 votes:
I DNRTFA, but I have a strong opinion anyway and now I have to take shiat!
2014-03-29 12:30:29 AM  
1 votes:

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.


President bm then?
2014-03-29 12:24:41 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder if he has any ideas for the Gov to save money on redacting?
2014-03-29 12:23:14 AM  
1 votes:

Loucifer: This is just the type of thinking we need.


This story underlines the type of bold thinking we need to strike through unjustified government waste.
2014-03-29 12:17:23 AM  
1 votes:
WHAT?  SAVING MONEY FROM GUBMINT SPENDING?  Do you hate the black and the poor?  A pox upon you!
2014-03-29 12:12:14 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder what the savings would be if we just switched to 11.5 font as the default.
 
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