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The world's first supercomputer, the CDC 6600, was launched in 1964 and designed by Seymour Cray. It had a processing speed of up to 3 million floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) and a combined data storage capacity of a whopping 1 megabyte.

Today's cell phones have 100,000 times as much storage and as for FLOPS they can handle about 5 trillion.

So with all this progress at the ready, why would anyone consider storing their precious music collections in the FLAC format?

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio CODEC) reduces storage size to about 1/2 without any loss. The penalty paid is minor: a bit more processing power is required to decompress the FLAC data.

But again, why?


I am curious and would ask each of you your reasoning. Inquiring minds want to know.

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