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LaserMonks Offer Prayer, Printer Cartridges

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the unknown-if-monks-are-electric dept.

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Minnesotan writes "According to a Twincities.com article: If you need discounted inkjet- or laser-printer cartridges, Wisconsin's LaserMonks say they'll give you a doozy of a deal while you 'support prayer for the world'. The Cistercian priests - yes, they're actual Catholic monks - oversee a novel e-commerce enterprise out of their rural abbey. Proceeds go to maintain the monastery and finance charitable works around the world."

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GNAA confirms: Laser printers are dying (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957819)

GNAA / Google confirms: Linux is dying.
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Here you have it: it's official; Google confirms: Desktop Linux is dying.

Now, you might be thinking this is just another cut & paste troll based on the typical *BSD is dying bullshit.
It isn't.
As you might have know, your favorite search engine, Google [google.com] , has been running a little statistics service, called "Zeitgeist [google.com] ".
Since about a year ago, they started providing statistics of the operating systems used to access their search engine worldwide.
I will let the numbers speak for themselves:

Operating Systems Accessing Google in January 2002 [google.com]
Operating Systems Accessing Google in March 2002 [google.com]
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Operating Systems Accessing Google in May 2002 [google.com]
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Operating Systems Accessing Google in September 2003 [google.com]
Operating Systems Accessing Google in November 2003 [google.com]

If you've looked at even a few of these links, you don't need to be a Kreskin [amdest.com] to predict Desktop Linux's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Desktop Linux faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Linux on Desktop because Linux is dying. Things are looking very bad for Linux on Desktop. As many of us are already aware, Linux on Desktop continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

According to Google Zeitgeist [google.com] , there are about 80% of Internet Explorer 6 [microsoft.com] users. The only platform supporting Internet Explorer 6 is, of course, Microsoft Windows. These statistics are consistent with the earlier presented graphs of the operating systems used to access Google, with the Windows family consistently taking the top 3 ranks. Out of remaining 20%, the split is even between MSIE 5.5, MSIE 5.0, both Windows-only browsers. Netscape 5.x (including Mozilla) counts for only a measly 5% of browsers used to access Google. As you can see from the graph, this sample was calculated starting from March 2001 until September 2003.

Linux "leaders" will have you believe that Linux is gaining market share. However, according to Google [google.com] , "Linux" was never a top 10 search word at *any time* since Google began tracking search statistics. This can only mean one thing: Linux is dying.

All major surveys show that Linux on Desktop is something never meant to happen. Repeatedly, reputable organizations review Desktop Linux offerings, and consistently [osnews.com] give [com.com] it [com.com] unacceptable [yahoo.com] scores, compared to even Apple [apple.com] 's MacOS X [apple.com] , which is actually based on the "claimed to by dying long time ago" *BSD. If you paid attention to the operating systems used to access Google graphs earlier, you will notice that MacOS has consistently scored higher percentages than Linux. Infact, the obscure "other" category, which we assume is embedded systems, PDA's, cellular phones, etc, has at times ranked Higher [google.com] than even Mac OS - and of course, Linux.

In almost 2 years worth of statistics, Linux [linux.com] has NEVER outranked even such a truly "dying" OS as Mac OS, and infact, never raised above the 1% mark. When Windows XP [microsoft.com] was released, Google searches for Linux drastically decreased [google.com] . This clearly demonstrates that Linux on Desktop is, for all practical purposes, dead.

Fact: Desktop Linux is dead.

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Trollkore offers prayer and anal sex (-1)

(TK21)Dessimat0r (736416) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957821)

-INSANE-PRIEST--INSANE-PRIEST--INSAN
I___________,.-------.,____________I Slashdot
N______,;~'_____________'~;,_______N fucking
S____,;____LINUX FUCKING____;,_____S sucks
A___;___SUCKS, YOU FUCKING____;____A
N__,'____SLASHDOT RETARDS.____',___N Rob Malda
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-___\__._______V.^.V___((oo))./____- cocksucker
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Now dead, his rotting fingers are able to raise
an army of skeletons from the grave.

