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by rachel
08 Feb 2010 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Agni 3 tested successfully
Replies: 129
Views: 26692

Re: Agni 3 tested successfully

Every nations maintains different missiles with different ranges. Even after a canisterized A5 is deployed with .. let's say a max range of 5000km .... A1, A2, A3 will not be phased out, but perhaps replaced by canisterized versions of these missiles. We need missiles with ranges of 300km, 700km, 15...
by rachel
28 Jan 2010 19:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 142454

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Crowding in the new DMRC lines is due to the progressive opening of lines, due to which the system is somewhat unbalanced, resulting in congestion in places. Once the entire ~200km Phase 2 network is open in mid 2010, things should run more smoothly. DMRC also significantly underestimated the popul...
by rachel
28 Jan 2010 19:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

So, Nissan Micra will be produced in THAILAND for export all over Asia, while Micra made in India will be exported to MidEast, Africa, and Europe? BTW French unions will fight hard to prevent Renault Clio from being made in India and exported to Europe. Don't expect that to happen anytime soon. As f...
by rachel
21 Dec 2009 05:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 285174

Re: Indian Roads Thread

3. Don't build roads, build metro/train: Sure! Build rails to each home onlee!! !! Paris was designed in such a way that no location in the city proper is more than hafl km from a metrpo station. Paris has 215 km metro system, Delhi will have 190 km by Sept, more afterwards. Not metro to each home ...
by rachel
21 Dec 2009 05:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 285174

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Dileep, I understand and agree that BRTS is not appropriate everywhere.. u do need wide avenues to implement. Some say metros are too expensive, BRTS is cheaper ...but u know what? Sreedharan has proven that with DMRC< it can be done cheaply and fast. For cramped cities with few wide avenues, there ...
by rachel
16 Dec 2009 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 406617

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Russians are so much easier to work with on this nuke stuff. If the agreement ever gets broken, they will not ask for return of anything: reactors, uranium, or reprocessed material. They dont mind if we reprocess, I think they will even sell us reprocessing technology if we want. They're so much bet...
by rachel
16 Dec 2009 07:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 406617

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

There is a question been bugging me but everytime i ask, no one answers.. probably cuz they think it's too stupid or basic. Very fundamentally: before the US-India nuke agreement, we had already bought Russian reactors and uranium for them. I'm confused. Why did we need the US-India agreement then? ...
by rachel
10 Dec 2009 02:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 778
Views: 186792

Re: A Nation on the March

Shashi Tharoor speaking in TEDIndia about Indian soft power .... Great speech http://www.ted.com/talks/shashi_tharoor.html Very bad speech. Very stupid reasoning IMHO. Shashi is good looking, articulate and a great speaker. BUT the content of his speech is retarded. Listen carefully. He thinks that...
by rachel
05 Dec 2009 05:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

GM and Chinese to destroy India auto industry

Our pathetic loser Indian govt will not block this, but BART is 100 percent correct. GM will use REVA world-leading EV tech in their car, and now Chinese Panda gets that tech as well. I HATE GM, and I hate the loser Indian govt. They are destroying everything. CHINA will steal all our tech and gain ...
by rachel
29 Nov 2009 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Yes, but they wont really be launching second either, it seems from the timeframe that they will launch either during the same timeframe or perhasps just a few months before the big guys do. I really was hoping that India would be number one in this field of electric cars. Want to know what my dream...
by rachel
28 Nov 2009 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Recent news on the Indian EV front leads me to believe that an opportunity has been squandered, to some extent. What I am referring to is the dashing of earlier news that TATA e-Indica would be launched this year or early 2010. Latest news indicates a launch in the January 2011 timeframe. This creat...
by rachel
22 Nov 2009 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 778
Views: 186792

Re: A Nation on the March

Yes, as has been mentionned ... perhaps instead of a massive 1000-bed monster, five 200-bed hospitals right next to each other, all sharing some infrastructure, lowering costs thru joint bulk buying of equipment etc etc It's really sad for the US that malpractice lawyers would take the tiny failure ...
by rachel
18 Nov 2009 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 715064

