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Hans Reiser in Court Today

Hemos posted more than 7 years ago | from the the-case-grinds-on dept.

The Courts 496

An anonymous reader writes "Hans Reiser has pled not guilty to murdering his wife and invoked his right to a speedy trial. He will attend a hearing today where the judge will decide if the state has a case " We had covered this story back when it had first broke; and for those of you playing catch-up, Hans is the author of ReiserFS.

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Thank you media (2, Interesting)

suso (153703) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193414)

for not blowing this up to Scott Peterson level.

This just goes to show you that stuff like this happens all the time that never gets seen in national media.

Interesting thoughts... (1)

TrisexualPuppy (976893) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193544)

I personally am leaning towards the thought that he is guilty. He missed little bits of evidence, especially the books that were esentially on how to kill someone and get away with it.
 
  HOWEVER
 
The outcome of this trial surely will hold or change the course of the PC's filesystems. Granted, the new ReiserFS isn't oficially going to be supported by everyone, but when they see what it can do (SuSE?), they may just be convinced to switch...IF he is found not guilty, and if he will have not been so defamed by this case that he loses all credibility because it could be brought up in court and he be found guilty with new evidence a day, a year, or a decade in the future.

Re:Interesting thoughts... (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193626)

What are you talking about?

In the US the state only gets one shot, after that you can't be tried again.

Re:Interesting thoughts... (3, Insightful)

Thyrus (973839) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193678)

You guys are lucky! Here in the UK they Government/Police can keep trying again and again until they get the result they want.

Re:Interesting thoughts... (2, Informative)

John_Schmidt (469888) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193716)

Not quite. If a full jury (every single member) finds you not guilty, you are done. If any single member can not make up their mind, it is a mistrial, and the state gets to try again. And again. And again.

WRONG (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193722)

OJAY SIMPSON is the case for you. He killed Nicole Kidman and then had the whole liability case that he WAS liable for. So they executed him when they found him guilty in Civil Court (CC).

Nicole Kidman? (1)

frostjoe (50928) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193948)

Are you sure he killed Nicole Kidman? I'm pretty sure she's been a few movies since the whole OJ flap.

Re:Thank you media (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193550)

scott peterson = good looking ladies man

hans reiser = nerd

Re:Thank you media (0, Flamebait)

Rachel Lucid (964267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193552)

Why would they? They only care if the woman was white + blonde + jailbait (and-or pregnant).

That or Hans just isn't a very interesting sort of guy.

Re:Thank you media (5, Insightful)

msobkow (48369) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193642)

Personally I like the fact that national media leaves a lot of local stories uncovered. It gives the accused a chance to have an unbiased jury, though a change of venue may be required. If they're cleared, the minimal media slam means they can rebuild elsewhere after the page 2 apologies fails to change the minds of those who "know" they're guilty.

Papparatzi chasing famous people while they make fools of themselves in public is one thing. That same mentality destroying careers on the basis of accusation instead of conviction is not what "freedom of speech" was ever about.

Canadian courts typically restrict publication from the initial hearing onwards. The only time you see further information is if the defense is making preliminary statements about their planned approach, especially if they expect to raise constitutional or human rights issues. That serves to warn the bar that there may be a precedence case coming up.

I hope the accusations turn out false, but Hans' infamous temper isn't going to help him with this argument.

Re:Thank you media (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194004)

Russian slut goes missing. Husband has a short temper. GUILTY!!!!!

Re:Thank you media (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193860)

Thank you media for not blowing this up to Scott Peterson level.

Reiser's wife probrably wasn't as attractive as Laci Peterson. The media only showcases good looking victims.

Re:Thank you media (4, Insightful)

Mr. Underbridge (666784) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194014)

Reiser's wife probrably wasn't as attractive as Laci Peterson. The media only showcases good looking victims.

Other factors:

Laci was pregnant. Laci went missing on Christmas Eve (I believe). Laci had a lot of friends and a large family, all of whom coordinated a media blitz.

Re:Thank you media (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194108)

"Thank you media for not blowing this up to Scott Peterson level."

Sadly, the story probably hasn't taken off because of some even more loathesome factor such as the wife not being pretty enough.

Your right online? (-1, Troll)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193426)

So Hans Reiser has more rights than me? Is this what this is all about? I'm confused...