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Re:Trollkore offers prayer and anal sex (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958029)

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Reason: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

Re:Post Comment (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958032)

Re:Post Comment (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958072)

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I WANT TO PUT MY PEE PEE IN YOUR POO POO HOLE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957827)

I WANT TO PUT MY PEE PEE IN YOUR POO POO HOLE

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Well somebody has to say it... (4, Funny)

tekiegreg (674773) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957831)

Noticed they were using ASP, from the Evil empire....heathens!!! Oh wait they're monks, and they offer me prayers so does that cancel out and make them ok again?

Re:Well somebody has to say it... (5, Funny)

Elgon (234306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957862)

ASP??? They should be using Perl, shurely??

Perlmonks [perlmonks.org]

Elgon

Lasermonked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957901)

The site is already unavailable too :-\

Are these print cartridges pre-molested? (0, Troll)

I am Liquidity (242627) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957973)

OOPS I'm goin to hell. Hold me a spot pls.

Re:Well somebody has to say it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958075)

Maybe Micro$oft is the correct path and open source is full of heathens!

Or maybe your just an idiot! Why don't you inform THEM of the error of their ways ... pointless mentioning it here.

Let's hope these people get into the laptop parts business aswell [slashdot.org] ... it seems after 3 months of praying for my part to just pop up by same strange mystery after hours of prayer isn't going to work.

H2G2 (2, Funny)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957833)

LaserMonks? With a name like that, they've got to be electric!

Re:H2G2 (1)

squidfood (149212) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957899)

With a name like that, they've got to be electric!

I don't believe so.

Re:H2G2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957977)

LaserMonks? With a name like that, they've got to be electric!

But do they do your believing for you?

Hmmm. (3, Funny)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957840)

Does Brother Dominic works there?

I guess Xerox wasn't too much off the bat...

My wish (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957843)

I wish there was a way for me, as a Christian, as a human being, to sit down with some of you and have a pleasant, civil discussion without bitterness or sarcasm. I don't force people to believe what I believe. I don't mock others with different beliefs. I hope I can find the words to explain myself, as my life goes on. I hope I can help people to see.

Re:My wish (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957903)

Uhm, OT?

Anyway, I'll be happy to have a pleasant, civil discussion with you!

Come over for tea sometime -- we can watch "The Life of Brian" :D

Re:My wish (1)

Usquebaugh (230216) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957930)

Simple, don't mention religon.

Re:My wish (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958084)

Have you ever chatted with a Protestant? Christianity isn't a religion, its a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP!

Its all in your head though, of course.

Re:My wish (-1)

(TK21)Dessimat0r (736416) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957932)

Your post intreuges me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Re:My wish (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957978)

Your ass intrigues my cock and I wish to to cram it up your rectum.

Oh, so that has been my problem ... (4, Funny)

ThisIsAnExampleAccou (718430) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957845)

All of this time, I have been cursing at my printers, rather than blssing them.

Michael Bolton: Load Letter? What the f*ck does that mean?!?!?? You wanna step to this? I didn;t think so!

/end office space quote

Re:Oh, so that has been my problem ... (1)

Oggust (526634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957975)

All of this time, I have been cursing at my printers, rather than blssing them.

Well, I'm pretty sure printers are evil, but maybe this tames them somehow. Kind of the same reasoning as with those snake-wielding southern pentecostals. (Or whatever they are. Baptists?)

Could be worth a try. The chickens didn't work, but they're really for SCSI so maybe that was it...

/August.

Re:Oh, so that has been my problem ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958025)

It's uhh.. "PC Load Letter"...

Linux Monks offer FP, Knoppix disks. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957847)

If you run rm -Rf /opt/gnome and apt-get kde, we will give you a Knoppix disk! KDE forever

MooKore, the KDE using Kow!

