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by SriKumar
19 Feb 2020 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7376
Views: 974435

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

One of the terrorists called India TV and pretended to be from Deccan of Indian Hyderabad. Here is the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsG-kSyepd8 26-11 terrorist Fahadulla's PhoneIn.wmv OsG-kSyepd8 Acknowledged. This terrorist did try to portray himself as an Indian from Hyderabad (although...
by SriKumar
19 Feb 2020 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7376
Views: 974435

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think it is not right to compare this with the Modi situation. The information on the fake ID was precise. With precise information, it is not easy to fake stuff, or atleast, it is easy to prove wrong. Imagine if the ID was from a college in Delhi...(or whichever town you live in, in India). All o...
by SriKumar
19 Feb 2020 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7376
Views: 974435

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

THe part about planting Kasab's identity as some student DInesh ABC from Arunodaya College in Hyderabad or Hyattabad does not make much sense. Police would follow up and investigate the ARunodaya college friends and his class teachers, and his hostel mates and neighbors; and no one would recognize h...
by SriKumar
16 Feb 2020 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks. :D . The 'Punjabi from Lahore' description was hilarious. Looks like I've internalized BRF memes now. If I read President Musharraf,I cannot control my laughter- it only means President Butt to me (Butt is a bona fide surname BTW, :D ). General comment: On a serious note,I saw a post about i...
by SriKumar
16 Feb 2020 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Risk of coronovirus infection by race/ethnicity depending on the presence of ACE-2 receptors by race https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/2020-02-14_1.png?itok=ujZIDMHr Is this a real list or a parody list? What does it mean when it says a 'Gujarati from Houston, TX'? Racially, how are ...
by SriKumar
14 Feb 2020 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If one assumes that the peak of the infections was around Jan 23rd i.e. the day of Wuhan lockdown, then the week of Feb 6 would be the week with the most deaths. THose who would survive would have gotten better by the end of week 2=Feb 6. Maybe we will see the death toll come down later this week, a...
by SriKumar
13 Feb 2020 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

1. Thanks Amber.G. To your second point, the article you had linked (a scientific study from a govt/acaedmic source) placed the infection rate from person-to-person at 70% via people who come out of Wuhan, 1.18% due to wet market and the rest from people who visited Wuhan directly. So, person-to-per...
by SriKumar
13 Feb 2020 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

1.This unproof-read article in Nature pegs the start date as 12 Dec. 2019. Authors are from the govt Institue of Virology in Wuhan. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7 Start date is important 'cos if we know the infection rate, or assume an upper and lower bound for a rate, the number ...
by SriKumar
12 Feb 2020 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

From the above link: We extracted the data on 1,099 patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV ARD from 552 hospitals in 31 provinces/provincial municipalities through January 29th, 2020. Results: The median age was 47.0 years, and 41.90% were females. Only 1.18% of patients had a direct contact w...
by SriKumar
12 Feb 2020 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thre

The key piece of equipment is the ventilator. Death does not happen abruptly. These infected people should include severely hypocxemic cases by now. Certainly there are no ventilators and staff on that ship. Not the ship. Cases requiring treatment have been evacuated and treated on shore. It would ...
by SriKumar
12 Feb 2020 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Perspective: The Japanese have tested approximately 500 of the passengers and crew on the diamond princess and turned up 175 infected. A 35% infection rate. Think on that. Now, the ship is a closed environment below decks and infection rates are going to be very high, but the Chinese authorities in...
by SriKumar
12 Feb 2020 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The significant point about that ship is that there have been no deaths reported. Cruises generally cater to the elderly. AS has been posted by Ldev, for death to happen, the symptoms have to get severe- typically pneumonia or other breathing-related issues. The only way to keep a patient alive is ...
by SriKumar
11 Feb 2020 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So, is the wet market theory officially done for? This is an article posted earlier by Arun.prabhu of an interview with a doctor from Wuhan. It was given to Caixin GLobal- sounds like mainland China-based company, so I assume it has the blessing of the politburo (or whichever red-suited official man...
by SriKumar
11 Feb 2020 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not to belabor the same point but while WHO just got in, the data collection is still done at the hospital level and collated from the hundreds of hospitals (original/makeshift) with nCV patients across several cities/provinces by city/province govts. I doubt WHO will be in a position to verify accu...
by SriKumar
10 Feb 2020 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ The crew on the cruise ship stuck in Japan is Indian. There's a video out there of them appealing to Modi to get them out of there. Warning- NDTV link: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-indian-crews-sos-video-from-quarantined-japan-ship-diamond-princess-modi-ji-please-segre-2177886?pfr...
by SriKumar
10 Feb 2020 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Twitter is saying, Eleven came out to give a statement that we will win this war ( or something of similar meaning) Sorry for the non-value-add comment but do you expect to believe anything that he says? He has claimed Arunachal Pradesh as China, reversing a position held by China a decade ago. And...
by SriKumar
10 Feb 2020 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

