Re: GPL X-rays
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On 12/03/06 19:07, John Hasler wrote:
> Miles writes:
>> As I recall, there were some juicy lawsuits a while back - before people
>> figured out they shouldn't use lossy compression on medical x-rays.
> It's appalling that anyone responsible for such things would ever think you
Remember, high-detail uncompressed files are L-A-R-G-E *big*.
Depends on how long ago these suits were, and how poorly lossless
compression *might* work on that particular kind of image, a
reasonable argument *could* have been made that lossy compression
was needed. After all, a decent-sized hospital make a lot of
X-rays, which would eat up 40GB drives *very* quickly.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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