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I make things. They'll probably come back to haunt me in a few years' time. ▶️: https://t.co/sPckzShxW6 👤: https://t.co/zF450hHAvo 📷: https://t.co/EhCLFgcoXC

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@AstroKatie "GIF".
10/21
2020
New video! It's pronounced GIF: https://t.co/5s2Szw5YrB
10/19
2020
@DanielJLayton Well, it would be good to work together again @jarvis DM me an idea! Or just DM me, like, let's catch upI'm not going to say "tag other people" because loads of people tagging loads of others isn't helpful. But if you'r… https://t.co/Ax7Y4mVJl5I'm opening my annual call for guest videos! As usual, I'll be taking January off, and I'm looking for YouTube crea… https://t.co/WYVSPDhPIt
10/16
2020
New video! The theme park inside an old nuclear power plant: https://t.co/cH4l4fdrTm
10/12
2020
And finally, if you want to see the little monorail at Amberley Museum in person, they're running it, along with th… https://t.co/NAuMo9xSN9Next, the town of Asbestos is voting on a new name, although there's a lot of debate about it. The possibility of a… https://t.co/aaNxrSWObYA few updates on recent videos! First, the Ipley Cross junction might be fixed soon. The local government is workin… https://t.co/904HpIiPFp
10/8
2020
I mention this now because I just found out that the sequel to 17776 is in progress! It's called 20020, and it star… https://t.co/1zMtwM77x9Three years after it was published, Jon Bois' 17776 remains one of my favourite pieces of modern sci-fi. And it's a… https://t.co/FGfgGVm1bS
10/7
2020
@ScarfDemon Honestly I couldn't have asked for three better (and different) reactions from all of you, thank you so much :)For those following who have just watched @tomscott's new video, it really did keep spooking me out while I was doi… https://t.co/JiLcH6aUcX
Retweeted by Tom Scott @DanielJLayton @thetomska I'll be honest, it's a fine line between "amusing patent skeleton box" and "Geneva Conven… https://t.co/f8Bw0nIl2Z @thetomska Ah, that's good to know. Probably for the best we didn't go beyond the patent and have the arms reach out towards you, then.I did not know that Tom had a phobia of this sort of thing before asking him to be part of it, and in hindsight tha… https://t.co/NAwXr05mGxAnd @MattGrayYES has a behind-the-scenes video on filming this! https://t.co/s0nO4VH2M9New video! Testing a lie-detecting skeleton from 1927: https://t.co/cEyuF7oIo4 (thanks to @CharlesYarnold for const… https://t.co/LnzmFI8P3N
10/5
2020
@scalzi Hey, thank you! And, uh, apologies for the dozens of people you'll have had in your mentions pointing it out.
9/29
2020
New video! How binary search makes computers much, much faster: https://t.co/dHG9x0ldg6
9/28
2020
New video! The tiny monorails that once carried James Bond: https://t.co/RvMibyckHP
9/21
2020
I'm a guest on this week's @nosuchthing! In which I talk about a fact that I couldn't make a video about because I… https://t.co/N71qla2OcX
9/18
2020
New video! Would you swim in power plant wastewater? https://t.co/jy45YtZRow
9/14
2020
The first full episode of @TheCrashCourse Linguistics is here! @ItsRadishTime introduces you to: What is linguisti… https://t.co/ktE13y99ND
Retweeted by Tom Scott
9/11
2020
#ad I ran the polling for today's video on @fasthosts servers! They've got a competition to win your dream PC setup… https://t.co/InKxFTMHCuNew video! 1,204,986 votes decided: what is the best thing? https://t.co/Y73UAeZIQ2
9/7
2020
@mumoss My biggest Floor Is Lava mystery is: why are the publicity photos from a different set, with different lava… https://t.co/sgnk8TVhdII'm really excited to watch this. All my linguistics videos have been based around small anecdotes: teaching little… https://t.co/oNzXXUlZUh
9/4
2020
New video! It's the Disconnected champion-of-champions GRAND FINAL: https://t.co/XlhBYjcUR5
9/3
2020
New video! Swimming between two continents, debunked: https://t.co/gegPrR390v
8/31
2020
New video! @nessyhill, @KatiMorton and @jarvis play Disconnected: https://t.co/5MrDj30Q8v
8/27
2020
Almost every article on Scots Wikipedia is written by one American teenager, who does not speak Scots and is just w… https://t.co/ZlmcD2hgxP
