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#1 blueballs

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

I downloaded a 5mb service manual that had about 20 pages of text,I thought that was bit strange. Then I downloaded another version of the same manual with virtually the exact same content that came to 34.5mbs?  Whats do you think is going on here,should I be suspicious?


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 02:13 PM

That's strange.  Are they PDF files?


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:56 PM

That's strange.  Are they PDF files?

Yes both of them.I checked the other PDF file and it actually came to 38.5 mbs?


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 05:12 AM

Well Agouti, it looks like we have a mystery here? I counted the pages,it came to 15.That's 15 pages of plain text and a few schematics that adds up to 38.5 Mbs.I cant help but be suss about this,I wonder if there is malware in there? I mean how can one service manual be 5mbs and a near identical second version of the same manual be 38.5Mbs? There has to be something hidden in there.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 05:24 AM

Do the schematics in both scale correctly? If one has schematics as vector images and the other has them as bitmaps, there will be a big difference in the stored data size.


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