NOTICE: New contest (finally)

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    Hmmm... it's 3:40 now. Who submitted entries?
    Away.

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    I put one in at 5AM EST.
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    Just FYI, I was at a family reunion for the past few days, so I couldn't do any work over that time.

    Hmmm... it's 3:40 now. Who submitted entries?
    xsquared, casey, blackrat. If your name isn't listed, you didn't submit in time.

    Xsquared asked me when grading would be done, so I'll give a response: Probably by the next weekend, maybe sooner. It's a long time to grade a few entries, but I'm just making sure I don't underestimate and leave some people waiting.

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    I'm sorry that I was not able to compete.

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    Just out of curiosity, did you guys use known algorithms like Huffman and Lempel-Ziv, or did you try to come up with new ones?
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    Originally posted by Zach L.
    Just out of curiosity, did you guys use known algorithms like Huffman and Lempel-Ziv, or did you try to come up with new ones?
    I'm not sure about xsquared, but the other two used no algorithm: just copied the file. Who wins depends on whether xsquared's works.

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    Hey... I made an attempt to use Huffman compression :P A lot of the code that would have been necessary is there...
    Away.

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    My Huffman worked.
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    Now the real question is, did it have to be lossless data compression? Why copy when you can delete?
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    If you're compressing text files and exe's, its gonna have to be lossless.
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    Only if you want to get out what you put in...
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    I assumed that when ygf said that we were compressing exe's, he wanted them to run after decompression.
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    >>but the other two used no algorithm: just copied the file.
    I'm insulted (not really ), my algorithm was a carefully crafted work of art designed to give the best average compression and performance for all possible inputs using a well known concept of data compression. So there.

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    My Huffman worked.
    Not the first time I tried it. Decompression of a text file (after compression) got me garbage. I haven't tested it under windows, though.

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    >>I assumed that when ygf said that we were compressing exe's, he wanted them to run after decompression.

    Don't read too much into the rules now.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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