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Hans Reiser to Sell Company

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the will-order-bits-for-cash dept.

The Almighty Buck 583

DVega writes "Due to increasing legal costs, murder suspect Hans Reiser is seeking to sell his company. His lawyer William DuBois said he is running out of money to pay for his defense. DuBois added, 'This is a unique opportunity for someone to buy the company for pennies on the dollar. We welcome all vultures.' This is a good opportunity to own a filesystem and rename it after your own."

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583 comments

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17333890)

fp

Heh,, (4, Funny)

aero2600-5 (797736) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333892)

AeroFS.. I bet that would bring a lawsuit from Microsoft..

Aero

I'll pay 10x revenues (3, Funny)

winkydink (650484) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333980)

and that's not pennies on the dollar. Oh wait, it's actually pennies.

WinFS (-1, Troll)

goombah99 (560566) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334098)

MS should buy it for longhorn and dump DOS.

Re:WinFS (5, Funny)

Fyre2012 (762907) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334168)

Well, DOS is an Operating System. [wikipedia.org] ReiserFS [wikipedia.org] is a FILEsystem. [wikipedia.org]

If you mean Windows should drop NTFS, purchase this, rebrand it and have it ready for Vista's release, than i think you're either trolling or a little naive.

heh, maybe Hans was in deals to sell it to MS (WinFS), but his concience ate away at him, and he ultimately refused. In return, they killed his wife, and now they get their FS on the CHEAP!

Re:WinFS (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334398)

heh, maybe Hans was in deals to sell it to MS (WinFS), but his concience ate away at him, and he ultimately refused. In return, they killed his wife, and now they get their FS on the CHEAP!
dude! You should be writing crappy murder mysteries - don't waste that fertile mind of yours, cash in! (But 1 caveat: don't mention Microsoft, even if you as the author know they're really behind each book's murder. Pick any common English given name for the bad guy except Bill -- though you're free to call him that in your head. Good luck!)

Nice quote (3, Funny)

aztektum (170569) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333902)

DuBois added, 'This is a unique opportunity for someone to buy the company for pennies on the dollar. We welcome all vultures.'

There's one hell of a joke about lawyers being vultures themselves, unfortunately the fact that a lawyer of all people said this has rendered my brain unable to make it.

Re:Nice quote (5, Insightful)

13bPower (869223) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333938)

It's even funnier because he has to sell the company to pay the lawyer.

Vultures (2, Funny)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334502)

I was thinking there was a REALLY bad-taste joke in there somewhere.

You know - If the vultures are circling, it's 'cos there's a corpse nearby.

Re:Nice quote (1, Funny)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334426)

I think the phrase you're looking for is "takes one to know one".

DHFS! (2, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333906)

Death-Hallow File System, natch.

Aww... (4, Funny)

Cl1mh4224rd (265427) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334012)

FFS!

No - OJFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334024)

Name it the OJ FS, and wish him the same justice?

FFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334174)

Name it F

Re:DHFS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334302)

VultureFS

Mising poll option (5, Funny)

iriefrank (41550) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333908)

CowboyNealFS?

Why pay for that? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17333916)

er, couldn't you just fork it and rename it whatever you want for free?

Re:Why pay for that? (5, Informative)

doom (14564) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333960)

Anonymous Coward wrote:
er, couldn't you just fork it and rename it whatever you want for free?

Provided you licensed it under the GPL, yes, you could do that.

The copyright holder has additional options, however -- Hans Reiser says that he actually makes some money selling the right to use his file system without telling anyone else that they're using it.

(Yes I know, but the corporate world is weird.)

Also, if you RTFM, you'll see that they mention proprietary add-on products, such as a file compressor

Re:Why pay for that? (1)

jarich (733129) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334030)

Wasn't it Oracle that was buying up rights to database formats not too long ago... this kinda-sorta falls into the same category.

But if an Oracle/MS type company bought it, it was just disapear or fork, then disapear. Too many alternatives.

Wow (-1, Redundant)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333920)

That reiserfs - what a killer file system!

KillerFS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17333958)

We should start a collection to buy and rename it.

Obligatory bad joke (3, Funny)

nacturation (646836) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333926)

When Lucas makes a movie about this, be sure to wear your "Hans shot first" t-shirts.
 

An opportunity for someone (4, Funny)

Nybble's Byte (321886) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333930)

to make a killing.

Bad choice of lawyer... (0, Offtopic)

reset_button (903303) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333936)

Why get a civil rights activist who died in 1963 [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:Bad choice of lawyer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334064)

So he can play the "life" card.

