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by SriKumar
23 Jan 2019 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2373
Views: 99933

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

Congress has no locus standi on this matter of EVMs. During MMS's term, a flaw (maybe 2) were demonstrated publicly- about 7-8 years ago. It was shown on chennel TV9 (AP) and no other chennel. The person who demonstrated out the flaw was hounded, and perhaps even arrested (cannot recall now). The pe...
by SriKumar
22 Jan 2019 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3275
Views: 497239

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Singha wrote:There are videos on youtube of staff asked to slap themselves or each other .. though not as dramatic as the ones i posted. Those are just routine weekly issues vs annual company party / all hands festivals
:rotfl: All hands.....good pun.
by SriKumar
20 Jan 2019 21:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Seriously, more I see these guys attacking the LCA as it's being inducted, more I appreciate what the LCA guys had to overcome. Once you have your own design (and manufacturing process), you practically have the power of God* in your hands with regards to the craft. It is a boon to the IAF, really....
by SriKumar
13 Jan 2019 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Avacharan
Appreciate your posts and (much-needed) fresh perspective . I too agree with the principle that goodness must be honored wherever it is found. In some cases, as i am sure you know, establishing goodness becomes a complicated process.
by SriKumar
13 Jan 2019 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Those who watched the AI19 webinar on the Navy version would figure out how the correction mechanism for random changes work :). It is not just weapon release. The fighter is expected to be hit by enemy fire too , right? The FCS will have to compensate to the maximum extent possible for change in a...
by SriKumar
13 Jan 2019 09:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Guys, please refer to page 1 of this thread :P Kept up-to-date by the mods. Sorry yaaron.....ghor paap ho gaya. Have to do a praayaschit/penitence yaatra to Sulur AFS and three pradakshinas around SP-12 (which I'll gladly do if given an opportunity :D ). (In my defense, SP-11 first flight was given...
by SriKumar
13 Jan 2019 06:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thanks. I assume the trim will move the respective aileron to correct for pitch, and rudder for yaw.
by SriKumar
12 Jan 2019 21:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

While we're waiting for the SP-12, 13s etc to roll off the line.....I'll ask about this doubt in my mind. How does Tejas FCS (or any single engine plane) account for an asymmetry in its weapons load while flying. For example, say it fires one missile or drops one bomb, then the drag on the 'empty si...
by SriKumar
06 Jan 2019 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

In KL, RoP is actively taunting Hindus masquerading as communists. I think this is a good thing to happen. Let the highly secular tauntees hear the taunts from their friends. And let the tauntees come up with any brilliant argumentation and/or principle-based answers about secularism and equality t...
by SriKumar
03 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129488

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Some nice pics of MiG-29Ks aboard INS Vikramaditya . https://twitter.com/Commandounknown/status/1069843550181965824 ---> Happy Indian Navy Day, INS Vikramaditya . We can count 8 Mig 29Ks, 2 Chetaks, and 1 Ka 31 AEW in the hangar. There is at least one other chopper that I could not identify. Not ba...
by SriKumar
01 Jan 2019 11:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

nam wrote:......
The ghost of Marut is finally laid to rest. :)
that will be after 147 are ordered/produced? As I understand IAF had 183 147 Maruts (could be wrong on the number). The order of 324 is a good start.
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2018 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5257
Views: 453629

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

^^^ :lol: Warner & Smith are cheaters. All games Aussies won with them in team are now suspect. I try to avoid broad-swath statements, however, I agree with this one. In my mind, most, if not all games by these players are suspect. And by extension, previous aussie teams that won were also staff...
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2018 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3929
Views: 805427

