This is a fantastic font.
Pilots don't want to use checklists either
Bullshit. A pilot that doesn't use a checklist is going to be a dead pilot. And if he/she has passengers, they will die too. There's a reason for the checklist: So you don't kill yourself and others.
They probably won't support enabling it forever, but for now it's a workaround.
Yes, that's exactly what the OP was saying: They are discontinuing support for this.
And yet I can't recall any device that didn't work happily with the 1.2v supplied by a rechargeable NiMH.
To add to this good statement: Alkaline batteries have high internal resistance, so when they are highly loaded, their voltage drops dramatically (and therefore become useless to the device they are powering). NiMH have low internal resistance and can delivery drastically more amperage before their voltage drops. Many devices completely work with 1.2v just fine, but alkaline batteries drop below that too easily.
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