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by Ashwin B
12 Jan 2015 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4705
Views: 581652

Re: Internal Security Watch

You can still find the cached version on google. Try this:
Cached Version
by Ashwin B
24 Apr 2014 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2589
Views: 344914

Re: Military Flight Safety

Has the cause of the Ecquadorean Dhruv crash of Feb 21 been determined?
I don't see any news reports since then.
by Ashwin B
05 Mar 2014 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 518897

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Quote: "Lawrence Liang is an Indian Chinese legal researcher and lawyer based in the city of Bangalore...."
by Ashwin B
18 Jan 2014 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 518897

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Why is Richards called a drunk driver? UK (or was it DK at the time of departure?) seems to have mentioned it.
Other than that we've not really read any official report that he was ever convicted of drunk driving.
by Ashwin B
15 Jan 2014 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 518897

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Alicia May's post on FB mentions a "text book" which purportedly paints non-vegetarians as rapists. Does anyone know which text book she's referring to? Why or who would ever put that kind of garbage in school textbooks? Wonder which paki textbook she read. Of course, desi newspapers (like...
by Ashwin B
22 Dec 2012 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 518897

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

John Kerry nominated by Obama as the Secretary of State.
by Ashwin B
11 Nov 2012 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 119415

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I'm hearing the term "browntrodden" for the first time. Saw it in Lakshmikanth's post here. Might be a candidate for BRF Dictionary.
by Ashwin B
16 Oct 2012 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Is there anyway to convert my negatives into digital images? Yes, Google is your friend: Scanning Negatives and Slides I had a bunch of negatives and slides. The scanner I briefly had did a very good job of scanning negatives and converting it directly to a digital image. It has some values stored ...
by Ashwin B
21 Aug 2012 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 87114

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Hello Mods,
I made a mistake in one of my posts and I'm not able to edit it now.
The correct name of the person I was trying to provide reference to is "Raksha Kumar".

Could you delete (or edit) the following post please?

Thanks.
Ashwin.
by Ashwin B
20 Aug 2012 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 354805

Re: Indian Interests

Here's a little more about this "Raksha Kumar".

Her Resume
by Ashwin B
16 Aug 2012 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 303288

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

@Vishal: Thanks so much for explaining.
I really like your photography.

Cheers,
Ashwin.
by Ashwin B
13 Aug 2012 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 663740

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5iycA9NpRZpW3Sdyib9e646YDvRZw?docId=f28c905e45c74b928967217a5e2c9795&size=l those wheels are a special design.. can someone explain the design behind these wheels? Not related to SaiK's question, but saw a funny picture on FB showing "Curiosit...
by Ashwin B
07 Aug 2012 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 303288

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

While searching for more pictures of the IAF Bombardier aircraft, I came across this fairly close-up shot: http://images2.jetphotos.net/img/4/2/2/2/61971_1343989222.jpg http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7423655&nseq=1 I noticed on the port-side of the fuselage, the word "Experimental&qu...
by Ashwin B
01 Aug 2012 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2842
Views: 96507

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

Folks, take a break and enjoy this gem:

Isn't this the same Aafia Siddiqui who was caught in Pakistan and renditioned?
by Ashwin B
20 Jul 2012 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 518897

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Suspect is a 24 year old "James Holmes" according to CNN here.
by Ashwin B
13 Apr 2012 01:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Praksam mian, your tree swallow and RWBB pics kick ass.
Not sure what the bird just before the moon shot is but the pic is lovely.
by Ashwin B
13 Apr 2012 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

I have a Sigma 150-500 OS (Nikon mount, use it with D300s) and I don't like the lens. Bought it for bird photography. I paid almost a grand, and expected decent performance. Maybe I have a bad copy (despite returning an earlier one) or maybe I don't know how to use one! I'll post detailed opinion/re...
by Ashwin B
16 Sep 2011 03:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 426
Views: 81780

Re: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies

Was checking out this thread after a very long time. The radio show that Ravi Karumanchiri is talking about is on Youtube. (I think this is the one):
Here's part-1 and follow links for subsequent parts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70L6hqcB ... re=related
@ about 23:35 into part 1.
by Ashwin B
14 Sep 2011 01:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 274991

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

don't know if this is an accurate depiction of US finances : U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 <snipped> natural resources and capital infrastructure which surely must be worth something to someone..etc. Nishant: Would like to send thi...
by Ashwin B
12 Aug 2011 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5215
Views: 1037182

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Jaladip might be talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JetTrain Based on the design of Acela trains that run between Boston and Washington DC. The JetTrain " was designed to use petroleum based fuel to power a diesel engine and multiple turboshaft engines for higher speeds." Quo...
by Ashwin B
31 Oct 2010 05:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 508954

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

^^^^^

Has anyone been reading the comments section? :shock:
by Ashwin B
29 Sep 2010 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^^^ Gorgeous shot Vishal.