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

^ Aakash is the first indigenous SAM to enter service and serial production , decision to opt for command guidance is hence obvious , designing and production of on board miniature RF seekers for SAMs/AAMs is next logical step .On a positive note given the merits of the command guided platforms a b...
by rachel
17 Nov 2009 07:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

When Tata e-Indica, from its new UK factory, sells thousands of e-Indicas across Europe; If REVA from its new Syracuse factory cranks out thousands of e-cars and floods USA; And if Mahindra does something similar with pickups and SUVs in America, Then finally we can stop hearing all this garbage abo...
by rachel
14 Nov 2009 19:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Age old Premier in new Avatar http://images.zigwheels.com/alfresco/INDT/Reviews/Rio_20091028_images/Premier-Rio_1-img.jpg Y'know, all these old-line loser firms bringing in cr^p Chinese products. I wish they would just fail rather than bringing in shoddy products from an enemy nation. I was ticked ...
by rachel
14 Nov 2009 19:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Dont blame him for returning from Aussie-land. They do not have much science or tech there, they seem to specialize on selling ore, drinking beer, and racial attacks.

Crocodile Dundee sports a swastika and a high-school diploma at best.
by rachel
27 Sep 2009 08:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

this post reminds me of the swear toad creatures in the artemis fowl series !
those would have been proud of this composition.
by rachel
27 Sep 2009 08:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Archan

Nothing racist about that I said. Aussies are not very good at technology and science, am I racist for sayiog that? Name one Aussie invention or Nobel Prize winner.

It is not racist for saying the truth.
by rachel
26 Sep 2009 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5560
Views: 498851

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The picture does look great. One question: it seems that T3 (from the pic) is almost surrounded by either runways or other terminals. Seems there is not muchg space to put in road connections to the expressways. Look at the pic.. there is only a narrow corridor available to the right of T3. To the l...
by rachel
26 Sep 2009 18:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Aussie development of the Figo? I thought INDIA was to be not just the production base but also the research and development hub of small cars. I believe Suzuki and Hyundai are doing the R and D here for their entries, are they not? Aussies are racists who beat up Indian students, I'm not happy with...
by rachel
16 Sep 2009 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1049
Views: 149857

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Long ago, when Tanaji predicted dire straits for AlcaLu, I agreed and said that the Chinese 3G rollout would deliver a major blow to non-Chinese players, esp AlcaLu which anyway had the most to lose. Now comes the news that this is happening... Huawei Aims for Optical Crown Huawei Technologies Co. ...
by rachel
16 Sep 2009 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

VikB. altho the story is funny... it is also extremely alarming if indeed a manufacturinbg defect caused this to happen. If so, Tata and Indian auto industry credibility is damaged. People often laughed at the old Soviet Union with stories of TVs manufactured there which caught fire/ spontaneously c...
by rachel
08 Sep 2009 01:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 146071

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

We import finished steel while the first and fifth largest steel makers in the world are Indian??<Mittal at number 1, Tata Steel at number 5> I guess most of Mittal's production is outside India, while with Tata buying Corus, a big part of Tata's is also outside. So by 'importing finished steel', is...
by rachel
07 Sep 2009 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Raja, I look at other threads too, and I think because there are a lot of car enthusiasts here, this one is definitely more polluted with off-topic ramblings than others.

Whatever.. the mods dont seem to want to control it.
by rachel
06 Sep 2009 12:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Oh yes Raja, the discussion of 'manliness' et al are highly relevant. especially when they go on and on ad nauseum.
by rachel
05 Sep 2009 23:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Ok, you clowns can keep on hijacking the thread... remember the thread title INDIAN AUTOS?? ..... Here is some useful links. Tata has reassured electrc Indica is 'on track'.. altho truly on track would ve meant a September launch as opposed to end of year... It worries me .. the lack of details prov...
by rachel
03 Sep 2009 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

IMHO this thread is degenerating into too much that is unrelated to the subject. Start another thread entitled 'real men and their toys'.
by rachel
12 Aug 2009 21:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1049
Views: 149857

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Thanks. That seems quite expensive on a per-GB basis. At this rate, if a user downloads 20GB from another ISP's network, their home ISP will be paying peering charges comparable to the user's monthly subscription (Rs.1000). In total, the larger ISPs most likely are not affected by this since the ne...
by rachel
12 Aug 2009 21:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1049
Views: 149857

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

The death of Chinese any-product thrills me.

