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by manish
23 Sep 2013 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Pricing: "Surface 2 is $449 and Surface Pro 2 is $899. Surface RT remains at $349." Variants: "Surface Pro 2 comes in a variety of configurations. 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and 4GB RAM, and also 256GB of storage with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage with 8GB of RAM."...
by manish
23 Sep 2013 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Mickey showing off multitasking on Surface2 (RT) with Halo and all four office apps running at the same time.

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by manish
23 Sep 2013 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

2nd Gen Surface is being revealed. Things are looking pretty interesting. Looks like Surface Pro 2 is getting a huge battery life boost (+75%??)+better display+Haswell+better graphics+hifi Power Cover with built-in battery for 2.5x battery life boost among other improvements. Design looks almost exa...
by manish
19 Sep 2013 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

In another important development, the mighty 777-X family has its first confirmed commitment, with Lufthansa signing up for 34 of the gigantic 777-9X which will be by far the largest, heaviest and the most powerful twin-engine jetliner ever built and will bring to the table advanced tech engines and...
by manish
19 Sep 2013 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

For Bose Babu, from Bloomberg: Smartphone Cameras at 41 Megapixels Pressure Canon, Nikon The global camera business, centered in Japan, is headed for a shakeout. With industry revenue falling to the lowest level in a decade amid surging smartphone sales , Nikon Corp. (7731), the world’s No. 2 camera...
by manish
19 Sep 2013 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Tata joins hands with Singapore Airlines to Set up a Full Service Airline in India (in addition to the AirAsia venture) This new joint venture comes on the heels of Tata's partnership with Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia under which they will launch a budget airline here possibly before the year...
by manish
17 Sep 2013 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

All eyes are on the CSeries GTF engine as well. Early indications are very positive and that is also a hugely positive development for Airbus as the A320neo will be using a higher thrust variant of the same PW1500G engine. Boeing's B737 MAX series cannot be fitted with the large dia (relatively, not...
by manish
17 Sep 2013 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Congratulations to Bombardier. Aircraft looks good and GTF engines are indeed very quite , Any comparison chart on how CS100 , CS300 fares against latest Boeing and Airbus offering 737 MAX and A 320 NEO ? The comparisons (at least for now, as per public domain data) would only be with the lower end...
by manish
16 Sep 2013 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

And its done - the CSeries is airborne! The first flight is underway right now. http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/3/2/5/2317523.jpg Here's a video - notice the relatively quiet engines - the Geared Turbofans are another industry first on this daring, high-risk investment for Bombar...
by manish
09 Sep 2013 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bombardier CSeries Prototype Commences High Speed Taxi Trials

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Probably the Rejected Take Off (RTO) tests should be next, followed by the first flight. Just a matter of days now.
by manish
24 Aug 2013 14:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bombardier rolls out fully painted CSeries CS100 prototype - first flight imminent http://cseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FTV1_20130823_1550-675x435.jpg I have been rooting for and looking forward to this one for a very long time. Finally some manufacturer with a reasonable chance of breakin...
by manish
23 Aug 2013 18:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Uncle Fester aka Steve Ballmer to Step Down as Microsoft CEO I am writing to let you know that I will retire as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months, after a successor is chosen. There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time. My original thoughts on timi...
by manish
20 Aug 2013 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

520 lacks a flash. 620 has too small screen. either get the 720 if you must have it this month itself or wait one month and get the 625 which will have similar specs to 720 but a bigger 4.7" screen. I would say its worth the wait. 625 should have MRP around 14-15k. 625 has a bigger screen and ...
by manish
16 Aug 2013 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Here it comes...Nokia to launch Windows RT tablet in September, alleged pictures leak
Rumoured to run off a Snapdragon 800 SoC on a 10.1" display.
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by manish
05 Aug 2013 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Irrespective of the topic or nature of discussions, our friends from across the Western border always seem to be the ones providing the comic relief. Here's the latest example [Link to Pakistani newspaper]: Russians Seize Pakistan Airlines Aircraft Demanding Payment of Long Pending Dues The Pakistan...
by manish
05 Aug 2013 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

After reaching Gate 10, I got pleasant surprised as I stepped into Dreamliner 787-8. Very smooth takeoff and cruise and landing. Interiors look very nice. Wingspan is huge. I think Indian Airports are barely enough for Dreamliner , even Delhi. \ The Boeing 747 is much larger with a bigger wingspan....
by manish
04 Aug 2013 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

More steps towards privatisation - this one's for Chennai (Theo saar, someone might have heard your prayers) Airport privatisation kicks off with search for legal consultant CHENNAI: The Chennai airport has taken a first step towards privatisation . The Airports Authority of India on Saturday began ...
by manish
02 Aug 2013 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Has any one tried out the Mahindra Quanto (a kind of chopped down version of Xylo)? Did some initial checkups, and it seems to fit most of the requirements. But have not really seen too many of them on the roads. When it comes to vehicles, I am more on the practical/bare bone necessities kind of pe...
by manish
02 Aug 2013 20:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Thumbs-up to the Govt. if they can do it. Pvtization will lead to further development and expansion including city-side infra. Exactly. There are SOOOO many ways to monetize the tangible and intangible assets that an airport possesses that you can bet your life on a public sector entity not being a...
by manish
02 Aug 2013 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Govt in a rush to privatize six airports by year end Mumbai: The government is in a hurry to privatize six of India’s airports despite two of them having been extensively modernized recently and the not-so-good experience of handing terminals over to private control. Labour unions are against the m...
by manish
01 Aug 2013 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The new Wagon R seems to be not doing well. BTW, the current Wagon R I have does meet most of the requirements except the huge boot space. Now looking for a slightly bigger vehicle. How is Xylo? Vehicles like Bolero looks to Police-ish , so do not prefer that. Sachin-saar, you must get one in white...
by manish
25 Jul 2013 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

