The plague of Justinian from 541 to 543 decimated nearly half the population in the Mediterranean, while the Black Death of the Middle Ages killed one in every three Europeans.
Don't forget to include the American Indians. The plague decimated them, too.
I don't think it would have come to that. The chargeback is just final recourse if Sony didn't honor their warranty.
The USB port and SD card port have plastic flaps to keep the water out. The phone has a proprietary magnetic connector that doesn't need a flap for charging, though. Fortunately, there's plenty of knock-off connectors on Amazon for a few bucks.
It's actually pretty cool, I picked up a cheap stand that I use to charge the phone at night, and I have a Sony car stereo that holds the phone in its magnetic connector.
Seriously, this isn't a big deal. Why is everyone making a big deal of this?
Specifically, why is Google making a big deal of this? When Intel changed its logo hardly anyone noticed.
In my experience, data coverage in the woods varies tremendously. What we call "in the middle of nowhere" is so relative; in the "middle of nowhere" in a state like Massachusetts is probably a mile or two "as the crow flies" to an area dense enough to have wireless data. "In the middle of nowhere" in California or Nevada will have excellent camping; but no data coverage.
In my opinion, you're better off finding a handful of camping sites and general locations that you know will have rock-solid data coverage; and spend your working hours there.
BUT, if you run the numbers, you will see that we NEED nukes
I used to be for nuclear power. The problem is that, when nuclear reactors get old, they require hyper-vigilance to ensure that they aren't leaking radioactive materials. We just don't have the political climate to regulate a leaky nuclear power plant.
If the US was pro-regulation, I think we could have enough checks and balances to run nuclear power safely. But, given how we don't like regulations, I'd rather just invest in energy sources that don't require such close watch.
Use a $35 Chromecast!
You can send your entire screen to your TV with a Chromecast. You'll probably want to find some kind of wireless keyboard and/or mouse to do this.
You could also look at Android TV and see if there's a screen mirroring application. I don't know if Android TV can run ordinary Android apps, but if it can, there's already a screen mirroring program.
Finally, stick PCs are a thing. You could always run a screen sharing program on a stick PC.
IMO, I think trying to connect a PC to a TV is quickly becoming more effort than it's worth. This is for the following reasons:
I fear that something like this is too bulky to be practical. Besides, when I need multiple monitors, I'm at a desk.
Perhaps a better option would be a 19 or 21-inch laptop; or VR glasses?
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton