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"Time-Traveler" Busted For Insider Trading

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the making-the-rounds dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 724

Chester sent in a story that has been making the rounds for a bit, but if you haven't bumped into it, "Yahoo! TV came up with this weird story about a guy who caught police's attention by gaining $350 million from mere $800 in two weeks. The twisted part is that he justifies his knowledge about stocks by saying he is a time-traveler from year 2256!"

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No basis in fact, 100% fiction (4, Informative)

dtolton (162216) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753281)

This is an interesting story, and there are several things we
should note about it. First of all, it's posted in the
"Entertainment News & Gossip" section of Yahoo! TV. That should
be a fairly big give away. Second this guy allegedly got
arrested January 28th, yet no major news outlet has picked the
story up.

With those pieces of information let's look at the story. The
story claims this guy made $350 million dollars in two weeks
with only an $800 dollar investment by making 126 high-risk
trades. It also alleges that he came out a winner every time.
The article then leads you to believe the SEC thinks it's
insider trading and that his story about being from the future
is obviously false. Yet any person with reasonable intelligence
will realize that even with insider information, there is no way
someone could make 126 "high-risk" trades and come out on top
every time. To have a record that perfect someone would need
foreknowledge.

The article appears to be trying to persuade us that the man had
insider knowledge, yet when you evaluate the story at face
value you walk away thinking "no way, insider information isn't
*that* good. He *must* be from the future".

The major problems with this story though lie in the basic
facts:

1. There is no Andrew Carlssin being investigated by the SEC
2. The SEC does not have police powers and cannot arrest people
3. The alleged high risk trades didn't take place
4. There is in fact no record of *any* of the events mentioned

I could go on and on, however there is absolutely no solid
factual information to back this story up. I saw this article a
few days before April 1st, so I thought it was some type of
elaborate April fools day joke, but I wanted to put it to rest
once and for all, so I called the SEC Public Relations office.

They said the article is completely made up and has no basis in
fact. It's not even based on an actual investigation.

Of course we knew all this because this story is posted in the
"Gossip" section though.

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (5, Funny)

Kallahan (599898) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753345)

Bah heathen, he's obvioulsy from the future. its a government cover up! if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck it's probably just a tool of the conspiracy.

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (5, Funny)

Mwongozi (176765) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753364)

Not only was it in the "Entertainment News & Gossip" section , it was also credited to that well-trusted news source, the Weekly World News [weeklyworldnews.com] .

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (2, Funny)

pestel (22040) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753394)

Hey, the Weekly World News is "The Paper"....

See "So I Married an Axe Murderer".

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (1)

Zerocool3001 (664976) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753374)

Just curious, but how do you know this? Of course I don't believe it (who would?) but where would Yahoo get this?

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (1)

grimani (215677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753436)

hoax it may be, but you are too

the SEC has no 'public relations' office.

so. who did you call?

Re:No basis in fact, 100% fiction (5, Informative)

calbanese (169547) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753442)

And for more info, you can read more on this at Snopes [snopes.com] .

Snopes Link (4, Informative)

Maddog Batty (112434) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753451)

Snopes debunk this story here [snopes.com]

Its always worth checking with Snopes. That and checking for dupes I guess ;-)

Hole in your argument (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753455)

1. There is no Andrew Carlssin being investigated by the SEC
2. The SEC does not have police powers and cannot arrest people
3. The alleged high risk trades didn't take place
4. There is in fact no record of *any* of the events mentioned


Sure. Not now. But in the future...

Weekly World News...? (5, Informative)

lebeau1138 (72026) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753282)

Uh...you did notice that the story is from the Weekly World News, right?

Re:Weekly World News...? (5, Funny)

klokwise (610755) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753391)

verified by two sources... it must be true.

Re:Weekly World News...? (3, Informative)

sehryan (412731) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753448)

Uh...did you notice that the story has a large foot icon next to it, denoting humor?

Vanilla Ice (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753284)

I be travelling through time,
bringing home lotsa rhymes!
The hos be jumping
Cuz my beats so pumpin!

FP!!!

Eminem can blow me.

