The Worst Typo I Ever Made

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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    10 mánuðum síðan

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    • LowLinK

      LowLinK

      6 dögum síðan

      No thanks

    • Rashiro

      Rashiro

      14 dögum síðan

      I never understood the point of password manager. Isn't it a way bigger security risk to store all you password in one place. What if Dashlane gets hacked? I'm one of those few people who uses different passwords for every single page and just keep those passwords in my head. If a random website I registered to gets hacked, doesn't matter, because my password from there won't work anywhere else. But if a password manager service gets hacked? Now the hackers have access to every single website you have an account for.

    • Daffa_FM

      Daffa_FM

      26 dögum síðan

      content

    • Dab Dog

      Dab Dog

      28 dögum síðan

      Same

    • Chibi Suke

      Chibi Suke

      Mánuði síðan

      Lets say it that way..... KeePass is for free, not a cloud solution, opensource and just works out of the box. why would I waste money on something like dashlane?

  2. Luca Dario Bützberger

    Luca Dario Bützberger

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I am obsewsed with backups. I have a ton of backups of everything. You know what I don't have backups off? The only stuff I somehow manage to loose even if I still need it. :/

  3. Alex Heap

    Alex Heap

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    bet you done it on a friday afternoon aswell

  4. Tedj

    Tedj

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    6:30, your welcome

  5. MenyeMC

    MenyeMC

    2 dögum síðan

    Him: smiling and retelling the story me: *sweating profusely*

    • MenyeMC

      MenyeMC

      2 dögum síðan

      Well i have learned my lesson

  6. MenyeMC

    MenyeMC

    2 dögum síðan

    Him: smiling and retelling the story me: *sweating profusely*

  7. KoLMiW

    KoLMiW

    2 dögum síðan

    Reminds me of that old bumblebee typo where they had an extra space in: rm -rf /usr /lib/nvidia-current/xorg/xorg thus, it deletes /usr

  8. LRC

    LRC

    2 dögum síðan

    Im sorry I did laugh at the "content" of this video XD

  9. ARTUR HENRIQUE WELP

    ARTUR HENRIQUE WELP

    2 dögum síðan

    The UPDATE with no WHERE. And also, this is one of the reasons I use PostgreSql. MySQL has a very poor command line interface and very strange habits on the quotes. This is important for me, I deal with the production database daily. Also, restoring a database content, is the worst thing ever, one day we might have a better solution for this problem, so it could be rebuild, not necessarily restored from a backup.

  10. Priyam Mascharak

    Priyam Mascharak

    2 dögum síðan

    I feel sick in the stomach

  11. pudding!

    pudding!

    2 dögum síðan

    that feeling of "oh no" is one I'm all too familiar with lul

  12. TIRONES MASTER OF RECRUITS

    TIRONES MASTER OF RECRUITS

    2 dögum síðan

    My worst typo was “vore” instead of “vote” on discord. That was my worst

  13. Daniel Wey

    Daniel Wey

    3 dögum síðan

    Why a mysqlbinlog couldn't help you?

  14. Nicholas Johnson

    Nicholas Johnson

    3 dögum síðan

    Yahoo: "Hold my beer" (They did a typo of "bigger" to the N-word in the headline of an article and published it).

  15. Thierry Pauwels

    Thierry Pauwels

    3 dögum síðan

    My worst typo: as root on a Unix computer network, with all other computer disks and backup disks mounted, I typed something like "rm -r /tmp ", with three blanks after "tmp". Just for aestethic reasons, I wanted to remove these blanks, while the cursor was just behind the "p". But because of a wrong configuration, the "delete" key acted as "backspace" leaving the command "rm -r / ". Without noticing that, I pressed the return key. And then I was surprised it took so long to delete just this single directory....

  16. EnchantedCrystal

    EnchantedCrystal

    4 dögum síðan

    My biggest onosecond was when I was doing an exam and I had a question wrong. No problem here, just erase it with Tipp-Ex. But since it takes a while to dry and I didn’t have much time, I went on with the exam, and I completely forgot about it. It wasn’t until a few hours later when I realized and could do nothing about it. I had just left a question of my exam BLANK. A damn easy question too...

  17. Qwertyuiop Lkjhgfdsa

    Qwertyuiop Lkjhgfdsa

    4 dögum síðan

    You really *are* a content creator.

  18. Milton Sibanda

    Milton Sibanda

    5 dögum síðan

    Ahhh yes, the minute you push 10+ years worth of Windows updates to 800 computers in the middle of the working day, proceeding to bring the entire network to a standstill. I still wake up in a cold sweat about that and it was 7 years ago and I have definitely done worse since

  19. AmPalp

    AmPalp

    5 dögum síðan

    coding is like making wishes to a magic Genie, you have to be as specific as possible and you have to make sure there are no mistakes within the wish.

  20. Taliesin E.

    Taliesin E.

