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by AJay
28 Jan 2006 06:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 48543

That is the prudent course of action

Suraj wrote:I'm not comfortable with the "don't mention their existence to IRS" school of thought :) Capital gains and dividends (even if reinvested) would trigger a taxable situation.


This is a very sane advise.
by AJay
16 Jan 2006 12:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 711
Views: 141425

May be I remember Kanigel wrong...

I dont recall Kanigel referring to the alternative name either. I read that book a while back and don't have iit in my personal library. May be just my memory. Incidenatlly attended the memorial service for Prof. Vijay Pandharipande this afternoon. I did not know him persoanlly but according to the...
by AJay
12 Jan 2006 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Astrology and cosmic rays...

cross-posting ... this post is in context of re-casting astrology in modern times Alok ji First let me put in a disclaimer. I don't have any intentions of either re-casting or explaining astrology. There are two things that prevent me from doing that - firstly, I don't have enough interest in astro...
by AJay
27 Dec 2005 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Re: downwind

Alok_N wrote:
Sanjay M wrote: Anyone care to comment on this?

so glad you asked ...
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You kidder you :rotfl:
by AJay
22 Dec 2005 03:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Atish wrote:Feynman.

Atish.


He was teaching at CalTech just before he died and spent most of his professional life there. Was he at LLNL too? I did not know that.
by AJay
21 Dec 2005 17:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Re: Quantum Computing from Ion Traps

quantum-babble or turing-babble can be argued forever ... the solution will certainly come from engineering advances ... [insert your favorite mathematician+physicist+engineer joke here] (Added later - if it makes any difference) : I wanted to say techno-bable - not psycho-babble. Sorry 'bout that....
by AJay
21 Dec 2005 10:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Re: Quantum Computing from Ion Traps

When something is so fine that it can only be described through wave nature, then obviously it's offering you more than particle-based discrete-state problem-solving. So if you can re-phrase problems in such a way as to simplify the resolution through discrete methods then that's great, but then ot...
by AJay
21 Dec 2005 06:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 697
Views: 120122

Re: Quantum Computing from Ion Traps

Even some types of business operations research problems can be solved much more easily using the quantum computing approach. Many Combinatorial Optimization problems are NP complete. Couple with that the widely held belief that P != NP, we are talking of huge computers - exceeding the number of pa...
by AJay
18 Dec 2005 04:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A.Q. Khan The Movie
Replies: 69
Views: 36120

Namastubhyam

Most excellent. Bravo, RD.
by AJay
10 Dec 2005 20:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37154

Lack of delivery vehicle

After all is it gona be worth loosing all that china has built in last 50 years just because pakistan wants to attack india? I am a "shishya" in defence matters (and several other matters besides :)) but let me attempt a Fermi Solution like answer. China would not loose all the progress in the last...
by AJay
21 Nov 2005 06:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 88068

MoU is not agreement

There is b ig difference between an MoU and an Agreement. Just ask the Indian babus :)
by AJay
03 Nov 2005 02:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

Alok_N wrote:by the way, I am trying to locate "Countering Sokolski" by Ashtom Carter, a letter he wrote to Atomic Scientist ... google finds this:


Alok_N

Is there a print version? I will see if I can scan now that my scanner is working.
by AJay
30 Oct 2005 23:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

Calvin wrote:Interesting that he does not use the term "State witn Nuclear Weapon" that others might have preferred.


Where did we see that term? Oh, yeah. Very close to the term "State with WMD" ala Iraq, Iran, and NK.
by AJay
28 Oct 2005 01:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

US bank wishes to invest in Himachal Shimla, Oct. 27 (PTI): The Perseulle, a merchant bank of Washington, has evinced keen interest in investing Rs 1,000 in various projects in Himachal Pradesh, Whoa..big spenders. That would buy may be a bushel of first grade HP apples :) Is it 1000 crores?
by AJay
25 Oct 2005 22:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

[url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113010182444876942.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries[/url]The Nuclear Taboo - By THOMAS C. SCHELLING[/url] So why is Dr. Schelling game theorying us theoriticals onlee? What is his kwaliphicashion in nooklear issues? :shock: Pulikekshi Ones one gets a Nobel, th...
by AJay
25 Oct 2005 07:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

[url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113010182444876942.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries[/url]The Nuclear Taboo - By THOMAS C. SCHELLING[/url] Pulikeshi I presume you haven't missed that this is the game theory Schelling we were talking about on the previous Indo-US thread. Currently I am going t...
by AJay
12 Oct 2005 03:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

The Indo-US agreement is good for the business sector in civilian nuclear power as well as other defence industry in the US and elsewhere in the Western world. GK I grant you that. That said, the leverage US has on India is far greater than the leverage India has on US just because Indian response ...
by AJay
08 Oct 2005 20:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

as I had explained to you earlier, we are all equipped with mekala-radars ... mine's making some mild chirping noises ... or, is it saty? :) Alok_N The style is unlike either of them. Always possible for one to affect an internet persona for s hort time, but in the long run the real persona will be...
by AJay
06 Oct 2005 21:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 78948

Gudakesa wrote:We also have some leverage in this matter.


