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(News.com.au)   In 2000, a man surfaced on the internet claiming to have traveled from 2036 using a time machine installed in a 1987 Chevrolet. Citation needed   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2013-09-27 01:33:28 AM  
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2013-09-27 03:27:08 AM  
How many times has he done it before?
 
2013-09-27 07:41:22 AM  
My thoughts on the subject:

King Tut must be stopped from cloning Hitler or his mummy army will power up the time chest and create unlimited free Chinese food.
 
2013-09-27 07:45:13 AM  
He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?
 
2013-09-27 07:46:42 AM  
Pretty cool hoax. Want to know something real though? They have already made working time machines and I've been sent here from the year 2002. Ask me anything about the past you want to know and I'll prove it.
 
2013-09-27 07:52:37 AM  

Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?


Guess he forgot. *shrugs*
 
2013-09-27 07:55:13 AM  

Abacus9: How many times has he done it before?


And did he bring his own weapons?
 
2013-09-27 07:58:35 AM  

MayoSlather: Pretty cool hoax. Want to know something real though? They have already made working time machines and I've been sent here from the year 2002. Ask me anything about the past you want to know and I'll prove it.


Did Strickland ever have hair?
 
2013-09-27 08:06:41 AM  
My problem with time travel is for it to exist, it would insist time is not linear and all of time has already happened. It's hard to imagine that Futurama got it right (well, not really, actually)
 
2013-09-27 08:12:54 AM  

Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?


Maybe in his timeline 9/11 never happened.

/Yes, I was a fan of Fringe.
 
2013-09-27 08:13:54 AM  
I, too have come from the future:  And to prove it I will predict my next post in this thread.

It will be "See?  I told you so!"
 
2013-09-27 08:15:03 AM  
Man, I gotta say, Soylent Charms are the shiat.  Especially in chocolate milk.
 
2013-09-27 08:15:38 AM  
See, I told you so!
 
2013-09-27 08:15:57 AM  

phlegmmo: [img.fark.net image 400x263]


That's not a Citation.
 
2013-09-27 08:16:10 AM  
See? I told you so!
 
2013-09-27 08:17:33 AM  

buntz: My problem with time travel is for it to exist, it would insist time is not linear


It's actually quite wibbly-wobbly.
 
2013-09-27 08:23:30 AM  
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2013-09-27 08:24:56 AM  
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2013-09-27 08:27:00 AM  

genepool lifeboat: Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?

Maybe in his timeline 9/11 never happened.

/Yes, I was a fan of Fringe.


Assuming the story is true, for sake of argument, if he traveled from 2036 it may be a good guess that this guy is maybe in his 40-50s which only makes him 5-10 years old when 9/11 happened. Then consider the biggest event of his time was a world war killing 3 billion people. It stands to reason you are going to remember that instead of a relatively insignificant event from your early child hood. Additionally, a world war that killed 3 billion has a high chance of destroying a lot of historical knowledge. Not just from paper and electronic records but also people who would remember 9/11.
 
2013-09-27 08:30:10 AM  
 
2013-09-27 08:30:25 AM  
Clicked on TFA...want my 4 seconds back.
 
2013-09-27 08:31:38 AM  
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John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...

And lastly, this
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2013-09-27 08:34:02 AM  

ActionJoe: genepool lifeboat: Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?

Maybe in his timeline 9/11 never happened.

/Yes, I was a fan of Fringe.

Assuming the story is true, for sake of argument, if he traveled from 2036 it may be a good guess that this guy is maybe in his 40-50s which only makes him 5-10 years old when 9/11 happened. Then consider the biggest event of his time was a world war killing 3 billion people. It stands to reason you are going to remember that instead of a relatively insignificant event from your early child hood. Additionally, a world war that killed 3 billion has a high chance of destroying a lot of historical knowledge. Not just from paper and electronic records but also people who would remember 9/11.


I said I was a Fringe fan.  I'm used to plot holes.
 
2013-09-27 08:36:18 AM  

Cybernetic: Abacus9: How many times has he done it before?

