A Dinosaur Story

A Dinosaur Story


If you’re subscribed to a lot of tech channels
here on YouTube, then you’re probably accustomed to product reviews, gadget unboxings, hardware
teardowns, and stuff you sometimes might even struggle to understand. And while we do make those kinds of videos
from time to time here on CHM Tech, occasionally we also like to go a step further, and dig
into the more ‘’important’’ topics like the maximum number of unlock patterns
you could create on an Android phone, the distance your mouse cursor travels in a year
or forgotten stories about buttons like the Scroll lock. You know, the things you might really have
use of! So in order not to disappoint, today I have
a brand new useful topic for you guys. And, in the day and age we live in, what can
be more useful than something you can do when you’re out of internet. Like reading a good book, going outside and enjoying a day in nature or actually exercising for a change. Or, you could just play a game! One that is specifically designed to pop up
in the case of an internet shortage. In 2013 Google updated its web browser with
a brand new error screen. Whenever Google Chrome users would experience
an internet shortage, they would be presented with this. Besides the message that there is no internet
connection, and a few suggestions for diagnostics, the screen also displayed an image of a T-rex
standing still on a desert plain. The next year, users would find out that they
could actually activate a game with this dinosaur simply by pressing the spacebar on their keyboard
or tapping on the screen if they were using a smartphone. And the goal of the game really couldn’t
be more straightforward! Literally! You constantly move forward and avoid obstacles in the form of cactuses and later on pterodactyl for as long as you can. But we’ll get back to that a bit later. Before it became interactive, the T-rex character
from the offline game was just an icon! It was designed by Sebastien Gabriel, a visual
designer who is also known for designing other Chrome icons, one of them being the ‘’Chrome
repair bot’’. Now, at first glance, you might think that
there’s really not much to creating these sorts of simple icons. But, you’d actually be surprised at how
much thought is put into designing something you hope people won’t ever have to see,
or at least, not that often! In a 2014 interview published on OMGChrome,
Gabriel compared the process to designing a 404: ‘’You hope the user will never
see it’’, he said, ‘’but if they do, you try to make it as light as possible so
you don’t add up to the frustration.’’ The cute T-rex soon became the protagonist
of the now well known easter egg game that was, according to Gabriel, also designed by
Alan Bettes and Manuel Clement, and entirely coded by Google developer Edward Jung. When the game first came out, it only included
obstacles in the form of cactuses. Additionally pterodactyls were added as well. Besides pressing the spacebar, on desktop
PCs, the game can also be activated by pressing the arrow up key. Control-wise, both of those keys make the
T-rex leap, while pressing the arrow down key makes it crouch. There are two types of leaps that can be executed
– a normal one, which is activated by pressing the mentioned keys in a convincing fashion,
and a light one, which is executed with a soft or quick press. The game can also be paused by pressing alt,
which basically highlights the customize and control button. Resuming the game, requires you to click somewhere
on the game screen. As the game progresses, it increases its speed,
and periodically shifts between day and night backgrounds. The game is an infinite runner that has no
time limitations or scripted epilog. You basically go for as long as you can, and
while doing so, hopefully forget about the frustrations of dealing with one of the biggest
first world problems. Or, you forget you’re in class and completely
ignore everything your teacher is saying. Now, this might sound like a half-baked and
out of place joke, but according to the discussions on chromium.org, this was an actual issue! It was brought up in a post in which someone
explained how students would intentionally disconnect school Chromebooks from the Internet,
allowing the dinosaur game to load within the Chrome web browser, without any restrictions. The developers at Google actually took the
described issue very seriously, and developed policies for disabling the game on enrolled
Chromebooks, and later on a similar thing was done for other platforms as well. But, why a dinosaur, and does this easter
egg have any particular meaning? Well, some people think that this little guy
may be a reference to Stan. Stan is the nickname given to a Tyrannosaurus
fossil that was found in Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota, back in 1987. The fossil was discovered by amateur paleontologist
Stan Sacrison, hence how it got its nickname. About 30 casts of the original fossil have
been sold worldwide, and one of them just so happens to be located at the Googleplex in California. Now, in it’s time, the Tyrannosaurus rex
was a fearsome predator, but for such a large creature, it had rather short forearms. Because of this anatomical feature, in the
day and age of the Internet, the T-rex has often been a subject for memes, which is something
that you just might see if you give a deeper thought to the Google Chrome easter egg game. Because of it’s short forearms, the T-rex can be imagined as a creature that has trouble reaching things. And, in the case of Chrome,
well… you get the picture! Whether this is something that Google designers
and developers actually had in mind while creating the character and the game, or if
it’s just a suitable explanation that people came up with afterwards, you have to admit
it is rather clever! The underlying message is – when you lose
your connection to the Internet, it’s like you’re thrown back to the dinosaur age. But really, you might say, it’s just a game! And it is! But remember the beginning of the video and my little goof about the important things in technology. Well in a world in which we’re constantly
on the lookout for cutting edge hardware, intelligent software and gadgets that are
supposed to think for us, know how we feel and anticipate our actions, little things
like the dinosaur game are so beautifully unexpected, they really feel like a breath
of fresh air. It’s about being creative And if you ask me, that’s very important! Hope you enjoyed the video! Thanks for watching! And as always – stay strong!

