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2013-02-14 12:10:07 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Absurdity: Because People in power are Stupid: Does anyone else find it rather convenient that these time travel devices follow the earth around it's orbit?

That always bugged me too, even as a kid. I always picture someone hitting the button to travel and the just floating in space because they went to a time where the earth was at a different point in its rotation.

I keep telling people, and telling people - if you want a really good time-travel story, read "Thrice Upon a Time", by James P. Hogan.

/Yes, Earth's motion is taken into account in this story.  For my money, the best-ever theoretical model of a universe which allows bidirectional time travel.


Gregory Benford's SF novel Timescape takes into account the motion of the Earth--a warning of ecological disaster from the future arrives via tachyon beam from a distant point in space which the Earth will occupy decades in the future and is interpreted as an alien message by some, and as a message originating in the Soviet Union by others. Eventually the heroes of that time epoch figure out that the point in question is directly on the Earth's galactic path and that the message must come from the future rather than the past. Academic and scientific politics plays a role in threatening to derail the last-ditch attempt to communicate the problem and prevent it from threatening humanity.

I have a theory that the need to take the Earth's complex motions into account when time-travelling could be a factor in making SF-fantasy time travel difficult or impossible. We can have a thread on the subject some day.
 
2013-02-14 12:30:45 AM

Meatybrain: [i1222.photobucket.com image 850x571]


Makes me want to watch a Die Antwoord video.
 
2013-02-14 12:31:25 AM

vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 550x380]


Is that Christopher Eccleston?
 
2013-02-14 12:34:38 AM

saturn badger: Ok, so when I click on the image

...

If that's how you want to play it., I'll change it to "When I click on "the original link". Does that sooth your butt hurt?
 
2013-02-14 01:12:41 AM

gaslight: [www.freeimagehosting.net image 720x530]


Voted.
 
2013-02-14 01:15:23 AM

brantgoose: I have a theory that the need to take the Earth's complex motions into account when time-travelling could be a factor in making SF-fantasy time travel difficult or impossible. We can have a thread on the subject some day.


I have a theory that that math really wouldn't be all that complicated for somebody who's figured out how to build a time machine. It's built into a subroutine somewhere, because, if you have the power to reach back in time and send something through, you have the power to do math and send a sensor beam back first to double check.

Seriously, that would be the least of your problems.
 
2013-02-14 01:21:05 AM

brantgoose: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Absurdity: Because People in power are Stupid: Does anyone else find it rather convenient that these time travel devices follow the earth around it's orbit?
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I have a theory that the need to take the Earth's complex motions into account when time-travelling could be a factor in making SF-fantasy time travel difficult or impossible. We can have a thread on the subject some day.


I checked with the future, and we did will have had a thread on this before, after once we have finished the starting thread we will be doing then.
 
2013-02-14 01:47:10 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]
Does anyone else find it rather convenient that these time travel devices follow the earth around it's orbit?


Farking THANK YOU.

More than that, they somehow follow our solar system around our galaxy, and our galaxy as it speeds along through intergalactic space.

That's some complex calculations going on in that nifty brass machine / phone booth.
 
2013-02-14 01:53:00 AM
Quantum entanglement can partially explain movement of time machines with the Earth's position in space.
 
2013-02-14 02:25:02 AM
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2013-02-14 04:23:52 AM

loonatic112358: tinyarena: [img221.imageshack.us image 240x237]
Okay, now I'm just confused,,,

Dr Beckett can only leap within his own timeline, therefore that's impossible


The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862

Dr Sam Beckett leaps into his great-grandfather during the Civil War.
 
2013-02-14 05:03:41 AM

Meatybrain: [i1222.photobucket.com image 850x571]


No...no, this seems quite accurate, actually...

/please glob, let it happen.
 
2013-02-14 07:43:48 AM
My post relating directly to another's image (to stay within Fark's guidelines): damat01: I loved your 'shop and voted on it mostly because it was an obscure movie reference (anywhere but on Fark).

An addition to my relevant post that really has nothing to do with a particular image: Since when did this become a theoretic science/science fiction thread (not that I didn't learn a few things)?
 
2013-02-14 09:11:44 AM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


I had to run that through a difference engine to tell what you did.
 
2013-02-14 09:32:59 AM
Thank you mrlizard, thank you very much,
 
2013-02-14 09:33:43 AM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x363]


Awesome job, fisker!
 
2013-02-14 11:35:27 AM

Absurdity: Because People in power are Stupid: Does anyone else find it rather convenient that these time travel devices follow the earth around it's orbit?

That always bugged me too, even as a kid. I always picture someone hitting the button to travel and the just floating in space because they went to a time where the earth was at a different point in its rotation.


I just figured the time-space distortion of the gravity well pulled it along. Because it helps the plot.
 
2013-02-14 11:45:45 AM

kth: no votey. Just where my mind went.

[www.cinemorgue.com image 256x192]


Willow as a Vamp.  I like the way you think!
 
2013-02-14 12:42:29 PM

Metaluna Mutant: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]


Best use of Wrong Place.  Wrong Time also in play.  Why no votey?
 
2013-02-14 02:51:01 PM

bdhobbs: fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x363]

Awesome job, fisker!


;)
 
2013-02-14 08:42:58 PM
loonatic112358: Okay, now I'm just confused,,,

Dr Beckett can only leap within his own timeline, therefore that's impossible


Not really.  How do you know how long Dr. Beckett is destined to live?  Could be frozen somewhere in a Cryonics facility, if nothing else.
 
2013-02-14 10:03:15 PM

poorjon: saturn badger: Ok, so when I click on the image...

If that's how you want to play it., I'll change it to "When I click on "the original link". Does that sooth your butt hurt?


My butt feels fine. At least you didn't call me an upstart. That would have meant war, ya know.
 
2013-02-14 10:25:12 PM

poorjon: Ok, so when I click on the image in the Bing Image Search, instead of being directed to the image in its original context, I am directed to "Trending image searches ". Because when I clicked that particular image, what I was really interested in was trending image searches on Bing, and not the actual image itself or where it came from.

So thanks for having the O for this one come from Bing. If they can't get a simple image search right, I shudder to think what else they can't get right.


This is a "Theme" contest.  There is no real "O."
 
2013-02-19 03:42:02 PM
Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I keep telling people, and telling people - if you want a really good time-travel story, read "Thrice Upon a Time", by James P. Hogan.

saturn badger: Read ANY James P. Hogan.


The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold (if you don't mind the autohomosexual parts).

By His Bootstraps by Robert Heinlein.
 
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