FedEx finally did it.

Imagine the money to be gained if a shipping company was able to send packages across time and space constraints. Imagine how revolutionary that would be…

I ordered a laptop nigh unto 10 days ago and it was shipped on Tuesday. While the end-to-end trip was not close to immediate, various stops along the way actually take it back in time. I present to you proof that FedEx has finally broken the time space continuum.

Date/Time Activity Location
Jan 10, 2008   7:47 AM
Int’l shipment release  
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
   2:43 AM
In transit  
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
Jan 9, 2008   11:41 PM
Arrived at FedEx location  
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
   12:31 PM
Departed FedEx location  
ANCHORAGE, AK 
   3:53 AM
Arrived at FedEx location  
ANCHORAGE, AK 
   2:26 PM
In transit  
SHANGHAI CN 
Jan 8, 2008   10:50 AM
Picked up  
SHANGHAI CN 
   10:50 AM
Left origin  
SHANGHAI CN 

Or, to put that chronologically-

Date/Time Activity Location
Jan 10, 2008   7:47 AM
Int’l shipment release  
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
   2:43 AM
In transit  
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
Jan 9, 2008   12:31 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK
   11:41 PM
Arrived at FedEx location 
INDIANAPOLIS, IN  
   2:26 PM
In transit  
SHANGHAI CN 
   3:53 AM
Arrived at FedEx location  
ANCHORAGE, AK 
Jan 8, 2008   10:50 AM
Picked up  
SHANGHAI CN 
   10:50 AM
Left origin  
SHANGHAI CN 

So, as you can see, the shipment arrived in Alaska before it left China, and arrived in Indianapolis before it arrived in Alaska. At this rate, I should have my new laptop by yesterday!

14 thoughts on “FedEx finally did it.”

  1. Haha! My computer has also experienced this time travel. 😀

    Jan 9, 2009
    11:47 PM Arrived at FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    1:30 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK
    12:02 PM Arrived at FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK
    9:36 PM In transit SHANGHAI CN

    It arrived in Alaska before it ever left China too. 🙂 Knowing that FedEx still does this will be highly useful…

    Jan 9, 2009
    11:47 PM Arrived at FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    9:36 PM In transit SHANGHAI CN
    1:30 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK
    12:02 PM Arrived at FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK

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  2. Try doing it with a human. When I went to China American air does it daily with human beings. We left at 830 am in China had a three hour trip to Japan had a 45 min lay over and then arrived in San Jose Ca at 8 am the same day… The international date line really messes with your head. It got pitch black again and people were trying to sleep when we had been up for only 6 hours or so.

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  3. After installing the 4gb of ram I got, behold- the results:
    Processor – 5.0
    RAM – 5.9
    Graphics (per Aero spec) – 3.6
    Gaming Graphics – 4.4
    Primary Hard Disk – 5.1

    Not bad. I foresee the addition of the 8600M GT card within the next year or so. Maybe an 8900.

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  4. Consider yourself fortunate that you have heard nothing.

    Incidentally of course its a time zone issue but it looks like the system needs some updating to indicate time zone issues. The whole thing really is quite interesting.

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  5. haha, gotta love time zones…

    hm, seems I’ve been spared, er… rather, left out of the loop of hearing everything about Dan’s laptop… didn’t even know he was getting one… xD

    My laptop is already feeling old… xP

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  6. Timezones! I think that might account for the wierdness. say you’re traveling from NY to LA, NY is GMT-5, and LA is GMT-8. if the flight lasts 3 hours you arrive at the ‘same’ time that you left . . . but your package is traveling east while a NY to LA trip is heading west so . . . my head hurts

  7. It seems FedEx needs to work on its tracking system a bit.

    On the bright side though you’ll finally get your lappy and then we can stop hearing you tell us about how you’re going to get your lappy, or that you’re lappy is almost here, or it is here, or there, or on its way to someplace else. Then we only have to listen to how amazing your lappy is, hopefully that won’t last quite as long as the time between your old lappy and new lappy.

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