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) [-]
Okay, I understand that's HUGE, but what exactly would unzipping something of that size do to a computer?
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#141 to #1 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
I am trying it...
User avatar #142 to #1 - PenguinsOfMars (08/12/2013) [-]
Extract until you're out of space then it says hey bro you don't have enough space then stop.
User avatar #154 to #1 - stefanolopcus (08/12/2013) [-]
imagine taking a pill that's only a cm long, but when it hits your stomach and reacts to the acids in there it opens up to about 4 miles wide

problem?
#229 to #1 - anon (08/16/2013) [-]
u will get msg saying that ur out of disk space
User avatar #14 to #1 - threadz (08/11/2013) [-]
It would say "Error, Insufficient space to unzip file"
User avatar #9 to #1 - fuzzyballs (08/11/2013) [-]
what todestyp said
you can't put more files on it than there is space you know, you can only cancel it, and then manually remove the files that it did put on your computer
User avatar #10 to #9 - daftiduck (08/11/2013) [-]
Well I kinda figured that. I just wondered if it did something more serious considering it's referred to as a bomb.
User avatar #12 to #10 - fuzzyballs (08/11/2013) [-]
at worst, it will slow down your computer so much it'll shut down, but that's unlikely to happen
User avatar #147 to #12 - patrickthenazarene (08/12/2013) [-]
it will actually corestop your computer if its allowed to continue enough because the computer wont be capable of processing the amount of data

It shuts down every process on the computer, allowing any programs being used with the zip bomb to Do as They Will through any software you have running
#43 to #1 - spartanswimmer (08/12/2013) [-]
It's 1000^5 bytes, one step above Terabytes which is 1000^4
#220 to #43 - BPA (08/12/2013) [-]
1024*
User avatar #33 to #1 - pacoseago ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Why don't you try it, and tell us what it does after you get a new computer?
#86 to #1 - bobbysnobby (08/12/2013) [-]
People tend to miss understand the Size is important but not because on its own it does anything to your system. Zip bombs are ways that virus creators work around virus scanning software. Lets say you are looking for a lego or a puzzle piece or whatever, its not so bad if you have a box of pieces if you are looking for a bunch of different pieces that could actually take you longer because you cant remember ever piece you gotta look back at which ones you need and kind of a back and forth process. So the more information you need to check through and check against has a exponential time growth. Well for virus scanning software its similar, they have file types, and a whole huge list of malicious software database that they check against. Well if you imbed a virus along with or inside of a zip bomb that virus software cannot handle the flow of data, because to check it it needs to extract it and extracting a Zip bomb creates an enormous amount of data that at the very least will create enormous slowdowns in your computers memory or at worst crash a bunch of your programs. So the file is hard to notice, hard to find, and really difficult to pin down and remove. Zip bombs are rarely very dangerous to the computer its self these days They used to be more problematic, but its what is stored with the zip bomb that is the real danger.
#221 to #86 - icameisawilostit (08/12/2013) [-]
Accidentally learning.
User avatar #15 to #1 - kebabs (08/11/2013) [-]
All the ******* who said it will just cover up your hard drive are wrong, it's called zip "bomb" for a reason, it will slow down your antivirus to a very large extent, it's just like AIDS, it neutralizes computer's immune system.
User avatar #73 to #15 - ilikeeatingcheese (08/12/2013) [-]
"Just like AIDS" loled pretty hard
#91 to #1 - hippymofuka (08/12/2013) [-]
something like this...
something like this...
User avatar #103 to #91 - theprocrastibator (08/12/2013) [-]
I love how incorrectly that disc is put in.
User avatar #8 to #1 - todestyp (08/11/2013) [-]
i think the computer will start uncompressing the files till your hard drive is full, then your computer will tell you that there is no longer space available...
User avatar #3 to #1 - razgrizninja (08/11/2013) [-]
theoretically fill all of there computer up with millions if not billions of files
User avatar #18 to #1 - Trollathon ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
what kebabs said

