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by astal
18 Apr 2011 03:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 505953

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Nice article in Slate By Nouriel Roubini Beijing's Empty Bullet Trains. Roubini, quite boldly, makes concrete predictions. Once increasing fixed investment becomes impossible—most likely after 2013—China is poised for a sharp slowdown. Instead of focusing on securing a soft landing today, Chinese po...
by astal
18 Apr 2011 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 141668

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

// Please ignore if you think this thread is for serious discussion only. May I propose another suggestion from an uninformed by well meaning jingo. IAF should go for the following. Option 1 1) Buy 80 more MKI's at about $ 70 Million dollars each. Spend 1 Billion on upgrading these to Growlerseque S...
by astal
18 Apr 2011 02:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Diyar Mullahs and Fellow Jernails, I diclayre jihaad on Kufaar HuffPo and AOL for disclosing LMU trade secreetes in this kalaam. May joo Burn on Aerth aj well aj Jehenum joo, evil, no good miscreants. :evil: How to catch a Bakistani What next? They will haj article expojing Takiya and Hudaabiya. Bur...
by astal
18 Apr 2011 01:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 237357

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2

Saars, In the opinion of a true Bharat Rakshak, Shri R N Kao, who probably forgot more about Pakistan than all of us on BRF can ever know, We should leave Pakistan to stew in her own juice The only reason we talk with Pakistan is so we can pretend to take action the next time they carry out a provoc...
by astal
18 Apr 2011 01:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Two fantastic articles in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. The first one is about the difficulties in Cancer research. Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? The second is superb. Please read all 9 pages. It is worth its weight in gold for jingos with lifestyle problems like belly fat, diabetes, triglyceri...
by astal
15 Apr 2011 23:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 141668

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Looking at the pictures of the operation in Libya, it seems that the Rafales have a fixed refueling probe. That is incongruous with the typical French fit and finish attitude. Some questions for Rafale experts: 1. Are the refueling probes on Rafale retractable? 2. Will the probes on the MRCA Rafale ...
by astal
15 Apr 2011 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 945641

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Interview: Pakistan Air Force Viper Pilot ... snip Q 16: Any memorable experiences that you would like to share? A: On one occasion – in one of the international Anatolian Eagles - PAF pilots were pitted against RAF Typhoons, a formidable aircraft. There were three set-ups and in all three, we shot...
by astal
02 Apr 2011 23:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 297838

Re: The Cricket Thread

Holy fcuking sheet!

Thank you Gambhir, Dhoni, Yuvi, Zaheer and Harbhajan!

And off course Sachin!

We will cherish this day for all our lives !!!
by astal
23 Mar 2011 11:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Naradullah, I pow to the Grand Ayatollah. Piss be on to him and hij. I hab alraydee done too much de-prefing. I iz tyred. Bulb ij already ejploded in my vacume. I am ejpert at pribing. I will khareed dillbullah. Eff you bhant your share of herps money, give me my Lalchix and my khuspoos. Oderwise IE...
by astal
23 Mar 2011 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

You ate Lalmullah's kela with relish but left his tamatars alone? :-? Joo are naat fit to be mullah till jannat. :evil: Bosemullah Janaab, I went for the tamataars, but they turned out to be prunes onlee :twisted: !!! But seriously, we boor grad ishtudents get only kelas. Tamataars, prunes and kish...
by astal
23 Mar 2011 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Dear Mullah's, I am graduate estudent in LMU. Soon to pecome Mullah. I hab sum requests. Please to declare Jihaard on Japan Tsunami Newj thread. They are saying kela is radioactive only. In all my years of graduate skool I ate so many Kelas from Brafessors including LalMullah. (Me waj then nanha muj...
by astal
20 Mar 2011 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 642071

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

I silly comparison in the title but the substance of the article is interesting. The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia "The F-35 is designed to be the core tactical fighter aircraft for the U.S. military, with three versions for the Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps. Each plane ...
by astal
17 Mar 2011 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis
Replies: 2262
Views: 105817

Re: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis

(This is pure speculation but is a possible explanation why additional power alone may not solve the problem.) If the Earthquake has damaged pipes and cooling apparatus, no matter how much they pump in, it may not be sufficient. Therefore bringing in additional Diesel, Pumps, Water and Electricity m...
by astal
17 Mar 2011 02:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 242483

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

^^^^

They finally get it. Too late. India is no longer accepting applications for incoming Jehadis and sympathizers. Go to Saudi Arabia for real freedom.
by astal
17 Mar 2011 02:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis
Replies: 2262
Views: 105817

Re: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis

Some simplistic physics : Rate of flow of water required per second to cool a reactor that is producing 10 MW and 20 MW of residual heat. (water at inlet is at 20 deg C and assume that the heat capacity of water is constant over the range of 20 to 90 deg C.) Heat Produced at 10 MW : 10^7 Joules s He...
by astal
16 Mar 2011 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

He look lyke kuffur Santa Claus :evil: . Pleazh pass fatwa on him! He is no good Talib.
by astal
16 Mar 2011 01:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis
Replies: 2262
Views: 105817

Re: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis

As the situation continues to unfold, I think this will be upgraded from a level 4 to a level 5 or 6 in terms of radiation exposure and level of catastrophe. To the physicists again, I would like to speculate on the worst case scenarios. 1) Absolute worst case - Complete meltdown of one or more core...
by astal
16 Mar 2011 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis
Replies: 2262
Views: 105817

Re: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - News and Analysis

AmberG,

Thank you for the continuous flow of information.

