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by Yerna
05 Nov 2009 04:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 293723

Re: Indian IT Industry

On the speech recognition aspect on small devices...never liked them anyway; the capability is pretty weak and add accent to the mix they are pretty much unusable. Did you try Google voice search on iPhone? It is pretty good, works with accents too. Google put in plenty of efforts at developing the...
by Yerna
09 Jan 2009 23:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 293723

Re: Indian IT Industry

How is the relationship between Raju and Naidu (especially CBN) clan? There is caste angle as in any politics in India. Raju is Kshatriya CBN is a Naidu ( Kapu/Reddy clan) NTR (clan) is a Kamma. Tauba tauba... a Kapu son in law for a Kamma politician?? CBN is Kamma too inspite of his Kapu like last...
by Yerna
29 Nov 2008 01:17
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 110255

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

I got an email today with video captures of Terrorists at CST caught on CCTV. Two guys in their 20's, well groomed and wearing T shirts carrying AK-47's and a blue bag. I haven't seen those pictures published on any major news outlets except this one in BBC http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/4524...
by Yerna
30 Oct 2008 05:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 178886

Re: A Nation on the March

why is it called Dunnington ? was the initial work done somewhere? Yahudis get to keep their own names - the upcoming Nehalem 8core lineup in 2009 sounds like a yahudi center project. Its very much Indian name only Singha saar. Dunnington = Done in town From the horses mouth: “I always used to refe...
by Yerna
22 Oct 2008 21:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 294210

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

So.. after lift off, vertical, and then you see when it clears the clouds, it almost veers off at around 50* angle. Just checking if this is the normal angle that we send or have taken extra few tangential to place it a highly eliptical orbit? I think all SHAR launches do a 'dog leg' manoveur to av...
by Yerna
05 Apr 2008 11:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 178886

Uddu ji, the 20 odd posts of mud-slinging was set of by that very piece of news.
by Yerna
04 Apr 2008 04:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 178886

Hold it boys, please read the report again... In the world opinion poll, more than 17,000 people in 34 countries were interviewed with the survey period being three months up to the end of January 2008. So on an average they polled 500 people per country or may be more/less. And the way these polls ...
by Yerna
28 Mar 2008 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 694
Views: 115160

We should probably start a thread about technologies NOT useful for Indian problems. :roll:
by Yerna
29 Jan 2008 04:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

In my recent trip to India, I noticed that most railway stations are clean (speaking of SCR between Hyd and Tirupati). They did a wonderful job in getting rid of beggars and other trash from the platforms. The only sore point is the open hole in the ground lavatories in trains which produce unbearab...
by Yerna
28 Jan 2008 08:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1091
Views: 108612

Please do some reaserch and find out the cost of a an empty cargo container. Then add the costs of a mobile toilet, windows, and a mini cooking area. Then figure out how much land you will need to house community of 10 000 people. Do the maths, and let us know. Why would it have to be a mobile toil...
by Yerna
05 Dec 2007 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Just saw this thread. "Cardio" is a bad name for supervised exercise. Every kilo of weight adds about 200 km of blood vessels for your heart to pump blood through and it needs to beat harder. Exercise reduces weight. Thanks for your response Shiv. Couple of questions: 1. Does exercise inc...
by Yerna
21 Nov 2007 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Thanks for all the tips. I follow pretty much everything posted here except for cardio. Even my doctor recommended 30 min cardio three times a week, but she recommended it to fight high cholesterol* rather than to control BP, so I didn't follow it rigorously. Two questions: 1. How does cardio help c...
by Yerna
21 Nov 2007 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Any tips on reducing blood pressure without completely avoiding salt? 10 min cardio followed by weights for an hr thrice a week doesn't seem to be helping in anyway.
by Yerna
20 Nov 2007 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Looks like this thread is going the 'Technology for Indian problems' thread way...
by Yerna
17 Nov 2007 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

I have read somewhere that Soy does not have a good at Bialogical value and its not proven but can cause impotancy. U can try using whey protein http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whey_protein Soy milk is enriched with various vitamins and minerals and actually contains only 80% soy. So, I am not worried...
by Yerna
16 Nov 2007 21:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 131898

It is not possible to provide a railway station, medical/eng colleges, a theater, Bank, hospital, shopping center and English medium schools in each village. Village would need to consolidate in to smaller towns and cities (minimum feasible consumer market size) to be able to avail good infrastruct...
by Yerna
16 Nov 2007 10:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 363
Views: 53896

Thanks Pradeep. The sites you have provided are good but do not have too much information. I will need to talk to some real travel agents when I am in India. Thanks anyway.
by Yerna
12 Nov 2007 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 363
Views: 53896

Hi Guys, I am planning to gift a 3 - 4 day vacation package to my parents as a retirement gift to my Dad and I am thinking Kerala. Anyone has any idea what is the best online site to look for such packages? And if anyone has done anything similar, can you share your experience? I am thinking of a ho...
by Yerna
12 Nov 2007 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

While exercises can be good and fun, and also give good weight loss results, they do slow but irreversible damage to joints.. At the same time, jogging and other exercises are recommended for people to fight osteoporosis/ bone loss. The more the joints move, the stronger they become assuming you ar...
by Yerna
08 Nov 2007 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Since this thread also covers nutritions, does anyone know if drinking large quantities of soy milk is good for health in the long run? I am drinking close to 600 ml a day but dont know if it is going to do any harm.
by Yerna
22 Sep 2007 00:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Large Infrastructure Projects: Inertia and Opposition
Replies: 325
Views: 47914

