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by Vayutuvan
23 Feb 2021 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34316

Re: Indian Interests_2

... of the Styx waterfall. So the historical anecdotes of him dying from the 'poisoned water' of the Styx may be true. (just an aside, otherwise please continue with the recommendations on the books) Wow. You learn something new every day at BRF. All these days I was thinking that Styx is a river i...
by Vayutuvan
23 Feb 2021 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705062

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

sanjaykumar wrote:Definitely. This will be used by factions against his royal potentate.

I expect India to be releasing unflattering videos of the PRA ( people’s repression army).


How would those videos reach lower ranks of PLA/Chinese Party apparatchik/citizenry? That is the question.
by Vayutuvan
20 Feb 2021 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2232
Views: 407903

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

A nice video of Laser powder DED is at YouTube.
by Vayutuvan
20 Feb 2021 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2232
Views: 407903

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/releases/2020/3d-printed-rocket-engine-parts-survive-23-hot-fire-tests.html 3D Printed Rocket Engine Parts Survive 23 Hot-Fire Tests Dec 8, 2020 Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manuf...
by Vayutuvan
18 Feb 2021 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 120942

Re: Non-Western Worldview

A better approach might be: Why do you have caste discrimination in India? Answer. For the same reason English discriminate against the Irish in marriages, employment, housing etc. Or, for the same reason blacks face discrimination in America. One woman, a good friend, asked me whether she can be a...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

... Gautam PS And Joe Biden is my president. Sir ji, when Trump was our president, the same Canadian turdueaus called him names non-stop, on Twitter, on FB, and everywhere else on SM. I had a few run-ins with these turds. Whether I liked Trump or not was irrelevant; he was a duly elected president ...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Gpurewal ji, Thank you for a measured response. I don't know if the comparison of criminal activity in country X targeting citizens in country Y (among other countries) falls strictly within the scope of "inteference" in another country's affairs though. Most of these "SCAM coming in...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal wrote:I do agree with the landowner assessment as they have a lot of land in Punjab, my old man included.


I have one genuine doubt. Was Punjab out of the purview of the Land Ceiling Act? LCA would have allowed 19 acres per adult. That was the case in erstwhile AP.
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Modi talked about Climate change and Economic recovery for a reason. Modi wants to put India on to road of economic prosperity. For that, it needs double digit growth for the next 10 years. By 2030, can India become a 10T economy? By 2040 can India become a 20T economy? How can Canada be a partner ...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Avtar Singh wrote:Sure be loyal to the country you have adopted but shutdown any morons when they talk cr#ap about India.


This. +1008
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8643

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

sanjaykumar wrote:You are free to interpret it as you wish.


Saar, we all like idealistic folks but a little less hypocrisy and less awe for dictators like Castro would serve PM Trudeau better, don't you think? :mrgreen:
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 693
Views: 144553

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

There's also sun drying of tomatoes and growing of various specialities. GJ has pretty healthy dehydrated garlic and onion food processing joints that do lot of exports. Sundried tomatoes are quite popular in most produce markets in the US. That is my observation in Valli produce and other similar ...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 04:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 693
Views: 144553

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Dal has historically been produced in too little quantity due to it being a time and resource intensive crop , and there has been a concerted effort over several years to break the import dependence. Tur daal (pigeon peas) cultivation is not resource-intensive. It is drought resistant. Large tracts...
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 03:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 693
Views: 144553

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

SBajwa wrote: Transporting tomatoes and many fruits need special packing and training.


One question - what is stopping from tomatoes getting processed locally into catsup, puree, and chunks and canned locally? The technology itself is completely worked out and low tech.
by Vayutuvan
16 Feb 2021 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/world-s-largest-covid-19-drug-trial-identifies-second-compound-cuts-risk-death The world’s largest trial of COVID-19 drugs has produced more good news: The anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab cut the death risk of people hospitalized with the disease, reduced ...
by Vayutuvan
11 Feb 2021 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

TAU is not 'fairly' good. It is very good, at least in CompSci.
by Vayutuvan
11 Feb 2021 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

While the fight is being picked by the Twitter that can be sacrificed, GoI should not forget other behemoths that are not coming out in the open so far. Like Google. As you correctly pointed out, youtube is the biggy that needs to be reigned in. May be we can start making Vimeo popular to start wit...
by Vayutuvan
11 Feb 2021 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

The EU levied large fines on Microsoft and Google, which were paid. They also made changes to the the business to avoid further fines. The US currently has issues where fake news is permitted as free speech protected under the constitution. I anticipate some changes will be forthcoming to close the...
by Vayutuvan
11 Feb 2021 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2342
Views: 207591

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

have had been inviting ppl to collaborate on various platforms to create such 'wikis', bookmarks, notes, archive of multimedia etc. in order to serve as repositories for quick ready-reference to counter disinfo, and material for adding to one's knowledge. have been only very partially successful in...
by Vayutuvan
10 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1995
Views: 296319

