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kaching
"GAF's biggest wanker"
(10-26-2010, 06:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jea Song

This is most likely the case, but it still doesn't explain why the person "appears" to be talking into the device.

"This crappy piece of shit hearing aid isn't working" "It just keeps repeating '1.21 Gigawatts!'"
rollingstart
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(10-26-2010, 06:48 AM)

Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

if time travel were real why would some fat old lady who obviously sucks at keeping her cover be one of the test subjects?

she had, uh, will have a lot of money
waynej506
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(10-26-2010, 06:51 AM)
Martin Cooper was born in 1928 and he was the inventor of the cell phone. Obviously the reason he or she chose 1928.
Router
Hopsiah the Kanga-Jew
(10-26-2010, 06:53 AM)
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She's a TIME TRAVELER! Its the simplest explanation so it must be right. :lol

I love internet logic sometimes.
Belfast
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(10-26-2010, 07:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by diunxx

This, it doesn't take an indie documentary filmmaker to figure this out.

Not this. I actually disagree with the assessment by the dude who uploaded the video that she notices or cares about the camera at all. She seems like she just turns to walk in a different direction all of a sudden and keeps going about her business. She turns, but she doesn't really "stop" as if she were startled by something.
Metalic Sand
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(10-26-2010, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by waynej506

Martin Cooper was born in 1928 and he was the inventor of the cell phone. Obviously the reason he or she chose 1928.

This is getting very interesting.
opticalmace
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(10-26-2010, 09:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Router

She's a TIME TRAVELER! Its the simplest explanation so it must be right. :lol

I love internet logic sometimes.

You think there's a more logical explanation? :P
Akira
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(10-26-2010, 09:28 AM)
Judging by the way she seems to yelling over the phone, her carrier must've been ATT.
chase
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(10-26-2010, 09:32 AM)
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Leave it to GAF to feel superior by pointing out the flaws in a video that supposedly shows time travel.

IT'S NOT REAL I FIGURED IT OUT TAKE THAT INTERNET YOU'RE DUMB
GillianSeed79
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(10-26-2010, 09:32 AM)
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Pfft. It's a hearing aide. He should have been focused on the cross fade out, because it wasn't. She was obviously teleported back to the enterprise after violating the prime directive.
PhoenixDark
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(10-26-2010, 09:34 AM)
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How was she talking on a cellphone with no network/cellphone infrastructure/etc lol
El Sloth
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(10-26-2010, 09:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by PhoenixDark

How was she talking on a cellphone with no network/cellphone infrastructure/etc lol

I sincerely doubt this person this a time traveler and probably just had a mental condition or was just testing her dumb big 1920's hearing aid, but what is it with this argument? I would hope that if we're bloody capable of time travel then we're capable of creating communication devices that don't need a network/infrastructure/etclol. Also people assume that this person is calling someone across time, why not a fellow time traveler?

But yeah, pure bunk.
Kurtofan
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(10-26-2010, 10:09 AM)
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She doesn't seem to be holding anything.
J. M. Romeo
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(10-26-2010, 10:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Ether_Snake

Is that picture fake? The guy has modern everything, even his shirt and haircut.

I don't think so, man. The modern guy is in black and white too. Another discovery in GAF? There's gonna be a lot of 500's thanks to this
Azure Dream
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(10-26-2010, 10:44 AM)
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She's clearly talking to the fake horse using her Time-Skipped Animal Translator, and turns back toward it when it doesn't respond.
dejay
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(10-26-2010, 10:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by smokeymicpot

There is app for that on the iphone 10.

It's clearly not an iPhone (she's using it left handed).
Gaz Pwnage
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(10-26-2010, 11:03 AM)
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I Believe.
WorriedCitizen
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(10-26-2010, 11:08 AM)
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I think she had a toothache and had something in her hand to cool it. And then she's either talking to herself or she's checking that bad tooth with her tongue. We don't know if she's actualy talking.
mrklaw
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(10-26-2010, 11:11 AM)
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it only looks like a cellphone because that image of someone holding a hand to their face creates that impression in your head, because thats what people today do. Its just us projecting current activity onto old footage and making 2+2=5. It is quite interesting though - the hand is covering the 'object' quite a lot, so there wouldn't be much exposed surface for a traditional ear trumpet. Plus the guy in front is moving away from her and doesn't seem to be talking, so I don't know if they're together.

whats with that sunglasses guy photo?
Agnostic
but believes in Chael
(10-26-2010, 11:19 AM)
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I used my imagination and believed it was true for about ten seconds. It was awesome.
guidop
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(10-26-2010, 12:21 PM)
The original time traveler

Safety not Guaranteed
Zenith
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(10-26-2010, 12:33 PM)
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if you look closely on the slow-mo zoom-in you can see that the black object is just the shadow of her hand, darkened by the film.
starmud
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(10-26-2010, 12:53 PM)
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i agree with the video, the woman walks like a dude. after closer inspection of the face i have come to a conclusion...

steve jobs in disguise.

iphone time traveling.
sinxtanx
(10-26-2010, 12:56 PM)
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If it is a time traveler (which i doubt),
then I can only imagine the conversation being this:

-So where am I supposed to be now?
-You've just been spotted on camera.
-What?
micster
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(10-26-2010, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by starmud

iphone time traveling.

Theres an app for that.
Big One
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(10-26-2010, 01:06 PM)
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How could someone use a cellphone in the 20's even if they were a time traveler? Do people think the phone system is fueled by timeless magic?
Barrett2
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(10-26-2010, 01:13 PM)
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Making a call across 80 years. Think of the roaming charges. #_#
GCX
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(10-26-2010, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Big One

How could someone use a cellphone in the 20's even if they were a time traveler? Do people think the phone system is fueled by timeless magic?

This has not been discussed in this thread.
neorej
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(10-26-2010, 01:17 PM)
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I love how they show you the clip AFTER the dude tells you what you're about to see. It's classical: tell someone what they're going to see, show them an unclear image and they'll immediatly associate it with whatever was told them it is.
CrankyJay
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(10-26-2010, 02:42 PM)
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Was this movie filmed after the stock crash? Could have been buying up some stocks a la Time Cop.
rSpooky
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(10-26-2010, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by neorej

I love how they show you the clip AFTER the dude tells you what you're about to see. It's classical: tell someone what they're going to see, show them an unclear image and they'll immediatly associate it with whatever was told them it is.

You are right, which is why I showed some friends without the pre-knowledge. They all saw the same thing. Someone holding a cellphone.

whatever it was, it is cool intruige for a morning.
Fallout-NL
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(10-26-2010, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Agnostic

I used my imagination and believed it was true for about ten seconds. It was awesome.


Yeah, good stuff huh?
Dr Zhivago
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(10-26-2010, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Big One

How could someone use a cellphone in the 20's even if they were a time traveler? Do people think the phone system is fueled by timeless magic?

It's not a cellphone, it's a device for transmitting neutrinos through Calabi-Yau space.
mckmas8808
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(10-26-2010, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by El Sloth

I sincerely doubt this person this a time traveler and probably just had a mental condition or was just testing her dumb big 1920's hearing aid, but what is it with this argument? I would hope that if we're bloody capable of time travel then we're capable of creating communication devices that don't need a network/infrastructure/etclol. Also people assume that this person is calling someone across time, why not a fellow time traveler?

But yeah, pure bunk.

So how would the reception work?
Belfast
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(10-26-2010, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by El Sloth

I sincerely doubt this person this a time traveler and probably just had a mental condition or was just testing her dumb big 1920's hearing aid, but what is it with this argument? I would hope that if we're bloody capable of time travel then we're capable of creating communication devices that don't need a network/infrastructure/etclol. Also people assume that this person is calling someone across time, why not a fellow time traveler?

But yeah, pure bunk.

People with mental conditions in the era were sent to institutions without question most of the time. This woman looks rather opulent and, at the very least, capable of dressing herself. There is nothing else in her observed behavior to warrant the idea of "crazy old bat."
gunther
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(10-26-2010, 03:26 PM)

Originally Posted by jett

That is John Titor in drag, actually.

at last, we have proof. :D.
:lol
SolsticeZero
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(10-26-2010, 03:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by dejay

It's clearly not an iPhone (she's using it left handed).

:lol
kaching
"GAF's biggest wanker"
(10-26-2010, 03:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Router

I love internet logic sometimes.

But he recorded this video IRL, so it's real-life logic. Much harder to refute. :/
..pakbeka..
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(10-26-2010, 03:58 PM)
she's obviously talking to an invisible person while scratching her ear
Dalauz
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(10-26-2010, 04:12 PM)

Originally Posted by crimzonflame

Why would they send that fat cow back in time?

Powerarmor in disguise
Vagabundo
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(10-26-2010, 04:24 PM)
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Simplest explanation: she is mad and is talking to her shoe.
Flim Flam
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(10-26-2010, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vagabundo

Simplest explanation: she is mad and is talking to her shoe.

kaching
"GAF's biggest wanker"
(10-26-2010, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dalauz

Powerarmor in disguise

Is powerarmor what Arnie used to disguise as a fat lady in Total Recall? If not, THAT.
mckmas8808
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(10-26-2010, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Belfast

People with mental conditions in the era were sent to institutions without question most of the time. This woman looks rather opulent and, at the very least, capable of dressing herself. There is nothing else in her observed behavior to warrant the idea of "crazy old bat."


I like how this post sounds so serious. :lol
Mr. B Natural
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(10-26-2010, 05:06 PM)
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Looks like a woman just scratching her head and talking to herself saying something like "Where did I park my time machine?"





What a twist!
CurlySaysX
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(10-26-2010, 05:23 PM)
I have seen my fair share of time travellers in my lifetime and I can without a certainty of doubt say that this woman is one of them.
∀ Narayan
the carnival of stupid
(10-26-2010, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by VGChampion

?

[IMG]http://i52.************/10wmro8.jpg[/IMG]




Nope. Look at his username. Look up the show Dr. Who if you still aren't sure.

Is this Sandman? I don't remember reading this.
Proteus
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(10-26-2010, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by StoOgE

The Doctor in Doctor who travels space and time with companions (humans mostly).

He gives them cell phones that allow them to call their own time and speak to family members.

Throw in the username and it is perfect.

If I can just get one more GAF member interested in Doctor Who, this whole mad endeavour was worth it.
MetalAlien
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(10-26-2010, 06:02 PM)
Maybe she saw the camera and didn't want to be on film. Tried to cover her face.
spindashing
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(10-26-2010, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vagabundo

Simplest explanation: she is mad and is talking to her shoe.

but the shoe is supposed to be ontop of her head....

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