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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: kgworld.info/post/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 ScottАй мурун
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      CuliynlCuliynl14 күн мурун
    • why do you private your videos before you upload them

      RanMind YTRanMind YT14 күн мурун
    • 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 Conroy20 күн мурун
    • ...

      NoobKingNoobKing23 күн мурун
    • Why does my phone tell me that this comment was posted before the video was?

      PrxjectMemePrxjectMeme25 күн мурун
  • 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

    Reese606Reese606Күн мурун
  • 100% ... Restarting... 30% .... ... .. 58% ............... 79% ................ 100% .................................................................... Aaaaand it crashed

    Ask MasterAsk MasterКүн мурун
  • Steam

    Adam CogleyAdam CogleyКүн мурун
  • you should create a program that changes the line on the video

    gunship sequel budyboygunship sequel budyboyКүн мурун
  • Putting my finger over the progress bar to see if its moving

    YaBoy •YaBoy •Күн мурун
  • Steam installing a game be like: 1 minute left -- 2 hours left -- 5 days left -- 6 minutes left

    Vex989Vex989Күн мурун
  • Are you reporting from 1998?

    agustinbsagustinbs3 күн мурун
  • Tom Scott : Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly Me : Wondering why the progress bar on the title doesn't move

    DG SecretDG Secret3 күн мурун

    PetoPeto3 күн мурун
  • "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.

    KoGaKoGa3 күн мурун
  • 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 M4 күн мурун
  • 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 Church4 күн мурун
  • who needs a progress bar when u have a gaming fridge that can download anything almost instantaneously

    GigaGameGigaGame4 күн мурун
  • Why this guy is soo much underrated

    YY YELLOWYY YELLOW4 күн мурун
  • Good old Microsoft Minutes

    karehaqtkarehaqt4 күн мурун
  • How was the halting problem not mentioned in this video?

    DeconimusDeconimus5 күн мурун
  • Loved the Sopranos kinda ending.

    KysterPSYKysterPSY5 күн мурун
  • My loading bar just goes backwards

    Pat SmashPat Smash5 күн мурун
  • looking at you STEAM

    ChaneChane7 күн мурун

    A SkellingtonA Skellington8 күн мурун
  • Someone tell computer making people to put this when turning on a computer after shutting it down

    YajihbaYajihba8 күн мурун
  • 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!

    LordloucksterLordlouckster8 күн мурун
  • 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 A9 күн мурун
  • 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😅

    SidewaysSideways9 күн мурун
  • Bar: 1% to 99% : 20 minutes Bar: 99% to 100% : *10 hours*

    EeeeEeee9 күн мурун
  • I agree, as long as the progress bar is moving (and not backwards!), I know something is happening!

    Viktória VadonViktória Vadon9 күн мурун
  • 3:42 Looking at you, Windows 10

    Frog 4096Frog 409610 күн мурун
  • /////// / / / / / / / / / / / / / 10more years ///////// / / / / / / / / / / / 30more seconds

    Samson KinyanjuiSamson Kinyanjui10 күн мурун
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter11 күн мурун
  • 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.).

    mozl83mozl8311 күн мурун
  • Minecraft’s progress bar be like: And I took that personally

    Cameron FigginsCameron Figgins11 күн мурун
  • Loading time estimates be like: 20 minutes 4 seconds 45 minutes 5 minutes 999999 hours

    Zari HanssenZari Hanssen11 күн мурун
  • 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 Sorrow11 күн мурун
  • 100% done = 90% done *Adobe Premiere users* will understand 😂

    French Comprehensible InputFrench Comprehensible Input12 күн мурун
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    Helio GonzalezHelio Gonzalez12 күн мурун
  • 4:48 smh now you'll have to record everything from the start rippppp

    Silksong DateSilksong Date12 күн мурун
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    SoftBunnyCreations VibingSoftBunnyCreations Vibing13 күн мурун
  • my monitor froze during a download once, so i thought it took 4 hours to get a 20mb download done.

    pencilchatpencilchat13 күн мурун
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    ZoltanZoltan13 күн мурун
  • Imagine the progress bar in the title is how long Tom Scott's life is

    Eugene LoEugene Lo13 күн мурун
  • is this the guy who says “xnyopit”

    CypressCypress13 күн мурун
  • Is it just me or was the audio an video out of sync (I'm assuming deliberately)? If so nice choice.

    fossar _fossar _13 күн мурун
  • 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 Lipták13 күн мурун
  • Pov: you kept checking your scroll bar through out the video

    youtubeusernameyoutubeusername13 күн мурун
  • Me when I tilt my phone facing down and the progress bars start moving again.

    The cheeseThe cheese13 күн мурун
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    Pawit NinnabodeePawit Ninnabodee14 күн мурун
  • What is the 1% that’s taking so long to load

    RanMind YTRanMind YT14 күн мурун
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    wozerDwozerD14 күн мурун
  • 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 Telles14 күн мурун
  • 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 Nephtali14 күн мурун
  • 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.

