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2021.márc. 1.
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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: huworld.info/flow/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 ScottHónapja
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      CuliynlCuliynl15 napja
    • why do you private your videos before you upload them

      RanMind YTRanMind YT15 napja
    • 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 Conroy21 napja
    • ...

      NoobKingNoobKing24 napja
    • Why does my phone tell me that this comment was posted before the video was?

      PrxjectMemePrxjectMeme26 napja
  • 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 4207 órája
  • 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 ankaNapja
  • "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...

    RamennBowlsRamennBowlsNapja
  • 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

    Reese606Reese6062 napja
  • 100% ... Restarting... 30% .... ... .. 58% ............... 79% ................ 100% .................................................................... Aaaaand it crashed

    Ask MasterAsk Master2 napja
  • Steam

    Adam CogleyAdam Cogley2 napja
  • you should create a program that changes the line on the video

    gunship sequel budyboygunship sequel budyboy2 napja
  • Putting my finger over the progress bar to see if its moving

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

    Vex989Vex9893 napja
  • Are you reporting from 1998?

    agustinbsagustinbs4 napja
  • Tom Scott : Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly Me : Wondering why the progress bar on the title doesn't move

    DG SecretDG Secret4 napja
  • 0:06 WAS THAT A LEGO RACER 2 LOADING BAR ??????

    PetoPeto4 napja
  • "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.

    KoGaKoGa4 napja
  • 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 M5 napja
  • 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 Church5 napja
  • who needs a progress bar when u have a gaming fridge that can download anything almost instantaneously

    GigaGameGigaGame5 napja
  • Why this guy is soo much underrated

    YY YELLOWYY YELLOW5 napja
  • Good old Microsoft Minutes

    karehaqtkarehaqt5 napja
  • How was the halting problem not mentioned in this video?

    DeconimusDeconimus6 napja
  • Loved the Sopranos kinda ending.

    KysterPSYKysterPSY6 napja
  • My loading bar just goes backwards

    Pat SmashPat Smash7 napja
  • looking at you STEAM

    ChaneChane9 napja
  • LOADING GEOMETRIES 62%

    A SkellingtonA Skellington9 napja
  • Someone tell computer making people to put this when turning on a computer after shutting it down

    YajihbaYajihba9 napja
  • 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!

    LordloucksterLordlouckster10 napja
  • 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 A10 napja
  • 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😅

    SidewaysSideways10 napja
  • Bar: 1% to 99% : 20 minutes Bar: 99% to 100% : *10 hours*

    EeeeEeee10 napja
  • I agree, as long as the progress bar is moving (and not backwards!), I know something is happening!

    Viktória VadonViktória Vadon10 napja
  • 3:42 Looking at you, Windows 10

    Frog 4096Frog 409611 napja
  • /////// / / / / / / / / / / / / / 10more years ///////// / / / / / / / / / / / 30more seconds

    Samson KinyanjuiSamson Kinyanjui11 napja
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter12 napja
  • 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.).

    mozl83mozl8312 napja
  • Minecraft’s progress bar be like: And I took that personally

    Cameron FigginsCameron Figgins12 napja
  • Loading time estimates be like: 20 minutes 4 seconds 45 minutes 5 minutes 999999 hours

    Zari HanssenZari Hanssen12 napja
  • 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 Sorrow12 napja
  • 100% done = 90% done *Adobe Premiere users* will understand 😂

    French Comprehensible InputFrench Comprehensible Input13 napja
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    Helio GonzalezHelio Gonzalez13 napja
  • 4:48 smh now you'll have to record everything from the start rippppp

    Silksong DateSilksong Date13 napja
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    SoftBunnyCreations VibingSoftBunnyCreations Vibing14 napja
  • my monitor froze during a download once, so i thought it took 4 hours to get a 20mb download done.

    pencilchatpencilchat14 napja
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    ZoltanZoltan14 napja
  • Imagine the progress bar in the title is how long Tom Scott's life is

    Eugene LoEugene Lo14 napja
  • is this the guy who says “xnyopit”

    CypressCypress14 napja
  • Is it just me or was the audio an video out of sync (I'm assuming deliberately)? If so nice choice.

    fossar _fossar _14 napja
  • 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 Lipták14 napja
  • Pov: you kept checking your scroll bar through out the video

    youtubeusernameyoutubeusername14 napja
  • Me when I tilt my phone facing down and the progress bars start moving again.

