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Makes you wonder... are there other data compression algorithms we could employ?

What if your favorite song/movie could be encoded as a compact factorial?

At the rate they're releasing these movies, surely this converges to 1 eventually 😄

@fribbledom @LogicalDash I was wondering if you were referring to the *number* that represents the movie - due to the low quality - or the *chance of finding* said number - due to the high movie quantity.

Then I realized, it's two perspectives on the same thing.

@realTimo @fribbledom @LogicalDash I've only seen 15 minutes of some Fast and Furious movie in Dubai, they were great

@fribbledom In theory if you have the correct RNG you could make a seed that generates anything.

@felix @fribbledom the book you're waiting to get published is presumably already here https://libraryofbabel.info/

@felix @fribbledom There is also Gallery pf Babel on the same site, with pictures but with the same concept. I did some math at one point and I am pretty sure they don't have literally all the combinations of pixels for that one image format and it's just a dynamic gimmick. For one it takes an unreasonable amount of time to compute that iirc and for second it would take a lot of storage.

@fribbledom Depends on the complexity of your musical/movie tastes, I guess.

The entirety of Youtube is just stored as offsets within Pi and kept on a single USB flash drive in Larry's pocket

@fribbledom I remember just after high school, a friend of mine tried all kinds of crazy compression ideas. His favorite one was to XOR the data with a random number. THEORETICALLY, after (n) tries, it could come up with a number that would allow for tremendous compression of the original file.

Decompression would be wicked fast, but compression (FINDING the right number to XOR with) might take an eternity. ;)

@fribbledom music being stored like svgs are for images?

clayot@LogicalDash@cybre.space@fribbledom if we could rapidly factor such enormous numbers we'd have bigger problems re: security