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1 mrt. 2021
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4 minutes remaining. Then 15 seconds. Then 5 hours. Why can't computers just tell you how long something's going to take? • MORE BASICS: nlworld.info/top/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html
Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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  • I'm having to film back in the Tiny Room against green-screen again, as lockdown means the Centre for Computing History is closed! Hopefully they'll be open again soon, although that depends on a very different kind of progress...

    Tom ScottTom ScottMaand geleden
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      CuliynlCuliynl20 dagen geleden
    • why do you private your videos before you upload them

      RanMind YTRanMind YT20 dagen geleden
    • How did you put in the time estimate of this video in the script as you were recoring? I slowed down the video speed to .25 but can't see where you may have stitched two takes together.

      Michael ConroyMichael Conroy26 dagen geleden
    • ...

      NoobKingNoobKing29 dagen geleden
    • Why does my phone tell me that this comment was posted before the video was?

      PrxjectMemePrxjectMemeMaand geleden
  • 1:57 maybe 4 different loading bars? For each process?

    szubert - maxszubert - max7 uur geleden
  • I didn’t expect that Tom Scott.exe could be rebooted. The more you know 🌟

    Philippe FutureboyPhilippe Futureboy15 uur geleden
  • Among Us downloading task be like: Estimated time: 4 days *2 seconds later* Estimated time: 6 seconds

    theawesomness07theawesomness0718 uur geleden
  • Gosh Tom, call me out why don't you!

    Christoph SouthwellChristoph SouthwellDag geleden
  • I like to combine the speed in rate of transfer or time remaining while also having my harddrive light & CPU task manager to see which is bottle-necking at what point. This is a form of entertainment I guess

    ikeikeDag geleden
  • I love the bars that stop at 100% for 10 minutes or so

    flexflex2 dagen geleden
  • What is this golden piece of chanel that just dropped on my recommendations, SUBBED!

    Paulo LukenyPaulo Lukeny3 dagen geleden
  • It’s actually placebo its jus randomly stoping at random intervals and thats why it stops at 99% cuz it’s actually at 70% or 50% or maybe even 30%

    Windows 10XWindows 10X3 dagen geleden
  • Things to do do, to make progress bar faster: Buy an ssd Upgrade ram (and probably buy more ram than you have on a computer) Buy better proccesor Buy better router/modem and get faster internet Buy faster hdd(s) Install linux Congratulations!!! Your game/program now loads/downloads/installs faster!

    SuperPlayer56 GamingSuperPlayer56 Gaming3 dagen geleden
  • Working on updates 2% complete 1 hour later Working on updates 10% complete Working on updates 100% complete

    dick harambedick harambe3 dagen geleden
  • Can i express how perfectly aligned the timer is in video to the NLworld timer?

    Ruelle HerouxRuelle Heroux4 dagen geleden
  • I just like windows' there are 7 years left for finish copying your files. While showing me the speed and amount of data left, which definitely won't be 7 years if i divide data amount by speed.

    ProHolmesProHolmes4 dagen geleden
  • Modern warfare updates: 1%.......2%.........not enough storage delete 148gb of data

    shmo247shmo2474 dagen geleden
  • what about a 2D progress block, width for data (so maybe mb or gb) and height for file count, never seen one, just thought of it

    Thot Slayer 420Thot Slayer 4205 dagen geleden
  • Best solution would be to put a title to every segemt of the progress bar. Anyone who watches porn on the hub will have found this out. If you dont care about foreplay you know exactly on te second to skip to, to skip that part. So for a progress bar for a install. Just title the segement so that we know what part the computer is working on and we know what we might think of upgrading

    kalle ankakalle anka6 dagen geleden
  • "The most important job is to reassure that yes, things are happening, progress it being made" That moment when the progress bar is stuck at 99% for about 28 minutes...

