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*To*: cypherpunks@toad.com*Subject*: PI Compression*From*: "Kent Hastings" <kent_hastings@qmail2.aero.org>*Date*: 21 May 93 15:33:10 U*Posted-Date*: 21 May 93 15:33:10 U

PI Compression It may have been discussed here months ago, but my favorite bogus compression scheme is "pi compression". Any number like pi or SQRT(2) can be represented as an infinite sequence of non-repeating bits (there are repetitive patterns, but eventually the sequence breaks out). A finite bit string can be represented simply as the starting location and length in pi. Since all possible finite bit strings are, by definition, contained in the unending cavalcade of bits in pi, all literary works, radio programs, TV, 3D holos, feelies, etc for all sentient species from the remotest past to the distant future, in every possible alternate universe is in little old pi. PI has been in the public domain from antiquity, therefore all parts of pi are public domain, just like every chapter, paragraph, sentence, word and bit are parts of a book. Who would dare argue against these reasonable assertions? Kent - kent_hastings@qmail2.aero.org.

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