Tom Scott
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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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A production of Pad 26 Limited, registered in England and Wales, № 11662641.
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YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
18 dögum síðan
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 ismind.info Devin Stone ismind.info QUASI-LEGAL CAMEO: Jay Foreman ismind.info MINECRAFT SEQUENCE: Joel "Smallishbeans" ismind.info 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
19 dögum síðan
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: ismind.info 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/video/mWiLzcnTraq_sIY.html Thanks to Sally Le Page on camera! ismind.info/C9AUeAvdEVJfyS9rd9pvp8g 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/video/bouEs7XIrs-Vq6Q.html • seblee.me/ Lasers by Seb Lee-Delisle, assisted by Abby Shum Camera by Matt Gray ismind.info 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
Mánuði síðan
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: ismind.info/ChBJtu4BhT8b8t9Qe9R-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 mánuðum síðan
The Winograd schema is a language test for intelligent computers. So far, they're not doing well. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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
Mánuði síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
Subscribe to Aspect Science! ismind.info/Cyi06SeKkiwoAzFVmQtDtfg or start with Tom's video on what would happen if a meteoroid hit an Apollo astronaut: ismind.info/video/op5tzuC6m53T16Q.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 mánuðum síðan
Go subscribe to Brainbook! ismind.info/CnbPqck6c4yydPKVK0Faf6w or start with Alex's video on a day in the life of a neurosurgeon on call: ismind.info/video/boSNqsekoNTZmoo.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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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?
3 mánuðum síðan
Gestures are a really important part of language. But how do we use them, and why? MORE LANGUAGE FILES: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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. [email protected] 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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html REFERENCES: Computerphile video: ismind.info/video/rWWUld6ZpcWp04I.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 mánuðum síðan
"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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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
4 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
"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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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-ISmindr Peter Musser for script checking: m.ismind.info/C37J30wHpQOtc1vzuN6OdDAvideos 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info 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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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
7 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
I'll say this about this week's Game Garage: we definitely had fun. Thanks to Toby: ismind.info and Inés: ismind.info ! 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/video/aYabl6fWlaW2nKw.html and Ashens' channel here: ismind.info 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html 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 mánuðum síðan
We're back! New games, same garage. Thanks to the crew from SOME LOVELY BOARD GAMES: ismind.info/video/e5iaqNaWY8O6noY.html Dodie: ismind.info Sammy Paul: ismind.info/C78zXJFimlWORdNrBS5pqGw Daniel J Layton: ismind.info Reb Day: ismind.info/Ci7nf3Wb5HzFgfkKLgTqzpw 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
7 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html 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 mánuðum síðan
"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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html 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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0.html 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 mánuðum síðan
Watch all 15 episodes right now: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGJu6skU4TBYrIWxggkZBrF5.html • 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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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
9 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info/video/aax2td3Ehb3Pt44.html Leonie Hayden at The Spinoff, for a more vlog-style approach: ismind.info/video/i5SIksiyi8vU2o4.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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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 mánuðum síðan
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: ismind.info - 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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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)
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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 - ismind.info ON THE PANEL Barry Lewis - ismind.info/CAzyupPG4vdo8jd9nJ13LAw Colin Furze - ismind.info Em Ford - ismind.info Hannah Witton - ismind.info Lucy Bella Earl - ismind.info/Cz4tgANd4yy8Oe0iXCdSWfA Saf - ismind.info Steven Bridges - ismind.info/CqK0ukwGsTDh7sHih1OmLJA And here's the stop-motion video that Cambria, Guy and Taha were working on! ismind.info/video/npynmd3JpLrS1n4.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
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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)
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Welcome to the Game Garage! A series of three new, experimental quizzes and games. Thanks today to Evan Edinger - ismind.info - and Luke Cutforth - ismind.info - 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
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Go see William Osman's video about building the car! - ismind.info/video/bYyAxMzRiZqXsqQ.html and thanks to Michael Reeves for being a guinea pig: ismind.info/CtHaxi4GTYDpJgMSGy7AeSw 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 .22 Seconds Behind The World
Why Denmark Is .22 Seconds Behind The World
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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
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Featuring the Gregory Brothers! Go subscribe to them: ismind.info 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
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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
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Subscribe to Neuro Transmissions! ismind.info or start with their video on how to train a cat to high-five: ismind.info/video/jJiou92TpMirp4o.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
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Subscribe to Kurtis Baute! ismind.info/CTRM8LE1g6UXrVZKwgw5oEA or start with his one-take video on the history of the universe: ismind.info/video/hZSjzNrYhqqunno.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
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Subscribe to Up and Atom! ismind.info/CSIvk78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw or start with Jade's video on quantum tunnelling: ismind.info/video/jYKPsbjXr9qq16g.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
