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The HAL Screen Saver
Stanley Kubrick did not live to see the year 2001, but the key protagonist of his classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey is alive and well. An anonymous designer has gone to great lengths to recreate the HAL9000 computer screens, down to font and color accuracy (the process is documented on one of the site's pages). The results are available free to the public as a FLASH animated screen saver which not only pays homage to a great movie, it also makes your computer look way more important than it really is.