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Month: November 2020

The story of the student, who created the most famous compression algorithm, because he tried to avoid an exam

This is the third in a series of articles where I go over the basics of common type of compressions. You can find the first article here When you take pictures, he’s there.When you listen to music, he’s there.When you surf the web, he’s there.This article is dedicated to him. *** Drawing lesson Question: How would a basic drawing software which allows you to draw in just eight colors, encode the information into bits? A common way to do this is to predefine a specific bit sequence, of a fixed length, per color. For eight colors we…