All I need is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957851)

Now if I could only just get a prayer for my dying OS.......

With These Guys (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957852)

Refilling your Lexmark cartridge isn't just a DMCA violation -- it's a sin!

Re:With These Guys (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958111)

Good thing they're catholic--sins don't matter--if you confess--which it looks like they're doing.

So, everything's on the up-and-up.

Re:With These Guys (4, Insightful)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958117)

Refilling your Lexmark cartridge isn't just a DMCA violation -- it's a sin!

Joke apart, those monks could do it : can you imagine Lexmark dragging them to court over this? Sure they'd be guilty, but Lexmark's sales would take a big dip, so they'd never do it. How's that for a DMCA circumvention scheme?

Holy Printing, Batman! (1, Funny)

graniteMonkey (87619) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957853)

Somebody had to say it.

time honored tradition (5, Interesting)

drenehtsral (29789) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957856)

This is an updated verson of a very old (middle ages) tradition of monastaries doing some specialized task (and doing it well) and using thier product to sell or barter for needed supplies, food, etc...
This practice kept a lot of trades and information alive that might have otherwise died out. It would take a reel jerk to sue them for DMCA violations too =:-)

Re:time honored tradition (5, Funny)

dogfart (601976) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957884)

It would take a real jerk to sue them for DMCA violations

A DMCA suit then appears inevitable.

Re:time honored tradition (2, Insightful)

terraformer (617565) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957908)

Yeah, I went to catholic HS and I wil tell you, there is no better fund raiser than a catholic organization. As you said, they have a long tradition of "charitable" works and they just update them for the times they are in.

Re:time honored tradition (0, Flamebait)

drenehtsral (29789) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958021)

Christ on a pogo stick! Get over it already. I'm personaly an atheist, but I still think it's sort of a neat idea. Spit your venom elsewhere, please.

Re:time honored tradition (1)

terraformer (617565) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958078)

It wasn't venom, merely a healthy appreciation for reality and not some idealized view of the clergy... Personally I could care less how they make their money.

My favorite is Chimay beer (1)

swb (14022) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958022)

And their cheese is pretty good, too.

Re:time honored tradition (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958048)

can I also buy an absolution?
can I get discounts if I buy dozens? :-)

Makes you wonder (2, Funny)

Rathian (187923) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957869)

Whether Lexmark will attempt to DMCA them?

That'll make for a wonderful headeline:
"Lexmark to sue monks"

Still, can't help but think of Brother Theo from Babylon 5, great character.

Re:Makes you wonder (2, Funny)

D-Cypell (446534) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957938)

Whether Lexmark will attempt to DMCA them?

Nah... they havent got a prayer! ;o)

maybe this isn't such a good idea... (0)

Nadsat (652200) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957870)

I wonder if they sell to non-catholics? Or do they first circumsize and baptize everyone who buys a modem from them? :D

Re:maybe this isn't such a good idea... (2, Informative)

xao gypsie (641755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957979)

Or do they first circumsize and baptize everyone who buys a modem from them? :D
*ahem* it is the greek orthodox church, i believe that circumsized and baptizes.....not the catholics

Re:maybe this isn't such a good idea... (1)

cheesybagel (670288) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957984)

Catholics aren't circumsized. Jews are.

Re:maybe this isn't such a good idea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958006)

Some Catholics, especially orthodox, follow a strict interpretation of the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament, Jewish converts are circumsized. It is common practice for Catholics to be circumsized as well.

Re:maybe this isn't such a good idea... (1)

cheesybagel (670288) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958046)

I live in a country where we used to burn Jews and neo-Catholics during the so called Renaissance, my parents are Catholic, I am Catholic. So is the vast majority of the population.

I do not know one single circumcised person.

