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by SriKumar
30 May 2009 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 361527

Re: Indian IT Industry

what about people who choose the 'wrong' branch? I went through a agonizing phase after 12th whether to study cse or ee ( was getting in both ) ...asked everybody ... everyone asked me to run with what I liked....problem was I didnt have any idea what was taught in engg college for these and 'job p...
by SriKumar
30 May 2009 04:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 361527

Re: Indian IT Industry

...... kids who knew exactly what they wanted to do by the age of 17. If majority of that age does not know what they want to do in the current age of instant information, it is their loss alone. Is it reasonable to expect someone to know what they will do for the rest of their life (careerwise) by...
by SriKumar
19 Apr 2009 22:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1564087

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

An example of .50 BMG round ricocheting off a steel plate. LxIKgpacJZY Amazing video! Couple of things: the bullet also ricocheted of the (mud) ground. So, just shooting downwards may not be enough in some cases. Also, you can hear a high-pitched sound of the bullet coming at the shooter and you se...
by SriKumar
05 Apr 2009 08:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 361527

Re: Indian IT Industry

I think some people are getting un-necessarily defensive. If you read the suggestions posted, they are all-round good suggestions, suggestions that apply just as well when an Indian is at the receiving end of the above etiquette. When working in any country (e.g. India) one follows an etiquette and ...
by SriKumar
04 Apr 2009 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 361527

Re: Indian IT Industry

I took the liberty of putting everything in one list. There is some repetition, but not a lot. My list is at the last. Dileep 1. Speak SLOWLY. Rather SING your speech. 2. Use Deodorant 3. Say Thank you, and you are welcome. 4. Keep doors open for others. 5. Know the taboo subjects and avoid them. Ra...
by SriKumar
23 Mar 2009 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1221
Views: 104046

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009

BTW, he wrote another book called "Blink" and has third book I forget the name. His most recent book is called 'Outliers: The Story of Success'. It is quite an interesting book and worth a read. It is the author's take on how some people succeed wildly (Bill Gates) and how many of the res...
by SriKumar
21 Mar 2009 19:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Abdul Lungi goes to a showroom and buys....................................... So who is the Finance company which gave Abdul the 5 Lakhs here ? .. Hint --> Our Tarrel than Mountain and deepel than ocean friend to the east! All of this is zimble and fine onlee, but my original question was about yo...
by SriKumar
21 Mar 2009 19:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

The core idea behind an experiment is to let nature teach you. Using a program in lieu of an experiment is akin to reading about something rather than doing it. this is also correct. but to make this point you reduce the value of simulation. i used to be a TA for courses in controls, probability an...
by SriKumar
21 Mar 2009 08:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

i would assume it would be possible to simulate reactions rather than experiments. since properties of elements are down to a science, you need only write about principles of interactions. i would guess. i bet there are chemistry packages that do this. i mean, people crunch their way through navier...
by SriKumar
21 Mar 2009 08:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

its a broad failing in all schools and colleges. some of it is resource limitations but some are poor teaching methods and syllabus that gives little priority to experimental things or "see what you can do on your own" as opposed to "cover xyz chapters of what others did". This ...
by SriKumar
20 Mar 2009 08:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Why is there an economic crisis ?. Is that asset prices have crashed . That is the fundamental core fact. Get asset prices back up....... and everything will be normal. By assets, do you specifically mean the U.S. housing market or something esle? So the solution to the crisis is to get asset price...
by SriKumar
02 Mar 2009 00:15
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

but like true Yem Bee A's these extra "fluff stuff" were neatly detached and thrown in the dustbin long before it reached the higher levels of decision making. how much does a math guy make on wall street? I wuz thinking nowhere near the "white shoe?" GS MBA hampton/summit/westc...
by SriKumar
01 Mar 2009 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 106156

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Someone criticizes Slumdog and they get labeled RSS. :roll: What about 'art for art's sake'? Art should be open to any and all forms of criticism, should it not? Hindus are losing their sense of humor. You are pretty good with across-the-board labeling too.....as in 'Indians need to ... ' and above...
by SriKumar
01 Mar 2009 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 106156

