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by UlanBatori
27 May 2019 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

e-participation has been approved by organizers, so no travel logistics excuse: Will appear on website by end of week. Unless I am mistaken, e-participation (probably via ZOOM) also earns Certificate of Participation. You can show that to your grand-brats and take full credit when they pause in thei...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Thanks, Dumalji.
A new draft of Working Group Report #4 has been uploaded

More contributors and contributions to the reports are most welcome! We will do basic typo-checking many times, no hurry for that. Please focus on higher-level stuff for now. Thx.
Now moving to update other WG Reports.
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Aiyyoo!!! Please note that it is ubatori at geemail. One does not look at the sign carved into the rock above one's cave. syamji: Plenty of time for chai-biscoot during the event in addition to formal stuff. Sorry if I misled on that. Syamji, sadly, meet at usual feeding trough near Mongolia Bay no...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Oh, please email the organizers (or I can convey it). If you are in desh, it will go straight to an account set up by IITM at the IITM SBI branch for the conference, presumably by NaMo DeMo e-payment. They would have to send you the details, but they are quick about it, I will be happy to forward to...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

Re: Requests to Admins-2019

Pls delete my question above, thanks. Underway.
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Please visit the Artificial Intelligence thread to see some of the things we have been discussing. That is just starters.
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Pls see above: but still negotiating. We want input, first (that costs nothing!) Maybe some kind Yuvraj Charmin will come by with a big donation and then we won't need to worry about registration at all except for physical attendees, but not there yet as far as I know. Ideally an event with good con...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Pls see above: but still negotiating. We want input, first (that costs nothing!) Maybe some kind Yuvraj Charmin will come by with a big donation and then we won't need to worry about registration at all except for physical attendees, but not there yet as far as I know. Ideally an event with good con...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2019 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

For starters, here are links to the Summary (10page) and the Full Report (147 pages, 59MB or so) of the predecessor to this conference: Smart Village Roadmap to Rural Self-Reliance, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 2017. The Roadmap from the Smart Village Roadmap conference is given in the 10-page Summary li...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Sure. I am reading that nowadays in Swedenistan there is a movement to avoid airplane flights in order to reduce Carbon footprint. I think future Conferences to Save Da World will have to take note of this, since it has been done in the Bhesht. Since setting up and operating the electronic participa...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

ubatori at geepata. Great! Count yourselves recruited. We may hit you for some part of India-based registration but we fully intend to provide ZOOM/ other live connectivity, $$$ willing (IITM handles that). Reduces carbon footprint after all! The point of the Working Groups is exactly that: we want...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Time to get back on track. This thread looks like headed for 1,732,643 posts, out of which only 1,732,643 will be from me. But that is still worth it, everyone in Pakistan/ISI will have read it. I happen to know that ppl in Balwaristan are very interested in the sorts of things we are discussing.
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 66
Views: 3966

BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

The election is over. We have 5 years to make an immense difference, an opportunity of a lifetime. We have been planning and racing flat-out to get to this point: main reason why I have been infesting BRF for past few months, actually. We are planning a different sort of get-together: this one is ac...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26489

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Massive task ahead if BeeJayPee is to rise from 12.4% vote to a winning level in Malloostan. It can happen if CONG comes to power in next assembly election and the disgust with the typical CONGi corruption turns into another Vimochana Samaram. As seen above, NSS etc decided to back the winner, becau...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 288
Views: 40286

Re: European Union: Positive News

BBC.co.uk: Race to become next Captain Of The Titanic: Four candidates have confirmed their intention to stand: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt International Development Secretary Rory Stewart Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey However, more than a d...
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

When is Rashtrapati inviting RaGaji to lead Gaddhas to form cabinet?
by UlanBatori
25 May 2019 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Why Smritiji for Railways? Indian Rail needs to transform in the next 5 years. Need a technocrat plus Believer at the helm. Smritiji's talents are wasted there. She is fabulous interacting with people: the last thing one seems in a Rail Mantri. Maybe Foreign Minister? You don't have one listed. I th...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26489

