0 Comments

A Chance Encounter With A Time Traveler

This peculiar time travel tale comes straight from Reddit’s NoSleep district. Now, sure, a good chunk of the posts over there are just stories. Tales for the campfire, I guess. But that doesn’t make them any less interesting. And, occasionally, you come across something more substantial. On March 22, 2012, for example, Reddit user actionslacks submitted …

6 Comments

John Titor As An Unreliable Narrator

I’ve posted quite a bit about John Titor, the alleged time traveler from 2036. This isn’t necessarily because I believe Titor was an actual time traveler. However, I’m fascinated by his story as a whole — the future of an alternate 2036, the statements regarding our own future, the machine. The character of John Titor …

59 Comments The IBM 5100 personal computer

John Titor & The IBM 5100

In 1975, IBM released the first mass-produced portable computer, the 5100. It was an incredible feat for the time: An integrated 5-inch CRT monitor, up to 64 kilobytes of random-access memory (RAM), and the ability to run programs meant for larger, more expensive computers, all in something the size of a briefcase. In fact, the …

8 Comments

The Extraordinary Voyage of Rudolph Fentz

On a warm June night in 1950, the delicate boundaries of our universe collapsed, for just a moment, sending one man on a tragic journey through time. At least, that’s how the story goes. The following account supposedly ranks as one of the New York Police Department’s most unusual cases, and continues to trouble even …