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[4]: Ummmm...
by tomcat on Mon 30th Jul 2012 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ummmm..."
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How do you know he had depression? How do you know it wasn't schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, which are also significant risk factors for suicide? Even if he were depressed, how would you weigh the pain he was experiencing against that of his family by his loss?

It doesn't matter. There are treatments available which can control their symptoms. Suicide is NEVER justified.

Why are you qualified to judge? Easy answers tend to be self-serving, which is why one should always be circumspect in judging others. I don't see how you have enough information, or even the moral authority.

Without getting into detail, I've battled depression for many years, and I have faced the kinds of questions that Hendrick ultimately faced. The difference is that I received treatment, and I wasn't willing to run away from my own problems and leave my kids without a father. So, I speak from personal experience. Do you? I doubt it.

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