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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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+Tom Scott I call BS. Try mine on 61450835818
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The second video from the Netherlands! Just a short one, but it's about something wonderful that's half infrastructure, half art...
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+DoowiDoowi Monticello (nickel) and Independence Hall ($100 bill and the $2 bill) aren't in D.C. And the pyramid on the back of the $1 bill is entirely fictional. But yea, all the other buildings are located in DC, at least for the paper money.
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At long last - a new run of five Language Files videos! One every Thursday for the next few weeks. Thanks very much to Gretchen McCulloch of All Things Linguistic who helped write and footnote all the scripts!
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+Tom Scott A great episode. I am consistently impressed by your wide-ranging curiosity.
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The Hit List is live again! This time with some questions just for you folks online. Good luck!
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Did I need to cue in "Rule Britannia" half way through the video? Absolutely not. Did I? Of course.
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+Tom Scott Doonggg I bet you do an awesome Barry Scott of Cillet Bang fame impression.
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This really was one the strangest experiences of my life. (And don't worry; despite the tag clip after the main video, I'll be fine!)
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+Tom Scott Most of the video actually made me feel sick, but this is such an awesome idea I had to finish the video. Fingers crossed I get to go to Italy within the next 50 years... whoop whoop!
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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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+Arakhor YES! I was rather disappointed he didn't use the sound from that video.
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Here's my all-new talk from Thinking Digital 2015 - about angry people, livestreaming, and how nothing seems to have changed recently! Again, thanks to all the crew and volunteers!

EDIT: A lot of people have showed up to take issue with my mention of "credible threats", so I'm going to address that here to save replying twenty times: the various threats were clearly credible enough to warrant police investigation; to evacuate bars; to cancel talks; and in other cases, to chase people from their homes or just to terrify them. And -- here's my point! -- that's all because of people angry about video games! That'd be ridiculous if it wasn't so sad.
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+Tom Scott Actually the single talk that was canceled from a bomb threat was Anita backing out, the FBI investigated it, like they do most threats on important people going to do things in public like that, and found there was no credibility to it. In fact they told her that and she canceled anyway, that was the only time anything was cancled. The rest were the same old trolls trolling, and the age old response of "when the police throw your ass in jail, you'll be sorry!". I don't think this changes your point any, it would be pretty fucked up if some restaurant I went to got swatted because somebody tracked me down because they were pissed I made this youtube comment, or drew muhammad, or something like that.
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I just got back from the Netherlands! I was there for a friend's wedding, but I had the chance to do some sightseeing too...
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+Tom Scott PLEASE tell me you played with sound reflection on these cylinders!
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On the hike up to the rock, I was full of bravado, all "yep, I'll be fine dangling my legs off". Then: wind. So much wind. Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.
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As with all the "coming up" updates, this one will disappear in a couple of weeks. But in the meantime: I'm absolutely serious when I say thanks for being part of this. The rest of this year looks like it's going to be fantastic, and it's because of you lot. Thank you!
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+Echin0idea What you said. More "Citation Needed" is needed! Or words to that effect...
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Those are the bells of Westminster Abbey you can hear in the background! Mathsy people might want to have a look into how bell-ringing works in the UK, by the way: they're not playing a composed melody, they're running permutations of bells!
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+L2112Lifz That's the beauty of threatening to take people's money if they're not removed. 
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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.