encryption bloats file

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sat Jan 10 02:27:30 CET 2009

David Shaw wrote:
> Not double.  By definition ASCII armor is around 1/3 larger (actually
> 137%) than the original document (not counting headers and such, but
> they only amount to a few hundred bytes, not megs).

I was assuming that "about double" was a term of art, and it was perhaps
possible that it was being stretched to mean a much smaller increase.

> Other way around - the original file was ~700MB.  The decrypted file was
> ~350MB.

D'oh!  Right.  Sorry.

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