    5 dögum síðan

    content

  21. LeffeUP

    LeffeUP

    5 dögum síðan

    The onosecond, more commonly known as wildly smashing ctrl z even when you know the website doesnt support that

  22. Hword5 NotsoOfficial

    Hword5 NotsoOfficial

    6 dögum síðan

    o no

  23. Louis Francisco

    Louis Francisco

    6 dögum síðan

    Why quote every single identifier? I don't think "articles" and "content" are reserved words in mysql.

  24. Skyletwings

    Skyletwings

    6 dögum síðan

    Well, at least it was blazing fast and took only 10 milliseconds. And yes, I have exactly the same feeling - every time a harddrive fails and reminds me of my pledge to make a backup, next time.

  25. Mark England

    Mark England

    6 dögum síðan

    Appreciate your content!

  26. Twitch

    Twitch

    6 dögum síðan

    OnO "O-no..."

  27. Ned Ludd

    Ned Ludd

    7 dögum síðan

    So not backing up is the root of all evil.

  28. Ayesaac

    Ayesaac

    7 dögum síðan

    Intellisense + Async Vs Non-Async method variants is my favourite single key-stroke recipe for disaster which also happens to be REALLY easy to miss in code review.

  29. dogsareawesome 9197

    dogsareawesome 9197

    8 dögum síðan

    I mkae typos all the time, in almost every comment i make

  30. Johnny McMenamin

    Johnny McMenamin

    9 dögum síðan

    I thought it was pronounced "Oh no second"

  31. V P

    V P

    9 dögum síðan

    Once I deleted articles in Redmine. It does not have undo or trash.

  32. Madd Hatter

    Madd Hatter

    9 dögum síðan

    I got rickrolled by the Onosecond

  33. Francesco Fratelli

    Francesco Fratelli

    9 dögum síðan

    Tom Scott making a good place reference is so weird to me

  34. Septicye

    Septicye

    9 dögum síðan

    I better change my clock to onosecond because every damn second feels like one.

  35. bruh momento

    bruh momento

    9 dögum síðan

    The "O no!" second

  36. Br Drnda

    Br Drnda

    9 dögum síðan

    Do you have to use backticks in mysql for names? That looks ridiculous (and annoying) to me.

  37. paulus11238

    paulus11238

    9 dögum síðan

    My coworker used to say that there are two kinds of IT workers - those who make backups and those who will start making backups.

  38. Win090949

    Win090949

    9 dögum síðan

    content

  39. Riley Carpenter

    Riley Carpenter

    9 dögum síðan

    Content

  40. Prism Glider

    Prism Glider

    9 dögum síðan

    CGP Grey has said one of my favourite quotes of all time. "One backup is none backup." It really stresses how important it is to have backups upon backups. Even if you have a backup, it just takes one extra mistake or unfortunate series of events to ruin the backup along with the main project or data.

  41. kilgarragh

    kilgarragh

    9 dögum síðan

    Content

  42. heynic37

    heynic37

    9 dögum síðan

  43. YouTutor

    YouTutor

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  44. Salty

    Salty

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  45. DootDoodle

    DootDoodle

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  46. Matthew Wilson

    Matthew Wilson

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  47. Randomness Rules

    Randomness Rules

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  48. a random supra

    a random supra

    10 dögum síðan

    Content

  49. Chicken

    Chicken

    10 dögum síðan

    I accidentally replaced all the content in 1 take!

  50. Blue Roberts-Gaal

    Blue Roberts-Gaal

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  51. That

    That

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  52. Bill Wade

    Bill Wade

    10 dögum síðan

    Comment

  53. Bill Wade

    Bill Wade

    10 dögum síðan

    Content

  54. Tony F

    Tony F

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  55. ThePixel1983

    ThePixel1983

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  56. Layton T. Montgomery

    Layton T. Montgomery

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  57. Ditzy Dandelion

    Ditzy Dandelion

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  58. Kevin S

    Kevin S

    10 dögum síðan

    Content

  59. 0xFrijolito

    0xFrijolito

    10 dögum síðan

    I hate typoa

  60. the special tear two

    the special tear two

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  61. Oleg Dorbitt

    Oleg Dorbitt

    10 dögum síðan

    content

  62. Remote Suumo

    Remote Suumo

    10 dögum síðan

    Jesus saves, Buddha backs up incrementally

  63. Remote Suumo

    Remote Suumo

    10 dögum síðan

    This is why migrations and git was invented. All hail Linus.

  64. PTWookie

    PTWookie

    10 dögum síðan

    Content

  65. Lambor_ghini

    Lambor_ghini

    10 dögum síðan

    I thought it would be something more embarrasing

  66. Cosmo Genesis

    Cosmo Genesis

    10 dögum síðan

    Laughs in _Yoko Ono._

  67. weirdyoda04

    weirdyoda04

    11 dögum síðan

    Those volunteers work was not wasted, it gave you the ability to warn and educate millions of people. Their work was more consequential than they realized.

