This is what I mean when I use the word 'random' or 'random-appearing'.
1) My compressor technology ONLY compress'es random-appearing-data. It is not able to reduce the filesize of files containing information that can be compressed using conventional compressors', say or ARJ or GZIP.
(While one can XOR the input of say, a text file, and that will enable the material to be compressed, it is much better to first compress such a file with a good quality compressor, say an ARJ compressor or other high quality CONVENTIONAL compressor.) After all, XOR'ing does not reduce filesize. Compression, even conventional compression, does!
2) Only buffer's of substantial size can be compressed. The amount of computer time required to compress smaller files, say 64k, is so high so as to make the effort impractical.
3) As the program exists today, it accepts one or more buffers of 8MB of previously compressed data and produces smaller buffers as output. It does not seem terribly difficult to me for the method to be extended to handle ordinary files. In fact, I do this now (not well, though).
For various reasons, I am interested in restricting the use of my products (now only one program) to the United States. Further, I am not enamored of the patenting process -- it is really a mechanism for managing information disclosure, and very little protection is provided from really bad people -- people I would not do business with in any case. So I am offering to license my program by means of trade secret ONLY.
My program is suited for use with data that is written once and read many times, such as movies or other entertainment data, etc. It is probably not suitable for data that is written once and read only several times unless space is a critical problem constraint.
Our demonstrating process involves two machines, not connected by wire or other means. Compression occurs on one machine, the results are transferred by floppy and the result is de-compressed on another machine. These machines can be inspected by a technician, they are ordinary PC's running FreeBSD.
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