Saturday, September 19, 2020

Youtube like -- GUBA.com Welcome to the Gigantic Usenet Binaries Archive (GUBA). 1998


Welcome to the Gigantic Usenet Binaries Archive (GUBA).   1998   

It copied Youtube in 2006

It's last throws was 2010 and died and taken over by some bullshit chinese spam site.
https://web.archive.org/web/20100912034037/http://www.guba.com/




Tuesday, September 01, 2020

500'000€ Prize for Compressing Human Knowledge

500'000€ Prize for Compressing Human Knowledge

http://prize.hutter1.net/

The Task

Losslessly compress the 1GB file enwik9 to less than 116MB. More precisely:
  • Create a Linux or Windows compressor comp.exe of size S1 that compresses enwik9 to archive.exe of size S2 such that S:=S1+S2 < L := 116'673'681 = previous record.
  • If run, archive.exe produces (without input from other sources) a 109 byte file that is identical to enwik9.
  • If we can verify your claim, you are eligible for a prize of 500'000€×(1-S/L). Minimum claim is 5'000€ (1% improvement).
  • Restrictions: Must run in ≲100 hours using a single CPU core and <10gb a="" and="" class="extern" hdd="" href="http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/145066" nbsp="" on="" our="" ram="" style="color: black;">test machine
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