Old news... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753285)

I submitted this as a news story a couple weeks ago, but it got rejected. Why is it suddenly better now?

Re:Old news... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753340)

Perhaps because this time it wasn't submitted by a smelly GNU hippie who lives in his parents basement, gets worked up into a tizzy whenever a new RPG is announced, and enjoys Japanese anime pr0n?

Just a guess.

first post (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753287)

i went back in time to post before this was posted

Could he be right? (1)

Zerocool3001 (664976) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753288)

Has anyone considered he could be right?

Re:Could he be right? (1)

s20451 (410424) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753412)

Has anyone considered he could be right?

I have considered that Elvis could be alive and driving a taxi in New York.

Damn! (5, Funny)

fooken_eh (666812) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753289)

He shouldn't have left the keys in the DeLorean!

Re:Damn! (1)

Zerocool3001 (664976) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753414)

Nice! Maybe the prof is getting senile

He should have known... (5, Funny)

heldlikesound (132717) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753292)

...that he was going to get caught.

Re:He should have known... (2, Funny)

FrankHott (665137) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753371)

That didn't work for Miss Cleo, either.

HOAX REVEALED! (4, Informative)

grimani (215677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753298)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,630-627115 ,00.html

"The SEC has never heard of Carlssin, and several "facts" are plainly untrue. "

Re:HOAX REVEALED! (4, Informative)

Fenresulven (516459) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753404)

I like clickable links [timesonline.co.uk]

Re:HOAX REVEALED! (3, Insightful)

AzrealAO (520019) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753410)

It's funny, this get's posted, but my news submissions about AOL/Time Warner trying to weasel out of the IM Interoperability order that was a condition of their merger, was rejected twice.

Re:HOAX REVEALED! (1)

dan14807 (162088) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753445)

Well, yeah, of course the SEC denies his existence! If time travelers were known to exist, people would panic! Chaos would reign! The markets would crumble! It's obviously a conspiracy to cover this up!

When I submitted this three weeks ago... (1)

Snaller (147050) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753301)

...I thought it was a funny story ... damn there is a lot of lag on slashdot lately...

is it me... (1, Interesting)

Recoil_42 (665710) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753302)

or is slashdot getting really slow at the news these days? Lockergnome [lockergnome.com] had this bit last month

But how did he get _that much_ inside information? (1)

TheTranceFan (444476) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753303)

It seems you'd need multiple sources to make $800 in $350M in that short of a time...

Re:But how did he get _that much_ inside informati (1)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753360)

The story is obviously bogus, and it's painfully clear to anyone just based on the "$800 -> $350,000,000". Doubling your money in two weeks is hard enough (even with insider information), but 437,500x...uh huh. There is no amount of information that could allow someone to work $800 to that amount so quickly.

How this got posted on Slashdot, even if the story weren't so obviously a fraud, is the real mystery. Someone must have gone back in time and...bah, I can't even think up a time travel scenario that would justify this being posted.

This just goes to show you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753306)

Sometimes, schizophrenic paranoid mania might actually be useful.

I prefer becoming filthy rich through more conventional means... like "accidents" involving rich relatives and innocuous-looking poisonous mushrooms... mmm... MONEY...

enough said... (2, Funny)

greenskyx (609089) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753307)

The Weekly World News will continue to follow this story as it unfolds. Keep watching for further developments.

HOAX! (1)

reelbk (213809) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753308)

This time traveller story was originally written by a satirical news site. If I remember correctly, yahoo news mistook it as factual... As did slashdot!

idiots @ /. (0, Troll)

BWS (104239) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753309)

Weekley World News is a tabloid.. like those who say Elvis is alive and working at Microsoft!

Gee, I submitted this weeks ago... (1)

HeyBob! (111243) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753310)

...and it was rejected. Good thing too. It's a bogus story.

If only he hadn't forgotten the spare plutonium (1)

bpm140 (92250) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753311)

He's stuck here unless he can generate 1.21 jigawatts of electricity.

Weekly World News, a trustworthy (?) news source. (1)

marphod (41394) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753312)

This is a "news" article from the , a US Supermarket tabloid. Its also several weeks old.

