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Old 12-31-2015, 11:27 PM
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Yeah, let's just say that someone from Ship A is trying to beam onto Ship B. The transporter operator on A has access to the latest scans of B to know where it will be at every instant during the transport cycle. Technically, even during a five-second cycle any two origin and destination points will move relative to each other unless it's two ships that have specifically matched velocity. Therefore the computer can "smear" the beam during the cycle, moving it as the person goes. But the "smearing" is based on the assumption that Ship B will be going at a specific course relative to Ship A during the entire cycle. But a sudden course change should trigger the sensors, setting off an automated recall in the transporter, right?
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