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Also they try to canalize the west directed muslim agression to the Indian direction , by incitement of anti-hindutva sentiments in the Islamic world. Very poisoning film... I didn't know the RSS had a foothold in Moscow. Someone criticizes Slumdog and they get labeled RSS. :roll: What about 'art f...
by SriKumar
27 Feb 2009 05:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

When Wealth is lost nothing is lost, When Health is lost something is lost, When Character is lost everything is lost. I would not want India to ape the West in mindless consumption. I asked the definition of 'wealth' earlier, all this creation and depletion of wealth actually closely follows the l...
by SriKumar
21 Feb 2009 01:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 457147

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Clock ticking for Swiss bank secrecy - BBC he decision by Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, to hand over details of a few hundred US clients to the US authorities has shocked the Swiss banking community, and led many to the conclusion that the days of Swiss banking secrecy are now numbered. And a da...
by SriKumar
20 Feb 2009 23:55
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 305346

Re: Aero India 2009

Second that. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, these prove it.
by SriKumar
16 Feb 2009 08:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

On the topic of education, I've seen a fairly interesting article 'On Education' by Einstein- actually, a speech made in 1936, in Albany, New York. It is published in 2 books 'Ideas and Opinions' and 'Out of My Later years'. Worth reading, IMHO. There are 2 quotes that stand out from this speech/art...
by SriKumar
15 Feb 2009 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

ramana wrote: Would be useful if we can come up with a "Think like a PhD" list. Here's my 2 cents. First the wording on the question itself: I think the question ‘how to think like a Ph.D’ begs the question: how does a Ph.d think? And also, is that the right standard? To me, the question ...
by SriKumar
14 Feb 2009 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

How to think like a Ph.d? Well...what is the standard? :)

Stan_avargale please do the honors on the standard .......

(rest of the post deleted).

Added later: Alright, Stan's offline, hence deleting the post.
by SriKumar
02 Feb 2009 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288243

Re: Indian Education System-2

Cross-posted from Nukkad thread. It is hard to start doing a PhD past 26+ cos one is thinking of family, career, cash-flow etc. True. So whether one likes it or not, the vast majority of PhD folks start doing it right after their B.X degree or within a year or two. Essentially 21-23. What is the mat...
by SriKumar
01 Feb 2009 20:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 379598

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Definitely Rahul Mehta ji added his own viewpoint that was different from the rest. Seeing the paper ad. one realizes that he puts his money where his mouth is- which is more than what I can say for myself. I think BRF was better off with his participation. One problem that people had (that I sensed...
by SriKumar
23 Jan 2009 08:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Many people talk about possibility of spiralling inflation because US (and other) govt pump in money to rescue to the economic system. When so much of paper & book wealth that existed in the economy being destroyed at unprecedented rate, how can small money printed by govt. create inflation? Ta...
by SriKumar
20 Jan 2009 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2535
Views: 283995

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Per a TV report I saw, I believe these are not bombs but phosphorus flares, for the purpose of creating a smoke cover to obfuscate troop movements in urban settings. You can see these things exploding in air and sprinkling, what look like, flares all over the area. It looked more incendiary rather t...
by SriKumar
20 Jan 2009 05:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

(If a company is 'too big to fail', it does not deserve to get that big in the first place; and if they should be allowed to get big, then they should be allowed to fail). Yeah, whatever dude. I'm not here to defend the GOP. Relax dude, its OK...this is BR afterall. There is a fundamental intellect...
by SriKumar
19 Jan 2009 10:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 391119

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

There, finally it comes out. Exactly what it is that the traditionally pro-market Republicans are so scared of: The most basic of conservative principles is that if you reward bad behavior you get more of it. So, I take it this conservative was not in favor of bailing out the Wall street fat cats. ...
by SriKumar
06 Jan 2009 06:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6195

Re: Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Birthday---Congragulations to All

Indeed, congratulations to all on this occasion. His life holds lessons that are applicable even today. (Admins: thread title has a typo- congraGulations)
by SriKumar
29 Nov 2008 20:11
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 153263