    The cheeseThe cheese14 napja
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    Pawit NinnabodeePawit Ninnabodee15 napja
  • What is the 1% that’s taking so long to load

    RanMind YTRanMind YT15 napja
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    wozerDwozerD15 napja
  • 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 Telles15 napja
  • 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 Nephtali15 napja
  • 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.

    SYSSYS15 napja
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    BlurryPirateBlurryPirate15 napja
  • Dropbox "Time Remaining" when uploading a video is a complete work of fiction.

    Phill WainewrightPhill Wainewright15 napja
  • Intro music from the Chase?

    Stipe PoljakStipe Poljak16 napja
  • Steam update estimation times. 3 minutes, 7 minutes, 18 minutes, 2 hours, 17 hours... 12 seconds.

    HowDeeDooHowDeeDoo16 napja
  • I cant be the only one that was annoyed that the two progress bars didn't match perfectly 😁

    whadupwhadup16 napja
  • coomrag

    KebboKebbo16 napja
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    John SouthfieldJohn Southfield16 napja
  • Progress screens can lock up and fool you to wait forever but ultimately you have to reset the computer..

    Lambor_ghiniLambor_ghini16 napja
  • The video progress bar is half a second off

    Bubba GamesBubba Games17 napja
  • Loading Comment ■■■■□□□□

    HaydenexHaydenex17 napja
  • 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 Fallows17 napja
  • why a linguistic knows computing, that aint fair

    Cristian MartinezCristian Martinez17 napja
  • Who else checked that the video progress bar was in sync?

    Paul PotterPaul Potter17 napja
  • 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.

    jeremiaas15jeremiaas1517 napja
  • I love it when a simple download says "2 years remaining" or "∞ time remaining".

    LRCLRC17 napja
  • Are you anyway realated to Linus Torvalds?

    AsrithTechsysAsrithTechsys17 napja
  • Who else leave cursor at the edge of the progress bar to see if its actually moving?

    TROVENTROVEN17 napja
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    Sara OlmsteadSara Olmstead17 napja
  • Always, stuck at the dreaded 99% or 100% more so than the previous 98% or 99% combined.

    Thaer RazeqThaer Razeq18 napja
  • Large cache SSD and a modern high core CPU like Ryzen 9 or 10+ core i9. RIP, progress bar existence

    Craig SmithCraig Smith18 napja
  • When they do move smoothly It is the most satisfying thing in this world.

    Abhinav DevAbhinav Dev18 napja
  • This is a repost?

    Simon TSimon T18 napja
  • 3:42 Too real Tom..

    SnowjixSnowjix18 napja
  • I didn't need to know this

    HP GummyHP Gummy18 napja
  • Do one on browser compilers and header data

    Ariel ZabihiAriel Zabihi18 napja
  • Excellent! Thank you.

    DoubleDS9DoubleDS918 napja
  • I can understand why they change but the lock at 99.9 percent complete is annoying

    Cj SlimeCj Slime18 napja
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    Phung Ngoc QuynhPhung Ngoc Quynh18 napja
  • *Good ol' floppy drives "3%.... 4%.... 98% DONE"*

    Shakhzod MukhammadievShakhzod Mukhammadiev18 napja
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    Candy VargasCandy Vargas19 napja
    • Am I supposed to know what this means?

      Dino HallDino Hall16 napja
  • 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 Tenryuu19 napja
  • Beware the perfectly smooth progress bar, got it. Great advice, thanks, i had no idea about any of this!

    Brando CalrisianBrando Calrisian19 napja
  • 1:49

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    HarD To GrindHarD To Grind19 napja
  • Thanks.

    Free WolfFree Wolf19 napja
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    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez20 napja
  • Don't trust progress bar. I installed android x86 and the progress bar goes down to 80% from 98%.

    NERVNERV20 napja
  • League of Legends joined the chat for 87 %

    It's MeIt's Me20 napja
  • It's my trash wifi.

    RobloRoblo20 napja
  • 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 Delle20 napja
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  • No offense, but you look like you are 16, 32 and 80 at the same time...

    Illuminati PlayzIlluminati Playz20 napja
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