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  • n. A computer program that displays aesthetic patterns or images when the computer is not being used.


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  • Aren't screensavers supposed to do their work when you're not looking at your screen? So who cares what they look like, or even if they are there at all?

    *waits a few seconds until his fish tank appears*

    January 22, 2008

  • A way to use up those spare CPU cycles without accomplishing anything productive. Often beautiful, and unless you're still using an old CRT display, utterly pointless.

    January 21, 2008