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Trying to revive an old belief:
Is it true (as I seem to remember) that the "KL Cangrej" was originally a breakaway organization of the NSS, from the main Cangrej? Then got eaten by the Church?
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26489

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Quoting hnair: Kummanam-chettan has vast name recognition since '80s Beg to differ. He may have name-recognition among CPI(M) goons, and the yindoo Faithful and perhaps among the Al Qaeda(Al Malloo gang) but ask some propah convent-ejjikated / Christ Callege grads who form the bulk of the "educ...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 65657

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Everyone who is anyone knows that Huawei has high level penetration: this is why UQ has not been dissing cheen phones. Agint 009 has been penetrating Huwai (never mind).
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 65657

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Don't know where else to put this, but there has been a significant development: UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn British occupation of Chagos Islands (around Diego Garcia). Will May-bibi diss the UN? The United Nations General Assembly has condemned the continued UK occupati...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Wonder if it is too early to start lungi-shivering about 2024?
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Depressing that ppl do not yet see the superiority of UBCN's Sentiment Modeling Technique vs. mere "Data-analysis", despite yet another stunning demonstration.
Prediction: NDA 355. Actual, 354-355. Q.E.D. There IS a method to our apparent madness, people.
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Quoting ramana: Kerala has changed. The other Hindus voted to remove LDF. That's the big picture. End of Communist rule in Kerala. Pinarayi Vijayan has lost the mandate. He will cling on but he has no popular support. So I believe Kerala has spoken. And its against Left. Exactly. See the WB case fir...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Kanhaiya Kumar loses in Begusarai: Report Former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar has lost in the eastern state of Bihar's Begusarai constituency, one of the most followed electoral contests in the Indian election. India's newspaper The Indian Express said Kumar, 31, lost to hardline BJP leader Girira...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Pumpkinji's comments regurgitated " Smriti...who?" was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's response to a question about Smriti Irani, who was contesting election against her brother, Rahul, in Amethi back in 2014. During a road show, Priyanka, campaigning for Rahul Gandhi, had taken potshots at Smrit...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Read and weep, O Experts. UBCN predicted 360 then revised down to 355. End result is now 354, and we predict that it will rise well above 360 with defections.
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

5 minutes after the News18 showed 275 BJP, the evil UPA Combine nuked my internet portal box. Just managed to come back online, but I see that Dilbuji stayed tied to the machinegun till the very end. Speaking of end, what's the hangup? ECI gone to sleep? Added later: WOW! There IS hope for WB! Time ...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

5 minutes after the News18 showed 275 BJP, the evil UPA Combine nuked my internet portal box. Just managed to come back online, but I see that Dilbuji stayed tied to the machinegun till the very end.

Speaking of end, what's the hangup? ECI gone to sleep?
by UlanBatori
24 May 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What happened to the rest of the thread, specifically the gloating by UBCN?
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

And thus UBCNews closes out another thumping win for the Predictor-Corrector System: Note that we were first to say "360" when the dhoti-shiverers were shivering 240, and we downsized early to 355.
I think it will reach 360 with a few defections, soon.
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

anishns wrote:Earthquake in Bengal.....pagalika

Is 8 seats for BJP good in WB? CPM seems to be zeroed!
Hmm! I see that it is now 15 BJP on News18
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, UBCN corrects down to 355 from 360. News 18 says 275 for BeeJayPee. Time for midday nap in Ulan Bator. Can I trust you guys not to blow the lead, hain?
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

So overall it looks like UPA has gained 50% more seats than in 2014, at the expense of "Other". Excellent leadership by RaGA!
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

News18 calls 274 NDA. Aiyyooooo!!! U mean RaGa is NOT going to be PM? :((
If he switches to BJP will they make him PM? :((
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Present run-rate per News 18 would lead to 342 NDA. UBCN prediction is still 360.
Firstpost == News18? Same numbers.
by UlanBatori
23 May 2019 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92935

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Is there a waterfall chart showing trend vs. needed run-rate?

Dhoti-shiver! NDA is short of UBCN projected run-rate. Only 64% vs. 66% needed.

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