Letters to theo

dorks
computernotok

#1

ie computer problems

hi theo. i’ve compressed a 12.8Mb folder with winrar and it’s only gone down to 12.7Mb

a) why
2) how do i make it smaller

thank you in advance, your pal
japes


#2

I thought this was a play on Letters to Cleo and we were going to have a pun thread


#3

Fuck’s sake got Finch stuck in my head now, prick


#4

it was


#5

Some files are more efficiently compressed than others


#6

What came first: the thread title, or the content?


#7

The files in your folder were probably already in a compressed format - mp3, png, gif, jpg, jar or something on those lines.

Oh and 2) delete the files. You’ll get the size down to practically nothing.


#8

tell you what, i’m not content with the size of these fucking files


#9

some files are more efficiently compressed than other files’ mothers.


#10

how do i send big jay pegs then


#11

Are they jpegs of a dog? If so then just email the person and say “it’s a picture of a dog”.


#12

Upload them to dropbox and share the link?

(You can open each one individually in a decent graphics program and set the compression ratio to something higher, winzip/winrar won’t do anything for you.)


#13

Use wetransfer. You can’t really compress jpegs, they’re already compressed. Same goes for other compressed file types.

Wetransfer ftw.


#14

@theo

don’t you find it annoying when people assume you love, are into and responsible for anything that’s related to IT?

(not saying you’re doing this japes)


#15

I’d just post them to big jay’s address.

(this is the response you wanted, wasn’t it)


#16

it’s pictures of a bell end machine. not even joking.


#17

(even though you are)


#18

his picture is of an evil AI robot, he handles some of the techy bits on the forum, and I believe he works for Maplins.

Bet he loves it.


#19


#20

hi theo

burrito next week?

can do any lunch apart from mon and thurs