What's the Absolute Minimum You Can Compress Data to?

If you've ever tried to squeeze data down into a tiny file, you'll know that there comes a point where you can't get it any smaller. This video explains why that is.

The answer is something you might have heard about in physics or chemistry classes back at school: entropy. But it turns out Professor David Brailsford can do a better job of explaining that concept—so you should watch the video. [YouTube]


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