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Go subscribe to Medlife Crisis! ismind.info/CgRBRE1DUP2w7HTH9j_L4OQ or start with Rohin's video on why you shouldn't test for everything: ismind.info/video/bZ2G0J-QgbC1zI4.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
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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
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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!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
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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 ISmind 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 - ismind.info/C7vV1DESYGpQk5b2v_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
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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
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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 ISmind 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
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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
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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 ISmind 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
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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
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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: ismind.info/video/joSpztLIhsXVlpw.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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
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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
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I realise we never actually define "pumpy thing" in this video. I'm not going to define it here either. BONUS MATERIAL: ismind.info/video/iJGdz7yVqc-3x5w.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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
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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: ismind.info/video/eayCu7DOis6wtJw.html Behind the scenes on the Matt and Tom channel: ismind.info/video/m2am1dLRl7TPyKQ.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
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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: ismind.info/video/g5ma16m2pty4vag.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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
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Sometimes, numbers on sites like ISmind 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
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Our traditional Wartime Badass Episode this week, albeit a wartime badass whose weapon included expense reports. BONUS MATERIAL: ismind.info/video/qnh71KqnntCeqno.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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
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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
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This time, we're taking on smørpanikk, food politics, and - for the second week running - brandy. BONUS MATERIAL: ismind.info/video/g6OEvM6Tot6wtYo.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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?
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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
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The final season begins! With a traditional tale of a military mistake and a wheel that spins and lands on France. BONUS MATERIAL: ismind.info/video/amJsrsvIjKWYqWk.html FULL PLAYLIST: ismind.info/lastPL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp.html 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: ismind.info 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᚜
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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 ISmind channel here: ismind.info 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
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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 ismind.info 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 ISmind 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?
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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
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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
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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)
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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: ismind.info 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
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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: ismind.info 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
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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
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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
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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
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
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In Porthcurno, Cornwall, there's an old telegraph cable landing station. It's how Britain talked to the Empire -- and it's now a museum. But the technology here isn't quite as obsolete as you might think. Thanks to Steve and all the team at the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum! You can find out more about them here: telegraphmuseum.org/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
CJ Hunt
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I live in the US, Dasani is overpriced and tastes like bleach
Who cares?
Who cares? - Degi Síðan síðan
Why is the mouse c y l i n d e r
Techno Universal
Techno Universal - Degi Síðan síðan
Apparently that teapot was also extremely commonly used in abstract artistic and test animations throughout the 80s and into the 90s! :)
Thezuule
Thezuule - Degi Síðan síðan
Paying $2 for a bottle of tap water is like paying $27,000 for a sandwich. Sucker born every minute though I suppose.
Richard Joyce
Richard Joyce - Degi Síðan síðan
The elites won't allow their pedophile training center to be destroyed, what a suprise.
CarouselBlind
CarouselBlind - Degi Síðan síðan
looks like where i will be buried.
Reece
Reece - Degi Síðan síðan
1:24 "So that's all automatic?" "Is that all Automatic?"
Paulthefonz
Paulthefonz - Degi Síðan síðan
This is the most human Tom has ever seemed to me
Laughing Teacake
Laughing Teacake - Degi Síðan síðan
They're not secret, it's really simple. The world is run on money, so who has all the money? They are in control. A tenuous grasp on reality is having your blinkers on and thinking the world is all rainbows and rivers made of chocolate, believing what the TV tells you as you watch with wide eyed unquestioning devotion.
Jim Jeffies
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Radio telescope: I've discovered alien life!.. Wait a minute, it's just Elon Musk pranking me... GOD DAMM YOUR STUPID SPACE TESLA!
