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  1. I asked elsewhere but didn't frame the question very well. What I am.looking for are brand new GC controllers, to use on a GameCube. The reason I confused my question elsewhere is I mentioned I thought they re-released GC controllers to use on a later Nintendo product. I thought Switch but maybe it was for Wii U. But still with a GC plug. Anyway, whatever it's reason for existing, does anyone know what specifically I should be looking for? All I'm doing is future proofing my ability to play GC games properly. I have one good condition controller, one faulty one and several aftermarket ones, which quite frankly suck ass. Though not as bad as the aftermarket N64 controllers 😄
  2. Ooh! Redox flow batteries for household use 🙂 https://www.pv-magazine.com/2023/05/25/german-manufacturer-unveils-10-kwh-residential-redox-flow-battery/ And on the other end of the technology spectrum, improved EV batteries 🙂 https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/electric-car-battery-life-record-b2345504.html
  3. https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/its-about-to-get-more-expensive-to-charge-your-electric-car
  4. Not sure you fully realised what is happening there. Think of that whole building as a sort of 'waterless' hydro power dam. The whole building is for energy storage. It is a giant battery. It's not for people to go up and down in elevators. Their original design was a kangaroo crane (the kangaroo crane is an Australian invention I learnt recently 🙂 ) . Anyway, it had six derricks lifting weights. During the day it pulled the weights up using excess power, and as power was needed in the evening it lowered them again, generating power. Even at that stage it was reckoned it had roughly the same efficiency as pumped hydro. The whole idea is in that range of tech you would call 'gravity storage', which includes of course hydro-electric. But this new system is genius. So much more compact (energy dense you might say) than the earlier crane system. I wish I still had my foreign trading account. I would buy some shares 🙂 Incidentally, they are building one in your new favourite state, Texas. Which is handy, because they have more wind turbines than any other state 😉 Oh, the other great thing about this system over pumped hydro, is that we don't have a hell of a lot of water in Australia.
  5. These guys have been making progress in leaps and bounds on the energy storage side of things. I think I may have posted about them awhile ago https://www.cnet.com/home/energy-and-utilities/how-these-24-ton-bricks-could-fix-a-huge-renewable-energy-problem/
  6. Love it 💕 https://www.bikeexif.com/electric-scrambler-crooked-motorcycles
  7. Volvo electric truck and just behind it, Mercedes electric truck at the truck show, South bank Couldn't get a clear shot cos it's night time, but this is the motor/diff of the Mercedes
  8. Yes, I have about 10 tellies of various sizes. Useful for different things and all come out at the same time occasionally for a retro game Day. I have several 34cm which are actually really handy for 8 bit computers. The C64 in particular basically outputs composite from standard. Easier than screwing around with overpriced Commodore monitors. Not that I'd say no to one but they are pricey. Once I have the commie set up again, I'll probably paint one of the 34cm tellies beige 😊
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