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  • Published on Aug 12, 2019

  • Time to tell a story about idempotency, computer science, and the Night of the Multiple Orders. • Sponsored by Dashlane —try 30 days for free at: https://www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers https://www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions https://haerther.net/ Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at https://dashlane.com/tomscott I'm at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott 1 month ago (edited)

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  • Kinetik07
    Kinetik07 1 week ago

    So it's like double posting by accident?

  • Putin did nothing wrong.

    See you all in 2023 when this video gets recommended again

  • Bibi Mizrah
    Bibi Mizrah 2 days ago

    Dash Lane is good. If you want self hosted multi device password manager that’s open source I recommend Bitwarden

  • Philip Melchert
    Philip Melchert 1 week ago

    Everyone else: Goes to bed a reasonable time

  • MarbleSwan666
    MarbleSwan666 1 week ago (edited)

    I find the idea of two armies going one by one through a valley sending acknowledgments back and forth until everyone is dead hilarious

  • Kinetik07
    Kinetik07 1 week ago

    So it's like double posting by accident?

  • Brian Certain
    Brian Certain 1 week ago (edited)

    1:24

  • Dominykas Turčinavičius

    "A single human error is never the root cause"

  • Ikis DragonFist
    Ikis DragonFist 1 week ago

    -"So what are we having? Chinese? Mexican?"

  • z beeblebrox
    z beeblebrox 1 week ago

    idempotency: when you're able to have children, but just the one time.

  • Tamashii M. H.
    Tamashii M. H. 1 week ago (edited)

    "If you're in computer science and work on a problem which involves potential loss of life, I really hope you're not watching a series called The Basics."

  • Voodoomancer
    Voodoomancer 1 week ago

    Moral of the story: If you want to be a programmer, learn to cook.

  • blooDDragoNNetwork
    blooDDragoNNetwork 2 days ago

    This guy is something between 20 and 60 years old i cant tell

  • Lysergesaure1
    Lysergesaure1 3 days ago

    7:40

  • Andrew Blucher
    Andrew Blucher 21 hours ago

    "A single human error is never the root cause"

  • Sean O'Brien
    Sean O'Brien 1 week ago

    Nobody would put a castle in a valley between two perfectly good hills, therefore the entire video is invalid.

  • Kevin Chiu
    Kevin Chiu 7 hours ago

    why can't messenger A go back the same path with messenger B, or go back alone to verify the acknowledgement?

  • Maldus Alver
    Maldus Alver 1 week ago

    "Would you like to pay again?"

  • Netbattler11
    Netbattler11 1 day ago

    you know this really seems like something which should have been at least mentioned in passing in my CS curriculum