also benefit in more tangible and socially acceptable ways.
Not sure which sanctimonious part of the world you live in, but where I live playing video games is perfectly socially acceptable. In fact, if you do not have a Console/PC and are unfamiliar with video games then you are classified as weird. So it is actually socially detrimental not to play video games here.
The IMEI cannot be changed since it is normally written in write-once memory, and it may even be illegal to change.
I just had to ask, even at the cost of modding a different thread again. You really think that a person who steals a phone would not change the IMEI (if possible) because changing the IMEI may be illegal? Really? I am struggling to understand the logical thought process which led you to this conclusion.
One of the major reasons the US is rich is because the rest of the world has been using US dollars they receive to buy and sell oil instead of using them to buy US goods and services. It's like if I write a cheque to pay my landlord, who doesn't cash it, but uses it to pay his mortgage, and the bank uses it to pay their employees, and so on, without anyone ever cashing it. The wealth of the US comes at the rest of the worlds expense, for the most part, and they stablize and extend the system with their war machine.
I wish I could give all 15 mod points to you, but had to comment to say how many people do not realize this simple fact.
Nonsense. The Japanese have no trouble to pronounce "R" sounds, it's the "L" sound their language is (somewhat) missing.
If by somewhat you mean completely, then yes.
Source: I am fluent in Japanese.
Never trust an operating system.