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Jan Sloot died on 11 July, 1999

Dutch electronics technician and computer programmer who supposedly developed a revolutionary technique for compressing data which could compress a full movie into just 8kb. However, in weird a twist of fate, Sloot died of a heart attack a day before a deal was to be signed with investors. The Sloot Digital Coding System could never see the light of day because an all important compiler which was stored on a floppy disk had disappeared mysteriously.