As I've not seen this story carried by any other media outlet, I find the accuracy a little suspect.

Hoax (0, Redundant)

Jack Comics (631233) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753313)

This is a hoax made up by the <a href="http://www.weeklyworldnews.com">Weekly World News</a>, an Internet-based newspaper that's only slightly less factual and sleazier than the National Enquirer. Please see the <a href="http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/insider.h tm ">Snopes article</a> for more information concerning this hoax.

Today must have been a really slow newsday for Slashdot.

Re:Hoax (1)

techstar25 (556988) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753399)

Something is really bugging me. How come your links didn't format correctly? They look right to me.

fp (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753314)

fp la la la

Re:fp (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753369)

that was weak

Holy Mackerel (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753315)

I can't believe that Slashdot fell for this old tabloid rag story. Oh wait, yes I can. This is perfect Slashdot material.

hmmmmm (1)

AikenDrumGotWired (566948) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753316)

First came the twinkie defense, then the PMS defense, now the time traveler defense. If he is really from the future at least he knows his hare-brained excuse will wirk, or else he really wants to investigate the inner workings of out current penal and judicial systems.

Re:hmmmmm (1)

mrjive (169376) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753407)

Don't forget the chewbacca defense!

- end Obligatory South Park reference

My NTP must be broken.... (1)

Vic (6867) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753317)

...because I could swear today is April 17th, not April 1st.

Re:My NTP must be broken.... (5, Funny)

Daikiki (227620) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753349)

Maybe it's because you had to set back your clock in order to get Office to work again? ;)

let him return to the future!!!!! (1)

polished look 2 (662705) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753318)

Ask him to return the money and send him on his way.

WWN :^P (1)

cigarky (89075) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753319)

Page 5 is the only place to get the really important Weekly World News [weeklyworldnews.com]

alread proven to be a fabricated story months ago (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753320)

i haven't figured out how anyone could have even thought of this as being true since it says 'thanks to the weekly world news' at the bottom of the article...

must be a sloooowww news day

Haha. good one yahoo. (0, Redundant)

MntlChaos (602380) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753321)

Hey wait a minute... It's April 17, not April 1. HUH!?!?!?

This is from Weekly World News (5, Funny)

rdewald (229443) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753322)

While very high in entertainment value, if you start posting stories from Weekly World News we're in for a ride. These are the people that are also reporting that Saddam made a gay porn film in 1968 in which his "acting" almost moved the reviewer to tears.

My favorite was the sex, liquor and drugs diet I saw about this time last year in WWN.

great (1)

Guipo (591513) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753325)

slashdot has become a tabloid. I heard about this 3 weeks ago, and after researching it, it came from a skeezy tabloid. I guess it is news for nerds though. would be afully cool to time travel and take advantage of that.

What's his address? (1)

grub (11606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753327)


I want to mail this guy and find out which horse comes in first this Tuesday in the 8th at Churchill Downs.

Right.. Check the source (1)

agrounds (227704) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753330)

Check your sources people.. This one comes from the Weekly World News. Surely the same credible news source that gave us Batboy and the visage of Satan over the New Mexico desert.

In other /. news today:
Bill Gates takes over kernel 2.5 maintenance: said to have 'Great Plans' for Linux
The Detroit Big 3 pull their SUV line and produce feul-efficient cars
and George Bush admits he cannot read on a fourth-grade level

Perhaps we can get slashboxes for the Weekly World News, and the Enquirer!
Maybe Taco can call them a 'Plum' too!

Typical Slashdot (5, Funny)

elefantstn (195873) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753331)

I can't think of anything that typifies Slashdot better than posting a four-week old article from the Weekly World News.

Re:Typical Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753406)

But slashdot runs on open source software!!!! That, my friend, is the important thing to keep in mind.

Please, sir, keep your bad attitude about this magnificent top-notch website to yourself. Surely you are a microsoft-supported rabble-rouser who seeks only to degnerate the accomplishments of the technological geniuses (and masters of English prose, if I do say so myself) who run this site.