Just check the history (3, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193428)

I'm sure you'll find that our good friend Hans has no record of this ever taking place.

Re:Just check the history (1, Funny)

dattaway (3088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193456)

If the file doesn't fit, you must acquit!

Mod parent FUNNY of FLAMEBAIT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193590)

Funny: The sheer irony of a filesystem guy losing information.
Flamebait: The same thing...trying to poke a little jab about this.
 
Mod me insightful.

Re:Just check the history (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193606)

She's in the lost+found. No big deal.

his wife (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193434)

Did they ever find his wife or is she still missing?

Re:his wife (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193442)

Did they ever find his wife or is she still missing?

Way to RTFA...

Re:his wife (0, Flamebait)

mgabrys_sf (951552) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193468)

She's just stuck under a pile of recycled newspapers and is trying to make a baking soda rocket at the moment.

Seriously, I'm hoping for one of those "fleeing bride" moments has taken place and that this hasn't gone into a murder scenario. But - odds are for a fatal outcome. Who would probably be the question of the moment.

Re:his wife (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193568)

They were already almost divorced, that doesn't seem very likely at all.

Re:his wife (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193688)

they were/are in the process of getting divorced, it wasn't final yet. though i guess killing your soon-to-be-ex-wife means you don't have to finish with the divorce proceedings.

Re:his wife (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193604)

Oh, if only the topic weren't so depressingly morbid and I had mod points to burn..

Re:his wife (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193520)

He didn't directly kill her... He was trying to explain why reiserfs was better than ext4 and her head exploded.

Re:his wife (1)

Andrei D (965217) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194110)

He didn't directly kill her...
Of course he didn't... He just sent her a SIGKILL... kill -9 needs no justification

Re:his wife (1)

Fretje (988525) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194114)

You mean "asploded" ?

Who cares? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193458)

Who cares about Hans Reisers ran-away-bitch when Hans Reisers filesystem destroyed my 250GByte of porn as soon as the hdd was full?

There, I said it, reiser4 sucks! That's news for nerds.

Re:Who cares? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193608)

And that sort of comment is probably substantially more controversial than mere allegations that he guy murdered his wife.

Plenty of time to write code (0, Troll)

network23 (802733) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193484)


There's one open source guy that will have an abundance of time to finish his code, and to document, and to patch for bugs...

- - -

http://engine.net/ [engine.net]

Re:Plenty of time to write code (1)

el_womble (779715) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193562)

Seriously maaan, don't give the Corproment any ideas. They'll just start hurding all of us coders into 'state correctional institions' where we're kept below ground with nothing but a dirty, single matress and three meals a day provided by an omnipresent dictator known only as 'Mom'.

The difference being that instead of the internet theres only a T1 to Micrsofts source repository and they have us working on bug fixes for Vista and Office.

No OSS
No Porn
No WoW!!!!!!

The horror!!!!!

Re:Plenty of time to write code (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194124)

Worst yet, no would be able to prove "cruel and unusual punishment" on our behalf,
since the lawyers (on both sides) would be running MS Vista, and their laptops (and
other systems) would be under Microsoft's direct control...

Flush twice, it's a long way to Redmond...

We had covered this story... (2, Insightful)

Picass0 (147474) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193502)

"We had covered this story back when it had first broke; "

Yet somehow you managed to never run a single story on James Kim.

Re:We had covered this story... (1, Insightful)

drgonzo59 (747139) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193536)

Who is James Kim?

Re:We had covered this story... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193556)

CNET editor that died in the wilderness trying to reach help for his stranded family last week

Re:We had covered this story... (0, Flamebait)

mikelieman (35628) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193920)

He's a guy who apparently owned neither a GPS NOR a 406 EPIRB.

That $1000.000 EPIRB would have saved his life. Well, the $100 GPS woulda helped to.

Re:We had covered this story... (3, Insightful)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194072)

He's a guy who apparently owned neither a GPS NOR a 406 EPIRB.

They weren't out hiking in the wilderness as I understand it. They drove down a closed seasonal road by mistake and got stuck.

Do you carry an EPIRB in your car? I know that I don't.

Errata for original post (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193558)

"We had covered this story back when it had first broke; "
Should be: "We covered this story back when it first broke "
I hate grammar Nazis.

Re:Errata for original post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193950)

My favorite scene from The Blues Brothers:

Elwood: Grammar Nazis.

