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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.
Contact me: www.tomscott.com/contact/
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Why Dark Video Is A Terrible Blocky Mess
Why Dark Video Is A Terrible Blocky Mess
19 days ago
Dark scenes in television, USa-video, and streaming platforms all look pixelated and blocky. Here's why. Animation by William Marler: wmad.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
20 days ago
No copyright infringement intended. | Watch Money, my new Nebula Original series, with a 30-day free trial of CuriosityStream: curiositystream.com/tomscott WRITTEN BY: Tom Scott SCRIPT ASSISTANT: Andrea Marks CAMERA: Jamie Drew CAMERA: Joe Stone AUDIO MIX: Graham Haerther EDITOR: Isla McTear CAPTIONS: Caption+ WITH THANKS TO: 1901 Arts Club The Camera Museum, Soho Evan Edinger The Lexi Cinema, Kensal Green Mandy Celine Oliver Thorn Tim Bunn LEGAL CAMEOS: Leonard French usa-video.net/u/ljfrench009 Devin Stone usa-video.net/u/legaleagle QUASI-LEGAL CAMEO: Jay Foreman usa-video.net/u/jayforeman MINECRAFT SEQUENCE: Joel "Smallishbeans" usa-video.net/u/SmallishBeans MUSIC Epidemic Sound Canon in D solo piano recording courtesy of ProstoRecords and Envato Market Canon in D rock recording courtesy of Kora3000 and Envato Market STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY Images used under license from shutterstock.com PRODUCER Reb Day © Pad 26 Limited MMXX tomscott.com twitter.com/tomscott instagram.com/tomscottgo
Inside The Billion-Euro Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On
Inside The Billion-Euro Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On
21 day ago
Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, in Austria, was ready to go: it just needed starting up. But that never happened, and forty years later, it still sits mothballed. Here's why. Thanks to all the EVN team: you can find information on tours (in German) here: www.zwentendorf.com/ - and about EVN here: www.evn.at/EVN-Group/Energie-Zukunft/EVN-Fuhrungsangebot/Zwentendorf.aspx Camera by Matt Gray: usa-video.net/u/mattgrayyes Edited by Michelle Martin: twitter.com/mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
2 months ago
Coca-Cola's brand of bottled water, Dasani, was a flop in the UK after the public realised it was just filtered tap water. But the story's a bit more complicated than it might seem. | Drinking Dasani with Ashens: usa-video.net/c6VhcpwFZJM-video.html Thanks to Sally Le Page on camera! usa-video.net/c/UC9AUeAvdEVJfyS9rd9pvp8g I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air
2 months ago
Lasers travel at the speed of light. You can't stop one in mid-air like Kylo Ren. Except: we just did. Here's how. • Seb's video: usa-video.net/8YONOexk0Ek-video.html • seblee.me/ Lasers by Seb Lee-Delisle, assisted by Abby Shum Camera by Matt Gray usa-video.net/u/mattgrayyes Edited by Michelle Martin twitter.com/mrsmmartin Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Country Where All Public Transit Is Free
The Country Where All Public Transit Is Free
Month ago
From March 1st 2020, Luxembourg will have free public transit throughout the country: you'll be able to travel on buses, trains, trams, and that one funicular railway without a ticket. It sounds like a good idea: but is it? Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Thanks to Leonard French at Lawful Masses for holding the camera out on the Casemates: usa-video.net/c/UChBJtu4BhT8b8t9Qe9R-EZg I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can
The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can
2 months ago
The Winograd schema is a language test for intelligent computers. So far, they're not doing well. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ - and Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Levesque, H.J., Davis, E., and Morgenstern, L. (2011). The winograd schema challenge. In AAAI Spring Symposium: Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning. Trask, R. (1993). A dictionary of grammatical terms in linguistics. London ; New York: Routledge. (page 233) Winograd, T. (1972). Understanding natural language. Cognitive Psychology, 3(1), 1-191. (page 33) Hunston, S. (2002). Corpora in Applied Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Jurafsky, D., & Martin, J. (2009). Speech and language processing: An introduction to natural language processing, computational linguistics, and speech recognition (2nd ed., Prentice Hall series in artificial intelligence). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall. Gray, M. & Suri, S. (2019) Ghost work. Boston, M.A.: HMH Books. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships Are Difficult And Amazing
Why The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships Are Difficult And Amazing
Month ago
About once a year, on the Oosterscheldekering barrier in the south of the Netherlands, there is NK Tegenwindfietsen: a bicycle race cycling into a headwind. This year it was 120km/h: this is why it's so difficult, and also why it's so brilliant. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why TRUE + TRUE = 2: Data Types
Why TRUE + TRUE = 2: Data Types
2 months ago
INT, BOOLEAN, STRING and FLOAT: these are the things that data is made of. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscott
The Bridge That's In Two Countries At The Same Time
The Bridge That's In Two Countries At The Same Time
2 months ago
Schengen is a small town in Luxembourg, on the borders with France and Germany. But one of those borders is a little more complicated: the Mosel (or Moselle) river is a condominium, it belongs to both countries at the same time. And thus, so the bridges above it. REFERENCES: I'm not 100% happy with the research in this video, because it was put together quickly and, through necessity of language, from English-speaking secondary sources. However, Frank Jacobs in the New York Times on condominiums, talks about the history of the treaties: opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/the-worlds-most-exclusive-condominium/ and that's confirmed by a reference in Freshwater Boundaries Revisited: Recent Developments in International River Law by María Querol, which quotes Bernhardt's Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol 111, p465. Interestingly, the borders on Google Maps, Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap all take different (and sometimes nonsensical) twists and turns, so I've chosen to illustrate the simplest example. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Grow A Martian Salad On Earth
How To Grow A Martian Salad On Earth
3 months ago
Subscribe to Aspect Science! usa-video.net/c/UCyi06SeKkiwoAzFVmQtDtfg or start with Tom's video on what would happen if a meteoroid hit an Apollo astronaut: usa-video.net/ll8izWe9nqk-video.html "12kg of Martian soil simulant" is a pretty good guest video pitch. This week, Tom from Aspect Science tries to grow a salad in Martian soil.
How Neurosurgeons Navigate Inside The Brain
How Neurosurgeons Navigate Inside The Brain
3 months ago
Go subscribe to Brainbook! usa-video.net/c/UCnbPqck6c4yydPKVK0Faf6w or start with Alex's video on a day in the life of a neurosurgeon on call: usa-video.net/8RXEaAjpt4Q-video.html The brain is a mass of neurons, but some areas are more important than others. How can surgeons navigate inside the brain? How do they know exactly where to operate, and what to do? Alex from Brainbook explains.
Why My Teenage Code Was Terrible: Sorting Algorithms and Big O Notation
Why My Teenage Code Was Terrible: Sorting Algorithms and Big O Notation
3 months ago
When I was a teenager, I wrote some terrible code. Here's why. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscott
Why 2020 Started On December 30th
Why 2020 Started On December 30th
3 months ago
Weird calendar edge-cases and computer bugs. It's an old-school video. • The Fasthosts Techie Test competition is now closed! Learn more about Fasthosts here: www.fasthosts.co.uk/tomscott FURTHER READING: The ISO 8601 Standards for date and time: www.iso.org/iso-8601-date-and-time-format.html The tweet referenced in the video: twitter.com/_ninji/status/549365454322802688 The Guardian article mentioned: www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/29/twitter-2015-date-bug I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?
Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?
4 months ago
Gestures are a really important part of language. But how do we use them, and why? MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl, with an assist from Lauren Gawne. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ - and Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bernard, J. A., B Millman, Z., & Mittal, V. A. (2015). Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58. Gawne, L. & McCulloch, G. (2019). Emoji as digital gestures. Language@Internet. 17(2). nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0009-7-48882 Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58. McNeill, D. Gesture: a Psycholinguistic Approach. Kendon, A. (2000). Language and gesture: Unity or duality? In D. McNeill (Ed.), Language and gesture: Window into thought and action (pp. 47-63). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Iverson, J., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (1998). Why people gesture when they speak. Nature, 396(6708), 228-228. McNeill, D. (1985). So you think gestures are nonverbal? Psychological Review, 92(3), 350-371. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam
4 months ago
In Wichita Falls, Texas, the Newby-McMahon Building stands 480 inches tall. Not 480 feet: 480 inches. There's a story of a smooth-talking scammer that sounds almost too good to be true. But is it? Thanks to Jan and all the folks at Hello Again: helloagainwf.com - and to everyone at the Wichita Falls Library! Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea
Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea
4 months ago
We still shouldn't be using electronic voting. Here's why. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha REFERENCES: Computerphile video: usa-video.net/w3_0x6oaDmI-video.html Stories about voter identification happening outside the law: www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-1051,00.html Voting machines left connected to the internet: www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials Hackers getting voting machines to play Doom: www.salon.com/2019/08/14/hackers-can-easily-break-into-voting-machines-used-across-the-u-s-play-doom-nirvana/ "Small, well-funded team backed by a national government": www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/us/politics/russian-hacking-elections.html Scottish election: www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/jun/20/scotland.devolution and news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6627657.stm - with the Excel detail on page 50 of www.openrightsgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/org_election_report.pdf?page=50 Report on e-voting in Estonia: estoniaevoting.org/ Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?
Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?
4 months ago
"Priming" is the idea that the words you read can change the way you act. And yes, there are papers that show an effect: but we also need to talk about the Replication Crisis. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ And Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Kay, A. C., Laurin, K., Fitzsimons, G. M., Landau, M. J. (2014). A functional basis for structure-seeking: Exposure to structure promotes willingness to engage in motivated action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 486-491. doi:10.1037/a0034462 Bargh JA, Chartrand TL. Studying the Mind in the Middle: A Practical Guide to Priming and Automaticity Research. In: Reis H, Judd C, editors. Handbook of Research Methods in Social Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2000. Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Alper, S., … Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. doi.org/10.1177/2515245918810225 Zaval, L., Keenan, E., Johnson, E., & Weber, E. (2014). How warm days increase belief in global warming. Nature Climate Change. 4. 10.1038/nclimate2093. Hoedemaker, R., & Gordon, P. (2014). It Takes Time to Prime: Semantic Priming in the Ocular Lexical Decision Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(6), 2179-2197. Heyman, T., Van Rensbergen, B., Storms, G., Hutchison, K., & De Deyne, S. (2015). The Influence of Working Memory Load on Semantic Priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(3), 911-920. McNeill, D. (1985). So you think gestures are nonverbal? Psychological Review, 92(3), 350-371. Balota, D. A., & Lorch, R. F. (1986). Depth of automatic spreading activation: Mediated priming effects in pronunciation but not in lexical decision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 12, 336 -345. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.12.3.336 de Groot, A. M. (1984). Primed lexical decision: Combined effects of the proportion of related prime-target pairs and the stimulus- onset asynchrony of prime and target. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 36, 253-280. doi: 10.1080/14640748408402158 Forster, K. (1981). Priming and the effects of sentence and lexical contexts on naming time: Evidence for autonomous lexical processing. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 33, 465- 495. doi:10.1080/14640748108400804 Hutchison, K. A., Balota, D. A., Cortese, M. J., & Watson, J. M. (2008). Predicting semantic priming at the item level. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2006), 61, 1036 -1066. doi:10.1080/ 17470210701438111 Keefe, D. E., & Neely, J. H. (1990). Semantic priming in the pronunciation task: The role of prospective prime-generated expectancies. Memory & Cognition, 18, 289 -298. doi:10.3758/BF03213882 McNamara, T. P. (2005). Semantic priming: Perspectives from memory and word recognition. New York, NY: Psychology Press. McNamara, T. P., & Altarriba, J. (1988). Depth of spreading activation revisited: Semantic mediated priming occurs in lexical decisions. Journal of Memory and Language, 27, 545-559. doi:10.1016/0749- 596X(88)90025-3 Neely, J. H. (1977). Semantic priming and retrieval from lexical memory: Roles of inhibitionless spreading activation and limited-capacity attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 106, 226 -254. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.106.3.226 Shelton, J. R., & Martin, R. C. (1992). How semantic is automatic semantic priming? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18, 1191-1210. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.18.6.1191 Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Alper, S., … Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. doi.org/10.1177/2515245918810225 Rosenthal R (1979). "File drawer problem and tolerance for null results". Psychol Bull. 86 (3): 638-41. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Is The World Running Out Of Helium?
Is The World Running Out Of Helium?
4 months ago
At the National Helium Reserve in Amarillo, Texas, the US government once stored 32 billion cubic feet of helium. There have been breathless news articles recently saying the world's running out: but it's still possible to buy party balloons. What's going on? More about the Federal Helium Program: www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/helium/federal-helium-program Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The Elevator Shaft Was Invented Before The Elevator
Why The Elevator Shaft Was Invented Before The Elevator
5 months ago
It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. At the Cooper Union Foundation Building in New York, there's the world's first elevator shaft: constructed four years before the safety elevator was invented. • Thanks to Prof. O'Donnell and all the team at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: you can find out more about the building here: cooper.edu/about/history/foundation-building Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel
5 months ago
In Stockholm, there's a diagonal wind tunnel, used for one very specific purpose: learning to fly a wingsuit. I tried. I almost managed it. More about FlyLikeBrick: flylikebrick.com/ and the tunnel: indoorwingsuit.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How The Netherlands Simulated The Sea Before Computers: The Waterloopbos
How The Netherlands Simulated The Sea Before Computers: The Waterloopbos
5 months ago
"Build some models" seems obvious: but this is a story of ingenuity, of using natural resources well, and of a country that humans dragged from the sea. More about Waterloopbos: in English: www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/flevoland/deltawerk-at-the-waterloopbos.htm in Dutch: www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebieden/waterloopbos Thanks to Dr Van Rijn and all the team at Waterloopbos, and to Lennert and Sander who both suggested this! Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN
This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN
5 months ago
I tried to write a more honest VPN commercial. The sponsor wasn't happy about it. • Get ██ days of ███ VPN free at ██████.com/honest The ASA ruling I referenced: www.asa.org.uk/rulings/tefincom-sa-a19-547668.html I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet
5 months ago
Next to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the Buitenschot Land Art Park, a giant set of ridges and furrows cut into the landscape. Yes, it's art: but it also stops some local residents from being exposed to jet noise. More about the park: www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-as-a-neighbour/page/landscape-design-plan-to-combat-noise-nuisance/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important
Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important
6 months ago
Oodi, the new Helsinki Library, has robots to help reshelve books. They get a lot of press attention. But they're not the important part of the library: here's why. Thanks to all the team at Oodi: www.oodihelsinki.fi/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) With thanks to librarian-USa-videor Peter Musser for script checking: m.usa-video.net/c/UC37J30wHpQOtc1vzuN6OdDAvideos I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/Tom Scott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Self-Driving Race Car
The Self-Driving Race Car
5 months ago
I got an email asking if I wanted to be driven around the most famous racetrack in Britain by an autonomous racing car. I wasn't going to refuse that offer. More about Roborace: usa-video.net/u/roborace Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Camera by Grant Stevens www.moonshineproductions.co.uk/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Inside The Tunnels That Will Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years
Inside The Tunnels That Will Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years
6 months ago
Onkalo, on the Finnish island of Olkiluoto, is planned to be the first geologic storage facility for high-level nuclear waste: eventually sealed for 100,000 years. I got to see inside. Thanks to all the team from Olkiluoto, TVO and Posiva: you can find out more at www.posiva.fi/en/final_disposal/onkalo Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
6 months ago
If you've been a subscriber for a while, you probably know where this one is going. Although you may still be surprised about where I ended up going... Montana's Giant Springs State Park, and Lake Sumiainen in Finland, have very short rivers. Finding the shortest in the world, though: that could be trickier. Sources: www.cntraveler.com/stories/2012-06-18/d-river-lincoln-city-oregon-ken-jennings-maphead and a lot of googling for various folk tales. Also, travelling to Finland. Here's the co-ordinates of the Finnish river: 62.6497 N, 26.0484E Thanks to Wren from Corridor Digital for the LA drone shot! twitter.com/sirwrender I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
7 months ago
The Berkeley Pit, in Butte, Montana, was once the richest hill on Earth: the Anaconda Copper Mine. Now: it's not all that rich, and it's not much of a hill. Instead, it's a toxic pit filled with sulfuric acid. Thanks to the Montana Resources team: www.montanaresources.com/ REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING: "10,000 miles of tunnels": mtstandard.com/news/local/new-map-plots-butte-underground/article_f1de51e2-948f-5634-9aa0-87ad730d9cfd.html "35,000 people a year": www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/toxic-montana-pit-tourist-attraction] Protective Water Level, and the details of the underground water that I didn't have time to go into: pitwatch.org/protective-water-level/ The first treated water being removed from the pit: www.mtpr.org/post/treated-water-begins-flowing-out-buttes-berkeley-pit Edited by Tom Fuller I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Only Bit Of Louisiana's Coast That Isn't Sinking
The Only Bit Of Louisiana's Coast That Isn't Sinking
8 months ago
On a coastline that's steadily sinking under the waves, the Wax Lake Delta is rising: which is a wonderful thing for researchers.Historically, every time humans try and mess with the Mississippi, there have been unintended consequences: and even though we can now model it fairly well, there are still surprises. Thanks to Alex Kolker and all the team at LUMCON in Louisiana. Here's more about his research: lumcon.edu/2017/10/20/land-building-in-a-river-delta-can-help-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions/ And if your institution subscribes, the paper on carbon storage in the Wax Lake Delta that he worked on is in Nature here: www.nature.com/articles/ngeo3044 Other references and further reading: How humans sank New Orleans: How humans sank New Orleans: www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/how-humans-sank-new-orleans/552323/ Retiring place names: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/24/us/jean-lafitte-floodwaters.html Levee wars: www.propublica.org/article/deregulate-federal-levees-section-408-permit-secretive-lobbying-effort Resettling the first American 'climate refugees': www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html CREDITS: Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Land and sea data and images from NOAA and NASA / Landsat, public domain Aerial imagery from Google Earth, used with permission I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Cash and Grab (with Bird Keeper Toby and Inés from Draw Curiosity)
Cash and Grab (with Bird Keeper Toby and Inés from Draw Curiosity)
7 months ago