Ah, "Weekly Word News", your source.... (1)

nweaver (113078) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753334)

For high quality journalism.

We will find out later that he's really also an Elvis Clone abducted by space aliens who also break up marrages.

SEC has never heard of him..... (0, Redundant)

grimani (215677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753338)

...or so they claim.

Yet *another* government coverup!

R U guys on stuff? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753339)

This is a story from a tabloid. They also have stories about the Bat kid, etc. I mean ... gosh ... chester and cmdr taco need to get a life.

So what? (2, Insightful)

warpath (19103) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753346)

Even if he wasn't lying, even if this wasn't the Weekly World News...

He should still be busted. Stock gains through timetravel would be unethical for the same reason insider trading is illegal.

The short version of a rebuttal. (1)

gekkotron (641131) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753348)

From the Weekly World News. Surprised it wasn't Batboy making all this money.

it's all true (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753350)

comical ali told me that he travelled from the future with this man. the plan was to create enough wealth to defeat the american infidels, but dubya started the war too soon. hence the plan failed.

you too can send ridiculous lies to your friends with comical ali's help at http://www.yourcomicalali.com/ [yourcomicalali.com]

Stupid Slashdot Tricks (5, Funny)

taustin (171655) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753352)

A) This is old news.

B) It's a Weekly World News story.

C) You missed April Fool's by over two weeks.

D) You're stupid.

Please Remove This (1, Informative)

DarkZero (516460) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753354)

This is a hoax. It is "making-the-rounds" as fact, but it is, as anyone that reads the article and isn't stupid immediately realizes, fake. It's from the Weekly World News. It even says it's from the Weekly World News right there at the bottom!

What's next, a front page /. story about Bat Boy fighting in Iraq?

Re:Please Remove This (1)

warpath (19103) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753385)

Batboy isn't fighting in IRAQ. Don't be silly.

John Ashcroft is using Batboy and batboy clones to secretly spy on the American public.

It's a Weekly World News Story (5, Funny)

Carnage4Life (106069) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753355)

For those who think it's a legitimate story because it's posted on Yahoo!, remember it's a Weekly World News story. Y'know like the crazy magazines in the MiB movie. Here's a selection from this week's headlines [yahoo.com] :
  1. WHY HASN'T MY NEIGHBOR AGED? [yahoo.com]
  2. First Interview With A Talking Fish! [yahoo.com]
  3. Saddam Starred in Gay Porn Films! [yahoo.com]

Re:It's a Weekly World News Story (1)

agrounds (227704) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753393)

For those who think it's a legitimate story because it's posted on Yahoo!, remember it's a Weekly World News story. Y'know like the crazy magazines in the MiB movie. Here's a selection from this week's headlines [yahoo.com]:
1. WHY HASN'T MY NEIGHBOR AGED? [yahoo.com]
2. First Interview With A Talking Fish! [yahoo.com]
3. Saddam Starred in Gay Porn Films! [yahoo.com]


Since it's the Weekly World News && Slashdot, let's go ahead and handle it right:

1-3. Saddam starred in Gay Porn Film with my ageless neighbors talking Fish!

This way we can cut down on our reading time here and go back to Google News!

a fish reportedly did speak recently, though r/o (1)

polished look 2 (662705) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753415)

This sounded like a legitimate news story, too: near New York, a man was cutting fish and one of them began to speak in Hebrew about apocolyptic things.

This is "stuff that matters"? (1)

ryanwright (450832) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753356)

It's cute, and would have been a great story, oh, say, 16 days ago. What the hell is it doing on the front page today? Did Taco strike an advertising deal with the Weekly World News?

World Weekly News (1)

Mr.Phil (128836) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753359)

At least they posted this as a Humor post.

Must be a very slow news day indeed.

He's lying! (1)

Corporate Troll (537873) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753363)

Anyone knows that *true* time travellers use Sports Alamanacs to make bets!

How can you arrest this guy? (0)

Bodysurf (645983) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753365)

What proof do they have that this guy is using "insider training information"?

This seems like complete bullshit that they can arrest him just because of his winning streak.

WTF has our legal system come to?