Retweeted by Tom Scott
8/25
2020
Thanks, as ever, to co-authors @mollykruhl and @GretchenAMcC, to animator @WillZMarler, and to sound mixer @GHaerther!New video! Which is "bouba", and which is "kiki"? https://t.co/uzkwfSrzIg
8/24
2020
@EvanEdinger It's random each time! You got in very early, so you were probably the only one to have voted on 'bar' at that point.And that's it! Survey closed. More than 1.2 million votes received, thank you everyone. The order's now stable, and… https://t.co/eqrsGS8h4H @robertskmiles Close! @ItsRadishTime oh no @wikidata Yes! (And the final video will talk through the process and give credit, of course, but given the CC0 lic… https://t.co/NzswiJ0yUs @jenlion I'm glad someone does.Well that was a rush. Never launched a site to this size of audience before. I think I've fixed the crashing bugs,… https://t.co/Rc8zqCOtFP @OhDeerItsSeth @thetomska Yep, I checked in with him and Simon before posting this, we were working on similar ideas independently! @daemon404 Cheers, I'm trying to see where the bottleneck is because the server's not even sweating. Might be maximum database connections. @flashboy You're not wrong. (Today's lesson is that, no matter how much manual filtering you try, there will always… https://t.co/BifcGOFtojDuring testing, this offered choices including "Bohemian Rhapsody or silence" and "anarchy or gin", please do reply… https://t.co/UB9ZPPGvvnNew project! You can help decide: what is the best thing? https://t.co/KH9LYpeonE
8/21
2020
New video! @TechConnectify, @sallylepage and @Mrwhosetheboss play Disconnected: https://t.co/7i8dSs45ea
8/20
2020
@qntm Oh, I almost forgot! Here is the one half-decent photo I was able to take of the island. The plane window mea… https://t.co/eXWvmE7UohThere are a lot of people to thank for help with this video, but in particular here I should credit @qntm, whose th… https://t.co/tz6G6dtKgzNew video! Is the most northern part of Iceland still there? https://t.co/DseCkYr39B
8/17
2020
@DrCDArmstrong It is going to punch a small group of people directly in the nostalgia and that's worth it.I got an email from @elocemearg, who's made a full simulation of the early-90s BBC countdown clock! It's exactly th… https://t.co/YgCy8NchhhBack in January, I posted about how I've been trying to track down the old octagonal countdown clock that BBC produ… https://t.co/MthIFgURny
8/16
2020
New video! A brand new quiz show: @JaidenAnimation @icklenellierose and @hankgreen play DISCONNECTED. (and thanks… https://t.co/HeXjg3NgMi
8/13
2020
Check out our latest video with @tomscott ... a nostalgic look back at the BBC Micro and educational games like Gra… https://t.co/xgzlcdkrdq
Retweeted by Tom ScottThe show exists because, a few weeks ago, I tweeted about some really impressive virtual-set technology. One of the… https://t.co/ryp8URT8OpYou know, it's a real shame that I haven't been able to meet up with folks and make anything in the Game Garage lat… https://t.co/9QwwIcZg8N
8/12
2020
New video! The part of Britain that rises and falls twice a day: https://t.co/c22vhy5Rm2
8/10
2020
New video! Why you should turn on two-factor authentication: https://t.co/awihrFe5xj
8/3
2020
New video! For 21 years, no-one in Britain knew how long an inch was: https://t.co/cwYAscTzoi
7/27
2020
@mattround Not remotely, alas, but it's lightweight enough that it should still hold together! @mechris13524 Agreed. This project would be a perfect fit for it, too. But either I take weeks to make something th… https://t.co/qXKEEi0H81Working on code for a new project. What I should do: learn the new state-of-the-art, figure out how to run this as… https://t.co/QqBRnFMhyt
7/26
2020
New video: the village that the Luftwaffe bombed by mistake: https://t.co/SzyuKoMYrL
7/20
2020
New video! A million dollars versus a billion dollars, visualized: a road trip: https://t.co/c1EHl99n2P
7/13
2020
