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    Random compression

    I made a new subforum: https://encode.su/forums/19-Random-compression
    Threads that disappeared might be there.

    Give me links of other related threads still remaining in "data compression"

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    I remember when I first started reading the forum, some ten years ago. God how the time flies.
    Anyway, I distinctly remember being dazzled by the claims of impossible ratios, promises of infinite storage and tales of 'unknown' or 'undiscovered' math. Heck, I even had a few of these ideas of my own. Luckily I never said anything out loud because I wanted to be sure first. Don't need to explain what happened next.

    The thing is, new members or visitors are very susceptible to that type of claims. To the time they understood what data compression is all about, they may have participated in more than a few pointless arguments, defending the 'right to dream' of some other misguided soul.

    So maybe is a good idea to write a sticky post right in the top of the subforum, explaining clearly that the following threads are not to be taken to the letter, and consist mostly of unsustained claims that are either mathematically impossible or not implemented ergo not tested or validated. And, that if any one of them actually happens to be true, it will be moved to the main section. This is not to sound dogmatic or elitist.

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    "So maybe is a good idea to write a sticky post right in the top of the subforum, explaining clearly that the following threads are not to be taken to the letter, and consist mostly of unsustained claims that are either mathematically impossible or not implemented ergo not tested or validated. And, that if any one of them actually happens to be true, it will be moved to the main section. "

    I agree with this. just to counter the BS claims with a bit of sound skepticism

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    I already have a sticky thread in "random compression". Just post a warning or something there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelwien View Post
    I already have a sticky thread in "random compression". Just post a warning or something there.
    Just go to my facebook page and watch my comment there, if im wrong please prove that

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    Like always, the guys at xkcd and their infinite wisdom

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    Well, time travel is one such solution - you just need to store coordinates of where/when information was stored.

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