They can watch him like a hawk, investigate it with a fine tooth comb, but unless they have some shred of evidence, they should free him ASAP. I hope some shrewd lawyer takes up this case.

weekly world news (1)

5n3ak3rp1mp (305814) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753368)

My time has been wasted with being shown this link for the 3rd time now. Please read the last sentence!!

"Weekly World News will continue to follow this story as it unfolds. Keep watching for further developments."

uh... yeah...

time machine (5, Funny)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753370)

Alright, this is obviously a hoax, because he would have *known* that he was going to get caught! Not only that, if we've learned anything about time travel from hitchiker's guide to the galaxy, we've learned that you don't need to make high-risk trades...just put a couple of pennies in your favorite bank back in 1860 and then live off the interest in 2356 or whatever year. Sheesh...this guy had no class whatsoever. He has *no* clue where his towel is.

Snopes - false (3, Informative)

Finni (23475) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753373)

I can't believe I'm actually posting a link to Snopes.com to Slashdot. I usually just have to do it to the people at work who think that they can buy oil/gasoline from companies that don't trade with Middle Eastern companies, or something.

sigh

At any rate, here you go. [66.165.133.65] No truth - just cuz it's on Yahoo, don't ignore that fact that it was written by the GODDAM WORLD WEEKLY NEWS. Christ on a crutch...

Weekly World News is a tabloid..... (1)

grimani (215677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753381)

and, as a media outlet, about as reputable as the Scientologist door-to-door guys roaming in my neighborhood.

Yahoo! just archives these reports.

I knew! (5, Funny)

WPIDalamar (122110) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753382)

I knew this was fictional before all of you, because, I am in fact, from next Wednesday! I traveled back in time several days just to get the first post here telling you all it's false.

But alas, my internet connection was too slow and I couldn't get FP!

Validity of Internet news stories (2, Interesting)

GregGardner (66423) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753387)

If you read carefully you see that the source is the "Weekly World News." You know that trashy tabloid newspaper at the grocery store right next to the National Enquirer? If you saw this story on the front cover of the tabloid while picking up some Doritos, you would chuckle and move on. But in the world of the Internet, it's posted on Yahoo and looks just like every other Yahoo news article, except for the fact that it's on tv.yahoo.com instead of news.yahoo.com. Even Slashdot picks it up (in jest, right guys?) and it looks even more legit.

So it just goes to show you that on the Internet, you need to check the source of news a little more carefully since tabloid news can have the same exact "look" as the real news.

Weekly World News (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753388)

This article is from the Weekly World News. You know, "Bat Boy Fights in Iraq", "Baby Gives Birth To Own Monther."

Slashdot has truly sunk to a new low.

Weekly World News (1)

[l0l]Bobo (39241) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753389)

Note that the article ends by saying that the Weekly World News will follow the story as it unfolds. This should have been enough of a hint that this is a prank to anyone who ever stood in line for the cash register at the supermarket.

For those who don't know, the Weekly World News is similar to the National Enquirer (ie a hoax news magazine), except that WWN goes a bit further and usually features on its cover a picture of some cat with an alien growing on the side of its head or of the virgin Mary doin' the streets of Vegas..

This just in (1)

Znonymous Coward (615009) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753392)

Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (aka Baghdad Bob) was arested for telling the Truth???

More at 11.

Does Story Have Anything To Do With This Email? (1)

realperseus (594176) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753396)

Hey, maybe this guy is the same person that emailed me this little nugget a few months ago...... :-)

Hello, If you are a reliable supplier of the below equipment I am going to need the following: 1. A mind warper generation 4 Dimensional Warp Generator # 52 4350a series wrist watch with memory adapter. 2. The special 23200 series time transducing capacitor with built in temporal displacement. While these time pieces normally go between $5,000-$7,000 a piece, I am having a hard time finding a reliable supplier. Teleport to me within the next 48 earth hours and I will pay $40,000 2002 US cash. Please only reply if you are reliable. Send a (SEPARATE) email to me at: Tomnwrr@aol.com zMMH

Slashdot Weekly World News (1)

trp0 (155951) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753400)

So now instead of dupes, we're getting tabloid stories?

