Of course it's possible. I've done that by accident on a few occasions before (selecting "show all records" on a huge log table). It's not smart and it certainly takes a while. The parser here isn't the only problem, sending Gigabytes of data over the office network for every page refresh is damn slow and generally you get shouted at a lot for overloading the network yet again.
perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'