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Great pix, Kakarat. Especially with the core turned off and the L40s alive.
EVen the first pic of the launch is good. One can see the shocks in the jet wake of L40 engines. The hazy look of the picture is due to moisture from the lake and/or sea I suppose.
by SriKumar
23 Dec 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep, Did you hand out any flyers/pamphlets yet?
What was the response of people who read it ?
by SriKumar
23 Dec 2018 05:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Indeed Dileep has bowled a googly here. Suspense till 4th (rehamkar yaar) . FOC is a bit of a 'meh' now after the repeated postponements and the knowledge that it is very, very close.... 4th Jan or 4th Feb or March, will not make a difference to any of the parties most affected. Since Jan 4, 2001 ha...
by SriKumar
20 Dec 2018 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 127083

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

all this is old hat, motherhood and apple pie stuff.... govt should do their job etc. Maldives they did get some 'help' from India .... in 1988. Saved their country, in fact. Time for same old same old 'if they do that, what can we do only''....is over. Things are different now.... more critical.
by SriKumar
20 Dec 2018 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 127083

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Even if it was, is it going to be such a big deal? We have thrown away atleast 6 billion Dollars in Air India alone in the last few years...And we keep throwing more at unproductive government expenses every year....If the babus signed off on giving away 1.4b, then I am sure the powers that be has ...
by SriKumar
18 Dec 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 127083

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If India is going to spend 1 billion $, and something sours, and their govt asks troops to leave (like GMR airport was kicked out after completing the project), will the troops stay put. Or are they obligated to leave under agreements as per Maldivian/Indian/UN or United Federation of Planets law. ...
by SriKumar
18 Dec 2018 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 127083

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It would do far less harm than having the Chinese open their own base right under our nose in one of their atolls...They were on their way of getting a permanent base in Maldives before the whole election googly turned everything upside down (for them that is)..... If India is going to spend 1 bill...
by SriKumar
17 Dec 2018 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 127083

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Alright here is out offer, strangely from a japanese paper: 1 billion in low interest soft loans, in return permanent basing of our troops. https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-Relations/India-offers-Maldives-1bn-in-loans-to-help-repay-China-debt how can anything be guaranteed if things s...
by SriKumar
15 Dec 2018 22:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2513
Views: 94229

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^ two million atmospheres of pressure..!! They got this by crushing the material between two diamonds. A lab experiment really.
by SriKumar
02 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2513
Views: 94229

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Is the infrared material as good as claimed? Virtually undetectable by an IR camera is a difficult thing..... I did not google this but am curious as to whether this material has a low thermal conductivity, or high specific heat (or both). In effect they have made a good thermal insulator? Heat 'abs...
by SriKumar
02 Dec 2018 20:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3482
Views: 507175

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

we really need to get cracking on the fencing plans. all it needs is a tractor or truck trying to sneak across to cause a major accident. the driver is being forced to overuse the horn as a precaution, causing noise pollution. at night even more risky. with fencing in place he need to blow horn onl...
by SriKumar
17 Nov 2018 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Given what the KL government has done in the past weeks, Are there Hindus in Kerala who still believe the KL communist party is not anti-Hindu.
by SriKumar
16 Nov 2018 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

In the English version, words facilities and decades are misspelled. Further it say 'money weout in the hundi'....for money we 'put in the hundi. One comment: any devotee reading this pamphlet....how would he know who is creating/distributing the pamphlet? and that the pamphlet creators are genuine ...
by SriKumar
15 Nov 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3929
Views: 805427

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/flipping_book/GSLV_Mk_III_D2_GSAT_29/files/assets/common/downloads/GSLV%20Mk%20III%20-%20D2%20.pdf Details on Launch Vehicle, Satellite, flight path including times, and Very Good Graphics. The final position of the satellite in GSO will be over Iran roug...
by SriKumar
14 Nov 2018 16:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5542
Views: 474849

