Today, RFC 5984 (Increasing Throughput in IP Networks) was released. It contains some interesting and very advanced ideas that will make data compression needless, at least in the large field of data transmission. So as much as I appreciate the work that has been done working on these new methods, I know that this will be very likely the end of, so let me say I really enjoyed the discussions with all you people here before the forum goes down.

By the way, I think they had the help of some people from here or from comp.compression to achieve this breakthrough - the PPG method sounds very familiar.