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by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651970

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

---------------------------------------------- Some examples of brochuritis..... :lol: F-15EX https://the-drive-2.imgix.net/https%3A%2F%2Fapi.thedrive.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F02%2Fdasdcvv.jpg%3Fquality%3D85?w=1440&auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=js-1.4.1&s=0d49ceab6b3d484726b25...
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1075
Views: 196432

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^Soo. India rescued Kamov group too. Oh well. Interesting that they give the same specs for the OKO from 20 years ago and sneakily point out that the radar is good enough to cover the "entire Black Sea", which of course is about 1000 clicks East West and 500 North south. Interesting also ...
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

fascinating little study that models prediction of peak and total toll of COVID 19 in the US - can be broken down by state as well: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections credits to faculty at U Washington. What do mathemagicians on forum think - calling Sudarshan :shock: , Amber and others The...
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

fascinating little study that models prediction of peak and total toll of COVID 19 in the US - can be broken down by state as well:
https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

credits to faculty at U Washington. What do mathemagicians on forum think - calling Sudarshan, Amber and others
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

About the migrant worker problem, my guess is that this will mainly be an issue in the poorer states that are close to or have large metros within reach. As such instead of trying to prevent migration, which might be impossible, GOI might have to systematize this.... 1. Create safe routes for people...
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2020 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Labourers from TN and KA have tried to walk back to their villages in Kerala also. People staying back are from northern states because they cannot walk that much distance. More than shortage of food I think the migrant labourers are sensing loss of job opportunities in the cities. It is normal for...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

News coming out of China doesn't seem good. Some 5-10% of recovered payments are testing positive again. Very fishy as can be expected. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/27/822407626/mystery-in-wuhan-recovered-coronavirus-patients-test-negative-then-positive TBH though i was really s...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There seems to be an endless supply of sold out traitors from India who write crap about India abroad. This Vidya Krishnan lady writing on India's Coronavirus response in the Atlantic starts out with CAA and "pogrom" against Muzlims. Absolutely trashy one sided criticism filled with half-...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415313

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Varoon Shekhar wrote:Whoa admins, how did the Wuhan and the Strategic and Political subjects get intertwined? :-)

Well it had to happen wonlee. I had suggested that a separate thread purely for COVID related discussions be created but mods shot it down with mijjile.
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1075
Views: 196432

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^my reasoning was that it'll be fighter fcr that will operate at the altitudes of the ka, where their ranges would probly be equally hampered. Esp. Considering the small size of the antenna. But yes, probly not the best comparison. In any case the larger point was that it's hard to know real numbers...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1075
Views: 196432

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I was referring to the specific reference to fighter detection at 150km and the Russian tendency to obfuscate. Perhaps that's also because of the lower altitude of the chopper? What's the point of comparing it to a staring radar operating in a completely different frequency, mode and supporting a c...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1075
Views: 196432

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The radar is scanning 360 degrees. The helicopter is going to be at low to medium-low altitude (around 8,000 - 10,000 ft). Targets attacking ships are going to be avoiding the ship's radars, hence flying medium to low-medium altitudes. Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles will likewise fly High-Low-Low profil...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1075
Views: 196432

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^Soo. India rescued Kamov group too. Oh well. Interesting that they give the same specs for the OKO from 20 years ago and sneakily point out that the radar is good enough to cover the "entire Black Sea", which of course is about 1000 clicks East West and 500 North south. Interesting also i...
by Cain Marko
28 Mar 2020 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940348

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think Indranils point hinges on the MRCA 2.0 going through, which most "normal" people feel it shouldn't and won't. But that is not the point. I would agree that IF there was enough $s for trueblue mrca that is totally good to go at the outset, Rafale is the best. I would also agree if s...
by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2020 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Narendra Modi's overenthusiastic "I am friends with all world leaders" is costing us big time .... 1 billion dollars for 6 apache INSTEAD OF LCH 3 billion for talwar instead of Shivaliks Now rusted 2and hand kilos for friend putin If this boils the blood then what to say of this latest de...
by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2020 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940348

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indranil wrote:Does anybody know of what standard those mothballed Mig29s that IAF is trying to get originally were?

They were original variants, which means the best we can get out of the bird after due upgrades will be current Baaz upgrade standard. SMT standard. No Ms or Ks.
by Cain Marko
26 Mar 2020 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What about the 1918 spanish flu then that it took the life of 12-20 million in India? Without any conclusive proof, it's hard to believe that we may have super immunity to the flu virus. I would posit that Spanish flu was less virulent than coronavirus. Still it killed many! Why? Under Colonial rul...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:
Primus wrote:
She should be called 'Korona Kapoor', the new Typhoid Mary of India. .


She gave it to Prince Charlie. She was our instrument of revenge for the Britshit Raj!