Unintended pun? (5, Funny)

BigDumbAnimal (532071) | more than 7 years ago | (#17333940)

he's seeking to sell off his open-source file system company, Namesys, to help pay mounting legal costs.

Re:Unintended pun? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334470)

shit, i parsed that as the cost of sex :/

This is sad ... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17333942)

If he turns out to be innocent, it will be just that much sadder -- he will have lost his wife and be ruined. A justice system that is so where money often plays such a key role in influencing the outcome is a very disfunctional justice system.

I Wish... (0, Offtopic)

Morosoph (693565) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334004)

You could occasionally /give/ mod points for a good post (down-mods would also cost 1 karma).

Mod points would have to be added to the system to make up for down-mods, but you'd be able to put right moderation injustice yourself!

Ps. Mod parent up! :o)

Re:This is sad ... (3, Interesting)

cheekyboy (598084) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334032)

If you win against the govt criminal charges, isnt the govt required to pay all YOUR costs and compensate you for the hassel?

After all, if YOU LOOSE, you have to pay the government court costs.

I know its like this for small petty charges in au, or is USA run by evil lawyers?

Re:This is sad ... (5, Insightful)

tonyr1988 (962108) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334066)

or is USA run by evil lawyers?
You must be new here.

Re:This is sad ... (4, Informative)

shystershep (643874) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334082)

Um, no to both the first two (yes to the evil lawyer thing). You don't have to pay a dime of the government's court costs, win or lose. And you have a right to a free lawyer if you can't afford one.

Re:This is sad ... (5, Insightful)

rastos1 (601318) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334490)

The point is that "you can afford one" as long as you have any property. You have to spend it all, before you are entitled to ex-offo. When all is said and done, you are left with nothing. Even if you win.

Re:This is sad ... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Freak (16973) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334298)

As has been said, nope.

Win or lose, you pay your own lawyer fees (which, if you go with the court-appointed attorney, is free,) and any fine. The fine is *NOT* considered paying back court costs, it is a deterrent.

And you can only get your money back (and compensation for the hassle,) if you sue the government for wrongful prosecution and win. Basically, you have to prove that the government charged you when they knew you were innocent. (i.e. if they charge someone with murder, knowing full well that the accused didn't do it, because they know that the accused knows who did it. So they are charging one person with murder SOLELY to get that person to break and testify against someone else.) The trick, of course, is PROVING that the government KNEW that you were innocent. If they had even the slightest shred of circumstantial evidence, it can be hard to win one of these cases. (I was on a jury for one of these once. It was rather obvious that the government PROBABLY knew, but that wasn't enough to find against the government. The judge's instructions were very clear.)

Re:This is sad ... (1)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334412)

Mind you, one must get the government's permission to sue it...
conflict of interest? what conflict?
-nB

Re:This is sad ... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334046)

actually, I thought the opposite. It's sad that someone may be able to buy his way out of a murder conviction and walk away a free man.

Re:This is sad ... (5, Insightful)

jesboat (64736) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334348)

It's not sad at all that he should be able to buy his way out of a murder conviction if he's innocent.

It'll be sad if he buys his way out of the conviction when he's guilty, but we don't know that he's guilty yet.

It's saddest for you to assume that he's guilty and if he'd need to buy his way out of a murder conviction if he's innocent.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

amliebsch (724858) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334056)

Would it be a better justice system if all the best lawyers were eliminated, so that they were all the same low quality and low price?

Re:This is sad ... (5, Funny)

theMerovingian (722983) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334136)


A truck driver frequently traveled through a small town where there was a courthouse at the side of the road. Of course, there were always lawyers walking along the road. The truck driver made it a practice to hit any pedestrian lawyers with his truck as he sped by.

One day, he spotted a priest walking along the road and stopped to give him a ride. A little further along, as he approached the town, he spotted a lawyer walking along the side of the road.

Automatically, he veered his truck towards the lawyer, but...then he remembered his passenger. He swerved back to the center, but he heard a "whump" and in the rear view mirror he spotted the lawyer rolling across the field.

He turned to the priest and said, "Father, I'm sure that I missed that lawyer!"

And the priest replied, "That's OK, my son, I got him with the door.

I can't beleive you messed that joke up!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334252)

It's supposed to be like this:

Once there was a crazy racist hick truck driver who hated niggers so much that he made it a habit to run them over with his truck if they were hitchhiking on the side of the highway. Once day, he was driving along and spotted a hitchhiking nigger. As he got near, he realized that it was actually a white priest. Being a good Catholic, he decided to give the priest a lift.

