I'm trying to say that the construction that allows easy battery replacement comes with several points of failure that ai'd rather do without.
What is a typical cost of a car, per distance, in the US? In the Netherlands, about 0.19 EUR/km is the bare minimum in marginal costs for a small car with good fuel economy.
"I've yet to hear a reason why removable batteries are a bad thing for consumers with the sole exception of anorexia."
I used to have an HTC Desire S, with removable battery. A drop from 5 cm with the wrong angle would temporarily disconnect the battery, leading to a power-off. I had to put in a spacer to push the battery harder against the spring contact. (it took quite a while to figure out what the problem was)
I have a low-end LG L40 with removable battery. Every time I drop the phone, the back cover will come off and I end up with a separate battery, cover, and front. At least it immediately removed its own battery when I dropped it in the toilet. (phone is still working after a rinse in distilled water and thorough drying)
And I have a Nexus 5 with "non-removable" battery. The back cover can still come off with some effort; the battery can be replaced although it's a bit more work. And I don't have the above problems with self-disassembly and flaky contacts.
I'll take the "nonremovable" battery, thank you.
Where did you get "It only became a serious flaw recently"? It happened somewhere between 11 years ago and present, but no date is given for commit f33ea7f404e5 (I did try Google).
Where in Europe? The open market does not mean that everything is priced the same everywhere. At least in the Netherlands, I don't think you can get 70 Mbit/s for 16 EUR/mo. The lowest tier is about 20 EUR for 10 Mbps ADSL including phone or 30 Mbps without.
I did once (July) install an app with that name, but there are many with the same name on the Play store. I uninstalled it the next day because it was crap. Screenshots look familiar, but I'm not sure.
At least I don't see any suspicious files with setuid permissions, but then:
"the usual human reaction to the smell of Cadaverine (pentamethylenediamine) and Putrescine (tetramethylenediamine),"
Quoting the wiki:
"Basic amines such as putrescine, spermine, spermidine and cadaverine are responsible for the smell and flavor of semen."
What human reaction, you said?
What is "appropriate temperature" for a finger? My SO regularly manages to get her hands (and feet) below ambient temperature...
"not only do bats (and purple martins) not eat that many mosquitoes, they also eat other insects that would themselves eat mosquitoes, such as dragonflies."
Dragonflies hunt by sight, during daytime. Bats and mosquitoes are active at dusk and night, so this doesn't sound very likely as far as bats are concerned.
The use of hygroscopic products to speed up drying is actually based on a misconception, or at least, not as effective as you might think.
The rate of evaporation is proportional to the product D*(p_vp-p_env), where D is the diffusion coefficient of the vapor molecules in air, p_vp the vapor pressure (partial pressure of saturated vapor), and p_env the partial pressure of vapor in the environment.
A desiccant will lower p_env to zero, so it will help a bit; for example, the p difference is (2.4-1.2) kPa at 20 C, 50% relative humidity, increasing to (2.4-0) with a desiccant, a factor 2 increase. However, putting it in a warm place will increase both D (a bit) and p_vp (a lot). Heating it to 50 C in the same environment will increase the p difference to (12.3-1.2), a factor 9 increase. Additionally, D will increase by a factor 1.2. A phone that is switched off should be able to handle such temperatures, so putting it on top of the cable modem is cheaper and more effective.
Even better would be to dry it in vacuum; that will increase the D parameter tremendously. But most people don't have that at home, although I suppose that some creativity with a wine preserver pump might get you somewhere.
The only difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows he's lying.