Time Traveller Spammer caught

Wired: Turn Back the Spam of Time. An article about the time-travel spammer, now fingered as Robert ‘Robby’ Todino:

The anonymous e-mail offered $5,000 to any vendor capable of promptly delivering a collection of far-fetched gadgets for conducting time travel. Among the mysterious devices sought by the message’s author were an ‘Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built-in temporal displacement’ and an ‘AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor.’

He’s genuinely interested, it seems — but has a few psychological difficulties. (Thanks to Gary Stock for spotting it.)

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