34. "RE: A question on Dyson Spheres & UF"
In response to message #32
>The mechanics of providing a day-night cycle seemed difficult though - >what was there, a rotating series of shutters around the sun that left >sections of the interior in the shade for 40-50% of the time? Building >the thing would be bad enough without requiring moving parts.)
Eh, you just run the star at half the power and store night emissions to supplement day emissions. Shutters would be inefficient, they heat themselves and radiate outwards like any normal matter.