R: Re: The best equipment for MD simulations

I got upset because you called me irresponsible and you used not very polite
tones! I was looking for precisely the information that you have given in your
last e-mail and you would have simply been able to give them to me without
raising any controversy because I say so you do not have experience on
computers! My questions derive from my inexperience but this does not entitle
you to tell me that I'm irresponsible and that I want to throw away money as
you said in your first mails! I hope that this question will close here. I
think a bit of humility and good manners never hurts.

Caterina

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Ogg: Re: [lammps-users] The best equipment for MD simulations

sorry to not let this thread die down, but i think it is in the
general interest of a few more users to demonstrate why the questions
you were asking are not good questions.

Hi,
I'm Caterina, a researcher of Mechanical Engineering Departement of
University of Calabria, Italy. My Departement has to buy a complete

equipment

I got upset because you called me irresponsible and you used not very polite
tones! I was looking for precisely the information that you have given in your
last e-mail and you would have simply been able to give them to me without
raising any controversy because I say so you do not have experience on

i was only able to reply in the manner and with the level of detail, i
did now because of the additional information conveyed in the course
of the discussion. if you look through the trajectory of the
discussion, you should note that my first answer is following the
exact same direction and was quite polite as well. my recommendation
to talk to an expert off-list still stands.

the situation then escalated, because *you* chose to ignore the well
meant (and non-agressive) advice and insisted on specific details that
i explained are useless for your purpose. so if you talk about being
impolite, you have to blame yourself as much as me. i am a direct
person and tell things the way i see. i have learned that being polite
in such technical topics is doing no good good at all. polite advice
gets ignored or leads to additional (time consuming) questions where i
get asked to explain why i don't give the kind of advice that was
expected initially. being drastic avoids that.

computers! My questions derive from my inexperience but this does not entitle
you to tell me that I'm irresponsible and that I want to throw away money as
you said in your first mails! I hope that this question will close here. I
think a bit of humility and good manners never hurts.

sorry, but i cannot let this stand uncommented. please note that being
inexperienced is no excuse for being unreasonable and disrespectful,
if you don't get the answer you want. i answer a lot of e-mails, and
you can see that my level of aggressiveness scales linearly with how
unreasonable and disrespectful people react.

axel.

Katie,

Don’t bother. There will be two type of people in research world - 1) Modest 2) Cheap.

These modest people may be known as Albert Einstein / Neil Bohr / Rutherford / Newton.

Other types - umm … May be Axel the girl …

This whole thing is moving into BS territory and I believe is about time to let it stop for the benefit of all participants in this forum.
Carlos