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  •  There is ENORMOUS potential for compression (2+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, Cliss

    with email, between its highly compressible textual nature, mass emails and non-unique attachments. That mass email with the 15MB video attachment sent to 80 people is basically 15MB + a few kbytes more for addresses and overhead, not 80x15MB = 1.2GB. And many attachments aren't even unique to the specific group email, but are the same buttshot of Beyonce that 50,000 other people sent today. Once you identify it as such, every other instance where it's attached requires a few dozen bytes at most extra.

    I'm actually kind of skeptical at how little storage space is needed for voice that you claim above (10:1 compression of WHAT?), but I agree that it's absolutely doable, if not by you or me, then certainly the NSA. Anyone who claims that it can't be done needs to put their Amiga for sale on eBay.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:51:22 PM PDT

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