Hi, I'm Tom Scott. These are some of the things I've made and done. They'll probably come back to haunt me in a few years' time.

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  1. mnbgt101

    Where is my unedited leaf blower footage?

  2. Muhammed Oyeleke

    That ending 😂

  3. Rich

    A prefix for sarcasm

  4. Lee Oswald

    Ok, i finished the task, i took some hours Now it's time to continue watching 👍

  5. David Thomas

    There are so many things incorrect in this video it's hard to know where to start.

  6. Kayla Mitchell

    imo the windows 10 extraction/copying thing in windows explorer is close to perfection cause it shows what percentage is gone, how much time is left, and also the number of files done (and a graph of speed over time)

  7. Cricket England

    You need to do an updated version of this......

  8. CalMcCor

    you dumbass America isn't an island

  9. Nathan James

    Its 3 off rn

  10. Roberts_Vilks

    Yay its right on! 27,675,675

  11. Nigel Ogilvie

    Come on Tom. The progress bars I watch nearly all go jerkily to 99% or 100% and then there is a several second delay after that time, with no movement.

  12. Sfrags01

    his mic sounds like he's inside a rocket flying to the moon

  13. Daniel Horler

    Perfectly accurate and right. Kinda cool because it’s 27,675,675.

  14. Jk

    Every few weeks I come here and the counter is always 100% correct

  15. СБК

    10 months and still going strong

  16. triple v 69 420

    Is there anywhere I can find a list of all results?

  17. Carwyn Andrews

    When I was a kid, we used to call tag "touch" and we'd say "touch, you're it!"

  18. Dynamix

    im still confused of what the point of this video

  19. sharpfang

    "Reassure the user that progress is made" - and then you have the assholes from Google, who display a progress bar moving slower and slower, and slower, as NO progress is made, because, say, the network connection is gone or the server is down. But it won't even retry, it will just display an error in about... 20 minutes. Unless you already know the asshats LIE and refresh/retry yourself.

  20. Kayla Mitchell

    i pressed install on my laptop for the latest windows update just after downloading a driver and it was only about 10% behind it

  21. Raattis

    I once spent a day making a loading bar in a game tick smoothly, evenly and accurately. Then it was replaced with a spinner... At least its the smoothest spinner.

  22. Nick Snare

    your videos are always super interesting, love it.

  23. Хаяна Сандзё

    I think I actually saw that site with Star Wars weather back in the days it worked. Didn't know it was your creation! Thank you for the video. This was a poetic experience!

  24. Brian Kim

    That emotion is yearning, LGBTQ+ community uses to talk about people, places, times, and aesthetics they want but know they can't have.

  25. 山本 テレビ / Yテレ

    Stock exchanges should use TAI and not UTC because TAI is a continuous time scale, whereas UTC isn't. Sorry if I am being rude!

  26. Sobhu Swami


  27. LEGO head 27

    These consonants are forbidden by the council of elders

  28. Lucifer, CEO of Hell

    Tl;dr: landowners bad.

  29. BlueTongue

    I swear I was about to ask you this a couple months back. It's great that you made a video on it

  30. TheMrarrie18

    Never knew I would watch this for his little parodies, but now I do.

  31. Sean Wright

    Going sledding is illegal?

  32. Martin Schröder

    hippity hoppity your RAM is my propertie

  33. Sneez Space noodle

    So people would be okay with a camera constantly watching them as long as it produced infinite pizza? Sound fair.

  34. Faire Play

    If I'm the only one who can read the code, they can't replace me.

  35. CarnivalBen

    ...also known as "Microsoft Minutes"

  36. Vojtěch Nevřela

    Remember the time estimate in Windows XP and older installation? I always found it RIDICULOUSLY precise.

  37. Daniel Glasser

    My preference is to have an option to display what the program is doing, sampled frequently, so when the program is bogged down with small files, waiting for the network, performing file integrity checks, etc, I can be sure the program is actually progressing. This works well for installation programs. For video rendering, the rolling average frame conversion rate does well. Some programs put up progress bars that are completely disconnected from actual progress, instead just showing that the program is able to update the display. In some casa, this is sufficient.

  38. Bouphe's Number 1 Fan

    It's definitely just for visuals, as long as the numbers are changing, it's working, as soon as the numbers stop, that's how I know of it messed up and I need to take action. Great video!!

  39. alex

    underrated channel.

  40. Carson Pearce

    4:30 we don’t bother to check in my family 😂 it usually ends up being more enjoyable anyway, walking around looking for restaurants.

