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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Have you ever had one of those moments when everything suddenly makes sense. I was re-reading the article on Jumpspace by Mark Miller in the JTAS No. 24 and thinking about all of the debate on the inaccuracy of Jumps given the Time uncertainty inherent in a Jump (if you don’t know WHEN you will emerge from a jump then you don’t know WHERE the target world will be when you emerge). Four sentences from the article caught my attention:

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“Jump takes 168 hours (+/- 10%) to complete. This time is related to the nature of the alternate space being traveled in, and to the energy applied. Where time is a variable in travel in normal space, energy consumption is a variable in alternate space; time is a constant.”

“The exact time of emergence is usually predicted by the ship’s computer and the bridge is well manned for the event.”
What if the time required for any particular Jump is a constant that is calculated just prior to the jump. The exact value for the constant “TIME” varies from 151.2 hours to 184.8 hours for all possible jumps (excluding misjumps), but the time for any particular jump is known with great precision. I find nothing in CT or the article to suggest that this is not exactly what Mr. Miller had in mind when he wrote the article.

With this understanding, virtually all of the controversy evaporates and peace is restored to the Imperium. Is there anything in any other published source which specifically contradicts this interpretation?

Arthur
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