A reconstruction of this page is almost impossible without the original and furthermore it would cost more time than I have currently available. Web page design with the exception of glamourous ads for useless products or porno graphics for commercial download is a very unrewarding art. Even and especially if one wants to publish useful knowledge. But nevertheless I am going to present a few pictures at this place in the next time.
After two years of unemployment I have lost many illusions and also the hope to find an interesting job in nature protection or forestry. Like almost everything these places are occupied by arrogant, overpaid specialists, a creative generalist has not much chance of success here. The chance to make a living as a freelancer depends on people willing to reward serious work. I would like to design web pages or nature-related articles for anybody who is interested.
This made the whole problem very simple to deal with.
Replace the central mission module. There was another one,
a backup, an exact duplicate of the original. It had to be
physically replaced because, for safety reasons, there was no
link whatsoever between the original and its backup. Once the
central mission module was replaced it could itself supervise the
reconstruction of the rest of the system in every detail, and all
would be well.
Robots were instructed to bring the backup central mission module from the shielded strong room, where they guarded it, to the ship's logic chamber for installation.
This involved the lengthy exchange of emergency codes and protocols as the robots interrogated the agents as to the authenticity of the instructions. At last the robots were satisfied that all procedures were correct. They unpacked the backup central mission module from its storage housing, carried it out of the storage chamber, fell out of the ship and went spinning off into the void.
This provided the first major clue as to what it was that was wrong.
Further investigation quickly established what it was that had happened. A meteorite had knocked a large hole in the ship. The ship had not previously detected this because the meteorite had neatly knocked out that part of the ship's processing equipment which was supposed to detect if the ship had been hit by a meteorite.
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