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by tarun
01 Jan 2018 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 252999

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

sanjayc wrote:Looks like Paki goose is cooked :((

If past is of any indication don't expect anything more than tokenism.
by tarun
15 Oct 2016 17:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 62
Views: 5144

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

The main problem tesla is working on solving is energy density ( weight of batteries ) and time to charge the batteries upto 75-80% ( 250 mile range) quickly via super-charger network. For India :- 1. You can't simply carry that much dead weight in autos/two wheelers around. It simply doesn't work t...
by tarun
04 Dec 2014 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 238766

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

I am not sure of this statement since I have not done much research into this: But controlling Islamic world needs another quality :- white skins? Indians can try, but we will never be respected. With due respect we can learn a bit from the country which is tallel than mountains and sweetel than ho...
by tarun
03 Feb 2014 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 116837

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Some food for thought here http://ajayshahblog.blogspot.in/2013/10/who-afraid-of-big-current-account.html We should run a non-profligate government & allow deep linkages between international finance & India. Funding CAD is no longer a problem then via a deep open market ( it is not easy to ...
by tarun
18 Jul 2013 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

http://webreprints.djreprints.com/3175410055735.html
How hard is it for the chinese or western governments to stage a false flag operation.
by tarun
22 Jul 2011 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

I have always wondered if the Microprocessor Chips that form the core of computing,are not pre-programmed to send regular packets of information, to its manufacturer, who could be sharing the data with the Manufacturing country's Intelligence agency? Eg: Intel would pass on the data to CIA. The inf...
by tarun
18 Jun 2011 15:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 200886

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

If as you say India is not relevant and I can understand your view point - then how does India make itself relevant in its own Neighbourhood? Impose anti-terror tax of equivalent to amount of aid( military or civil it all ends up in jihadi hands ) to napak on all imports from 3.5 friends except raw...
by tarun
05 Mar 2011 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Looks like we don't need external enemies to conduct DDoS attacks on our Internet. Our CERT-IN & DoT are rather well qualified to do the same. Talk about self-goals. While we should be inviting oppressed nationalities in China-Pak to host their content in India the GoI seems hell bent on pushing...
by tarun
12 Dec 2010 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/11/wikileaks-backlash-cyber-war
"[The hackers] attack from the shadows and they have no fear of retaliation. There are no rules of engagement in this kind of emerging warfare."
by tarun
18 Nov 2010 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 165916

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

RajeshA wrote:Once the Russians jump into the fray in Afghanistan, they will contribute all the supply routes America needs into Afghanistan.


It didn't happen when Pakistan blocked the supply routes for weeks sometime back why shall it happen now ?
by tarun
17 Nov 2010 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

I am not sure how much traffic China can suck in, their global connectivity is no more than 4Tbits of dark fiber methinks.
by tarun
17 Nov 2010 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=249 Its a fairly useless thing to do, next time their routers won't be trusted on BGP route advertisements. Just like Pakistan claiming youtube's ASN and...
by tarun
13 Nov 2010 00:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/11/06/fact-sheet-national-export-initiative-us-india-transactions The Unique Identification Project: L-1 Identity Solutions, headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and another U.S.-headquartered company, lead two of the three vendor consortia, which ...
by tarun
01 Nov 2010 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Perhaps they should focus their effort on building a capability to fight back rather than meekly surrender to the threat. Circa 2005 in an e-governance conference first time I heard about how IRCTC's firewall operates with a red light switched on cutting all Internet traffic I was equally shocked. ...
by tarun
01 Nov 2010 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

http://www.darknet.org.uk/2010/10/hackers-exploit-unpatched-firefox-0day-using-nobel-peace-prize-website/ In this case it was used via an iFrame on nobelpeaceprize.org which then downloaded malware to the visitors machine using a multi-exploit back-end which amongst others also leveraged this 0day ...
by tarun
01 Nov 2010 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

naren wrote:Are majority of traffic between India and US routed through China ?

No through Singapore.
by tarun
20 Oct 2010 16:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

nukavarapu wrote:Biggest joke

I'll leave it at that.
by tarun
20 Oct 2010 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

I resign from all arguments that I had with you and I have officially given up on you. I can't beat stupidity !!! About time. A quick google search would have clarified a lot of questions of what Open Source today is capable of doing, I am not your vendor to spoon feed you data here. You have made ...
by tarun
19 Oct 2010 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

So the OS is never gonna see it as a raw storage space, but it will see it only as a mapped folder. I have yet to see in any of your solution that has come via cheap way to provide direct access to storage blocks. It is possible to export raw LUNs http://sourceforge.net/projects/aoetools/ [SNIP] al...
by tarun
13 Oct 2010 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 165916

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

If the Europeans are willing to transfer and give technology to India for high-speed railway, then India could do that in that way also. Minor OT nitpick, isn't this 2010, we don't need someone 'willing' to 'transfer' technology, our large corporate groups can just buy whatever technology their com...
by tarun
13 Oct 2010 09:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Let me recap my position on the UID project:- 1. It could be useful but so would be fixing existing systems at a much lower cost. 2. If it has to be done, focus on lowering the cost without compromising on usefulness of the systems, it is possible by involving engineers into the system design which ...
by tarun
13 Oct 2010 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

