March 31, 2001

Lossy File Compression - (April Fool's Joke)

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, "Hi. I maintain a 'project' at SourceForge named LZIP, which can compress your files down to 0% of their original size. How does it work? The 'L' stands for 'lossy.' I put the page together last year for April Fool's, but was unable to get any news site to pick it up. I figure *somebody* must think it's funny, and since NewsForge is parented by the same people that gave approval to my wasting of VA Linux's server space for this gag, maybe you would deem it worth a mention on April Fool's Day."

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