Ljubomir Kolev
Ljubomir Kolev - Degi Síðan síðan
Now you feel stupid for making weird noises while watching this video
Loosebolts
Loosebolts - Degi Síðan síðan
Apparently I'm 40% Northern (around Wolverhampton). I'm an Indonesian living in Germany xD
pierocks45
pierocks45 - Degi Síðan síðan
OH! 6 oal!
Soli Deo Gloria
Soli Deo Gloria - Degi Síðan síðan
in ww2 some german troops set up meteorology stations here, when germany itself surrendered... nobody was in the radio station back in mainland norway they were the last german troops to surrender because it took months for norway to realise they were broadcasting SOS
Edoardo Boyd
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I think it looks horrid but I think the architectural style of that time was absolutely horrible so
nils.
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Image if someone had told him that you can write emojis by pressing win + . hahah
Kinan
Kinan - Degi Síðan síðan
surprise pansexual flag
Cooe
Cooe - Degi Síðan síðan
I love you Tom, but this is literally the worst take you've ever had.
benclark06
benclark06 - Degi Síðan síðan
can't belive tom invented flatpak
Santouche Santouche
Santouche Santouche - Degi Síðan síðan
Underground?
Peter Parker
Peter Parker - Degi Síðan síðan
I found this video years ago but I just realized it was a Tom Scott's video today. wtf
Double D 747
Double D 747 - Degi Síðan síðan
0:01 That’s not how your pronounce it.
willdbeast
willdbeast - Degi Síðan síðan
Yo they have belvoir fruit farms elderflower tonic! I used to pick the elderflowers for that
Wegason
Wegason - Degi Síðan síðan
Already knew this thanks to a school geography trip :)
Dylan Hogan
Dylan Hogan - Degi Síðan síðan
Voting records aren't anonymous in the USA. Some if not all of your points fall flat here.
Zakir Anderson
Zakir Anderson - Degi Síðan síðan
Well that stopped him talking. Pmsl
societal reject
societal reject - Degi Síðan síðan
I agree with most of this but it is true that ISmind censors channels at times for example shadowbanning of political/controversial content.
WT Keeton
WT Keeton - Degi Síðan síðan
Not Stargate SG-1. Their planets looked like Vancouver.
Noah Ali
Noah Ali - Degi Síðan síðan
Want your birthday to last longer, i see
MrAwawe
MrAwawe - Degi Síðan síðan
I still don't get why there was anything wrong with the plain yellow emoji. No one has bright yellow skin (unless they have jaundice) so they aren't really biased towards any particular race, and they're meant to represent emotions and ideas, not individual people. No matter the skin colour, we still have the same emotions. I don't see the point of differentiating between a black smile and a white smile, they're both conveying the same information.
leyshonzi
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They are better at real life than I am at minecraft...
SnookerWither
SnookerWither - Degi Síðan síðan
I couldn't look up Shigeo Fukuda on a school computer, so I had to spell his name wrong on purpose to show my friend
hi there
hi there - Degi Síðan síðan
wait this is Tom scott
C H
C H - Degi Síðan síðan
This bond sounds like the worst deal in the history of deals, maybe ever.
James Hill
James Hill - Degi Síðan síðan
Unfortunately lead iodide is yellow so not purple rain just piss rain
Mephiplays
Mephiplays - Degi Síðan síðan
That is why typescript is one of the best, you can just do what you want but you can choose to strongly type it :)
That Man From Earth
That Man From Earth - Degi Síðan síðan
Please i am terrified of the future
FireRat 16
FireRat 16 - Degi Síðan síðan
You get accostumed to the pitch. It turns easier to notice when you switch back and forth between CRT and... one of the many non-CRT
As trollphysics
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1 TAKE
Julian Barber
Julian Barber - Degi Síðan síðan
"content id has a lot of edge cases" how can you call it an edge if theres a lot of them. EVERY youtuber i watch has had wrongly copyrighted stuff taken down at some point. and yes i know the difference between copyright and community standards. to a lot of us, im sure, it seems that content ID cases that WORK are the edge cases/
mosby van panhuis
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The netherlands has drenthe. Or well. We dont. It doesn't exist
the corbin show
the corbin show - Degi Síðan síðan
MARTY I TURNED THE DELOREAN INTO A ZIPLINE
michelformika
michelformika - Degi Síðan síðan
Enunciate when you say Wichita Falls. It’s two words and it should sound just like it’s spelled. It’s not a race to get it out as quickly as possible.