If you think the existing system has to be fixed, why don't you share your views about how can GOI go about fixing the system. Lets say if you are given the task to improve PAN service. What you will do? I would really like to hear that and thats no sarcasm. Most problems in systems arise because o...
by tarun
13 Oct 2010 08:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Try visiting Ongole in AP. I had been to a village in Ongole, where the whole village has a single well and only 2 or 3 families have electricity. Do you think BSNL has a digital exchange in that place that can support broadband? BTW the whole village had just one telephone in Post Office, which is...
by tarun
13 Oct 2010 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

So providing backup for consumer PC and providing storage arrays is same? Backup is completely different and storage array is completely different, research your facts. The system that provides 20 TB comes with support and commitment that as long a the user follows the recommended procedures of ins...
by tarun
12 Oct 2010 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

DRDO regularly hires contractors and outsources work (basically uses software firms as headhunters). There are a large number at CAIR, DARE, and at their sister orgs. Not sure of LRDE, but I have met on occasion a few folks who have worked there via their firms (not sure though what precise work th...
by tarun
12 Oct 2010 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Tarun , How easy will it be for a country like US/Russia/Israel to have a dormant hardware or software based kill switch on military hardware we import from them. Say for eg an aircraft engine these days are as much of hardware and software driven like Microprocessor based FADEC in engine , where a...
by tarun
12 Oct 2010 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Summarizing the viewpoints I heard on forums including this one regarding the new OS, rumored be developed by DRDO:- 1. Don't reinvent the wheel, there is plenty of Open Source to build upon Debian Stable/OpenBSD are both good choices. Creating a small subset for a secure OS including the kernel wit...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Well they already have an OS from C-DAC BOSS , there is no need to reinvent the wheel. The SELinux thing I heard it just too complicated stuff to work with. Austin, BOSS seems to be an old vulnerable 32 bit kernel distribution targeted at desktops. http://bosslinux.in/downloads There doesn't seem t...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56773

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Security threat: DRDO to make own OS http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/software-services/Security-threat-DRDO-to-make-own-OS/articleshow/6719375.cms There is plenty of Open Source available, they need to hire maybe a couple of hundred kernel hackers from Bangalore and audit SELinux funct...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 08:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

So let them fix that first instead of building more broken systems. Lending an IT honcho's name to a project doesn't suddenly make far better than other GOI driven projects. Thats what exactly they are trying to do. The way to fix PAN card database is to introduce some kind of unique identity, whic...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 08:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

There is very little possibility of duplicate numbers being issued on the basis of biometric data. It is close to impossible to reproduce a duplicate ten-fingerprint + FR + Palm combination and not have the verification modules identify it as a dupe. Dedupe will start with verification against all ...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Duh! does government has a lack of offices in every part of the country already. Regarding connectivity public Internet access is growing cheaper by the day. The same PGP that government of India with its massive resources can't crack for Blackberry's can be used to encrypt information on these lin...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Even if they share space with other government offices, they will need staff trained on UID procedures and equipment. I imagine that salaries for these people will come out of UID budget. Because of the privacy and security concerns in this operation, I'd be surprised if this function is outsourced...
by tarun
11 Oct 2010 07:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

I see such blogs coming 1 a million every other day. Whats the point? The point is 1 million USD in Silicon Valley == a storage company bootstrapped who eats their own dog food to run a backup service for consumer PCs with diskspace in use running into 100s of petabytes. In your world 1 million USD...
by tarun
10 Oct 2010 16:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

No, that should be be part of the spend on the local UID offices they will have to maintain. But they don't have to reinvent the wheel here, and if they do, it would be better to wait until the infrastructure is in place. Using the cell phone network would definitely be cheaper than using VSAT term...
by tarun
10 Oct 2010 16:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

It seems you don't have even the slightest idea of the inefficiency involved in PAN card and other databases controlled by GOI. I would recommend research a bit. Especially that news about an old lady in Gujarat who was caught with 100 PAN cards. So let them fix that first instead of building more ...
by tarun
10 Oct 2010 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Interesting and amazing how you reached to that figures. You mean to say its easy to run 1 million finger-print digital record against 1 billion existing records is easy? Yes When I say a peak of 1 million transactions, what I meant was that during peak times, 1 million queries might be received. E...
by tarun
07 Oct 2010 18:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Income Tax
Replies: 58
Views: 4489

Re: Income Tax

This whole e-filing/e-TDS business reminds me of Muhammed Bin Tughlak. Very modern, I mean. Back in the days when they put out an RFP about which format to use, some of us wrote gravely worded comments about the perils of proprietary formats. Little did we know that the eyetee dept's XML files woul...
by tarun
07 Oct 2010 18:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 47144

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

geeth wrote:
PAN already serves that purpose for all things financial.


It doesn't..There are duplicates and its genuineness cannot be verified from the database

Why not ?
-Tarun

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