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Apple just patched a nasty bug. Like, "any web site can compromise you" nasty. Update your Apple kit. Tech details: https://t.co/9zCVgIEiG1@BothersBar Actually, BERNARD CRIBBINS' BEER-NERD CRIBBAGE. On Dave, of course.@mrchimpington @robmanuel To be fair, that's only because I couldn't be bothered to Photoshop the carpet out.@BothersBar Starring Bernard Cribbins as the landlord, obviously.@youngvulgarian @alexhern @robmanuel Also, see 37 seconds into the 'Parklife' video: http://t.co/3cvD6eggn0@abigailb Whoa. I never noticed that. How did I never notice that?@mattround Extensive green-screen footage is available should you want to make it yourself: http://t.co/IwYIQeQ2WbNot sure how I got to April 2014 without hearing @pomdeter's ridiculous Blurred Lines/YMCA mashup. It's brilliant: https://t.co/uuGQqjMCMV@colin_furze We'd have to build all-new rail lines! The British network has too many curves for proper high-speed trains.
4/22
2014
@Brironic Definitely a bit too early for me, but thank you!@appliedhistory Not my sort of thing, but thanks for the tip anyway!@MarcSettle Huh! That does look interesting. Thanks for the heads up!@sheldonp55 I'll have a look: thanks for the tip!New video! The three types of twilight, and the days without night: https://t.co/1YHaCVoRCG@leashless Wrong kind of interesting!@nancyprager It "has often culminated in rioting", according to Wikipedia. I'll add it to the list...!@rnalexander That's why I'm saying anywhere in the US - I'm trying to work out my other travel plans!@LynCKos @geeoharee I suspect Sarasota's a bit too far for this non-driver, but thanks for the heads up!@Akki14 I did see them, many years ago - but thanks!@rnalexander Louisiana, for a friend's wedding. So other than that, pretty much anywhere.@ramblinreynolds Ooh, good choice.I'm likely headed to the US in late October / early November. What interesting events — anywhere in North America — should I try to get to?
4/21
2014
@ramblinreynolds On Easter Sunday? Good luck. My standard go-to is Tonkotsu, but they’ll be a bit busy…!On the front of Stephenson's Rocket locomotive with @tomscott thanks to the National Railway Museum, York! :D http://t.co/mqA80uw9vi
Retweeted by Tom Scott@getbant I can’t remember: we had to search through quite a few before we found one that wasn’t awful…
4/19
2014
Update from Parental Tech Support HQ: Windows 8.1, despite the ".1", is still a hateful abomination from the dark lands. Happy Easter.@bluealchemist Seems accurate enough.New video! @unnamedculprit and I have FIXED Jenga with a CHESS CLOCK: https://t.co/oicqlZ4Wc7
4/18
2014
@unnamedculprit I once got told “route learning” but I’m not sure I believe it.@DC_Lewendon Thanks very much — it’s great to get messages like this!Strongest argument yet for the complete ban of Google Glass: https://t.co/A5K9GGPgs6
Retweeted by Tom ScottTop quality GIF work of the http://t.co/9wXosPCWZk team by @unnamedculprit, here: http://t.co/DT8dyorSR8@geeksareforlife One Canada Square!@CaptSkyRocket @cbetta @mseckington Yep, I've got a clear shot now!Current status: going up in the world. (By which I mean the @UsVsTh3m office has moved four floors higher.) http://t.co/FEb5EQxsQi@onomiwo That one's mostly my code, but with art from @divstivs, fixes from @cr3 and important kitten research by @AbiWilks!Today's thing for @UsVsTh3m is "Find Your Kitten Lookalike". http://t.co/ebX6tXJEQY I got this little fellow. Aww. http://t.co/IbeaQ4SD4RNew audio! This week on the Tech Dif podcast, it's the 1995 special, including a new definition for tobogganing: http://t.co/i8cWKmqt5x@cassiewerber Sure, drop me an email: tom@tomscott.com.@Tom_S_Official Thanks: it was a lot of fun to make!
4/17
2014
@AbiWilks Tonkotsu make excellent ramen, with a good veggie option. Homeslice is excellent for pizza but you need to go early or queue.Today's @UsVsTh3m game is by the wonderful @mattround: presenting 1000 Seconds! http://t.co/VY9nYAO02V@DemoTrtl @unnamedculprit @garybrannan That's a genuine photo from the Dutch space program, there. Good detective work.New video! In this week's Citation Needed, we speculate about the Dutch pastry-based space program: https://t.co/rSVxOsev5V@kaihendry Thanks! I use Adobe CS6.
