Philosophic Noodling (was Re: Internet Health)

Eric Wald eswald at
Sat Oct 9 18:33:23 MDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, Levi Pearson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Paul Seamons <paul at> wrote:
>> And to return to a slightly more on topic and flame-able subject,
>> spending too much time worrying about the reality or dimensionality of
>> time is akin to using a graphics only screen saver that consumes 80% CPU
>> (it is nice to look at and pass the time but wastes a lot of energy not
>> getting anything done).
> Sure, but the screen saver *does* prevent the burn-in of the phosphors
> on your CRT monitor!

In theory, anyway.  There have been certain Disney-sponsored screen
savers with a bright white logo that caused more burn-in than it saved.

- Eric

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