Hehe, google for "tell me why I have to be a powerslave" still has a DonationCoder.com link
on the first page - that's pretty frigging amazing, considering we're competing with Iron Maiden
I wish we room-temperature superconductors would be researched soon, as that's the only way we could realistically store
power - as it is now (as previously mentioned), power companies try to generate a bit much power than the expected demand, and adapt to the current usage patterns. I wonder how much energy is being wasted daily worldwide. At least the power grid in .dk is stable, even when demands rise... I wonder how much that costs in extra wasted power?
On the other hand, not all excess power is wasted, though. For instance, we have a whole lot of windmills in .dk... during night-time, their output generally goes unused. As far as I've understood, this excess power is sent into the european power grid, more or less free of charge (or at least at a very
low cost) - but I was half asleep when I heard the programme about it on the radio.