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[edit] Screenshot size

I think that the recently added screenshot is a bit large. Usually we just stick to the default size displayed on H* Or there abouts. --Tom 16:47, 14 Sep 2004 (MST)

It's my addition, and I think you're right. I'll fix it. --Carson 16:54, 14 Sep 2004 (MST)
Fixed. --Carson 16:58, 14 Sep 2004 (MST)
Fantastic. Good work. --Tom 17:01, 14 Sep 2004 (MST)

[edit] Justin Bailey

The text below was moved from the article page. While this may or may not be valid, this is a case where the talk page should be used.

One thing I corrected was the change from "JUSTIN BAILEY ****** ******" to "****** JUSTIN BAILEY ******". The former code is the correct one (though the latter may work, that's not the standard code used). The asterisks are not placed there for emphasis, it's how the code is.

And for the record, the whole JUSTIN BAILEY thing is a coincidence. That code just happens to be one of the valid codes for swimsuit mode. You can verify this with a Metroid Password Generator.

This was NOT PORN, however. It was discovered when a gamer found out that by entering his name on the first line of the password entry and a series of dashes on the second, Samus became, for lack of a better term, "Super Samus". The password screen would look like this: JUSTIN BAILEY

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The code works with spaces instead of dashes as well.

Uh... gamer name? That sounds like an urban legend. I've heard that it stands for 'JUST IN BAILEY', where 'bailey' is British slang for swimsuit, but no internet page will validate that. -- 08:58, 30 Nov 2004 (MST)

I've read that the "bailey = slang" thing isn't true. I don't think anyone really knows who came up with the Bailey code. Another code that works is
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Clearly, this is a current and vibrant discussion. Nevertheless, see Metroid for an interesting read on both the "Justin Bailey" and the "Narpas Sword" passwords. Trey56 21:35, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] DVD Killed the Compy-o Star

It seems fairly obvious by the fact that the commentary for this e-mail mentioned the Lappy 486 that the release of the DVD reminded the Chaps to get rid of the Compy. Anyone else think they should have waited a bit longer and/or used a different new computer so that it wouldn't seem that way? -- 17:13, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I really don't like the Lappy, or at least I miss the compy way too much. The Lappy seemed like too much of a technical leap forward, almost like S.B. using the Cheat's iMac. -- 23:18, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
The Lappy 486 isn't much of a technical leap forward; laptops have been made since before the 8086/8088 and IBM PC. If anything was a large technical leap, it would be going from a 6502 to an 80386. His next step was much smaller in scope compared. (-Payphone Ed, not logged in)
So this is why everybody hates the new Strong Bad Emails? Because he got a new computer? --Gafaddict 19:01, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Why!!?!? Why, SB, why?? This cartoon almost made me cry!(Geez, am I that emotionally fragile??)

[edit] late? are you sure?

I think homestar says "Marzipan is lame", not "Marzipan is late". Vote below.-- Benol, aka Coach B 14:15, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] lame

-- Benol, aka Coach B 14:15, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] late

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] The Other Incredible Hulk

At the end of the email when Strong Bad says "Take your vitamins, pretend you're hilarious, and always, always, e-mail Strong Bad." is a parody of the way Hulk Hogan used to tell fans to "train, say your prayers, and take your vitamins" in the '80s.

Posted on: 20:50, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 18:44, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 12–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/invisibility.

[edit] IBM Logo

I'm a bit worried about the RWR "The striped white on blue 386 logo seen when the computer is turned on directly mimics the striped white on blue IBM logo shown when old IBM computers — such as the PC Jr. — are turned on." To begin with, the PC Jr. was an 8088 computer — and was no longer produced when the 80386 CPU was introduced, so I've taken that part out of the fun fact. Furthermore, the IBM loading screen looked a bit different (it has more stripes), and it also included a multicolored bar [1]. So on the one hand, we only have slight similarity that might be coincidental. On the other hand, I don't think TBC would have actually gone and researched how the startup screen actually looked like. Unless we can find a picture of a similar boot screen displaying a different logo, we should probably keep this fact. Does anybody remember any old boot screens? Loafing 08:20, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

The Compy 386 page mentions this fact too (and has for quite a while now). --DorianGray

[edit] Tampering, perhaps....

When Strong Bad returns, there is nothing on the screen; when he left, Brothacheese's email was still on the screen. Unless someone has been tampering with the computer, the email should still be there.

This sort of thing could easily be caused by any number of things, including a power outage, though there is definitely a chance that someone, possibly Homestar, may have been messing with Strong Bad's computer.

In other news, stay tuned for when I get off my twees and take a picture of the boot screen for my old IBM PS/ValuePoint, which, IIRC, has a large IBM logo. (Other IBM machines in my collection lack said logos or aren't PCs). As well, the 386 logo definitely is a take-off on the IBM logo, I have no doubts about that. (-Payphone Ed, who forgot his login details AGAIN)

Perhaps, but any reasons why would be speculation, and would not go in the article. The only thing we can say is that TBC (probably) goofed and just didn't put the text back up for the return scene. --DorianGray 01:33, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] I find

The text in the loading screen is bigger than the text for most loading screens like that. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 14:36, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Correct saying.

Listen carefully at the part when Strong Bad is waving his cake on Strong Mad. He says more of a "And the winner" instead of what it is said on the page. Is this true? -- 18:43, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Sin Studley inflection

I hold that Strong Bad mimics the inflection of "Sincerely" when he says "Sin Studley". However, it's only when he says "Sincerely" on its own. Compare it to his inflection in cheat talk. It's nearly identical. But compared to his inflection in website, where the word "yours" is added, it's quite different. -- ■■   PURPLE Φ ORNAMENT   ■■ 19:44, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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