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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Comment by h3rman
by h3rman on Sun 8th Jun 2008 20:45 UTC
h3rman
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2006-08-09

As my teacher in Dutch Literature always used to say: "Most Dutch writers are assholes, but that doesn't discredit their contributions to the world of literature in any way."


He's wrong.
Ultimately, an "asshole" will not be able to achieve truly great art.

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RE: Comment by h3rman
by javiercero1 on Sun 8th Jun 2008 21:27 in reply to "Comment by h3rman"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

Picasso by all accounts was somewhat a rotten human being. Heck we wouldn't even let any hair dresser cut his hair, because he was convinced some of the women he had abused and used would be most certainly performing voodoo using his hair. So he only trusted a single person to give him hair cuts.

He managed to produce some magnificent art, while being a big asshole.

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RE[2]: Comment by h3rman
by h3rman on Sun 8th Jun 2008 21:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by h3rman"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Good point. ;)

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RE: Comment by h3rman
by raver31 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 08:15 in reply to "Comment by h3rman"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Assholes cannot make true art ?

So I take it you have not seen "Two Girls and a Cup" ????

LOL

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RE[2]: Comment by h3rman
by h3rman on Mon 9th Jun 2008 08:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by h3rman"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

No, that's how culturally deprived I am these days. ;)

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RE: Comment by h3rman
by Colonel Panic on Mon 9th Jun 2008 11:49 in reply to "Comment by h3rman"
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2005-07-28

"As my teacher in Dutch Literature always used to say: "Most Dutch writers are assholes, but that doesn't discredit their contributions to the world of literature in any way."


He's wrong.
Ultimately, an "asshole" will not be able to achieve truly great art.
"

Sure you can. Just look at RMS.

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RE[2]: Comment by h3rman
by h3rman on Mon 9th Jun 2008 12:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by h3rman"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

"[q]As my teacher in Dutch Literature always used to say: "Most Dutch writers are assholes, but that doesn't discredit their contributions to the world of literature in any way."


He's wrong.
Ultimately, an "asshole" will not be able to achieve truly great art.
"

Sure you can. Just look at RMS. [/q]

I admit. You win. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by h3rman
by tomcat on Mon 9th Jun 2008 22:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by h3rman"
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2006-01-06

"[q]As my teacher in Dutch Literature always used to say: "Most Dutch writers are assholes, but that doesn't discredit their contributions to the world of literature in any way."
He's wrong. Ultimately, an "asshole" will not be able to achieve truly great art. " Sure you can. Just look at RMS. [/q]

Emacs and the GNU Public License don't qualify as "art."

Edited 2008-06-09 22:05 UTC

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