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Hans Reiser's Father Doing Courtroom Pushups; Warns of 'Techno-Geek SNM Crowd'

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wired blog: The Hans Reiser murder trial drifted into the netherworld here Wednesday after the defendant's father took the stand, at times rambling uncontrollably and apologizing for it.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: The Vilification Defense Begins

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blog.wired.com: The vilification of Nina Reiser is commencing in earnest here at Hans Reiser's murder trial. After three months of the prosecution's case, Hans Reiser's defense opened Tuesday with verbal salvos portraying wife Nina Reiser as the not-so-perfect woman.

Nina Reiser's Mother, Defense Attorney Verbally Sparring

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blog.wired.com: The trial of People v. Hans Reiser picked up here Thursday where it left off the day before: The murder defendant's attorney was sparring with the mother of the defendant's missing wife.

Also: Prosecution Rests in Hans Reiser Murder Trial; Defense Moves for Acquittal

Nina Reiser's Mother Calls Son in Law 'a Killer'

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blog.wired.com: Nina Reiser's mother took the witness stand for the second day in the trial of Hans Reiser. She testified Wednesday that Hans Reiser told her Nina Reiser was a "bad wife."

Also: CBS Paying Nina Reiser's Mother $20,000 as Part of Trial Broadcast

Last Prosecution Witness to Take Stand in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial reaches a milestone Monday, when the prosecution is expected to put on its last witness -- three months after jurors began hearing some 50 witnesses here in Alameda County Superior Court.

Also: Nina Reiser's Mom Sobbing on Witness Stand

Hans Reiser Subject of New Play

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Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

Nina Reiser's Last Phone Call Was to Hans Reiser on Day She Vanished

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blog.wired.com: The phone call from Nina Reiser's cell phone was placed to her estranged husband, Hans Reiser -- the popular Linux programmer who is accused of killing her, according to testimony here Thursday.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Refocusing on Nina Reiser

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blog.wired.com: After weeks of forensic evidence and other testimony, the softer side of the Hans Reiser murder trial re-emerged here Wednesday when the 3-month-old case refocused on the Linux programmer's wife, who vanished Sept. 3, 2006.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Delayed 2 Days

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blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial was delayed for two days Monday. Prosecutor Paul Hora is unable to attend the proceedings here in Alameda County Superior Court until Wednesday. His wife had a baby boy Saturday.

Reiser's son afraid to return to U.S.

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abclocal.go.com: Attorneys for Nina Reiser's mother say Nina's son is afraid to return to the U.S. from Russia because of all the trauma he has suffered since Nina disappeared, a social services worker testified today.

Also: Cops Find $9,000 and Passport on Hans Reiser

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today's leftovers

  • Required update to recent libarchive

    The compression algorithm zstd brings faster compression and decompression, while maintaining a compression ratio comparable with xz. This will speed up package installation with pacman, without further drawbacks. The imminent release of pacman 5.2 brings build tools with support for compressing packages with zstd. To install these packages you need libarchive with support for zstd, which entered the repositories in September 2018. In order for zstd compressed packages to be distributed, we require all users to have updated to at least libarchive 3.3.3-1. You have had a year, so we expect you already did update. Hurry up if you have not.

  • openSUSE to have Summit in Dublin

    The openSUSE Community is going to Ireland March 27 and 28, 2020, for openSUSE Summit Dublin. Registration for the summit has begun and the Call for Papers is open until Feb. 14. The summit will begin at the end of SUSE’s premier annual global technical conference SUSECON. Partners of openSUSE, open-source community projects and community members are encouraged to register for the summit and submit a talk. The schedule for the openSUSE Summit Dublin will be posted on Feb. 17.

  • Khronos Opens Door For Allowing More Open-Source Drivers To Reach Conformance Status

    Khronos president Neil Trevett was at this month's XDC2019 conference in Montreal and he clarified their position on accepting conformance submissions by the open-source drivers. He clarified that any of the open-source driver projects working on a conformant implementation for OpenGL / OpenCL / Vulkan can indeed submit to Khronos without paying any vendor fees, etc. That includes all drivers, just not those part of (or not) Khronos Group members.

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Proprietary Software Leftovers

  • Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook

    At its annual hardware event, Google today announced the launch of the Pixelbook Go, the latest iteration of its first-party Chromebook lineup. Starting at $649, the Pixelbook Go marks a return to the standard laptop format after last year’s Pixelbook with a 180-degree hinge and the Pixel Slate 2-in-1. The Go will come with a 16:9 13.3-inch touch screen and either an HD or 4K display, two USB-C ports, a built-in Titan-C security chip, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It’s powered by Intel Core CPUs, starting with an m3 chip at the low end and an i7 at the top end. Available colors are black and “not pink” and pre-orders start now, but only for the black version. “Not pink” is coming soon.

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    Former national cyber security adviser Alastair MacGibbon and former Optus Business managing director John Paitaridis joined forces to create the country's largest pure cyber security company, with 400 staff and backing from private equity firm BGH Capital.

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    Part of the security issue for ATMs is that many of them are, in essence, aged Windows computers.

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