3) point at (it works like a mouse) the "input" app and click
Use the other remote that came with the TV, not the mouse remote. I have 10 LG TV's from that era at work, they all came with a standard remote with number buttons, vol + -, channel + -, input, etc and the stupid mouse remote that we never use.
Also, it seems that a wifi control app would be ideal for a sous vide cooker. That shouldn't be much more complicated than a crockpot, why are they so damn expensive?
Sous Vide means under pressure. Not that pretentious. Michelin makes tires. They also make maps and travel guides, presumably to make people drive more, hence needing tires more often. Providing ratings for restaurants goes along with this. Sous Vide is not about "boiling in a bag" most sous vide cooking is not done at boiling temperatures. Purpose built sous vide cookers are expensive because they are niche products. They also usually have some form of circulation and precise temperature control. Could you rig one up with a PID, element and stirrer? Sure, but to make a UL or other agency listed appliance there is a lot more that goes into it. But hey, don't let that get in the way of your rant...
ps- where did you find a working-mode chip terminal two months ago in the U.S.?
The Walmarts around here have had them since May or so. My local homebrew shop got theirs about the same time too.
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.