(Edited rest of this post is superfluous)
by astal
15 Mar 2011 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

^^^^^ Berhaps we can caul eet I nbred P remiear L eeeg. More nominations Mullah Alokullah - Head Coach Mahdi Mahul R - Chief Strategist Vina al Ekonomikus - Financial Advisor Purushulla Al Pentaxi - Team Botographer astal - I volunteer for Bookie In Chief - Blace ure pets here. Dus Ka Dus Hajaar. Wh...
by astal
14 Mar 2011 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^^^^
Come to LMU for getting your share of banana's too. (See exhalted benis dhaga.)
by astal
14 Mar 2011 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 238889

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1046016#p1046016 Bandaar worshipers - I habe gleat newj. See above phor photos (jou must log een to see taap sekreeted weabons) New virgin of JF17 Bandaar. In second fotu, bandaar is habing all weabans expojed including shaarp teeths. Note Bandaar run...
by astal
14 Mar 2011 05:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Purushullah,

:lol: What nice teeth you have! Beautiful shots though. You deserve a banana.
by astal
13 Mar 2011 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 177971

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Thank you for the information AmberG. From:http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/For-battered-Japan-a-new-threat-nuclear-meltdown-1071763.php#ixzz1GQDs1ody The blast destroyed the building housing the reactor, but not the reactor itself, which is enveloped by stainless steel 6 inches (15 centimeter...
by astal
13 Mar 2011 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 177971

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Ramana, AmberG, YIP, Bade,

Thanks for your updates on the nuclear reactor related situation. From the looks of it there is no good news so far. Could any of you explain how and when the core will be cooled down enough to ensure that the containment vessel is not breached?
by astal
09 Mar 2011 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 825761

Re: Indian Military Aviation

indranilroy, Can GEV's to be used to transport people between Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Goa? The sea is a little rougher of the Koknan coast than around Cairns Au. Details mentioned in the video are Flightship FS8 $ 0.14 per passenger per knot $ 0.0013 per kilogram per knot Max 8 payload pax + pilot and...
by astal
07 Mar 2011 03:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Surviving a 50 to 100 nuke bomb attack on India
Replies: 256
Views: 19273

Re: Surviving a 50 to 100 nuke bomb attack on India

Answer to a nuke need not necessarily be nuke, but something which is far more worse than nuke. Well said! Calling terrorists irrational is a short cut. Instead we need to look at their motivations. They can be demotivated by a credible promise to destroy all that they hold dear. (Hint: It is not t...
by astal
07 Mar 2011 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 417352

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Vera_k, Boss, why will the rural areas not get electricity. Currently, India does not have enough electricity to continuously supply urban and rural areas. Electricity supply is prioritized and allocated to the more productive urban sector as would be expected. Once enough is generated, it will defi...
by astal
22 Jan 2011 04:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Wickberg, Is it possible to link some of the studies that show the payoff to Sweden from the Gripen Program? Your calculations of cost do not seem to incorporate inflation. You state that a total of 13 Billion dollars were released for the Gripen so far. It is important to know at what dates these a...
by astal
18 Jan 2011 06:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Jagan ji,

The article is indeed by Adm. Arun Prakash. Phillip has posted it just a few posts above Juggi (from a different source). The Indian Express article mentions in the end that the writer is Adm. Arun Prakash.
by astal
12 Jan 2011 00:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

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by astal
11 Jan 2011 02:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TNetGPEgAQoYNj6VoVYWvQ?feat=directlink Superb photo. Here is another one that describes the situation aptly. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/10337-2/KH2013-02.jpg Tejas is on the verge of takeoff. It needs some more work to touch the sky. The Tejas team...
by astal
06 Jan 2011 07:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 333148

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^^^ Interesting use of Biblical nomenclature by Notion Ink. Adam - The first one Eden - Paradise on Earth Genesis - Creation I wish they did not have their own app store. But otherwise they provide a useful set of functionality and technology. As an Bania SRDE, I will do some research and wait on r...
by astal
06 Jan 2011 04:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 181460

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Adding to Srai's post. ..... 14. Details about CABS AEW&CS aircraft. Information about the Radar, Bands, Number of modules, Specified Range and Data link facilities. Current Status - It was slated to be rolled out in January 2011 according to http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4515
by astal
05 Jan 2011 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pan-Subcontinentalism - A New Nationalism!
Replies: 177
Views: 10287

Re: Pan-Subcontinentalism - A New Nationalism!

RajeshA, and BRFites, Thank you for creating and developing this thread. We really need to think about this question, not only for resources, but for another entirely different reason. What would be India's response to a JDAM (Jehadi delivered atomic munition)? First people will be driven instinctiv...
by astal
05 Jan 2011 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I guess when Anantha Krishnan Nair (Off Tarmac 007) says Wing Cmdr Rajiv Kothiyal and Kota Harinarayana are forgotten he probably means forgotten by the defense journalist community. For Jingo's at BR and other people who matter :P , their contributions will always be remembered. Its a question of T...
by astal
01 Jan 2011 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Spy Story 4 - Glance of Saturn
Replies: 294
Views: 35523

Re: Spy Story 4 - Glance of Saturn

Dileep Saar, A fine yarn you have woven. I really liked the mixture of deep traditional values with modern culture. Some things that stood out were: Sister, brother in law relationship - As seen from your posts you have some deep insights. Lack of pandering to western expectations such as stereotypi...
by astal
25 Dec 2010 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Re. Tejas reaching 1350 kph at trials in Goa, the article does not mention that this speed was reached during sea level flight. If I recall correctly, the aircraft was flying at a certain height and descending. Tejas probably needs some minor modifications to improve air speed at sea level. No big d...
by astal
28 Nov 2010 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 981063

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Many of us have asked why don't we fill up the 6-8 squadrons worth of deficit with Mark Is. I have a few questions, is HAL/other infrastructure ready to build at a rate to fill up 6-7 squadrons within 3-5 years? JMT indranilroy, The reason that we need to order more LCA mark I's really has little t...

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