THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 95
…The other player with just as many chips on the table is Ekcello and he is experiencing disappointment déjà vu …
— Deke McKinney is a concerned onlooker, having significant skin in the game and he has had a front row seat for the entire forth and back. He is afraid to ask a question that he already knows the answer to, but does so, “Do you have my family Dad?”
“No Deker. We, I should say me, decided to stop by Mars on the way. Just like a stray steer back on the ranch, we ran into an electric fence. The planet is regenerating or reinventing or something and I just planned to take a peek… and BOOM-SNAP here we are.”
“Shouldn’t we give it another try? You aren’t paid by the hour.”
“TSF has been knocked offline. I guess going in reverse jammed the throttle.”
The other player with just as many chips on the table is Ekcello and he is experiencing disappointment déjà vu ; Cerella’s “kidnapping” and now a botched reunion. Only his flat-line demeanor keeps him from overreacting, “How long will it take to reinstate the Time-Space-Fold technology?”
“I’m not sure exactly. It may depend on whether the designers are still around to make the repairs.”
“We abandoned physical space travel long ago. The elders in charge of physically collapsing the fabric of space exist only in our memories.”
“Didn’t they leave any schematics behind, like diagrams, mechanics, formulas or theorems?”
“I will need to attempt something that has never have been done…”
“… Like getting your hands dirty?”
“And maybe between the 4 of us, we can figure it out.” Impossible is not a word in the McKinney dictionary.
Make that 5. “Don’t you dare forget about me?” Celeste may be a Bergestrom by birth, but that McKinney doggedness has rubbed off, along with heaping helping of spatial dynamics. After all, it was her expertise that helped get them to Eridanus, lo those many years ago.
What has five heads & no clue?
One smart ass, one chip off the old block, one Null, one transmigrating matriarch & one worried daddy
It all falls into the category of Fuzzy mathematics.