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

testing any SW, let alone the worlds premier FCS sw against a barrage of creative negative inputs is part and parcel of any cycle. calls into question if the FCS was ever tested for this failure of input data stream ....and what other such uncaught bugs lurk. sw bug also happened in that Qantas a30...
by SriKumar
06 Nov 2018 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hats off to Kl devotees and women in particular who were protesting against a right given to them. Hats-off to both groups, KL men, women- yes. Women were protesting against a right given to them? beg to differ. A decision (based on partial or incomplete knowledge of tradition) was given in their n...
by SriKumar
05 Nov 2018 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Somehow I was expecting the Muslims in Kerala to support the Hindus here by vocally opposing the verdict. It is a golden opportunity for them to tell the govt to stay out of religion. But they are silent. Any idea why? Is it because they don't want to 'interfere' in a Hindu controversy?.
by SriKumar
04 Nov 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The above is a limited version of what you wrote. I think you understand enough Hindi to know what has been written. It is not eloquent or detailed, so if you get a better version, go for it. (Other Hindi-speakers, feel free to edit and modify.) It is on you that what you have written above (which w...
by SriKumar
04 Nov 2018 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep Wait for explanation- प्रिय अयप्पा भक्त केरल सरकार और देवस्वाम बोर्ड द्वारा किए गए कार्यों सदियों से चल रही परंपराओं के खिलाफ है। अयप्पा भक्त, कृपया अयप्पा मंदिर में आएं और पूजा करें। कृपया 41-दिन की तपस्या और अनुष्ठानों का पालन करें। नारियल-घी और सिक्का के पारंपरिक प्रसाद दें। हालांकि हुंडी ...
by SriKumar
03 Nov 2018 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep I understand now. The context was missing in the Hindi version, probably because your note had to be concise. IMHO, The Hindi version needs perhaps -one- more line saying why the devotees should not drop money. In other words Devaswon will misuse it and more importantly The bigger issue is th...
by SriKumar
02 Nov 2018 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep- oru suggestion. Why don't you write your message in English and post it here. The local language people here will do a translation with the right context and idiom appropriate to their language. I read the Hindi part and the message was not super clear to me.....don't take any gift, not even...
by SriKumar
27 Oct 2018 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2406
Views: 185607

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So, what would be an exact translation in spirit to Amit Shah's warning: "मैं मुख्यमंत्री विजयन को चेतावनी देने आया हूँ...... तो BJP के कार्यकर्ता आपके सरकार की ईंट से ईंट बजा देंगे" What exactly is this brick by brick thing? THe last line translates metaphorically as: I am warning CM Vij...
by SriKumar
18 Oct 2018 06:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2513
Views: 94229

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Is it possible to calibrate a more precise instrument (e.g.a LIGO) with a less precise instrument (e.g. vibration/seismic detectors). If you are aware of any specific literature on this process for LIGO, I am interested. The Caltech MIT link said that active control of the pendulum system is monito...
by SriKumar
14 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 884776

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^There is some stuff published on work done for Saras- it is in public domain. Very impressive actually.
by SriKumar
29 Sep 2018 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5542
Views: 474849

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

It is unbelievable to me that it was allowed to fly (and worse, enter service). If it was allowed to fly the next day, I would assume that neither FAA or Boeing personnel had a chance to examine it. Trying to find a proximate (and root) cause of multiple systems failure (some unrelated like ILS and...
by SriKumar
29 Sep 2018 20:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5542
Views: 474849

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

It is unbelievable to me that it was allowed to fly (and worse, enter service). If it was allowed to fly the next day, I would assume that neither FAA or Boeing personnel had a chance to examine it. Trying to find a proximate (and root) cause of multiple systems failure (some unrelated like ILS and ...
by SriKumar
28 Sep 2018 09:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5542
Views: 474849

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

They seems to have spent time in trying to land at JFK while systems failed one by one that might explain why it went low on fuel. Also for diversion, you not only needs to reach there but should have enough fuel to do couple of passes in case you may not be able to land in very first attempt. Sinc...
by SriKumar
28 Sep 2018 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5542
Views: 474849

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I wonder why they didn't declare an emergency. I've been binge-listening to ATC recordings and transcriptions here - https://www.youtube.com/user/victor981994/videos - noticed that less serious issues got the pilots to declare an emergency (I guess to get priority on airspace movements and landing)...

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