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NaDa, 100% BugFree Software (I mean it)

Contributed by Dengue on from the humor dept.

ViPER writes : " Enjoy the new NaDa 0.5 !
NaDa is a new concept. A thought, really. It is very light : 1 byte. It doesn't take long to fetch. It doesn't take long to understand. It doesn't disturb your habits nor does it makes you feel insecure. It is a reassuring piece of software that does nothing, and does it very well. That's a lot !


Compatible with all Mac OSs, including OS X Jaguar, all Windows versions, all flavors of UNIX/Linux, Amiga, BeOS, everything you can think of, because we strongly believe that NaDa does nothing for everybody.

Sorry guys, running 3_3 is just boring, nothing to patch these days....;)"

Compatible with all operating systems past, present and future, and performs equally well on any platform. I suspect this implements the DaDa API (considering it's french roots). Lighten up, it's funny and I never get to make surrealist jokes like: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb? (a fish!) anymore.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    what the heck is this?

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      It's nada ;-)

      Nada in portuguese/spanish means N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

  2. By Eugene O'Reilly () on

    I am not complaining my FreeBSD farm has not been demanding any patching for nearly 3 months now. If you get bored install Linux :)

    1. By asenchi () on

      LOL! this made my day. yeah, so it is boring at work. :^)

  3. By A () Fish on Called

    Oh! I know: a whiteboard.

    No! An action figure, a tube of industrial adhesive, a disused railway line!

  4. By tedu () on

    not efficient at all. 1 byte of nothing? but it takes 1024 bytes of an ffs fragment, plus 80 bytes of inode, plus 16 bytes of directory space to store. that's an efficiency of only 0.00089285. or put another way, 112000% bloat. terrible.

    /dev/zero is far superior. it's as much nothing as you need, and only requires 96 bytes of disk storage. infinite efficiency.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      /dev/zero is far superior. it's as much nothing as you need, and only requires 96 bytes of disk storage. infinite efficiency.

      In terms of disk efficiency, /dev/urandom is the best, bar none. It contains all the files you've ever had, currently have, and ever will have, as well as a whole lot of nothing. It's kind of slow to get the exact data you want, but it's there, if you're willing to wait. That's why i symlink /dev/todo to /dev/urandom (no es nada, es todo).

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I found a bug!
    I accidently renamed my NaDa file to the name of my music directory, and whilst' executing a script that moved some downloaded files into my music directory the script failed to execute.

    So according to the description of NaDa I've found a bug. It did more than nothing, namely something - something it was not thought of to do, thus a bug!

    Toga! Toga! Toga!

  6. By joe_bruin () on

    sorry, the license on this product is not acceptable, and we will be seeking a free replacement.
    if anyone out there wants to implement it, feel free. be sure to include a man page with your source submission.

  7. By krh () on

    NaDa is clearly bloated. IOCCC winner 1994/smr ( is much much smaller, offers all of the same advantages, *plus* it's a quine!

  8. By djm () on

    Have you heard that great piece of music? It is called 4'33"

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      It's a joy indeed, performed by Coltrane.

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