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lossless vs. uncompressed - what are you doing?

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sevtcard Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Mar 2009
Sun 15-Sep-13 11:55 PM

I am curious if you have looked at this link? it explains the process nicely....when i was in medical school, we had to memorize enormous amounts of generally unconnected data...i would use this exact technique to help me reconstruct the information i needed - i would generate a table of all of the information with salient row and column headers, memorize the headers (and i would use mnemonics to help me remember the row and column headings - another form of hopefully lossless data compression), each cell would get a 0 or 1...i would then generate a number for each row based upon the 0's and 1's (bits). i'd then translate the binary number into decimal and memorize the decimal numbers (one number for each row)....during the test, i'd regenerate the row and column headers, decompress the decimal number into bits (0's and 1's) and fill in the table...so, hundreds and hundreds of points of information were compressed into maybe 50 or so ...with no loss of data and with good marks on the exams....and, yes, despite this shortcut, i'm still a pretty good clinician...

Mark
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