Jake: Pfft. I hate Grammar Nazis.

Re:We had covered this story... (4, Funny)

AlexMax2742 (602517) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193868)

That's to make up for the fact that digg ran about five stories a day on him, not counting dupes.

Re:We had covered this story... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193874)

Lemme guess... You're a Digg reader? If so, go away. Yes the James Kim story was very tragic and I feel very much for the family. But based on the idiotic level of commentary that popped up on Digg regarding the story, I think it's better than Slashdot DIDN'T cover the story. Why? Because we'd be getting retards like you trying to use it to make points about god knows what. There were too many people on Digg who spent time talking about how THEY would have NEVER done X, Y, and Z and their families would have been home by dinner time with fresh bear meat. I'm sorry, but taking nature survival classes, knowing how to hunt, or experience on a farm will NOT save you in the situation that James Kim was in. Think about it. He had no idea if help was coming, so he ventured out hoping that he'd be able to make some headway. He TRIED. He probably did it because he didn't want to come off like he didn't know what to do to his family. He wanted to make an effort rather than just sitting there twiddling his thumbs hoping for help that may never come. To be honest, no matter how you look at it, he succeeded in saving his family. He at least knew enough to NOT take his family with him and risk their lives too. And you know what? THEY'RE ALIVE thanks to that decision. He had a 50/50 chance no matter how you look at it and he made the best decision he could under that kind of pressure. So basically, I think all Digg readers should fuck off.

Regarding Reiser, as much as it pains me, I think I have accepted that unless they can really clear him of the picture painted by the circumstantial evidence, he's up shit creek. If he did kill her, then he deserves it. A lot of arrogant geeks seem to think they are godlike and that they can get away with anything. It's possible that he fits that standard mold to a T. If he didn't do it, then his side had damn well better find proof because that's what it's going to take at this point. The speedy trial thing actually has me worried. While it's something that I believe everyone should be guaranteed, I also know that it's possible that with the right lawyer he could get away with murder on a technicality. That would not be right, but it's not like it hasn't happened before. Crimes of passion can be quite ugly and I think they do throw the perpetrators mentally out of whack for life. If he did do it, he's certainly got internal demons that will follow him for all the days of his life. Sadly, based on his biography, I'd say he seems to be a perfect fit for the type of arrogant geek who thinks they can get away with anything as long as they plan it well enough. That kind of geek needs to be knocked down the entire set of ladder rungs and then have their face ground into the dirt and through the other side of the planet. Maybe then their overinflated egos will be right sized to a humble enough level. Note that I feel I can say this because I AM a geek and I do believe I have limitations which I happily accept.

Re:We had covered this story... (4, Insightful)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194128)

I also know that it's possible that with the right lawyer he could get away with murder on a technicality. That would not be right, but it's not like it hasn't happened before.

Those technicalities that everybody hates so much are what keeps our Government in line. If the police screw up and overstep a warrant or "forget" to Mirandize a suspect then that evidence should be thrown out.

If defendants couldn't win on "technicalities" then what incentive does the Government have to follow the rules?

Re:We had covered this story... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194184)

I take it you didn't have ANY problem at all with the O.J. Simpson trials and you'll be buying several copies o his new book then, right? Didn't think so. Next.

Re:We had covered this story... (1)

Loucks (951130) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194162)

I don't know where you're located, A. C., but here in the USA we subscribe to the theory that a defendant is "innocent until proven guilty." The burden of proof lies with the prosecution, not the other way 'round.

Loucks

Re:We had covered this story... (1)

oblivionboy (181090) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194138)

This isn't digg, and I don't quite see the connection. And while its tragic everytime anyone dies, the posting for Hans Reiser was originally due to his being mostly responsible for ReiserFS. And since Hans Reiser going to jail or caught up in lengthy court proceedings could impact or affect the future of ReiserFS, it got posted as tech news. .o.

He shalled be sentenced to death (-1, Troll)

quigonn (80360) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193512)

...for developing a filesystem so unstable it destroyed the porn collections of tens of thousands young, horny men. I mean, destroying other people's porn collections! That's even worse than murder!!1!

Re:He shalled be sentenced to death (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193542)

So, your porn collection that was destroyed contained tens of thousands of young, horny men. Or did I not read that right?

Re:He shalled be sentenced to death (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193708)

No, he specifically said it was other people's porn collection that contained tens of thousands of young, horny men.

