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Wife killer, programmer Hans Reiser must pay kids $60M

Civil jury in California orders the convicted murderer, once known in tech circles for his Linux software, to pay his two children $60 million for killing their mother.

By Jul. 17, 2012


Bono risks becoming next Lars Ulrich

U2's frontman lashes out at ISPs for not doing more to stem online piracy because--he contends--they profit from illegal file sharing.

By Jan. 3, 2010


Is Reznor a digital-music visionary? Ask Lars Ulrich

Metallica's drummer and onetime Napster basher says he wants to pick Reznor's brain about the band maybe leaving its music label. Wait, doesn't he hate tech?

By Mar. 24, 2009


Lars Ulrich suggests Metallica could follow Radiohead

Heavy-metal drummer and lightening rod for antipiracy efforts changes his tune.

By Apr. 25, 2008


Geekiness at issue in Hans Reiser trial

When it comes to stereotypical nerds, the programmer accused of murdering his wife is in a class of his own, or at least that's what his defense attorney would like the jury to think.

By Mar. 3, 2008


Cheese made from human toe jam, belly-button bacteria

If you're not prone to queasiness, then go ahead and read about artisanal cheeses crafted by scientists from the nose, toe, mouth, and belly-button bacteria of notable people.

By Nov. 21, 2013


Hans Reiser likely to get reduced sentence

The Linux programmer who was convicted in April of murdering his wife brings authorities to his victim's remains--and as a result could get off easier.

By Jul. 8, 2008


Hans Reiser guilty of first-degree murder

Following a long, drama-filled trial, a jury in Oakland, Calif., finds the Linux programmer guilty of murdering his estranged wife, whose body has never been found.

By Apr. 28, 2008


Hans Reiser's 'geek defense' could backfire

The Linux programmer's attorney argues his nerdy client is socially inept, strange, and paranoid--but not a murderer. Will the jury buy it?

By Apr. 22, 2008


Hans Reiser gets 15 years to life for murdering wife

Linux programmer pleads guilty to second-degree murder and thus gets a reduced sentence as part of a deal made in exchange for bringing police to his victim's body.

By Aug. 29, 2008