Re: Fixing supernovae

Charlie Stross (
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 11:30:53 +0100

On Thu, Jun 24, 1999 at 06:39:17PM +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Charlie Stross <> writes:
> > Maybe the best bet is to either (a) try and pre-detonate the risky
> > cases before your own star gets closer than, say, 30 parsecs,
> Hmm, how to do that? Dump some kind of moderator material into the
> core? Amplify some of the acoustic modes so that a pressure wave
> destabilizes the core?

Nah. Just twiddle the fine structure constant or dink with the ratio of the weak nuclear to strong nuclear force.

C'mon, you've had a hundred million years to think about this problem! If you haven't found a solution, you've got a couple of thousand years to evacuate your planetary population and go somewhere safer. (If you can't even do _that_, you have no business claiming to be a strongly superhuman post-singularity noosphere ;-)