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “A Dinosaur Story

  1. zaid hilali says:

    My score it 10000 hahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahha im a winer cool

  2. Exploding Wolf says:

    I just watched a three minute ad on a song of Jurassic World
    😂😂

  3. EPICPROGAMER69 says:

    cactuses

  4. Francis Marino says:

    Open the door, get on the floor… the freaking internet is gone!

  5. Lacie Laurens says:

    google has a game you can download of it n the chrome web store so you ca play without worrying about the internet coming back on and interrupting your game

  6. ΔŇỮβIŞ Eveningstar says:

    didnt know about this feature …..and just wasted 1 hour playing it

    addictive

  7. Szymon Alex says:

    this game is very addicting but i still dont understand what you press when you want to duck down huh?

  8. Chicken Nugget Gacha says:

    Boi, it isn’t cactuses it’s cactaceae boi

    Btw idk if that is the right spelling so if it’s wrong let me know and I will change it. This is also not hate im just joking around

  9. Pavel Kopachinski says:

    https://t-rex-game.com – It is a famous google chrome offline dinosaur game. Help Dino to run far away, competing with other users online!

  10. Adam A says:

    How i found this game I just smashed my keyboard and then the dinosaur started running

  11. Mehmet KISAL says:

    A hav a internet code:
    chrome://dino/

  12. Ali Zubaidi says:

    I once tried to make this game to work stand alone by raspberry pie and a 16×2 lcd screen but that turn out to been so hard so i abandoned it

  13. GiniLoh! says:

    6min explain only dinosour game the hell man xD you really have many words to say

  14. ShippingGirl Louise says:

    I downloaded this game on my tablet 😏

  15. OverdoseOfToast says:

    A dinostory if you will

  16. Stephen Burks says:

    “DNS ERR” kinda sounds like dinosaur when you sound it out like a word. The first time I saw the game it was for a “DNS ERR”, so that’s my association for it.

  17. Raptor Games and blogz says:

    My highest score was 3038 what about you

  18. rabeea Asif says:

    Man I love that dinosaur

  19. Samy Kherbi says:

    I think there should be a leaderboard for this game, where you can submit your score using your Google e-mail address and see other players’ scores around the world.

  20. Skunchy says:

    I play this game in school

  21. Egg Nog says:

    It’s not even that fun, and don’t use video game models for a vid without permission 4:24

  22. LuaPhysics says:

    pffff… silly kids disconnecting from school WiFi, just type "chrome://dino" in the url..

  23. SlateFeather says:

    Wait a second. Did I just watch a 7 minute video on the dinosaur game?

  24. Master Awesome says:

    you did it cause your poosy

  25. Terra King says:

    6:26 Wait thats the same music as Dead Meats intro music!

