Even if all the machines were identical top of the line machines, many of the things that was listed as requirements would still apply.
"Spend[ing] a couple bucks" isn't always fiscally possible in a education or non-profit environment which the computing lab is likely a part of.
Finally, given likely limited resources, it likely made a lot more sense to buy more lower end less expensive machines if they could adequately meet the needs of the majority of users while having just a couple of high end machines for those that need them. But they need mechanisms in place to prevent abuse between users and sessions.
I think most people would say that "clean energy" and "renewable energy" are synonymous with one another. Why would you exclude hydroelectric as a clean and/or renewable energy source? When considering ALL forms of clean energy combined, Texas is not first. Not first in total production. Not first in percentage of generation.
If you are going to exclude hydroelectricity generated energy because it's only available in certain parts of the country, shouldn't you also exclude wind generated power since it's only feasible in certain parts of the country too? I'd probably also include solar since the further north you go, the less viable it becomes.
There's major rail lines that crisscross the nation. Anywhere there is an automotive plant they've figured out how to ship any number of large and/or heavy items that are needed in large quantities for the production of automobiles. While there is no doubt that convenient shipping would be advantageous, my guess is that Tesla's investment for transportation of supplies and vehicles would be similar whether it's in Texas, California, or any other place that has developed transportation infrastructure. It's not like they would be paying for a dedicated rail line from wherever their plant will be all the way to a seaport.
What state is the largest producer of clean energy (of any kind)? Hint, it's not Texas.
Building a factory that produces vehicles for nationwide distribution based on the criteria of the ranked production of "clean wind energy" is silly.
Building this factory in Texas would make it harder for politicians to fight "Texas Made" cars.
But that's a REALLY big gamble. While having a massive production plant may give you some extra leverage, once it's built it's not like Tesla will be able to just pack up and leave if they don't get what they want. I guess only time will tell which side wins.
Potatoes weren't introduced to Europe until well after Columbus had died. But it was part of the subsequent Columbian Exchange that did bring them.
Why the hell is Texas in the running? I mean, it makes perfect sense to reward a state that makes it as difficult as possible to sell a vehicle with Tesla's sales model.
And by American I presume you mean South American since potatoes were originally from the Andes regions of Peru and Bolivia.
Fuck him too. I weigh 285. I can walk a 6:25 1/4 mile. I have 11% that probably isn't body fat. And I have been a Type II diabetic probably for the last 9 years. Fuck him for shaming people with a disorder period, regardless of the type.