Gudakesa

That is not very clear as yet, at least to me. Is it the Thorium Breeder Tech? China (factor) syndrome?
by AJay
23 Sep 2005 10:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 160695

Shivi is Karna. It is a detail that Shivi happened to fight on the 'good' side. Like Karna, he used his Brahmastra once to fell (Pak) 2 Corps' 6 Armd Div (Ghatotkacha), A small nit - it is Vajra that Karna uses to kill Ghatotkatcha. The real siginficance (IMHumbleO) in Mahabharatha of that story is...
by AJay
23 Sep 2005 09:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 160695

...but the shed had housed a coffee shop that sold instant coffee, a plate of maggi noodles, and chocolates for a while now. The shed was surrounded by a small patch of open ground where there were plastic chairs and tables and a few large umbrellas that cover the same. Has "Dargah" gone out of fas...
by AJay
29 Aug 2005 20:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37154

The more vulnerable state will actually seek foster ambiguity about its nuclear tripwires, its precise capabilities, etc. They realise that uncertainty in the minds of others may the most powerful form of deterrence they can summon. Exact quote from AQ Khan in 1998 - "Secrecy is the weapon of the w...
by AJay
24 Aug 2005 04:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39248

Anoop

I was incredulous.
by AJay
24 Aug 2005 03:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39248

The last line from K(olnel)Hali's article posted above It would be best for India to agree to include cruise-missile tests in the advance-warning agreement rather than go further berserk in 'keeping up with the Joneses'. Is this it, then? Pakistan wants CM tests to be brought under the agreement? As...
by AJay
24 Aug 2005 00:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39248

Being Indo specific, due to its range until it gets placed on subs, it appears that something has spooked them and has made them bring it into the open. It could be anything that the West or India did or did not do. Ramana Interesting. One possibility that comes to mind is the civvy nuclear power c...
by AJay
23 Aug 2005 23:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39248

Herr Musharraf whose country's army in BD engineered one of the worst genocides in human history was prolly waxing about a different kind of jihad - armies of tribal abduls Yes. That was what the general said whne he had to backtrack. his origibal utterances would have included the whole range of p...
by AJay
23 Aug 2005 21:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39248

Hi Tilak,... Because you see... not all of us are idiots and some of us actually know that Pakistan's real deterrence is powered by JDAMs and not some chinese supplied modified sex toys. This same opinion has been expressed by El Presidente Herr General Musharraf quite clearly when he waxed eloquen...
by AJay
17 Aug 2005 00:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 98283

Syed Yusuf wrote:sunil you are absolutely right. pakistan intend to use babar as a cruise missile tipped with nuclear weapon.


But is it Pakistani Army or Pakistani AF and Navy exclusively?
by AJay
16 Aug 2005 06:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 98283

Am I missing something or is this plain bullcrap? Two cameras mounted some distance apart can gather height information. My guess is that a CM is not big enough to acheive the requisite separation between the cameras. As Kumar said tough, it is possible to have a stored map (or uploaded by a satell...
by AJay
16 Aug 2005 02:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 98283

In fact conventional missile strikes are exactly the kind of brinkmanship I can see the Pakistanis attempting in order to wear on the Indian leaderships nerves as well as for internal propaganda value - ie the enemy is not safe even in his own capital. If we assume that enquoob's "nuke nanga" theor...
by AJay
15 Aug 2005 21:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 98283

A_Gupta wrote:I think it is a safe assumption for Indian planners to assume that Pakistan has the same weapons as China does.


While underetimating the opposition is a grave mistake, overestimating beyond certain critical
level would be as harmful.
by AJay
26 Jul 2005 09:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 88068

Calvin wrote:The one thing that this C-130 business should teach our babus is that any american equipment must be expected to have its own location transmitter.


Given the current state of art, It would not be all that difficult to make a reciever a tranceiver.
:twisted:
by AJay
07 Jul 2005 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1577
Views: 154291

Someone high up must have seen the strategic utility of attracting the worlds deepest thinkers and funding large univs *long ago*. But McCarthy tried to undo a lot of that strategic thinking - if it was that by GOTUS ca. late 1930s - by rasing the bogey of Communism. Almost all who were working on ...
by AJay
07 Jul 2005 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1577
Views: 154291

Another Hungarian - Paul Erdos

The material posted by Umrao has missed mentioning one of the greatest and highly productive mathematicians of the twentieth century. Here is a link to Paul Erdos' bio. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Mathematicians/Erdos.html Also, see the book "The man who loved only numbers" for an ex...
by AJay
06 Jul 2005 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1577
Views: 154291

http://www.bbj.hu/?module=displaystory&story_id=248902&format=html Satyam sends Hungarian grads to India By Robert Smyth This is a really innovative move by Satyam. Hungarians are very very very good in Combinatorics and Math related to Comp. Sci. I am sure they would add value to the Staya...
by AJay
01 Jul 2005 22:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 99824

ADMINS: Please move to the appropriate thread, if needed. Web Site Makes Gov't. Reports Available - Yahoo! News By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 27, 9:51 AM ET WASHINGTON - A new Web site aims to make widely available to the public certain government reports about topics from terrorism...
by AJay
01 Jul 2005 02:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 48543

gentlemen, what is the latest laws on people with green card who have to live for extended periods abroad? Another thing to remember is that if the GC holder wants to ever become an US citizen, every trip outside US for more than 180 days, adds 3 years to the legal waiting period of 5 years before ...
by AJay
28 Jun 2005 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1577
Views: 154291

Singha wrote:can someone run their Pakspeakmeter over this and see if it passes the smell test ?

India, China may enter Group-8 club
From Shyam Bhatia
DH News Service , London:


Isn't Shyam Bhatia the guy who had a run-in with Photochor? Then why apply pakspeakmeter or am
I missing something here?
by AJay
27 May 2005 20:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 88068

Another thought occurs to me after reading what Tim said. Is this the beginning of Pakistani nuc program rollback? The delivery vehicles are being given to a known WMD proliferator.
by AJay
09 May 2005 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 48543

if you buy CDs with dollars in your NRO account and plan to repatriate your earnings, you can ... you will need to declare this on your tax statement in your home country ... This last bit is in flux ... I've heard that rules are about to change, so take my info with a pinch of salt. As of 2004 US ...

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