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How to train your algorithm

I watch a lot of YouTube. Actually, I watch too much YouTube. Way too much. But I try to spend my time watching YouTube learning new things. So, these are the best videos I've watched. If you want to train your algorithm or are just looking for some suggestions for science/computer videos, here you are:

Computers

Why The Web Is Such A Mess
Tom Scott

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Tom Scott

The Art of Code
Dylan Beattie

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Dylan Beattie

The Web That Never Was
Dylan Beattie

Computational Creativity
Dylan Beattie

Lambda? You Keep Using that Letter
Kevlin Henney

Characters, Symbols and the Unicode Miracle
Computerphile

Exploring How Computers Work
Sebastian Lague

Floating Point Numbers
Computerphile

The Worst Typo I Ever Made
Tom Scott

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Learning to Love Legacy Code
Dylan Beattie

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Tom Scott

The Problem with Time & Timezones
Computerphile

Single Point of Failure: The (Fictional) Day Google Forgot To Check Passwords
Tom Scott

History

Why so many distros? The Weird History of Linux
Fireship

The Weird History of JavaScript
Fireship

Mouse Cursor History (and why I made my own)
Posy


Science

Why Gravity is NOT a Force
Veritasium

The Science of Thinking
Veritasium

This equation will change how you see the world (the logistic map)
Veritasium

Chaos: The Science of the Butterfly Effect
Veritasium

The Simplest Math Problem No One Can Solve - Collatz Conjecture
Veritasium

The Golden Ratio (why it is so irrational)
Numberphile

How An Infinite Hotel Ran Out Of Room
Veritasium

Math’s Fundamental Flaw
Veritasium

The Universe is Hostile to Computers
Veritasium

How Imaginary Numbers Were Invented
Veritasium

VFX Artist Reveals the True Scale of Atoms
Wren Weichman


Politics & society

The Rules for Rulers
CGP Grey

Let’s Ban Cars! (Seriously)
BritMonkey

YouTube’s Copyright System Isn’t Broken. The World’s Is.
Tom Scott

This is Cuba's Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify – all without the internet
Vox

Post-Truth: Why Facts Don't Matter Anymore
Veritasium

Economy & Commercial web

Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs
Folding Ideas

Own your content on Social Media using the IndieWeb
JAMstack

The Struggle of Building the Original iPhone - The Untold Story
ColdFusion

GameStop: Reddit vs Wallstreet
ColdFusion


Sketches

Danger: Humans
Tom Scott

Unlimited Ricepudding
exurb1a

Letter to Marble 3
exurb1a

The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
Tom Scott

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exurb1a

Stories

And then everything will be alright
exurb1a

And nothing can ever ruin this
exurb1a

The Lantern
exurb2a

Philosophy

Meaning is a Jumper That You Have to Knit Yourself
exurb1a

the five kinds of paradox
jan Misali

Other nice stuff

Ə: The Most Common Vowel in English
Tom Scott

You (probably) do not exist
exurb1a

I promise this story about microwaves is interesting.
Tom Scott

Most People Don't Know How Bikes Work
Veritasium

Junk Mail, Explained
Johnny Harris

Why Americans Eat Dessert for Breakfast
Johnny Harris

Using VFX to Explain Why COVID-19 Surprised Everyone
Wren Weichman