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Hans Reiser’s ‘Geek Defense’ Could Backfire

“The most undisputed assertion in the trial of Hans Reiser, the
Linux programmer accused of killing his estranged wife, is that
he’s a geek to the nth degree. He’s been called strange, socially
inept, devoid of emotion, and paranoid… and no one disagrees.

“Even the typically easy-going Alameda County Superior Court
Judge Larry Goodman, who is presiding over the Oakland,
Calif.-based trial, called Reiser arrogant and rude and at one
point, in the jury’s absence, said ‘there are not enough words in
the English language to describe what you are,” according to news
accounts…”

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