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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Sunday March 24, 2002
05:46 PM

MSWord is bigger than me

[ #3750 ]
Dear Log,

«Consider that the brain itself is created from a genome with only 23 million bytes of useful information (that's what's left of the 800 million byte genome when you eliminate all the redundancies, e.g., the sequence "ALU" which is repeated hundreds of thousands of times). 23 million bytes is not that much information (it's less than Microsoft Word).»

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  • "when you eliminate all the redundancies"? Would that be like subjecting your brain to a non-lossy compression process? (I understand that the cold compression algorithms are much more soothing.)