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This is basically the 21st-century equivalent of sitting someone down and showing them all your holiday photos. But with some advice, too!
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+Tom Scott Damn, now I want to go to Svalbard! Guess I'll put that on the list for after the UK
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If it looks like I'm a bit hot and flustered, that's because it's REALLY WARM outside in London, in direct sunlight, today. (There was a news reporter filming nearby on College Green, sweltering in a big, heavy business suit. I'm not sure what he thought of me rocking up in a t-shirt, GoPro in hand, and recording an entire piece while his camera op was still focusing the shot.)
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+NSLikeableHuman I don't think you got quite what I meant. 

If Unix time is just a long string of numbers and isn't a calendar date, and you're doing something like say, High-speed-trading on the stock market, you need to store the time the trades happen, so store them exclusively as unix time, and don't convert them when they're stored. so you would have: Trade happened at [some long string of numbers for unix time]. and then only when viewing that stored data does it convert.

Reason being that for record keeping for trades the program might have to refer to said record, which means if you're storing as human-readable time, the machine has to translate it back into unix time, so you should just store it as unix time to avoid bugs.

Or is that what people already do? 
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It took me a day of travelling round London to get all the shots for this one I did consider shouting "Fenton" when I was in Richmond Park, but I'm a couple of years too late for that joke.
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+domino566 On the 17th of march 2037
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I dipped my fingers in the lagoon briefly while filming that split-second underwater shot. Maybe it was psychosomatic, but they felt strange and overly-dry afterwards until I was able to rinse them off.
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+Rodrigo Hernandes Pineapples on Fingers 2: Bleach Strikes Back
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This may be the first time that Noam Chomsky and a talking horse have appeared in the same video.
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+Thomas Dawe I have the same problem with Chinese. Listening and understanding is quite challenging.
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A lot of people asked for this, so here it is! Heads up: the first part is pretty much certain, but the second part is a bit of my own research, a bit of speculation and a bit of linguistics. That part may be wrong, but I'm confident enough to post it in this video!

Also, I have no idea why this looks so purple and green. Weird lighting.
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+George Edwards Its simply the wrong word to use.  Thats all.  If you like it then don't mind when everyone calls english weird, because trust me i have seen people take offence to that.  
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Svalbard Week continues! I had one chance to film this, in between all the touring round we did; in hindsight, I should have seen this coming...
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+Tom Scott You were wrong Tom, it was still an interesting video! :)
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So here we go with a new series! Don't worry: Things You Might Not Know isn't going away, and a new run of Citation Needed will start very soon indeed. But this week: this week is SVALBARD WEEK.
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+Tom Scott How is this series different from Things You Might Not Know?
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The last in this run of the Language Files! Thanks to everyone who's watched, and thanks to Gretchen McCulloch, who's co-written all this with me. Do click through the links in the description to her site if you want to know more like this!
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+Tom Scott This is a lot harder to define than what people might think. I'm writing a chatbot in Java and the definition of a word in programming is really hard to define, what is a word, is it just 1 or 2 words when placed in different areas of a sentence? It's really hard to compute that!
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I just realised that there's a Doctor Who plot in this. Someone who goes 'over the top' in a Paternoster but doesn't come back down. Or comes back changed. Mind you, there's probably a Doctor Who plot in every mundane object these days.
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+Tom Scott Aw, Tom, I study at the University of Sheffield! When where you there, I missed an opportunity to meet the coolest geek around :).
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My last video from the Netherlands! And also from Belgium. It's complicated. Next week, we're off to the exciting frontier of... Sheffield.
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+Tom Scott Why we ended up with this mess? Because countries and nations are based purely based on people's opinions, relations and views on each other.
Countries require other countries to recognize them. Countries require the population to be willing to be a part of the country. And so on.
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The second Language Files video! There might be a few too many bad jokes in this one.
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there is an episode where he preps his suitcase...jup definitly loooots of red t-shirts ^^
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Hello. I'm Tom. I make things.

I bodge things together using lines of code, a load of video editing tools, and a few metres of network cable.

I have far too many red t-shirts.

On stage and at conferences, I talk about the internet, about the accelerating pace of change, about how to deal with social media, and occasionally about tea cozies. I've also been an occasional talking head on Sky News, ITV and Al Jazeera English, and I've occasionally written for the Guardian's technology blog.

I was one of Sky 1 HD's Gadget Geeks, building ridiculous things that even manage to work sometimes.

I once got in trouble with the government for mocking one of their web sites; I was a Girl Guide for insurance reasons a couple of years ago; and I was a part-time pirate for most of my adult life.

Oh, and I once got five gold runs on Blockbusters.