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This is what going up to the window in a government hospital will be like in 10 years... Thanks for getting me prepared.
The problem isn't 775 copies, but rather 775 cycles of lossy compression/decompression.Imagine converting milk into powdered form and then reconstituting it with water. Repeat 775 times and then see what it tastes like.
@Hunter: 42 times is the magic mark for reconstituting milk. Don't ask me why.
If you've ever got a lot of time to kill, try the same trick with WinZip and notice the difference.
Transcoding is not copying.They call it lossy for a reason.D∈T
There is no loss in the copy of digital files. There is loss, however, when you upload and download to YouTube because YouTube compresses and downsamples your files.Oh wait, everyone else already said this...
Two thoughts, the first from an art perspective;That is so cool!Second:After I had figured out that my wife was in a cult, and had committed adultery, that's what happened to her face. I shit you not. It's like the muscles in her face had completely disengaged, started acting independently of each other, and she became a gargoyle. I was like, "Whoa, Honey, you need help." But, to this day, everyone seems to think it's me with the problem.Nothing's ever been the same, for me, since.
If they used a lossless compression algorithm, there wouldn't be much of a problem except perhaps some random bit dropouts. But like others have pointed out, a lossy algorithm throws away data with each iteration. The problem is that lossless algorithms don't compress as well so the file sizes would be considerably larger than with a lossy compression scheme.
42 times is the magic mark for reconstituting milk. Don't ask me why.Technically, it's 6 x 9 times.
Bit rot, baby!!
After I had figured out that my wife was in a cult, and had committed adultery, that's what happened to her face. I shit you not. It's like the muscles in her face had completely disengaged, started acting independently of each other, and she became a gargoyle. I was like, "Whoa, Honey, you need help." But, to this day, everyone seems to think it's me with the problem.Nothing's ever been the same, for me, since.Ha, best comment on Althouse, ever. You need write a short story or even a novel on this theme.
So at what point in the image transfer did he lose his soul?
@Crack: Post-Modern Impressionism, eh? That was actually my first impulse upon seeing this video as well (insert digital-degradation-of-the-human-spirit thesis here). WV: fecubsta: That's what the video said.
"If they used a lossless compression algorithm"Whoa, stop right there. The reason nobody much uses lossless compression for A/V is that they don't compress worth a darn, for the simple reason that there isn't much exact redundancy to eliminate. Lossy compression lets you find "approximate" redundancy.
Careful with the volume.
Well why wouldn't you keep uploading/copying the original file? You don't keep putting things through compression, duh. Not the same thing at all.
In "Multiplicity", it only took Doug three copies to notice the same thing.
I did 1000 of them. I mean, the extra 250 aren't that different, but still it's a rounder number:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qKz5YW5J-U
Honestly, this is a step up from the 'government hospitals' that currently exist. LA County Hospital is a nightmare, especially because people use the emergency room for problems that could be better taken care of by preventative care, as health care reform will hopefully start moving towards.
Cheaper than drugs.
Wow--by the time you get to #1000, the audio just sounds like someone repeatedly vomiting.Cheaper than drugs.That was my thought upon watching the video portion of some of the later ones: "I wonder if that's what a bad acid trip was like."wv: partner. First time I've gotten a real word, I think.
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