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by Vayutuvan
19 May 2020 05:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 112
Views: 14246

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Looks like a Chinese manufacturer is providing replacement batteries instead of recharging. Replacement batteries at charging stations is the way to go. Batteries are owned by the charging stations. The charging stations can run on a franchise basis with a few large franchising companies. Inter-fra...
by Vayutuvan
15 May 2020 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4687
Views: 577338

Re: Understanding the US - Again

They should take a leaf from NRI community in UK which forced Labor to change its policy and publicly proclaim about not getting into internal legislative issues of India. Possibly Sir <whatishisname> is getting a lot of flak from mosques in UK. He might very well be forced to change his stance rev...
by Vayutuvan
15 May 2020 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4687
Views: 577338

Re: Understanding the US - Again

NRI community in US and Hindu community in US should get organised and politically active. There are 0.8M muslims in US and 0.7M Hindus. Are you underestimating both the numbers? CAIR or whatever it is called claims that there 6 million muslims which probably is an overestimation by a factor of 2. ...
by Vayutuvan
15 May 2020 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5394
Views: 662488

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj wrote:It is not possible for a non resident to obtain Aadhaar - it is a resident ID, and by law it requires you to be a resident in India to obtain, ...


Can we say that aadhaar is roughly equivalent to Social Security Number of the US or is that not quite right?
by Vayutuvan
14 May 2020 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We all are taking 5000 IU Vitamin D daily now as it is a safe mitigation. Isn't that overdose? Most of it will just pass through one's system without getting into the body as such, or so I thought. Maximum of 2000 IU per week is what some people take in India. In the US, the dose is 1000-2000 IU pe...
by Vayutuvan
14 May 2020 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mortality is between 25% and 30% among people older than 70. This age group is also less likely to venture out in sun, which is the best source of Vitm D. Many are under institutional care. But then they would be taking supplemental Vit D in pill form. That is almost always prescribed especially to...
by Vayutuvan
14 May 2020 05:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 133715

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

All starting from questions on quadratic forms with apparently no "relevance" to many things. ... I wish books do point out such links but no book does. Prof. Importance of quadratic forms is well known to researchers working in Numerical Optimization. While there is no book per se, at le...
by Vayutuvan
14 May 2020 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610121

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

nam wrote:There is nothing in Pak(including PoK) worth invading. Our politicians realize this. That's why we Bangladesh today, not East Bengal.


BD has oil. It is also strategically placed. India would have integrated BD into the Union but for the threat of nukes from Pakis (chinese actually).
by Vayutuvan
10 May 2020 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1684
Views: 319512

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

First restartable rocket motor to maneuver satellites in space From LANL https://www.lanl.gov/science-innovation/science-highlights/2020/_images/2020-03/mpa-rocketmotornew-large.jpg Los Alamos researchers developed the first-ever restartable motor for solid rockets. With the patented design, the sc...
by Vayutuvan
09 May 2020 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What’s New in Computing vs. COVID-19: Julia, Twitter, TACC & More (from HPC Wire) ... Julia researchers create verifiable neural net in Julia for COVID-19 epidemiology Earlier this year, two researchers from MIT combined Julia’s neural networks with differential equations to create “universal d...
by Vayutuvan
07 May 2020 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

:mrgreen: Ballioli College, Oxford Univ.
by Vayutuvan
07 May 2020 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes, Soros OSF linked. MoveIt!, and a few others are related. They are all in bed and very promiscuous, I mean figuratively speaking. They are breeding like rabbits. I could never guess $1 billion can go that far. It is peanuts of GOI wants to up the ante for Soros bum. Wikipedia page on Avaaz (This...
by Vayutuvan
07 May 2020 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The guy who predicted 2.2 million deaths in US and half a million in UK. ... Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, 51, whose nickname is “Professor Lockdown,” admitted to the Telegraph that he “made an error of judgment” by inviting Antonia Staats, 38 ... Who is Antonia Staats? Ms Staats, 38, is a left-win...
by Vayutuvan
07 May 2020 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5394
Views: 662488

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rsatchi wrote:Ambarji I thought that was an Oxymoron :rotfl:
Either Marxist or an Islamist!!

In fact the latest incarnation of these folks is Chrislamaoists, a trifecta of three fundamental religions. :rotfl:
by Vayutuvan
07 May 2020 02:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 133715

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

@vsunder ji, I quickly went through the first set. Nice stuff on Fermat's numbers. IIRC, a couple of proofs appear in the book called "Proofs From the Book". I am sure you know the history of why that title. Paul Erdos was asked whether God knew elegant proofs for all the theorems. His ans...
by Vayutuvan
06 May 2020 04:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 133715

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

@vsunder ji, thanks. That is great.
by Vayutuvan
06 May 2020 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 259236

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Mort Walker wrote:Gasoline and diesel for transportation will stay with us for more than ten years. Hydrogen, CNG, and NG and BioGas 8) will be the next generation of fuels for transportation.
by Vayutuvan
29 Apr 2020 04:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 175
Views: 20361

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Super-Porous Material Gives Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles a Boost APRIL 21, 2020 ... Tech Briefs: How do you envision this kind of material being used to support next-gen clean-energy vehicles? Prof. Omar Farha: The transportation, storage, and operations of hydrogen-powered vehicles require high press...
by Vayutuvan
17 Apr 2020 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175514

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Yagnasri wrote:Nadendla is a family or village name. Just like Kapur or Seth etc. They may not be related to the Nadedla. Same is with Devineni also. Both belong to same caste in fact.