Here are my ideal headlines for the next decade:

'The Death of all Chinese exports as world reels from accidents caused by low quality junk'

'The Death of PRC as Tibet and other restive areas separate, ending the Evil Empire'

Free Tibet, smash China.
by rachel
11 Aug 2009 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 715064

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

While I am normally the biggest hawk, I am gonna take a highly unusual position on 'capping'. (unusual for me, i mean). IF we did go all out on buidling ICBMs, could it make us the 'jack of all trades, master of none'? Ie: if we spent x dollars, let's say that amount give us 100 missiles and warhead...
by rachel
07 Aug 2009 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5560
Views: 498851

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

You know, it's gonna be mighty embarassing for other cities of India whose airports are gonna be like rat shacks compared to Delhi (even the new ones at Blr and Hyd .. they're puny). In China besides BJG airport, they have a few more impressive ones as well. Shanghai, HK, Guangzhou? Mumbai needs a s...
by rachel
07 Aug 2009 00:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5560
Views: 498851

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

“T5 at Heathrow and the new terminal at Beijing airport took 60 months each to build while constructing Terminal 3 at Changi airport in Singapore took 76 months,” said Mr I. P. Rao, DIAL’s Chief Executive Officer, Airport Development. How does they compare in area, number of gates and pax capacity?...
by rachel
03 Aug 2009 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 595422

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Our own ISRO comm-sat announced recently (GSAT 11) will be over 4 tons. The latest EADS commsats with 50plus Ku and Ka xponders are about 5-6 tons, IIRC. There certainly is a need to dramaticaaly boost lifting power. There certainly is need to dramatically boost lifting power. It is just that the u...
by rachel
03 Aug 2009 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11472

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

I was thus hoping a modified GSLV mk III or IV could put more than 6 tons into GTO as satellites seem to be getting heavier by the day. Which satellites are getting heavier by the day? The IRS satellites? Or the communication satellites? Or the global positioning systems? Or the satellites for moon...
by rachel
30 Jul 2009 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 357421

Re: Indian Railways Thread

While not denying that Indian Railways needs plenty of improvement, I will point out that China is known for hyperbole and exaggeration, and as a dictatorship and not a free country, there is no way to confirm their tall claims.
by rachel
25 Jul 2009 17:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11472

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Isro to launch GSAT-11 with 40 transponders in 2012 This makes much more sense. ISRO has over the past many years continued to build satellites of roughly the same capacity (12-25 transponders, mostly C band with a few Ku) I think part of the reason for this is that they were waiting for GSLV lift ...
by rachel
25 Jul 2009 06:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 401272

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Seems like Brazil has become a willing Indian Colony, with Indian Autos, Helios, Hindi TV Serials locally made, and Foods. If that’s not diffusion of Culture and Technology, then what is? 8] Appreciate your enthusiasm, but this is real hyperbole. So Mahindra won a race in Brazil.. fine. More import...
by rachel
24 Jul 2009 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11472

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

http://www.sindhtoday.net/news/1/33886.htm Contradictory data being provided here. This says 4.5 ton weight, and in one place says 40 transponders of Ku/Ka band, and later claims only 16 Ku/Ka band transponders. Which is it??? DDM: ' proudly providing more questions than answers.' At 4.5 tonnes, it ...
by rachel
24 Jul 2009 19:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11472

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Routine except for the fact that GSAT-11 is reported as using the new I-4K satellite bus. Presumably this is a 4 tonne class communication satellite for launch using the GSLV Mk III being developed :?: : Govt gives green signal to GSAT-11 communication satellite I dont think that a satellite with o...
by rachel
24 Jul 2009 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11472

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Arianespace To Launch HYLAS Telecommunications Satellite ISRO has a role in all of this. HYLAS is based on ISRO’s I-2K bus and is designed to “bridge the digital divide” by providing broadband internet access to rural areas. This is pleasant news. And a bit surprising in details. Can tech gurus com...

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