4/16
2014
@vickyjo @cackhanded I have no idea how I'd automatically detect key changes.@tanketom "Third place"? In British English, the winner is in "first place", the next is "second place", and so on until "last place".@bear_foot We watched from Hackney Wick. The only person who asked about it was already really high. It didn’t help his state.Prepare for tweet-flurry: we're soft-launching @UsVsTh3m's QUIZ-O-TRON! Make your own quizzes or play featured ones: http://t.co/mYGlr2cx3u@RobPurcell Political drama books aren't really my kind of thing, fantasy-worlds or otherwise :)Kanye West's "Bound 2" didn't chart in the UK. A remix of it, with Kanye removed? Currently the UK #1. Ouch. http://t.co/nv5ULVFDLa@shinydh Agreed. That's actually Interstate - a sort-of match for the US font, but not really. I only spent five minutes on the gag! :)Game Show of Thrones. http://t.co/ZnY3cy8HYq@unnamedculprit @robmanuel @abiwilks @divstivs @youngvulgarian IT IS NOW@divstivs @robmanuel @AbiWilks @youngvulgarian I had a touch of the Mumfords once, but antibiotics cleared it right up.@flashboy @robmanuel @AbiWilks @divstivs @youngvulgarian Current office soundtrack: http://t.co/MX5IR51TVK@pkqk @Aosher Ha, the other day I thought "he's changed it to yellow, it used to be purple". I am not the best at observation.@simeonvisser I do understand why it's so, but... good grief, that's a complicated spec! Thanks for sharing it.@jsarbinoff Glad it all made sense!
4/15
2014
If you’ve Unicode problems I feel bad for you son, I got 9̢9 ͞p͢ŗob̡lems̕ b̶͟ut ̨͏͟oḩ̴ ̨n̨͟͢o̕͘ n̴̞̹̙̭̩̏̇̀͘ơ̶̸͈͇̖̩̰̂ͫ̑́@tef @jonty @iamdanw @hyper_linda @unnamedculprit I'll see you at Lucky Chip at 8, but I may nip elsewhere for food depending on their menu!@Parax The early ones, yes: but there were a few other (and dryer) approaches to sealing. I had to edit out my mention of water troughs!New video! The rise and fall of the gasometer: https://t.co/4jE4sJc26f@tef @hyper_linda @iamdanw @jonty Not after the Food Poisoning Lottery. Is there anywhere else good nearby?@hyper_linda @jonty When and where are y'all watching it? And d'you mind if I join?Ooh, Only Connect is back tonight in its usual slot. Apparently it includes the phrase "dry sex elf": http://t.co/pcIxaUeEkkBig Brother now trying the “look cute, hope they don’t notice” approach. http://t.co/wKhecCzZv2
4/14
2014
@DavidJBodycombe Might well take you up on that sometime!@robmanuel It ran out of juice?@BothersBar @mrsmsmartin Oh, wow, I really want to have a go at snooker-golf now.@Imbecillis It's disappointing it still happens, but sadly not surprising!@Thayer I was at Limehouse a couple of years ago! It’s a wonderful atmosphere.Things I should do: • Go cheer on London Marathon runners Things I’m actually going to do: • Stay in bed • Internet • Feel vaguely guilty
4/13
2014
@martinsteers They got in touch with me a while ago, but it’s not for me right now. Thanks though!@unnamedculprit @TRJeffries CHILDREN of the UNIVERSE.@Tom_S_Official Yes! Although apparently you're official. I can't argue with that.
4/12
2014
@solelyfictional Make it! You have the technology. Literally. I should know. I wrote the technology.@RLemmson Apple says no: they don't use OpenSSL. http://t.co/UWBIoiMzAR@Bereaveability Glad you liked them!
4/11
2014
@geekyjames That plant’s going to get its own spinoff series at this rate.@WillKirkby That's disappointing - .htaccess should be preventing indexes from being seen. I'll fix that, thanks for the heads up.New audio! It's the Chris Wins special on the Technical Difficulties this week, complete with "chlorinated backside": http://t.co/sodQh80u3V@iamdanw The Bay Model, just out in Sausalito: http://t.co/BF1IxtluAj@wes_stanton Took that into my own hands: http://t.co/4XNLszkJ65@Mclean_Tom_ I have absolutely no idea. Some certainly think so: https://t.co/7FT8RcGAjcIf you like a lot of chocolate on your keyboard, talk to @cr3. Because he’s spilled hot chocolate on his keyboard. http://t.co/WdR6LMdmeyFacebook’s removing chat from its iPhone app, to force users onto Messenger. I assume it’ll be replaced by a GIF of Zuckerberg panicking.@RLemmson Glad you liked it!@LindseyAnnison That’s not for me, but thanks anyway!
4/10
2014
@MDisraeli I try not to anthropomorphise Tetris…!@olivergwyther I seem to recall that @computer_phile already has one about SSL somewhere, but I could be wrong!@MrPenguinP It’s worth changing your passwords anyway. It’s best to be pessimistic about things like that!@DemoTrtl @computer_phile Thanks! It was very much in their style, because, well, it's a style that works.You'll find a "play this as Tetris" link on every suitable 2048, BTW. TENNANT: http://t.co/0RHPVhdWne NICOLAS CAGE: http://t.co/fFOIDxPGCfAll those custom GIF-lades 2048 games on @UsVsTh3m? They're also Tetris now. You're welcome, internet. GIFtris: http://t.co/Uy3sM8G2AO@elliottkember It's been months now, and I still hear "Kingston Town" every time someone plugs in an iOS 7 device. Damn you.@ppkehl Thanks; glad you liked it!@josml_ Cheers!New video: in this week's Citation Needed, we invent Russian Toilette and literally talk rubbish. Brace yourselves. https://t.co/m1cqYlYrly@Leafghost1 Thanks very much!
4/9
2014
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