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[edit] 3 gigabyte attachment

Is it possible for Homestar to make a 3 gigabyte attachment? My new computer can barely stomach that. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

I bet that's why Strong Bad's computer exploded. —BazookaJoe 15:55, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

But can 'Homestar' make one? Rogue Leader / (my talk)

Probably not. 3 gigs is a very large file. —BazookaJoe 16:01, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Do we even know if Homestar has a computer? --bkmlb
Actually, we know Homestar at least has easy access to a computer, because Strong Bad had to get a Homestar Spam Filter Edgar's Baby's Daddy in candy product. He sends Strong Bad an email every 20 seconds. -EdgeMaster025

IT'S A CARTOON --Sherlock

Thank you, Sherlock. It won't be long before someone complains that they can't find the "Medi-a-lectrix Playa" for download on the internet. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 16:47, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Do I need to take you giziz wurd fer it that tree gigs is realy dat big? I meen HOW BIG IS THAT? Thechamp 21:54, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Sereously, HOW BIG IS THAT!?!?!?!?!? Thechamp 21:55, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Huge. All of the content on Homestar Runner.com is probably less. more than enough to crash an office computer. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

The site or the tre...er... three gigs, my HHHHHHHHHHH...ek... the key gets stuck Thechamp 22:04, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

The site. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

So the site crashes off ice comps Thechamp 22:07, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No, it doesn't, because you don't download all of H*R at once in an email attachment. Actually, the real issue with a three gig attachment is that it would crash the mail servers. Strong Bad would probably never get the email at all. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 23:27, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Three gigs is a bit less than a DVD. --The Real Zajac 21:12, 5 Aug 2005 (PDT)

For comparison, the size of the video that you actually see in the egg is 144KB. 3GB is about 22000 times larger than that. The entire content of H*R is about 300MB, or a tenth of 3GB. --phlip TC 04:28, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

^^How do you know the exact numbers if those are? Posted by Martin F.

The 144KB is courtesy of Flash Decompiler. The 300MB is from Right-click->Properties on the almost-complete copy of H*R on my hard drive. --phlip TC 06:14, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

And why 3GB? My wild guess is that it's a reference to Gmail (Google mail), that now offers 2GB of email storage for free, which is much higher than people are used to, Hotmail was still at 2MB not so long ago!. 3GB is a simple way to express "more than it could fit in a Gmail account". VL-Tone 05:54, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

It was probably just thought up as some mind-blowingly large number for a web cartoon (or whatever you want to call it) but not too big so it'd seem believable. I mean if you want a comparison Microsoft Encarta is about 2MB and that's a whole database, this is just some little cartoon thing. The Pardack
What defines a number that is too big for an email attachment? This "common knowledge" number change over time, it's linked with the size of what constitutes something too big for an average email account in that particular period of time. Gmail sets the bar and is the current (or future?) common reference to what a free email account storage space should be. (Anyway I guess my chit chat should belong in the forum) VL-Tone
I don't think it's a reference to Gmail or anything. My theory is that they chose three because it's a common number people use (three strikes, three wishes, three chances, etc.) and gigabytes because it's the biggest unit of computer storage that the average person is familiar with. -Polly 19:30, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I guess you are right Polly, still Gmail is the first thing that popped into my head when I heard "3 Gig attachment" instead of what you would expect from puppet Homestar, which would be something like "3 Gazillions Begabytes". VL-Tone 05:26, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I think that the 3 gig attachment is a virus. Psduckie 23:02, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Desc

Um, I think it might be worth cutting down the introduction description thing so it doesn't actually contain every other joke in the toon... Maybe just have it say "Strong Bad has computer troubles at the office" or something...

Yep, definitely. --Ookelaylay 18:58, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That does give away some jokes. I think it should be when the first person said...whoever that was.--bkmlb

Was the first commenter a member or not, not that this matters, I think he makes a good point (he or she or heshe) Thechamp 22:02, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I'm changing it right now, because the summary isn't supposed to be an entire plot summary!

How did this page get deleted like I saw on the Main Page?-Gordon 584

[edit] Main Page

How come I see it deleted or red on the Main Page?????-Gordon 500+84

A troll moved the page. It has since been fixed. In the future, if something looks weird on the Main Page, please follow the instructions on the Main Page discussion page and purge the cache. That fixed the problem. Also, please sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks. -- Tom 23:39, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] 3 Gigabyte STUFF Attachment

It's likely that the 3GB attachment was the "Medi-a-lecrix Playa" and the video file, as most movies do not come in a .exe file, and a file of that length would have to be ridiculously lossless to warrant a 3GB file size.

Posted on: 21:10, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 04:09, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 10–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Biz Cas Fri 3.

[edit] I wish my girlfriend didn't leave me

The Cheat is wearing a necktie similar to Reynold's from the The Cheat Commandos.

Posted on: 18:41, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 02:49, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhemingly declined, 15–3. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Biz Cas Fri 3.

[edit] Dogbert?

The Cheat's necktie is also similar to that worn by Dogbert from the Dilbert comic strip, which makes sense.

Posted on: 17:51, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 18:27, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was automatically declined (patently false), 2–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Biz Cas Fri 3.

[edit] Thats The Joke!

This is another instance of Strong Bad's Computer Malfunctioning.

Posted on: 17:51, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 02:28, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was automatically accepted (running gag), 4–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Biz Cas Fri 3.

[edit] Buddy List

Is it worth mentioning that IM Buddy lists are usually stored on the service's server, and thus are acccesilbe from anywhere? Or is that irrelelvant? (Thejapanesegeek 12:35, 28 April 2006 (UTC))

[edit] The "Medi-a-lectrix Playa" is also a reference to...

The "Medi-a-lectrix Playa" is also a reference to Windows Media Player, a Microsoft computer application that renders audio and video content.

This shouldn't be unless the OS that strong bad was using is also made by the same company. I suggest taking the reference down as Winamp was available since 1997, 2 years after Windows 95 was released. ColdReactive 18:54, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Um

Am I the ONLY ONE that can hear a deep, trembaling sound in the quality of the line "Back up your files" when he says it to homestar? On the DVD Version (on YouTube), it's completely different. It's like they recorded it and overlayed it for this. --Still Homsar 13:26, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

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