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

Its time to write to the CNN about their prima donna Zain Virjee who was definitely pro terrorist. And we need to channel our power to get a voice of Indians which is not a shade of green. The shocking thing was how many talking heads for CNN were Muslim. While Hindus kids were studying to be docto...
by SriKumar
29 Nov 2008 07:30
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 141932

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Anyone remember/have the audio, or have link to it where the terrorist sounds confused or caught, when the reporter asks him why he is in Mumbai? It could be an act, but of most of that conversation that seemed the most real (slip)...not sure where the link was from, maybe rediff. Samuel, It is in ...
by SriKumar
29 Nov 2008 04:10
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 141932

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

I just saw CNN and Foxnews and it just surprises me no end, to put it mildly. I literally have a headache after hearing the guest experts they had on. CNN's Wolf BLitzer had Haussain Haqqani (Pak. Ambassador to US) to give his opinion on the Mumbai events. Haqqani was obviously happy to oblige: he s...
by SriKumar
28 Nov 2008 20:48
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 141932

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

INXNetwork is reporting the terrorists had blackberries and monitored the media through them. This is a new level of sophistication. But it does make sense they would want to do this since they knew this operation would have lasted over days and not hours. They would have time to check media websit...
by SriKumar
28 Nov 2008 18:28
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 194040

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

RahulM, Hats off to you and other admins for keeping good crowd control here, especially with the additional need to scan each and every post for un-desirable content...something that places an additional burden on the you guys. A tiny bit of self-restraint (and a deep breath) would perhaps go a lon...
by SriKumar
28 Nov 2008 11:15
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 141932

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Regarding the hotel combing operations, we must have patience till the army has swept through the structure throughly. I dont know how many remember this terrorist attack in J&K (Nagrota?) about 5 years ago. A few terrorists attacked an army area, and they were killed. A few hours later, some ar...
by SriKumar
28 Nov 2008 05:53
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 141932

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Maj Gen R.K. Hooda, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area, also said the men feigned their identity by pretending to be from Hyderabad and were conversing in Punjabi. Asked if the terrorists are from any foreign country, he said: “All we can say is that one arres...
by SriKumar
27 Nov 2008 21:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 119968

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

Regarding the terrorist interview (Thanks to Gurunandan for posting it): I wonder how the journalists managed to contact the terrorist (or vice versa), in other words, how did they know this is a terrorist doing terror (genuinely curious here). The accent of the terrorist is a clear giveaway. The aa...
by SriKumar
27 Nov 2008 08:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 457147

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

It is the typical Arab mentality. One of my friends who runs an IT consulting company in US said this. Few years ago Saudis needed IT consulting services in KSA. They specifically demanded that all consultants must be goras and no Indians. In fact they were willing to pay more for gora consultants....
by SriKumar
16 Nov 2008 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 326289

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMLYBoyQNk&eurl Sorry to ask, but was this the CY1 launch video or some older launch? During the CY1 launch, there was a massive cloud cover which i don't see in this video Fair question. There is some doubt. The low cloud cover is quite massive, as seen in this ...
by SriKumar
15 Nov 2008 22:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 326289

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Hi Q launch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMLYBoyQNk&eurl enjoy! Nice find, juvva. The best video I've seen, miles ahead of the BS that DD came up with, even with the ringside view they had (I have to conclude that they treated it as one more space launch). Also, the MIP event breaks t...
by SriKumar
09 Nov 2008 00:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 326289

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

A related question: How do the CY scientists know the position of a satellite in deep space. There are several bright stars , the catalogue of which is available onboard, are observed. It is done by observing the stars as they pass in front of Star Sensor Perhaps I should have clarified that by 'po...
by SriKumar
08 Nov 2008 20:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 326289

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Mithais all around!! Truly an achievement. Congratulations ISRO. IMVHO, injection into Lunar orbit would have been the biggest unknown since no test data was available to ISRO (mass of moon, for example :D ) but seriously, the local gravitational field and its variation. This being the first lunar e...

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