You've got some really nice shots on airliners.net
by Ashwin B
28 Jul 2010 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 508954

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Image

Does he actually carry that emblem on the podium (and double sided, adhesive tape) wherever he goes?

Unbelievable.
by Ashwin B
03 Jul 2010 19:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 884551

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

NRao - That link is NSFW!!

It does show the front cover's screenshot from AWST, but the rest of the links and ads that are on it are NSFW.
http://oron.com/3ikoq0z0edkg/Aviation_W ... m.pdf.html
That maybe a direct link to download the pdf.
by Ashwin B
10 Apr 2010 01:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 337797

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

I really really really hope that India takes physical possession of the gold. It's just that we don't hear of the physical movement in the news (for the safety of the gold, I presume). When it does get moved, how do they transport it? Secure/secret vans going to secure areas in airport, then board s...
by Ashwin B
09 Apr 2010 02:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 337797

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

Found a nugget here : Almost all the way at the bottom of the article: Personally, I don’t believe the gold exists, and that the other 212 tonnes bought late last year by India, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius amounted to nothing more than an accounting book entry. But even if it does exist (a piddling $6 ...
by Ashwin B
09 Apr 2010 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 337797

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

I have a very naive pooch to the financial gurus here. After the recent purchase of 200 tons (or somewhere in that region) of gold from the IMF, how will India take the delivery of this shiny stuff? Will it be a physical delivery or a paper entry? I'm curious after reading all the news about market ...
by Ashwin B
24 Mar 2010 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Brother Bhaj from what I know of evil twins (Canikon) the D-90 is due for replacement this year specially if you observe D-5000 spec wise is as good as the D-90 apart from the motor and the pentaprism (a very frustrating ploy by Nikon imo) , so what is gonna happen is once the D-90 replacement is d...
by Ashwin B
24 Mar 2010 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

But Ashwin sometimes bing swindles me, even when i am 400% sure that i navigate via logged into bing a/c to a cashback only deal using halal IE browser, they say "we have no record of your purchase via bing" and that would be the end of story. plus i am a bit of a pussy with stores like 1...
by Ashwin B
24 Mar 2010 04:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

BajKhedawal: Fikar not, despair not. Prices of D90 keeps coming down gradually. Keep searching for Bing Cashback - some of the stores offer 15 or even 20% cashback (I got 20% cashback and picked up a Nikon D300s body). Additionally you can check out the Buy & Sell forum on Fredmiranda.com. Some ...
by Ashwin B
26 Feb 2010 01:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 337797

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

not to sound like a hawk, but seriously, America needs to put China in its place. if PRC is so deluded by its apparent grandeur that it actually decides to do something like mass dumping of US bonds, the President should just sign an executive order and void the entire packet of bonds that PRC owns...
by Ashwin B
21 Feb 2010 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nayak wrote:I have both Canon Digital ISUX (LCA config) and Nikon D -90 (su-mki). Thankfully only my canon is on the martyrdom list.


Phew!! That was a relief! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by Ashwin B
20 Feb 2010 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nayak, All hope might not be lost yet (I hope). It was mineral water, so that's one good thing. Don't switch on your camera. Take out the lens, battery and memory card. Let the whole camera dry out for a couple of days (You can put it in a box with a lot of sachets of hygroscopic beads (not sure whe...
by Ashwin B
11 Jan 2010 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

some pics i took last month. had a bunch of others at sunset, but i apparently exceeded this months budget on flickr. almost all here are in some preprogrammed mode or the other. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45602665@N07/ Shaardula Saar, Swalpa pliss to check white balance only. Your shots of Great...
by Ashwin B
19 Sep 2009 02:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 373150

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

US gets tough on ratings agencies

Need to see how effectively they can enforce these checks.
by Ashwin B
18 Aug 2009 19:59
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 373150

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

More on the real unemployment numbers and its ripple effect on the deepening real estate crisis and general sense of added D&G. "Lies, Damn Lies, and the Real Estate Recovery" http://www.minyanville.com/articles/print.php?a=24076 PS: I didn't see this posted earlier. Apologies if this ...
by Ashwin B
17 Aug 2009 22:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 373150

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The same link now points to a new article titled: "US Credit-Card Defaults Show Signs of Stabilizing" Unbelievable! Been expecting this for quite some time, but am seeing this in the news only now (At least I am). "BofA, Capital One US Credit Card Defaults Rise in July" http://ww...
by Ashwin B
17 Aug 2009 21:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 373150

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Been expecting this for quite some time, but am seeing this in the news only now (At least I am).

"BofA, Capital One US Credit Card Defaults Rise in July"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/32443772

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