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Old 10-11-2006, 07:56 AM   #16
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Linux users will wonder where this will leave Reiser 4
Anyone who wonders about this more than the life of a human being needs to do some serious thinking about their outlook on life... Deal with Life and Law first, then worry about some crappy filesystem written by a geek.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:07 AM   #17
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I think it's more than a little premature to consider him guilty or his wife murdered, and I'm somewhat disappointed in the people here who would jump to that conclusion. His wife might be frolicking on a Cancun beach with the pool boy for all any of you know.

That said, if he is guilty and if there is enough interest to continue with the project, a name change would certainly seem appropriate to me.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:21 AM   #18
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All merged in nice and neatly.

Priorities:
Where is she?
Is she alive or dead?
Dide he do it?
If not, who did?
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Where does this leave the filesystem?

Get em straight children.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:38 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by acid_kewpie
Anyone who wonders about this more than the life of a human being needs to do some serious thinking about their outlook on life... Deal with Life and Law first, then worry about some crappy filesystem written by a geek.
I felt the same way when people joked about Steve Irwin's death.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:47 AM   #20
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aah what the hell... I started to use JFS upon Slackware 11's arrival LOL
The Inquirer comments here in their article
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there is a hope that Novell or IBM pick up the pieces and finish up Reiser 4 for inclusion in the kernel. Our gut feeling is that if they did this they might want to change the name.
LOL quite true I think it is
 
Old 10-11-2006, 10:17 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by zetabill
True... he does seem to be quite bitter over his financial situation... the divorce just doesn't help that at all. Assuming he actually did this... my point is basically that I'm saddened to watch such intelligence deteriorate into this particular situation. It's even worse that he cannot handle it and allows himself to be embittered.

The whole thing is unsettling... every aspect of it... from beginning to end...
I don't know where the idea that intelligence correlates with moral behavior comes from? You state that his intelligence deteriorated into this situation, but that implies that his intelligence made him a moral person. There are many intelligent people who do horrific things in this world. It's unfortunate that this may have happened.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 12:10 PM   #22
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if anyone else is on facebook, i created the group:
"You can take away Hans Reiser, but you can't take away my ReiserFS!"

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2213067933

I refuse to give up my reiserfs :P
 
Old 10-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #23
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and yet again in the face of such serious implications of life and death people continue to post drivel about a filesystem....
 
Old 10-11-2006, 02:37 PM   #24
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and yet again in the face of such serious implications of life and death people continue to post drivel about a filesystem....
What do you expect? If he hadn't written a filesystem we would not even be discussing this here. I doubt anyone here is trying to trivialize Nina Reiser's disappearance, however, many will rightfully be concerned about the future of software they are using. It is not callous, it is pragmatic. Can we not be concerned about both? Call me a prick if it makes you feel morally superior, but I'll be saving my tears for _if_ and _when_ a body turns up.

As was posted at slashdot, anything discussed here _other_ than the repercussions on the filesystem is either senseless gossip or empty platitudes as so few details are known at this point.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:24 PM   #25
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What do you expect? If he hadn't written a filesystem we would not even be discussing this here....
I completely agree with your post
Being fully sincere, I'm really concerned for Reiser4's future but nothing else.
Call me whatever names you people want to, I won't mind
 
Old 10-14-2006, 04:36 AM   #26
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Ok. First of all.. people get kidnapped/murdered/raped every day.. if all of you "oh my god how can you think of the filesystem instead of the woman" are not UPSET/DEPRESSED 24/7 because of this cold hard fact that sh** is happening ALL THE TIME somewhere in the world but the media isn't there to dramatize it to no end .. then you are hypocrites.

If I'd have to chose between her life and the filesystem, I'd chose her life.

But don't ask me to pretend I'm upset or that my day is in any way worse knowing she disappeared. Should ReiserFS die, yes, that'd affect me.

Yes, I think of the future of ReiserFS rather than the future of the woman, neither of which is in my hands. The former is which I care about most.

I care about what affects me personally.

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Old 10-14-2006, 06:27 PM   #27
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I say the folks who accused me of being callous should drop the false humility, because as introuble mentioned, people get slain or disappear every single day. This would not have hit tech news sites if it were some random joe or someone at the head of a car or appliance company.

If you consider me callous or uncaring and you've enjoyed watching and laughing at "The Naked Gun" or anything else featuring OJ on or after June 12, 1994, or admire the Mercury and Apollo missions (the design of Wernher von Braun, a nazi who designed the V1 and V2 rockets which pummeled the UK throughout WWII), or ever flew on a jet (the brainchild ofHeinkel Flugzeugwerke) then you are at least as "guilty" as I am. In other words, not guilty whatsoever. Reiser happened to be the brain behind a great filesystem.

Why throw the baby away with the bathwater? I hope that Hans is innocent and its a case of a woman faking her death and hiding out in Russia or whatever to make Hans look bad, and that their children did not lose their mother. The truth is, we don't know the facts but given the history it looks very bad, that Hans probably is guilty, based on circumstances. If we were to throw away the work, designs, and inventions of every evildoer from the past, we would still be limited to 18th century technology at best.

In any case, if it were Linus, everyone would be wondering "who will be managing the kernel?"

This is no different. I merely posed a legitimate question everyone is probably wondering but due to false humility unwilling to ask.

Good grief. Get over yourselves.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 01:51 AM   #28
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Edit: I think this thread has run its course. My hope remains for a favorable outcome to this situation

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