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A Short On How the Wayback Machine Stores More Pages than Stars in the Milky Way

A Short On How the Wayback Machine Stores More Pages than Stars in the Milky Way:

How does the Wayback Machine work? Now with over 400 billion webpages indexed, allowing the Internet to be browsed all the way back to 1996, it’s an even more compelling question. I’ve looked several times but I’ve never found a really good answer.

Here’s some information from a thread on Hacker News. It starts with mmagin, a former Archive employee:


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