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by Vayutuvan
08 Apr 2021 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5342
Views: 933007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

exactly. all stats should be per capita. that will blow those stoopid OECD/non- out of the water even if one assumes that their projections are not motivated and self-serving.
by Vayutuvan
08 Apr 2021 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5342
Views: 933007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

However, its not a zero-sum equation as the current troubles with oil pricing indicates. Any steps to reduce fossil fuel dependency are a net positive. If they can folded into some climate agreement leading to access to IP or financing, its still progress over the current state of affairs. it is a ...
by Vayutuvan
20 Mar 2021 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3492
Views: 658490

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Just as posting links to Pakistani newspapers and blogs is banned outside of certain threads, the time has come to do the same regarding rags such as daily Mail and the Sun. Pakis and the above magazines have the same standards... Which UK paper has standards?? The times of London as per Lutyens an...
by Vayutuvan
11 Mar 2021 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3492
Views: 658490

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

As per various current estimates, she is worth around £4million and Harry probably around £10million via Diana's inheritance. They have also signed lucrative deals with various broadcasters. I'm not sure how much their life style costs, but I'm assuming they plan to milk as much as it is possible n...
by Vayutuvan
11 Mar 2021 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3492
Views: 658490

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

sudarshan wrote:It's probably the money, but she and her husband need to do something to earn, and I doubt that guy has any real skills.


It seems they have mega dollah contracts with Netflix and Spotify.
by Vayutuvan
10 Mar 2021 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Interests_2

thanks venkat garu.
by Vayutuvan
10 Mar 2021 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 53559

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhRi7glJCeo&ab_channel=TAGTV There are also good guys on social media. The problem is not that the medium is the message, apropos the Canadian Marshall Mcluhan. (I am not sure who this gentlemen is, but Tahir Gora may be another crypto Hindu). That McLuhan quote ...
by Vayutuvan
10 Mar 2021 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Interests_2

Suraj wrote:As usual - and as I expect of him :) - KLNMurthy hits the mark as to the takeaways .
...


Link to this piece by Suraj you are all talking about, please. I am unable to find it in the last three pages of this thread.
by Vayutuvan
10 Mar 2021 04:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 184463

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

https://slashdot.org/story/21/03/08/0344224/furious-ai-researcher-creates-site-shaming-non-reproducible-machine-learning-papers "Easier to compile a list of reproducible ones...," one user responded. "Probably 50%-75% of all papers are unreproducible. It's sad, but it's true," a...
by Vayutuvan
27 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2352
Views: 431581

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

That is a low number. As per my reckoning, the total is less than 3000. For some reason or other I remember a figure like 7500 aircraft. Tom Clancy effect, maybe.
by Vayutuvan
23 Feb 2021 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39584

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: 3602
Views: 766744

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: 2352
Views: 431581

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: 2352
Views: 431581

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: 1048
Views: 124319

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: 8850

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: 8850

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: 8850

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: 8850

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: 8850

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: 8850

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: 706
Views: 149326

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: 706
Views: 149326

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: 706
Views: 149326

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: 9791
Views: 1146253

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: 9791
Views: 1146253

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 3396
Views: 350568

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: 1964
Views: 305018

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 9791
Views: 1146253

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 9791
Views: 1146253

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: 502
Views: 53559

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: 9791
Views: 1146253

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: 5667
Views: 1140619

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: 5342
Views: 933007

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: 3396
Views: 350568

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 ...

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