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(I had to leave this one until I could be bothered to wade through all their GDPR-evasion bullsh1t)

A bit of a dick said:
it’s theoretically possible to twist time into a loop that would allow for time travel into the past.
It's also theoretically possible to build a steam train that can travel to other galaxies at just under the speed of light (I did the Maths years ago).

This is your typical bit of bit-of-a-dick theoretical Physics, which follows logic that says "If time is involved in acceleration, and F=Ma, then changing the force, the direction, and the mass changes time!"

Wow! So all you have to do is change values of the force, the mass, and the direction until time goes into the negative!

And it's true: If you enter impossible numbers for force, mass, and direction into the equations, the value of the time variable can go into the negative.

So is he a genius, or a bit of a dick?

Time will tell.

... Or it did already, or it will have might already been did, or...  Whatever.  I give in.



If you also want to engage in a bit of bit-of-a-dick theoretical Physics, there is only one rule:

1. Use Occam's Razor frequently, indiscriminately, and incorrectly.

Take the intergalactic steam train; I had to slice off a few "inconvenient" complications, e.g.

• The mechanics of a train do not allow it to accelerate indefinitely; stuff will break.
• Where does all the water and the coal come from?
• The amount of water and coal required means that the train would never even be able to move.
• Um, don't trains need rails, or something?

So happily hack away anything that makes utter nonsense of your theory, and get famous!
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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