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Judge Koh Grants HTC's Redactions; Denies Samsung's Motion to File Supplement Expert Declaration~pj
Authored by: ukjaybrat on Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 03:40 PM EST
actually what you described using the sports analogy is "in-group/out-group
bias"

"confirmation bias" is the tendency to search for or interpret
information or memories in a way that confirms one's preconceptions.

---
IANAL

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Except I bet PJ can actually count
Authored by: cjk fossman on Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 05:08 PM EST
Can you?

How about some numbers?

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Judge Koh Grants HTC's Redactions; Denies Samsung's Motion to File Supplement Expert Declaration~pj
Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 07:54 PM EST

If you are the originator of this thread, I am finally responding to your response to my response to the original post. If you are not, than this is directed to the aforesaid entity.

I declined to reply to your reply to my response in which I dismissed you as someone who should have posted on Slashdot where you would be more appreciated. The mere thought of responding was just overwhelmingly tiresome. As I had said, I had seen it all before. I suspected you of having an agenda. Perhaps you would like us to consider the proposition that these big corporations are all the same, fighting it out in their own self-interest. They are a friend of no one but themselves.

Rather a depressing thought, but as I said, the outcome is of interest to me. I want to see Android win, but even more, I feel that it is not, in fact, just two companies duking it out, but rather, Apple attacking and Samsung defending.

There are strong 3rd party interests out there that want to confuse the public into just seeing this as just another "Battle among Titans", like you would have us see it. I believe Microsoft (or Apple) is behind this revisionist view, but it is a distortion of reality.

I suppose you see us here as being a part of the Collective, sharing the Group Mind, cheering on the team adopted by Hive Queen.

I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. We Groklaw regulars don't necessarily have much in common at all. We don't share the same ideology at all. In fact, discussion of religion or politics is forbidden here, for good reason. We would be all at each other's throats in an instant! Such is the diversity of views held here, from Left to Right, from Open Source to Proprietary.

We do, however, have a few things in common, out of the infinite variety things we may not share. For one thing, I bet most everyone that frequents Groklaw would have a fairly high level of literacy. Since Groklaw discussions usually revolve around documents written in obscure legalese, I don't think someone who struggles with basic literacy would stick around for long.

Beyond literacy, what else? What makes Groklaw different then, say, Slashdot?

Why of course, it is those very documents mentioned above! Perhaps you have noticed, almost every single Groklaw discussion begins with some documents from some on-going court case. These documents become the centre, the focus of the discussion. Note this then, it is not a shared ideology! It is a shared desired to seek the truth and meaning of these documents. The conversation never strays from that! In fact, we provide a thread for those who want to talk about something "Off topic".

So then imagine people from all walks of life, though with an interest in law and technology, all focused on discussing actual court processes as they unfold. Step by step as those processes evolve over time, every nuance of their significance and meaning is discussed.

Then something almost magical happens. It seems that most of us, most of the time, draw the same conclusions! Wow - that is really incredible! ...but maybe not - since we are all, after all, witnessing together the same events.

Then someone like you comes by, with the proposition that we are all wrong, perhaps we are all just sheep, though you never said that. You have this enthusiasm for your agenda, and this wonderful (misguided?) energy that is born of --- what? You are on a mission, and you want to convince us that we are all wrong...

Well, I am telling you, you are not going to give me pause. You do not move me. I arrived at my point of view of my own free will, tiny step by tiny step, reading the documents along with all my colleagues here, seeking out the Truth. Where were you then, anyhow? You are too late. I arrived at my conclusions some time ago. I heard all your arguments way back then, considered them, and rejected them. I am not going through that all over again. I believe in myself. I don't have to answer to you or anybody.

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Judge Koh Grants HTC's Redactions; Denies Samsung's Motion to File Supplement Expert Declaration~pj
Authored by: PJ on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 07:00 AM EST
You pretend you don't care and that we are
foolish to do so. But you rather obviously
do care, enough to not only fill this thread
with comments but also to reveal your own
choice, in that you pretend that FRAND
patent owners are abusing their patents by
asking for injunctions.

Since that is the position of Microsoft and
Apple (but not Nokia, by the way), you have
taken a position. Doesn't it bother you that
Apple doesn't care about you?

: )

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