Tuesday, September 14


Daily News Stuff 14 September 2021

Revenge Of The Scottish Play Edition

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  • Facebook has unveiled a new compression algorithm called Superpack that produces files typically 20% smaller than Zip.  (Facebook)

    It does this not by using a smarter algorithm, but by generating and compiling a custom algorithm on the fly.  If the file is large you can attach the code for the new algorithm to the compressed copy and still save space.  The decompression side takes that same custom algorithm and runs it in reverse.

    Not mentioned in the article: The terms safety, security, or buffer overflow.  The words exploit and exploited do appear, but not in the context I'm concerned with.

Tech News

Break Fast at Ye Tiffaine's Video of the Day

It was the best of tiffs; it was the worst of tiffs.

But wait, there's more.

Disclaimer: You say that like it's a bad thing.

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1 That anybody would think creating a file format that deliberately includes arbitrary code for execution was a good idea...
...without even discussing the lack-of-mind-set required to blindly trust said files.  Or Facebook.

Posted by: DougO at Wednesday, September 15 2021 07:44 AM (kqK5x)

2 ...no relation to the five-year-old SuperPack project on Github, apparently...


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, September 15 2021 08:32 AM (ZlYZd)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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