Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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RE[7]: the problem
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: the problem"
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It's the confrontational tone that's the bad thing. If you think something is "provable nonsense" then prove it, or better still rise above the comment by ignoring it (maybe someone else will prove it in your defence). Or write your comment without that first sentence - which I'm sure would have occurred to you if you read over the comment before posting.

I'm sorry, but this makes very little sense to me. I say something is provably nonsense, and then give said proof in the same comment (whether you agree with that proof is a different matter) - and somehow, that's confrontational? What am I supposed to do, add a smiley?

Or wait, is this comment confrontational as well?

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