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Time Traveler John Titor

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    http://www.johntitor.com/


    The time machine. Probably invented it after hitting his head on the toilet.

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    His military insignia looks oddly familiar...


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  2. SOS

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    Is he Bajorian?
     
  3. Psychopath

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    The guy is obviously a kook. I heard about this wierdness on tell 'em steve dave a while back.
     
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    The anime Steins;Gate is based off of this story, and John Titor actually appears in it (sort of). The story itself is bullshit, though. Titor has made many predictions about dates that have come and gone and nothing happened. He was just a guy trolling before there was trolling, and plenty of people took the bait.
     
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    I remember hearing about this guy on Coast to Coast. It's a good story.
     
  6. Psychopath

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    It reminds me of when someone called with the name Gordon Freeman and proceeded to tell Coast to Coast AM the plot of half life. Coast to Coast bought it hook line ans sinker.
     
  7. silentbob8201

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    BECAUSE HE CHANGED THE PAST............:icon_neut
     
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    I see vBulletin let's you post all in caps now. Nice. :)


    And in the anime I mention, there is actually a point made about divergence factors - changing the past won't change the future unless the change you make is big enough. Instead of ripples, think of a river current - you put a rock in the middle of the river - the bigger the rock, the further down river you need to go until the stream appears undisturbed again. Only a huge boulder will actually divert the river itself so that it never resumes its original course (it's a competing theory to the butterfly effect, ripples-in-a-pond theory. A couple of sci fi authors deal with the concept like Asimov in The End of Eternity).
     
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    Time isn't a straight line though.
     
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    A straight line is a spatial measurement, not a temporal one. It's just an analogy. Just imagine that I draw a straight line, and instead of it depicting the first dimension, it is depicting the fourth. The fact that it is straight has no implications other than to denote that it flows in a straight direction (towards entropy). It's an inadequate depiction because entropy isn't constant, but it's just an illustrative example.
     
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    [video=youtube;hDVhSP5sUoY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDVhSP5sUoY[/video]
     
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    I am john titor
     
  14. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I love when you involve yourself in physics and time travel related threads; you always give me stuff to think about. You rule, sir.
     
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    Time is like a river of urine flowing from an Asian man's tiny penis.

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    Thanks, man. I love babbling about this stuff. :)
     
  17. NuttyJim

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    For time is a river rolling into nowhere

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    No there isn't.
     
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    Holy shit I read about this titor guy in the early days of the internets. He wanted some wacky old outdated ibm computer for some reason...
     
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    Seconded. I kind of want to smoke pot with you.
     
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    I'm calling it... shenanigans.

    It has been called.
     
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