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Microsoft's announced it will adopt the Brotli compression algorithm that Google open-sourced last year in future versions of its Edge browser. Google gave Brotli to the world in September 2015, pointing out that it is compatible with the venerable “Deflate” algorithm but also offers a compression ratio somewhere between 20 …

  1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    It's "Brötli" (a small bread or breadroll) and has nothing to do with broccoli. Or Broccoli. Or the James Bond movies.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Cool story bro.

    2. TeeCee Gold badge
      Facepalm

      I see. Which part of "pun" did you fail to understand?

      1. Christian Berger

        Puns only work...

        ...among the most simmilar words. That's why team isn't a pun on tea, even though they share the tea.

        A better image would of course be something like this:

        https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%B6tchen#/media/File:Kaisersemmel-.jpg

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Coat

    So Bros before..

    decompression?

  3. Your alien overlord - fear me

    So now all extensions look like they come from Brasil (.br)?

    1. Tom 38 Silver badge

      I don't know why they didn't just go with ".brötli" as the extension. We should be well past 8+3/unicode limitations, this isn't the 90s.

  4. Duffy Moon

    I had no idea that bro = aggressive. I just thought it was an abbreviation of brother.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      follow the link for the backstory.

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