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.
I suppose some of this depends on how prick-ish your company/boss is, but mine, thankfully, is pretty laid back about this sort of thing.
I find it difficult to enter into an existing project for various reasons - sometimes I can't get a build environment working, or the code is such a mess I just don't feel like trying to figure it out. There are other reasons too - like elitism of the existing contributors. But, I've written code that I use frequently that I don't see anybody else has really done - or at least, done well. My code might be too specialized for most people (Oracle PL/SQL mostly), and it's certainly not perfect by any stretch, but I use it regularly and usually winds up in the code-base of places I work. The comments I get from those places are: I wonder why nobody else has done this?
One question I have though, is I would like to make my code more well-known to those that might be interested. I have no idea how to promote it. How does one go about advertising without looking like a narcissist?
As this story points out, Windows is a horrible, horrible magnet for scams like this, and it's all too easy for scammers to take control over your machine. Plus, I generally find that Windows is more-or-less unusable. My wife and kid both have Macs, and my kid has a Windows laptop that our school district gives all the students. The students are trained on how to use Windows, and my daughter can't understand why "Windows makes it so hard to do stuff". So, Macs at home - I'm not scammed - they are superior machines in every way, and really not much more expensive than comparable computers. I also run Linux on a Mac Book Pro, because it's a better computer than 99% of the stuff out there.