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2020-10-21 5:04:45 PM  
11 votes:
I'd go forward a few decades because...it has to get better, right?
 
2020-10-21 4:40:45 PM  
7 votes:
Subby, I'm goin BACK in time....to 48 BCE.  There's a certain Queen bee I'd like to meet.
 
2020-10-21 6:44:21 PM  
6 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: I'd go forward a few decades because...it has to get better, right?




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2020-10-21 6:42:33 PM  
3 votes:
Okay, so nobody's gonna kill Hitler.
 
2020-10-21 4:36:50 PM  
3 votes:
1969 - I would not have decided to play DIII football in order to be able to skip the college PE requirement; second place, 1996 I would not have answered a personal add for a woman who became my second wife and who turned out to be a crook (drama teacher who was pretty good at the playing a role and lying thing).  Actually, come to think of it, the three ruptured disks I eventually got from the football weren't as bad as the second wife so flip those.
 
2020-10-21 8:02:04 PM  
2 votes:

covfefe: Fear the Clam: Okay, so nobody's gonna kill Hitler.

I have good news for you.




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2020-10-21 7:03:50 PM  
2 votes:
1976. Had just started dating girls. I'm smarter now...
 
2020-10-21 6:00:18 PM  
2 votes:
"The greatest proof that time travel isn't possible is that no future selves have yelled at me to stop messing the heck up."  ~  T-Rex, Dinosaur Comics
 
2020-10-21 5:37:29 PM  
2 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: mainsail: Honestly, as a thought experiment, I can see nothing but trouble in going back in time; can you warn people about the Twin Towers, or Bloody Sunday, or any of the other tragedies big and small without being labelled as a kook? "How do you know?" "What are the details?" You might be able to invest well, or will your presence alter time? I'd love to see some family members again, but would they be thrilled to see some possibly familiar middle-aged person claiming kinship? It's like the meme that you can go back in time and tell the younger self some line that's supposed to change things, or be something they really needed to hear; but that would inevitably change the person going back, so.

I just treated it as if I could whisk myself away to a different time with zero knowledge of the future. That way I don't have to divide by zero or whatever.


Fair play, but my brain keeps pointing out things like disease immunity (mine and theirs), and so on. I have a history background, and trying to fit in to a non-contemporary culture (even one closely related to the one you come from) would be a very difficult task. Are you using things in the correct fashion? Do you know the social mores? What transferable skills do you have to earn a living, do you speak the language (and if not, how quickly can you learn?). In some cases it'd be a bit like being like one of the refugees in Greece or Italy or Ireland.

I'm not much fun at parties, either, I suspect.
 
2020-10-21 5:00:58 PM  
2 votes:
Mid 90s so I can buy into all the tech stocks, become mega rich, sit on the boards and influence their policies away from pure evil and use my money to influence steal back the 2000 Florida election and swing it to Gore.
 
2020-10-22 10:30:33 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-10-21 5:57:37 PM  
1 vote:
Well it can't happen, at least not before I'm dead, which should be in about 10 yrs I figure. So maybe I'll wait until I can be resurrected with the jeebus people, then enter into my own kingdom on earth and rule like a potentate and invent a time machine to go back to 2007 to prevent myself from joining fark and wasting $5 a month.
 
2020-10-21 5:08:38 PM  
1 vote:
2013 so I can warn myself not to lose my job that paid well and to not get fat after the man Iove died unexpectedly. I gained over 75 lbs, moved back home, and am struggling to lose weight without starving myself.
 
2020-10-21 4:26:29 PM  
1 vote:
'80 . And I'd stay in that timeline so I'd be dead before 2019
 
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