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2014-01-04 01:36:49 AM  
I've been telling people the future on the sports tab for years, but no one cares:

John Cena wins
UFC/Boxing PPV thread ends with a bad judging decision
Cowboys blow the big game
Mets will stink again this year
The guy who says he isn't using steroids and is throwing everyone else under the bus is using steroids
and since you think I'm bluffing: The team you don't like during the Super Bowl is going to get more bad calls to go their way.
 
2014-01-04 09:56:17 AM  
I thought maybe the well off types who seem to nail the stock market might be some sort of time travelers. I mean regular schmos never seem to hit those returns, even those who know finance and business well. It's a mystery.
 
2014-01-04 10:10:54 AM  

TheManofPA: I've been telling people the future on the sports tab for years, but no one cares:

John Cena wins
UFC/Boxing PPV thread ends with a bad judging decision
Cowboys blow the big game
Mets will stink again this year
The guy who says he isn't using steroids and is throwing everyone else under the bus is using steroids
and since you think I'm bluffing: The team you don't like during the Super Bowl is going to get more bad calls to go their way.


The Cubs will miss the playoffs in 2015 proving Back to the Future wrong.
 
2014-01-04 10:38:35 AM  

TheManofPA: I've been telling people the future on the sports tab for years, but no one cares:

John Cena wins
UFC/Boxing PPV thread ends with a bad judging decision
Cowboys blow the big game
Mets will stink again this year
The guy who says he isn't using steroids and is throwing everyone else under the bus is using steroids
and since you think I'm bluffing: The team you don't like during the Super Bowl is going to get more bad calls to go their way.


You forgot about the Redskins being dysfunctional, and the league offices of the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB being run by a bunch of conniving, duplicitous weasels.
 
2014-01-04 10:42:06 AM  
Temporal adventurers might avoid posting to social media altogether, or even using the Internet, for fear of being found out.

OMG my crazy lonerish introverted privacy-zealot neighbor is actually a time traveler!
 
2014-01-04 10:43:17 AM  
Wouldn't we need to get through history for a first time until we invent time travel? I'm thinking we'll just magically start having memories that didn't exist before when time travel starts.
 
2014-01-04 10:48:03 AM  
How would Warren Buffett or Daniel Negreanu ever give off the impression that they are from the future?

/or that they are psychic?
//I mean, what does their success look like to you?
 
2014-01-04 10:52:58 AM  
Why would any time traveler post about comet ISON?  It was a completely unremarkable event.  We found a comet, it was almost nice, but then the sun destroyed it.  End of story.

Pope Francis, while certainly having affected the church, hasn't done anything remarkable.

Why would a time traveler talk about these things?  Especially if they're likely out of the time travelers own time line?  People don't profess about things that don't matter.

/In 2013, somewhere in the western United States, deep in inner halls of a closed off laboratory, a new organism will come into being. Though many came before it, all the early comers are immediately erased from the memory of the people. From this point on, no one will speak of Clementines, or Cuties or any other form of mandarin oranges, for from this day, we eat only Angels.
//No one cares.
 
2014-01-04 11:10:32 AM  

Mytch: Why would a time traveler talk about these things?


Remember John Titor? He showed up around 2000 on a few newsgroups and began warning people about all sorts of future calamities.

From what I remember, he was a militia/survivalist type and his time travel story was a wish fulfillment fantasy. He claimed that an undeclared civil war would start around 2005, beginning as a "Waco-type event every month", and by 2012 it would be an official war. The war would be between the government-backed city people and the libertarian-type rural folk. For some reason, the rest of the world gets involved, and in 2015 Russia nukes America's cities, and the rural folk win the war.

While this has some political parallels to what we're going through today -- the inflexible Tea Party, anti-government rhetoric, etc. -- and Titor does disclaim that this world-line is slightly different than his, almost none of the things he predicted (or didn't) came true. There's been no civil war in the truest sense. He neglected to describe either Bush or Obama's Presidencies (and I think having the first black man in power during the nation's complete collapse would be a pretty notable event), he never described 9/11, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan or anything in the Middle East, and he neglected to describe any life-changing technologies like smart phones, Facebook, etc. But hey, Ruby Ridge and Waco were very important events that happened exactly the same, down to the littlest detail, in both world-lines, so you should totally look into that more closely. But nothing else.

So while he spun a good yarn, he was just another fraud dispensing ideology-driven wisdom.
 
2014-01-04 11:29:10 AM  

Ishkur: Mytch: Why would a time traveler talk about these things?

Remember John Titor? He showed up around 2000 on a few newsgroups and began warning people about all sorts of future calamities.

From what I remember, he was a militia/survivalist type and his time travel story was a wish fulfillment fantasy. He claimed that an undeclared civil war would start around 2005, beginning as a "Waco-type event every month", and by 2012 it would be an official war. The war would be between the government-backed city people and the libertarian-type rural folk. For some reason, the rest of the world gets involved, and in 2015 Russia nukes America's cities, and the rural folk win the war.

While this has some political parallels to what we're going through today -- the inflexible Tea Party, anti-government rhetoric, etc. -- and Titor does disclaim that this world-line is slightly different than his, almost none of the things he predicted (or didn't) came true. There's been no civil war in the truest sense. He neglected to describe either Bush or Obama's Presidencies (and I think having the first black man in power during the nation's complete collapse would be a pretty notable event), he never described 9/11, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan or anything in the Middle East, and he neglected to describe any life-changing technologies like smart phones, Facebook, etc. But hey, Ruby Ridge and Waco were very important events that happened exactly the same, down to the littlest detail, in both world-lines, so you should totally look into that more closely. But nothing else.

So while he spun a good yarn, he was just another fraud dispensing ideology-driven wisdom.


Yes, but we got Steins;Gate out of it so it was worth it.
 
2014-01-04 11:41:21 AM  
Similarly, before Jorge Bergoglio took on his papal name in 2013, the phrase "Pope Francis" did not appear in the researchers' search results, except for one person's blog, which appears to have been speculating -- not remembering something from the future.

So they found one
 
2014-01-04 11:50:56 AM  
As already mentioned, study is based off two totally unremarkable events.
 
2014-01-04 12:15:44 PM  
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2014-01-04 12:29:02 PM  

bbfreak: Ishkur: Mytch: Why would a time traveler talk about these things?

Remember John Titor? He showed up around 2000 on a few newsgroups and began warning people about all sorts of future calamities.

From what I remember, he was a militia/survivalist type and his time travel story was a wish fulfillment fantasy. He claimed that an undeclared civil war would start around 2005, beginning as a "Waco-type event every month", and by 2012 it would be an official war. The war would be between the government-backed city people and the libertarian-type rural folk. For some reason, the rest of the world gets involved, and in 2015 Russia nukes America's cities, and the rural folk win the war.

While this has some political parallels to what we're going through today -- the inflexible Tea Party, anti-government rhetoric, etc. -- and Titor does disclaim that this world-line is slightly different than his, almost none of the things he predicted (or didn't) came true. There's been no civil war in the truest sense. He neglected to describe either Bush or Obama's Presidencies (and I think having the first black man in power during the nation's complete collapse would be a pretty notable event), he never described 9/11, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan or anything in the Middle East, and he neglected to describe any life-changing technologies like smart phones, Facebook, etc. But hey, Ruby Ridge and Waco were very important events that happened exactly the same, down to the littlest detail, in both world-lines, so you should totally look into that more closely. But nothing else.

So while he spun a good yarn, he was just another fraud dispensing ideology-driven wisdom.

Yes, but we got Steins;Gate out of it so it was worth it.


Are those games any good? I've seen them come across the steam screen.  I'm not particularly into novel-games or whatever the name for that type is. Adventure? Whatever, I enjoy a more traditional RPG style, or even an action-style, but haven't ever enjoyed novel-type games, so will this one change my mind?
 
2014-01-04 12:41:32 PM  

kroonermanblack: Are those games any good? I've seen them come across the steam screen.  I'm not particularly into novel-games or whatever the name for that type is. Adventure? Whatever, I enjoy a more traditional RPG style, or even an action-style, but haven't ever enjoyed novel-type games, so will this one change my mind?


I couldn't say that it would, but probably not. Yes, those type of games are usually referred to as adventure games or point and click games. If you aren't in it for the story, you'll probably be bored. Myself, I still enjoy a good story in a game. Though, it should be noted I was also referring to the anime. Not just the game.
 
2014-01-04 12:48:45 PM  
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2014-01-04 01:21:28 PM  
Everybody knows the Temporal Code:  Never speak of future events and try to avoid changing things, especially killing Hitler.  It sucks having to be the guy to save Hitler's life.
 
2014-01-04 01:41:15 PM  

47 is the new 42: Everybody knows the Temporal Code:  Never speak of future events and try to avoid changing things, especially killing Hitler.  It sucks having to be the guy to save Hitler's life.


I know this because I was born in the year 5745.

/ This would probably have been a good thread to make use of the Boobies time warp when you say Boobies in the Boobies.
 
2014-01-04 02:06:42 PM  
Time travelers, or replayers?
 
2014-01-04 02:24:51 PM  

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This.
 
2014-01-04 02:46:42 PM  

47 is the new 42: / This would probably have been a good thread to make use of the Boobies time warp when you say Boobies in the Boobies


Unfortunately that doesn't work anymore. Only you would see it, nobody else in the thread would. So you'd be cackling to yourself and nobody would even know.
 
2014-01-04 02:56:40 PM  

jaylectricity: 47 is the new 42: / This would probably have been a good thread to make use of the Boobies time warp when you say Boobies in the Boobies

Unfortunately that doesn't work anymore. Only you would see it, nobody else in the thread would. So you'd be cackling to yourself and nobody would even know.


Now that stinks.
 
2014-01-04 03:07:11 PM  

47 is the new 42: Everybody knows the Temporal Code:  Never speak of future events and try to avoid changing things, especially killing Hitler.  It sucks having to be the guy to save Hitler's life.


Just put him in the cupboard.
 
2014-01-04 03:13:53 PM  
Yeah, it does.
 
2014-01-04 09:19:32 PM  
Remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future.
 
2014-01-05 08:33:04 AM  
http://www.safetynotguaranteedmovie.com/

fun movie.
 
2014-01-05 10:16:58 AM  
Why would anyone mention Comet ISON or the pope? I totally forgot about ISON until the article mentioned it; there was nothing special about it. And the pope has done some good rhetoric, but there hasn't even been church reform. If anything, Benedict's resignation would be more newsworthy in 100 years.
 
2014-01-05 08:30:27 PM  

machoprogrammer: Why would anyone mention Comet ISON or the pope? I totally forgot about ISON until the article mentioned it; there was nothing special about it. And the pope has done some good rhetoric, but there hasn't even been church reform. If anything, Benedict's resignation would be more newsworthy in 100 years.


Speaking of Benedict's resignation, has any other Pope ever resigned?
 
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