VVV
#2 to #1 - mudkipfucker (08/11/2013) [-]
This image has expired
I'm guessing this
#77 to #2 - fedexman (08/12/2013) [-]
Oh God...
#69 - jasonthebomb (08/12/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #76 - MotorstormLegend (08/12/2013) [-]
I am confident that, within the next decade, we will create microchips which can house enough data to make this prank obsolete.
User avatar #78 to #76 - Mortuus (08/12/2013) [-]
What would then stop us from creating a much larger file?
User avatar #80 to #78 - MotorstormLegend (08/12/2013) [-]
That is beyond the limited scope of this comment.
User avatar #113 to #76 - Nihatclodra (08/12/2013) [-]
Make a Zipbomb with 10000 42.zip in it.
User avatar #161 to #76 - vanoreo (08/12/2013) [-]
One day, kids will laugh at that size the way I laugh at floppy disks
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 #183 to #167 - xtnega (08/12/2013) [-]
So you're expecting that we'll be able to compress space-time in the next decade then?
User avatar #186 to #183 - krasnogvardiech (08/12/2013) [-]
Hell no. That's the difference between 60 years and 600. It's just that your spiel sounded a hell of a lot like that and I thought it was relevant.
User avatar #188 to #186 - xtnega (08/12/2013) [-]
Ah, I assumed it was some kind of counter to my argument.
Yeah, it's very interesting to see what will come of us once we reach that scale, but that's quite a few years away yet, so we don't have to worry!
#124 to #121 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
Quantum/Optical/Molecular Computer's disagree.
User avatar #131 to #124 - xtnega (08/12/2013) [-]
Quantum/Optical/Molecular storage won't be available at that level, within this decade, at all.
#19 - cooldudexy (08/11/2013) [-]
www.unforgettable.dk/ dont unzip for the love of god dont
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User avatar #62 to #19 - buttholee (08/12/2013) [-]
I want to download it... But I like my computer
User avatar #63 to #62 - cooldudexy (08/12/2013) [-]
download dont unzip
User avatar #64 to #63 - buttholee (08/12/2013) [-]
I'm still to worried... I suck on computers, and bound to **** up
User avatar #65 to #64 - cooldudexy (08/12/2013) [-]
i have it not gonna open it gonna send it places
User avatar #67 to #65 - buttholee (08/12/2013) [-]
Okay
#60 to #19 - oreosboi (08/12/2013) [-]
wha...what happens?
User avatar #98 to #60 - twothreefivefive (08/12/2013) [-]
Says what it does in the content, when you unzip the file, it decompresses onto your hard drive with more data than most computers can hold, and eventually destroys your hard drive.
User avatar #100 to #98 - twothreefivefive (08/12/2013) [-]
Actually my mistake. It doesn't overwrite your hard drive as something would say that the file is too big but it does overflow the computer crashing it.
#155 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
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.
#201 to #155 - acontradiction (08/12/2013) [-]
I must know what happens!
I must know what happens!
#203 to #201 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Well, currently 280GB of zip files and 7-zip estimates 16 hours until the second to last layer is done...
and it's the last layer that is really crazy huge...
#205 to #203 - acontradiction (08/12/2013) [-]
Big files need love too I guess!
#160 to #155 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Antivirus is starting to complain about zip bomb. This is where it gets interesting...
#166 to #160 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Estimate time remaining on the next level is 15 hours. I will let it run but I think that this is as deep as I will go. I will be back to post results when unzip is complete.
User avatar #171 to #166 - HellzReap (08/12/2013) [-]
Message me once it's finished. I'm interested.
#175 to #171 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
I will message you when I have filled my hard drive, I don't have anywhere near enough free space to get close to the bottom. I will go as far as I can go with the 2.2TB of space I had on the drive.

Currently about 16 mins into unzipping the next level and the total size is already at 76GB. With 7-zip still estimating over 15 hours remaining...

The next level is called pages in case anyone is interested.
#223 to #175 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Okay guys, here's the end result as far as I am concerned. I left 7-zip running and I went to bed. When I returned there was an error message and 7-zip had stopped unzipping. It would be impossible to figure out which files had already been opened already so this is where it ends.

