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    Lightbulb The Sloot digital coding system

    Hi there,
    I came across the Sloot system on youtube, it claims to be able to use dna similar algorithms to compress data to kilo-bytes or even bytes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQsWP6n03EU
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    I have noticed that it have a file called "dna.tbl" which is more than +700mb, which makes me think that instead of compressing a file, the sloot system tries to convert a file to an index of the table file "dna.tbl"
    That means that the table file "dna.tbl" can continue to grow, even beyond terabytes.

    Note: the software was never published, instead an old website:
    http://jansloot.telcomsoft.nl/Source...Paper_V1.0.pdf
    http://jansloot.telcomsoft.nl/Forum/...9#.WctlfVuCyM8
    What is your professional thought about the sloot system.


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    I would pack all my stored photos to DNA files then ZIP all those DNA files into DNA.zip and compress this with DNA to a ~240 byte single DNA file. Genious. And since all my photos are in that single file I would delete the originals. Next, my movies...

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    calm down, Sloot is clearly not data compression, instead i think it's data indexing, or something simpler
    http://jansloot.telcomsoft.nl/Source...m#.WcuAYFuCyM8

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrised View Post
    [SIZE=5]Hi there, I came across the Sloot system on youtube, it claims to be able to use dna similar algorithms to compress data to kilo-bytes or even bytes.
    Which is, of course, a scam. Just count how many files you can represent by N bytes (256^N, namely) and how many files there are with size M > N (M^256, of course). Now, tell me how to construct an injective function from an finite, larger set into a smaller set. Or to put it in a simple way: Why doesn't New York uses five-digit phone numbers for everyone in the city?

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    Yes, it is a misconception out of ignorance and/or greed.

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