>>You can probably get away without the
>>3rd, if there's any directionality to the signal at all...it's only if
>>it's omni-directional that you'd need them all.
>That's what I thought at first too. I think it depends on whether
>you're triangulating based on distance or direction.
Hence my comment about not needing the third, if you get any directionality from the observations :)
The impression I got, from the story is that Len only sensed distance, not direction (and for that matter, not a very precise distance...oh heck, lemme go find the quote...)
Then, just as he was about to give up and let the pattern
collapse, he saw it - a faint red pinpoint, impossibly far away. He
abandoned the rest of the search and threw all his will at improving
his view of that one light. The distance was astonishing; if this was
who he was seeking, she must be in another galaxy!
Hmm, well that does seem to indicate directionality, actually... but useful enough for triangulation, I suspect...if they could get enough other data points. Ah, well; I suspect The Authors will find some way to render all this speculation moot :)
And who exactly is this diabolical 'they' to which we keep referring? If there's some grand conspiracy going on, the right hand doesn't appear to know what the left is doing. --Raziel (Soul Reaver II)