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by Dileep
20 Jun 2019 18:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3400
Views: 478940

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The 'Balise' (RFID equipment installed between the rails) can be embedded within the sleeper to beat theft :twisted:
by Dileep
18 Jun 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 34
Views: 5752

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Great going Manmohan. I got a few suggestions on the writing conventions about technical/domain stuff. I got reminded by reading this: Good Evening Sir, this is Cpl (Short for Corporal) Mohit Sharma Obviously, no one can SAY Cpl. You WRITE Cpl . I don't know how exactly it is SAID. Maybe the full &q...
by Dileep
20 May 2019 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am planning to do a BBQ night on 23rd. Lulu here now sells farmed sirloin steaks that are of adequate quality for grilling. Pork will be from another farm source sold by a local meat shop. Happy or sad, malloos drink. I BBQ!! Wow you were leader of the pack during sabarimala issue. Typical mallu ...
by Dileep
20 May 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am planning to do a BBQ night on 23rd. Lulu here now sells farmed sirloin steaks that are of adequate quality for grilling. Pork will be from another farm source sold by a local meat shop. Happy or sad, malloos drink. I BBQ!! Imported Dileep ji or home raised ? Bos Indicus or Bos Taurus or Bubalu...
by Dileep
20 May 2019 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am planning to do a BBQ night on 23rd. Lulu here now sells farmed sirloin steaks that are of adequate quality for grilling. Pork will be from another farm source sold by a local meat shop.

Happy or sad, malloos drink. I BBQ!!
by Dileep
20 May 2019 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The only thing that will positively work on a newsrag (once again) is the Singapore model. For example, the rag says minority and caste killings are more during Modi term. If we can gather solid data that proves otherwise (like crime records), file a defamation case upon the paper. That is how LKY u...
by Dileep
20 May 2019 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

One major diff between KL and some other places is, in KL people vote for whom their mind says. A lot of other places, it is still whom the sirpanch/village elder/employer/local neta says. To paraphrase a well known saying, you don't get votes by getting killed by the other party or killing their ca...
by Dileep
20 May 2019 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Report from Dera Mahab Ali: The sample size of the exit poll is ridiculously low. Manorama-Karvy polled 10 to 11 voters per booth, 7 booths per assembly constituency, totalling around 500 voters per LS constituency, ie 10K total sample size. This sample size is on the higher side of the national pol...
by Dileep
11 May 2019 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Saw a very welcome news. Amit Shah put in a strategy to associate with the Xtians here in KL. Already there are a small presence in NDA in the form of P C Thomas and recently P C George. This need to be expanded as much as possible. There is a significant Xtian population here that is NOT EJ and hap...
by Dileep
11 May 2019 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Going back to Satta Market: I presume the bets are for exact seat numbers, not seat range. This way, there may be a bell curve indicating a range. Secondly, there are no separate data collection system. It is the 'punters' who, by virtue of placing bets, contribute to the data. This system have the ...
by Dileep
11 May 2019 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

For dealing with hostile DDM, we have the Singapore model of LKY. Use existing benign looking libel laws, and hound them relentlessly through the legal system. Of course, LKY had the courts supporting him.

It is like judiciously waiting for a loose ball and hitting it hard.
by Dileep
10 May 2019 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

R Hari is not EX Sangh. He is officially 'retired' from active work but lives at the state HQ of sangh and very influential among the leaders. And he is not alone. A lot of support happened on cyberspace for his views.
by Dileep
10 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Let us not forget that ALL Parties including BJP welcomed the SC judgement initially, then started scurrying around when tens of thousands of people went out to the streets on their own. Cong in KL quickly moved to the "we are with the devotees, but we will not go out agitating" stance, wh...
by Dileep
10 May 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209004

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The AAR probe is sticking out like a boner into the FOV of the radar (was. now moved back IIRC) and to the airflow over the sensors (worked around in software). So, it sure make sense from a 'demanding discerning customer' to ask for a solution onlee.
by Dileep
10 May 2019 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

nachiket wrote:So what is the official stance of the Congress and CPI(M) in Kerala as regards allowing the entry of women into Sabarimala?


Cong: We are 'with the devotees' and against women entry.
Commie: We are progressive renaissance party, and will make sure that women enter the place.
by Dileep
10 May 2019 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Are you guys going to diss RSS while the real crooks get elected? Is it because its an easy pinata? I not ever since Sabarimala all that you folks want to say is BJP/RSS must do this and that.While the PV and the Congress gang get away with murder. Hello its RSS workers who get murdered by PFI gang...
by Dileep
09 May 2019 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Once election is over, there are several eminent sangh leaders (R Hari, R V Babu etc) who publicly came out saying that 'conventions could be changed' etc. These guys had been writing many articles and books supporting women entry to Sabarimala before SC judgement. I figure RSS has good organization...
by Dileep
08 May 2019 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Look what the baudhik pramukh of RSS does to Sabarimala movement: Questions raised over RSS leader’s stand This is well noted, and it isn't going to do good for RSS and by association, BJP. RSS views are expressed by Sarsangachalak or Sah Karyavah and they have made it amply clear that tradition mu...
by Dileep
08 May 2019 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Look what the baudhik pramukh of RSS does to Sabarimala movement: Questions raised over RSS leader’s stand R Hari, the former all-India boudhik pramuakh of the RSS, has some personal interests in supporting the entry of all women to Sabarimala This is well noted, and it isn't going to do good for RS...
by Dileep
08 May 2019 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209004

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Mao sir got stuck at Commodore (IIRC automatic promotion from Captain) while his peers got promoted further. He seems to be blaming it on his stint with LCA.

