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1 Mär 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: dehave.info/news/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha
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 ScottVor Monat
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      CuliynlCuliynlVor 21 Tag
    • why do you private your videos before you upload them

      RanMind YTRanMind YTVor 21 Tag
    • 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 ConroyVor 27 Tage
    • ...

      NoobKingNoobKingVor Monat
    • Why does my phone tell me that this comment was posted before the video was?

      PrxjectMemePrxjectMemeVor Monat
  • The reason why don't they move smoothly is that they are not straight, we look at them and don't even think about the third dimension

    Kreyk 29Kreyk 29Vor 2 Stunden
  • 1:57 maybe 4 different loading bars? For each process?

    szubert - maxszubert - maxVor 23 Stunden
  • I didn’t expect that Tom Scott.exe could be rebooted. The more you know 🌟

    Philippe FutureboyPhilippe FutureboyVor Tag
  • Among Us downloading task be like: Estimated time: 4 days *2 seconds later* Estimated time: 6 seconds

    theawesomness07theawesomness07Vor Tag
  • Gosh Tom, call me out why don't you!

    Christoph SouthwellChristoph SouthwellVor 2 Tage
  • 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

    ikeikeVor 2 Tage
  • I love the bars that stop at 100% for 10 minutes or so

    flexflexVor 3 Tage
  • What is this golden piece of chanel that just dropped on my recommendations, SUBBED!

    Paulo LukenyPaulo LukenyVor 3 Tage
  • 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 10XVor 4 Tage
  • 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 GamingVor 4 Tage
  • Working on updates 2% complete 1 hour later Working on updates 10% complete Working on updates 100% complete

    dick harambedick harambeVor 4 Tage
  • Can i express how perfectly aligned the timer is in video to the DEhave timer?

    Ruelle HerouxRuelle HerouxVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    ProHolmesProHolmesVor 5 Tage
  • Modern warfare updates: 1%.......2%.........not enough storage delete 148gb of data

    shmo247shmo247Vor 5 Tage
  • 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 420Vor 5 Tage
  • 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 ankaVor 6 Tage
  • "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...

    RamennBowlsRamennBowlsVor 6 Tage
  • 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

    Reese606Reese606Vor 7 Tage
  • 100% ... Restarting... 30% .... ... .. 58% ............... 79% ................ 100% .................................................................... Aaaaand it crashed

    Ask MasterAsk MasterVor 8 Tage
  • Steam

    Adam CogleyAdam CogleyVor 8 Tage
  • you should create a program that changes the line on the video

    gunship sequel budyboygunship sequel budyboyVor 8 Tage
  • Putting my finger over the progress bar to see if its moving

    YaBoy •YaBoy •Vor 8 Tage
  • Steam installing a game be like: 1 minute left -- 2 hours left -- 5 days left -- 6 minutes left

    Vex989Vex989Vor 8 Tage
  • Are you reporting from 1998?

    agustinbsagustinbsVor 10 Tage
  • Tom Scott : Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly Me : Wondering why the progress bar on the title doesn't move

    DG SecretDG SecretVor 10 Tage
  • 0:06 WAS THAT A LEGO RACER 2 LOADING BAR ??????

    PetoPetoVor 10 Tage
  • "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.

    KoGaKoGaVor 10 Tage
  • 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 MVor 10 Tage
  • 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 ChurchVor 10 Tage
  • who needs a progress bar when u have a gaming fridge that can download anything almost instantaneously

    GigaGameGigaGameVor 11 Tage
  • Why this guy is soo much underrated

    YY YELLOWYY YELLOWVor 11 Tage
  • Good old Microsoft Minutes

    karehaqtkarehaqtVor 11 Tage
  • How was the halting problem not mentioned in this video?

    DeconimusDeconimusVor 12 Tage
  • Loved the Sopranos kinda ending.

    KysterPSYKysterPSYVor 12 Tage
  • My loading bar just goes backwards

    Pat SmashPat SmashVor 12 Tage
  • looking at you STEAM

    ChaneChaneVor 14 Tage
  • LOADING GEOMETRIES 62%

    A SkellingtonA SkellingtonVor 15 Tage
  • Someone tell computer making people to put this when turning on a computer after shutting it down

    YajihbaYajihbaVor 15 Tage
  • 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!

    LordloucksterLordloucksterVor 15 Tage
  • 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 AVor 15 Tage
  • 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😅

    SidewaysSidewaysVor 15 Tage
  • Bar: 1% to 99% : 20 minutes Bar: 99% to 100% : *10 hours*

    EeeeEeeeVor 16 Tage
  • I agree, as long as the progress bar is moving (and not backwards!), I know something is happening!