Ermland
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Ngl, this is my favourite Tom Scott video. Its old, but exactly the kind of random interesting content that this channel is amazing at producing.
blaster 0416
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I'm American from the Middle East of the USA. I don't know if you notice, but you and the people from New England don't pronounce Rs in the middle or end of words. For water, you say Whatah, for card, you say cahd. BUT the people of New England then ADD Rs to the end of words that DONT Have them, for example, they pronounce the word "idea" as "idior".
Puregengar
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This gave me so much anxiety
Bert Bollen
Bert Bollen - Degi Síðan síðan
This was great!
FSH FKR
FSH FKR - Degi Síðan síðan
That ponytail
mlg_lame
mlg_lame - Degi Síðan síðan
My dumbass thought the red line was real
scuttle06
scuttle06 - Degi Síðan síðan
british salesman forces you to use british plugs
DaFlavourFace
DaFlavourFace - Degi Síðan síðan
honest question. I thought copyright law only applied when you are making money off of something (monetization or reselling products) but lets say I upload a dance video with an unlicenced audio track, does that still infringe on copyright? If so, why exactly? Because I'm still using someones work without permission?
Moritz Gunz
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How do you think reimbursing the winning party for their own court fees and lawyer costs would change the situation (the losing party would finance the reimbursement)? If one does not have to fear the financial consequences for going to court and trying to enforce their rights, the whole "do what's cheaper" thing might be a thing of the past.
tweezerjam34
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I don’t understand how anyone could not be afraid of heights. Indeed, its a very useful survival instinct. 💯Just like we’re supposed to be afraid of Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my! 😂
Vocalpro International
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Yea that's a particularly bwitish thing too. There's a guy on ISmind who makes stuff who talks like it also. You never hear it in Australia
stownsin
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So that’s what it looks like. Used to go over the top and under at the bottom for larks in Claremont Tower ( 10 floors) in Newcastle in the seventies.
PinealColada
PinealColada - Degi Síðan síðan
Any other audio nuts out there just dying for an impulse response of this room?
Mike Ekims
Mike Ekims - Degi Síðan síðan
i thought it mean to remove prints from an object, not your actual fingers
The Everything Core
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yanski1974 74
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this is immpossbilbe for 7 reason 1 it impossilbibe to prict the furture 2 yt wil stil be there in 2029 3 aww c on we cant forgerct everythings that like saying dr who season is cannecled 4 robots wont be invented intill 2050 -2120 5 if an robot poured ink into book it droped 6 a copy of lets say harry potter is alive when ink pours the book 7 this is an low chance of this happening tom scott use 100 percent of your brain
I'm very good at coming up with names
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Imagine being a programmer there. No stackoverflow allowed.
tenderten
tenderten - Degi Síðan síðan
So this is what sonic feels like.
Mike9090
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I like how you say that it's not very interesting to talk about weird borders or an island that changes the land it's in every 6 months but then out of this 3 minute video there's mainly stuff about why you don't do videos on such topics and about the museum
Champ
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If that was my house, I’d chase them off my property. Doesn’t matter if you want to take a picture, you’re trespassing
Harry Todhunter
Harry Todhunter - Degi Síðan síðan
Fun Fact: My student flat had that second toaster
D Castera
D Castera - Degi Síðan síðan
Where are the lyrics
SwissChicken
SwissChicken - Degi Síðan síðan
cool
Lost Melody
Lost Melody - Degi Síðan síðan
"Horse riding as rider or horse" Ah, Tom Scott dystopia skits.
Halfdra - Gaming & Animations
Halfdra - Gaming & Animations - Degi Síðan síðan
Recommended to me 10 years after release, thanks ISmind!
Magnus McCloud
Magnus McCloud - Degi Síðan síðan
Cool guys don't look at explosions.
