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.

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11:121,204,986 Votes Decided: What Is The Best Thing?
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  • This made me look at windows in a different way. It is indeed, the operating system of bodging, it's DOS with a desktop environment *bodged* on

  • harbour air! we have 2 of them. one next to yvr and one in coal harbour.

  • big brain move: never update the code that checks numbers and adds words. instead, pass a dictionary to a loop.

  • nice cannon definitely not edited

  • Who is here from tiktok 😂😂

  • It's a miracle

  • Nicely done.

  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Am i a joke to you?

  • Personally I would really enjoy a video on the new river👍🏼

  • Why isn't it called "Chornobyl"?

  • Wigan Pier, the west midlands?

  • ‘We looked different back then’ - well, perhaps all except for Tom who seems unaffected by the laws of time

  • Wooh how did you make the subtitles blue at 7:34

  • sounds like it's reading movie memes? but wait what did the CIA DO???

  • The Green Death actually is an episode of Jon Pertwee era Doctor Who hahahaha

  • 2:00 someone had lots of fun in that lot

  • US citizen living in the Netherlands here. I don't get to vote on anything, except for my water board! It's not about citizenship but being protected by the waterworks, which I find super interesting!

  • How many people were sticking things in outlets that you needed to change the entire system?

  • Dude went to Denmark just to film a 2 minute video

  • The script was ahed by a few this time. 42 actually. so I guess that confirms that the answer to everything is 42. My life is compleate and my death can occur when it so sees fit.

  • 4:56 is the best part

  • I can’t trust you, so I am trusting you that I don’t trust you

  • 1:33

  • Actually Tom, you probly wouldn't have a job anymore

  • It DOES work though!

  • Actually, the only purpose for goluboy(light-blue) in Russian is to be an ephemism for a gays.(no)

  • 2:35 while the Panopticon's legacy does live on strongly through "We" that inspired an entire generation of utopic/dystopic sci-fi, I think that Bentham ought to be better know for all his, really, radically progressive thoughts for his time and even the 1950's on welfare, LGBT rights, suffragette, animal rights etc reforms

  • It’s ⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️.com

  • You said all the words about AI in the right way. Its a shame that all the people won't gain their understanding about AI from you :(

  • I'm getting a headache from the left driving xD

  • dude who cares just dont buy anything

  • Noooo its finally out of sync D,:

  • What about doctors and Big Pharma?

  • I instantly recognized the url at the beginning. I don't know if i should be proud

  • ooo my god

  • Yall should do that again sometime.

  • The best VPN is the one you Host yourself

  • 2:37 legend says he’s still there to this day

  • 6:19 Nintendo: Strike that down, Strike that down!!

  • I think some of those "not real" ones may be realer than you think. The Russian Utopia might be a progressive commune, for example.

  • looks like a graffiti museum. I'd pay to go to an exhibition.

  • 6:15 Here in the future. That happened.

  • The strange white cube at the end of the world would be an awesome project. Try and get OpenAI + EEclone to sponsor an arctic expedition to build a giant cube (and let me come too).

  • Can you please upload this to Deezer and Spotify? This is straight fire, the future of hip hop.

  • Ten years ahead of schedule

  • TBH that postal railway sounds kinda interesting to me.

  • Well similar to the Semitic Arabs, bin..bin..bin....bin means son of

  • This was uploaded a month and 18 days after I was born.

  • That finally really was grand

  • Still the same

  • B O O B A

  • Does that include a plot that presents a distorted view of reality to promote a political view? Showing fictional events in ways that make the rare events seem common or the extreme groups seem pervasive? Who would make that decision? Also, is rural England as portrayed by Midsomer really the murder capital of the world?

  • I've been to Oxford and that light is real!

  • so how big would the explosion be compared to beirut?

  • Intentional or not, that ad playing at "is this an advert" is *chef kiss*.

  • Is it dead yet?

  • this is terrifying

  • AI is faintly disturbing.

  • 1:43 as a guy who has been learning the IPA for a long time that isnt correct the prime example is [ä]

  • Would have been better if you just went to the salt flats in utah

  • When did Wigan Pier move to West Midlands Its in the North West on Leeds Liverpool Canal

  • With the amount of cookies I have accepted, I think I may be obese.

  • Shouldn't we also require that, just as financial contributors have to declare any interest in any companies whose stocks they recommend (long or short), political contributors and "journalists" have to declare any financial or electoral interests in any candidate or party they support? Just for consistency.... Same idea.

  • Its exactly same for me!

  • Have you ever been in a conversation where someone uses back channeling so often the conversation feels uncomfortable? I have and it feels weird and disruptive even if it isn't the listeners intention

  • Might be easier if you played rapid instead of bullet....

  • 🤔 quite interesting information given some of the things that happened in Nov 2020

  • Wonder if the IceCube Neutrino detector in Antarctica had some bearing on the 'white cube at the end of the world' suggestion?

  • Is it a paid placement when news lies to foment war?

  • Let's be honest: “Jeremy Clarkson’a lottery of Death” is the show we all want to see.

  • Materially, a film or television studio has a lot more clout for negotiating with a state compared to individuals making online content.

  • Tom, please make a series of videos, the quick but thorough dives that you do so well, into British culture aimed at explaining them to Americans. Start with the meerkat, please.

  • 669th comment... nice

  • Bouba is you

  • Nature is so interesting!

  • you edited the beginning to add the poll... Still, nice

  • vicki looks a bit different on this one

  • 0:04 Me who remember link, nice try... But you fought the wrong ones....

  • Tom is a Reptilian, confirmed

  • The code broke finally! The title says that "This video has 27,611,970 views but under it says that it has 27,612,033 views. What a miracle!