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    News!!!!

    Hello EveryOne
    Well here is the News..a person here in Pakistan at Sialkot city has developed a compression algorithim that compresses 20 Gigabytes of raw data in 1.44 MB so that it could e put into a floppy. I 've met the person. He showed me the algorithim and demonstarted the compression to me. He was visited by WinZip team, they offered him a few thousand dollars. He turned down the offer and now he plans to publish it under GPL. That would be a great thing to do. What do you guys say???
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    Until I see a link with info that goes into more details... it's kinda hard to accept.

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    Aye its sounds good, never heard of anything near that amount before but if it can be done.....

    Sounds even better that its going to be GPL, good on him!


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    Ask for more money.... "A few thousand"..... Robbing Bastards.....Sheesh
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    Ommy: Are you sure it was not 20 MB on a 1.44MB floppy? That would seem a lot more realistic.
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    Hmmmm, like the others I find this highly suspicous. based on what I know about compression, how much duplicate data can be tagged and stripped in order to compress a file of that size down to 1.44Mb?

    I'd be very interested in link to a legitimate website which has more info on this if indeed it is true.
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    I call BS on this on, now way there is enough repeat data in 20gb to strip it down to 1.4 mb thats not how compresion works, and if he did aproch winzip no way they only offer a few thousand dollars 50% compression is considered great we are talking 2000% compression here.
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    Actually its way more than 2000% were going from 20,000MB to 1.4MB which is about 15,000% compression.

    I have to agree with the BS this is physically impossible.Were talking about patterns or 0's and 1's and that are ordered in a schematic way(usually doing a tally of a series of 0's or 1's that repeat) for a new represnetation that can be reversed.
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    S3cur|ty4ng31: thanks for the refresher in basic math...its late in the day and I am too lazy to dig out a calculator
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    IMHO, it sounds too good to be true, so that means it probably is...
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