Re:maybe this isn't such a good idea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958093)

Which country do you live in? Catholic Holiday. Feast of the Circumcision: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03779a.htm

sinners (4, Funny)

arcanumas (646807) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957871)

I wonder if slashdoting the website of monks is actually a sin...

Re:sinners (5, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957946)

"I wonder if slashdoting the website of monks is actually a sin..."

Only if you get modded up for joking about it.

Re:sinners (2, Funny)

arcanumas (646807) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957972)

Only if you get modded up for joking about it.

I guess i should better go confess to them for being a karma whore.

Another alternative (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957872)

When I rut out of ink for my printer, I go see MOHAMMAD THE TERRORIST INK AND ACCESSORIES!
They have every brand of printer cartridges and ink ALWAYS in stock and are open 24 / 7 ! PRAISE BE TO ALLAH!
Also, 100% of proceeds go to fund terrorist activities! It's a win-win situation!

You insensitive clod! (1, Funny)

phaetonic (621542) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957873)

I'm an athiest!

And a libertarian, eh? (1)

Thinkit3 (671998) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957915)

Ah, religion and politics. The atheist/libertarian geek is quite common. Some /. polls may have brought this up. I'd be very surprised to see more than a quarter theist in any way.

Re:You insensitive clod! (1)

radicalskeptic (644346) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957929)

I'm an athiest!

You INFEDIL!

Which singularity? (1)

Thinkit3 (671998) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957985)

Uploading?

Re:Which singularity? (1)

radicalskeptic (644346) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958007)

This one. [aleph.se]

Re:You insensitive clod! (4, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957971)

I'm an athiest!

and a dyslexic too.

Dr Evils new plan... (3, Funny)

Eluding Reality (691589) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957882)

After Sharks with frickin laser beams didn't work out.... Dr Evil hatches his next plot - LASERMONKS
mwhhhahhahahaha mwhhhaaaa

Borrowed scripts (5, Funny)

ctrl-alt-elite (679492) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957883)

Looking over the page's source, it looks like they borrowed a lot of their JavaScript. Talk about copying scripture...

/rimshot

It gets weirder (3, Insightful)

Pflipp (130638) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957890)

I heard some of these monasteries actually make money off brewing beer!

(Next, they'll be back at handwriting Bibles again for the lack of printing ink...)

Re:It gets weirder (5, Interesting)

a-aiyar (528921) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957937)

Not that weird. Trappist monasteries have been brewing beer for centuries. They've been making cheese as well. Perhaps the best known Trappist beer and cheese are from the Scourmont abbey in southern Belgium -- can you say Chimay [chimay.com] :-)

Re:It gets weirder (5, Informative)

gwernol (167574) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957954)

I heard some of these monasteries actually make money off brewing beer!

There is a great and long tradition of Trappist monastaries brewing beer. The Belgian trappist ales are some of the finest in existence. If you like your beer dark, rich and potent then there is nothing finer. The best known are the Chimay [chimay.be] ales which are truly excellent, especially the chocolatey Trippel.

Goodness I think its time to leave work and find God at the bottom of a bottle...

Re:It gets weirder (3, Informative)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957961)

I heard some of these monasteries actually make money off brewing beer!

So? They're catholics, not mormons. Jesus turned water to wine, they turn grain to beer.

Some facts... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957900)

Before we start the anti-christian trolling, here's a few facts:

1. The bible is not a fairy tale. It is put together as a collection of independant first hand accounts, not mythology.

2. This is just another recycle-for-charity program.

3. At least half of all Americans are Christian.

4. Many (most) important scientific discoveries throughout history have been made by Christians (Wright brothers...)

5. Science has not explained many fundamental characteristics of the universe... and evolution doesn't fully explain how complex life developed. Science doesn't (yet) provide all the answers.

Bottom line: Christians aren't necessarily a colt believing a fairy tale.

But ALL religion is faith based. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957923)

Faith. The act of believing something with no proof.

Until then. it's a fairy tale.