...well, only if they have already decided to postpone the Olympics 2020, or if they know the virus threat will end before July, by which time tens of thousands of Chinese tourists from all provinces will come to Japan to cheer their teams of Chinese atheletes for the month of the games, and general...
by SriKumar
09 Feb 2020 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ True, Kumar ji. There are many democracies in the world with better infrastructure than Cheen. But not only do they elect responsible leaders in places like Germany and Scandinavia, the voters there also take responsibilities for that good infrastructure by paying some of the highest tax rates ...
by SriKumar
09 Feb 2020 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Desolation aside, the infrastructure is top notch. Our citizens also deserve such public assets. I think it is more accurate to say 'our citizens deserve the leaders they elect'. Come election time, gyaani BRF posters revel in their deep knowledge of castes and their voting patterns (UP, Bihar, Kar...
by SriKumar
09 Feb 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Looks like Beijing itself is shut down...streets and even metro train stations are empty. I would not be surprised if this is the situation in ALL medium to large cities and towns in Eastern portion China (The Chinese person in an average city will not know how many among them came from Wuhan, or wh...
by SriKumar
09 Feb 2020 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ OT but when I see such videos, I can only imagine the brutality of Mao Zedong in the 1950s (including Tibet) and all the 'revolutions' that came after that. These guys are a kind and gentle by comparison. TIbetians must have suffered 100x persecution, as did others at variance with the govt. The...
by SriKumar
09 Feb 2020 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789602

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here goes one more city. #Tianjin #Tianjin, a big city next to #Beijing, with a population of 11M, announced lockdown on Feb 6. Over 80 cities in #China locked down to battle I am not surprised. Given that the lockdowns started about 4-6 weeks after novel CoV first appeared in Wuhan (and about 3-4 ...
by SriKumar
02 Feb 2020 19:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

As far as boeing and FAA are concerned, try telling that to the families of the unfortunates who lost their lives . i am guessing that it wouldn't make the least bit of difference to them. I dont know why this was necessary here or why you suggest I do so. It is a needless instrument of rhetoric fo...
by SriKumar
02 Feb 2020 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think you missed the import of what I wrote, so I'll put it in plain terms. It was FAA's responsibility, and/but they have a history of not being true to their responsibility (787 and 737-Max). Hence they have lost credibility to a point where even if they certify a plane (MAX for example) as fit ...
by SriKumar
02 Feb 2020 03:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I am 400% sure that during the development of this system some engineers must have brought up the question "How can we let this system take input from a single AoA sensor? What happens if the sensor fails and provides incorrect data?". But their arguments must have been brushed aside just...
by SriKumar
01 Feb 2020 09:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I am 400% sure that during the development of this system some engineers must have brought up the question "How can we let this system take input from a single AoA sensor? What happens if the sensor fails and provides incorrect data?". . This is the part that is unbelievable. How can any ...
by SriKumar
30 Jan 2020 10:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The designers and engineers won't be the ones making this decision. This is above their pay grade. I would agree with you on this. Clearly it was a bean-counter decision to milk an extra few bucks to pull back on one sensor so airlines paid a little extra for it. Reminds of a similar story where th...
by SriKumar
29 Jan 2020 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ As far as I can recall the software was designed to push the nose down and not up. If it sensed a stall- which is what happened in both cases due to faulty AoA sensors, the nose would be pointed down and the engines accelerated ( to generate speed, and therefore lift, in an attempt to recover fr...
by SriKumar
29 Jan 2020 08:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5787
Views: 611431