Re:He shalled be sentenced to death (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194052)

Its a joke. Laugh, you fucking moron.

ReiserFS: (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193516)

It will blow you away.

Truly a killer filesystem.

Give him a laptop and let him work (4, Interesting)

drgonzo59 (747139) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193522)

I say regardless whether he is guilty or not, he should have access to a computer so that he can continue developing RaiserFS. One can argue that it will benefit the society at large because it is an open source technology tool. Also it would make a lot more sense as opposed to just let him lounge around all day, get fed and work out at the gym, while all of us pay for it.


Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (5, Insightful)

lisaparratt (752068) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193594)

That would presume that the function of prison is to rehabilitate people into useful members society, rather than to exact emotionally driven revenge through punishment.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193778)

You're not in the administration business, are you?

Government makes literally billions on the judicial system each year. The root of today's overly complex, ambiguous, highly exploitable web of laws is not "emotional revenge" (don't make me fall off my chair laughing) -- it's simply profit, measured in either direct or indirect revenue or increased power over the people.

If you want to understand the power elite, you've got to think like the power elite. The more laws, the more prisons, the more people in prisons (innocent or guilty), the more business for the people running the whole thing. Imagine if laws were strictly limited to protecting against actual force or fraud, i.e. aggression -- what's in that for the power elite? Not a whole lot of business, that's what.

Emotional revenge? Punishment? Rehabilitation? I dare say they don't give a damn. There's a reason why every year we are subject to thousands more laws than the year before. Want to know a secret? It's got nothing to do with justice.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193842)

Government makes literally billions on the judicial system each year.

Ummm, how exactly do you literally figure that?

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1, Flamebait)

Viol8 (599362) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193804)

"rather than to exact emotionally driven revenge through punishment."

Yes , people should never get emotional when perhaps someone they love has been murdered. What fools. And punishment? Pah , who needs it, thats just so middle ages. Peace and love man... Yes , rehabilitation is where its at as the triumpant success of this liberal policy over the last few decades has shown ... oh wait....

What is it with certain people that they somehow think punishment is beneath us? Why do they cling to this pathetic "rehabilitation" mantra as if its the panacea to all criminal issues, as if everyone can be turned into a loving useful member of society if they've just been hugged by enough simpering wolly liberals?

If someone ever killed a member of my family I'd be in the queue flick the ON switch to the chair and to hell with the self important , self righteous opinions of people like you.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1)

lisaparratt (752068) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193934)

The interests of society trump the interests of the individual. It is not in the interest of society to exact revenge. If they're irretrievable, then by all means kill them. Otherwise, why should the rest of us pay for replacing your sorrow with a perverted warm and fuzzy feeling, when we could instead get some value for our taxes?

The one thing you didn't mock (2, Insightful)

nietsch (112711) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193976)

was the revenge bit, which was at the center of that argument. Do you really think revenge is going to do any good? You know where an 'eye for an eye' leads to? If you need to kill somebody to feel better, no matter what the circumstances, you belong behind bars or in a psychiatric ward.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (5, Informative)

Dhalka226 (559740) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193988)

I'm perfectly content with punishment, but come on:

Yes , rehabilitation is where its at as the triumpant success of this liberal policy over the last few decades has shown ... oh wait....

The United States has the most people in prison of any country in the world--including China, Russia, and the third-world countries we like to lambaste as having no respect for law.

The rate of people in US prisons--737 per 100,000--is the highest in the world. It is roughly seven times the average rate in other western countries of the world.

I'm fairly certain our numbers with regard to some countries (China, etc) are not wholly accurate, but there's obviously an issue here, particularly as we compare our rates to other western nations.

In the face of numbers like that, it's incredibly hard to support your contention that we've had some "liberal policy" of justice for "decades." (Article here [theage.com.au] with these facts; you can find it from any number of other sources as well. I'm pretty sure I read it on Yahoo News from the AP a few days ago.)

The US has always been conservative on the issue of justice. Punishments are getting harsher, not more lenient. We still execute people--and I'm not interested in debating whether that is right or wrong, merely pointing it out as a difference between us and most other western countries, and it's hard to deny that executions are the harshest form of justice short of torture, which isn't really justice at all.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (5, Insightful)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194036)

That's mainly because of the bullshit drug war though. If you remove drug "crimes" we'd have a lot less people in prison.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1)

Jussi K. Kojootti (646145) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194050)

You are saying that rehabilitation is not smart, because you'd rather kill all murderers? Fine, that's a solution. The question is, what are you going to do with other criminals -- the ones you won't kill (I'm assuming there are crimes you wouldn't kill for)?

