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 timefortea
by ssa2204 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 18:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by timefortea"
ssa2204
Member since:
2006-04-22

I knew there'd be a lively discussion when I saw that one of the OSNews articles was about Hans Reiser. And I wasn't disappointed. Personally I think that until he actually shows them a body, his conviction is still unsafe and it is not 100% certain that he committed the crime. We aren't out of the woods yet on this one...


This comment I just could not pass up. How much more blindly will some people follow is amazing. The ability of some humans to believe in a position in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary is a sad testament to the human mind and the idea of free thought.

It was bad enough to see the idiocy a few months back by all these pathetic apologizers. I especially loved all the Euros that cried about the evils of the US justice system and how flawed it was (as opposed to Europe where a child raping murderer can get off in 5 years!). This Reiser fellow was scum, and he deserved no respect. Due to the childish and insane defense of this loser, the Reseir FS is now invariably tainted. Not just by the name, but even by the pathetic attempts at defense of this monster by legions of blind and ignorant fanboys.

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21


It was bad enough to see the idiocy a few months back by all these pathetic apologizers. I especially loved all the Euros that cried about the evils of the US justice system and how flawed it was (as opposed to Europe where a child raping murderer can get off in 5 years!).

'Euro' is a currency, euros' being the plural of such. Presumably you meant 'Europeans'. Well Europe is made up of at least 50 nations, all with different laws. The assertion that a 'child raping murderer can get off in 5 years' is disingenuous at best and a belligerent, over-generalization at worst

BTW, there are numerous cases in North America (which I presume you are from) where child rapists have been given short prison terms. Though, just like Europe, this can hardly be considered the rule.

I'm sure you think that you are replying to a particularly ignorant post, but 'fight fire with fire' is a poor way to respond.

Edited 2008-06-09 20:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by timefortea
by helf on Wed 11th Jun 2008 15:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by timefortea"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Comments such as his are what give Americans a bad name in the eyes of the world ;)

Speaking as an American, It can be rather annoying.

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RE[2]: Comment by timefortea
by sorpigal on Mon 9th Jun 2008 21:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by timefortea"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

"I knew there'd be a lively discussion when I saw that one of the OSNews articles was about Hans Reiser. And I wasn't disappointed. Personally I think that until he actually shows them a body, his conviction is still unsafe and it is not 100% certain that he committed the crime. We aren't out of the woods yet on this one...


This comment I just could not pass up. How much more blindly will some people follow is amazing. The ability of some humans to believe in a position in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary is a sad testament to the human mind and the idea of free thought.

It was bad enough to see the idiocy a few months back by all these pathetic apologizers. I especially loved all the Euros that cried about the evils of the US justice system and how flawed it was (as opposed to Europe where a child raping murderer can get off in 5 years!). This Reiser fellow was scum, and he deserved no respect. Due to the childish and insane defense of this loser, the Reseir FS is now invariably tainted. Not just by the name, but even by the pathetic attempts at defense of this monster by legions of blind and ignorant fanboys.
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Who's defending Reiser? I am one of the ones who objected to this case in the past and I will do so again today. You will accuse me of blind devotion, but this is not the case. My only devotion is to things I know to be true. I don't know whether he did or did not kill his wife, nor do I care. His guilt or innocence is not important to me. What I do care about is the legal system in the USA, where I have lived all my life. This conviction is against the principles of the American justice system and should not have been handed down.

This is a case where the evidence was slim and circumstantial. Did he kill his wife? Let's say for the sake of argument that he did. Does this mean he should be convicted for it? The answer to that is *only if it can be proven* that he killed here. There was no proof, there was very little evidence, and so there is an objection to this by me. He should not have been convicted, guilty or not, with so little evidence.

For the record, I use ext3 and have never been particularly enamored of reiserfs3 and never tried v4.

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RE[3]: Comment by timefortea
by Worloch on Tue 10th Jun 2008 02:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by timefortea"
Worloch Member since:
2008-06-09

Who's defending Reiser? I am one of the ones who objected to this case in the past and I will do so again today. You will accuse me of blind devotion, but this is not the case. My only devotion is to things I know to be true. I don't know whether he did or did not kill his wife, nor do I care. His guilt or innocence is not important to me. What I do care about is the legal system in the USA, where I have lived all my life. This conviction is against the principles of the American justice system and should not have been handed down.

This is a case where the evidence was slim and circumstantial. Did he kill his wife? Let's say for the sake of argument that he did. Does this mean he should be convicted for it? The answer to that is *only if it can be proven* that he killed here. There was no proof, there was very little evidence, and so there is an objection to this by me. He should not have been convicted, guilty or not, with so little evidence.

PREACH IT!

Seriously though, I agree completely... except about not using reiserfs ;) , I am using reiserfs v3, it's a fantastic filesystem regaurdless of the alleged actions of its author.

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RE[2]: Comment by timefortea
by timefortea on Tue 10th Jun 2008 17:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by timefortea"
timefortea Member since:
2006-10-11

My post seems to have got you quite wound up about all of the people in Europe so perhaps I should explain it a little more: Just because someone says they are going to reveal where the body is, does not prove that they have committed the crime. When he does actually reveal the body, then the probably of him committing the crime approaches 100%. There is the remote possibility that he didn't commit the crime, has gone out of his mind and decided he is going to pretend to lead them to the body and attempt to escape.

I do not know Hans and do not care about what happens to him and I am certainly not one of his fans...

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