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Nicholas Sherlock 04-27-2005 01:40 AM

Save to paper?
 
Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of a recent program which allows you to print out data
onto paper (It gets encoded as columns of white or black squares)? All I
can find is the ancient www.paperdisk.com.

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock

Bruce Sinclair 04-27-2005 03:13 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
In article <426f10d3$1@news.orcon.net.nz>, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Collector=BBNZ?= <collector.nz@gmail.com> wrote:
>Hank said the following on 27/04/2005 4:08 p.m.:
>> And how would you get it back into the computer?
>>

>If you had visited the op original link you would see that
>it is scanned and interpreted by a program to turn it back
>into comp type data.


Does it have a silverfish driver ? :)

Bruce


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Dave - Dave.net.nz 04-27-2005 03:56 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Nicholas Sherlock wrote:
> Does anyone know of a recent program which allows you to print out data
> onto paper (It gets encoded as columns of white or black squares)? All I
> can find is the ancient www.paperdisk.com.


I got this new fandangled thing called a printer, it comes with some
software called a driver, and, the data is human readable(assuming that
humans can read english).

soryy, couldn't help myself... and neither can anyone else.

Nicholas Sherlock 04-27-2005 03:58 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
> Nicholas Sherlock wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know of a recent program which allows you to print out
>> data onto paper (It gets encoded as columns of white or black
>> squares)? All I can find is the ancient www.paperdisk.com.

>
>
> I got this new fandangled thing called a printer, it comes with some
> software called a driver, and, the data is human readable(assuming that
> humans can read english).
>
> soryy, couldn't help myself... and neither can anyone else.


Thanks, but I'm talking about printing out binary data: applications,
backups and compressed files. You can get a few megs of data on each
page with a black and white printer, multiply by at least 4 with a
colour one.

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock

Hank 04-27-2005 04:08 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
And how would you get it back into the computer?


Collector»NZ 04-27-2005 04:11 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Hank said the following on 27/04/2005 4:08 p.m.:
> And how would you get it back into the computer?
>

If you had visited the op original link you would see that
it is scanned and interpreted by a program to turn it back
into comp type data.



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Dave - Dave.net.nz 04-27-2005 04:14 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Hank wrote:
> And how would you get it back into the computer?


Dont snip so much please... keep the messages in context.

Scan it?

Shane 04-27-2005 04:15 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:11:19 +1200, Collector»NZ wrote:

> Hank said the following on 27/04/2005 4:08 p.m.:
>> And how would you get it back into the computer?
>>

> If you had visited the op original link you would see that
> it is scanned and interpreted by a program to turn it back
> into comp type data.


jebus!
I thought they had outlawed punch card systems years ago
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Dave - Dave.net.nz 04-27-2005 04:26 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Shane wrote:
>>>And how would you get it back into the computer?


>>If you had visited the op original link you would see that
>>it is scanned and interpreted by a program to turn it back
>>into comp type data.


> jebus!
> I thought they had outlawed punch card systems years ago


actually at 4MB for a piece of paper, it's probably cheaper to
physically mail p2p than to use Jetstream... might even be quicker too.

Dave - Dave.net.nz 04-27-2005 04:32 AM

Re: Save to paper?
 
Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
>> jebus!
>> I thought they had outlawed punch card systems years ago


> actually at 4MB for a piece of paper, it's probably cheaper to
> physically mail p2p than to use Jetstream... might even be quicker too.


sorry, only a few MB per page... but from nicks later post...
"multiply by at least 4 with a colour one"

so thats ~8MB per side, 16MB per A4 sheet, thats pretty good.

I wonder if you could then scan as jpeg, compress into zip and reprint
to paper?

endless compression... bring on the perpetual motion... I knew it was
possible.


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