Would you put a robber to prison for 20 years and punish him as much as possible for the whole time, and when he's served his time just throw him to the street? That'll make the robber adapt really well to society... Just think for yourself: Twenty years without a real job, without any education, without outside contacts, without any ability to cope with modern life. Do you really want guys like that on the streets?

Purpose of Prison (1)

Alethes (533985) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193990)

I'm guessing the purpose of prison is justice. I won't say all, but I would imagine most people have a keen sense of when justice has been done. I also believe that when justice is not done, it really bothers most people -- whether the just result is punishment or reward.

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193616)

I don't wish to play devil's advocate or anything, but if he is found guilty, why should he be treated differently from any other convicted murderer? Just because he writes code? I'm sure there are lots of murderers who had constructive hobbies before being thrwon in prison, nerdy or not.

Or, should I start my own filesystem now, to ensure a cushier sentence should I ever kill anyone in future?

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1)

Bertie (87778) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193970)

Quite right. They should all be encouraged to put their skills to the best possible use. TRy and make the best out of a bad situation, y'know?

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (4, Funny)

Anon E. Muss (808473) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193638)

Prison is for punishment. He should be forced to write Windows software. :-)

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193656)

I think I read this in the Cryptonomicon. What's next, a morse-code blinkenlight OOB journaling algorithm for Reiser V5? Stay tuned!

Re:Give him a laptop and let him work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193704)

Maybe he'll even convince the warden to run the prison administration computers and the prisoner database on hit filesystem. Who knows what could happen then...

The butterfly effect (5, Funny)

Joebert (946227) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193538)

In addition, police said the couple's son said he overheard his parents arguing on the day Nina Reiser disappeared. The boy, who was playing video games in the basement at the time, said his father told him not to come up from the basement, police said.

See, there's no reason to fear abandonment of the Reiser FS if this dude gets locked up.

Hans Up! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193588)

You're fsck'ed!

Think about his kids (4, Informative)

chipster (661352) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193596)

I don't know about the rest of the Slashdotters here, but I have 3 kids. Hans has 2, who are in Protective Services right now (not a great place for the kids to be).

Key point about the kids from TFA:

An Education Fund for the Reiser children has been set up. Donations can be sent to 6114 LaSalle Ave. #127, Oakland, CA, 94611.
(emphasis added)

Think of the Children -- YOU TROLL!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193660)

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Re:Think about his kids (1)

alonso (63617) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193680)

Hi, I'm Italian and I would like to know if there is a bank account to send the money.
Thank you.

Re:Think about his kids (4, Funny)

millwall (622730) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193802)

Hi, I'm Italian and I would like to know if there is a bank account to send the money. Thank you.
Dear Friend,

I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department BANK OF AFRICA .

In my department we discovered an abandoned bank account you can use for your purpose. We won't charge you anything - in fact we will double your donations.

You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter for further clearifications.

Yours faithfully,
DR AMIRI BABO

Re:Think about his kids (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193780)

That's what's so bizarre.

The article says a big point of contention between Hans and his wife was custody of the children. He is presumably a logical person, a man of reason judging by his coding ability; and if guilty of this crime also one of uncontrolled emotion. To think that such a hurtful, irrational decision could be made; so that essentially he would rather the children end up in the care of the state than see his wife win.

He has not been proven guilty yet, but we know the human mind is capable of this. It isn't even unlikely. It is sad and scary.

Free Hans (5, Informative)

Dr Kool, PhD (173800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193598)

Nina's boyfriend Sean Sturgeon allegedly practices BDSM, raped Nina, engages in "death yoga", made death threats against Hans, cheated with a married woman, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Hans Reiser:

http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_256204954.h tml [cbs5.com]

Hans Reiser, on the other hand, is a linux developer.

Guess which one the cops arrested and which one isn't even a suspect?

Re:Free Hans (1)

jlebrech (810586) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193668)

Yeh but his car seat where all still in the car, and didnt have any blood stains. But maybe they did follow her boyfriend, you'll never know till someone becomes a suspect.

