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also if you're wondering why so many files use three letter extensions, like how JPEGs are often .JPG: it's because of MS-DOS. DOS allowed for filenames with a maximum length of 8.3 - that is, eight letters with a three letter extension. so FILENAME.JPG is okay, but FILE_NAME.JPEG is too long on both accounts. everyone just kinda agreed that 3 is a good number for file extensions and here we are still using it for pretty much everything even though it hasn't been required for decades



Content warning: how does compression work? why does a compressed JPEG look different, but a JPEG in a compressed zip file looks the same? (long, serious)


Content warning: how does OCRbot work? (long, serious)