  68. Lynn

    Lynn

    11 dögum síðan

    Tomorrow is April Fools people. And if you know, you know.

  69. Arsen Musayelyan

    Arsen Musayelyan

    11 dögum síðan

    Storing articles in a database doesn't seem like a good idea to me, I would store them in a directory that happens to be a git repo which is also uploaded to an offsite remote for backup.

  70. Jotto999

    Jotto999

    11 dögum síðan

    I got painfully nervous while watching this! I would be sick to my stomach if it happened to me.

  71. ptroinks

    ptroinks

    11 dögum síðan

    That was painful...

  72. Jerico Parazo

    Jerico Parazo

    12 dögum síðan

    It supposedly took and Onosecond to destroy the Beatles :(

  73. Rekk Sheekkk

    Rekk Sheekkk

    12 dögum síðan

    Tom looks like he's 30 but also like he's 20, know what I mean

  74. iFuzzle

    iFuzzle

    12 dögum síðan

    Great Argument for Backups and Point in time Recovery!

  75. Marlon

    Marlon

    13 dögum síðan

    Aaaand it's gone.

  76. [blank_username]

    [blank_username]

    13 dögum síðan

    I was about 18, being in charge of websites all Typical 18 year olds *eye roll*

  77. Phacey 4

    Phacey 4

    13 dögum síðan

    Last time you told me about a website there was no content Oh I promise there's content this time lots of content.

  78. Keeys

    Keeys

    13 dögum síðan

    Abow knas men tänk inte på det

  79. Colamity_

    Colamity_

    13 dögum síðan

    The fact it was the word content is just too perfect

    • Squid Jenkins

      Squid Jenkins

      3 dögum síðan

      It was meant to be XD

  80. Josh Meyer

    Josh Meyer

    14 dögum síðan

    This is a good story for your IT staff when you are trying to improve change management policies.

  81. sPaAsM

    sPaAsM

    14 dögum síðan

    content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content content ??? oh no

  82. Pao de Pota

    Pao de Pota

    14 dögum síðan

    You can see Tom's panic in his face when describing what happened.

  83. Balkan Ball

    Balkan Ball

    14 dögum síðan

    content

  84. Huy Vũ Tuấn Phạm

    Huy Vũ Tuấn Phạm

    15 dögum síðan

    undo

    • maerski

      maerski

      12 dögum síðan

      cant :{

    • Grassling

      Grassling

      14 dögum síðan

      cant

  85. David G

    David G

    16 dögum síðan

    this is quality.......... content

  86. horksurf

    horksurf

    16 dögum síðan

    Could you not just replace the tags with content again?

  87. Niddy

    Niddy

    16 dögum síðan

    ono

  88. Gandhi_Physique

    Gandhi_Physique

    16 dögum síðan

    I was working on a game server and editing a shop menu, I made no mistakes, at least I didn't think so. I just added 4 lines. Well.. turns out everything in the server stopped working and I didn't have a backup.. So I had to undo people's progress. Backups, definitely need em.

  89. William soto

    William soto

    16 dögum síðan

    I like your channel.

  90. VersaVice TV

    VersaVice TV

    17 dögum síðan

    Would love to see this without the animations! :)

    • Grassling

      Grassling

      14 dögum síðan

      the animations make it better and easier to understand

  91. JadanBr

    JadanBr

    17 dögum síðan

    hmmm, lets see what we have in wikipedia today *Content* good video

  92. Jak -

    Jak -

    17 dögum síðan

    So the mistake was replacing 5000 articles with most popular youtube content

  93. Just Jory

    Just Jory

    17 dögum síðan

    I thought onosecond was the typo

  94. Free Wolf

    Free Wolf

    18 dögum síðan

    Whoah. That is a very bad situation. Thanks, this was an important lesson.

  95. Bfdia51

    Bfdia51

    18 dögum síðan

    When you buy a motorcycle behind your parents back

  96. Vasurva Wadajkar

    Vasurva Wadajkar

    18 dögum síðan

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate this man's honesty?

    • Aleksander Budzynowski

      Aleksander Budzynowski

      16 dögum síðan

      ono-sty

  97. Sam rogers

    Sam rogers

    18 dögum síðan

    This video makes me feel guilty about this typo

  98. Vadrif Draco

    Vadrif Draco

    18 dögum síðan

    c o n t e n t

  99. Iulian G

    Iulian G

    19 dögum síðan

    Sone years ago deleted a table form the test database... But ooops, it was the production DB... Lucky with the dayly backup, though...

  100. Brogan Smith

    Brogan Smith

    19 dögum síðan

    I had one of the worst onoseconds of my life last night. I thought I was right, and I argued about it in front of about 80 people. And then, after about an hour, I realized all at once that I was not only wrong, but *catastrophically* wrong. So, so, so wrong. And, I had probably hurt someone by making the argument I did.

    • OwenWasHerVEVO

      OwenWasHerVEVO

      17 dögum síðan

      part 2

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