Jordan Gray
Jordan Gray - Degi Síðan síðan
Get on with it
Dav3
Dav3 - Degi Síðan síðan
They even let them put nuclear power plants in the path of ocean tsunamis! Brilliant
Malovus
Malovus - Degi Síðan síðan
I had always wondered why chip shop "vinegar" always tasted better to me than the stuff I buy in stores. Guess that explains it.
Nancho Party
Nancho Party - Degi Síðan síðan
Can you copyright a recipe? Like, if a youtuber cooks a recipe from Bon Appetit for a video, could BA copyright strike it?
SnobGoblin the third
SnobGoblin the third - Degi Síðan síðan
Fantastic
Magnus McCloud
Magnus McCloud - Degi Síðan síðan
I wanna ger one of those ice cores and crush it for my soda, iced coffee... shave it for shaved ice. and turn one into a halo halo. that's my dream.
68 Rumble Bee
68 Rumble Bee - Degi Síðan síðan
West Coasts’ Burnin’ East Coasts’ Drownin’ Humans Keep Fuckin’
MarvelExtra
MarvelExtra - Degi Síðan síðan
I never saw the word "littlest" in my life. So it does exist.
Subduralempyema
Subduralempyema - Degi Síðan síðan
This is a great video! Thanks Tom
punished rashid
punished rashid - Degi Síðan síðan
moronic video
rythmcubed
rythmcubed - Degi Síðan síðan
I need an audio filter that makes this guy sound less out of breath so I can listen more comfortably to the amazing content
techydude
techydude - Degi Síðan síðan
Shaka, when the walls came down - bravo
thachum rigam
thachum rigam - Degi Síðan síðan
What about Belgium? Did the German army pay any transit fee while visiting France during both world wars?
Z3R0F1V3
Z3R0F1V3 - Degi Síðan síðan
want to see the most physicbreaking thing i own? <⚫>
HA7VDS from Mixer
HA7VDS from Mixer - Degi Síðan síðan
this is when humanity peaked.
Phoon Yi Xuan
Phoon Yi Xuan - Degi Síðan síðan
How about the uwu language?
Andrés Hernández
Andrés Hernández - Degi Síðan síðan
Is Scott boi a player?
Chris P Bacon
Chris P Bacon - Degi Síðan síðan
This is such. Smart idea
ED-GAMING
ED-GAMING - Degi Síðan síðan
SCP foundation wants to know your location
Mr Son
Mr Son - Degi Síðan síðan
What I hate the most is when the music is... whatever, not obnoxious. But they keep fricking interrupting it every 5-10 seconds to play a canned "please stay on the line, your call is important to us". SHUT UP. Just let the music play to let me know the call is still active and I'll wait. Stop playing that irritating message at me. I'm staying on the line!
Cruz
Cruz - Degi Síðan síðan
Poggers
Raygun 30
Raygun 30 - Degi Síðan síðan
I Hit 3-Year-Old children with a Hammer now that's a more interesting title
crabs apples apples
crabs apples apples - Degi Síðan síðan
Mad lads
Techno Universal
Techno Universal - Degi Síðan síðan
Wouldn’t be surprised if the IPhone 5C is also in there as it was one of the worst IPhones ever released! :)
Pat Starr
Pat Starr - Degi Síðan síðan
At 27:25 nice, Tom. Nice.
CrunchyFrog
CrunchyFrog - Degi Síðan síðan
My hat's off to Peter Cooper, him wanting to provide "free education to all" in the 19th century. How ironic that in today's America, Republicans would badmouth his ideals as "dangerous socialism".
lunavixen015
lunavixen015 - Degi Síðan síðan
Hoo boy, if you think Luxembourgs public transport is bad, unless you are in a suburban area of Australia, or a tourist hotspot, public transport here is a joke.
Bluejack
Bluejack - Degi Síðan síðan
you know what would be cool? if black people didn’t get any tier 👍
Roby1Kenobi
Roby1Kenobi - Degi Síðan síðan
Speaking as an American, the idea of public transportation that doesn't suck is incredible, free I can't even imagine. Sadly an unfortunate time for it though
Jack Finnegan
Jack Finnegan - Degi Síðan síðan
Most American tap water only sucks in cities. In more rural or even suburban areas it’s fine.
Mars Argo Is My Mom
Mars Argo Is My Mom - Degi Síðan síðan
Capitalism is stupid