Today I learned

Or at least I read, on social media so you know that it’s gospel, that ripple switches are still installed in New Zealand and parts of Australia. In NZ, AIUI, you sign up for a ripple switch, the utility installs it, and you get a preferential tariff.

Of course with this being social media, there was a comment along the lines of “over my dead body does the thieving government tell me how to use my electricity.”

That it is so much easier to use the hammer drill setting when drilling into walls…