30 July 2018 satire code

The Database That Can Store the Internet

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could save the entire Internet into a database? Well, you can now do so! Infinite exploits a simple loophole in your operating system to enable you to store an infinite amount of data, without using a single byte.

How it works

A file contains data, which is measured in bytes. If a file contains Hello!, it takes up 7 bytes (remember to count the newline character). If a file contains Bye bye~, it takes up 9 bytes. Simple.

Now what if a file contains nothing? How many bytes would the file take up? That’s right, 0! But a file can still store data, even if it contains nothing. Where? In its name of course! If we store data in its name, we can now have a file that stores data, but contains nothing, and thus takes up 0 bytes!

Here, have some evidence.

Very convincing evidence
Very convincing evidence

I like it!

The source code for this project can be found here. Feel free to give it a ⭐️and use it in production 🤪!