On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 11:22:31PM +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Gary, > > On 5/8/07, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 09:16:11PM +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > >> On 5/8/07, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> > > >> > Hey Guys, > >> > > >> > Does anybody have any websites where I can look up the latest > >> > in compression technology? I've got a very thin ISDL link > >> > so pulling streams over is like looking at postage-stamp images. > >> > > >> > There were whispers about fractal-compression as being the golden > >> > goal, but I can't find much about this one. Anybody have any > >> > clues here? > >> > > >> > thanks up front, > >> > > >> > gary > >> > >> see: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Sloot > >> > >> about the " Sloot Digital Coding System". great stuff. > >> > > > > Danke. > > that seems to be German, in Dutch "Bedankt" would be appropiate. i > appreciate the effort though.
Yes. As far as I know, on my father's side, I'm .5 German and .5 Hollander. But I'm also a linguistic moron. So I'm infinitely grateful that so many folk are speak English.. .... > > >I found the english wkik entry so I could understand the > > piece. Since Sloot is dead, no way of knowing. > > actually there is. the Dutch wiki-article has much more detail about the > case. > > this Sloot guy claimed he could compress any movie into 1kb ( 1024 > bytes ). he stored this 1kb movies on smartcards, which he would feed > into his magic machine to show the movies. Aha! Were these "smartcards" like microprint? One of my favorite philsophy texts has 400+ pages and is compressible into one small thinfilm. *Or*, by smartcard do you mean something non-optical? > > in The Netherlands there was press-coverage about this, and he was > able to attract investors and even a ( up to then ) reputable IT-guru > assiocated with Philips to back him. they found silicon-valley > investors who were interested. > > he died / killed himself / was murdered before his hoax could be uncovered. > > sounds a lot like the perpetuum mobile stories. So it *was* a hoax? Rats. Some weeks ago on Public Broadcasting, a few sentences were spoken on the potential of fractal geometry to achieve [I'm guessing] data-compression on the order of what Sloot was claiming. So far, no one has figured it out. It may be a dream... . > > >But this is the > > kind of leap forward that would save, oh, a few measly > > $Billions. And give millions of us faster and broader access. > > good luck! > > regards, > > usleep Same! and bedankt; ciao, gary -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"