More awesome cosplay! Check out Singed’s eyes.
The PAX Twisted Fate in this photo is my friend Kyle. It’s his first cosplay, but he did an awesome job!
“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…”
Too bad the kid did his math wrong and it really wouldn’t save the gov’t any extra money.
Dammit I forgot to bring my pineapple to class
Fun fact: One time in my English class, this dude walks in like 10 minutes late. He’s carrying a pineapple with him. I figure he needs it for something later on in the day so I don’t think anything of it. Well about 5 minutes after he sits down, this dude pulls out his pineapple, starts turning it around in his hands, stares at it, and STARTS EATING IT. SKIN AND EVERYTHING. I DIDNT EVEN KNOW PINEAPPLE SKIN WAS EDIBLE. I don’t think I had ever been more confused in my life. I wish I still had the picture I took of it saved on my phone.
Oklahoma is a strange state
You have no idea
Reading that was an experience
i found the pictures
OH MY GOD
Yeah, we had that happen in my class. With a watermelon. That ice cream scoop in her hand? She’s using that to eat the thing.
A swarm of light. Omer Arbel created the 21 lamp series to be arranged in groups and it works great. He designed it for Bocci.
I like the white lights and the simple, clean look of paper because it gives of a sense of lightness and air. While illuminating the space.
Journey to the mountains 3D papercut illustration created by Matthew Ellero for Digital Artist magazine
I feel like I post a lot of paper art. But for some reason I like it? It crosses the boundaries between 2D and 3D work, turns graphic images into real life and dimensions. Also, I like the colors here and how the artist or artists always have a distinct style that shows through.
Lovely little idea from JVM Germany
A little advertising. I think this is really effective…especially choosing to only “renovate” a small billboard size portion and not the whole building, it makes the renovation stand out and allows people to actually see the difference between the two.