What would you do if you had a time machine?

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    What would you do if you had a time machine?

    I would go to the future and ask myself what I did with my time machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by ಠ_ಠ View Post
    I would go to the future and ask myself what I did with my time machine
    I'm going to the future right now. At a fairly constant rate of one second per second.

    I'd definitely go to the past, not the future.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    I would go get the winning lottery number.

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    I'd go to the future and get the winning lottery numbers, then come back and keep winning the lottery until I'm richer than Bill Gates.
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    Maybe you could borrow Sang-drax's.

    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling
    Code:
    bool fun(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow(std::exp(1), std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
        * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1)*(1 << (value + 2))))
        .real() > 0;
    }

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    Probably start my education again.

    It'd be pretty fun getting 100% in almost everything without study

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    Sell it.

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    I'd go back in time, find ಠ_ಠ's grandfather and kill him, then come back to see if this thread had ceased to exist. That would, once and for all, settle the question of the Grandfather Paradox.
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    What happens if ಠ_ಠ goes back in time simultaneously and kills your grandfather before you can kill ಠ_ಠ's grandfather?
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    I thought I already explained this to you people: time is a machine, invented in the future by the super computer descendants of humanity, who must create the universe from the beginning if they and us are to exist now.

    So everyone work extra hard today and help code the way forward.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    What happens if ಠ_ಠ goes back in time simultaneously and kills your grandfather before you can kill ಠ_ಠ's grandfather?
    That would lead to a race condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27
    I thought I already explained this to you people: time is a machine, invented in the future by the super computer descendants of humanity, who must create the universe from the beginning if they and us are to exist now.

    So everyone work extra hard today and help code the way forward.
    No problemo. Then this thread title would simply read as,

    What would you do if you had a machine^2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani
    Maybe you could borrow Sang-drax's.

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    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling
    Any idea how he does that?
    Oh well.Never mind. Just realized it is a sig.
    Last edited by stevesmithx; 05-01-2009 at 07:36 AM.
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    That would lead to a race condition.
    So, lock him up while he doesn't have a time machine yet?
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzBuzz View Post
    I'd go back in time, find ಠ_ಠ's grandfather and kill him, then come back to see if this thread had ceased to exist. That would, once and for all, settle the question of the Grandfather Paradox.
    Must we remove two whole generations to settle the paradox?

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    I can only imagine that I will (have?), in the future, find a time machine go back in time and incrementally leave useful pieces of information for me. Today I found a piece of paper that said "Go for a coffee at 4". Sounds like good advice to me.

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