And did he bring his own weapons?


Will my safety be guaranteed?
 
2013-09-27 08:37:47 AM  
I wonder how long people will be trotting out Titor and trying to make the case that it might be legit? I'm guessing at least up until 2035.

"Well, he was spectacularly wrong about everything he said up to and including tomorrow, Jan 1 2036, but what if....."
 
2013-09-27 08:37:52 AM  

phlegmmo: [img.fark.net image 400x263]


NO VA?

Time travel scams are trolltastic because they posit a technology that resembles magic. A roomful of James Randis would have difficulty disproving whatever theory was trotted out predicated on "discoveries you have yet to make".

Although if SF has taught me one thing about time travel, it's that the universe abhors spoilers.

I DECLARE TEMPORAL WAR!
 
2013-09-27 08:39:35 AM  
This was my favorite conspiracy growing up as a kid, and I desperately wanted it to be true.
 
2013-09-27 08:41:59 AM  
Was it a Chevy Malibu... with a Christmas tree car freshener hanging on the rear view mirror?
 
2013-09-27 08:45:02 AM  

Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?


That fell in the 2.5% "variance" he experienced I guess?
 
2013-09-27 08:45:34 AM  
Didn't someone already grab the Titor fark handle?

/ or is going to
 
2013-09-27 08:46:53 AM  

Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?


9/11 is not likely to be seen in historical terms, except how it eroded liberty and brought the U.S. habit of "executive action", illegal kidnapping and detention and torture out into the proud light of freedom, etc. Religion of peace assbirths a nation of pussies. Do you feel secure yet?

The Treaty of Versailles drawn up by "sore winners" created the conditions for Hitler, and for the weakened French and British empires to carve up the Ottoman Empire into illogical polygons that led to today's splintering Middle East. The trouble with history is that the things that really matter tend to happen in the background, and the shiat that makes headlines is usually unimportant by recycling day.
 
2013-09-27 09:07:13 AM  
Titor is worshipped on the site Abovetopsecret. Take a few minutes to stroll there and you'll see how sane Alex Jones is.
 
2013-09-27 09:10:51 AM  
Just wait until this baby reaches 88 miles per hour... then you're going to see some serious shiat !
 
2013-09-27 09:10:53 AM  

Valiente: 9/11 is not likely to be seen in historical terms


I get that, but couldn't he have said, "Watch, I'll prove it to you.  Four planes are gonna be hijacked on 9/11/01, etc etc etc".  Sorta like how Jake proved he was from the future in 11/22/63 with the Cuban Missile Crisis.  I can't believe I'm actually taking this seriously.

/the past is obdurate
 
2013-09-27 09:23:55 AM  
Frozboz:  I can't believe I'm actually taking this seriously.

Fark'll do that to ya, man.

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2013-09-27 09:30:25 AM  
The kid was hiding in a barn the whole time.
 
2013-09-27 09:34:16 AM  

genepool lifeboat: ActionJoe: genepool lifeboat: Frozboz: He warned us about WW3 in 2015, but not about 9/11, just months after he arrived?

Maybe in his timeline 9/11 never happened.

/Yes, I was a fan of Fringe.

Assuming the story is true, for sake of argument, if he traveled from 2036 it may be a good guess that this guy is maybe in his 40-50s which only makes him 5-10 years old when 9/11 happened. Then consider the biggest event of his time was a world war killing 3 billion people. It stands to reason you are going to remember that instead of a relatively insignificant event from your early child hood. Additionally, a world war that killed 3 billion has a high chance of destroying a lot of historical knowledge. Not just from paper and electronic records but also people who would remember 9/11.

I said I was a Fringe fan.  I'm used to plot holes.


Maybe he traveled back in time to prevent WW3, but wacky hijinks ensued, he kissed his mom, cock-blocked Osama bin Laden, and inadvertently caused 9/11.
 
