Why are they called blobs?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ACardAttack, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. ACardAttack macrumors 6502

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    Just curious,why not just SHSH files or just SHSH as some refer to them...where does blob come from?
     
  2. Vinnie Madrox macrumors 6502

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  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I don't know who started that. They should simply be called signature hashes, or SHSH for short.
     
  4. packetlss macrumors newbie

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    Blob = Binary Large Object

    It's originally comes from the database side of things, where a blob is a large chunk of data that is not directly indexable in itself. For example and image, movies file or executable.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info. Now I know.
     
  6. ACardAttack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  7. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Haha sorry to semi-revive but ty. very good to know.
     
  8. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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  9. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    I feel embarrassed for knowing the answer to this question - thus I didn't answer! (plus I was not around...)

    Im tired.
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I would have never thought they were an acronym.
     

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