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Water up mountains' has been a preferred energy store for a long time, and very effective it is too.
Viz. the Dinorwic pumped storage scheme, with which I was intimately and rather dangerously associated - as a one time photogrammetrist I was 'volunteered' to go into the old mineshafts around the planned tunnel with a pair of calibrated survey cameras on a sledge and photograph long abandoned shafts that were deemed too dangerous to send a surveyor down, and subsequently pull the plates up on a stereo-comparator to see if there were any side shafts.
The this was in the mid seventies, and the Dinorwic scheme is still working successfully today.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
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