Isn't this just another form of the "illegal to be black" line of thinking? Just because you have a certain skin color or live in a certain neighborhood doesn't automatically mean you should be treated like a criminal. Sure it's expedient for cops to make these generalizations, but it's wrong.
You are absolutely 100 percent technically correct. But whoever gets their power at hydro rates is the consumer of hydro power. If Robert Moses was shut down, the customers paying the lower rate would either have to pay more or stop receiving power (or the person who wrote the contract would lose money). The people paying coal rates would be easy to serve by bringing power from coal plant at other points on the grid. So, for all intents and purposes, they are getting the power from Robert Moses.
We could extend this process to things like carbon credits and any future non-renewable tax. The providers would only be able to sell a certain quantity of "penalty-exempt" power. That would drive the market for that power, even thought the customer may not receive exactly the electron they paid for. So, there is some value to speaking about power as if the whole grid concept didn't exist.
The factory will be 30 miles from one of the largest hydroelectric power plants on the planet. Unfortunately, it's more "economically advantageous" to transport that power to the New York City area and backfill Western New York with local power. Most of the local power comes from the Huntley Generating Station, which is a gas turbine plant that has been converted to coal. To add to the CO2 concerns, the way to use coal in a gas turbine plant is to crush the coal up so fine that it can be injected into the turbines using nozzles that were designed for methane. That makes Huntley one of the dirtiest places on earth.
As for nuclear, it will be more than 100 miles from the nearest nuclear power plant and that's only a small 600MW plant - the smallest in New York.
So, the biggest solar panel factory in the world is almost certain to be powered entirely by coal.
He's mostly right in practice. If you take an entire semester worth of AP credits and graduate early, then you save money. However, most schools have a full-time rate that applies for any amount of credit hours over twelve. Going from 21 hours down to 13 your freshman year isn't going to save you anything. Going from 21 to 5 will save money by allowing you to register as a part-time student, but that my effect room and board arrangements. Trying to graduate a semester early is a possibility, but some classes are very difficult to take in the other semester from the one their "supposed" to be taken in, plus you'll have to make up the remained of the credits that you didn't AP out of to add up to an entire semester. If you only took one AP, that's almost the same work as just doing a four year degree in three and a half, so the savings is mostly attributed to your hard work, not the AP.
I took AP calc when I was in high school and I got a four an the exam. I just took it again in college for the easy A, that was a bigger benefit for me than skipping it since it wouldn't have saved any money. An A thrown into my GPA was worth more to me than a few hours of down time in the middle of the day.
Article: The car won't so much be hovering in free space as "a little bit away" from the road. This is more likely to mean microns than inches...
Summary: We aren't talking Jetson's flying car, more like a car that merely hovers "a little bit away" from the road. Probably a few inches...
To me hovering a few microns sounds like hydroplaning on purpose. Sounds like a great idea if you never want to turn or stop.
It doesn't really matter. I was responding to a statement that said that if something receives signals and fires thrusters, then it must be a computer. Any definition that broad would be indistinguishable from "circuit" and would make the word "computer" redundant. I hate it when language evolves to a point where it's hard to express thoughts accurately.
This is the same problem I have with people accepting the phrase "I could care less" as meaning "I don't care". It makes language much harder to use. Imagine trying to explain the meaning of that phrase to someone learning English, they would come away thinking that each collection of words has some fungible meaning that is totally separate from the meanings of the individual word and the rules or grammar.
Right. It has no integrated circuits. There's no way it doesn't have a computer. It couldn't receive signals and fire its thrusters otherwise.
A collection of discreet electronic components hardly qualifies as a computer. Receiving radio signals was something done long before the first computer was invented.