[TAG] need information about sylpheed-claws
Thu Apr 14 21:33:25 MSD 2005
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 10:02:01PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 10:42:08PM -0600, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
>> > Right on both counts. I wasn't expecting people to actually *do* this,
>> > just to become aware of it. It _is_ an interesting sort of thing to
>> > with, though - 1GB shrunk to 700-some _bytes?_ Wow.
>> Depends on what you're compressing.
>> We use Microlite's BackupEdge on our Linux/filePro systems, and it's
>> not uncommon for us to see 70-80% compression on the key (data) segment
>> files, and I've seen over 90% on some.
> This was %99.99993 compression, Jay. Don't know about anyone else, but
> it impressed me.
There was a book I read when I was little about a boy who met a Martian
who had a spaceship disguised as a car. It was the intersection of two
technologies: (1) the spaceship walls couldn't be seen except with special
glasses, and (2) you could fold the car up and put it in your pocket. Now
that's compressibilty. I've often thought about how that would solve the
problem of parking spaces....
"Special glasses", heh heh. Now we know Ben's a Martian. In addition to
being a secret agent, computer consultant, and ship captian. "Yoga
instructor", right, likely story.
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