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"Insider information" is information gathered from a person "inside" the company that is not available to all potential traders.

If that is the legal definition of "insider information" all they need to do to make it cover the time travelling issue is to change it to:

 

"Insider information" is information gathered about the company that is not available to all potential traders at the time

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I don't believe anyone is hindering you from taking it where you want to.

OK. What do you think of Titor, or any other time traveler, driving around without auto insurance? What if he got into a wreck? I think its outrageous.

 

Someone alert the authorities. :)

 

 

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OK. What do you think of Titor, or any other time traveler, driving around without auto insurance? What if he got into a wreck? I think its outrageous.

I can see why you would think as such. With prior knowledge of automobile accidents that are yet to occur, a TT'er could show up at the time and place of an eventual accident, and ensure their actions are such that they avoid all blame... even if they were to blame in the original timeline.Talk about your paradox! A TT'er could literally bankrupt any insurance company s/he wishes to just by modifying said timeline.

 

:devil: RMT

 

 

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Rainman,

 

You got my point. When I first came into posting on time travel forums the first thread that I was involved with was here on a thread started by (as I recall) Javier Cortez regarding the ethics of time travel.

 

It does pose some problems, ethically, if non-linear travel through time is possible. Ren alluded to simple theft to make the money and that's also true. Investing in the financial markets has always been a subject of discussion WRT time travel. If the market results are known by even a few people prior to the opening then the market quickly collapses if the TT acts on the information.

 

So you're correct. If we ignore the holes in Chad's story and for the sake of argument asume that it was true we have a problem. As the laws currently stand it doesn't appear that a clear cut case could be made to prosecute someone for this particular brand of market manipulation.

 

I suppose that a prosecutor could get very creative and make a case, but it would be an indirect approach. As I said relative to casinos, this isn't a problem. They can ban a gambler that they think is cheating or taking advantage of a flaw in the system...and they don't need to explain.

 

 

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Ren,

 

Your points are still well taken. In the real world of the markets you might have the volume but not the movement to pull off the scenario that Chad posed if you go to the major listed stock markets. On the Pink Sheets you might have the movement but you don't have the volume.

 

I do think that a time traveler could pull it off without grabbing too much in the way of notice. Instead of making the investments post-1937 after the Paper Act/1937 Act were passed s/he could make the investments pre-1929 and let them ride. Or s/he could make the 126 trades at many different times to hide the paper trail.

 

In Chad's story the TT got greedy, failed to realize the true power of "time" and tried to get it all at once.

 

 

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What about a time traveler paying income taxes? If they time traveled to the past, worked and made money, and then time traveled back, how do they pay taxes on the income they earned in the past?

 

These are very serious questions we must address before we go time travel willy-nilly to and fro. :)

 

 

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And what about a time traveler who spends a year or two in the past. Do they then get to collect social security based on the age in the present or their age from the present plus the time they spent in the past?

 

More important questions like these coming. :)

 

 

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Is this what they are talking about, super-worm?

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1788961,00.asp

 

Security Watch: Achtung! Eine Worm Outbreak!

 

Top Threat:Sober.M

 

Executive Summary

 

Name: Win32.Sober.M (Computer Associates)

 

Affects:Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Also known as [email protected] (Symantec), W32/[email protected] (McAfee), W32/Sober-M (Sophos), WORM_SOBER.N (Trend Micro):

 

What it does: Sober.M is a classic mass-mailing worm that sends itself to addresses it harvests off the infected computer using its own SMTP engine. It installs itself to load at boot.

 

Upon running the program copies a file named services.txt into the %temp% folder and opens it with Notepad. The file contains gibberish but could confuse and distract the user. In the meantime,it copies itself to the %Windows%\Config\system directory as "services.exe", and a zipped BASE64 encoded copy of itself in the same directory as "zipped.wrm".

 

Sober.M then installs the following registry keys to load the program at boot time:

 

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SystemCheck = "%Windows%\Config\system\services.exe"

 

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\_SystemCheck = "%Windows%\Config\system\services.exe"

 

The program also attempts to terminate the process named mrt.exe, the name of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. It may drop one or more files in the %Windows%\Config\system and %System% folders.

 

The e-mail propagation routine is typical of mail worms, with the worm searching through files on the system for e-mail addresses to send to, avoiding addresses with certain strings and using stock subject lines and message bodies. The addresses used are stored in "%Windows%\Config\system\maddys.xyz". If the recipient address ends in "de", "ch", "at" or "li", or it contains "gmx" the recipient gets the German version of the worm. The English subject line is "I've_got your EMail on my_account!" and the German one is "FwD: Ich bin's nochmal".

 

The message attachment is zipped, named your_text.zip or Private-Texte.zip, and contains a file named "mail.document.Datex-packed.exe". The body of the message claims that the file contains private e-mails of theirs that were distributed on the Internet. The ZIP files are 73,699 bytes and the .exe file is 73,541-byte large.

 

How to avoid it: Install and run antivirus software and keep it up to date. Do not open attachments from strangers and never launch programs unless you know exactly what they are.

 

How to remove it: Updated antivirus software can remove this worm. To remove it manually, first terminate the malware process in the Windows Task Manager (press Ctrl-Alt-Del and press Task Manager). On the Processes tab right-click on services.exe and select End Process. Then delete the registry keys and files described above that were created by the worm.

 

 

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