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|[-] Glossary: RPI; Ridges-per-Inch|
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- RPI, a three letter abbreviation (TLA) for Ridges-per-Inch, a crude but accurate measurement of the excellence of a solution. Despite its name, and the fact that it is stated as a numeral, the abbreviation can be used for just about anything, as it has no direct correspondence with ridges or inches.
- According to Bane, this is the original definition of Ridges per Inch:
- "Basically, the attractiveness of a thrashing oily metal remote-controlled hentai tentacle dildo hose (I'm sure you'll have no problems visualising it) is primarily governed by the ridge count. However, though RPI became the term of choice, there are plenty of other aspects to evil penetrative devices that can affect their overall desirability. Tell them, Amy!
- Huh? Oh no, not Rose...
- "Sure! Therefore, a specific device could have few ridges, but compensation in the areas of, say, electrical contact points or square-wave vibratory mechanisms could bump its overall RPI right past a really ridgy but otherwise conventional torture toy.
- Back to you, oh blushing hedgehog!"
- On a less obscene note, or at least a differently obscene note, Ridges-per-Inch can also be a measure of a solution's indirectness (or oilyness, although the term shouldn't be confused with Oily Hoover or Oily Ruler).
- The Good Doctor is infamous for his indirect solutions; for example, when building a machine to whirl the blue rodent around, he would pick the most inefficient way possible, such as holding the rodent still, and spinning the entire room around, including himself. Of course, the motor he chooses to use, being a non-magnetic device that works by heating ball bearings, outputs so much heat that the rodent would be cooked before he could "enjoy" the whirling, so another motor of the same power is required to power a fan to keep the rodent cool, which can only work by spinning the opposite direction to the room, which would counterweight it and stop the whole thing spinning in the first place, so another motor needs to be added outside the room to spin it again, and when that explodes, it will destroy the room and rodent anyway. (see Oily Hoover)
- This would be a high ridge-per-inch solution, and since the room and the rodent were both destroyed, it would also qualify as an Oily Hoover solution. The solution is too complicated to qualify as an Oily Ruler solution.
- RPI can also refer to the organicness of a situation.
- Here is an artist's impression of extreme RPI.
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