    RamennBowlsRamennBowls6 dagen geleden
  • The only accurate progress bar is the 3DS one And no, not the blue one The one when your digitally downloading a game off of the eShop

    Reese606Reese6067 dagen geleden
  • 100% ... Restarting... 30% .... ... .. 58% ............... 79% ................ 100% .................................................................... Aaaaand it crashed

    Ask MasterAsk Master7 dagen geleden
  • Steam

    Adam CogleyAdam Cogley7 dagen geleden
  • you should create a program that changes the line on the video

    gunship sequel budyboygunship sequel budyboy7 dagen geleden
  • Putting my finger over the progress bar to see if its moving

    YaBoy •YaBoy •7 dagen geleden
  • Steam installing a game be like: 1 minute left -- 2 hours left -- 5 days left -- 6 minutes left

    Vex989Vex9897 dagen geleden
  • Are you reporting from 1998?

    agustinbsagustinbs9 dagen geleden
  • Tom Scott : Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly Me : Wondering why the progress bar on the title doesn't move

    DG SecretDG Secret9 dagen geleden
  • 0:06 WAS THAT A LEGO RACER 2 LOADING BAR ??????

    PetoPeto9 dagen geleden
  • "Why can't computers just tell me how long something is going to take?" Because progress bars don't show you time... they show (suprise!) progress.

    KoGaKoGa9 dagen geleden
  • Shout out to those 99 years that I was told it was gonna take for my game to open when I was 8.

    Rory MRory M10 dagen geleden
  • This is why I leave and do something else when I’m downloading something. If it takes 5 minutes or 2 hours I’ll have something nice to come back to once I remember

    P ChurchP Church10 dagen geleden
  • who needs a progress bar when u have a gaming fridge that can download anything almost instantaneously

    GigaGameGigaGame10 dagen geleden
  • Why this guy is soo much underrated

    YY YELLOWYY YELLOW10 dagen geleden
  • Good old Microsoft Minutes

    karehaqtkarehaqt10 dagen geleden
  • How was the halting problem not mentioned in this video?

    DeconimusDeconimus11 dagen geleden
  • Loved the Sopranos kinda ending.

    KysterPSYKysterPSY11 dagen geleden
  • My loading bar just goes backwards

    Pat SmashPat Smash11 dagen geleden
  • looking at you STEAM

    ChaneChane14 dagen geleden
  • LOADING GEOMETRIES 62%

    A SkellingtonA Skellington14 dagen geleden
  • Someone tell computer making people to put this when turning on a computer after shutting it down

    YajihbaYajihba14 dagen geleden
  • Solution: Have individual progress bars for each step. Step 1/4: 10% Step 1/4: 20% ... Step 1/4: 100% Step 2/4: 10% Step 2/4: 20% ... Step 4/4: 90% Step 4/4: Done!

    LordloucksterLordlouckster14 dagen geleden
  • The one thing I wish I could do when it came to downloading something is allocate as much resources to downloading as possible. I love that you can still Watch Netflix, have a conference call, and edit a video in Adobe After affects, while downloading somthing, but sometimes I just want to download something, walk away and have the computer just worry about downloading or moving the file.

    Hasan AHasan A15 dagen geleden
  • This is the corollary to Windows 10 offering to kill any app that takes more than 15 seconds to do something - apparently Windows isn’t seeing a progress bar😅

    SidewaysSideways15 dagen geleden
  • Bar: 1% to 99% : 20 minutes Bar: 99% to 100% : *10 hours*

    EeeeEeee15 dagen geleden
  • I agree, as long as the progress bar is moving (and not backwards!), I know something is happening!

