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Re: Time Travel Question?
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2017, 01:54:44 PM »
You don't have any stalkers you moron.

Those guys who keep looking through your window at you are undertakers giving an estimate to your parents on the size and construction of the coffin they will need to buy.

The other guys are crane and winch operators who have been given the grim task of removing your monstrously obese body from your pit when you expire.

Lunatic and a stalker.

Beware: Russians are coming for your arse :)

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Re: Time Travel Question?
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2017, 01:15:42 AM »
Go back in time 3000 years to somewhere where they won't burn you as a witch, armed with the Encyclopaedia Britannica in book form and become the Supreme Emperor of the World.

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Re: Time Travel Question?
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2017, 01:24:13 AM »
If Tech Nic went back in time, he'd go back to circa 600AD and stop Mohammed. He'd also take a copy of "What Hi-Fi"  to persuade potential Muslim converts that the path to true enlightenment is audio perfection and to work on making Saudi Arabia the global audiophile centre.

In that alternative timeline we'd all be saying, "If you want high end amps, speakers, audio, 4k, cinema sound, headphones you have to go Saudi!" and "What's a 'muslim'? Is that a plant, fish, fashion brand or something?"
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 01:31:50 AM by Alizarin »

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Re: Time Travel Question?
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2017, 03:08:36 AM »
Go back in time 3000 years to somewhere where they won't burn you as a witch, armed with the Encyclopaedia Britannica in book form and become the Supreme Emperor of the World.

Would not work because doing that would automatically make everything in the Encyclopaedia britannica null and void.

You probably would also make any advances in science fall back by serious years because to come to those conclusions, it is required you need to go through the process of making the discovery.

Islam for instance made the Greek records they saved stall, simply because they did not quite get the reasoning and idea behind them. Sort of the same with the romans. A little known misunderstanding about the move from bronze to iron was the fact that while post bronze age understanding had some tech lying around capable of making basically pig iron, bronze was a superior metal even then because it was dependent on a then and now destroyed trading network and understanding of meturgally which did not make it through a pre AD dark age.

Egypt was pretty much the only place which survived this catalacysm, which is now thought to be the result of an economic failure elsewhere resulting in raiders and pirates destroying the golden age of the med.

But anyway, in this prehistoric situation, bronze and the support network allowed for a huge and powerful economy and massive advances from stone, wood and antler armed hunter gatherers, to a thriving agricultural society.

Bronze they had then, while totally remakable under current tech, never regained its level of expertise and was abandoned in favour of cheaper and easier to produce iron and later, early kinds of steel.