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by samuel
03 Nov 2009 10:52
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Remembering Indira
Replies: 109
Views: 13603

Re: Remembering Indira

In fact, the equating of Sikhs with the Irish or the Iraqis is puzzling, not in the least because they as a group have had one of the largest participation in the armed forces. Indeed, the commander of the forces that took the Temple was Maj. Gen. Brar (though he doesn't really count it seems). 2LT ...
by samuel
03 Nov 2009 06:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3755
Views: 246896

Re: Indian Education System

On the subject of "getting more phds" etc.... If one really thinks of it, the MS over a BS is really a joke. For example, there is little one actually comes up with even in a 30-page paper double-spaced thesis. One-inch on all sides, three pages for references, three for intro, four for re...
by samuel
02 Nov 2009 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15539

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

Rather than guessing where the attack is coming, we could write to thank for information and ask HM a) Where he anticipates the next attack to occur. b) What steps he would ask citizens to take to be prepared against these regular attacks on Indians. c) Whether the forces in the country that are usu...
by samuel
02 Nov 2009 20:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Remembering Indira
Replies: 109
Views: 13603

Re: Remembering Indira

With every PM, I have a few keys associated...e,g, Nehru - Kashmir-take-away, 62. With Shastri - Jai Jawan; Jai Kisan; fast a day; 65. And with Indira - 71, Pok-1, Emergency, Blue Star. It is just as zero sum with her when it gets down to the nitty gritty. But, one thing's for sure -- she was full o...
by samuel
02 Nov 2009 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15539

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

I think it speaks volumes for good governance, if early warnings are being issued based on arriving information rather than the seasonal schedule in "Home Defense Almanac for Peace, Brotherhood, Understanding and Harmony (H&D-A-PBUH)." Keep it up Mr. Chidambaram, I have always apprecia...
by samuel
01 Nov 2009 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Social Reengineering in India during and post British Rule
Replies: 45
Views: 3960

Re: Social Reengineering in India during and post British Rule

Thanks for starting this topic. Today, we see that in just a few years, probably less than 10, USA is able to restructure governance and behavior in many countries. We've seen this in Japan, Germany, Philippines, and probably Iraq, may be Korea too. Whereas these are "engineered" to some d...
by samuel
01 Nov 2009 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 290952

Re: The Red Menace

Why are these articles showing up here? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/world/asia/01maoist.html?_r=1&hp another map (click): http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/11/01/world/asia/01maoist-graphic.html So, there is a continuous axis right across India? S November 1, 2009 Rebels Widen Deadly ...
by samuel
28 Oct 2009 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 290952

Re: The Red Menace

How accurate is this picture?
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by samuel
24 Oct 2009 20:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

From that interview: In this case, you think only partial truth is being said? In this case, they are claiming we managed a yield of 45 KT. This is a blatant lie. It’s a LIE—all capitals. and So, what was the yield? About 20 to 25 KT. Clearly, he doesn't yield... Where do you want to take it from he...
by samuel
23 Oct 2009 21:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

The interesting thing about this "incestuous" debate -- everyone f*cking one another in the name of debate when they should be fighting together to fix the issue -- is that we are looking to Israel for examples of proper behaviour. A nation that has zero hesitation taking a whole nuke prog...
by samuel
21 Oct 2009 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Core: Ideas and descriptions-I
Replies: 462
Views: 28963

Re: Indian Core: Ideas and descriptions-I

To get an understanding on values, I came across this: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in New Delhi has identified 84 values. 8) http://www2.unescobkk.org/elib/publications/sourcebook_teachers/09INDIA.pdf It concludes What is required today is not religious educatio...
by samuel
20 Oct 2009 05:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Core: Ideas and descriptions-I
Replies: 462
Views: 28963

Re: Indian Core: Ideas and descriptions-I

To me, The Indian Core consists of
a. must become engineer or doctor.
b. go to usa or uk (or germany and grudgingly, australia and nz).
c. ms or double ms, phd, mba.
d. Have lots of money or lots of power.
d. when are you coming home...
by samuel
20 Oct 2009 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371418

Re: Deterrence

It only got few thousand square miles of barren land in mountains which may not be of much use. Err, Manish, can I ask you to clarify this a little...are you suggesting that it was no big deal that they were able to take something that was ours or are you saying that losing some barren land is not ...
by samuel
19 Oct 2009 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371418

Re: Deterrence

YET she has not managed to put India away. Absolutely nobody in the world has been able to put Bharath "away." The Gayatri Mantra playing on Tirupati is testament to that. But they certainly have sacked, plundered, pillaged, engineered, dismembered it time and again, and we probably are o...
by samuel
19 Oct 2009 22:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

In this day and age, we can all be google scientists.
Here is information about critical mass you must know:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

:P

ps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_mass)
by samuel
15 Oct 2009 21:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Why couldn't they dig more tunnels in 20 years if there was some kind of systematic plan to develop nuclear weapons and deterrent? And why only Pokhran, are there no other separated diggable sites in India where they could do tests if separation in time was not possible? If someone came to me and sa...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 08:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

NRao, I studied this paper in some detail and was struck by how much things were being based on those curves in the back...I actually agree with the bottom of your message for me without any serious reservation. I will try to find my post on it...but basically, need more tests. This is too ad-hoc me...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 07:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