    Viktória VadonViktória Vadon15 dagen geleden
  • 3:42 Looking at you, Windows 10

    Frog 4096Frog 409616 dagen geleden
  • /////// / / / / / / / / / / / / / 10more years ///////// / / / / / / / / / / / 30more seconds

    Samson KinyanjuiSamson Kinyanjui16 dagen geleden
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter17 dagen geleden
  • That's also why many programmers have gone the other way and just show "progress indicator" instead of progress bars. Like the spinning wheel on Windows. It just shows that the PC didn't freeze and is still working, but you don't have any indication on how long it's going to take. Also if "time" isn't a parameter itself then the progress bar can never be give you a proper "remaining time". A countdown is always accurate because the time itself is the parameter that makes it work. Filetransfer ist based on the files and not on the time, so it will finish when it is finished, not when a certain amount of seconds have passed (like the queue in the supermarket. Fewer people doesn't mean the line is faster. There are just fewer people in front of you.).

    mozl83mozl8317 dagen geleden
  • Minecraft’s progress bar be like: And I took that personally

    Cameron FigginsCameron Figgins17 dagen geleden
  • Loading time estimates be like: 20 minutes 4 seconds 45 minutes 5 minutes 999999 hours

    Zari HanssenZari Hanssen17 dagen geleden
  • Personally I like loading screens that tell you what exactly they're doing, like most source and goldsource engine games. "Validating game resources." "Sending client info." That kind of thing.

    Butter of SorrowButter of Sorrow17 dagen geleden
  • 100% done = 90% done *Adobe Premiere users* will understand 😂

    French Comprehensible InputFrench Comprehensible Input18 dagen geleden
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    Helio GonzalezHelio Gonzalez18 dagen geleden
  • 4:48 smh now you'll have to record everything from the start rippppp

    Silksong DateSilksong Date18 dagen geleden
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    SoftBunnyCreations VibingSoftBunnyCreations Vibing19 dagen geleden
  • my monitor froze during a download once, so i thought it took 4 hours to get a 20mb download done.

    pencilchatpencilchat19 dagen geleden
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    ZoltanZoltan19 dagen geleden
  • Imagine the progress bar in the title is how long Tom Scott's life is

    Eugene LoEugene Lo19 dagen geleden
  • is this the guy who says “xnyopit”

    CypressCypress19 dagen geleden
  • Is it just me or was the audio an video out of sync (I'm assuming deliberately)? If so nice choice.

    fossar _fossar _19 dagen geleden
  • I think the best loading screens are when there are actually two (think winrar) one for the whole process and the other for individual processes. From there you can see that it is actually doing something.

    Tomáš LiptákTomáš Lipták19 dagen geleden
  • Pov: you kept checking your scroll bar through out the video

    youtubeusernameyoutubeusername19 dagen geleden
  • Me when I tilt my phone facing down and the progress bars start moving again.

    The cheeseThe cheese19 dagen geleden
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    Pawit NinnabodeePawit Ninnabodee20 dagen geleden
  • What is the 1% that’s taking so long to load

    RanMind YTRanMind YT20 dagen geleden
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    wozerDwozerD20 dagen geleden
  • You look young and old at the same time. That's a real mistyr to me, you should make a video about it!

    Leo TellesLeo Telles20 dagen geleden
  • The worst thing is when it goes to 99% immediately and then stays there for what feels like a millennium. Thank you for explaining this in your usual awesome way!

    AK NephtaliAK Nephtali20 dagen geleden
  • A thing the program could do to resolve, or at least find a more smooth load, is by logging the time, taking the estimated time that it took, and telling you that number. If it was a game, it could show how long it had taken the last 10 times, (assuming you would've loaded it that many times), and let's say a file upload, it could track how long it would take for 100 files, and estimate the amount of time, that this would take because its 10x times larger, or half the size = it would be 10 times longer or ½ times faster.

    SYSSYS20 dagen geleden
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    BlurryPirateBlurryPirate20 dagen geleden
  • Dropbox "Time Remaining" when uploading a video is a complete work of fiction.

    Phill WainewrightPhill Wainewright20 dagen geleden
  • Intro music from the Chase?