I see. By the way, Nadendla Bhaskararao has joined BJP in 2019. He is active in state politics.
by Vayutuvan
17 Apr 2020 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4006
Views: 621896

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Iows, carriers might not even get themselves tested! Immunity for a year at least, may be two years. They do not know yet whether the immunity is life long. If most people have got it, recovered, and didn't know it, then in Fall or the next time around, the number of cases will be less. There will ...
by Vayutuvan
15 Apr 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4006
Views: 621896

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rudradev wrote:
Sumeet wrote:...
So regardless of what we may want to see, we have to be asking: What is our Plan B?

If Sen. Harris is the VP candidate, then what? Biden's brain probably won't last the full four years. VP is sure to take over.
by Vayutuvan
15 Apr 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4006
Views: 621896

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort Walker wrote:Pocahontas as VP will pacify the anarchists/Islamists elements of the party.

I think it will be intersectional candidate - HINO - Kamala Harris. She has the blessings of HiC and Ombaba.
by Vayutuvan
15 Apr 2020 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175514

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Are you sure it is the leftist guy in the second video other than wanting to get 15 mins of fame in social media. Swati Devineni vs. <something> Nadella and Prasad <noname> Didn't Nadella Bhaskar Rao challenge NTR? Swati Devineni shouldn't have apologized. There may be something we don't know.
by Vayutuvan
15 Apr 2020 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4687
Views: 577338

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Mort Walker wrote: $6+ billion region.


trillion :mrgreen:
by Vayutuvan
26 Mar 2020 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5394
Views: 662488

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Adrija wrote:Yeah.............. Treason is unforgivable........... except if you win :D


But then you might lose in the next cycle. Cromwell comes to mind.
by Vayutuvan
26 Mar 2020 02:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 135176

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

tandav wrote:A very large amount of problems can be resolved by simply making legislation that Land is not owned by anyone (this was historically the case in India)...


AFAIK, most coop housing societies in Mumbai, especially Navi Mumbai are given the land on a 99 year lease basis.
by Vayutuvan
26 Mar 2020 02:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 135176

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

We lack similar projects. Self contained mini-cities run by private corporations. ... Jaypee had a great chance in Noida as they got the land cheap but they floundered it because of their greed....their story is sad. In case of Lavasa, INC held up the project saying there are some environmental iss...
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

manju wrote:
Kati wrote:Pardon me, if this has been posted before:
May be we should popularize "Corona virus is travelling along OBOR"


How about giving it the nickname "Silkorona"?
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

nachiket wrote:Vile Parle.


Airport traffic probably.
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The AI systems may yield candidates but I know of no convincing demonstration that AI is any better than chance. A fascinating area of enquiry. AI systems are too weak (i.e. too general). Targeted whittling down of synthetic molecules on the super computers of the world is what is needed. They are ...
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

... I see the global economy 'adjusting' to it in a year or so (it always finds a way) and carrying on as before to increase shareholder value and maximize profits (I dont have any fundamental issue with either of these two items, by the way). SriKumar garu, The gravy train will stop when there are...
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5394
Views: 662488

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Manish_P wrote:If yes, then why not look at alternate methods. Lethal Injection, Gunshot..


Actually Lethal injection into their butt when they sit in the chair. That is like hanging by their own petard.
by Vayutuvan
24 Mar 2020 01:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 175
Views: 20361

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Now that the IT wallahs are working from home in Bangalore, the reports I'm getting is that the roads are back to '80s or '90s levels of traffic, I In Blur for a couple of days back in 1995 or so. It took almost 15 minutes for me to cross the road. Are you saying that now is lot worse than then?!!!...
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sudarshan wrote:R0 that Disha and I were talking about is actually the "Basic Reproduction Number" -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_reproduction_number


OK. Thanks for the link. I will go over that.
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Suraj wrote:Why blame them ? Posters right here were advocating people stay in their ancestral towns. I responded saying this, two days ago.


Did you travel in Mumbai locals in 'cattle class' ever?
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ricky_v wrote:Image

Nice. Thanks.
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

IndraD wrote:70% dead in Italy are men.
Men are also more likely to catch this infection.


Men smoke more than women. Children can't smoke since they cannot buy tobacco products. Possible?
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ So will these lamps (UV-C) be useful in disinfecting, say, Fedex or Amazon packages, or any 'dead' surfaces like plastic, steel etc. If this epidemic continues into Sept. some 'industiral' means other than manual hand-wiping chairs, offices, with tissue will need to be developed. I see the imme...
by Vayutuvan
21 Mar 2020 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607623

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cumulative case count never comes down, so doubling time is always a finite (though variable) value with non-zero R0. +1 R0, as long as it is > 0, is irrelevant. What is is the infection rate epsilon. Recursively, it is $R_n = R_{n-1} ( 1 + \epsilon)$ which turns out to be $R_n = R_0 (1+\epsilon)^n...

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