Filed under things that give me hope for humanity: THIS. Even the idea of Kinetic Wave Power Stations gives me the happy-chills. Even better? They can add wind and solar power generation to the stations. And they'll hit the market next year. Just... wow. Denmark, you rule. What with all the news about Climate Change, this makes me one very happy bunny. I've been waiting to see what hat-trick science was going to pull off to save our bacon. (And crossing my fingers that it'd come soon.) I'm relieved to see something being implemented. Still, it's not enough and not fast enough to stop permanent harm. But hey, it seems humanity always waits until the last instant and things have really gotten serious to make changes. [shrug] I fear that's just how we work.
In other news, I watched the first episode of Happy Valley. A friend (Ben) recommended it to me because he likes anything with strong women as leads, and he knows I like dark stuff.
Its title seems to be intended as...ironic. This is a dark series. And it starts off with a layoff-ridden working class town and a young man attempting to set himself on fire. It doesn't get happier from there. I'm not sure how long I can last it, but it's very well written, that's for sure. It had me talking to the screen for a start. (Come on, dude. He's a drug dealer scumbag. You're a white businessman in the UK. All you have to say is, "Police! That dude! Drugs!" and anything the scumbag says about you is pretty much negated--even if it's the truth. You're already a scum-sucking weasel. Don't be a gutless scum-sucking weasel with an empty wallet on top.) Still, I like Catharine Cawood as a character. And hell, she's 47 and the protagonist. How rare is that on television?
 And this is the type of thing that causes people to stare at me with gaping mouths when, during a DnD session my paladin says shit like, "I am not a thief. But if I were, this is how I'd circumvent your problem [in detail] with Crime Lord in the most ruthless way possible that will probably hurt him quite a lot before he dies screaming. Of course, we all know that I am not a thief, and I would not do this thing." [smiles Good Guy Paladin Smile of Shiny] Hey, lawful good doesn't have to mean lawful stupid.
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