I'll say this about this week's Game Garage: we definitely had fun. Thanks to Toby: usa-video.net/u/birdkeepertoby and Inés: usa-video.net/u/drawcuriosity ! Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
8 months ago
The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available now: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Harbeck, J. (2009). Presented at the 30th annual Editors’ Association of Canada conference, Toronto, June 6, 2009. Algeo, J., & Pyles, T. (2004). The origins and development of the English language (5th ed.). Boston, Mass.: Thomson/Wadsworth. Nicolaidis, Katerina (2005). "Approval of new IPA sound: the labiodental flap". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 35 (2): 261. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Checkpoint (with Ashens and the Polybius Heist crew)
Checkpoint (with Ashens and the Polybius Heist crew)
7 months ago
This game turned out a lot more stressful than we thought it would. Thanks to ASHENS and the POLYBIUS HEIST crew, you can watch their first movie here: usa-video.net/3Tf2As_AQ6s-video.html and Ashens' channel here: usa-video.net/u/ashens Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I'm Not A Robot ✅
I'm Not A Robot ✅
8 months ago
What those boxes are for, and why you might not have to click them soon. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Personal Best (with dodie, Sammy Paul, Daniel J Layton and Reb Day)
Personal Best (with dodie, Sammy Paul, Daniel J Layton and Reb Day)
7 months ago
We're back! New games, same garage. Thanks to the crew from SOME LOVELY BOARD GAMES: usa-video.net/EfeCp3-_U8M-video.html Dodie: usa-video.net/u/doddleoddle Sammy Paul: usa-video.net/c/UC78zXJFimlWORdNrBS5pqGw Daniel J Layton: usa-video.net/u/danieljlayton Reb Day: usa-video.net/c/UCi7nf3Wb5HzFgfkKLgTqzpw Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Flying A Plane With Fireworks On The Wings
Flying A Plane With Fireworks On The Wings
8 months ago
Aerosparx are a British aerobatics team that perform displays with fireworks attached to their wings. This is how they do it. More about Aerosparx: www.aerosparx.com/ Camera by Grant Stevens www.moonshineproductions.co.uk/ Ground display camera by Adam Landau Edited by Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Two Generals’ Problem
The Two Generals’ Problem
8 months ago
Time to tell a story about idempotency, computer science, and the Night of the Multiple Orders. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions
Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions
8 months ago
"Hello!" "Thank you!" "You're welcome!" These are all phatic expressions, and people can argue about them. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available now: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Brown, P. and Levinson, S. 1987. Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. Goffman, Erving (1967): On Face-Work. An Analysis of Ritual Elements in Social Interaction. In: Ders.: Interaction Ritual. New York: Doubleday. 5-45. Dinkin, A. (2018). It's no problem to be polite: Apparent-time change in responses to thanks. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 22(2), 190-215. Bucholtz, M. & Hall, K. (2005) Identity and interaction: A sociocultural linguistic approach. Discourse Studies. vol. 7 (4-2): 585-614. Yngve, Victor. "On getting a word in edgewise," page 568. Papers from the Sixth Regional Meeting [of the] Chicago Linguistic Society, 1970. Sacks, H., Schegloff, E. A., & Jefferson, G. (1974). "A simplest systematics for the organization of turn-taking for conversation." Language, 50, 696-735. Tannen, D. (2012). Turn-Taking and Intercultural Discourse and Communication. In Bratt Paulston, C., Kiesling, S. F., & Rangel E. S., Japan/Anglo-American Cross-Cultural Communication (pp 135-157). Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics: The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
8 months ago
The fetch-execute cycle is the basis of everything your computer or phone does. This is literally The Basics. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha MINOR CORRECTIONS: In the graphics, "programme" should be "program". I say "Mac instead of PC"; that should be "a phone instead of a PC". And most importantly, I say "every sixth cycle": that should be "every ninth". Fortunately, none of these materially affect the content of the video! Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Stop A Colossal Bridge Corroding
How To Stop A Colossal Bridge Corroding
8 months ago
A decade ago, engineers found the Humber Bridge had the same problem as many of the world's suspension bridges: unexpectedly fast corrosion. Here's how they fixed it, and how they're checking that it's staying fixed. Thanks to all the team at the Humber Bridge board, at Cleveland Bridge, and Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, all of whom spent a lot of time and effort getting me up to the towers! Aerial and ground camera by Octovision Media octovisionmedia.co.uk Edited by Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
why typing like this is sometimes okay.
why typing like this is sometimes okay.
8 months ago
Language changes over time, and that's fine. Time for a dose of descriptivism, as the Language Files return. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available soon: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Labov, W. (1972) Some principles of linguistics methodology. Language and Society 1(1): 97-120. Bucholtz, M. & Hall, K. (2005) Identity and interaction: A sociocultural linguistic approach. Discourse Studies. vol. 7 (4-2): 585-614. Biber, D. & Finegan, E. (1994). Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Soffer, O. (2012). Liquid language? on the personalization of discourse in the digital era. New Media & Society, 14(7), 1092-1110. Bourlai, E., & Herring, S. C. (2014). Multimodal communication on tumblr: I have so many feels! Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Web Science - WebSci '14. doi:10.1145/2615569.2615697 Lawson, A., Ferrer, L., Wang, W., & Murray, J. (2015). Detection of demographics and identity in spontaneous speech and writing. In A. K. Baughman, J. Gao, J. Pan, & V. A. Petrushin (Eds.), Multimedia Data Mining and Analytics (Vol. 3, pp. 205-225). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14998-1_9 Mckee, H. (2002). “YOUR VIEWS SHOWED TRUE IGNORANCE!!!”: (Mis)Communication in an online interracial discussion forum. Computers and Composition, 19(4), 411-434. Danet, B. (2013). Flaming and linguistic impoliteness on a listserv. In S. C. Herring, D. Stein, & T. Virtanen (Eds.), Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication (Vol. 9, Handbook of Pragmatics, pp. 639-664). Walter de Gruyter McCulloch, G. (2019). Because internet. New York: Riverhead Books. Milne, A. A. & Shepard, E. (1926). Winnie-the-Pooh. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Urabnik, C. L. (2013). Adjacent character repetition: Orthographic Pragmatics in Computer-Mediated Discourse. (Master’s Thesis) San Francisco State University. Gunrajm D.N., Drumm-Hewitt, A.M., Dashow, E.M., Upadhyay, S.S.N., Klin, C.M. (2015). Texting insincerely: The role of the period in text messaging. Computers in Human Behavior 55(B). (pp 1067-1075). doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.003 Gonzalez-Lloret, M. (2011). Conversation analysis of computer-mediated communication. CALICO Journal, 28(2), 308-325. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Build An App: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed To Know
How To Build An App: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed To Know
10 months ago
Watch all 15 episodes right now: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGJu6skU4TBYrIWxggkZBrF5 • This educational series is sponsored by Google This isn't going to be a click-a-button and follow-along series that gives you the same result as everything else. We're not even going to talk about code. This is everything you didn't know you needed to know about building an app. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Giant Underground Tunnels Protecting Tokyo From Floods
The Giant Underground Tunnels Protecting Tokyo From Floods
9 months ago
If you believe the hype, then the Metropolitan Area Underground Discharge Channel stops Tokyo flooding. It doesn't. But it is one colossal part of a huge network of flood defences that protect a city that would otherwise be... well, very wet. MORE ABOUT THE DISCHARGE CHANNEL: The Discharge Channel's site (in Japanese): www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/edogawa/gaikaku/ Advice for English-speaking visitors: matcha-jp.com/en/4002 REFERENCES: "Below sea level" and "aging levees": www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/content/000028631.pdf [PDF, parts translated in www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html ] "All that protects the two and a half million people": mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180823/p2a/00m/0na/007000c Discharge channel stats: www.japanriver.or.jp/EnglishDocument/DB/file/004%20Kanto%2079(T.O-12).pdf [PDF] THANKS TO: Local fixer: Yamada Masato Post translator: Dominic Jacobs Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can't Trust Me
Why You Can't Trust Me
9 months ago
I went to a place called Coober Pedy to tell a story about water. • Sponsored by Audible: Go to audible.com/trustme or text ‘trustme’ to 500 500 to get started today. CORRECTIONS: www.tomscott.com/corrections/ Thanks to everyone in Coober Pedy; I had a wonderful time there. I'm sorry this isn't the video you all hoped for! Sources for this video: Smerdon, B.; Ransley, T.; Radke, B.; Kellett, J. (2012) Water resource assessment for the Great Artesian Basin. A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. Australia: CSIRO. doi.org/10.4225/08/584c45a39e1b5 Martin, P. (2019). Opal capital Coober Pedy 'on knife-edge' as desert town faces water problem. Retrieved from www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/coober-pedy-water-supply-concerns-opal-capital/10867894 Coober Pedy weather: www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201901/html/IDCJDW5012.201901.shtml Great Artesian Basin boundaries: Great Artesian Basin boundary: data.gov.au/data/dataset/241d11ac-649d-46a5-8cae-3dddb53a8010 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2013 I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The World's First Solar Powered Train
The World's First Solar Powered Train
9 months ago
The Byron Bay Railroad Company runs the world's first 100% solar-powered train. It wouldn't work everywhere - but in the bright sunshine of Australia, it might just be the right tool for the job. More about the railroad: byronbaytrain.com.au/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator
Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator
10 months ago
Olds Engineering, a traditional workshop and foundry, sits in Maryborough, Australia. It's not the sort of place you'd expect to find a new industrial invention in the 21st century: and yet the Olds Elevator, patented by Peter Olds, is just that. More about Olds Engineering: www.olds.com.au/ and the Olds Elevator: www.oldselevator.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains
The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains
10 months ago
Near Hindon, on the South Island of New Zealand, there's one of only two remaining one-lane road-rail bridges in the country. No barriers, no lights, no sirens: if you're driving across this, you need to make sure to listen out for the train horn. Thanks to all the Dunedin Railways team! You can find out more about them here: www.dunedinrailways.co.nz/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What Counts As The Steepest Street In The World?
