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Submission + - Stanford Engineers Explain How They Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO's S (ieee.org)

Tekla Perry writes: Professor Tsachy Weissman and Ph.D student Vinith Misra came up with (almost) believable compression algorithms for HBO's Silicon Valley. Some constraints--they had to seem plausible, look good when illustrated on a whiteboard, and work with the punchline, "middle out". Next season the engineers may encourage producers to tackle the challenge of local decodability.
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Stanford Engineers Explain How They Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO's S

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How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.

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