  26. neko's anime team says:

    Ffccfffffffffffffffcffffffffffffdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd#ddddddddddddddtttttyycyofficuyfcoucforcuoxfuouxforcuo6rxicr6oxr6o6oxrrx6orc6oxr6orx6oxr6orx6o6xrorx6orx6o6rox6xro6xro6orcxr6oxr6orc6orc6oxr6oox6rxr6oor6x6roxxr6oodr6rx66xro6roxrxxr6oor6x6xrox6orr6x6xroxr6oxr6ooxr66xrorx66xro6xroxor6xr6oo6xr6xrorx6oo6rxr6oxrx6orx6orx6orx6oyxroxr6or6xoyxroxr6orx6o6oxrr6x6rxor6oxoxr6x6rxrrxrxrx6orxo6rx6o6xror6xo6rxo6rxorx6orx6or6oxoutlcutlcfcuoucfoxruofcuoucforucorucorcuoyxiffcuoucfoucfoucfouroccorufcuoyfcoycfoyffcyoyficycfoycfoyocfycfoxyfoxfyiixfyyxfoyxfofyixfxyiyxfoycfoyxfocctutcuoc6ritc6iyxfiryxifxyiyxfidyixiyf fy id yif yi fyictuukrcurcjyxrjurciyfxixfyiyfjxyfxiyfxijyrxyxriyrixyxrirxyirxyiydxidyxiyxdiydxiydxiydixd yd yiyd iy diyd iy did yiydxiydxidxyidxy6rixctuufkxykxfrxykyxriyrixyrxiiyxrykrxyryxriyixryxriyrixiryxixryyrxiyixddxyyxdiyxdiyjxdydixdt>/#/#->/#->/#*tdj/titsu/<itzddzyiydixyrixxryiyxdidxyidyixdxyiidyxdyxixdyiyixdixdyxdyyxdiydixidyxidyxrxyryxiydxdyxidxyirxyidyxiydxidxyxdiyidxyxdiydixyidxydxidyxiyixddxyi

  27. FlatMattress says:

    lifehack: 1.25x speed

  28. Shubhankar Srivastava says:

    I was about to make a Guinness world record…. when my wi-fi got back to work!😡

  29. Enzo Apuya says:

    i got a jurassic world game ad haha ironic

  30. Joseph says:

    5000+

    and it was during working hours

  31. Richard Whelan says:

    That dinosaur is sooooo cute!

  32. A Kam says:

    I want dino lore

  33. pointy says:

    There is an jurssaic ad in this video

  34. Teddy the best ninja says:

    It's the best on mac books

  35. ØMNI says:

    Super Chicken Jumper

  36. Luis Gonzalez says:

    I work in IT and one time this user played for like a week straight. He never got an insane score or anything but is legendary how he avoided work for so long playing such a simple game. In the end he got fired since all machines are monitored and his supervisor ask for the screen recordings.

  37. A Roxas says:

    that was my pattern unlock before fingerprint scanner came out. <3

  38. Farty Person says:

    the nis that pees

  39. Karanvir Singh says:

    3:44 absolutely true😂

  40. Jack Bruce says:

    Don't you mean cacti

  41. James Ray says:

    ahh… poor tom… "stuff you struggle to understand"….

    your only saying that 'cause hes british. 😛

  42. Royan Hasjim says:

    Subs Back 4 The Girls …
    @ Twin Karamoy Channel Youtube

  43. Stephen Waldron says:

    The globe at the end was really interesting, how it zoomed toward the north pole with a south-positive axis. It's not something you see often, with only really north-positive 2D depictions, leading persons to incorrectly relate "north" to "up", so I kinda liked that little thing.

  44. Raiken Aniins says:

    there is a third leap which can be used like the other leaps but
    when you press space and down
    it goes like a slam.

  45. Dumb man with his baby pics says:

    DIS=NOSAUTR

  46. Nemo D123 says:

    That's it i do not need internet any longer.

  47. iiGloomy_sky says:

    Who else disconnects the internet to play this game I KNOW YOURE OUT THERE

  48. Jadee Draws says:

    also when its your bday, it has a lil gift and the dino wears a party hat hehe~

  49. Cyrox says:

    i actually used to disconnect the computers at my school and got to 7600+ points lmao

  50. Ophelia Blossom says:

    Internet I CANT PLAY ROBLOX
    Oh dinosaur what to do
    Hmm let me pet it
    Game Yay!
    Mom puts internet back
    MOM WHY U PUT INTERNET!
    Go to Google and search plays again!

