I am now thinking about one of my favorite videos of all time, which makes the analogy between gravitational potential energy and electric potential energy really concrete: youtube.com/watch?v=6Jx_bJgIFh

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Just one incredible fact: the rise of streaming entertainment has led to much more unpredictable electrical grid usage, as now people don't just all watch the same shows on the same networks at the same time.

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@makingarecord there was a fantastic bbc documentary about ten years ago where they interviewed the guys in the national grid control room who monitor when the commercial breaks are in popular soap operas, because that's when people put their kettles on to make tea

@mewo2 wooooow the idea that it's a uniquely British problem because of: limited TV channels, tea culture, the prevalence of electric kettles. That's good

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