2013-09-27 09:36:57 AM  

Frozboz: I get that, but couldn't he have said, "Watch, I'll prove it to you. Four planes are gonna be hijacked on 9/11/01, etc etc etc". Sorta like how Jake proved he was from the future in 11/22/63 with the Cuban Missile Crisis. I can't believe I'm actually taking this seriously.


Yabbut, if I did, I mean HE, if HE did, then it would have corrupted the time stream and 9/11 wouldn't have happened which means the Zionist plot to overthrow the US gov't would have been successful and the time travel technology would have been developed in Tel Aviv, and would have been installed in a Gilboa.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:41 AM  

Dinobot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x361]
John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...


As a physicist, the whole thing about CERN being the villain on that show really cracked me up.
 
2013-09-27 10:02:03 AM  

Skyrmion: Dinobot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x361]
John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...

As a physicist, the whole thing about CERN being the villain on that show really cracked me up.


It was still an interesting take on time travel, at least how it worked initially with the technology in the "present"
 
2013-09-27 10:04:33 AM  

Dinobot: Skyrmion: Dinobot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x361]
John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...

As a physicist, the whole thing about CERN being the villain on that show really cracked me up.

It was still an interesting take on time travel, at least how it worked initially with the technology in the "present"


Oh yes, I liked the series. I'm not sure the mechanics of the different timelines quite made sense in the end, but then, few time-travel shows do.
 
2013-09-27 10:07:24 AM  
I vaguely recall him claiming that his machine only traveled in time, and not in space? Rather adamantly? (since he wasn't really traveling in time, but hopping sideways to a parallel dimension that was slightly displaced on the time axis, if I recall his claims correctly)

In which case he either A) Doesn't actually know how his time machine worked, or B) Just proved himself a hoax, because there is *no way* he would have wound up on earth if he only traveled in time.

A lot of these people seem to forget that not only is our planet moving around our sun ("No, I'd be in the same place 365 days ago!),b ut our *sun* is orbiting our galactic nucleus, our *galaxy* is moving pretty farking fast, and god only knows what the universe itself is doing...
 
2013-09-27 10:12:07 AM  
I'm still trying to figure out why GE would install their shiny new time machine in a 1987 Chevy.
 
2013-09-27 10:24:20 AM  

Dinobot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x361]
John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...

And lastly, this
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I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED I FAILED
 
2013-09-27 10:25:19 AM  

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Tu-Tu-RU!


/i am mad scientist

//is so cool

///sonofabiatch!

 
2013-09-27 10:26:21 AM  

buntz: My problem with time travel is for it to exist, it would insist time is not linear and all of time has already happened. It's hard to imagine that Futurama got it right (well, not really, actually)


Our future is full of proctologist that use rusty swords exclusively?
 
2013-09-27 10:34:19 AM  
Lordy, lordy, the world is full of loons.
 
2013-09-27 11:01:17 AM  

Skyrmion: Dinobot: Skyrmion: Dinobot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x361]
John Titor according to Japan.

Oh yeah, the CERN is full of bad guys...

As a physicist, the whole thing about CERN being the villain on that show really cracked me up.

It was still an interesting take on time travel, at least how it worked initially with the technology in the "present"

Oh yes, I liked the series. I'm not sure the mechanics of the different timelines quite made sense in the end, but then, few time-travel shows do.


Well, the idea of sending data back in time is more feasible than sending objects. It just happened the whole thing worked because the main character has Ripple Effect-Proof Memory (  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RippleEffectProofMemory )
 
2013-09-27 11:08:13 AM  

MFAWG: phlegmmo: [img.fark.net image 400x263]

That's not a Citation.


Crap. You're right.  In my haste I grabbed a Chevette.
 
2013-09-27 11:11:17 AM  

Katolu: Titor is worshipped on the site Abovetopsecret. Take a few minutes to stroll there and you'll see how sane Alex Jones is.


My absolute favorite entertainment site.  I like it best when they take a normal story source, crazy it up and then try to get others on the site to go investigate it (because you can't trust the sheeple).  It makes me want to yell, "quick gang... to the mystery machine!"
 
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