Re:But ALL religion is faith based. (2, Insightful)

Aeolusz (734781) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958001)

Boy, could we ever have some fun with this one! Can you prove that Caesar existed? Can you prove that Napoleon tried to conquer much of Europe? Did these things happen: Absolutely! Why? Because there is a great deal of evidence. But how do you prove these things? Impossible! You must weigh the evidence. Saying that Christianity is a fairy tale because of a lack of proof is pretty lame -- not really worthy of slashdot if you ask me.

Re:But ALL religion is faith based. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958054)

Nice argument. You managed to strengthen the parent's point by your own rebuttal.

Did these things happen: Absolutely! Why? Because there is a great deal of evidence.

You said the keyword: evidence. There is exactly zero evidence that Christianity is valid. Hell, there isn't even a single shred of evidence that Christ was ever born.

Re:But ALL religion is faith based. (1)

Aeolusz (734781) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958104)

Wasn't meant to be a rebuttal to the parent but to the line about fairy tales. Perhaps I put too much faith in my clicking abilities. Zero evidence is a pretty silly kind of thing to say when even the strictest Atheist historians agree that Christ was born, lived and crucified.

Re:But ALL religion is faith based. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958010)

There are non-faith based 'religions'. Buddhism, anyone?

Re:But ALL religion is faith based. (1)

Slowtreme (701746) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958074)

Buddhism is faith based. You have faith that by following the teachings of those enlightened ones, you too can become enlightened.

Re:Some facts... (0, Offtopic)

Slowtreme (701746) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957927)

Bottom line: Christians aren't necessarily a colt believing a fairy tale.
Maybe it's more like a mare, or a pretty little pony?

You're a fricking Moron (-1)

AssTard (684911) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958073)

Yeah, you, you gotta have your head up your ass to believe any of that bullshit. Hell, Casper The Friendly Ghost is based on reality exactly as much as your God and his bastard son.
Get a Frinking clue you retard!

Re:Some facts... (1)

RabidStoat (689404) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958077)

1. The bible is not a fairy tale. It is put together as a collection of independant first hand accounts, not mythology.

Which version are we talking about here ? If it's a collection of first hand accounts why so many different edits ? Shurely they aren't putting a little spin on the stories to match them up to the social ails of the day ? No, didn't think so.

Aha! (1)

General Sherman (614373) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957909)

So they're the ones that have been spamming me!

Blasphemy (2, Funny)

contagen (659632) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957914)

I'm pretty sure slashdotting a bunch of monks is asking for plague, famine, or at least a couple of lightning bolts.

Re:Blasphemy (5, Funny)

Black Jack Hyde (2374) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957987)

Could be worse. They might be Shaolin monks, in which case Taco's going to get seven kinds of stuff kicked out of him for putting their bandwidth bill into the stratosphere.

Experiment in Progress (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7957920)

Can prayer help a web server? Apparently not!
Also I sure hope a slashdotting is not a sin. We are using up God's bandwidth after all.
Ok I'll stop....

Maybe we could find... (4, Funny)

HotNeedleOfInquiry (598897) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957935)

A witchdoctor toner refiller who could put a curse on SCO with each cartridge purchase.

aaah so thats where you're hiding... (0)

bbowers (596225) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957936)

that was getting a bit old after scrolling forever... I was hoping there were some actual comments at the bottom half of this!

no affiliation (4, Interesting)

chocolatetrumpet (73058) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957941)

I have no affiliation with Trappestine Quality Candy [trappistinecandy.com] except that Mom orders it every year around the holidays and it's really good. Just sayin'.

Ok, so I have an affinity. Check my nick. :sigh: Yum!

Douglas Adams is back! (2, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957953)

Wisconsin's LaserMonks say they'll give you a doozy of a deal

Are these LaserMonks related to the Electric Monk [forum2.org] by any chance?