We should just consider what kind of interference pattern is expected to decide how to place the sensors. But what do we know of what sensors they used? OK, let's drop S3. Can we assume they were exactly synchronized and what was the exact geometry of these blasts (sorry, I'll look up). Arun said so...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 07:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Ah but nondimensional numbers are really common in many studies of fluids -- peclet, prandtl, froude, reynolds, raleigh, ekman...the list of numbers is very long and you might want to, for example, look at Batchelor's book on fluids. These are NOT universal constants (or some scaling of them). They ...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 07:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Right, so is the fundamental disagreement about 50 = S1 + S2 + S3 where there are infinitely many solutions without further evidence? (I know I heard something about wave interference etc. here, but is the basic disagreement of the type don't know how to or how much to ascribe to each one of these?) S
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 07:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

There are three distinct things one must typically consider: 1. What the theory says. In many problems this typically is useful to understand the phenomena, not predict it. The error bars here are order of magnitude type. It is amazing to hear these physicists talk about things and say oh to an orde...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 06:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Amber, When solving for various equations, such as fluid equations, we typically non-dimensionalize variables so that they are unit less. Sometimes this involves dividing by typical length scales, say domain size, other times it involves dividing mean densities, mean state etc. depending on the cont...
by samuel
11 Oct 2009 03:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Amber G. All that is well and good, but can you say how a 100% error bar on any yield can be a useful system? I am quite familiar with less than order of magnitude type of errors being ok especially when "non-dimensionalizing" for various things, but from an engineering point of view, that...
by samuel
10 Oct 2009 10:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Well that's because, I think, a) it depends whose yield you are estimating yours or someone else's. I think e.g. US has good estimates of its own yields. b) what the error bar is -- I mean 20KT+/-10KT is a huge error, 200KT+/30KT is not. It would be great to look up some seismic work, "open loo...
by samuel
10 Oct 2009 09:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

shiv wrote:But once testing went underground, yield estimation climbed the gum tree.


that, i'd say is a bit of a generalization...
by samuel
10 Oct 2009 08:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

If they don't got the medium, then they got huge bars. You can do them a favor by telling them use nevada test site, not finkelstein river, but yup, gum tree is almost right. You should investigate how they use expensive gravity and magnetometric measurements around the planet to obtain prior inform...
by samuel
10 Oct 2009 03:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

there is no resolution to MAD. like renormalization it keeps reintroducing the worthlessness of our last piece of arsenal--the entire advantage lies in the differential and in balance lies deterrence. but supposedly it does reach nash equilibrium but because no rational person would find this strate...
by samuel
10 Oct 2009 03:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

We should have a thread on "general systems theory" "statistical mechanics" "multiphase, multiscale and multirate phenomena" and "strange attractors" Our transformation from the munchies of pokhran to the mensch of science will be complete and we can then sell...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 23:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

PS: But I really want to know what happened there. Did anyone find any other "crackamides" in equally distant or nearly equally distant settlements. There seem couple along NH15. Because this is all part time, it will take a little time, but pretty pix will follow. As I said, I have been ...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 23:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

How can we help Ombaba tack right to us?
S
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 23:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Thanks Sanku. I wanted to write something similar one or two times myself, but thought it might come across as a bit odd. But yours came across fine, so "to you too" with thanks. S PS: But I really want to know what happened there. Did anyone find any other "crackamides" in equal...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 21:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

shiv, it depends on what's between the lada and mikes. having known its lada, you can try to figure out what medium does. using that understanding of medium you can try to figure out that what you are hearing is now, not lada, but something much powerful. depending on what you do and what the medium...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 20:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Well, if you gave me some info on what kinds of tests went on (i re-edited my post there, sorry), we can carry on. What happened to the road and other villages and settlements approximately same distance away? do we have any evidence of bricks there. But even if we leave that, I am happy to do some ...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 20:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Thanks n. Now all you have to realize is that you can keep doing piecewise linearisation and start to overfit very easily. And all the walls that start to rattle and did not when vivaldi was playing make you think like that it was a little too louder than it was...yes, I know what they do with under...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 171211

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Thanks for responses. Once I had my post deleted because of some inappropriate reference. The second time, I don't know what happened to it but it felt like the first few moments after a car gets stolen. "It was here...I am sure of it" kind of feeling. Then I think it happened again, but n...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 20:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121440

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Shiv, if you are into the subject, the best place to start looking for is "inverse problems." Nearly every branch of engineering studies it but if you are specifically interested in seismic signals, there is a community for that that google will easily get you to. The microphone example is...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371418

Re: Deterrence

In order to arrive at appropriate tonnage on the list of cities I provided, please use the simulator to go over each of them covering to the outer radius. That is then averaged out. But this is my list and not the list. So please take that for what it's worth. If you come up with higher tonnage, the...
by samuel
09 Oct 2009 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371418

Re: Deterrence

I assume about 17.5 KT/KG Pu @ 100% or 3.5KT/KG @ 20% I assume about 700KG of Pu Stockpile for India and 40KG of Pu production per year. These numbers may be off the mark. The following cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Wuhan Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chongqing, Nanjing, Harbin Xi'an, Chengd...
by samuel
08 Oct 2009 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371418

Re: Deterrence

^^^ it depends upon the yield and how high it was detonated. i.e. how higher the dust was thrown into the atmosphere and how much. Reg Co-60, check RAPPCOF, Rajasthan. Sure, but you don't have to depart from the boundary layer to get it picked up in the large-scale or regional circulation (otherwis...

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