What Counts As The Steepest Street In The World?
10 months ago
Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, has [update, July 2019: had] the Guinness World Record for "steepest paved road over a continuous distance of more than ten metres". Which is enough to bring in quite a few tourists. What's the history? And what counts as "steepest street"? Thanks to Mayor Dave Cull and to Gary Blackman. You can see some of Gary Blackman's photography in Te Papa's collection: collections.tepapa.govt.nz/agent/222 And an interview with him: www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/blackman-still-finding-out-what-camera-will-take UPDATE, JULY 2019: The Welsh street took the record: www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48992331 CITATION: von Worley, S. (2010). More Steeps Of San Francisco - A New Steepest Street Is Born. Retrieved from www.datapointed.net/2010/02/more-steeps-of-san-francisco/ The Guinness World Record data is here: www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/62907-steepest-street-road And the Welsh street is referenced here: www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/10/bricks-dont-usually-roll-welsh-town-harlech-worlds-steepest-street Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Testing A Zip Line That Goes Round Corners
Testing A Zip Line That Goes Round Corners
10 months ago
If you invent a new theme park or amusement ride, how do you test it to make sure it's safe? There's no Federal Bureau of Zip Lines. I visited one of the companies that does just that sort of testing - and, now, inventing. More about Holmes Solutions: holmessolutions.com/ And their adventure recreation division: holmessolutions.com/case-study/adventure-recreation Information on foreseeable misuse: Health and Safety Executive. (2017). Fairgrounds and amusementparks: Guidance on safe practice. London: HSE Books. www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg175.pdf [PDF] Information on US regulation of theme parks: Hollandsworth, S. (2018). Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide. Texas Monthly. Retrieved from www.texasmonthly.com/news/jeff-henry-verruckt-schlitterbahns-tragic-slide/ - this is an interesting and somewhat harrowing article on the now-demolished world's largest waterslide. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther (haerther.net) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Circle Visible From Space
The Circle Visible From Space
11 months ago
Mount Taranaki, on the North Island of New Zealand, is a large-scale circle that's visible from space: a stratovolcano with six miles of forest around it. But that didn't happen naturally. Oh, and there's a good chance that, in the next fifty years or so, it might explode. GOOD VIDEOS ON NATURAL PERSONHOOD: Law professor Jacinta Ruru at TEDx Christchurch, for a formal talk: usa-video.net/3zAPwaOYjQU-video.html Leonie Hayden at The Spinoff, for a more vlog-style approach: usa-video.net/UbS-bOUgotU-video.html SOURCES: Taranaki Civil Defence and Emergency Management cdemtaranaki.govt.nz/taranaki-hazards/natural-hazards/volcanic/ McWethy, D., Wilmshurst, J., Whitlock, C., Wood, J., & McGlone, M. (2014). A High-Resolution Chronology of Rapid Forest Transitions following Polynesian Arrival in New Zealand. Plos ONE, 9(11), e111328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111328 Perry, G., Wilmshurst, J., & McGlone, M. (2014). Ecology and long-term history of fire in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal Of Ecology, 38(2), 157-176. ME: I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The First 3D Color X-Rays
The First 3D Color X-Rays
11 months ago
At the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the team at Mars Bioimaging are using detector equipment originally developed for the Large Hadron Collider, and putting it to a very different use: medical imaging that allows 3D, false-color images inside the human body. Thanks to the Mars Bioimaging team: www.marsbioimaging.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Brain-Eating Amoebas of Kerosene Creek
The Brain-Eating Amoebas of Kerosene Creek
11 months ago
Kerosene Creek is a natural hot spring near Rotorua, on the North Island of New Zealand. And there have been official warnings for years: don't put your head under water. It turns out that "brain-eating amoebas", naegleria fowleri, are a real, if rare, thing. Thank you to Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles! Here are some of the references used for this video: Bonifield, J. (2019). Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot. Retrieved from edition.cnn.com/2018/12/07/health/seattle-brain-amoeba-neti-pot-bn/index.html Hermelingmeier, K., Weber, R., Hellmich, M., Heubach, C., & Mösges, R. (2012). Nasal Irrigation as an Adjunctive Treatment in Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal Of Rhinology & Allergy, 26(5), e119-e125. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3787 Piper, K., Foster, H., Susanto, D., Maree, C., Thornton, S., & Cobbs, C. (2018). Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage. International Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 77, 18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.013 Yoder, J., Straif-Bourgeois, S., Roy, S., Moore, T., Visvesvara, G., & Ratard, R. et al. (2012). Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Deaths Associated With Sinus Irrigation Using Contaminated Tap Water. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(9), e79-e85. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis626 Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running
The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running
11 months ago
The Ports of Auckland are automating their straddle carriers, which might not seem like much: until you phrase it as "hundred-tonne autonomous robots guided by nanosecond-precision tracking". More about the Ports of Auckland: www.poal.co.nz/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon
The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon
11 months ago
Gibbs Farm, in New Zealand, is an enormous private sculpture collection. Its most famous piece is Horizons, by Neil Dawson - and it looks like a cartoon tissue somehow painted onto the landscape. To see it in person, though, will take a bit of effort. Gibbs Farm: www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked
Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked
11 months ago
Cape Reinga, at the very northern tip of New Zealand, is known for being where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, where two oceans collide. The truth, though, is a little more complicated than that. Thanks to Dr Simon Clark for helping proofread my script: usa-video.net/u/SimonOxfPhys - any errors are mine, not his! Current visualisation from earth.nullschool.net , used with permission I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Drove My Childhood Favorite Racing Game In Real Life
I Drove My Childhood Favorite Racing Game In Real Life
Year ago
When I was a kid, I played the demo version of Need for Speed II a lot. Just the demo: it came free on a CD with a monthly computer magazine. Every detail of that one demo track was stored in my head, long-dormant... until I ended up in Vancouver, and memories started surfacing in very odd ways. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Artificial Gravity Lab
The Artificial Gravity Lab
Year ago
In the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis University, there's the Artificial Gravity Facility: otherwise known as the rotating room. No-one's invented futuristic gravity plating yet, but if you want to test how humans would cope with artificial gravity, this is the best way. More about the Artificial Gravity Facility: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/facilities/srr.html More about the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Animation by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Blindfold Balancing in the Spinning Space Chair
Blindfold Balancing in the Spinning Space Chair
Year ago
The Multi-Axes Rotation and Tilt Device (MART) is used for spatial orientation experiments: it's a chair balanced on a metaphorical knife-edge, powered by precise and fast motors. And my job was to not fall over. More about the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/ More about the MART: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/facilities/mart.html More about Vivek's research: sites.google.com/view/vivekanandpandeyvimal 3D printed movement sculptures by Sacha Panic, Ian Roy, Alberto Pierobon and Vivekanand Pandey Vimal Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Thanks to Jordan Harrod for the title! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Library of Rare Colors
The Library of Rare Colors
Year ago
The Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums is a collection of pigments, binders, and other art materials for researchers to use as standards: so they can tell originals from restorations from forgeries. It's not open to the public, because it's a working research library -- and because some of the pigments in there are rare, historic, or really shouldn't be handled by anyone untrained. More about the Forbes Pigment Collection: www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/a-short-history-of-a-pigment-collection-and-art-conservation-in-the-united-states The Harvard Art Museums: www.harvardartmuseums.org/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Keep It or Dump It (with Matthew, who is lovely but not internet famous)
Keep It or Dump It (with Matthew, who is lovely but not internet famous)
Year ago
The final episode in this run of the Game Garage gives us a Proper Quiz: complete with all-or-nothing questions and a prize of FIVE THOUSAND PENCE. That's pence. It's £50. We didn't have that big a budget. Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo Photo credits: Element photos are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution unported 3.0, from images-of-elements.com/ - for each individual credit, images-of-elements.com/[name of element].php Celebrity photos licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licenses. See URL for full license: John Cusack by Cliff commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cusack09.jpg Drew Carey by Mercy for Animals MFA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drew_Carey_2014.jpg Kim Cattrall by Canadian Film Centre www.flickr.com/photos/cfccreates/6852106279/ Oprah Winfrey by Greg Hernandez commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oprah_Winfrey_at_2011_TCA_2.jpg Rachel McAdams by Andrew Biskinsky commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rachel_McAdams,_TIFF_2012_(bright_crop).jpg Hugh Grant by Julien Rath commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hugh_Grant_%2711.jpg Kylie Minogue by Raph_PH commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kylie_Minogue_at_The_Queen%27s_Birthday_Party_(cropped_3).jpg Damian Lewis by Jaguar MENA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Damian_Lewis_at_the_London_Reveal_of_the_New_Jaguar_XE.jpg
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor
Year ago
On Nantasket Beach in the seaside town of Hull, Massachusetts, sits the last play-for-cash Fascination Parlor in the world. It's a century-old arcade game, made of relays that click and buzz. There are a few other parlors left in the world: but this is the only one where you're playing for actual money. More about the Paragon Boardwalk: www.paragonboardwalk.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Above Average (with too many people to fit in this title)
Above Average (with too many people to fit in this title)
Year ago
Today in the Game Garage, it's not about what you know: it's about what you can do. Pull down the description for the full cast and links to everyone's channels! IN THE STUDIO Cambria Bailey-Jones - twitter.com/cambriabailey Guy Larsen - guylarsen.com Taha Khan - usa-video.net/u/khanstopme ON THE PANEL Barry Lewis - usa-video.net/c/UCAzyupPG4vdo8jd9nJ13LAw Colin Furze - usa-video.net/u/colinfurze Em Ford - usa-video.net/u/mypaleskinblog Hannah Witton - usa-video.net/u/hannahwitton Lucy Bella Earl - usa-video.net/c/UCz4tgANd4yy8Oe0iXCdSWfA Saf - usa-video.net/u/SuperSafTV Steven Bridges - usa-video.net/c/UCqK0ukwGsTDh7sHih1OmLJA And here's the stop-motion video that Cambria, Guy and Taha were working on! usa-video.net/hjr4wfnVmpE-video.html Edited by Elliot Gough and Michelle Martin Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed
Year ago
St Peter's Seminary sits in woodland about an hour west of Glasgow, near a village called Cardross. If you like Brutalist architecture, then it's a beautiful ruin: if not, then perhaps your view isn't so kind. It's a historic, religious building: but it's also a money sink that can't be demolished. My thanks to Ronnie Convery at the Archdiocese of Glasgow! Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Weight For It (with Evan Edinger and Luke Cutforth)
Weight For It (with Evan Edinger and Luke Cutforth)
Year ago
Welcome to the Game Garage! A series of three new, experimental quizzes and games. Thanks today to Evan Edinger - usa-video.net/u/naveregnide - and Luke Cutforth - usa-video.net/u/lukecutforth - for being the guinea pigs for Game 1: Weight For It. Sure, we could have spent a fortune on a massive studio, huge props and a giant seesaw: or we could get a garage, some GoPros, and some boxes of sand. Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
A Questionable Experiment in Motion Sickness
A Questionable Experiment in Motion Sickness
Year ago
Go see William Osman's video about building the car! - usa-video.net/7ZK_fnS62Lk-video.html and thanks to Michael Reeves for being a guinea pig: usa-video.net/c/UCtHaxi4GTYDpJgMSGy7AeSw We built a car that you drive with real-life video game lag, and used it for an ill-advised, mostly-unscientific experiment about motion sickness. In case it wasn't obvious: we did this in a private area away from public roads and other traffic, and I insisted on more safety checks than William and Michael would normally have. Don't try this unless you're doing the same! Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther REFERENCES: Treisman, M. (1977). Motion sickness: an evolutionary hypothesis. Science, 197(4302), 493-495. doi: 10.1126/science.301659 Spinks, R. (2018). We still don’t understand motion sickness, but it’s likely to get worse in the digital age. Retrieved from qz.com/quartzy/1379653/we-still-dont-understand-motion-sickness-but-its-likely-to-get-worse-in-the-digital-age/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Denmark Is .23 Seconds Behind The World
Why Denmark Is .23 Seconds Behind The World
Year ago
Measuring time is a complicated thing. Computers, banks, and stock markets in Denmark all use UTC, the international standard: but according to the law, they shouldn't. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Thanks to Thor Nielsen for the suggestion! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How Auto-Tune Works
How Auto-Tune Works
Year ago
Featuring the Gregory Brothers! Go subscribe to them: usa-video.net/u/schmoyoho Pitch correction: it can make terrible singers sound decent, brilliant singer sound mediocre, or Cher sound like a robot. But how does it work? And is it possible to explain that without actually trying to understand Fourier transforms? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Slowing Down A Stock Exchange With 38 Miles Of Cable
Slowing Down A Stock Exchange With 38 Miles Of Cable
Year ago
High-frequency traders have a few tactics on stock exchanges: but simply put, they gather price information faster than anyone else, sometimes even faster than the markets themselves, and use that to make a tiny profit many, many, many times. There are all sorts of solutions: but it turns out there's a simpler one that involves physics. Thanks to Ronan and all the team at IEX - you can find out more about them here: iextrading.com/ or on Twitter at twitter.com/IEX I fact-checked Ronan's claim about the SEC white paper because it seemed a bit too good to be true, but he's right: see Hu, E. (2018). Intentional Access Delays, Market Quality, and Price Discovery: Evidence from IEX Becoming an Exchange. SSRN Electronic Journal. www.sec.gov/files/07feb18_hu_iex_becoming_an_exchange.pdf [PDF] Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Got To See And Hold My Brain
I Got To See And Hold My Brain
Year ago
Subscribe to Neuro Transmissions! usa-video.net/u/neurotransmissions or start with their video on how to train a cat to high-five: usa-video.net/VfsVw0ndFAQ-video.html We're all used to seeing MRI scans of brains. But how do they work? Can you really "see" brain activity, or read someone's mind? Alie and Micah from Neuro Transmissions went to get scanned -- and ended up having some fun with 3D printing, too.
This Is Your Brain On Stale Air
This Is Your Brain On Stale Air
Year ago
Subscribe to Kurtis Baute! usa-video.net/c/UCTRM8LE1g6UXrVZKwgw5oEA or start with his one-take video on the history of the universe: usa-video.net/ObngtuPFI8A-video.html Inside his homemade, hermetically-sealed, airtight biodome, Kurtis Baute is already out of breath and surrounded by more carbon dioxide than he should be. And that's going to affect a lot of things -- including how smart he is. SOURCES: CO2 and Cognitive Function Scores: ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.1510037 Indoor Air Quality and Academic Performance: www.gwern.net/docs/co2/2015-stafford.pdf
How Knot To Hang A Painting
How Knot To Hang A Painting
Year ago
Subscribe to Up and Atom! usa-video.net/c/UCSIvk78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw or start with Jade's video on quantum tunnelling: usa-video.net/WPZLRtyvEqo-video.html You've got a painting and two nails. Can you use both nails to hang the painting so that if either nail is removed, the painting falls? That's the puzzle: in this week's guest video, Jade's going to solve it with maths.
The Fishermen That Hold Their Breath For 10 Minutes
The Fishermen That Hold Their Breath For 10 Minutes
Year ago
Go subscribe to Medlife Crisis! usa-video.net/c/UCgRBRE1DUP2w7HTH9j_L4OQ or start with Rohin's video on why you shouldn't test for everything: usa-video.net/7kQk9-KLPfU-video.html The Bajau people of Borneo can hold their breath longer than almost anyone else on the planet. How? Why? And how can the rest of us learn to hold our breath for longer? Rohin from Medlife Crisis explains.
Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More
Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More
Year ago
The Multi Axis Trainer, or MAT, is an icon of space exploration and astronaut training. But other than spinning round kids at Space Camp: what's it actually used for? Thanks to Moriah and all the team at Space Camp! You can find out more about their programs for kids and for adults at www.spacecamp.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Canyon That Humans Made By Accident
The Canyon That Humans Made By Accident
Year ago
The tourist guides promote it as Georgia's Little Grand Canyon: but this is a scar on the Earth, caused by humans either not understanding or not caring about geology. Is it natural? Or man-made? Or both? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Stealing Our Friend's Brain Backup PRANK (GONE WRONG!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
Stealing Our Friend's Brain Backup PRANK (GONE WRONG!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
Year ago
WASSUP KINGDOM, it is time to GET JACK BACK for last week. Callum has Jack's backup and it's time for some FUN. Download link: share.dl/iijAKAJnn - if you play with him TAG US ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. [Content warnings for this video: frequent strong but censored language; mild nudity; lizards; hypoxia. While there's nothing too graphic on screen, this does contain depictions of torture, and it may not be a comfortable watch for some viewers.] STEALING OUR FRIEND'S MIND Story by Tom Scott Directed by Cambria Bailey-Jones - twitter.com/CambriaBailey Written by Cambria Bailey-Jones Sammy Paul - twitter.com/icoepr Produced by Sammy Paul Ash Horne - twitter.com/AshleyNHorne Callum Jack Shalloo - jackshalloo.co.uk Aaron Shaun Cowlishaw - spotlight.com/3011-7833-4246 Jack Charlie Hamblett - instagram.com/charliehamblett Director of Photography & Colour Grade Jamie MacLeod - jamiemacleod.co.uk Editor & VFX Elliot Gough - twitter.com/elliotexplicit Sound Recordist & Sound Design Dan Pugsley - danpugsley.co.uk Party Goers Fotina Papatheodorou - spotlight.com/7115-7865-8088 Jasmine Earl - usa-video.net/c/UC7vV1DESYGpQk5b2v_Nfmgw Runner Edith Windle - twitter.com/ediewizz Special Thanks Stefan Abingdon Guy Larsen Executive Producer Tom Scott A Penny4 Production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Consequences of Your Code
The Consequences of Your Code
Year ago
This is the story of one of the best, and also one of the worst, text messages I've ever received. It's about harm, about consequences, and about the responsibilities that designers, coders and hackers have to make sure we treat other people with care. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Your New Social Credit Score
Your New Social Credit Score
Year ago
From January, every citizen of England and Wales will have a new social credit score. Advice from the Department for Community and Culture. ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. YOUR NEW SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE WRITTEN BY: Tom Scott VOICEOVER: Melissa Thom melissathom.me ANIMATED BY: Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The City of Golf Carts
The City of Golf Carts
Year ago
Some American cities use buses, or trams, or trains. Peachtree City, Georgia, has a different solution: it's not quite public transit, but a hundred miles of golf cart tracks helps to keep cars off the road. More about Peachtree City: www.peachtree-city.org/ and visitpeachtreecity.com Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) With thanks to Titan Miller for emailing me the idea, back in 2017! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
Year ago
In the last week of December, 2028, humanity forgot about more than a century of pop culture. You've probably never thought about it, and never found it strange - but the reason is an artificial intelligence called Earworm. ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. WHY WE FORGOT THE 20TH CENTURY WRITTEN and NARRATED BY: Tom Scott ANIMATED BY: Jordan Husmann jordanhusmann.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Other Tree That Owns Itself
The Other Tree That Owns Itself
Year ago
The Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia is well known. The other Tree That Owns Itself in Eufaula, Alabama, really isn't. It's the same story in a different place. Why? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sweater Curse and Clothing Controversies: Citation Needed 8x06
The Sweater Curse and Clothing Controversies: Citation Needed 8x06
Year ago
That's it! That's the end of the series. You made it! Congratulations! Enjoy the best mime that Matt has ever done. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/XRtilePap0c-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones
An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones
Year ago
In a field near Elberton, Georgia, USA, sit a set of mysterious standing stones: mysterious not because they're ancient, but because they were funded by someone anonymous in 1980, perhaps as a message to any survivors of the end of the world. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo The closing music is "Nearer My God To Thee", recorded by the US Marine Band c.1896, from the USCB Cylinder Audio Archive, cleaned and sped up: www.library.ucsb.edu/OBJID/Cylinder8785
The Crazy Eights Incident and the Pumpy Thing: Citation Needed 8x05
The Crazy Eights Incident and the Pumpy Thing: Citation Needed 8x05
Year ago
I realise we never actually define "pumpy thing" in this video. I'm not going to define it here either. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/R_hjV2skRac-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Testing The World's Longest Echo
Testing The World's Longest Echo
Year ago
Technically, the Inchindown oil tanks in Invergordon, Scotland, have the world's longest reverberation, but that makes a much worse title. We tested them with a loud noise and some very sensitive microphones. Matt's musical experiments: usa-video.net/CzMVJkTjKNc-video.html Behind the scenes on the Matt and Tom channel: usa-video.net/e4qplnaPjbk-video.html Thanks to Allan, Alan and Preston for all their help on the day, and to landowners the Bannerman Group for allowing us access! Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Hail Cannons and Operation Popeye: Citation Needed 8x04
Hail Cannons and Operation Popeye: Citation Needed 8x04
Year ago
No, a hail cannon isn't for if you just want to accelerate a lot of hail really quickly. This week: pseudoscience and real science! BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/MgerCSpxSWo-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
Year ago
Sometimes, numbers on sites like USa-video and Twitter jump up and down; subscriber counts lag, like-counts bounce all over the place. Why is it so hard for computers to count? To answer that, we need to talk about threading, eventual consistency, and caching. Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: www.computinghistory.org.uk/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03
Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03
Year ago
Our traditional Wartime Badass Episode this week, albeit a wartime badass whose weapon included expense reports. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/tFFoDDhl9DA-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Year ago
Dinorwig Power Station, otherwise known as Electric Mountain, is a pumped-storage hydro station in Llanberis, Wales. And yes: it's Britain's largest battery. Here's how it works, and why some of the things you think you know about TV pickups might not be so true any more. Thanks to all the Engie team! More about them: home.engie.co.uk Public tours of Electric Mountain are closed until mid-2019, but you can find details here: electricmountain.co.uk/ Camera op: Ryan Priestnall Editor: Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02
Year ago
This time, we're taking on smørpanikk, food politics, and - for the second week running - brandy. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/MqOWh0lzKOQ-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
Year ago
Every month or so, somewhere in London, a manhole explodes. It's so common that it doesn't make the news unless it's spectacular or someone gets injured. Here's why, complete with gratuitous pyrotechnics. Filmed by Perspective Pictures Pyrotechnics by Paul at Darkstar Pyrotechnics News articles: www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11169183/Explosion-in-city-street.html www.standard.co.uk/news/london/pavement-explodes-yards-from-pedestrians-and-cars-in-old-street-a3568676.html www.express.co.uk/news/uk/819198/london-manhole-cover-explodes-old-street I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Battle of Fishguard and "Brandy": Citation Needed 8x01
The Battle of Fishguard and "Brandy": Citation Needed 8x01
Year ago
The final season begins! With a traditional tale of a military mistake and a wheel that spins and lands on France. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/407IeeVA3C0-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜
᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜
Year ago
Ogham is an old Irish script made by carving notches into stones. It fell out of use more than a millennium ago - but it's an interesting exception to a linguistics and computer-science rule that I'd never even realised existed. Let's talk about the Ogham Space Mark. Thanks to all the team at the British Museum! You can visit their USa-video channel here: usa-video.net/u/britishmuseum I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
Year ago
There's a reason music videos look strange. I could just talk about framerate, cuts and continuity... or I could get an actual music video director. And a leaf blower. Directed by: Sammy Paul twitter.com/icoepr Produced by: Cambria Bailey-Jones twitter.com/cambriabailey Guy Larsen twitter.com/thisisguido Director of Photography: Ciaran O'Brien twitter.com/ciaranobrien Featuring: dodie usa-video.net/u/doddleoddle Dancers: Deepraj Singh Annie Fox Leanne Vincent Liam Wallace Production Design: Guy Larsen Gaffer: Christine Alexander Camera Assistant: Rachel Hutchings Editor: Sammy Paul Colour grade: Ciaran O'Brien Runner: Jenna Bailey-Jones Extras: Michelle Martin Gianluca Suppa Xina Jailey Special thanks to: Grant Stevens Bob Stevens Jenny Stevens Matt Parker Maths Gear www.mathsgear.co.uk USa-video Space London and the team A Penny4 Production www.penny4.co.uk/ Maths Gear didn't actually pay for product placement in this video. The dice were surprisingly painful. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?
What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?
Year ago
That's right, we're kicking Season 2 of the Basics off with a technical episode about a somewhat-obsolete technology! IT'S PARTY TIME. Wait, no, not party time. IT'S CODE TIME. Close enough. Let's talk about seven-segment displays, and about the longest word you can write with them. Public domain list of English words: github.com/dwyl/english-words Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: www.computinghistory.org.uk/ BONUS LINK: Genius regex crossword puzzle: regexcrossword.com/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked
Year ago
In the 1830s, two French brothers, François and Joseph Blanc, pulled off the first telecoms scam in history. The optical telegraph, a line of semaphore towers stretching from hilltop to hilltop, was for government use only: but something as simple as the law wasn't going to get in their way. Thanks to Victoria Harrison for all her research and translation skills! Pictures of the original documents are uploaded here: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xik-sJZMUf9GRNCAu7m7amQMZ7Mos1HM?usp=sharing CG effects by Mat Hill: mat-hill.com/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Year ago
Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different. Thanks to the team at Aerosuperbatics Wingwalking: www.aerosuperbatics.com/ (this isn't sponsored, and I paid for my flight). Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
We Made a Banhammer (feat. NerdCubed)
We Made a Banhammer (feat. NerdCubed)
Year ago
For years, moderators of online forums and chat rooms have wielded a metaphorical "banhammer" to deal with anyone who steps out of line. Now it's real. Well, a bit more real, anyway. THANKS TO: Mat Hill for design and coding: mat-hill.com/ All the code and art is online under the MIT license: gitlab.com/matwhill/tomscottbanhammer Chris Joel for the idea, and for wielding the hammer. Dan (Nerd³) for lending us his chat room: usa-video.net/u/officialnerdcubed and twitch.tv/nerdcubed Ray Roberts on camera: rayrobertsfilms.com Emi Paternostro for audio mixing: proximitysound.com And Chris' friend Mark, on Mixer, for inspiring the whole thing: mixer.com/SparkyandCo I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car
The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car
Year ago
The Global Vehicle Target is the new standard for testing autonomous driving and crash test systems. To cameras and radar, it looks like a car: but if you hit it, it'll fly apart. So if your emergency braking doesn't quite work... well, this is what happens. Thanks to everyone at Thatcham Research! You can find out more about them at www.thatcham.org/ and about the target at www.thatcham.org/car-safety/driver-assistance/ Filmed by Tomek: usa-video.net/u/tomek Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin Post Audio by Emi Paternostro: proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Don't Want To Go Viral
Why You Don't Want To Go Viral
Year ago
On a rainy Scottish island called Jura, it's time to talk about the Manual, about long-term sustainable success, and about not having just that one catchphrase. The term "viral" has fallen out of fashion in the last few years, which is why this series wasn't called "going viral". And in truth, that's not what you want to do. Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond were better known as the KLF (or the Timelords, or the JAMs, or...). Their Manual is out of print, but I'm sure that won't stop enterprising people from tracking down versions of it, or footage of their burn. The music for this series has been an instrumental version of "Game of Taking Chances" by Johannes Hager feat. Josefin Backrud, from Epidemic Sound I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The Quiz That Was Shared A Million Times
The Quiz That Was Shared A Million Times
Year ago
I've put the North-o-Meter, and some other old UsVsTh3m games, up at www.tomscott.com/usvsth3m/ - I've disabled the sharing buttons, though. No-one needs them to go viral again. In the middle part of "How To Be Popular On The Internet*", it's time to talk about giving the people what they want, about getting noticed, and about the north-south divide. Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
That Time I Got In Trouble With The Government
That Time I Got In Trouble With The Government
Year ago
The first part of "How To Be Popular On The Internet*" is all about an old saying: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And if you do succeed... well, you're still going to need to do that. My site's still online: www.preparingforemergencies.co.uk/ The government's site is in the internet archive: web.archive.org/web/20040804033956/www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk:80/ Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Random Wire
Random Wire - 8 hours ago
Oh god
Julius Kysar
Julius Kysar - 8 hours ago
Biased rubbish. You can do better, Tom
James L
James L - 8 hours ago
RIP earphone users.
Nick Cunningham
Nick Cunningham - 8 hours ago
I'm watching this right after finding out that Warner Bros copyrighted MeatCanyon's Wabbit Season. Btw, it's now officially canon that Bugs Bunny is a rapist
Kotri Lv.199
Kotri Lv.199 - 8 hours ago
they can, but they have too much real life to have spare time learning them
calvingreene90
calvingreene90 - 9 hours ago
The worst part is that the massive government spending hurt the economy rather than helped but at least in this case the resulting infrastructure is worth the cost.
Sophia Walsh Long
Sophia Walsh Long - 9 hours ago
God being "tu" actually carries into English. You know how in the Our Father we refer to god with "thou"? Well, "thou" isn't just the old-timey "you"-- it was the _informal_ you in previous versions of English, cognate to "tu". It disappeared (from most dialects) when the posh started addressing everyone formally, and everyone else copied them; but it stayed in prayers.
Talios Hammerfist
Talios Hammerfist - 9 hours ago
The best secrets are displayed in the open.
error sans
error sans - 9 hours ago
Algum br assistiu essa poha
RedJay Pictures
RedJay Pictures - 9 hours ago
What happened to this classic youtube stuff? I miss it
Qrafter 7113
Qrafter 7113 - 9 hours ago
I can't hear the high pitched noise
Squishy tacos
Squishy tacos - 9 hours ago
Uber eats has been taken to a new level
fade king
fade king - 9 hours ago
Yummy space bread
Jack O'Donnell
Jack O'Donnell - 9 hours ago
Holy quality, thank you for your continuous work
DreamCanvas
DreamCanvas - 9 hours ago
It's a good thing that, insofar as we understand neuroscience, trivial editing of memories, personality traits etc. is likely impossible. The brain doesn't really have neat data storage; rather the brain shapes itself in response to various stimuli. And anyways "copyrighted works in memory" aren't in a stable, concrete form. Though, in all honesty, I don't doubt that unscrupulous copyright holders would *attempt* to charge us for remembering certain works; if they could.
crisp1e
crisp1e - 9 hours ago
I found the Odd Mac loading wheel O in AsbestOs odd. I see it as the town trying to compromise or some with terms with their history. I honestly don't think it is a good look, yes they did't know about the bad they were doing at the time but it does not change how it has effected people today. Changing the name would be great healing for the town after all the damage that was done, you can be proud of the hard work of your ancestors but also not be proud of the circumstances.
Mysterious Man
Mysterious Man - 9 hours ago
one of the way to cook break
itowickedcrack 16
itowickedcrack 16 - 9 hours ago
3:37 me when i get my lunch out and everybody wants my lunch
David Bitran
David Bitran - 9 hours ago
I use python to bodge 😁
NICOLAS CAMPOS
NICOLAS CAMPOS - 9 hours ago
They probably consumed a very unhealthy amount of radiation
Ryownium
Ryownium - 9 hours ago
Make space ice cream like the episode in Phineas and ferb
Guyさん
Guyさん - 9 hours ago
GUYS IT'S 4:20 LONG HAHAHAH
nasseib musbah
nasseib musbah - 9 hours ago
So who searched for this?
Magnesioferrite yeet
Magnesioferrite yeet - 9 hours ago
After the video ended an ad played trying to fear monger saying how criminals are stealing your info and it was just the funniest thing to me
Zapcross World
Zapcross World - 9 hours ago
Beep boop beep bop
LJ
LJ - 9 hours ago
The schools in my area thankfully bring in fresh air and have fresh air makeup units that constantly bring new air inside.
Human Personson
Human Personson - 9 hours ago
Travels oversea to take a 3 minute teapot video
DragonofEpics
DragonofEpics - 9 hours ago
What’s the purpose of advertising to simulated people? What can they buy in Life other subscriptions to Life?
Hemkesh S
Hemkesh S - 9 hours ago
Is anybody else getting this video in 2020?
Ephemeral Q.
Ephemeral Q. - 9 hours ago
that thumbnail tho xD
DeeJay LJ
DeeJay LJ - 9 hours ago
1:34 They were polite of course, they're Canadian Stereotypes am I right?
Ian Hardiansyah
Ian Hardiansyah - 9 hours ago
[Tokyo Giant Underground Tunnel] - Standing by Me: Henshin - Complete
Pika Plays
Pika Plays - 9 hours ago
Imagine how far this thing could’ve travelled in just minutes
That Guy
That Guy - 9 hours ago
then whats a creek?
Things N' More
Things N' More - 9 hours ago
You madman¡¡¡¡¡¡
ItzyaboiCarter
ItzyaboiCarter - 9 hours ago
Thank you Tom, very cool
Xane Cosmo
Xane Cosmo - 10 hours ago
It's 2020 now,
alexxxth
alexxxth - 10 hours ago
Here in Peru Coca Cola sell bottled water ("San Luis" brand) but it's just treated water. Nevertheless, it's always the most expensive option, even among genuine mineral water bottled in the Andes (e.g. "San Mateo" brand, which is owned by Backus). Backus isn't perfect - they essentially have a monopoly on beer here - but its products do tend to be fairly priced. Every brand Coca Cola comes up with or buys just goes straight to the 'lowest possible production cost & highest possible retail cost' model, leading to dodgy products that are expensive, an image that hurts them in the long run.
Jacob Wh Khu
Jacob Wh Khu - 10 hours ago
Copyright infringement is more serious than war crimes nowadays
throwback19841
throwback19841 - 10 hours ago
As an IT professional, I have to point out, that unless you are using NTP, your time is inaccurate, no matter where you are. And even then. Only atoms tell good time.
Snow Man
Snow Man - 10 hours ago
What about musicians who have been getting their music copyright-claimed even though they composed and performed the pieces themselves? I'd say as long as that is allowed/happening, the copyright system on youtube is indeed broken, Tom
Himiko toga
Himiko toga - 10 hours ago
Cool let me try it on myself
Temple guard
Temple guard - 10 hours ago
Final space season 3
Barnaby Pine
Barnaby Pine - 10 hours ago
I think i just did them
n3wbskillz activate
n3wbskillz activate - 10 hours ago
I don't use apple by choice.
Someone who is not an asshole PERIOD.
Someone who is not an asshole PERIOD. - 10 hours ago
But why though?
Mysterious Robloxes and more
Mysterious Robloxes and more - 10 hours ago
How to make a food for Gordon Ramsey:
Alex Gibeau
Alex Gibeau - 10 hours ago
tom scott burns hoodie people clap
midivilplanet
midivilplanet - 10 hours ago
*Bloopers follow this sponsored advertising* Alright you got me
LockSteady
LockSteady - 10 hours ago
True Story: I took mushrooms, and went from 10 years of struggling with german (deutsch) to dreaming about it and thinking in it, like as if it was my mother tongue. I'm now fully fluent after a decade of fruitless struggling.
Cody Greenland
Cody Greenland - 10 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: BREAKING NEWS IS NO LONGER A VALID PHRASE
Viztep
Viztep - 10 hours ago
Reminds me of something they did in the GDR. Some regular citizens would volunteer to investigate suspicious people by becoming their friends and getting to know them, and they would report to the government.
Eric VandenAvond
Eric VandenAvond - 10 hours ago
When I saw the virtual boy, I felt that.
steelydev
steelydev - 10 hours ago
Look at a satellite image of Taranaki. Looks kinda like part of the Mandelbrot set. Right?
Royal2181
Royal2181 - 10 hours ago
When I saw the captions say “Colour” I was proud. 🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮
Sim Jans
Sim Jans - 10 hours ago
So the rods from god were proposed to be made of tungsten because it's super dense. And it wouldn't be as simple as just dropping it because it's circling the Earth at orbital velocity. You have to slow it down substantially for it to fall back to the ground. That's a lot of deltaV (aka propellant) because it's really massive.
The real Sansybo
The real Sansybo - 10 hours ago
Id like to make the argument that this is in fact, a normal video
Cody Greenland
Cody Greenland - 10 hours ago
I'd-a'though'tu-n'n-that
FunkyPixie
FunkyPixie - 10 hours ago
i went here last year.... i loved it
Snow Man
Snow Man - 10 hours ago
part of me wants to see this copyright striked to prove tom that youtube's system is actually broken
Casual_Ice_Consumer
Casual_Ice_Consumer - 10 hours ago
2:45 Dead people want to vote? Imagine Slave-owners from the 19th century still voting in our modern elections.
H3xad3cimal Dev
H3xad3cimal Dev - 10 hours ago
3:25 :( Your Tom Scott ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. 20% complete Stop Code: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED
A is for America
A is for America - 10 hours ago
I want to see what a bullet would do in that environment
Casual_Ice_Consumer
Casual_Ice_Consumer - 10 hours ago
1:42 "They'd drop in a product placement or two" "Your After account will never send promoted or paid-for messages" So, which one is it?
TheDoctor50
TheDoctor50 - 10 hours ago
Idea: At the device's setup, give users the immediate choice between a locked down app-by-app system, or a more "advanced" shared-file system. Pair this with increased technological education (safe habits, teaching people what not to do, etc.), and a balance between security for most and features for those that need them could be struck. When the most common exploits today rely on the lack of a user's knowledge, increasing their knowledge is one of the most effective things you could do.
Dash
Dash - 10 hours ago
Wtf I couldn’t watch this without sitting next to my open window
Richard Gray
Richard Gray - 10 hours ago
Great. Comprehensive. Understandable. WOW!
Dogan2
Dogan2 - 10 hours ago
Never have video codecs sounded so ominous
Red Gamer
Red Gamer - 10 hours ago
Coming back to watch this ten years later... 2020 gang
Pilexstream
Pilexstream - 11 hours ago
Yummy radiation
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 11 hours ago
If you think that underground trash fire is impressive then you'll really be impressed with the coal mine fire that has been burning since 1962 here in Pennsylvania in the town of Centralia. to this day it still burns and there's no way to extinguish it.
imeuropa
imeuropa - 11 hours ago
for actual security the best vpn is tor
JETHO321
JETHO321 - 11 hours ago
This is the oldest looking younger guy I've ever seen. Or youngest older person???
Owen Kozinski
Owen Kozinski - 11 hours ago
Dear god this painter guy is obnoxious
0MindSwept0
0MindSwept0 - 11 hours ago
aaAAAAAAAA
roleat
roleat - 11 hours ago
How about clean the water?
Cody Greenland
Cody Greenland - 11 hours ago
If you hear someone make a glottal lateral, perform the Heimlich Maneuver.
MyriadIsSynonymousWithNumerous
MyriadIsSynonymousWithNumerous - 11 hours ago
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CORRECTING YOUR PRONUNCIATION OF DISPUTES t. English teacher
Dragon's Red
Dragon's Red - 11 hours ago
Many similar places I went to at the Grand Canyon here in AZ with my kids. I let them lay down and look over the edge, walking down trails into the canyon only 4 to 6 feet wide with sheer drops of hundreds of feet at places. Looking back, it terrifies me to think about them being there but at the time it was indeed very much "living". I was also proud of how casual but careful they were.
imark7777777
imark7777777 - 11 hours ago
So only 10 more years to go in 2020.........
Fancypants McVomitshirt
Fancypants McVomitshirt - 11 hours ago
I think 50 years is a bit harsh. Some artists are only "discovered" long after they publish. I think 70 is fair, from the date of publication or creation. Extending copyright long after the artists death is stupid though.
Justin Rhamanohar Broward County
Justin Rhamanohar Broward County - 11 hours ago
gets CORONAVIRUS 😂 im sorry i had to 😂
Richard Armstrong
Richard Armstrong - 11 hours ago
Why not just use highway traffic
Dziordan1
Dziordan1 - 11 hours ago
so this is where they shot Moria scens in LOTR
Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor - 11 hours ago
As a Brit' and lover of Tea; this's strangely satisfying news :-) .
Shevik Anderson
Shevik Anderson - 11 hours ago
Mr. Scott, you have continued the work that Alfred himself ordered.
Itz Cozza
Itz Cozza - 11 hours ago
Been a fan of your content for a while now, only to realise at 2:47 that this was in my home town and I didn’t even realise... my mind is blown.
Andrew Curtin
Andrew Curtin - 11 hours ago
*is just watching his cheeks in the wind*
iota-09
iota-09 - 11 hours ago
Update from 2020: youtube is showing signs of slowly dying off of bad decisions even with an improvement to the algorithm. Perhaps in the future we're going to get google isn't even a thing anymore, although USa-video isn't google, but just a very tiny part of it
Joseph Leatherbarrow
Joseph Leatherbarrow - 11 hours ago
This is so wholesome.
탱탱이
탱탱이 - 11 hours ago
알고리즘 지린다
Zachary Reed
Zachary Reed - 11 hours ago
If I get my government stimulus check, I'm going to buy freeze dried urine.
biggles258
biggles258 - 11 hours ago
Nice one! Subscribed 👍
General Grevious
General Grevious - 11 hours ago
You have a galaxy brain.
Michal Walks
Michal Walks - 11 hours ago
Every word in your monologue has been used, one time or another, as lyrics in a song. How would you feel if you got a copyright strike and your account deleted with years of work gone because of this? Well, the same is going on with false claims. I have to tune out as this is an advertisement.
Sloth7 Sloth8
Sloth7 Sloth8 - 11 hours ago
Why and how would it be like this in the future
zachos 2000
zachos 2000 - 12 hours ago
"there is an enormous distance between what the law says and what the world is doing", this is a seriously good quote, might be completely obvious to some but it's so very true, definitely one of my top 10 or top 15 favorite quotes I think... Hmm actually are quotes also copyrighted?? Can I quote people freely?
bill19282
bill19282 - 12 hours ago
i think it should be upon death instead of 50 years !!
Hyper Diper
Hyper Diper - 12 hours ago
Everyone is talking about space and that piece of garlic bread...no one noticed the forehead 😂
Dank Citrus
Dank Citrus - 12 hours ago
more like: how to get hung in 2 minutes laughs in american