Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE: Comment by Oliver
by judgen on Sun 8th Jun 2008 16:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by Oliver"
judgen
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2006-07-12

Hitler was not an awful writer. The first part of mein kampf is actually quite enjoyable, and it gives insight to where his beliefs came from. You should spend and hour or two reading it.

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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by javiercero1 on Sun 8th Jun 2008 21:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

If you find any portion of Mein Kampf remotely "enjoyable" you have issues.

It is substandard literature written by a frustrated artist with deliriums of grandeur. But then most German literature is boring as f*ck, so he may have not stuck out so bad.

In any case, since Hitler has been named... according to Godwin's law, this discussion is over.

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RE[3]: Comment by Oliver
by olefiver on Mon 9th Jun 2008 07:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Oliver"
olefiver Member since:
2008-04-04

Godwin's law
"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

I fail to see why the discussion is over according to Godwin's law, since it don't say anything about ending an discussion, just the probability of one involving Hitler or nazis.
Besides, even if Godwin's law could be used that way, and imho it can't, how would one discuss Hilter or nazism?
We should be able to discuss nazism without having a poor interpretation of Godwin's law thrown in the face.


BTW, I think your using a little bit of Reductio ad Hitlerum, in the sense that you're judging judgen's mental state based strongly on his/hers taste in literature: if one likes Hitlers book, one must have "issues"
By your standards and use of Godwin's law, your argument is void

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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by yahya on Tue 10th Jun 2008 16:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

Hitler was not an awful writer. The first part of mein kampf is actually quite enjoyable, and it gives insight to where his beliefs came from. You should spend and hour or two reading it.


Can you specify, what exactly you found "enjoyable"? German is my first language, so I had the chance to read the original. I didn't make it beyond the first two chapters, because the language is just clumsy, awkward and pathetic.

It doesn't even radiate the "evil grandeur" you would expect from it, just his frustration with the Weimar Republic which would deny him due recognition and had taken away the good old order. It lacks any intellectual depths or (evil) beauty.

Hitler may have been a master of mass psychology, think of the well-orchestrated party conventions, but he was an awful writer and an even worse artist.

There is one recording of him in a natural situation, where you here him talking in his normal voice (google for "Mannerheim tapes"), this also shows that he certainly hasn't had the brightest intellect.
Certainly he would have been unable to deliver a work of true art and creativity as a a Linux file system.

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