While driving with the priest in his truck, he noticed an actual nigger with his thumb out at the side of the road. Now he had a conundrum. On one hand, in all his years of truckdriving, he'd never missed a nigger, and he didn't want to start now. On the other hand, there was a priest in his cab. As he got closer, he began to veer toward the nigger, whilst wrestling with his fateful decision. At the last second, he decided to swerve and miss the nigger, lest he offend the priest and get sent to hell.

As he swerved, he closed his eyes and sighed in relief, knowing that his soul was still safe. THUNK!!! Suddenly, he heard a loud noise that sounded like he hit someone, but that can't be; he swerved away! Then the priest said, "Holy shit! You almost missed that nigger back there. Good thing I got him with my Bible."

Re:This is sad ... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334326)

In the South, that joke is told. The difference is that "lawyer" is replace with "'black person" or some other word that refers to a black person. No, I'm not kidding. I've heard it with my own ears.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

amRadioHed (463061) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334220)

Probably. Having fairly evenly matched lawyers on each side, whether equally good or equally bad, would probably result in more cases being decided correctly.

Re:This is sad ... (2, Funny)

Broken scope (973885) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334338)

Really? maybe in civil court. Prosecutors have this thing called reasonable doubt they have to deal with. With an intelligent jury who understands that concept, the prosecution has a much harder time than the defense.

I blame the jury. Stupid jury.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

iocat (572367) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334442)

No. Then it would all be who you knew, and who they were pals with. A justice system where money buys you more justice is bad, but it's better than the alternative of a system where who you know gets more justice (aka the "justice" systems in much of the world)

Oblig Simpsons (3, Funny)

cybercobra (856248) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334500)

Lionel Hutz: Can you imagine what a world without lawyers would be like?
(Thought bubble with people from different cultures dancing around merrily in a circle while holding hands)
Lionel Huts: Uggggh.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

kcbrown (7426) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334130)

A justice system that is so where money often plays such a key role in influencing the outcome is a very disfunctional justice system.

It's not a justice system, it's a legal system. Viewed from that perspective, it suddenly makes a lot more sense, because that perspective makes it clear who the system serves (hint: it's not the people of the U.S.).

Re:This is sad ... (5, Informative)

powerlinekid (442532) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334142)

From the evidence it doesn't look like hes very innocent.

Blood found in his mother's house and a sleeping bag found in his car match his former wife's

Prior history of aggression toward her which led to a restraining order.

A motive in that he has been trying to get custody of his children and they will not give them to him.

And of course this gem from SFgate [sfgate.com] :

Hans Reiser's Honda was missing its front passenger seat when police seized it Sept. 19, Cavness testified in an Oakland courtroom. After technicians removed the carpeting from the front seat area, they noticed that the floorboard had been saturated with water, Cavness said.

Inside the car, police found a 40-piece socket set, Cavness said. The tools appeared to have been used to remove four bolts that had been used to attach the passenger seat to the floor, she said.

Also found inside the car, according to police, was a roll of trash bags, masking tape, a siphon pump, absorbent towels and two books: "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," by David Simon, about the Baltimore police homicide squad, and "Masterpieces of Murder," by Jonathan Goodman, about notorious murder cases.


All in all, I'd say its not looking good for him.

Re:This is sad ... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334194)

Also found inside the car, according to police, was a roll of trash bags, masking tape, a siphon pump, absorbent towels and two books: "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," by David Simon, about the Baltimore police homicide squad, and "Masterpieces of Murder," by Jonathan Goodman, about notorious murder cases.

Apparently there was nothing in those books about disposing of evidence.

Re:This is sad ... (4, Funny)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334434)

"Apparently there was nothing in those books about disposing of evidence."

To be fair, it would appear that there was no direct evidence in the car. Problem is, like most ultra-super-uber-freaky_cool-keen-whazit geeks he attacked the problem programatically, and the circumstancial evidence was an unhandled exception. Talk about kernal panic!
-nB

Re:This is sad ... (3, Interesting)

illuminatedwax (537131) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334224)

That actually sounds really suspicious - the addition of the books is way too much.

Re:This is sad ... (4, Insightful)

powerlinekid (442532) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334256)

My thought exactly...

Its especially interesting because hes supposed to be a smart guy. You'd think the last thing you want to do is purchase a book about homicide investigations when you think you're the main suspect in a homicide investigation.

