Thaddeus Funston stared out over the heads of the MPs through the open door, looking uprange over the heat-shimmering desert.
A ship on hyperdrive could log light-years an hour, but radio waves still had to travel 186,000 mps.
Mrs. RVS started to get jittery at about ten mps away from home, and above fifteen, she was trembling steadily.
At this time, an MPS order is given and the program pauses until information can be written.
The next instruction after the MPS, a jump instruction, transfers control from the loop when any flag is set.
The record length is determined by not skipping after the MPS order on the setting of the end of record flag.
Similarly, the break is initiated during writing each time an MPS needs to be given.