Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's possiblewith today's technology.

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Wed May 18 15:44:08 CDT 2011


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Landon Stewart [mailto:lstewart at superb.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:08 PM
> To: nanog
> Subject: Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's
> possiblewith today's technology.
> 
> Lets say you had a file that was 1,000,000,000 characters consisting
of
> 8,000,000,000bits.  What if instead of transferring that file through
> the
> interwebs you transmitted a mathematical equation to tell a computer
on
> the
> other end how to *construct* that file.

Congratulations.  You have just invented compression.


 




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