Talk:Data compression

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"Compression is driven by low bandwidth paths between high bandwidth parts of the world" Section[edit]

This section seems very out of place. The ideas it discusses are interesting, but poorly worded and seemingly speculative, with no citations. It should be reviewed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.166.175.129 (talk) 14:45, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

missing answers to common questions[edit]

People may come here searching for : What is/was a packer, what is/was a cruncher? How do they correlate to modern compression types etc. Terms used in the eighty and nineties for compression I think should have some mention in here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.156.142.118 (talk) 11:40, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Compression of Random data[edit]

https://sites.google.com/site/rubikcompression/strictly-long and more explination on that sites home page. Anyone up for an independent code up? Given the "logic" of the usual response, an independent coding is the most obvious way to eliminate accusations of trickery. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.29.166.89 (talk) 00:23, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Stellar brilliance[edit]

Lossless compression reduces bits by identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy... Lossy compression reduces bits by identifying unnecessary information and removing it.

What is the difference between identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy and identifying unnecessary information and removing it?

Looks like there was once a message here, but it got filtered through tapioca and turned into goo.

Noisy channel? 178.38.152.228 (talk) 22:14, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Lossy removes information; lossless only removes redundancy. Dicklyon (talk) 22:24, 20 November 2014 (UTC)