It's just one of these days you feel like reading a bunch of RFCs for fun.

Like DEFLATE. tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951

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Now that I think about it, compression algorithms seem to be a fair measure of entropy—if your data compresses poorly, it must be pretty random.

Of course this isn't an absolute measure, but it feels like a fair heuristic to an uneducated soul like me.

I suppose for many it must have made intuitive sense, I'm just pointing this out for myself.

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