Yeah yeah, maybe he wanted to know how to procede and was honestly curious in a non-sinister way. It still looks extremely suspicious.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334368)

Its especially interesting because hes supposed to be a smart guy

Most of us who have seen CSI would assume that the car can not be adequately cleaned well enough to fool the cops. Better for it to be "stolen" and theb set on fire

Of course murdering somebody is a stupid thing to do, so it is natural for the coverup to be stupid as well.

Re:This is sad ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334372)

No one is smart during killing their wife. Be it spontaneous crime of passion or a thoroughly planned murder, most of the people get really nervous and make a lot of mistakes. Ever read Crime & Punishment?

Re:This is sad ... (2, Insightful)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334446)

There's a difference between being clever and being smart.

Re:This is sad ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334360)

And then there's his rants about "death yoga"...

Re:This is sad ... (5, Funny)

ozbird (127571) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334424)

All in all, I'd say its not looking good for him.

Are you sure? Try this Cluedo on for size: "Mr Ballmer, in the Honda, with the front seat."

Re:This is sad ... (1)

deblau (68023) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334532)

That's a whole lot of evidence that her body was carried in the car and dumped somewhere, then the car cleaned. It seems pretty clear a crime was committed in his car. I can't find anything in that long list that ties him to the crime. Maybe they have some harder evidence, and who knows, they convicted Scott Peterson. In the meantime, innocent until proven guilty and all that.

Re:This is sad ... (1)

killjoe (766577) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334448)

There are no winners in the american justice system. Once the cops put the handcuffs on you the best possible outcome is that you will be found not guilty after a trial. At the end of that process you will have lost all your money, your house, your job, your friends, and (not in this case of course) most likely your wife and family.

That's the best possible outcome.

The worst possible outcome is that you will be found guilty and gang raped repeatedly in prison. In america any jail sentence carries with it an adjunct punishment of rape.

Re:This is sad ... (3, Insightful)

asuffield (111848) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334498)

The really sad part is that if he's found guilty, the system will still be just as broken, but people will think it's fair. Which is why the system remains broken.

I've got the best naming ideas... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334010)

GoatseFS
UFIAFS ...
ProfitFS!

you forgot (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334074)

LawyerFS

m10

Truly this is sad... (3, Insightful)

bubulubugoth (896803) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334014)

As a company owner, this thing is so sad. But on the techinical aspect, ReiserFS has better numbers in i/o, read and write that ext3, but many, many times, the way Hans conducts himself, lead to more and more people running away from ReiserFS.

Novell have just switched from reiser to ex3 at opensuse 10.1 or 10.2, I can't remember well, and this was the last "mayor" distribution supporting it. Any way, his company was loosing value, even more, his company is more like a one man company that a group of people. I doubt Namesys has CMMI, or follows any structured development strategy, so, buying a company whos best product is the sole creation of his owner is a very, very bad move.

I hope he gets some money for his company.

Re:Truly this is sad... (1)

Bonker (243350) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334180)

As a company owner, this thing is so sad. But on the techinical aspect, ReiserFS has better numbers in i/o, read and write that ext3, but many, many times, the way Hans conducts himself, lead to more and more people running away from ReiserFS.

I've been reading about Hans since the murder indictment, but haven't really found much besides technical details of ReiserFS. What kind of behavior is he known for that would cause people to avoid him, or his products?

(Personally, I'm the sort to hold to the 'innocent before proven guilty' motto. No, I don't care if OJ's DNA was all over the bloody bodies of Ron and Nicole. He's innocent because the jury said so. Even if he killed the people, it's the price we pay for a merciful justice system.)

Re:Truly this is sad... (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334260)

Online, he'd post rants in threads, and attack posters rather than sticking to the issues. He'd have gained wider acceptance and more contributors for ReiserFS if he were more people-friendly. I love the fact that ReiserFS is zero-slack. (I was finally forced to switch away from ReiserFS because Myth and ReiserFS do not cooperate well, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that XFS is actually more responsive, even though (like most filesystems) it wastes a lot of storage space.)

Offline, Hans has a history of abusing his wife, anger issues, abusing his wife, and anger issues. The original story on the subject linked to past articles about the abuse and his overall character.

I'd have to say that based on what evidence the media cites, it does not look too good for him and any jury in the world would find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, unless the prosecutor REALLY screws up.

Re:Truly this is sad... (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334310)

I've been reading about Hans since the murder indictment, but haven't really found much besides technical details of ReiserFS. What kind of behavior is he known for that would cause people to avoid him, or his products?