- Fifth had this been a project in OH say Gujarat with Modi in charge you think there would be this hysteria, would Modi have hesitated a heart beat to advance his state. I am not sure if he would have hesitated in demolishing Dwaraka's ruins if it would bring prosperity to Gujarat, but I am sure a...
by Yerna
03 Aug 2007 04:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 116842

BTW why do all of you refer to the Su30 as Rambha? As my understanding goes, dont see any connection with Indra's apsara. Its neither an official name nor do the men use it. Rambha is a pretty Telugu actress with a rather 'strong' pair of legs often referred to as thunder thighs. IIRC, some members...
by Yerna
27 Jul 2007 04:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 215899

Someone in GOI needs to champion Solar Energy when India has abundant sunlight. Based on this article India can generate as much as 1,00,000 mw of solar power from an area of 60 x 60 sq km, says solar energy expert Yogi Goswami. It does not need anything more than technology already available, he a...
by Yerna
10 Jul 2007 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

That and lack of good jobs in private sector.
by Yerna
09 Jul 2007 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

ummm... my cousin is a post graduate and he got a job as line man (D Category). He has to lay new track but he is too sophisticated to do that work, so he hired a day labourer to do that job. There are many people who are graduates and post graduates and willing to pay a huge bribe (last I heard it ...
by Yerna
24 Jun 2007 06:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2929
Views: 257365

Damn, look at how the maruti 800 was merrily driving between lanes! I think we should change the whole lane system in India. Driving between two white lines (a driving lane) works for rest of world and not India. In India people use the white line to center their vehicle and drive in a straight line...
by Yerna
24 May 2007 22:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 286
Views: 74415

Singha wrote:Yes. based in NOIDA. its listed on NSE/BSE.


IIRC, they were a business family from Kolkatta whose factory got burnt down by their own workers who were on strike, not once but twice! Then they moved to Noida and started making 5.5" floppy disks.
by Yerna
20 Apr 2007 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

aaah south central railways have the most honest ticket colletors IMO. All those people travelling from Bihar, Kolkatta towards AP buy tickets if their journey goes beyond Vizag. Reason? They can't bribe or threaten the TC's 8) Once I was going to tirupathi on Venkatadri and it reached renigunta (50...
by Yerna
16 Apr 2007 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

I agree, IMO, railways should be split into two companies one providing low cost service with 4 tier seating arrangement with their garib raths and another company that provides Kingfisher like service to those who can afford it. The Low cost service provider can directly get grants from govt. and i...
by Yerna
16 Apr 2007 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

Remember the 15 paise post cards? Its price has been changed from 15 ps to 25 in the last 27 years and that too was criticized!! Quality of the card went downhill and all kinds of restrictions were put in place.
by Yerna
16 Apr 2007 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318372

Who was it that once said in an interview that Indians expect World class facilities but will only pay third world prices for it... Vijay Mallya? A pint of Beer in a cheap bar in hyderabad cost 500 bucks... 100 more than what I would pay for Hyderabad to Rajamundry round trip (500 KM one way) in a r...
by Yerna
03 Feb 2007 01:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 215899

When I visited BHEL Hyderbad in 2001 all they were doing was manufacture equipment that was ToTed from Czeckoslovakia(?) in the 60's. Apparently BHEL was established with the collaboration of the czecks and in 2001 they were still using their designs. So what is this world class power equipment that...
by Yerna
14 Dec 2006 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 425
Views: 75110

The day is not far away when we can buy an outdoor wall paper that doubles up as solar panels.... may be another 10 years. that's what I heard 20 years ago ... it is always 10 years away onlee ... :) I agree, solar wall papers may take a bit more than 10 years but we will get there nevertheless.
by Yerna
13 Dec 2006 06:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 425
Views: 75110

Sanjay and Yerna, it is all about cost ... if you don't see that, you didn't get the idea ... :) hmmm... I was thinking low efficiency and degradation of printed amorphous solar cells is the problem otherwise screen printing is the cheapest form technology available. Screen printing is a 3000 year ...
by Yerna
12 Dec 2006 23:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 425
Views: 75110

Tech promises cheap solar cells "Imagine a standard solar cell is a loaf of bread. When you put it out in the sun it generates energy based on its surface area. Now imagine you cut that loaf up into slices and lay them horizontally. You get a lot more surface area," he said. According to ...
by Yerna
28 Nov 2006 02:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 56907

Werent there news reports around this time last year that DRDO was working on a 100 KM extended Akash which would be equivalent, if not better than Patriot? So this is not completely out of the blue.
by Yerna
28 Nov 2006 01:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 56907

Ok I'm confused...Are they talking about two Prithvi missiles intercepting each other? Thats DDM for you. The initial reports suggested that it was a 'co-ordinated launch of two prithvi missiles from two different location' which didnt seem like much. The report then said that they collided making ...
by Yerna
17 Nov 2006 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1321
Views: 218378

Ramana, I believe the term is "Vasudhaiva kutumbkam", Vasudev has a different meaning. Atish. Vasudhaiva is not the same as Vasudev. Vasudha = Earth and Vasudhaiva = Whole of earth. So 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbam' means, everyone on earth belongs to the same family. Added Later: My bad, I misund...
by Yerna
07 Nov 2006 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1321
Views: 218378

ummmm you are only talking about what IA could have achieved by crossing LOC but my question is, wouldn't crossing LOC mean taking on Pakistan's Army head on? I am only talking about Army here, IAF would have violated LOC with impunity as PAF was hiding. But Pakistan has its army deployed near LOC a...
by Yerna
07 Nov 2006 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156369

Not IAF history but dont know the appropriate thread, so posting after Jagans reply. ? A mystery behind the history plane [quote] It has all the makings of a classic mystery — a World War II German Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter which flew in the Battle of Britain vanished into thin air from the sto...

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