It's time to mail this to my boss. Source: wtfacts.org/ Download link: www.unforgettable.dk/. There is a "zip bomb” called 42. zip that is only 42 kilobytes whe
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It's time to mail this to my boss

There is a "zip bomb” called
42. zip that is only 42
kilobytes when zipped,
but is 4. 5 Petabytes
uncompressed
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#1 - daftiduck (08/11/2013) [+] (25 replies)
Okay, I understand that's HUGE, but what exactly would unzipping something of that size do to a computer?
#2 to #1 - mudkipfucker ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
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I'm guessing this
#13 - lifeiscool **User deleted account** (08/11/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Unfortunately, it's basically a lot of zipped files zipped over and over again into zips. So, it's pretty difficult to actually harm your computer...
#16 to #13 - iwantawesomestuff (08/11/2013) [-]
It is made to **** up your antivirus if you try to scan it.
#69 - jasonthebomb (08/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#70 - zmbz **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (1 reply)
#71 to #70 - derpyhuman (08/12/2013) [-]
IT'S DONE IT!
#85 - tragickingdom (08/12/2013) [+] (15 replies)
I'm not really knowledgeable with computers, nut I get that that is a large amount. Can someone tell me exactly what would happen if you opened it? Would your computer just be really slow, crash, or totally lose it's **** and catch fire?

I NEED TO KNOW
User avatar #95 to #85 - gildemoono (08/12/2013) [-]
Think of computer memory like a stomach. It holds information (food) but can only hold so much. When this limit is met some information must be purged ( **** ) or in extreme cases vomitted. Its a slow enough process that your brain can tell you when you are full and prevent further food from entering the system before the rest is shat out. Now imagine eating a single pea when you're kinda hungry, but when it hits your stomach it instantly becomes the collective amount of oranges produced in Florida harvested in the past decade. Thats what happens to your computer.
#19 - cooldudexy (08/11/2013) [+] (10 replies)
www.unforgettable.dk/ dont unzip for the love of god dont
#155 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [+] (24 replies)
I have started manually unzipping this file, I have no idea how far I will get.
Thus far I have discovered that 42.zip contains 16 zips called lib. Each lib.zip contains 16 book.zip files. In each book there are 16 chapters and in each chapter there are 16 doc.zip.
It took almost 25 mins for me to unzip the chapters. I will begin the next stage immediately.
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#172 - berkut (08/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#162 - SILENCEnight (08/12/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #92 at Chopsticks ** ... why?
#21 - seaseventeen (08/11/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Myth: BUSTED
#22 to #21 - iwantawesomestuff (08/11/2013) [-]
Try scaning it with your antivirus.
User avatar #4 - astraea (08/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
how though?
#5 to #4 - iwantawesomestuff (08/11/2013) [-]
It is layers of files. First zip contains 16 zips, each of them contains 16 zips, and so on for 5 layers. And at the end each zip contains file of 4,3g
#74 - Ken M (08/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Can someone with a 10 year old ****** computer in the basement test this?
#87 to #74 - marlton (08/12/2013) [-]
My glorious sir I can indeed confirm its factuality. I tested it on my 9 year old dell tower. It is now broken.
#114 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Trying it....
#118 to #114 - misterobotunicorn (08/12/2013) [-]
im waiting for you computer to blow up.
im waiting for you computer to blow up.
User avatar #76 - MotorstormLegend (08/12/2013) [+] (11 replies)
I am confident that, within the next decade, we will create microchips which can house enough data to make this prank obsolete.
User avatar #121 to #76 - xtnega (08/12/2013) [-]
Moore's Law would suggest so, yes, but there's a problem: We're starting to hit the atomic scale. The highest experimental density currently possible, is one bit per 12 atoms. That's 100x denser than today's Hard Drives, leaving us with a maximum of something like 200TB Hard drives in the near future. But let's take this a step further; assuming we completely blow this 12-atom-per-bit experimental storage out of the water, rendering one bit per atom (With perhaps one empty atom space in between to keep things tidy, so basically '2 atom's worth of space per bit' storage capability). This leaves us with an extremely theoretical maximum of 2.4 Petabytes (1 atom's worth of space per bit), and a more reasonable theoretical maximum of 1.2 PB (2 atom's worth of space per bit), all within 10 years.
Moore's law suggests we'll be reaching this level by about 2040. So even then, not quite...
User avatar #31 - arsyro (08/12/2013) [+] (30 replies)
how much is a
User avatar #72 to #39 - jackknapp (08/12/2013) [-]
In other words, a **** ton of space.
#215 - grasman (08/12/2013) [-]
I like how it seems to be consisting of a lot of smaller zip files.   
So, if anyone were to unzip this it would silently fill up the whole temp-folder of windows until it doesn't have any free space anymore.   
Now the funny thing is many unexperienced pc users only have one partition.   
If the pc user isn't experienced with this kind of stuff it would probably make their computer unusable.   
LOL   
<MFW
I like how it seems to be consisting of a lot of smaller zip files.
So, if anyone were to unzip this it would silently fill up the whole temp-folder of windows until it doesn't have any free space anymore.
Now the funny thing is many unexperienced pc users only have one partition.
If the pc user isn't experienced with this kind of stuff it would probably make their computer unusable.
LOL
<MFW
User avatar #169 - lemurlemur (08/12/2013) [+] (6 replies)
i feel so alone here. what did any of that mean?
User avatar #197 to #178 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
well it wouldn't even work right? it'd start unzipping byte by byte so you could just stop it
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User avatar #139 to #137 - imcoolashell (08/12/2013) [-]
nope, still not big enough
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