[REBOL] Re: Compression
From: ptretter:norcom2000 at: 17-Apr-2001 12:27
I can understand that its hard to believe but I struggled with this along
time. I couldnt sleep at times. I tried talking to math professionals
looking for an answer but couldnt get one. Slowely, I started to understand
what couldnt be done and scrapped it immediately. I also struggled with
number size and had to find alternatives. Finally, I found the solution
which is very unique compared to current compression methods. That was the
hardest part. Now the next pieces will be easy. To create the software to
perform the calculations. Once I get that piece in place then I can move
much more agressively with a prototype.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Cole" <[ryanc--iesco-dms--com]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:17 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: Compression
> I am sure you can understand that most people have a hard time believing
you, as you may have guessed. If I did not know you, I would be be laughing
at you. Bypassing argument of whether or not you are correct, how far have
you gotten? What sort of time does it to compress something? Generally
speaking, how does it work?
> BTW, make sure to fill out a patend disclosure immediately!
> Paul Tretter wrote:
> > Coming soon! Image putting greater than 3600 CD's worth of data on a
floppy disk. Or take a Gigabyte worth of data and compress it to under
400bytes. I purchased /View/Pro and will most likely purchase runtime
licenses once they are available for /View and begin distribution of NEW
compression software depending on the licensing terms available. Imagine
with 400 byes of compressed data (representing a gig or more) what this
could mean to handheld devices like portable mp3 players or digital cameras.
The capablity to store your entire mp3 collection in a portable device. I
know your interested but you will have to wait a bit longer. Thanks to the
guys in the IRC REBOL channel on EFNET for your help and cooperation (you
know who you are).