It clearly says at the bottom:

Weekly World News will continue to follow this story as it unfolds. Keep watching for further developments.


Old news, but.... (1)

boy_afraid (234774) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753405)

This is OLD news. But I for one believe this guy. All they have to do is go with him to see if him time machine is real. If it is, ask him a few questions and let him go, if not, then take his ass back go jail. Simple as that.

Or, we could just confiscate his time machine, see how it works and make profit.

1) Find time machine.
2) See how it works
3) ???
4) Profit !!!

In other news.. (1)

Adam9 (93947) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753409)

Broken link (1)

Adam9 (93947) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753437)

Yahoo killed the sniffing money link. So instead, here's another fascinating article [yahoo.com] about talking fish and the end of the world.

Check things before you post 'em... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753421)

www.truthorfiction.com is your friend.

you guys.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5753425)

this article is syndicated from the weekly world news... take a look at the menu to the left.

i cant believe this actually made it on slashdot.

time traveller? (4, Funny)

ih8apple (607271) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753428)

This has to be a hoax for no other reason than it would be pretty much impossible to turn $800 into $350 million in a short period of time, no matter what you knew. Even Hillary Clinton only turned $1000 into $100,000 [cnn.com] and that took a year.

Maybe's he actually a time-zone traveller who travelled 2256 miles (and 4 time zones) from the west coast. The whole thing sures smells of the wacky tobacy....

Ha ha ha! (1)

falsification (644190) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753431)

Let's face it. The Weekly World News just hacked Slashdot.

Damn... (2)

FroMan (111520) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753441)

I don't see what the big deal is... I bet I could go from $800 to $350 in less time. Heck, I bet I could go from $800,000,000 to $350 in just a little bit longer. Especially with the current market conditions.

Proof? (1)

Calamere (318591) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753444)

What are you gonna do? Prove that he's not from the future?

Anyone can be from the future. Muhahahahahaha.

Two minutes Googling reveals the truth (2, Interesting)

descubes (35093) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753449)

From http://www.theanomaly.net/blog


Updated: See what happens when you donâ(TM)t pay attention to the big picture? Eric Bogs was kind enough to tell me Iâ(TM)m an idiot and a gullible fool for not realizing this was Yahooâ(TM)s Weekly World News [yahoo.com] , which is akin to The Onion. Hey, itâ(TM)s still a fun article.


The rest of the Yahoo web site is also funny, though. I did not know about it.

Time travel into the future of programming: http://mozart-dev.sf.net [sf.net]

Interview (2, Funny)

oha (619035) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753450)

Can we *please* have an interview with this guy ? Since he seems to have a clue we could once and for all settle the question whether Linux succeeds on th e desktop or not.

New Editors Please! (1)

papadiablo (609676) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753453)

Here we go again. Slashdot editors should look into the submitted stories before posting them. Next time it'll be something like "Man born in Australia with the head of dog!"

Why doesn't slashdot do some sort of distributed posting system similar to the random moderator access. People who feel the story is legitimate will mod it up, etc. Once it reaches a certain level it gets posted to the site. Seems to make sense to me. That way CmdrTaco can have his job entirely reduced to moot.

EAT MORE FAJITAS!

But is it Insider Trading? (2, Insightful)

Bush_man10 (461952) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753456)

Relative to him the knowledge of the stock's going through the roof is common knowledge so is it still insider trading? Did he break any laws in obtaining the knowledge? NO! I say let the man have is 350 million dollars :) Food for thought....

Thanks to who ever submitted this story cause it made me laugh right before I left work. It's a funny piece.

Other headlines from Weekly World News (1)

andres32a (448314) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753457)

Weekly World News [slashdot.org] is the source of this story.
Take a look at their other headlines and see if they seem reliable. ;)

Yeah, so it's probably fake... (1)

irving47 (73147) | more than 11 years ago | (#5753458)

But think about it for a minute... IF it were real, and the guy was going to be charged, wouldn't the whole time-travel component of his defense be a great lead-in to an insanity plea?
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