Look for the dancing trees

Wired reports that Hans Reiser is trying to get his sentence reduced in return for showing authorities where Nina Reiser’s body is. Presumably the pieces are of manageable size and spread evenly throughout a wooded area for easy, order-N retrieval. Probably indexed in his journal. As someone said on Slashdot: Finally, someone in open source is a bigger asshole than Theo.

Eat: Rejected Article Idea #94

Human beings eat and drink a lot of strange things. The discharged unfertilized ova of fowl, for example. The eyeballs of sheep. The yellow sticky secretions of small insects. Coffee beans extracted from the droppings of animals. The chemicals excreted by yeast. Fungus dug out of the ground by pigs. And so on. I thought, suppose there were aliens out there. Suppose they came to earth, seeking not friendship, but gourmet delicacies.