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

YSR had a good following in Telangana region of the former combined AP. KCR and YSR were hand in hand INC at that time. I am fairly certain that they have kept their channlels of communication open. tODu dongalu
by Vayutuvan
10 Feb 2021 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

ArjunPandit wrote:
vijayk wrote:
mine is @vijayk2000
Following ramana_brf

didnt find you there..
koo profile
see if that works..the app is a bit slow..i guess we have to be a bit patient


Is there a desktop or web version which can be used from my desktop Chrome browser?
by Vayutuvan
10 Feb 2021 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am still confused re. HCQ. Is the combo HCQ+Ivermectin+Zinc useful as a prophylactic or not? Has it been resolved yet?
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Think of the the competitive advantage google data gives it .. The way to break them is to make them share their data with Indian competitors, for a price, of course. This can be done under the existing MRTPA or whatver the current aenti-trust laws exist in India. We have something called The Compe...
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/02/07/0436217/fake-pro-china-accounts-are-reaching-millions-on-twitter The original story is here https://apnews.com/article/media-social-media-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-pandemic-china-7339598fed868fcfe109999bf071a77c Messages posted by the network, which also...
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00277-8?s=03 EDITORIAL 02 FEBRUARY 2021 Coronavirus is in the air — there’s too much focus on surfaces Catching the coronavirus from surfaces is rare. The World Health Organization and national public-health agencies need to clarify their advice. I apologi...
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Suraj wrote:Yes they could technically circumvent it, but with a written law in place, they're simply breaking the law, ...


You are right. Most companies are loath to break the law. If there is no law, then there is no bar for them to do anything they want.
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Casual discussion by medical professionals on social media saying that covid19 vaccination may become a mandatory yearly thing like seasonal flu shots. Covid19 is mutating and it may just be a matter of months before current vaccines efficacy falls bellow 50%. The upside is that new mutations will ...
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5509
Views: 1088225

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

NRao wrote:The challenge of FONOPS

[img...]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtfxLbzXYAIuNQY?format=jpg&name=large[/img]

So the US battleship did not cross the blue dashed line. :((
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 881100

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Cyrano wrote:Yeah, a significant portion also thinks the earth is flat and moon landing is fake and Darwin's theory is false.


This is patently false. The most famous current day Theoretical Computer Scientist/Mathematician, Prof. Donald E. Knuth, is a devout Christian.
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2342
Views: 207591

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

these are celebrities who work day jobs at being amoral mercenaries, like a thugberg or a malala it's seldom the ideology, and oftentimes the only thing that drives them bhaya, is the subse bada rupiah Thunberg doesn't get much money. She is being used. Malala has become a bhasmasuri of sorts. She ...
by Vayutuvan
09 Feb 2021 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1995
Views: 296319

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

ramana wrote:VT Have you seen a Telugu movie Mana Kurrale on YouTube?


Saw the trailer on IMDB. Looks very Interesting. mana kurraaLLe
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

^^ Great, now we have both the left and the right hate Indians. here is her tweet explaining the decision. @jack also has a long thread about the same. https://twitter.com/vijaya/status/1347686841881821184 Wait a minute. You are asking us to trust @jack as.. (never mind) now are you? She was made t...
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 881100

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Cain Marko wrote:f35s....- thats what I'd like to see on offer. A silver bullet force of even 2 sqds will clear the air plenty! teens they can keep.


Are you sure?

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/30/2144251/the-problems-of-touchscreens-in-the-f-35-joint-strike-fighter
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029012

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Today I got my Moderna first shot. They also tested me for COVID to rule out if I have it. I do not know if this is the norm in the rest of the country. You broke down and took the vaccine? You posted saying that you were still debating because the vaccine was pushed through in haste by former Pres...
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 03:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3101
Views: 393039

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Once DME is done, we would be able to build others quickly due to the experience gained in this project. Indian Highway infrastructure can come close to US one in a decade if projects are implemented in parallel.
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 03:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2026
Views: 177847

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Najunamar wrote:Amberji, your statement does not include the coplanar clause which was in Vayutuvan's problem statement. It will be much more difficult to consider non coplanar cases no?


You are a Geometer or algebraist? Computational? Linear programming?
by Vayutuvan
01 Feb 2021 03:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2026
Views: 177847

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

The important thing to note is, that any of the pink regions are equivalent with any of the other; any of the grey regions are equivalent with any of the other; and any of the blue regions are equivalent with any of the other. I.e., by flipping or rotating the triangle, whatever is said about the c...
by Vayutuvan
30 Jan 2021 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 42345

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Tanaji wrote:Isn’t the above gent that quack Dinesh Dsouza who was convicted of illegal contributions? He is a rabid India baiter using all the standard tropes...


He is much worse than illegally contributing. He called for the US to take over India.
by Vayutuvan
27 Jan 2021 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781422

Re: Internal Security Watch

sanjaykumar wrote:I would highly recommend going to grad school with the United Nations-it is the best antidote to parochialism, tribalism and self-aggrandisement.

No joke.


I did have all those in my Grad school - CompSci.

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