It's ResierFS. Compare that to ext(2/3), HPFS, NTFS, HFS, XFS, ZFS, BFS, notice a pattern? You don't have to be a cynic to think maybe he's a little too interested in drumming up support for his consulting business. Obviously, it was successful or we wouldn't be seeing /. stories about him.

More importantly, ReiserFS is developed primarily by Reiser/Namesys. If they dropped suport and moved on (or got arrested), nobody would be left to maintain it.

How about DSFS... (2, Funny)

davmoo (63521) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334016)

Deep Shit File System

time for the linux community to intervene (2, Funny)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334028)

I think someone from slashdot needs to step up and confess to this murder. ReiserFS is a hell of a filesystem ... I would do it myself but I have an alibi. So who wants to be our patsy?

Re:time for the linux community to intervene (4, Funny)

Dissman (997434) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334084)

CowboyNeal did it. In the parlor, with the bookend.

*puts clue game away.*

Microsoft Could Buy It (1)

BenFranske (646563) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334072)

Maybe Microsoft could buy it and change the name to WinFS. It seems this might be the only way for them to get it out the door. It worked wonders for them with QDOS.

ReiserFS (1)

AlanS2002 (580378) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334078)

Who would buy it with Reiser3 being used less and less and with Reiser4 not fully implemented in the Linux Kernel?

Re:ReiserFS (1)

Fyre2012 (762907) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334204)

Who would buy it
Microsoft?

Give the money to his kids (4, Interesting)

cryfreedomlove (929828) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334094)

Perhaps he might get more takers and a higher price if the proceeds from the sale were used to set up a trust for his kids. They don't have a mother and their father will probably be in prison until he dies. Human buyers will make a more emotional connection with helping his kids than they will helping the defense of a murder suspect.

Re:Give the money to his kids (2, Insightful)

kg4czo (516374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334376)

Ummm.... It says he needs the money to help pay for his defense. I understand the "what about the children" concern, and I would normally agree with you. The article makes it pretty clear that his current concern is making sure he has a decent lawyer instead of a shit bag public defender that's less inclined to put up a fight. I suppose that if he does get off on a lack of evidence (no body), he would make sure his kids are taken care of, if he can. Child Protective Services would probably fight to keep his kids away from their father under the pretense that he's possibly dangerous.

Things don't look well for him at this point anyway....

Re:Give the money to his kids (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334394)


The best way to do this is to donate money to the The Nina Reiser Fund.

http://www.ninareiser.com/donate.html [ninareiser.com]

Re:Give the money to his kids (1)

NerveGas (168686) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334380)

"They don't have a mother and their father will probably be in prison until he dies."

In prison until he dies? For one measly murder? Yeah, right.... it's possible, but these days, not likely.

Re:Give the money to his kids (1)

AlanS2002 (580378) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334462)

Have you Yanks done away with habeas corpus or something?

Re:Give the money to his kids (2, Funny)

Bastian (66383) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334530)

What's this hay-bee-us cor-puss you speak of?

-a yank

My bet (1)

Apostata (390629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334116)

One of the big boys is going to come a 'callin: MS, Apple, or IBM. Good-bye "Reiser FS", hello "insert MarketingSpeak here" (I'm thinking someting inoffensive and corporate, like "YouFS" or "MSRULZ4VR").

Re:My bet (1)

bubbl07 (777082) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334458)

One of the big boys is going to come a 'callin: MS, Apple, or IBM. Good-bye "Reiser FS", hello "insert MarketingSpeak here" (I'm thinking someting inoffensive and corporate, like "YouFS" or "MSRULZ4VR").

If Apple bought it, it would most certainly be called iFS.

IBM already has a filesystem [ibm.com] , so maybe IFS?.

And no one cares about Microsoft.

sounds fishy (4, Funny)

theMerovingian (722983) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334122)


Reiser was arrested Oct. 10 after the Oakland Police Department found small drops of blood in his house and on his Honda CRX.

I'm not sure I'd want to buy a company from someone driving a Honda CRX [wikipedia.org] ...

Re:sounds fishy (1, Insightful)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334150)

I'm not sure I'd want to buy a company from someone driving a Honda CRX...

Out here in the Rest Of the World it is considered one of the first pure Hot Hatches. People race them, you know.

I thought it was a bit strange when mythbusters needed a small old car to trash and a viewer gave them a Fiat X1/9 which he described as "that piece of euro shit which has been cluttering up my drive way for five years". Where I live people pay big money for that exact car to do up and drive around in. Maybe Americans should just ban foreign cars on the basis of job protection.