    Viktória VadonViktória VadonVor 16 Tage
  • 3:42 Looking at you, Windows 10

    Frog 4096Frog 4096Vor 16 Tage
  • /////// / / / / / / / / / / / / / 10more years ///////// / / / / / / / / / / / 30more seconds

    Samson KinyanjuiSamson KinyanjuiVor 17 Tage
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley CarpenterVor 17 Tage
  • 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.).

    mozl83mozl83Vor 17 Tage
  • Minecraft’s progress bar be like: And I took that personally

    Cameron FigginsCameron FigginsVor 18 Tage
  • Loading time estimates be like: 20 minutes 4 seconds 45 minutes 5 minutes 999999 hours

    Zari HanssenZari HanssenVor 18 Tage
  • 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 SorrowVor 18 Tage
  • 100% done = 90% done *Adobe Premiere users* will understand 😂

    French Comprehensible InputFrench Comprehensible InputVor 19 Tage
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    Helio GonzalezHelio GonzalezVor 19 Tage
  • 4:48 smh now you'll have to record everything from the start rippppp

    Silksong DateSilksong DateVor 19 Tage
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    SoftBunnyCreations VibingSoftBunnyCreations VibingVor 19 Tage
  • my monitor froze during a download once, so i thought it took 4 hours to get a 20mb download done.

    pencilchatpencilchatVor 19 Tage
  • ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 94%

    ZoltanZoltanVor 19 Tage
  • Imagine the progress bar in the title is how long Tom Scott's life is

    Eugene LoEugene LoVor 19 Tage
  • is this the guy who says “xnyopit”

    CypressCypressVor 20 Tage
  • Is it just me or was the audio an video out of sync (I'm assuming deliberately)? If so nice choice.

    fossar _fossar _Vor 20 Tage
  • 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 LiptákVor 20 Tage
  • Pov: you kept checking your scroll bar through out the video

    youtubeusernameyoutubeusernameVor 20 Tage
  • Me when I tilt my phone facing down and the progress bars start moving again.

    The cheeseThe cheeseVor 20 Tage
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    Pawit NinnabodeePawit NinnabodeeVor 20 Tage
  • What is the 1% that’s taking so long to load

    RanMind YTRanMind YTVor 21 Tag
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    wozerDwozerDVor 21 Tag
  • 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 TellesVor 21 Tag
  • 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 NephtaliVor 21 Tag
  • 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.

    SYSSYSVor 21 Tag
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    BlurryPirateBlurryPirateVor 21 Tag
  • Dropbox "Time Remaining" when uploading a video is a complete work of fiction.

    Phill WainewrightPhill WainewrightVor 21 Tag
  • Intro music from the Chase?

    Stipe PoljakStipe PoljakVor 21 Tag
  • Steam update estimation times. 3 minutes, 7 minutes, 18 minutes, 2 hours, 17 hours... 12 seconds.

    HowDeeDooHowDeeDooVor 21 Tag
  • I cant be the only one that was annoyed that the two progress bars didn't match perfectly 😁

    whadupwhadupVor 22 Tage
  • coomrag

    KebboKebboVor 22 Tage
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    John SouthfieldJohn SouthfieldVor 22 Tage
  • Progress screens can lock up and fool you to wait forever but ultimately you have to reset the computer..

    Lambor_ghiniLambor_ghiniVor 22 Tage
  • The video progress bar is half a second off

    Bubba GamesBubba GamesVor 22 Tage
  • Loading Comment ■■■■□□□□

    HaydenexHaydenexVor 22 Tage
  • 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 FallowsVor 22 Tage
  • why a linguistic knows computing, that aint fair

    Cristian MartinezCristian MartinezVor 22 Tage
  • Who else checked that the video progress bar was in sync?

    Paul PotterPaul PotterVor 23 Tage
  • 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.

    jeremiaas15jeremiaas15Vor 23 Tage
  • I love it when a simple download says "2 years remaining" or "∞ time remaining".

    LRCLRCVor 23 Tage
  • Are you anyway realated to Linus Torvalds?

    AsrithTechsysAsrithTechsysVor 23 Tage
  • Who else leave cursor at the edge of the progress bar to see if its actually moving?

    TROVENTROVENVor 23 Tage
  • The ugliest geranium invariably retire because client fortuitously muddle round a unbecoming hyena. oceanic, assorted oxygen

    Sara OlmsteadSara OlmsteadVor 23 Tage
  • Always, stuck at the dreaded 99% or 100% more so than the previous 98% or 99% combined.

    Thaer RazeqThaer RazeqVor 23 Tage
  • Large cache SSD and a modern high core CPU like Ryzen 9 or 10+ core i9. RIP, progress bar existence

    Craig SmithCraig SmithVor 23 Tage
  • When they do move smoothly It is the most satisfying thing in this world.

    Abhinav DevAbhinav DevVor 23 Tage
  • This is a repost?

    Simon TSimon TVor 23 Tage
  • 3:42 Too real Tom..

    SnowjixSnowjixVor 24 Tage
  • I didn't need to know this

    HP GummyHP GummyVor 24 Tage
  • Do one on browser compilers and header data

    Ariel ZabihiAriel ZabihiVor 24 Tage
  • Excellent! Thank you.

    DoubleDS9DoubleDS9Vor 24 Tage
  • I can understand why they change but the lock at 99.9 percent complete is annoying

    Cj SlimeCj SlimeVor 24 Tage
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    Phung Ngoc QuynhPhung Ngoc QuynhVor 24 Tage
  • *Good ol' floppy drives "3%.... 4%.... 98% DONE"*

    Shakhzod MukhammadievShakhzod MukhammadievVor 24 Tage
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    Candy VargasCandy VargasVor 24 Tage
    • Am I supposed to know what this means?

      Dino HallDino HallVor 22 Tage
  • 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 TenryuuVor 25 Tage
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