IT News Thread, Xerox copiers alter numbers in Other News; I wonder how many in the scientific and engineering community now have to do a lot of checking to see ...
7th August 2013, 02:35 PM #1
Xerox copiers alter numbers
I wonder how many in the scientific and engineering community now have to do a lot of checking to see if plans they have sent out are correct?
BBC News - Confused Xerox copiers rewrite documents, expert finds Photocopiers made by Xerox are changing numbers on documents, a German computer scientist has discovered.
David Kriesel found that copies he made of construction plans had altered room dimensions.
7th August 2013, 02:43 PM #2
Lossy compression leads to data loss. Hardly news.
7th August 2013, 03:04 PM #3
I'll bet there are a few Xerox owners out there that would disagree with you there Geoff
Originally Posted by Geoff
7th August 2013, 03:27 PM #4
So long as it produces good copies of your arse, I don't see it as being a problem!
7th August 2013, 03:41 PM #5
Only happens when you muck with the settings (which have a big fat warning on them) and change them away from the defaults. The defaults for JBIG2 compression are set to lossless.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
Last edited by Geoff; 7th August 2013 at 03:42 PM.
7th August 2013, 05:21 PM #6
- Rep Power
So has anyone been affected by this?
8th August 2013, 10:02 AM #7
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