Most of the article focuses on 1 billion vs 3-legged dogs. Only the last paragraph mentions that a total of 16000 researchers will be funded. I'm quite sure some of the remaining 15995 are doing something useful or interesting too, but somehow they neglect to mention this.
A typical example of modern media hyping things up, a submitter that makes it even worse, and a Slashdot editor who thinks what the heck it's summer lets put it on the front page.
Hmmm. The Chrome browser already had it's share of vulnerabilities. It sounds like you are claiming that by wrapping it in a new OS this suddenly no longer can or will happen.
On top of that, no matter how good the OS might be that they started with, they are turning it upside down and inside out which I think will not improve initial quality or security either.
And think of this: If there ever will be a keylogger for ChromeOS it will be as profitable as with any other OS. Or even more profitable, because every action logged is web-related and therefore possibly exploitable, whereas on a regular OS my days worth of local Photoshop work and editing my thesis are useless crap for a logger to ignore while looking for the good stuff.
I will certainly give ChromeOS a try, but it will not be for the reasons that you mention.
This may be of help:
For those who haven't seen it yet, here is a movie about how the LHC works; from single Hydrogen atoms to extremely powerful particle proton beams:
http://www.snotr.com/video/3393 (Flash movie alert)
Perhaps a recent update turned this feature ON for people who had it turned OFF? But the feature itself is most definitely not new or news.
I'm doing that right now. Hope my batteries will keep up. Hard to keep it pointed in the right direction too. And since M51 is 31 million light-years distant, I am not sure we will be here to see the reflection when it hits us in 62 million years.
I typically seed anything I download until the Feds come knocking at my door.
Oh wait, there's someone at the
I've got some bad mushrooms... what's your excuse ?"