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For most people, its not about alternative operating systems.
Its about when they break the thing and bring it to me, and I cant fix it because I cant run any boot disks on it.
halfway sensible? not even close.
you arent running anything usb on the old machine, you are using usb to connect the hard drive of the old machine to a modern machine.
just because its not black doesnt mean its not a mag stripe.
No, they are nothing like k'nex.
They are axles and joiners from lego technic
Its your own stupid fault for letting phone companys charge you for receiving calls.
I have a nexus and im still waiting for my update
Perth is a state capital, so its not exactly remote.
I have heard of people using them in workplaces that do not allow personal networkable devices in the building for security reasons.
I'm all for encouraging your kids to do whatever they want, but it sounds like you want to push your daughter into something she doesnt want.
They use a saliva test here in Australia.
I am transgender, and few times I have seen parents of children who may be trans come and post in trans communitys asking for help. Although they dont say it, some of them are looking for a 'cure' for their child, rather then how to get them the help they really need (eg gender therapists and eventual puberty blocking and hormone replacement) These people are generally not happy with the responses, which in trans communitys tend to be very pro-transition.
a lot of things wont ship to australia at all.