Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 14, 2008

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    runar  almost 16 years ago

    I’ve often thought that smuggling technology back in time could be profitable. Imagine - take a bunch of obsolete laptops back to 1985, sell ‘em for $20,000 apiece, put the money in the bank, then return to the present and withdraw it with interest.

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    Ray_C  over 15 years ago

    Good plan, as long as you installed Linux as the OS. Windows would try to check the web for registration, fail, and shut down the machines. I’d go a month into the future, check the stock market for the biggest gains and/or losses, and act accordingly. No problems with patents and copyrights then. Of course, you have to have some money to start with…

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    ANM238  over 15 years ago

    [quote]…Of course, you have to have some money to start with…[/quote]

    Which brings us back to the laptops ;-)

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    fwdixon  over 15 years ago

    Forget the stock market, get the racing results. Knowing the winner of every race could turn $100 into millions over the course of a month. Ditto for sports scores.

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    zenturtle  over 15 years ago

    Go to the past, buy collectibles like Babe Ruths rookie card and Action Comics 1. Bring them back to the present in mint condition and sell them for millions!

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    Silverpearl  over 15 years ago

    How the “get rich quick” schemes increase. I would have bought property that would later be bought by Bill Gates.

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    bkharvey  over 15 years ago

    Haven’t you people learned anything from Back to the Future?! Never mess with time you are only asking for trouble.

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    rhyno86  over 15 years ago

    That takes too long. On Thursday, go back to Wednesday with the winning Powerball numbers.

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    3pianists  over 15 years ago

    The only problem with stealing technology from the future is that you have to first invent a time machine…

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    txmystic  over 15 years ago

    3pianists says:

    The only problem with stealing technology from the future is that you have to first invent a time machine…

    No you don’t, you just need to turn your transmogrifier upside-down…

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    Wildmustang1262  over 15 years ago

    Becoming a rich makes the person a happy? No, I think not!

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    shasneha  over 15 years ago

    i want to go to past,calvin y future go to past

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    rms46  over 15 years ago

    JUST TESTING, how it works!

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    gecko42  over 15 years ago

    txmysticPro says:

    3pianists says:

    The only problem with stealing technology from the future is that you have to first invent a time machine…

    No you don’t, you just need to turn your transmogrifier upside-down…

    You don’t even need to turn the transmogrifier. Just fool around, until a time-machine appears out of thin air right in front of you. Then use it to travel into future, when it’s already invented. Steal the machine and send it back to the past of the future (the present) (that’s crucial. The plan wouldn’t work without it). Now (what is then) you would have one time machine left in the future, to travel with …

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    attyush  over 15 years ago

    I’d rather be rich and miserable…godspeed Calvin

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    lennyrules  over 15 years ago

    Ha! Calvin has the right idea! dumb tests…

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    Jogger2  over 15 years ago

    I would like to go into the past, and buy a car that would be a collector’s item today. But, how would I pay for it? I don’t think the people in the 1940’s or 1950’s would accept money from the year 2003.

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    longtimecomicsfan  over 15 years ago

    If I went to the future, I’d want to write down the winning super-mega-jumbo-jackpot lottery numbers

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    Requin  over 15 years ago

    Wildmustang1262 says:

    Becoming a rich makes the person a happy? No, I think not!

    It makes Calvin happy. ;)

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    Mowgli-Chiara  over 15 years ago

    txmysticPro says:

    3pianists says:

    The only problem with stealing technology from the future is that you have to first invent a time machine…

    No you don’t, you just need to turn your transmogrifier upside-down…

    here at the office ROFL and everyone looking at me… LOL

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    Ray_C  over 15 years ago

    Do you suppose that’s already happened? Somebody thought of it first? How else do you explain the sudden appearance of the Salad Shooter?

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    WestwoodGryphon  over 15 years ago

    Go to the future, steal an aced test, copy answers, ?????, PROFIT!

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    mrprongs  over 15 years ago

    But you can’t present it without info on how to build it.

    “I’d go a month into the future, check the stock market for the biggest gains and/or losses, and act accordingly.”

    I’ll save you the trip. They all drop in worth.

    “Forget the stock market, get the racing results. ”

    And your dad’s archenemy will marry your mom and rule the world.

    Time Travels easy. Copy the instructions on how to build a time machine back in time, copy them, build it, send back the info, then travel through time to get the instrucitons to begin with, then whenever.

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    Terry1844  over 15 years ago

    actually I’d go to 1985…. trade each laptop for 1 kg of platinum at .99999 pure or 33 gold Krugerrand’s per laptop… put it in a safe deposit box only to be opened by my key…

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    Trux4You  over 15 years ago

    I read a story once about people taking AK47’s back in time to the Confederate Army. Made for some interesting fantasy.

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    cnkue Premium Member over 15 years ago

    Trux4You “I read a story once about people taking AK47’s back in time to the Confederate Army.”

    That was GUNS OF THE SOUTH by Harry Turtledove. Great book!

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    stuart  over 15 years ago

    I once dreamed I was sitting at a piano with a fascinating piece of music in 11/8 time on it. I played it in the dream - then when I woke up, I remembered it! http://gathman.org/music/psalm_58.m3u

    Another time, a dreamed of a day of school. When I went to bed, I woke up - and everything happened exactly like in the dream - like in “Groundhog Day”.

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    bethluvsbooks  over 15 years ago

    go to the past, invest a penny in the first compound intrest saving account, come back, instant millions!

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    missmoo  over 15 years ago

    How do I get Calvin & Hobbs to go directly to my daily email?

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    Dadof6boys  over 15 years ago

    Well I would go forward make sure that the Rays win the series then go back to the beginning of the season and put money down on them at 100 to 1 to win the Championship

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    txmystic  over 15 years ago

    WestwoodGryphon says:

    Go to the future, steal an aced test, copy answers, ?????, PROFIT!

    I think the underpants gnomes’ business model was recently added to case studies in B-school, hence the current financial crisis, yuk yuk yuk

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