Christianity, -1 overrated. (-1, Flamebait)

Thinkit3 (671998) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957957)

Way way overrated.

Slashdotting... (1)

Unnngh! (731758) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957966)

...We're all going to hell

Re:Slashdotting... (1)

danidude (672839) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958064)

...We're all going to hell

Speak for yourself, I didn't clik on the link to their website. It is useless... Long ago I discovered why nobody in /. RTFA.... the site of the Article is slashdotted anyway :)

/.ed (1)

trolman (648780) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957981)

They have been /.ed so use the google cache [216.239.37.104]

This supports charities albeit without the tax deduction.

I for one... (5, Funny)

tekiegreg (674773) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957994)

Welcome our new monk overlords, well actually they kinda are if they talk to god and all.

In my prayers tonight: "God, give me strength to put up with my job to take care of my Fiance..."
God: "I can do that for you, but buy some new toner for your HP Laserjet 1100 for only $50 at http://www.lasermonks.com and you'll get a raise and your Fiance will love you forever..."

Re:I for one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958024)

God always gets the most click-thrus.

I can see it now... (2, Funny)

DigitalHammer (581235) | more than 10 years ago | (#7957999)

In the year 5057 A.D., a consortum of middle aged monks form a weapons production business, selling their wares exclusively to Christian battle outposts and missionaries in distant galaxies, fighting a holy war against the masses of Romulan infidels...

and so these intergalatic boomstick hawkers called themselves...PhaserMonks.

Tax Write Off? (1)

clandaith (187570) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958009)

So, what if they change their pricing plans...

"For a donation to the church of $19.95 we will refill your printer cartriges for free."

Then, you can write off the donation!

Thanks for the warning (0, Troll)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958011)

It's good to know these things. Without being warned I might have actually done business with them and become part of the problem of them forcing their religious views on the "ignorant pegans" around the world. And, yes, I do know what I'm talking about - I was brought up in that cult as a child.

A slashdot atheist! (1)

Thinkit3 (671998) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958065)

Wow! No wonder I keep coming back here.

Re:Thanks for the warning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958082)

and now you're part of slashdot. coincidence? i think nyet!

err .. (1)

RabidStoat (689404) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958017)

I for one would like to welcome our toner cartridge weilding lasermonk overlords ?

A reasonable question (4, Informative)

Maigus (118056) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958026)

Are there going to be any comments to this story which aren't modded "funny"? I mean really, what can you say?

Re:A reasonable question (1)

RetroGeek (206522) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958091)

I mean really, what can you say?

Are there going to be any comments to this story which aren't modded "funny"?

Used it (1)

_Sexy_Pants_ (703751) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958043)

Yeah they're cheap as hell but the refurbished (is that the word to use?) cartridge for my HP 970 cxi flat out didn't work. In fact, I think my printer's been really confused since.

great organization (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958044)

You mean they can give me a reason not to buy from them two times ??

1. inferior refilled inkjet cartriges AND
2. supporting a church

I for one do not EVER willingly do business with any organization or entity that has a religious component.

No boy scouts, no Christian Childrens Fund, no Salvation Army, nothing fishy. .. and this isn't just about christianity ,. it's any religion, just happens that the majority religion in my area is christian.

New twist on an old idea. (4, Insightful)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958051)

Monks used inks to copy and illuminate manuscripts throughout the middle ages.

Now they are selling us the ink to copy and illuminate whatever manuscripts we want.

Since I'm pretty sure those ancient monks never had permission to copy any of the works they did, does that make them the original data pirates?

1 0WnZ0r y3 0ld 4$5

Complaints (1)

vpscolo (737900) | more than 10 years ago | (#7958052)

what if it goes wrong? Do you think God would give a refund?

Rus

BonsaiMonk has been doing this for a while now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958056)

check it out here [bonsaimonk.com] now if only there were a technoGeek monastery somewhere...

Just goes to show... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7958063)

That not even God can stand a slashdotting.
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