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(Daily Mail)   Mystery footage of 1938 time-traveller talking on a mobile phone is now explained: She was talking on a mobile phone   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 188
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2013-03-31 11:43:59 PM
How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

People need to read some more damn books.
 
2013-03-31 11:55:17 PM
A youtube commenter came forward

hold the phone.
 
2013-03-31 11:57:41 PM
Didn't Dick Tracy have a two way wrist radio device back in the 30s? It was prolly one of those.
 
2013-04-01 12:07:34 AM

doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

People need to read some more damn books.


You need to RTFA (yah, I know it's the Daily Fail).  There was an experimental infrastructure on the Dupont property where she and others used the phones.
 
Or so some YouTube commenter swears.
 
2013-04-01 12:09:03 AM

doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

 
People need to read some more damn books.
 
Are you retarded?
 
2013-04-01 12:17:05 AM

doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

People need to read some more damn books.


n7rk.com
 
2013-04-01 12:35:32 AM

Generation_D: A youtube commenter came forward

hold the phone.


Well, if she hadn't, we wouldn't be here, now would we?
 
/wait, that didn't sound right.
 
2013-04-01 12:51:02 AM

BarkingUnicorn: doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

People need to read some more damn books.

You need to RTFA (yah, I know it's the Daily Fail).  There was an experimental infrastructure on the Dupont property where she and others used the phones.
 
Or so some YouTube commenter swears.


No, I mean the time travel people. Of course it was a radio phone. Radio was old hat by the 40's.

Assuming she is a time traveler, her phone wouldn't work.
 
2013-04-01 12:58:46 AM

doglover: BarkingUnicorn: doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?

People need to read some more damn books.

You need to RTFA (yah, I know it's the Daily Fail).  There was an experimental infrastructure on the Dupont property where she and others used the phones.
 
Or so some YouTube commenter swears.

No, I mean the time travel people. Of course it was a radio phone. Radio was old hat by the 40's.

Assuming she is a time traveler, her phone wouldn't work.


Hell, mine doesn't work when I go to the fast-food joint two blocks from my office. Should I expect a visit from Time Cop? Or just another $120 monthly bill?
 
2013-04-01 01:23:40 AM
It's not a phone and it's not a radio. There were no communications devices of any kind -- experimental or otherwise -- that small in 1938. The transistor was not invented until the late '40s; how would they have fit the vacuum tubes and battery inside something that small?
 
Daily Fail indeed.
 
2013-04-01 01:55:25 AM

Speaker2Animals: It's not a phone and it's not a radio. There were no communications devices of any kind -- experimental or otherwise -- that small in 1938. The transistor was not invented until the late '40s; how would they have fit the vacuum tubes and battery inside something that small?
 
Daily Fail indeed.


This.
 
Whatever it is, she's not even holding it up to her ear, it's against her chin. It's probably her glasses case or something equally mundane.
 
2013-04-01 02:52:56 AM

ReapTheChaos: Whatever it is, she's not even holding it up to her ear, it's against her chin. It's probably her glasses case or something equally mundane.


but but but! TIME TRAVELER!!!!
 
2013-04-01 05:26:56 AM
So it's a walkie-talkie. Big woop.
 
2013-04-01 05:32:54 AM
Notice the Author didn't bother to like, contact DuPont's archives department to verify if the claims are actually true. Just sayin.
 
2013-04-01 05:33:12 AM
Sonic screwdriver.

A little jiggery-pokery....
 
2013-04-01 05:37:22 AM

neongoats: Notice the Author didn't bother to like, contact DuPont's archives department to verify if the claims are actually true. Just sayin.


Why contact DuPont?  They're in on the conspiracy.
 
2013-04-01 05:37:59 AM
Guys you know what day it is in the uk don't you?
 
2013-04-01 05:38:09 AM
Oh, look what day it is...
 
2013-04-01 05:41:26 AM

NobleHam: Oh, look what day it is...


It's the daily mail. They make shiat up every day of the year.
 
2013-04-01 05:44:35 AM
I would say this qualifies as a "slow news day" story.

Then again, that would qualify everything from the Daily Mail as a "slow news day" story.
 
2013-04-01 05:53:42 AM

NobleHam: Oh, look what day it is...


ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD, NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!
 
2013-04-01 05:54:33 AM
All April 1 stuff aside (and on a random note, I'm disappointed with ThinkGeek this year; nothing nearly as cool as the technomancer hoodie), I've never quite understood the whole "it's a cell phone" thing about that picture. Let's say she's a time traveler, and it's a cell phone. So what good exactly would a cell phone be without the infrastructure to support it? It's a whole era of no signal. The whole thing just strikes me as a lot of "I want to believe!"
 
2013-04-01 05:54:46 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: doglover: How would a cell phone work without the infrastructure?
 
People need to read some more damn books.
 
Are you retarded?

 
 
You sound illiterate.
 
2013-04-01 05:57:50 AM

ReapTheChaos: Speaker2Animals: It's not a phone and it's not a radio. There were no communications devices of any kind -- experimental or otherwise -- that small in 1938. The transistor was not invented until the late '40s; how would they have fit the vacuum tubes and battery inside something that small?
 
Daily Fail indeed.

This.
 
Whatever it is, she's not even holding it up to her ear, it's against her chin. It's probably her glasses case or something equally mundane.


The small box in her hand holds the speaker and the microphone only. The tubes and the batteries are in her backpack.
 
2013-04-01 06:00:38 AM
Today would be the perfect day for an alien invasion.
 
