February 27, 2010
Slightly obscure/hardcore question, but hopefully enough clues here to get the answer.
Once upon a time there was a challenge. (1) was the target. (2) was the first attempt. (3) was the runner up but (4) eventually won.
Details of the challenge, please!
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Stack Overflow (the site) ran a Twitter Image encoding challenge. The goal was to create encodeing/decoding algorithims which could compress an image of the Mona Lisa into a size small enough to fit a single Tweet (140 characters).