  51. MYSTIC says:

    🌵. 🌵🌵. 🦖

  52. charles_brrr says:

    Bruh have those kids heard of cool math games

  53. jonny h. says:

    if teachers complain about students being distracted by this maybe they should work on making the lessons more entertaining

  54. Bread Slice says:

    Also not to mention the boss fight to the game was bowser

  55. Stick Dude says:

    CACTI
    NOT CACTUSES

  56. Goldenfreddy 60 says:

    4:06 yeah that’s true my classmates always do this and see who got the highest score

  57. killme says:

    This game needs a:
    Movie
    Console Sequel
    Book
    And merch

  58. avi12 says:

    chrome://dino

  59. The United Malfoy says:

    On my schools chromebooks the dinosaur is blocked as well

  60. BENTREX says:

    After Article 13 is fully integrated in every EU country, watch this game's popularity grow by 4 billion 🤣

  61. Lieutenant Lolz says:

    Anyone else play this at Computer class?

  62. Ninja Bricks says:

    I tried to play the game on my school Chromebook but it said that the owner disabled the game

  63. Kelly Clark D says:

    Who even understands Tom Scott's videos?

  64. Farmer Garman says:

    K

  65. Physics guy says:

    Something that can defeat fortnite

  66. Martin Reinheimer says:

    you forgot to mention the birthday resent/hat and the metor background and volcano background

  67. Olivia Pierce says:

    It’s cacti 🌵🌵

  68. ko x says:

    No, it's actually supposed to mean your connection went extinct.

  69. kwj jones says:

    When i get a laptop in school im straight on that game

  70. TheLittleTwo says:

    Cacti not cactuses

  71. Matthew Diaz says:

    what if we put a dinosaur in space oh umm time travel back in time with a rocket

  72. Playerunknown 10 says:

    Fun Fact: if you playing dinosaur Press "S" or "Down Arrow"

  73. IamOmegaplay says:

    Got a Jurassic world alive ad lmao

  74. Jammy says:

    I am so disconnected that I am qualified in Esports

  75. JayR's CORNER says:

    my highest score so far.. 4987 here it is.. https://youtu.be/NR-94jEncbM

  76. Cel Jhona says:

    The wifi is the meteor

  77. Robert E. O. Speedwagon says:

    The game has a story.

  78. Wild Zubat says:

    Oh god this game is so annoying!!

  79. Isaiah Cope says:

    OMG. OMG is for apple pie and ice cream for dessert and a

  80. Coby GT says:

    what if the dinosaur turns ti tetris

    whats more boring tetris or dinosaur

  81. Mr. Dino says:

    AYYY THATS ME!!

  82. Jake Sciongay says:

    This may sound completely ridiculous but…
    THE LONELY T-REX FOR SUPER SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE DLC!!!

  83. castillon40 says:

    chrome://network-error/-106

  84. Nikitron Kydryashov says:

    Я один русский

  85. Birb_ Soup says:

    You saying cactuses instead of cacti makes me sad

  86. BlueBearYT says:

    sobrang natural walang halong chemical

  87. Branana9 - SuperBran says:

    The google version of geometry dash

  88. John Adam says:

    Wasted 6:38 minutes of my life for nothing

  89. Google Dinosaur says:

    Finally a story about me

  90. Aqua Chan says:

    I typed the whole script of the video for you all!

    One that is specifically designed to pop up in the case of an internet shortage. In 2013, Google updated its web browser with a brand-new error screen. Whenever Google Chrome users would experience an internet shortage, they would be presented with this- (insert unable to connect to the internet/dinosaur game screen). Besides the message that there is no internet connection, and a few suggestions for diagnostics, the screen also displayed an image of a T-rex standing still on a desert plain. The next year, users would find out that they could actually activate a game with this dinosaur, simply by pressing the spacebar on their keyboard or tapping on the screen if they were using a smartphone. And the goal of the game really couldn’t be more straightforward! Literally! You constantly move forward and avoid obstacles in the form of cactuses and later on, pterodactyl for as long as you can. But we’ll get back to that a bit later. Before it became interactive, the T-rex character from the offline game was just an icon! It was designed by Sebastien Gabriel, a visual designer who is also known for designing chrome icons, one of them being the “Chrome repair bot”. Now, at the first glance, you might think that there’s really not much to creating these sorts of simple icons, but you’d actually be surprised at how much thought it put into designing something you hope people won’t ever have to see, or at least, not that often! In a 2014 interview published on OMGChrome, Gabriel compared the process into designing a 404. “You hope the user will never see it”, he said, “but if they do, you try to make it as light as possible so you don’t add up to the frustration.” The cute T-rex soon became the protagonist of the now well known easter egg game that was, according to Gabriel, also designed by Alan Bettes and Manuel Clement, and entirely coded by Google developer Edward Jung. When the game first came out, it only included obstacles in the form of cactuses. Additionally, pterodactyls were added as well. Besides pressing the spacebar, on desktop PCs, the game can also be activated by pressing the arrow up key. Control-wise, both of these keys make the T-rex leap, while pressing the arrow down key makes it crouch. There are two types of leaps that can be executed- a normal one, which is activated by pressing the mentioned keys in a convincing fashion, and a light one, which is executed with a soft, or quick press. The game can also be paused by pressing ALT, which basically highlights the customize and control button. Resuming the game requires you to click somewhere on the game screen. As the game progresses, it increases its speed, and periodically shifts between day and night backgrounds. The game is an infinite runner that has no time limitations or scripted epilog. You basically go for as long as you can, and while doing so, hopefully forget about the frustrations of dealing with one of the biggest first world problems. Or, you forget you’re in class and completely ignore everything your teacher is saying. Now, this might sound like a half-baked and out of place joke, but according to the discussions on chromium.org, this was an actual issue! It was brought up in a post in which someone explained how students would intentionally disconnect school Chromebooks from the internet, allowing the dinosaur game to load within the Chrome web browser, without any restrictions. The developers at Google actually took the described issue very seriously, and developed policies for disabling the game on enrolled Chromebooks, and later on, a similar thing was done for other platforms as well. But why a dinosaur, and does this easter egg have any particular meaning? Well, some people think that this little guy may be a reference to Stan. Stan is the nickname given to a Tyrannosaurus fossil that was found in Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota, back in 1987. The fossil was discovered by amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison, hence how it got its nickname. About 30 casts of the original fossil have been sold worldwide, and one of them just so happens to be located at the Googleplex in California. Now, in it’s time, the Tyrannosaurus rex was a fearsome predator, but for such a large creature, it had rather short forearms. Because of this anatomical feature, in the day and age of the Internet, the T-rex has often been a subject for memes, which is something that you just might see if you give a deeper thought to the Google Chrome easter egg game. Because of its short forearms, the T-rex can be imagined as a creature that has trouble reaching things. And, in the case of Chrome, well… you get the picture! Whether this is something that Google designers and developers actually had in mind while creating the character and the game, or if it’s just a suitable explanation that people came up with afterwards, you have to admit- its rather clever! The underlying message it- when you lose you connection to the Internet, it’s like you’re thrown back to the dinosaur age. But really, you might say, it’s just a game! And- it is. But remember the beginning of this piece of writing and my little goof about the important things in technology? Well, in a world in which we’re constantly on the lookout for cutting edge hardware, intelligent software and gadgets that are supposed to think for us, know how we feel, anticipate our actions, little things like the dinosaur game are so beautifully unexpected, they really feel like a breath of fresh air. It’s about being creative, and if you ask me, that’s very important!

    I know you are not reading it- you are just seeing the end 🙂
    P.S. Its not for you all- its for a report XD

  91. Michael Micheal says:

    I bet you didn't know that When you beat it you get free connection

  92. Lovely Hamster says:

    Who came for the thumbnail
    👇

  93. Part _Time _Cuber says:

    awesome

  94. robo hamster care says:

    I HATE CHROME BOOKS

  95. Claudine says:

    the pterodactyls don't even move when they fly, they just hover.

  96. No Internet says:

    At 4:55 😯😑🤣

  97. rebecca albrecht says:

    press ctrl u on any site to see the code

  98. Music Makes Every Thing Better. says:

    Bold

  99. CAVESPIDER 2009 says:

    Cacti.

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