    SYSSYS14 күн мурун
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    BlurryPirateBlurryPirate14 күн мурун
  • Dropbox "Time Remaining" when uploading a video is a complete work of fiction.

    Phill WainewrightPhill Wainewright14 күн мурун
  • Intro music from the Chase?

    Stipe PoljakStipe Poljak14 күн мурун
  • Steam update estimation times. 3 minutes, 7 minutes, 18 minutes, 2 hours, 17 hours... 12 seconds.

    HowDeeDooHowDeeDoo15 күн мурун
  • I cant be the only one that was annoyed that the two progress bars didn't match perfectly 😁

    whadupwhadup15 күн мурун
  • coomrag

    KebboKebbo15 күн мурун
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    John SouthfieldJohn Southfield15 күн мурун
  • Progress screens can lock up and fool you to wait forever but ultimately you have to reset the computer..

    Lambor_ghiniLambor_ghini15 күн мурун
  • The video progress bar is half a second off

    Bubba GamesBubba Games15 күн мурун
  • Loading Comment ■■■■□□□□

    HaydenexHaydenex15 күн мурун
  • 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 Fallows15 күн мурун
  • why a linguistic knows computing, that aint fair

    Cristian MartinezCristian Martinez16 күн мурун
  • Who else checked that the video progress bar was in sync?

    Paul PotterPaul Potter16 күн мурун
  • 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.

    jeremiaas15jeremiaas1516 күн мурун
  • I love it when a simple download says "2 years remaining" or "∞ time remaining".

    LRCLRC16 күн мурун
  • Are you anyway realated to Linus Torvalds?

    AsrithTechsysAsrithTechsys16 күн мурун
  • Who else leave cursor at the edge of the progress bar to see if its actually moving?

    TROVENTROVEN16 күн мурун
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    Sara OlmsteadSara Olmstead16 күн мурун
  • Always, stuck at the dreaded 99% or 100% more so than the previous 98% or 99% combined.

    Thaer RazeqThaer Razeq16 күн мурун
  • Large cache SSD and a modern high core CPU like Ryzen 9 or 10+ core i9. RIP, progress bar existence

    Craig SmithCraig Smith16 күн мурун
  • When they do move smoothly It is the most satisfying thing in this world.

    Abhinav DevAbhinav Dev17 күн мурун
  • This is a repost?

    Simon TSimon T17 күн мурун
  • 3:42 Too real Tom..

    SnowjixSnowjix17 күн мурун
  • I didn't need to know this

    HP GummyHP Gummy17 күн мурун
  • Do one on browser compilers and header data

    Ariel ZabihiAriel Zabihi17 күн мурун
  • Excellent! Thank you.

    DoubleDS9DoubleDS917 күн мурун
  • I can understand why they change but the lock at 99.9 percent complete is annoying

    Cj SlimeCj Slime17 күн мурун
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    Phung Ngoc QuynhPhung Ngoc Quynh17 күн мурун
  • *Good ol' floppy drives "3%.... 4%.... 98% DONE"*

    Shakhzod MukhammadievShakhzod Mukhammadiev17 күн мурун
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    Candy VargasCandy Vargas17 күн мурун
    • Am I supposed to know what this means?

      Dino HallDino Hall15 күн мурун
  • 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 Tenryuu18 күн мурун
  • Beware the perfectly smooth progress bar, got it. Great advice, thanks, i had no idea about any of this!

    Brando CalrisianBrando Calrisian18 күн мурун
  • 1:49

    Bedrock YamsBedrock Yams18 күн мурун
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    HarD To GrindHarD To Grind18 күн мурун
  • Thanks.

    Free WolfFree Wolf18 күн мурун
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    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez18 күн мурун
  • Don't trust progress bar. I installed android x86 and the progress bar goes down to 80% from 98%.

    NERVNERV18 күн мурун
  • League of Legends joined the chat for 87 %

    It's MeIt's Me19 күн мурун
  • It's my trash wifi.

    RobloRoblo19 күн мурун
  • One way to look at this issue is as follows: What do you want the computer to spend it's time resources doing? 1) Analyzing all aspects of the task and the current conditions which could provide a very accurate time estimate. 2) Concentrate on moving the data or crunching it with time calculations done on available wait times. It's often the case where an accurate completion time estimate would take longer than just doing the requested task.

    Andy DelleAndy Delle19 күн мурун
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  • No offense, but you look like you are 16, 32 and 80 at the same time...

    Illuminati PlayzIlluminati Playz19 күн мурун
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    Abhay _/Abhay _/19 күн мурун
  • ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ There. thank me later.

    OceanOcean19 күн мурун
  • The ONLY EVER ACCURATE Progress Bar I have EVER SEEN was the time I hacked my 3ds (godmode9)

    PulsarXZPulsarXZ19 күн мурун
  • So You Tell Me That There Is Not Such Thing As Smooth Operator ?

    KrisRapsKrisRaps19 күн мурун