just got the lumia 820 at home. precise, cleanly engineered iphone/HTC type tolerances and casings. heavy. still havent figured out how to remove the back cover...seems to be almost welded shut. son is jumping up and down wanting his grubby paws on it. so different from the chipanda/samsung plastic...
by manish
23 Jul 2013 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Great, I see that Bose babu has already explained the point I was trying to make in a much better way.

What he said :)
by manish
23 Jul 2013 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^^^Yes, there are a lot of low end Android devices, but once (if) WP becomes widely accepted, then the same will happen with it when the chi-panda companies produce cheap/buggy/slow WPs similar to Android phones. MSFT has controls on the minimum level of hardware that goes into a WP handset, someth...
by manish
07 Jul 2013 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

If confirmed, these will be the first fatalities ever related to the B777 in the 18+ years that the type has been in service with around 1100+ doing duty around the world on longhaul routes.

Shows how far technology has come with regards to aviation safety.

RIP to the dead.
by manish
07 Jul 2013 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

This'll be the second serious accident for the 777 after British Airways 38 which also crashed while landing after losing thrust in both engines. (There was another which burned on the ground with no casualties). There were no fatalities in flight 38 and it is unclear whether there are any today. H...
by manish
14 Jun 2013 14:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

A350 lifts off on maiden flight
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by manish
26 May 2013 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Came across this online. Apparently NOT a photoshop :D
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Said to have been published in Le Point of March 19, 1979.

Don't know if PIA would want this to be in the Mil Aviation thread though :mrgreen:
by manish
23 May 2013 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I have heard that failures/replacements of rear shocks in that particular generation of the Fiesta is quite common FWIW.

Must have been a design/suitability issue.
by manish
23 May 2013 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

AI cannot be privatized unless the buyer is allowed freedom to reduce the workforce . and you know the unions will never agree to that. with just few 1000 employees the AI is - NOT a vote bank - NOT employment generation patronage machine(like indian railways) - NOT a goldmine for pilferage of stuf...
by manish
22 May 2013 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I am hearing an even worse news. The AAI is demanding that the on-now-off-later Sriperumbudur greenfield airport project be handed over to it as if the damage it has already inflicted on Chennai airport users is not enough. Why not? With estimates putting the requirements at 5,000 acres of land and...
by manish
22 May 2013 08:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273511

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Even as people continue to heap praises on the HTC One, the company seems to be slowly bleeding to death... HTC in disarray: staff departures, 'disastrous' First, and production problems cloud company's future The Verge has learned that HTC's Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company las...
by manish
21 May 2013 14:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I used the new domestic terminal couple times this last month and all in all, AAI squandered money and opportunity to build a decent terminal. I did not believe the internet posts about the bad upkeep of the airport and the so called open garden, but you have to see it to believe it. I'm sure the i...
by manish
21 May 2013 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

To add to what Prasad has said above, the new International terminal has been ordered to be opened by June even though a lot of work remains undone. The in-line baggage scanning system, which was never ordered for this airport, is now being diverted from Srinagar. What is this pathetic planning ? A...
by manish
21 May 2013 08:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359694

Re: Indian IT Industry

iGATE terminates employment of CEO Phaneesh Murthy on sexual misconduct charges BANGALORE: Nasdaq-listed iGATEBSE 0.00 % Corporation announced that its board of directors has terminated the employment of president and chief executive officer Phaneesh Murthy as a result of an investigation of the fa...
by manish
19 May 2013 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 114403

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

svenkat wrote:Security for major JuD leaders was tightened as a result of the killing.

:roll:
by manish
16 May 2013 09:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 156656

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Even as there are some signs and feelers out there about the economy finally turning around, bad news continues to pour out on the jobs front, across several industries: Slowdown: Flipkart, Jabong cutting jobs BANGALORE: Online retailers are handing out pink slips in large numbers as they shift atte...
by manish
15 May 2013 08:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

If the 777X is larger and heavier, then how can a lower thrust engine be enough to power it? :-? Conversely, if a lower thrust variant is enough for a larger 777X then why does the 777-300 need that 514kN monster. The diameter of the 115B is apparently nearly the same as the diameter of legacy 737 ...
by manish
14 May 2013 14:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The GE-90-115B which powers the 777-300 is already monstrous in size and produces an eye-popping 514kN of thrust. I shudder to think what the specs on the new one are going to be like . You can appreciate how big the engine really is when you see it mounted on a 747 Saar, I think -9X is going to be...
by manish
14 May 2013 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585470

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I have seen claims that the GE-90-115B is so powerful that it can easily power a 747 at cruise altitude single-handedly! I am no expert so please don't pummel if that is not supposed to be impressive. BTW, the first A350 prototype has just been rolled out after a complete paint job, revealing it to ...

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