Perverted Solution: order device from outside Japan/Korea...
For non-phone devices, you could probably at least come up with something that requires a finger-shaped input (e.g. requires finger inserted, pushes a button at the end to toggle the snapshot) and maybe a heat-sensor.
That might not exclude warm gelatin, but at least it'll beat a laser-printed print affixed to the end of a pencil etc.
In the Canadian system, a big advantage of the common electronic system is when you move between physicians (which is pretty common because a disadvantage of our system is a lot of patients without a family MD).
Went to the clinic for an issue and it got worse late at night? ER doctor can see the clinic's notes
Went to the specialist because the ER doctor sent you there? Specialist can see your info and any previous/conflicting prescriptions or possibly related issues
Got a prescription from the specialist? Your regular doctor can see what you're taking
This has been a thing at specialists for a long time, except instead of scribes with laptops they often had some sort of "dictaphone" or recording device. Doctors gives a narrative while checking patient, which is then sent to somebody who plays it back and records what was said.
A lot of clinics still do this, although now the recording devices are a little more advanced or could just be an app.
They can still do hardware, but I'd suggest addons to other systems rather than a whole console line. Perhaps custom controllers, or if they're going to hook up with more VR games, a decent VR system consoles (although a Nintento AR system would be cool), an addon for smart devices, or a VR "ds"
I used to get a "use Chrome" nag but haven't for quite a long time now (when using Firefox etc). Is that still a thing?
Bullshit, eh? Do you remember MechAssault? One of the most popular games for the XBox. Online community, many-person gaming via the XBox live servers, worked very well without anything even remotely resembling this kind of hurry-up-and-wait nonsense. Even downloads of new terrain and/or game types (which you chose to do) weren't much of a challenge. The Live interface was much easier to use, too. It was mostly about gaming, not about trying to turn the machine into some kind of Rube Goldberg nightmare.
Next, why should I want to leave a multiplayer game disconnected from the network?
Your position is either that I shouldn't be able to multiplayer-game, or that it's justified that if I do, Microsoft puts a huge time and convenience penalty on the experience, or that there is no significant inconvenience. I don't buy any of those arguments.
Sorry, I've seen the many-hours of no-gaming downside. It's real. It sucks. Not interested.
And hey, did you know MechAssault and MechAssault II both still work offline? I mean, hell, if I have to stay offline in order to keep Microsoft from ruining my day, I might as well do it with one of the most awesome games they ever produced.
A cheap cellphone is great. But a high cost of groceries, housing, and fuel (and no, not everyone can take a bus to work) is not a good trade-off.
They will also have some of the highest costs for food essentials, property/housing etc in generations (outside of a war or the great recession).
No. I've seen the XBox one in action. Hours for updates, insert game, hours more for updates... it's a terrible system.
Sticking with the older gear. Because you can actually play a game when you stick a disk in.
The console makers have completely lost sight of the customer.
"IANAL, but this sounds like a conflict"
Sir, that is EXACTLY the type of behaviour McDonald's is trying to clean up in their family-friendly establishment!
(I remember being very confused back in the day before I realized this way an abbreviation and not a statement of preference)
No, because autopilot is NOT supposed to replace the driver. Not having it doesn't make things unsafe, though having it can improve safety (when used correctly)
...and then you find some genius who wants to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft for "fun" and see if the parachute works under real-world conditions.
A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce