Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 08:21 UTC, submitted by Jason Slack
Legal In October 2006, Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS filesystem, was arrested under the suspicion of the murder of his wife, Nina, who had disappeared off the face of the earth after dropping their two children off at Hans' home. The two were divorced, and fighting a legal battle over ownership of the Namesys company and the custody of their children. Even though the body was never found, he has been declared guilty of first degree murder.
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RE[3]: What a pity
by neowolf on Wed 30th Apr 2008 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a pity"
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It seems a bit strange to call having a jury of your peers medieval, implying that having your fate decided by a single person or small group in power as not being so despite that being.. well.. how it was done then.

Though really jury or judge alike, neither is going to be all that scientific at all. In both cases it's people looking at evidence presented by both sides and coming to a conclusion. That's not science. (Unfortunately though, regardless of which of those two systems you prefer there, they're both in ways about as good as it's going to reasonably get.)

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