April 14, 2014

catsbeaversandducks:

"Don’t judge our love."

Photos by ©Bert Jonkhans

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April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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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April 14, 2014

10knotes:

it’s been years since i’ve first seen this comic and i still think it has one of the best punchline delivers of anything i’ve ever seen

eternal classic

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April 14, 2014

10knotes:

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April 14, 2014
dykeprivilege:

toysfortrots:

fegeleh:

baruchobramowitz:

makhshayfe:

fuck u cnn

CNN can eat shit

NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY ALLOW TO HAPPEN TO US

For those unaware, this is in reference to a shooting that recently happened at a Passover service in which the shooter was heard to be yelling “heil Hitler”
Motive unclear, my ass.

Anti Semitism Kills

dykeprivilege:

toysfortrots:

fegeleh:

baruchobramowitz:

makhshayfe:

fuck u cnn

CNN can eat shit

NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY ALLOW TO HAPPEN TO US

For those unaware, this is in reference to a shooting that recently happened at a Passover service in which the shooter was heard to be yelling “heil Hitler”

Motive unclear, my ass.

Anti Semitism Kills

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April 14, 2014
literallyunbelievable:

So sad

literallyunbelievable:

So sad

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April 14, 2014

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April 12, 2014
"

HIGH SCHOOL



This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
know ourselves.

"

HIGH SCHOOL By Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)

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April 12, 2014

aphrodisy:

I screamed

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April 12, 2014

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April 11, 2014

stianrasmussen:

Houses of New Orleans

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April 11, 2014

badromancenovelquotes:

Horrible shit I find at the thrift store.

I am traumatized.

So the second one looks a lot like Walter White…

April 11, 2014

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April 11, 2014

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