my older core2quad PC should be able to run games still quite nicely at medium settings, but unfortunately the ASUS P5K mobo is not UEFI compliant so no dice, not sure why UEFI should matter really...
seems like car racing games would work great, most of the time you are staring straight ahead with small movements to check on the apex of the turns and see if anybody is on your side via your peripheral vision
you might want to look at what OTHER things measles can do to you besides death, or maybe you find deafness a "not very important thing to worry about"?
just because you were lucky doesn't mean that others are hypochondriacs: as somebody who is suffering lifelong health issues due to measles (when I got it there were no vaccines yet, it was a long time ago) anybody who doesn't vaccinate their kids for it deserve as much scorn as they get in my book, but unfortunately you can scorn all you want it will be their kids that pay the price of their parents' choice.
How would you like it if you had a kid, did not vaccinate them because of some mumbo jumbo you heard on daytime tv, they get measles and become deaf? what will you tell them when they grow up and figure out they have a lifetime of deafness to look forward to because of your choice? or maybe they get something even more fun like Meniere's (look it up) due to damages to the inner ear that happened due to the virus? or maybe simply they will die from it like a non insignificant number of kids do? what will you do then? or maybe you don't consider deafness, lifetime balance/vertigo and death "serious stuff"?
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Apple could design products "the best they can be" within the constraints of having a user-replaceable battery, the old macbook pros where "the best they could be" and yet the battery was very easily replaceable, the RAM was easily upgradable, as well as the hard drive.
The fact that people have been trained to toss a perfectly working cellphone (built at great environmental expense, look up coltan and where tin comes from) is an unfortunate side effect of today's consumer culture, but it does not mean that a company should make it next to impossible to behave responsibly by making their products unserviceable and not upgradable (there is no reason to have soldered ram in a laptop, for example, but that's what you get nowadays).
Maybe next time you buy a car "designed to be the best it can be" it will come with integrated wheels and tires (which will perform a little bit better than user-replaceable tires) and will have to be tossed after 3-4 years once the tires wear out. Or once we all move to electric cars they will come with non-replaceable batteries as well, so you can just toss everything after a few years where the car doesn't last long enough to get to work.
do you think 0.01" is a worthy tradeoff for the environmental impact of having non-user-serviceable batteries? I also don't see replaceable batteries in ipads (which are plenty big) or in powerbooks (which are even bigger). It seems purely a commercial decision, and one that should not be rewarded by the market given its significant environmental impact.
have you looked at the iFixit teardowns at all? those people are pros at it, and they struggle a lot to disassemble the devices, and if they say "very risky" what chance does a "normal user" have of doing it successfully?
when due to gobs of glue pulling your battery has a very solid chance of breaking your device entirely (which by that point will be discontinued likely) that doesn't mean it's something that you would want to risk...
I don't think the samsung galaxy phones are *that* much thicker than other phones, or are they in your opinion?
I don't care about carrying multiple batteries, I care being able to have a phone that lasts as long as when it was new 5 years down the road, or even 10 years down the road, or that if I buy used I don't have to worry about how many charge cycles the previous user has gone through.
Phones nowadays are powerful enough that for normal (non-gaming) usage I don't see the need to upgrade them unless they die, and if you take care of your phone that's not going to happen for a long time, unless of course there is a forced failure due to the non-user-replaceable battery: same thing for laptops.
What is wrong with having a screwed in backplate and screwed in battery? why does it have to be glue-glue-glue-glue? there is no reason whatsoever, save maybe making the phone 0.01" thicker and 1 gram heavier which is not something worth sacrificing the environment for.
it kinda defeats the purpose to have a phone where you have to recharge it 2-3 times a day (which you will likely have to do some years down the road). I know, I know, "why should you keep using a phone that's more than 2 years old", see the comment above about environmental responsibility
Why is it that so few smartphones have replaceable batteries nowadays, it is such an environmentally irresponsible thing to do. Kudos to Samsung for still having them in the galaxy series, but seriously, every phone (and laptop) should have it. Wish Apple hadn't started this trend (for a company that supposedly prides itself as being environmental too...)