ROFL. Hello your Royal Highness, I'm Korona Kapoor, Kareenas third sister :)
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No country so far has tested even 1% of its population. Not Italy (High no of cases, very advanced medical system), Not Switzerland (Italy with a low population), Not SoKo and the GCC countries which have high cases, a small population and a policy of broadening the testing criteria. Testing capaci...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A curve flattening can be done not merely till a vaccine is available but more capacity is brought online or better treatment protocols. A bad economy is the least of our issues if a pandemic takes off. The extra time these 21 days get is exactly for things like PPE to be improved given the specs g...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why not just lease them. Probly cheaper as a short term purchase.
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why not just order additional p75 boats?? It's not like the Russians can supply boats faster than new built boats form Indian yards. No idea only thing I can think of like Grigorovich deal. Russia is desperate for $$$ to keep itself afloat in its oil war with KSA, purchasing used vessels directly g...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Okay. So some more confusion for math challenged people like me. Looking at numbers of recovered cases and deaths, why do some countries like the US and UKistan show more dead than recovered? Others like Soko or Italy, it's more recoveries than deaths
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1585098406106.jpg http://theredelephants.com/chinese-intentionally-spread-corona-virus-spit-on-food-elevators-park-benches/ Ricky, is this for real? Or just twitterganda? I didn't go through the whole article but saw the first video and it seemed like the Chinese woman just sn...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'll show you all those farmers who have been committing suicide because of most of livelihood and rest my case on economic loss leads to loss of life front. You know this is not an apples to apples comparison. Do you really want to compare how many people died from the Spanish Flu vs the Great Dep...
by Cain Marko
25 Mar 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

People who are concerned about hit to the economy, can volunteer to give up some of the holidays on Saturday/Sunday and Religious days, later in the year. Let's see how many volunteer. In fact, GoI should announce that some of the holidays later in the year will be cancelled. :rotfl: the choice at ...
by Cain Marko
24 Mar 2020 11:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ok. So the Worldometer site shows that current as of 3/23/2020, total cases = 379080 globally with 16524 deaths. What is bothering me is that the %age of deaths in the total number of closed cases (260133) has been gently creeping up over the last 5-6 days. I noticed it was only about 10%, 3 or 4 d...
by Cain Marko
24 Mar 2020 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ok. So the Worldometer site shows that current as of 3/23/2020, total cases = 379080 globally with 16524 deaths. What is bothering me is that the %age of deaths in the total number of closed cases (260133) has been gently creeping up over the last 5-6 days. I noticed it was only about 10%, 3 or 4 da...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490781

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

"A significant change has been the provision to lease equipment like transport aircraft,trainers and simulators that do not have a direct combat role. “Leasing has been introduced as a new category for acquisition to substitute huge initial capital outlays with periodical rental payments,” the...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They shutdown the economy and asked people to pay for quaratine while allowing retailers with connections to price gouge. the factory line workers ran out of money having lost their livelihood and being prey upon by the party. sounds likely. All of these dead folks and losses in affordability had t...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can you be a bit more specific sir? Where do you see these biases? Let's thrash these out as far as possible Cain Marko ji, in response to your earlier perceptive comment that `no one dies in a economic depression', that is correct. However, it can (and currently is) starting to reduce millions of ...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They are going to get infected anyways. There is no immunity except by genetic quirk or if you have already had the disease. How are you going to save the people? By forcing them to stay within their houses? For how long? Farmers have to be out in the fields. Grocery shops have to be manned. Medici...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some of those are dead folks, others don’t have the money to pay for their plans because of being stuck in door, others are probably presumptive organ donors awaiting to donate their organs in political prison camps for the glory of the party.] All of these dead folks and losses in affordability ha...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

paste - Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 - in google box. the first result will be her twitter account. The problem with the claim is that cell operators sweep their SIM records regularly for inactive numbers that are removed in bulk. Very little can be inferred from a few million change in numbers - both China an...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sudarshan wrote:Pretty sure the old codgers in those countries got together in the middle ages and came up with that scheme. You got to kiss a grandma or two per day as well, but that's a price they were willing to pay for the occasional windfall.

:mrgreen: That is funny! ROFL!
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SwamyG wrote:This is the time when we start projecting our fears and see our biases and pet peeves in tje data.

Can you be a bit more specific sir? Where do you see these biases? Let's thrash these out as far as possible
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

devaraya wrote:
Raveen wrote:

Its old data and already disproven like Cain said


Posting response from Harry Drake to John Ioannidis's;

The link did not work. Was there any more to his response other than what you posted?
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys, I am no great epidemiologist, and I support all the precautionary lock-down measures. And in my heart of heart I feel next 2 months or so, this crisis will be over. I could be wrong, but this is my hunch. Thats why, I cannot stand ass holes like this Ramanan Laxminarayan puking with Burka Bib...
by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2020 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291271

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They did a study a few years back. Shutting down everything delays the virus two weeks and flattens the curve a bit at the cost of massive damage to the economy and no reduction in patient numbers and a possible reduction in deaths. Better to get it over with and get back to work. Shutting down the...

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