Time Traveler Needs Dimensional Warp Generator: Comments
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He claims he came back with his IBM 5100 to resolve some kinda problems with IBM's Unix systems with the year 2038-bug, which cause problems for him in the future. Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but AIX already uses 64-bit integers for time (they have ever since the new PowerPC processors came out from IBM), so we've dodged the bullet by about 100 billion years. Solaris, HP-UX, even Linux... ah well. So I guess he left because he found out he didn't need to fix anything after all. Goodbye, starry soldier.
Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 15:33:12
I used to live in Woburn, MA but I don't know where that street is. I do know that Woburn is the home to a science fiction magazine (Aboriginal) which is edited by Charles C. Ryan. It's possible the house could be the home of someone involved with this mag.
Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 12:25:56
If anyone is interested, I am currently engaged in a quasi-debate/discussion with some folks on the anomalies.net. I'm sure if you scoured this place, you could find all kinds of great hoaxes. However, here is a link to the discussion I am engaged in. I wouldn't normally do this, but what struck me about Titor is that unlike the current "time traveller," he is obviously pretty intelligent and slick, and has some solid knowledge of physics.
It's under the topic "Please explain why Titor has any credibility." My posts are on page 2 and 3, member name is Rooster3888. I post some theories about who I think this guy was and why he was doing this, and explain why he is a hoax.
Monday, August 11, 2003 at 10:59:40
This is about the "time traveler spam" asking for a DWG unit to be left at Latitude N 42.49430 & Longitude W 071.14275. Look, this is real simple. The latitude and longitude corresponds to a short street, Majority Lane, in Woburn, MA. If you use a reverse phone book look-up there are only about 7 addresses on the whole street. So: if anyone reading this lives in Woburn or a nearby town, drive out to Majority Lane and knock on a few doors, OK? (Be sure to bring a space suit just in case something weird happens.)
Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 21:14:13
I have been following with some interest the whole "Time traveller" spam. However, this guy is not the first. Another guy hit the net in 2000 going by the name "John Titor." Check out http://www.johntitor.com
And more discussion about him at: http://www.anomalies.net/cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=9
Apparently he convinced people he is really a time traveller. If you read through all of his ramblings on the war, he sounds like your basic survivalist.
Friday, August 08, 2003 at 14:09:52
I still havent gotten this email. I know it sounds weird but i kind of want to...
Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 17:23:46
The "Time Traveler E-mail" hoax / scam has also finally drawn me in too. I have sent a few replies to Bob White, whose actual email seems to be ________. His replies are not nearly as interesting as the original request for a dimensional warp generator. I was hoping he was a science fiction writer and had found a unique way to develop material for a project. Unfortunately he responds to inquiries with a focused intensity that's a little un-nerving. I hope I haven't attracted some one too strange to handle. If you ever want to collect his replies please advise - I have about 5 or 6. And if ever you discover the "truth" please post that on the site.
Thursday, August 7, 2003 12:10 PM
I have been researching this strange e-mail for about a month now. I recieved it again today, but it is a little different than the first time and more like you described above - although the coordinates were a little different from yours. Latitude N 42.47935 Longitude W 071.17355 Took me somewhere near Binghampton, NY or perhaps around Scranton, PA I am still scratching my head.
Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 12:03:11
I received one of his early emails (around December of 2001) and wrote a song about it. It's called "Rewind." It is track one on my band's new record, "Are We There Yet?" We don't have an mp3 of it up, but you can read the lyrics based on his email at:
Hope you enjoy. The record sounds good, too.
--Brendan, on behalf of GrooveLily, www.groovelily.com
Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 10:41:04
Just as some added data for your page on the Time Travel spammer. On your page, you say: "Anyway, until I hear otherwise, I'm considering the 'Time Traveler in need of a Dimensional Warp Generator' to be a bizarre prank." I am the manager of an abuse department for a large regional ISP. The Time Travel spammer used to be a customer of ours. His account was cancelled for his spamming tendencies. We have talked to this man on the phone, back when he first started the spam (back in 2001). The man is, as near as we can tell from our phone conversations with him, a certified loon. He is 100% dead serious. He does not sound like a normal person pulling a prank. He sounds like a emotionally unstable individual who needs counselling. When we told him that he was spamming in violation of our Internet Access Agreement, his response was a plaintive "But you don't understand...I really NEED this!" Perhaps he's just a good actor. Perhaps he's just a kook. I personally suspect the latter. Figured you'd wanna know.
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 10:19 AM
Regarding the "Time Traveler Needs Dimensional Warp Generator" hoax. It looks like the perpetrator, or perpetuater, as the case may be is slightly changing the coordinates, time/date and the coded letters at the end. It almost seems like he is maybe even tracking responses to each of his messages. I'm guessing he/she is one of the people who gather to watch what happens. Maybe the guy just collects watches. Thanks for the informative article!
Tom Johnson, Grand Haven, MI
Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 07:03:35