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Ben Goldacre just posted audio of the Windows MSPaint executable interpreted as a wave file.

Windows 7 x64 MS Paint EXE Interpereted as PCM Data by R2Bl3nd


Near the end, the amount of repetition is crazy. I was wondering why they don’t compress these files, but on closer listen, the sound modulates kind of like through a wah pedal… so the numbers are indeed different even though the rhythmic patterns are similar.

This makes me wonder about a whole new compression scheme based on the “rhythm” of numbers in code, instead of the straight text patterns like ZIP and RTE. Does anyone know of a compression scheme that could handle that?

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