Astronomical Engineering: A Strategy for Modifying Planetary Orbits

The Sun’s gradual brightening will seriously compromise the Earth’s biosphere within ~ 1E9 years. If Earth’s orbit migrates outward, however, the biosphere could remain intact over the entire main-sequence lifetime of the Sun.

D. G. Korycansky, Gregory Laughlin, Fred C. Adams

Apparently the solution to everything getting warmer is to just move the planet.

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How the Internet Gave Us Access to Obscure Television

Up until the late-1990s, if you missed something on television then it was unlikely you were going to see it again any time soon. Even if you had – and I understand younger readers’ horror at this proposition – managed to position yourself in front of your television at a set time, you would need a hardy memory to remember it over the years.

curious british telly

How the Internet Gave Us Access to Obscure Television‘ is a nice short history of of British media trading as it transitioned from tape trading to BitTorrent and then onto modern Youtube.

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