Google Gemini is really bad at compsci math

Be careful out there, folks.

Me> show an example of a GUID in ascii85 encoding

Gemini> Unfortunately, a standard GUID cannot be directly encoded using Ascii85 due to limitations in how both formats work.

Here’s why:

Ascii85: This encoding scheme takes 4 bytes of input and produces 5 bytes of output. A standard GUID is 16 bytes, which isn’t a multiple of 4. Trying to directly encode it would not be efficient or lossless.

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