Anyway, I heard a lot of not so good words about him from ADA folk.
by Dileep
08 May 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

One point about satta market: If you bet Rs 1000 on the BJP 240-250 at odds 1.2, at the end: BJP gets seat between 240 and 250, you get Rs 1200. BJP gets seats <=239 OR seats >=251, you get NOTHING!!! The explanation of the bet 200/13/15 is clueless for sure. There is no way you get back something i...
by Dileep
02 May 2019 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

About citizenships: When RG Senior was assassinated, there was widespread discussion about the citizenship status of SG and the Kids. Given that it was before the omniscient interwebs and noose anchors, what we learned from the papers is that Sg and kids took Indian citizenship after RG Senior came ...
by Dileep
01 May 2019 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My point on twitter is with respect to VOTE onlee. It reaches and influences only a miniscule % of voters. to some extent "influencing the influencers" may happen, but not beyond. I work in tech industry. I don't know anyone personally who are seriously on twitter (except a few BRF folk) N...
by Dileep
01 May 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The importance of Twitter is overhyped, since media people (around whom the universe spins) use that. None of the people in my real life circle use Twitter. Everything is in WhatsApp onlee. Case study: More than a million people went out on the street for Sabarimala. How many individual handles twee...
by Dileep
30 Apr 2019 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dera Mahab Ali Information and Communication Service (DICKS) predicts based on infinite analysis (data tends to zero hence analysis tends to infinity. Divide by zero onlee) as follows:

UDF: 12
LDF: 6
BJP: 2
by Dileep
30 Apr 2019 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Got a meme about the18 seats. Kodiyeri (Party Head) talks to Pinarayi (CM)

Kodiyeri: I saw that we will win 18 seats
Pinarayi: What about the other two?
Kodiyeri: The stupid woman woke me up before that.
by Dileep
29 Apr 2019 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Here is an article from a 'not so reliable' source about the in-fight within the BJP/NDA election machinery in Pathananthitta constituency KL. It is in Malayalam. It says if K Surendran wins despite all these, it will be by the blessing of Lord Ayyappa. - Lot of infighting to grab the seat - The Di...
by Dileep
29 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It is illegal to publish exit polls. Currently, LDF is claiming 18 seats with strong potential with the other two. UDF is claiming 18. BJP didn't make such announcements, since they could not bring all the netas together. They are like Pu blocks. Too many in close proximity will cause explosion onle...
by Dileep
28 Apr 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 175253

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, what makes their lordships believe that males can not make $exual allegations against them? That would be worse na?
by Dileep
28 Apr 2019 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Long time ago, elections were done by dropping simple ballot sheets into separate boxes displaying symbols of the candidates. One tactic parties used to force public opinion is to spread rumour that "Box with symbol X is already full and they had to bring in new box".
by Dileep
26 Apr 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655692

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

34.46393406073418,73.31837133136688
Ref F-16 Crash: Nothing from OSINT. We know that Abhi landed in Horran village. That's all.
by Dileep
26 Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655692

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Unfortunately, the tile where the dogfight happened are still old.
by Dileep
26 Apr 2019 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655692

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Details: The hill top where the strike happened on 26/2 image on Google earth is currently updated to 27/2. By the look of the shadows, the time is late morning maybe 11 am.

Some tiles in POK is updated to 10/3. Zoom in into the town of Kotli. But many other areas are still old.
by Dileep
26 Apr 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655692

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Folks!!! Check Google Earth. Images updated with date 2/27/19!!!
by Dileep
26 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209004

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

"Metals" being good electric conductors, behaves essentially the same across irrespective of type. Composites, being non conductors behaves differently depending upon the various parameters. But essentially, a non conducting barrier that is thin compared to the wavelength of the radio wave...
by Dileep
25 Apr 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655692

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The Balakot event has kicked off a lot of momentum into IAF. We were discussing a simple 'support infra' project at a BRD, and the Sqn Ldr mentioned that a lot of action is going on to improve things, and expect faster responses and tighter schedules.
by Dileep
24 Apr 2019 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3622
Views: 448085

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

(generic) Microprocessors is a very extended play game. You need to practically give away demo/sample boards, create and give away extensive libraries for all kinds of peripherals, work with major product players to get design-ins etc and stay on for a very very long time. The establish players have...
by Dileep
24 Apr 2019 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am calling TVM for Kummanam and Pathanamthitta for Surendran.

Vote transfer and fake voting did not happen in significant levels. Deep penetration of social media made sure of that.
by Dileep
24 Apr 2019 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472328

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Report from KL: There was record turnout. The history (before BJP became a significant player) is that increased turnout always favour UDF, especially when CPIM is in power. The logic is, hardcore CPIM folk will vote 'rain or shine'. The indifferent will move their kappa-meen bellies out to vote if ...

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