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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Why all the gloating?
by dagw on Mon 9th Jun 2008 09:14 UTC
dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why all these comments along the lines of "I called this the first time I heard about it. Everybody who showed any doubt as to his guilt are complete morons". Since when did jumping to conclusions become virtue, and skepticism in the face of circumstantial evidence a sin?

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RE: Why all the gloating?
by Gorgak on Mon 9th Jun 2008 09:57 in reply to "Why all the gloating?"
Gorgak Member since:
2007-05-30

Since we evolved into humans, or even earlier, I suppose. We are mammals - with exceptionally high intelligence, compared to other mammals - but we are still animals and this is how we behave.

I find myself telling the Reiser story to my friends who are otherwise not interested in free software, and they suck it up like sponges. Not flattering, but true.

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RE: Why all the gloating?
by sbergman27 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 10:02 in reply to "Why all the gloating?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Why all these comments along the lines of "I called this the first time I heard about it. Everybody who showed any doubt as to his guilt are complete morons".

I did not call it the first time I heard about it. I formed my opinion of his guilt later. I suspect that the criticisms are aimed more at the people who seemed to feel that he couldn't be guilty because they really liked Reiser4.

Edited 2008-06-09 10:11 UTC

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RE: Why all the gloating?
by neowolf on Mon 9th Jun 2008 13:04 in reply to "Why all the gloating?"
neowolf Member since:
2005-07-06

Jumping to conclusions is good in the way that being highly skeptical in the face of a mountain of circumstantial evidence is. Both extremes are pretty ridiculous.

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