1.24TB of useless zip files, I feel like I have gone far enough. This has been a fun adventure, thanks for all your support.
#222 to #175 - tsukaza ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
These books better be goddamned amazing. Message me too when you do it please.
I think we might be into some sorta Atlantis bestseller.
User avatar #217 to #175 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I too would like a message, this sounds radical.
User avatar #213 to #175 - stringfingerable ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Message me too
User avatar #206 to #175 - deathleprechaun (08/12/2013) [-]
It looks like it's the same 4.3GB .dll file at the end of each .zip.
#208 to #206 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Yup, and I'm going to leave those in there. For safety reasons...
Everything else will be unzipped!
User avatar #212 to #208 - deathleprechaun (08/12/2013) [-]
If your only goal is to see what happens when you fill your hard drive you could always shrink the partition and then unzip it all.
#214 to #212 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
There is no end goal, I just want to see how far I can go.
#218 to #214 - ariusbrightwing (08/12/2013) [-]
What brave ******* words, I wish to make your comment a quote used by the finest people alive in the superfuture.
User avatar #195 to #175 - deathleprechaun (08/12/2013) [-]
Where can I download this?
#198 to #195 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
Download link is in the description
User avatar #185 to #175 - strifethethird (08/12/2013) [-]
is there any use full info in any of the files or are they all blank?
#189 to #185 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
So far it is nothing but zip files, zip files, and more zip files.
User avatar #181 to #175 - unfortunately (08/12/2013) [-]
I'm interested also
User avatar #177 to #175 - starlarose (08/12/2013) [-]
keep it going and send me a message. i bet there's a page of nearly infinite dickbutts.
#172 - berkut (08/12/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
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#106 to #105 - wilhamlin ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
nope its nothing, lots of folders within folders within folders
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#108 to #107 - wilhamlin ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
nope, empty folders take up space, albeit a very small amount of space... you essentially have millions of folders, with nothing of interest .
User avatar #123 to #108 - desmondaltairezio (08/12/2013) [-]
must be a lot of folders because i have i think 12 million folders hiding my porn... but i actually dont know the size because the chain is too long for the computer to tell me any size
User avatar #143 to #123 - spyisspy (08/12/2013) [-]
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#125 to #123 - wilhamlin ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
it is. the way you make it is by making, lets say 50, empty folders and then zip them. then you copy that zip file about 50 times and then zip up the zip files and do it until the zip file is pretty big. you'll probably have to do that a few hundred times to actually get it to size... when i made a small one to see if i understood it correctly mine was about 5 kb zipped and i probably did went about 50 times with 42 folders each
User avatar #134 to #125 - sabcy (08/12/2013) [-]
I had a blank computer that had a never ending chain of folders all named the same thing.
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#110 to #109 - wilhamlin ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
nope never
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#116 to #112 - enclavexremnant (08/12/2013) [-]
It's people like you who keep the world turning.
It's people like you who keep the world turning.
#162 - SILENCEnight (08/12/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #92 at Chopsticks ** ... why?
#74 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
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.
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#71 to #70 - derpyhuman (08/12/2013) [-]
IT'S DONE IT!
#114 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
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.
#122 to #118 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
well so far i've discovered you can't really unzip it all at once... at least not in windows 7 or with 7-zip. So, based on what other people have been saying in other comments, i'm trying a virus scan to see if that'll blow it up lol. If that doesn't work, i'll just make a program to unzip it all at once to see what really happens...
#138 to #122 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
welp... it appears this file won't blow up on its own... -_-

