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Comment: Re:Mcdonaldsoft rival at last! (Score 1) 1089

by arekmenner (#28627133) Attached to: Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010
There's a strong possibility that they will not, in fact, open source the code.

Remember when Chrome was announced as open source, and all we got was Chromium, a broken hobble of a mess that breaks whenever you open a new tab in default Ubuntu?

Remember when Android was open source, but then it turned out that it was released in 3 different levels of open sourcyness (Really could have just retrofitted open sourcedness, but I like this one better)? And, big surprise, the totally open source version is pretty gimped.

That being said, I still welcome Chrome OS to the market. A new OS and a new window system will always mean at the very least new ideas, and especially because it's being made solely for netbooks, I think there's a lot for everyone to learn.

Comment: Re:So what is it? (Score 2, Informative) 334

by arekmenner (#28560927) Attached to: Secrets of Schizophrenia and Depression "Unlocked"
I'm going to agree here, please change the slashdot headline and summary to reference Bipolar Disorder instead of Manic Depression and Depression. I'm not going to go on a holy war about calling it Manic Depression, that's at least acceptable, but please DO NOT refer to it as it is in the summary, purely as Depression. When people say Depression (without the manic qualifier), they usually mean Major Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia, totally separate illnesses from Bipolar Disorder. It is mainly for this reason that the old Manic Depression term was dropped, because it made people perceive them as two separate parts of the same entity. There has NOT been found in this article a link between Major Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia, but between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. If someone could, please change this to suit. Also, for more proof this is the right way to go, note that the first article linked does not, surveyed via Ctrl+f, reference Depression once.

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