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The Two Generals’ Problem
Tom Scott — Published 4 months ago
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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:


Written by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott
Directed by Tomek
Graphics by Mooviemakers

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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Yes, I had help with the graphics for this series. There's no way I'd have animated that myself! On that note, thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring and helping me hire an animator: their free trial link is
Jo 1337
Jo 1337 It's 2 am and I regret nothing
Vysair Or maybe both general could send dozen more message until it hit certain threshold and that will confirm it.
10k12 2:35 why not let them meet in the middle, so if they perish, they perish together and no message is received, but if they manage to meet, they can return and there are no threats on the way back to the generals.
Shaurya Pant
Shaurya Pant Well, after both the teams have received confirmation of the other party that they know that you know and will go at 8PM, I don't see any further need of sending messengers. Can someone explain, please?