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Dramatic Discovery of New Interpretive Compression Algorithm

Here at SpiderOak, we’re always excited about giving back to the community. In the development of SpiderOak, we’ve contributed a number of our internal projects as open source releases. None of those projects had us quite as excited as our latest release, though. We present to you:

Click here for more details on the algorithm.

Download the source code: invertedkernsquish-0.1.0.tar.ksquish


  1. Mugunth says:

    April Fool!

  2. Mitch says:

    This is going to revolutionize computer storage. I can't wait to see what you do with Wingdings, I hear its the primary font Seagate uses.

  3. Tomas Herman says:

    Oh my god the world of computers will never be the same! ;]

    (you guys made me laugh, good job :D)

  4. Annie says:

    Can also be re-purposed as a nice retro wallpaper.

  5. Robin says:

    I don't think this is particularly great. If you wanted some real compression you could just throw away all the zeros, as they are wasted space; nothing.

  6. Pavel says:

    Annie, I'd download and use the shit out of that.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Happy April Fools!

  8. Ben says:

    This even made it onto my blog when I was researching the application. Weeks later a user comment prompted me to look back and realize it didn't make any sense and was an April Fool's joke. Nice one! :)

  9. Glenn says:

    if you guys at SO have got time to concoct April Fool's jokes like these, then why don't you have time to fix they serious bugs in your software!

  10. Alan says:

    Those aren't bugs. They are April fool's jokes as well.

  11. Dave says:

    Glenn is a bit glum isn't he?

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