#1 By: pesco, January 2nd, 2014 13:46
#2 By: dagfooyo, January 2nd, 2014 14:02
I wonder if there's some way to remotely detect and aggregate the version numbers of mobile devices when they connected to the cellular network. Maybe the NSA could help us out, I'm sure they have this info if it's out there. All we need is for one time traveller to slip up and forget to put his/her iPhone 12 or HTC Quasar in airplane mode during the trip back, and boom, there is someone running iOS 11 or Android 6.2 Strawberry Shortcake.
Hm, I probably shouldn't have used the actual future release names and device names in my example, that's gonna be a dead giveaway in three or so years. It's a fair cop, guv.
#3 By: Jonj2070, January 2nd, 2014 14:04
This is absurd! Clearly time travelers will have sophisticated future-technology which will cover all their internet tracks. They're not gonna go around like bigfoot, stomping giant footprints in the mud for us to cast into molds and measure with science tools.
#4 By: dagfooyo, January 2nd, 2014 14:04
Unless... what if bigfoot ARE time travellers? That would explain SO MUCH
#5 By: Jonj2070, January 2nd, 2014 14:05
I need to lie down for a bit.
#6 By: snig, January 2nd, 2014 14:08
They used to need them. Now they just wait for researchers like Nemiroff to publish evidence of them, then go back and erase their tracks.
#7 By: Abraham Lugo, January 2nd, 2014 14:24
Maybe neither the internet nor systems such as Facebook or twitter are around in the time these travelers are from? Also they may have other forms to communicate which we do not have the tech to search on.
#8 By: Gloster, January 2nd, 2014 14:28
In all seriousness, this does have some validity. At the very least, it shows there is no mass influx of civilian time tourists - the kind of people who'd fail at proper opsec procedures.
#9 By: Rob, January 2nd, 2014 14:30
Unless they don't want to be found... in which case they just went back to cover their tracks once found evidence was published.
#10 By: chellberty, January 2nd, 2014 14:31
nah the goggles and goatee were the dead give away.
#11 By: edthehippie, January 2nd, 2014 14:52
" tom tomorrow " disguised as a unix aficionado ; and see also " percival dunwoody " disguised as a bumbling island dweller ~
#12 By: Jonathan Roberts, January 2nd, 2014 15:06
He didn't have the goatee last time:
#13 By: Jonathan Roberts, January 2nd, 2014 15:09
Who says they went back themselves? There are rules to this game:
#14 By: Susanna King, January 2nd, 2014 15:10
Has anyone else read the short story about the time machine that can only go forward in time? Maybe it's prescient.
#15 By: waetherman, January 2nd, 2014 15:17
LOLcats were started by a time traveler to troll the 21st century. Some think it was this guy.
#16 By: Frank Ozaki, January 2nd, 2014 15:18
i'm just thrilled to see an image from one of my favorite time-travel movies used as the header.
#17 By: WearySky, January 2nd, 2014 15:21
Of course, with operating systems like Android which are infinitely tweakable, you can have it report whatever operating system version you want.
#18 By: pesco, January 2nd, 2014 15:41
I love "Time After Time" and was happy to have a chance to use the image!
#19 By: agonist, January 2nd, 2014 16:08
I've wasted a lot of time in my life but I've never wasted time as pointlessly as searching the Internet for time travelers.
#20 By: Raybert, January 2nd, 2014 16:39
Thanks for the link! Still giggling, actually.
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