2013-04-01 06:01:04 AM

Worldwalker: All April 1 stuff aside (and on a random note, I'm disappointed with ThinkGeek this year; nothing nearly as cool as the technomancer hoodie), I've never quite understood the whole "it's a cell phone" thing about that picture. Let's say she's a time traveler, and it's a cell phone. So what good exactly would a cell phone be without the infrastructure to support it? It's a whole era of no signal. The whole thing just strikes me as a lot of "I want to believe!"


They're time travelers, of course. The limitations of present day technology are pretty much irrelevant. If these people are capable of traveling through time, I fully expect that any phone a) won't look like phones (nothing that we'd recognize as one), and b) will not require external infrastructure.
 
2013-04-01 06:02:13 AM
battery technology was not advanced enough to be that small then.
 
2013-04-01 06:03:38 AM
So she was using a tiny modern cell phone decades before the head-sized version became commercially available?
 
Oh yeah, I believe it.
 
2013-04-01 06:05:31 AM
Its a change purse and shes clearly scratching her cheek.
 
Jesus how retarded are people these days.
 
2013-04-01 06:08:59 AM
I love april fools day
 
2013-04-01 06:11:17 AM

cup of tea: I love april fools day


it really is amazingly how easy it is to catch people these days. a little bit of photoshop on some close ups and suddenly jesus has ALWAYS Ridden a Raptor... OH MIGHTY JESUS RAPTOR !!!
 
2013-04-01 06:13:42 AM
Gertrude Jones. Uh-huh.

My research says her name was Fanny Smith. Or perhaps Matilda Johnson.
 
2013-04-01 06:13:47 AM

Maus III: NobleHam: Oh, look what day it is...

 
ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD, NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!
 
 
First it's vindaloo pizza and now this.  Hold your horses woman we're a shinin' as fast we can!
 
2013-04-01 06:14:04 AM

poisonedpawn78: Its a change purse and shes clearly scratching her cheek.
 
Jesus how retarded are people these days.

 
I agree with you, and I am going to let you finish, but the flip motion she makes as she brings it from her face is a dead ringer for a flip phone.
 
Maybe ... its communicator and Star Trek is real ...
 
rarerborealis.com
 
2013-04-01 06:18:51 AM
I just tried Google nose and this http://www.google.com/search?q=Diaper&hl=en totally made my cell smell like baby powder and poop
 
2013-04-01 06:19:19 AM
Damn time traveling bastards and their cell phones, popping up all over the place and screwing up the timeline.


At least they aren't killing Hitler
 
2013-04-01 06:21:15 AM
I still say it's a earring case. She could also be flirting with some guy across the street and signaling him to call her when she gets home. She kinda looks horny by the way she is smiling.
 
2013-04-01 06:22:23 AM

SpdrJay: Sonic screwdriver.

A little jiggery-pokery....


Definitely a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...stuff. It's difficult to explain.
 
2013-04-01 06:24:46 AM

Theory Of Null: I still say it's a earring case. She could also be flirting with some guy across the street and signaling him to call her when she gets home. She kinda looks horny by the way she is smiling.


GILF? Well CKILF at this point ...
 
2013-04-01 06:28:05 AM
The "cell phone" girl is just a decoy, a distraction. The real girl from the future is the fat one in front.
 
2013-04-01 06:30:25 AM
I wonder if she's using google maps to find the shortest route to being her own grandma.
 
2013-04-01 06:31:54 AM
Neat story. Of course, I won't believe anything I read on Fark today.
 
2013-04-01 06:32:50 AM

Niveras: If these people are capable of traveling through time, I fully expect that any phone a) won't look like phones (nothing that we' recognize as one), an b) will not require external infrastructure.


Which woul make it, basically, a raio. This negates the whole "it's a cell phone" thing an merely leaves one wonering why a time traveler's raio woul be so large an so obvious (an so easy to lose). For that matter, even my cell phone isn't so large an obvious.
 
2013-04-01 06:36:00 AM
What just happened to the letter "d"? It was there when I posted....
 
Hm, it (that is, the letter between "c" and "e") is visible in Preview for this post; will it be present when I post? Is Fark messing with me? Has my computer totally lost it? Or have I?
 
2013-04-01 06:41:16 AM
"d" add, david, delete
 
April's fool's Day.
 
2013-04-01 06:42:10 AM

brainlordmesomorph: "d" add, david, delete
 
April's fool's Day.


D works for me. (thought it might be an April Fool gag)
 
2013-04-01 06:43:54 AM

earthworm2.0: battery technology was not advanced enough to be that small then.


This. You see the olive drab walkie talkie up there? It took a world war to make THAT possible.
 
In 1935 they put 2-way radios in police cars. Those had to be the size of suitcases, and they didn't even need batteries (they had onboard generators).
blog.modernmechanix.com
 
2013-04-01 06:48:34 AM
Spooky. I randomly started thinking about that photo yesterday.
 
2013-04-01 06:54:51 AM
A Daily Mail article based on YouTube comments.
 
How is that we're still alive?
 
2013-04-01 07:01:45 AM

Worldwalker: Niveras: If these people are capable of traveling through time, I fully expect that any phone a) won't look like phones (nothing that we' recognize as one), an b) will not require external infrastructure.

Which woul make it, basically, a raio. This negates the whole "it's a cell phone" thing an merely leaves one wonering why a time traveler's raio woul be so large an so obvious (an so easy to lose). For that matter, even my cell phone isn't so large an obvious.


Well, it might be similar to a radio but functionally different. I was thinking less about speaking with people contemporary to the current time period (whether native or also visiting) and more about talking to people in other time periods.
 
I feel at this point I should mention that I don't actually believe this person is a time traveler, I am just having a little fun playing devil's advocate and concocting ludicrous explanations for logic holes.
 
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