  41. NerdyBritishKoala

    Still spot on

  42. Karl Easterly

    As a consumer who wants to create an environment as free from advertisements as possible I work hard to remove any adverts from my environment. I pay google a monthly fee to use youtube advert free. I "paid' to have the adverts removed, yet, many put adds into videos and remove my ability to filter those videos out as well, that sort/filter option is not present now is it. This removes my ability to control the content that I as an individual choose for myself. I have a right to choose the content I want to be apart of. The advertising mentality is predatory and lacking morality as evidenced by the way the industry disrespects the sovereignty of the individual to choose the content they are willing to be subject to and actively works to invade any open crack of sound space to my ears or eyes to slam 'buy my this or that' message at every turn. Where is your message respecting the watcher? Love your channel btw.. and you. Please don't take this as hostile, just passionate.

  43. The guy with no name

    Well, it's right

  44. lucitribal

    I appreciate installers that tell you what they are doing at any time. That way you know if there are any issues and with what.

  45. TMack

    Still 100% spot on in Spring 2021

  46. CITY BEAT Disco

    Tom's green screen, & his positioning/framing, is better than many movies where they spend millions on green screen effects. Can hardly tell it's green screen. Only after looking, can see machine bottom right is out of focus, & it should be in focus being 'next' to Tom

  47. SB João Victor

    The problem laid out at 0:37 makes ALL kinds of voting "hackable". Solution is not on the medium (paper, eletronic ballots or over the internet), but in the balance of trustworthy carreer staff uncompromised by political parties and transparency on the system. Or, you know, localism.

  48. Ulrike Matzen

    Great. Just to the point.

  49. Jokey Carrot

    I'm the guy that hates pipe organs.

  50. Koude Kroket

    haha Sleep nr1 that is actually so depressing.

  51. Andrew Hedstrom

    yes please. something I always wonder but never bother to look up

  52. Krt Aer

    I totally forget that this is not a real incident happened in past 3:10

  53. Matt Neko

    It’s so mossy too. There’s definitely been several people that slipped before they even jumped

  54. Flx Gaming

    ight I've got to look for this in Train Sim World 2

  55. Sondre Grøneng

    The Fidel Castro CIA seashell thing sounds like it would belong in an HAI video.

  56. The Archives

    plot twist: tom is updating it manually

  57. weeb jail

    it's boobs! it's not boobs? huh.

  58. Glenn

    Just because you think it’s crap?

  59. Alister Puddifer

    I like the way Steam does it best. On my computer I know that a large game should take around 2hrs to install. So if the estimated time is more than 2hrs, then it's running slow, so maybe I should pause it and try again later. If it's less than 2hrs, then it's running fast and I should install as many games as I need now.

  60. Duckles

    2021, not yet.

  61. Martin Leiser

    i am guilty of some progress bar code great explanation!

  62. Vincent Productions

    2030: Google, what is the meaning of privacy? Google: sorry, couldn't find any results for your search, please try another word.

  63. Matthew Reames

    SEprom will take a quarter of a second to load a 4K 60FPS Ad, but then struggles to load a video in 144p

  64. Thomas Kneisel

    Hmm from my point of view, as coder, progressbars and loading animations, let the "customer" keep calm and thinks, it works. They are allmost never percise ... sry boss ;)

  65. monke

    This explains why progress get stuck at 99% bcs sometimes the calculation is not exact and to compensate they just wait at 99% instead of going bacc to 95% or something

  66. Cayde-6

    This is literally me whole to do list

  67. shoaib anwar

    Tilted screen for gravity assist .gif

  68. Alexandre Tavares

    I can't believe you didn't mention the halting problem

  69. JMThought

    Greet video. Answered a question I’ve had for 20 years. Mad you’ve only just made it.

  70. James Smith

    thank you!

  71. I have to power of god and anime on my side

    Wow that's old

  72. Hani Maisarah Ishak

    Y tho

  73. REEV3S

    booba hehehehe

  74. R3tr0humppa

    I will remember the "it's still wrong, but differently wrong" for later use.

  75. BARDO

    I hoped so much that Tom would say this video was an idea from GPT-3 at the end.^^

  76. FleurBird

    Thanks Tom, i won't try to make progress bars smooth...

  77. Erin Howett

    Tom's great

  78. Guy 01

    Dear computer: I don't care if you're about to go supernova and melt my entire house down. I want to play the witcher 3.

  79. kapytanhook

    Personally I like freedom of speech and don't think politicians should micromanage us to this level because they are ineffective. The collective deciding what the individual should do for the common good sets a bad precedent. But for some reason this love for freedom is not shared by left nor right.

  80. Happy Fox

    ah Windows XP install estimation time, how you lied to us all, ETA 20 minutes... actual... 3 hours