[OT] mythical compression scheme - was Re: [ILUG] A sysadmin dream come true !
gary_mccloskey at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:30:25 GMT 2002
Much discussion on this all over the web. Unless the guy has developed a
portable quantum wormhole, it's all guff. See the compression FAQ as to why.
Interestingly, there was a similar scheme with similar promises a few years
As for the press release it's interesting to note that it promises the
compression for "almost random" data. Obviously this suggests it's for a
defined value of like almost random. Such as an infinite string of 1s? :)
>From: Stephane Dudzinski <stephane at antefacto.com>
>To: Ilug <ilug at linux.ie>
>Subject: [ILUG] A sysadmin dream come true !
>Date: 14 Jan 2002 11:02:27 +0000
>Wow! Infinite compressions and backups on a floppy, what a great new
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