    Stipe PoljakStipe Poljak20 dagen geleden
  • Steam update estimation times. 3 minutes, 7 minutes, 18 minutes, 2 hours, 17 hours... 12 seconds.

    HowDeeDooHowDeeDoo21 dag geleden
  • I cant be the only one that was annoyed that the two progress bars didn't match perfectly 😁

    whadupwhadup21 dag geleden
  • coomrag

    KebboKebbo21 dag geleden
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    John SouthfieldJohn Southfield21 dag geleden
  • Progress screens can lock up and fool you to wait forever but ultimately you have to reset the computer..

    Lambor_ghiniLambor_ghini21 dag geleden
  • The video progress bar is half a second off

    Bubba GamesBubba Games21 dag geleden
  • Loading Comment ■■■■□□□□

    HaydenexHaydenex22 dagen geleden
  • I have four letters for you: RTOS. A Real Time Operating System (RTOS) provides hard or soft guarantees of how long a program will take, in instruction cycles. Sometimes this is critically important, for instance if the machine is doing quantitative chemistry and it needs to error out if the reaction time wasn't very close to 90 seconds. It's fun stuff.

    Zak FallowsZak Fallows22 dagen geleden
  • why a linguistic knows computing, that aint fair

    Cristian MartinezCristian Martinez22 dagen geleden
  • Who else checked that the video progress bar was in sync?

    Paul PotterPaul Potter22 dagen geleden
  • What I'd like to know is, how is it possible that progress bars always show, even if for a split second, 100%. Surely, if that were truth, the next thing would pop up instead.

    jeremiaas15jeremiaas1522 dagen geleden
  • I love it when a simple download says "2 years remaining" or "∞ time remaining".

    LRCLRC22 dagen geleden
  • Are you anyway realated to Linus Torvalds?

    AsrithTechsysAsrithTechsys22 dagen geleden
  • Who else leave cursor at the edge of the progress bar to see if its actually moving?

    TROVENTROVEN22 dagen geleden
  • The ugliest geranium invariably retire because client fortuitously muddle round a unbecoming hyena. oceanic, assorted oxygen

    Sara OlmsteadSara Olmstead22 dagen geleden
  • Always, stuck at the dreaded 99% or 100% more so than the previous 98% or 99% combined.

    Thaer RazeqThaer Razeq22 dagen geleden
  • Large cache SSD and a modern high core CPU like Ryzen 9 or 10+ core i9. RIP, progress bar existence

    Craig SmithCraig Smith23 dagen geleden
  • When they do move smoothly It is the most satisfying thing in this world.

    Abhinav DevAbhinav Dev23 dagen geleden
  • This is a repost?

    Simon TSimon T23 dagen geleden
  • 3:42 Too real Tom..

    SnowjixSnowjix23 dagen geleden
  • I didn't need to know this

    HP GummyHP Gummy23 dagen geleden
  • Do one on browser compilers and header data

    Ariel ZabihiAriel Zabihi23 dagen geleden
  • Excellent! Thank you.

    DoubleDS9DoubleDS923 dagen geleden
  • I can understand why they change but the lock at 99.9 percent complete is annoying

    Cj SlimeCj Slime23 dagen geleden
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    Phung Ngoc QuynhPhung Ngoc Quynh23 dagen geleden
  • *Good ol' floppy drives "3%.... 4%.... 98% DONE"*

    Shakhzod MukhammadievShakhzod Mukhammadiev23 dagen geleden
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    Candy VargasCandy Vargas24 dagen geleden
    • Am I supposed to know what this means?

      Dino HallDino Hall21 dag geleden
  • Maybe Windows just decides to restart itself in order to install an update that I don't care about, and would actually rather I didn't have to have.

    Hayato TenryuuHayato Tenryuu24 dagen geleden
  • Beware the perfectly smooth progress bar, got it. Great advice, thanks, i had no idea about any of this!

    Brando CalrisianBrando Calrisian24 dagen geleden
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