Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

If a friendly reminder of the obvious causes you to go nuts and start an argument with a stranger, that's a problem with you, not me.

Just trying to correct a problem. The level of discussion will never rise if people don't make more of an effort. Placing the words "friendly reminder" doesn't change the fact it was a stupid comment. As a friendly reminder, try not to restate the obvious and help raise the level beyond noise. Most threads read on this site add little value and nothing is to be learned from them. Can't we do better?

By the way, here's our discussion where you thought you needed to explain why SpaceX is landing on a barge:


Do you think I don't understand why SpaceX is using a barge in the ocean? I'm trying to dig deeper and you seem to be stuck in the mundane.

All I see there is a very poor understanding of SpaceX's approach. The moment you mention hovering, you've shown you don't know what they're doing. And this is supposed to be an argument against stating the "obvious"??

I was providing you with another example of you adding zero value. I wasn't trying to limit the conversation to SpaceX's current approach. I was attempting to have a broader discussion of possibilities.

You seem to enjoy the more mundane, which is fine. However, I'm really trying to drive home the point that some people want more. Perhaps you can take notice and not insert drivel into conversations?

Even if stating the obvious is a sin (and I'm not convinced), it seems way less of a sin than starting gigantic unproductive arguments, or asking questions without doing the most basic of research first.

If you want to raise the level of discussion, look at the beam in your own eye first.

Certainly I'm not helping by continuing to grow this gigantic pointless argument, so I think this will be my last post here.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact