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 +====== Insensatus ======
 +Insensatus is the codename for the irrational compression algorithm. Insensatus is a compression algorithm that matches the nigh-random byte strings of well compressed data to subsections of irrational numbers.
 +The core idea is that irrational numbers are actually random and given enough time and computational power all strings can be represented with 3 numbers: the base, number we're taking the squareroot of; the offset, where to start looking in the number; and the length, how many digits/​characters to use from the irrational number.
 +The trick is to find these numbers for a string and have the total space required to store the numbers be less than the total space of the string being compressed.
 +===== Implementation/​Design Challenges =====
 +The C language'​s doubles are not large nor precise enough to actually do the calculations required, plus I need to convert from base-10 to base-256. Thus I decided to write my own base-256 library.