Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 21:26 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Andre Hedrick, a principal engineer and operating system architect at Cisco Systems and a Linux kernel contributor, has died. He leaves behind a wife, four young children and many friends. Andre made a significant contribution to personal computing history in a way few people fully realise." I indeed had no idea. It's subtle, but quite important indeed. Worth reading, and our thoughts and condolences with his family and friends.
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RE: Ummmm...
by demetrioussharpe on Mon 30th Jul 2012 16:30 UTC in reply to "Ummmm..."
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... so he committed suicide and left behind a wife and 4 young children? Seems pretty selfish, if you ask me. Maybe he should have spent a little less time hacking Linux and more in therapy.

Ok, I'm just going to come out & say it - "You are utterly retarded". Can you even grasp the stupidity of expecting someone, who might've been mentally ill, to realize that he has a problem & should get help? Why the "EFFE" would you expect someone, who might've been mentally ill, to be capable of evaluating his mental situation & determining a good course of action??? Writing code is pretty academic, logical, & sterile. The workings of the human mind are the complete opposite of all of that. There's no reasonable explanation to expect that he would've been capable of self-diagnosing. Most doctors can't even do this. Everyone knows that doctors make the worst patients & lawyers make the worst clients. Get your head out of your ass!

RIP Andre Hedrick!

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