"I built time machines"

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Hee hee hee :D

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There needs to be an investigation on this. Maybe for crack in his house if nothing else.

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I think it's safe to say that the guy has some issues. And coming from me, that's serious stuff...

It just goes to show you that people can be stupid. I mean, how much money has the guy got from "time machine" selling? Hmm... that gives me an idea...

Someone grab a toaster, a deckchair and a clock, and meet me round the back of the bikesheds in 20 minutes.

Edit: Googling didn't throw anythig up but this...

"John Doe is the name given in official documents when the name of a person is not known (In this case, for a death certificate)."

Have we been had?

[ Tuesday, August 02, 2005 06:35: Message edited by: SupaNik ]

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No thanks, I don't really like meeting wierd people round the back of a building.

And I suspect you're up to something.

EDIT: *Looks below* "Yup."

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That customer was obviously fooling around with that guy. He was probably reselling those parts at higher prices somewhere in the net and would not want the other guy copying his idea.

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quote:
Originally written by stranger:

No thanks, I don't really like meeting wierd people round the back of a building.

And I suspect you're up to something.

It's a good job I don't take offence at that. Oh wait... :)

And of course I was up to something! Money-making/scamming lots of innocent folk. Oh well, your loss.

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It's possible that he is in eed building timemachines..But why sell them? He was obviously careful about running into his "alter-self", but if he keep selling them online than more and more people will wreak havoc in the time-space continium, which will sooner or later create some kind of major paradox.

You really expect someone who builds time-machines for a living to be more careful.

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Well, it is a pure fact that customers are dumb. And if you need more proof for that, take a look to the other stories that site has to offer.

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I have a time machine. It works great. It travels through time at a pretty steady rate, and keeps me posted on its progress with a handy digital display.

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Maybe he builds a machine that looks into the future and the past. Small electronic components don't seem right to move a whole person. But a digital camera that could look into the past or future would be pretty cool. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

I have a time machine. It works great. It travels through time at a pretty steady rate, and keeps me posted on its progress with a handy digital display.
Great! Can I travel with you? I'd like to go several million years back, to see some dinosaurs.

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Marvin, I'll sell you one for fifty dollars. However, I can only guarantee it'll go forward in time. But it will come with a handy wristband.

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quote:
Originally written by SupaNik:

I think it's safe to say that the guy has some issues. And coming from me, that's serious stuff...

It just goes to show you that people can be stupid. I mean, how much money has the guy got from "time machine" selling? Hmm... that gives me an idea...

Someone grab a toaster, a deckchair and a clock, and meet me round the back of the bikesheds in 20 minutes.

Edit: Googling didn't throw anythig up but this...

"John Doe is the name given in official documents when the name of a person is not known (In this case, for a death certificate)."

Have we been had?

If you had googled time machines without John Doe, I'm sure you would have run into Mister Titor. :P

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I think the John Doe in this context is just the relater of the anecdote using a generic placeholder for the guy's real name. His real name might be Edward H. Ffalenger III, but the poster might have been trying to protect his privacy. Perhaps out out of fear somebody would come backwards in time to beat him up.
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quote:
Originally written by Marvin, the paranoid android:

quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

I have a time machine. It works great. It travels through time at a pretty steady rate, and keeps me posted on its progress with a handy digital display.
Great! Can I travel with you? I'd like to go several million years back, to see some dinosaurs.

Unfortunately SoT's time machine goes only forward in time and its rate is a steady 1 second per second.

I personally prefer time machines with analog displays. Digital just doesn't have the same feel.

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Didn't we have a similar topic about a mind-machine?
But the John Doe-story is hilarious.
:P And John Titor of course is matchless.

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Then there is this type of time machine

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Everyone who clicked on the link can probably say that's the most brilliant thing the humans ever encountered. Its even better than that handy thing you hang close to the toilet, on which a sort of paper thing hangs! Maybe I'll buy it! Yes! I will! And I will go the future and restore world peace!! YES! that's what I'm going to do!!!!......

*female voice* Mister Marven. sir? Its time for your pils.

*my voice* Ah ms Bloomermeat! Can I have pil with banana taste?

*female voice* I'm sorry, but your cat threw them out of the window.

*my voice* damn! That stupid cat! I'll shoot him when I'm in the future.

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