@jugglingeek We have the option to choose manual or automatic placement. @realnzall Everyone has full control, down to the tenth of a second, as to when (and if) midrolls appear -- YouTube… https://t.co/pdZ6KV51oG @mistapotta @DuUfford You can turn those off in your AdSense settings, either by category or by domain: https://t.co/lnenDTsP0b @voxcpw Fair, maybe I am being too harsh there. But it also says there's an option in YouTube Studio, and if you go… https://t.co/kfzFfNAavY @KidThorazine I'm wary of saying "easily" for anything at this scale. However, I also suspect the number of channel… https://t.co/1Ko21d1Chz @JimKrutz Hmm. Yeah, perhaps I am being a bit harsh there. But it's also in a big, new highlighted section on the m… https://t.co/QWN5j5wwzh @KidThorazine Agreed, ideally it would be. This way, it'll mean that they can turn on midrolls for huge numbers of… https://t.co/tIAArci0P3 @alexhern Oh, no argument there. I'm still a bit amazed there's an option to opt out of adverts at all, frankly. Tu… https://t.co/JxUl1stOezI've publicly taken YouTube to task for dreadful communication in the past. I'm still frustrated that there's no ob… https://t.co/gjRspmt9w1I'm seeing a few posts from folks grumbling "agh, YouTube's turning on auto mid-roll ads for all the old videos my… https://t.co/DvrzuwG1sv
7/7
2020
New video! The abandoned hill with two members of Parliament: https://t.co/UhK86W4UcB (thanks to @EnglishHeritage!) @Mountaincows But with built-in Google auth and APIs, so all the incredibly frustrating OAuth stuff is done for you. @Snapstromegon Absolutely no idea, that'll probably be leftover code from several generations of scripts ago, adapted over years! @theCJKerr @chris3_14 Yep, I first learned JavaScript in the late nineties. While I've tried to keep up to date, "v… https://t.co/lLng65XTY6 @NCoT_Tech https://t.co/PHU9jszchEDevelopers, if you're doing anything with G Suite or YouTube, you should absolutely look at https://t.co/xi6suH394khttps://t.co/9XOBtFeazoHow did I miss Google Apps Script before now?! I just ported my "This Video Has X Views" code. It's now one functi… https://t.co/4QJlokPtC0
7/6
2020
@Sc1naps Thanks — you too! @stokel Ah, fantastic! Looking forward to it. (Also — I’m fairly sure the publicity photos have completely differen… https://t.co/Xo5cn4u2R7
7/5
2020
@smartereveryday @3blue1brown Most of the posts about it are gone, but this is a good summary:… https://t.co/YWKWSdsloC @smartereveryday @3blue1brown I would very definitely avoid Brave. I had an argument with them about soliciting don… https://t.co/xi6KNnjF0d @Isar_b No, they only get in touch for positive tests (or if you've been named by someone who's had a positive test). @tobiasgies I hadn't thought of that! Yep, that's a really good shout. Although I did have to insist that the deliv… https://t.co/rfqcAY6cd4 @_francislavoie The trouble with hosting it on YouTube is that the first recommendation is this one for NHS folks,… https://t.co/daoJ0VfrHR @StreetsOfTide That's for drive-in and walk-through testing centres; for at-home it's 24 hours including postage, w… https://t.co/nAEmOzqwO6 @rachelclarke I could book a courier by phone if necessary, but I can easily walk to the nearby postbox while stayi… https://t.co/EHmDDPaNfJ @dodgyd If it was an antibody test, I would love a positive result. But I know more than one person who's had it, a… https://t.co/gGSo28t8MKIf you've get symptoms, self-isolate and get a test quickly. Don't wait; it's less effective if you do. It's easy a… https://t.co/pjfk0TrYw5And this morning, less than 48 hours later, negative result via text message and email. A+, would do again if neces… https://t.co/dCNMFDjEO5Anyway, I sealed up the completed test, washed my hands, applied the tracking labels, wiped down the box, put on a… https://t.co/vNypA4fZ8LBut honestly, it's not bad. If you're squeamish, it won't be pleasant, but then neither is taking an at-home blood… https://t.co/NMPBn9KJ22Right. The test. To answer the big question: yes, you have to push the swab all the way to the back of your nose. W… https://t.co/nbcndmeSxVAlso, to register the test online, you can either type in a load of details or just scan the barcode with your devi… https://t.co/pm34i0G2xiI forgot to take a photo of the test kit; I was preoccupied with making sure I did everything correctly. There was… https://t.co/n2XBRAWbWu
7/3
2020

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