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Jun. 28th, 2007


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Geeks Gone Wrong

Seriously, when people tell me that my life and lifestyle are highly complex and unusual, I'm just going to point to Hans Reiser and shrug. I feel securely mundane in my lifestyle by comparison and I'd like to keep it that way.

It really really is worth the 7 page read. This story is more insane than any novel that could be written (because a novel that was as insane would cause a difficulty with suspension of disbelief).

You've got geeks, sado-masochism, adultery, internet brides, multinational corporations, russian mafia, a murder mystery with no body, no weapon, and only small traces of blood, a guy obsessed with teaching 6 year olds the "culture of manhood" with ultra-violent video games, a best friend who has confessed to murdering 8 people, a guy who even in jail defending his claim of innocence can't stop evangelizing the theory behind his computer innovations, claims of therapists creating memories, children stolen to russia, a mother who was at burning man at the time of the crime, last minute car mechanics...

Completely fucking insane.

I wonder if we'll ever know the whole story? How will the trial and ongoing investigation play out? Is Hans innocent? Where is Nina? Are there ANY sane non-suspicious characters in this story?

Read the story. It's more insane than that.

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Date:June 28th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
That definitely sounds like a book/movie in the making. We may never know the whole story, but I would lay a bet that it will sensationalized in the entertainment industry.
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Date:June 28th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
that missing front passenger seat is a real problem, methinks.

Also what kind of weirdo wants to teach a 6 year old to "be a man" by showing him ultra-violent Vietnam video games? When his biggest threat in Berkeley is probably being picked up by some sexual predator and thrown in a van? Not encountering goblins with shotguns? And, if he wants this to be "realistic" training for real life, why does he tell the kid (who is *shockingly* having nightmares) that he can blow up monsters with "magical dynamite?" Y'know, just carry some of that around with you in your "Manly Weapon Pack" every day and you'll be all set, junior! They sell it at Walgreens in the well-known weapons aisle. WTF!?
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Date:June 28th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yah, I'm not in any way suggesting that this guy doesn't seem both probably guilty and crazy. Just that the case is FULL OF WEIRDNESS.

I mean either he did it or there's an INSANE conspiracy to really fuck him over. The simpler answer is usually true, but the guys life is pretty complex...
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Date:June 28th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
In the Slashdot thread on this article, Bruce Perens (who actually knows the parties involved) seemed actively sickened by the article. This really affected my reading of it.
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