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brain-damaged

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[generalisation of "Honeywell Brain Damage" (HBD), a theoretical disease invented to explain certain utter cretinisms in Honeywell Multics] Obviously wrong; cretinous; demented. There is an implication that the person responsible must have suffered brain damage, because he should have known better. Calling something brain-damaged is really bad; it also implies it is unusable, and that its failure to work is due to poor design rather than some accident. "Only six monocase characters per file name? Now *that's* brain-damaged!"

brain-damaged

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[especially in the Mac world] May refer to free demonstration software that has been deliberately crippled in some way so as not to compete with the commercial product it is intended to sell. Synonym crippleware.
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Brain damage associated with drinking was thought to be responsible for 3% of all the dementia cases investigated.
All the children are understood to be well but it won't be clear for two years whether any have suffered brain damage.
Robert Berry and two other physicians in Worcester Superior Court after their 4-year-old daughter, Gracie, was born with brain damage that they say still prevents her from walking and talking.
Even without unconsciousness, any concussion means that there has been brain damage.
At the end of November 2008, the child suffered from cardiac arrest with severe brain damage and was subsequently in a persistent vegetative state with his body paralysed.
We cannot emphasise enough that measles is an illness that can kill, or leave people with permanent complications including severe brain damage, and the only protection is the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination.
The study was designed to have the rat's brain damage mimic brain injury in infants with very low birth weight.
Conclusion: Bender Gestalt is an effective tool to discriminate brain damage and schizophrenic patients to normal, as well as to each other.
As far as deviation pattern (in the reproductions of Bender-Gestalt Test designs) of schizophrenics and brain damage patients are concerned, it would be interesting and informative to know that to what extent the pattern of deviations of schizophrenics and brain damage patients are similar or vary to each other.
4million to dancer Kerstin Parkin, who suffered brain damage.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that a Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory.
The youngster suffered a fractured skull and has been left with brain damage that will affect him for the rest of his life.