pixel sort /n./ [Commodore users] Any compression routine
which irretrievably loses valuable data in the process of
crunching it. Disparagingly used for `lossy' methods such as
JPEG. The theory, of course, is that these methods are only used on
photographic images in which minor loss-of-data is not visible to
the human eye. The term `pixel sort' implies distrust of this
theory. Compare bogo-sort.
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