i think if it wasn't password protected, it probably would though, the antivirus i used didn't seem to scan into any of the zipped files
#145 to #138 - eattherich (08/12/2013) [-]
Can I have a copy of your wallpaper please? I like what I see. It's a lot like my current one which is to the left here. =D
User avatar #168 to #145 - jtwagner (08/12/2013) [-]
yandere is best dere
#156 to #152 - eattherich (08/12/2013) [-]
Thank you. Also in many anti-virus scanners, only a few layers of recursion are performed on archives to help prevent attacks that would cause a buffer overflow, an out of memory condition, or exceed an acceptable amount of program execution time.
User avatar #170 to #156 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
yeah, but with a full system scan it probably would of scanned through all of the files though... i think in this case it probably because it didn't have permission to access the files because 42.zip is password protected...
#187 to #138 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
So i manually unzipped enough of the files to fill up my hard drive... i was at LEAST hoping for a blue screen, but 7-zip just gave me a nice little error message, oh well... /:
User avatar #144 to #138 - studmaster ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I see you are using avast wrong. You do not have the pirate language pack.
#148 to #144 - RdRunner (08/12/2013) [-]
i never thought i could be using a program so wrong....
#129 to #122 - fireworkmuffins (08/12/2013) [-]
Oh hey Lucy,   
   
pls dont kill me Lucy.
Oh hey Lucy,

pls dont kill me Lucy.
#85 - tragickingdom (08/12/2013) [-]
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 #96 to #85 - anonemous (08/12/2013) [-]
it fills your hard drive making your computer quit working
User avatar #102 to #85 - jacencaedus (08/12/2013) [-]
let's put it this way, to my knowledge, we don't have a hard drive larger than 10 terrabytes. a terrabyte is 1/1000 of a petabyte.
to answer your question, I have no idea what would happen
User avatar #104 to #85 - oliveirajo (08/12/2013) [-]
It will just stop unzipping when your memory will be full. I remember when me and my friends just had fun melting our RAM bars in Laptops for TEH LULZ
User avatar #89 to #88 - tragickingdom (08/12/2013) [-]
This answered exactly 0 of my questions.
User avatar #92 to #89 - chickenfarting (08/12/2013) [-]
its one thousand times bigger than a terabyte, which is one thousand times bigger than a gigabyte. 1000 to the 5th is 1000x 1000 to the 4th
#94 to #92 - tragickingdom (08/12/2013) [-]
yes but what would happen to the computer PHYSICALLY?
#99 to #94 - gmarrox (08/12/2013) [-]
Something like this

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User avatar #132 to #94 - lolguythesecond (08/12/2013) [-]
Dat pic made me laugh
#111 to #94 - hutty (08/12/2013) [-]
nothing ... computers are smart enough to know when they are out of space
User avatar #101 to #94 - vgmddg ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Unless you have a huge-ass NSA-sized server your computer simply wouldn't be able to store, work with, or handle all of the data it would output. There's simply nowhere for it to go. Your hard drive would fill up and it would have to stop unzipping it.

You're figuratively shoving 93 million metric tons of **** into a 10 pound bag.
User avatar #97 to #94 - chickenfarting (08/12/2013) [-]
Somebody else said that when your anti virus software checked it it would **** **** up or something, but I'm just going by what other people said
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.
User avatar #120 to #95 - slumberdonkey (08/12/2013) [-]
I think I understand computers now. Thank you.
#163 to #95 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
idiot simply put it wont unzip because theres not enough space.
#215 - grasman ONLINE (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   
&lt;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 #115 - ihatecarltonbanks (08/12/2013) [-]
wouldn't it say like "unpacking file 1 of 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999" or whatever and have a progress bar you could just cancel?
#173 to #115 - macjo (08/12/2013) [-]
no just calculating the number of files would fill ram and **** your computers
User avatar #31 - arsyro (08/12/2013) [-]
how much is a
User avatar #32 to #31 - arsyro (08/12/2013) [-]
PETABYTE
#39 to #32 - neelix (08/12/2013) [-]
A petabyte is 1000 terabytes, which is 1000 gigabytes
User avatar #72 to #39 - jackknapp (08/12/2013) [-]
In other words, a **** ton of space.
User avatar #81 to #39 - Mortuus (08/12/2013) [-]
A petabyte is ~1000 terabytes, which is 1,000,000 gigabytes.