Re:Free Hans (5, Informative)

Dr Kool, PhD (173800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193758)

Hans drove a CRX which is a popular car among street racers for its light weight. People remove the passenger seat, rear wiper, AC, and other parts from their CRXs all the time for additional weight reduction. The fact that Hans' passenger seat was removed is no shock, of all the cars on the road I'd guess that CRXs are most likely to have the seat taken out.

Re:Free Hans (2, Interesting)

dattaway (3088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193956)

If I understand this, Hans is a family man with two kids, takes the seat out of his car so he can have more room and pick up the kids faster with a lighter car?

Re:Free Hans (1)

Swimport (1034164) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194180)

The CRX is a two seater. He couldn't fit two kids in the first place.

Re:Free Hans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193674)

I hope you're not serious.

Re:Free Hans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193870)

Did you read the linked news story?

Re:Free Hans (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193764)

Those accusations were made by Hans and they did nothing but draw attention to the fact he is as nutty as a fruit cake.

Re:Free Hans (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193794)

Oh great, here comes the Net BSDM / Linux flamewar...

Re:Free Hans (1)

Ham_belony (820906) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193962)

From the article it really sounds like he was totally pissed with that Sean. Not paying back a loan out because he was going at it with his wife. Drugging his wife and having all kind of weird and funky sex. Sounds more like a desperate man to make such accusations, even if true. What is the direct evidence against him?

Re:Free Hans (2, Funny)

dangermouse (2242) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194092)

Yeah, the cops have always had it in for linux developers.

Re:Free Hans (3, Insightful)

glwtta (532858) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194194)

Nina's boyfriend Sean Sturgeon allegedly practices BDSM, raped Nina, engages in "death yoga", made death threats against Hans...

And Hans is allegedly a murderer, what's your point?

police said (4, Funny)

LM741N (258038) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193628)

That he tried to delete the evidence from his computer, but unfortunately he was using a journaling file system.

Re:police said (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193910)

That he tried to delete the evidence from his computer, but unfortunately he was using a journaling file system.
... but fortunately the journaling file system was reiserfs, and full to the brim!

Re:police said (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193932)

Fortunately for him, he used his own.

Re:police said (1)

rucs_hack (784150) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194152)

you can recover stuff froma journalled file system? Who knew?

I lost a simulation of a black hole - globular cluster collision that I'd spent weeks on because my FS was reiser. It got deleted because I was jet lagged and typed in the wrong rm command, then I couldn't find anything to undelete on reiserfs. I haven't used it since.

Now I use ext2, with fat32 for long term storage, because there are readily available undelete tools for those file systems.

This is Linus's fault (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17193820)

Frustration over his impotence in getting Reiser4 into the Linux kernel is what caused him to do this.


Linus, you have blood on your hands.

Scott Peterson is laughing (1)

gelfling (6534) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193924)

Maybe Hans can be convicted on no actual evidence whatsoever besides the dazzling smile of his now dead, heavily pregnant cheerleader all American wife. Not that sending people to death row on less evidence than you would put down a dog is bad, mind you.

Re:Scott Peterson is laughing (2, Informative)

oblivionboy (181090) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194178)

Actually if I recall correctly she was Russian, and studying to be a medical doctor.

Has she been found yet? (4, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17193958)

I mean, seriously, anyone who's ever touched Reiser knows that there are things that go missing from time to time, but sometimes they reemerge without you doing anything whatsoever. Maybe they should just sit there and wait, maybe rearrange a few pieces of furniture and I bet she'll suddenly and mysteriously appear in the middle of the living room.

Yes, I do agree, we need a "tasteless" tag.

Unbelievable (1)

h890231398021 (948231) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194026)

In addition, police said the couple's son said he overheard his parents arguing on the day Nina Reiser disappeared. The boy, who was playing video games in the basement at the time, said his father told him not to come up from the basement, police said.

The police interviewing Hans's son and then using what the son said against his own father is unbelievable. There's no accusation that Hans ever harmed his kids, and surely the kids are suffering enough without watching their own words possibly put their father into prison for the rest of his life. That's just sad.

No luck Hans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17194076)

Enjoy your V&

Replacement for ReiserFS Announced!!! (4, Funny)

Eradicator2k3 (670371) | more than 7 years ago | (#17194170)

It'll be called IFIDIDITFS.
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