Thursday, February 2, 2017

John Carmack On $500M Court Ruling

John Carmack, responding to yesterday's $500 million judgement against Oculus for patent infringement and violating a non-disclosure agreement, made a lengthy Facebook post questioning the expert witnesses' credibility.

Early on in his testimony, I wanted to stand up say “Sir! As a man of (computer) science, I challenge you to defend the efficacy of your methodology with data, including false positive and negative rates.” After he had said he was “Absolutely certain there was non-literal copying” in several cases, I just wanted to shout “You lie!”. By the end, after seven cases of “absolutely certain”, I was wondering if gangsters had kidnapped his grandchildren and were holding them for ransom.