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Save that screen

The screensaver won't actually help the Lappy's LCD screen – only older CRT monitors need screensavers.

From: technology
Posted on: 15:11, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • I didn't know this before reading the fact.
  • Although screensavers have other uses, "The screen is saved, man. This thing's gonna last like 50 years!" suggests Strong Bad is more interested in the saving aspect.
  • A screensaver on a laptop would be less desireable (sp) than turning the screen off entirely or putting the system in some sort of standby or hibernation mode as it would use power to process and display the image(s).

Arguments against:

  • For a while now, screensavers have served no purpose other than entertainment or security, even in CRT monitors.
  • Screen Savers don't just save CRT screens from burn-in, they are also often used to "lock" computers and hide data on the screen. Many workplace environments require some form of password-protected screen saver (even if it just blanks the screen) if you leave your computer unattended for more than a few minutes, so random passers-by can't snoop.

Additional comments:

  • According to the wiki, the screensaver will actually reduce the lifetime of the display, since "the fluorescent backlight remains lit and ages faster than it would if the screen was turned off completely."


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. phlip TC
  2. Trey56
  3. I R F
  4. Lapper (talk)
  5. Mycroft Holmes
  6. GG Crono
  7. Seriously (Talk)
  8. DJM1791 · (Sup | Stuff I Did!)
  9. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  10. User:Jetamoo/sig
  11. teeeffoh!
  12. DorianGray
  13. Has Matt? (talk)
  14. Bad Graphics Ghost
  15. The Chort
  16. NFITC1talk
  17. LePorello / T / C
  18. Thunderbird
  19. BazookaJoe
  1. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
  2. Arrow'd
  3. Heimstern Läufer
  4. FireBird|Talk
  5. webseitler
  6. Benabik

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Food Court of Public Opinion

Food Court is probably also a reference to the kind of seemingly irrelevant places you find gangs of teenagers congregating while making use of their phones, Strong Bad often makes very accurate commentary on certain types of people like this, especially in the last email, secret identity. Food Courts are indoor plazas containing numerous different vendors of different foodstuffs, almost like an opened-out mall just for food.

From: technology
Posted on: 19:36, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • The explanation of food courts is relevant and not necessarily common knowledge.

Arguments against:

  • This "fact" is mostly opinion.
  • There are three seperate thoughts in this item; teenagers, food courts, and cell phones; Strong Bad's commentary's on the foibles of youth; and an explanation of what a food court is.
  • The reference to Secret Identity doesn't make a clear explanation as to what the relationship between the two e-mails is.
  • The one factual part (the explanation of food courts) is not exactly earth-shattering.
  • It's too long.
  • Any explanation belongs on the Food Court page.

Additional comments:


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. PolarBoy
  2. DorianGray
  3. NFITC1talk
  4. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
  5. Heimstern Läufer
  6. Trey56
  7. — User:ACupOfCoffee@
  8. LePorello / T / C
  9. D2htornado
  10. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  11. User:Bill Martinson/sig
  12. I R F
  13. Mycroft Holmes
  14. Lapper (talk)
  15. Seriously (Talk)
  16. teeeffoh!
  17. Has Matt? (talk)
  18. AbdiViklas

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