Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Reiser Laughs During Missing Wife Murder Hearing

Filed under
Reiser

Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser repeatedly laughed in court and whispered in his lawyer's ear Wednesday as prosecutors presented circumstantial evidence aimed at proving that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared on Sept. 3.

Reiser's preliminary hearing, which began Monday, adjourned at the end of the day Wednesday and will resume next Wednesday, when prosecutors will present DNA evidence in the case.

After court adjourned, Reiser's attorney, William DuBois, confidently said he thinks prosecutors haven't yet presented enough evidence to convince Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger to order Reiser, 43, to stand trial.

Full Story.

Hardly a laughing matter...

This guy is really messed up in the head. I am not saying he killed his wife, but paired with the "hiding" out from police and laughing in court, it's not working to his favor. The fact that he looks deranged doesn't help things either.

re: Hardly a laughing matter...

I believed since the first article that he did it and the more that is revealed, the more I am convinced. Those geniuses think they can outsmart the police. But dang, he made some stupid errors that's gonna get him convicted.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

development

I never actually used reiserfs. I always used ext2 then ext3.
But I am concerned about how this affects reiserfs development and ultimately kernel development.

re: development

yeah, I know. I've used reiserfs for years, but only last coupla years been using ext3 a lot on secondary installs (or whatever was default). My main system is reiserfs. I was wondering about the same thing too, and kinda wishing I had gone ext3. Some folks at Namesys said it wouldn't effect development unless he was convicted. But I don't think it's looking too good for him. He's cocky and laughing it up, but that's some pretty incriminating evidence found in his car.

I'd been looking forward to testing reiser4, but I think I'll just stick with ext3 from now on.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

re: development

I don't think it will affect the development right off the bat, but Novell who was a long time supporter of Reiser switched over to ext recently. I can't think of any distros off hand that also use Resier as the default fs though, there may be others.

Going to be a not-so-fun ride I think.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why? In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite. Read more

Red Hat, Chilean government hold talks on open source initiative

The head of Chilean regulator Pedro Huichalaf agreed to pass information regarding the benefits of open source software to the ministerial committee for digital development Read more

IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings

IT decision makers are increasingly turning to open source over proprietary software because they believe it offers them better business continuity and control Read more

Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible. Read more