Re:sounds fishy (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334222)

Out here in the Rest Of the World it is considered one of the first pure Hot Hatches. People race them, you know.
Um, I also live in Europe, and I agree with the grandparent. People also race old busted-up Volvos, that doesn't make them especially valuable, and they do not exactly inspire other people to place trust in their drivers.

The CRX is a fun old toy but as cars go, it's a piece of shit, in Europe and elsewhere. Get over it. (Posting anon to save my karma from the ricer mods.)

Re:sounds fishy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334266)

I'm not sure I'd want to buy a company from someone driving a Honda CRX...

Why, exactly? Is this supposed to be funny?

MurderFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334188)

MurderFS. Naah, I don't think that would work.

Why not GoogleFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334190)

Doesn't Google have $$$ to burn now?

Where is Cochran when you need him? (1)

Browzer (17971) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334198)

I wonder if he has an explanation for her blood drops in his house and on his Honda.

Re:Where is Cochran when you need him? (2, Funny)

Man in Spandex (775950) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334278)

You don't need Cochran, because he taught us the only technique that Hans needs: The Chewbacca Defense.

Hans, your only hope to strike back is to use the Chewbacca Defense and maybe then a new hope will rise upon your dark side of the story.

Re:Where is Cochran when you need him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334308)

He's with Nina Reiser.

SturgeonFS (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334214)

He's already taken the rest of his stuff.

Re:SturgeonFS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334522)

Sean tried to protect her and failed. I'm staying anonymous with this post to avoid being flamed, but I'd trust Sean at my back in a dark alley at midnight and him the only person in the world knowing I've got millions of dollars in bearer bonds in my pockets.

Reiser, OTOH, I wouldn't trust with him unarmed and handcuffed in front of me. He's an abusive control freak, and if you look at the quote, it amounts to "All the woes in my life are somebody else's fault."

Nina's bruises testified otherwise.

Prosecute murder with no body? (4, Insightful)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334250)

Can they actually prosecute a homicide with no body?
What would happen if he were convicted, and then Ms. Reiser shows up?
How can you claim someone is guilty of murder before you have declared the
victim is dead? Or if the victim is dead, has life insurance been collected, for instance?
I really don't see how you can have "murder" without a body, remains of a body, or some specific claim as to how the body was disposed of.

On the other hand, I *can* see how you could justify holding such a suspect without bail, sort of.
He should, at a minimum, explain where the seat from his Honda can be found. Seems like that might clear up a few things. (They locate that seat, find it isn't covered with blood and bone fragments or whatever they expect to find... That sort of thing would be pretty embarrassing to the prosecution, I'd guess.)

Of course, if I were a betting man, my money would not exactly be riding on Hans' innocence. The car seat bothers me a lot. (The State of California is required to presume his innocence, but I am not, unless I happen to get called on his jury...)

Re:Prosecute murder with no body? (1)

dbIII (701233) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334328)

Can they actually prosecute a homicide with no body?

Yes, even if you try to blame it on a dingo.

Re:Prosecute murder with no body? (1)

Shadyman (939863) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334472)

What would happen if he were convicted, and then Ms. Reiser shows up?

Then he would still be convicted, because he can't be tried again, that'd be Double Jeopardy. I'll take File Systems for $1000, please, Alex.

This could be bad (2, Funny)

Trogre (513942) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334254)

I can only add one comment to what's already been said with a quick prayer:

Please not Microsoft Please not Microsoft Please not Microsoft Please not Microsoft Please not Microsoft

MICRO$SOFT WILL PROFIT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17334316)

Microsoft will buy the company destroy the products and merge them into Windoze.

Why do people still use Windoze? The feature set sucks and is good only for novices.

oh great (5, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334336)

here comes the GoldenPalace.com file system

those guys will buy anything if it gets them a free bit of news/ pr

the most tasteless entry? (5, Funny)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334352)

The IToldYouNotToBotherMeWhenImCodingBitch file system.

Possible name (5, Funny)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334444)

OJSystem
.
.
.
(for Open Journaled System, of course)

Paypal me! (3, Funny)

Schraegstrichpunkt (931443) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334492)

I'm collecting donations to buy reiserfs so I can release it under the GPL. Paypal me at mailto:slash@example.com [mailto] !

WiKiFS (1, Funny)

Raistlin77 (754120) | more than 7 years ago | (#17334510)

Or WiKiFiSy... Wife Killer File System.
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