Wired News: Turn Back the Spam of Time: "But when White gratefully acknowledged receipt of the parts a few days later and earnestly asked for help obtaining others, Hill decided to end the stunt.
'I expected him to tell me at that point that it was all a joke, and he'd give me the punch line,' said Hill. Instead, Hill began to worry that White was 'a person challenged by reality and as such deserves our sympathy and support.'
Hill's hunch, it turns out, was correct. An investigation has revealed that the time-travel spammer is dead serious about his quest for technology that can rewind time. "
Posted about this a while back. Follow-up story that I missed.