I'd rather click this stale news than the fresh fembait elsewhere on the front page.
There are other -- probably cheaper -- solutions for local storage than batteries. A couple of off-the-cuff examples: lifting a very large weight with your excess electricity, then running a generator with it during peak loads or periods. (Did I say VERY large weight?)
Batteries are heavy. Why not do both?
Higher than anticipated, again, because I still hadn't learned that my employer doesn't change the amount of tax they forward on even when they increase my salary. They wait for me to tell the tax office that my salary changed and for the tax office to tell them that my salary changed, even though they were the ones who changed it in the first place. Brilliant.
They also lose the documentation sent by the tax office at the start of each year and, in the absence of any better information, deduct SIXTY PERCENT. Every. Single. February. As well as the first month of my job, which is really handy when you've just moved to a foreign country and need to buy just about everything from scratch.
This year I got wise to it and told them to deduct extra. That way there's either a fat refund around Christmas or some margin when they cock it up yet again.
I have had it with these motherf*cking ads on this motherf*cking site!
Everyone knows they were handed down from on high to The Steve on stone tab^WiPads.
All right then, let's see you do better.
It'll land on two of them if the gear won't drop.
So I can power the sensors for my smart home that doesn't need switches, by the pressure of my finger on a switch? I'll take a dozen!
...find fields of gold?
Imagine a Beowulf cluster of Slashdotters rushing to post that this is lame and/or they did it 20 years ago.
It did cross my mind when there was shepherd's pie on the menu last week...By the time I got there, though, they'd run out of shepherds.
My office building is next to the pathology department, and I can't go to lunch without seeing a hearse loading or unloading.
The Shuttle is now going five times the sound of speed. -- Dan Rather, first landing of Columbia