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jokers who come from other industries (I have worked with a couple of managers with prior experience in other software firms but not aerospace who were absolutely hopeless and understood NOTHING about the domain they were working in) and brought the combative and every pushy culture and mindset of ...
by SriKumar
15 Jan 2020 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 408
Views: 85758

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

when I was still in engineering at Boeing, we were not allowed to use FEM for composites or metallic panels and parts. Only hand calculations using basic strength of materials equations using proprietary Boeing applications. Every single part's strength check notes were vetted and reviewed before b...
by SriKumar
14 Jan 2020 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7376
Views: 974435

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is his early qualification: before receiving a bachelor's in electrical engineering[8] from the Manipal Institute of Technology (then part of Mangalore University) in Karnataka in 1988. I am from Karnataka and I can 100% say that during those days there was no entrance exams for Manipal. The o...
by SriKumar
14 Jan 2020 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1827
Views: 434276

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Top Pakistan general & Bajwa’s successor ‘forced to resign after weeks in house arrest’ Gen. Sarfraz Sattar is one of the senior Pakistan Army officers who reportedly vocally opposed the recent three-year extension for army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. https://theprint.in/world/top-pakistan-general...
by SriKumar
12 Jan 2020 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 408
Views: 85758

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

FIRST VIDEO: The N-LCA’s first arrested landing on INS Vikramaditya 6jyMZtXvlBc LAte to the lungi dance. Party yahaan chal rahi thi aur main baaki dhaagon par mukka baazi karte time barbaad kar raha tha. Nice video: The good: 1. The craft comes to rest at the circle, with the rear landing gear EXAC...
by SriKumar
08 Jan 2020 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7376
Views: 974435

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I had the same thoughts I shared in another forum.. can we at BRF have a detailed discussion of what it takes to transition to a two party system ? make a proposal and send to NaMo App and other key figures. Mods, what do you think, can it merit a separate thread ? Just as an FYI, though it appears...
by SriKumar
05 Jan 2020 21:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 183363

Re: Indian IT Industry

7. Overall, goras trust Indians more than Cheeni. Their fuse is shorter when dealing with Cheeni. In general (nothing to do with a particular IT project or anything like that), their trust of Chinese dropped significantly in the last 5 to 10 years. Especially in the last 5 years- everyone now knows...
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2019 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 738968

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is there any consensus now (years after the fact) on who orchestrated it? China comes to mind (the brutality of massacring the king, queen, prince and others points to China, IMHO). Were the guards turned..... I suppose they were, since they were the only ones left to tell the world (their version)...
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2019 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 738968

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

just like it happened in nepal, after the BIF got the royal family killed and the commies came to power. Their constitution was similarly amended too. Before all this happened, Nepal was the only officially declared Hindu country in the world. Is there any consensus now (years after the fact) on wh...
by SriKumar
25 Dec 2019 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 738968

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.amarujala.com/uttar-pradesh/aligarh/aligarh-police-get-calls-giving-name-and-details-of-violent-protestors-against-caa अलीगढ़ पुलिस के पास आए कॉल, 36 में से 16 पत्थरबाजों के मिले नाम-पते https://spiderimg.amarujala.com/assets/images/2019/12/22/750x506/caa-protest-aligarh_1577007552.jpeg...
by SriKumar
21 Dec 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 738968

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Through out the first term, people were complaining that Modi was Vajpayee 2.0. What is he doing for Hindus? Hindus did not vote for him to do nothing, I am not going to vote for him again. In his second term he has set such a scorching pace, people sitting in their sofas are unable to handle it. H...
by SriKumar
20 Dec 2019 03:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR medical topics corner.
Replies: 59
Views: 6329

Re: BR medical topics corner.

It would also perhaps help if we try to better understand how biological systems work at molecular/atomic/subatomic levels. Just my very humble opinion. Many scientists did try and discover new ‘physics’ in biological systems in the 50’s. So far the evidence suggests that biology follows all the la...

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