I know what you meant, but it was phrased incorrectly.
#40 to #39 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
1024 for each
#41 to #40 - neelix (08/12/2013) [-]
Generally, when it comes to storage media, the base 10 value (1000) is used.
#42 to #41 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
bro it's 2 bits to a byte, 1024 onward from that, everyone knows that
User avatar #44 to #42 - yoo (08/12/2013) [-]
Actually it's 8 bits to a byte.
#46 to #44 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
it's anything from 0 to 255, in phones n **** its most commonly 8, in computers n **** its 2, 6, 8, or larger numbers
User avatar #47 to #46 - yoo (08/12/2013) [-]
I just got told!
#48 to #47 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
You could say, Yoo got told? haha nah
#50 to #48 - yoo (08/12/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#53 to #50 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
I don't have any reaction pics
#55 to #53 - yoo (08/12/2013) [-]
How do you survive on FunnyJunk?
How do you survive on FunnyJunk?
#56 to #55 - traveller (08/12/2013) [-]
It's all in the power of bandwagons bro, Phanact? yeah I hate that guy!
#59 to #56 - brettyht (08/12/2013) [-]
Wow, it's like magic!
Wow, it's like magic!
#57 to #56 - yoo (08/12/2013) [-]
You survive...
You survive...
#61 to #46 - neelix (08/12/2013) [-]
I don't think you're right. I'm open to be proven wrong, but from what I understand, the fundementals of binary to decimal (decimal then used in ASCII) is that there are only 8 bits of binary needed for any number needed in decimal. I think you're confusing the fundementals with the vast amount of variation in the implementation of technologies over the past 3 decades.
#45 to #42 - neelix (08/12/2013) [-]
I don't understand what you just said.
#82 to #40 - ROTFLcopter **User deleted account** (08/12/2013) [-]
No. A petabyte is indeed 1,000 terabytes.
A pebibyte, on the other hand, is 1,024 tebibytes.
The base 10 system uses abbreviations like PB and TB.
The base 2 system uses abbreviations like PiB and TiB.
Unless you see the ones with the "i" in the middle, or the words with the extra "b" that's really weird to pronounce, it's 1,000 and not 1,024.
Get your **** straight.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte
User avatar #34 to #32 - scootsmahboots (08/12/2013) [-]
1024 terabytes.
User avatar #35 to #34 - arsyro (08/12/2013) [-]
JESUS H CHRIST
User avatar #36 to #35 - trollofhalo (08/12/2013) [-]
>Has 1 Terabyte computer
>Buys enough USB strips to have 1024 USB slots
>Plugs in 1024 1 Terabyte USB slots (An extra terabyte to be safe)
>Downloads file
>Opens
>Nevergonnagiveyouup.gif
>Nevergonnagiveyouup.mp4
>Both play.
User avatar #54 to #36 - corso (08/12/2013) [-]
...Why would you need the .gif?
User avatar #58 to #54 - trollofhalo (08/12/2013) [-]
For ****** and giggles?
User avatar #37 to #36 - makedonski (08/12/2013) [-]
You'd still need 3.5 more petabytes.
User avatar #38 to #37 - trollofhalo (08/12/2013) [-]
I misread and though there was one Petabyte.

I'm sorry.
User avatar #4 - astraea (08/11/2013) [-]
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
User avatar #6 to #5 - astraea (08/11/2013) [-]
Yes, but how can a zip file make that into just like 42 kb
#7 to #6 - iwantawesomestuff (08/11/2013) [-]
Allocation of space. Because the content of the file is uniformly repeated throughout, it compresses very easily.
User avatar #17 to #6 - Trollathon ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
the way I made one, was opening a txt file in a hexeditor, and replacing it all with 0's.
this is an EXTREMELY efficient zippable file, you can make a 1gb txt file of just 0's and compress it to a few kb.

take a bunch of those zips, and compress them.
repeat.
??????
antivirus tries to scan it and unzips everything, flooding your computer and crashing it.
#180 - beatlestrainerwins (08/12/2013) [-]
as soon as i told my friend about this he tried sending it to me, then he sent it to his friend and this followed


whats a rat?
User avatar #194 to #180 - awesomerninjathing (08/12/2013) [-]
>being this edgy
User avatar #140 - spyisspy (08/12/2013) [-]
i knew about this
#149 - mrmamric (08/12/2013) [-]
Still not as big as my dick.
Still not as big as my dick.
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