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by satyarthi
04 Jun 2008 21:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 57227

No. As has been laid out all are above any blame- scientists, government officials, politicians. All have acted honorably and above reproach. Only jiingos are not exempt. They are same as NPA mullahs. The sarcasm is well put. It is an awful stretch of the neurons to the breaking point, to suggest t...
by satyarthi
04 Jun 2008 20:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 57227

1. Scientists involved in the 98 tests knew what their expected yields were. And a fizzle would be known to more than a couple of scientists and would be known to the government. It is not completely certain that the armed forces would be in the loop about the fizzle. But the forces would surely kno...
by satyarthi
31 May 2008 21:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

As posted by lakshmi_c the x-ray compression of the secondary fizzles if instabilities arise. One way for TN to fizzle then is if shocks from the primary introduce perturbations leading to instabilities before x-rays have done their job. So in a way shaping/conrolling shocks from the primary is impo...
by satyarthi
31 May 2008 17:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

What I don't understand is how does the shape of the fission generated shockwave important in triggering/generating/maintaining fusion - as compared to temperature alone. Since for a higher yield the secondary needs to be rather large in size and must be physically apart from the primary. The goal ...
by satyarthi
30 May 2008 20:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Chotus are usable in the battle field. But Bade-Mians are still needed to deter debilitating attacks on our own cities etc.

Bade-mian to bade-mian, chote-mian subhan-allah.
by satyarthi
30 May 2008 20:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

If you could get a marble size lump of Pu to fission and explode (may not be possible at all - I don't know)- it could perhaps be used to fuse a grapefruit size mass of Deuterium, so its a good research proejct. If the grapefruit surrounds the marble, then the exploding marble will just rip apart t...
by satyarthi
30 May 2008 02:15
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

This figure needs to be part of India's textbooks. Broadly speaking, Indian economy was 3 times Europe's economy till about 1000AD. Thats about when Muslim invasions started. Muslim rule in Delhi (Sultanate) started in 1206. Indian economy shows a steady decline lasting all through the sultanate yea...
by satyarthi
30 May 2008 01:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

For the jan-saadharan manushya my tippani on the Sunder Sutra is hence forth: ... ------------------------------------------------------------- This Tippini writer would like to point out that the above shows the importance of facility like CAT/Indore, and its closure has serious impact on India CA...
by satyarthi
29 May 2008 20:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Anant, Thanks for digging up that Progressive mag article. Yes it is old, and doesn't show the spark-plug, the fissile hollow cylinder, at the center, but still has a lot of historical value. Also the foam is shown inside the U238 secondary casing, which is actually supposed to be surrounding the se...
by satyarthi
29 May 2008 04:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 62030

It is bizarre to see the pressure tactics being used. First they try to soften BJP's opposition using Brajesh Mishra, APJ Kalam, and Vajpayee, now they are turning up the pressure on Sonia using Rajiv's name! Emotional blackmail at its pathetic most! "Betraying Rajiv" for few months more i...
by satyarthi
28 May 2008 00:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

vsunder wrote:Satyarthi: Here is capability, Peace Man, Peace, Pacem !!

BARC Capability

I got the message! :)
by satyarthi
28 May 2008 00:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Arun_S, Let curiosity about bleeding edges not kill the cat. So mum (I guess that will still be meow in Catanese) is the word. Regarding staged TN output, how about the contribution of the fissile spark-plug to the total yield. P.S. the names like spark-plug, tamper-pusher remind one of the internal...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 23:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

For determining thermodynamic properties, Laser based shock experiments seem to work in more extreme ranges than gas-gun based ones. Could someone summarize BARC's capabilities in this arena. http://militzer.gl.ciw.edu/diss/node53.html Shock Hugoniot Recent Nova laser shock wave experiments on pre-c...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 22:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

So, I guess a laser ignition set up is needed to master the thermodynamics reliably and to create reliable simulations. PS: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0305-4608/12/4/008 Shock Hugoniot equation of state of thorium B K Godwal et al 1982 J. Phys. F: Met. Phys. 12 655-660 B K Godwal and S K Sikka N...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 21:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Ramana, Without knowing what the peer reviewed papers actually wrote it is hard to conclude just from that post. If vsunder or you could post the relevant bibliography then it will be easier. Are you and vsunder saying that BARC doesn't have reliable TN capability? That the numerical simulations and...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 21:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Deciphering vsnder sutra: 1. BARC regularly publishes in peer reviewed journals, but the journals publish only those results that are considered new. So if BARC publishes new results about A, means BARC has competence with A. If B requires similar kind of competence then it is suggestive that BARC m...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 07:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 34812

Why do people expect that there will be a great brouhaha if India tests a thermonuke now? The brouhaha is less about India and more about "log kya kahenge" among the P5. I will explain. 1. The world respects strength and the world also approves of self-imposed restraints. So china command...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 05:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 53406

One way to decipher John Snow's sutra:

When you mate a 99% reliable TN 1st stage with a scaled version of 99% reliable TN 2nd stage, but never testing them together, then what you get is 98% reliable "confusion-device".
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 04:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 53406

Why do people expect that there will be a great brouhaha if India tests a thermonuke now? After all India is a declared nuclear power now which was not the case in 1998. The big deal about 1998 was not just tests, but the fact that India declared itself to be a nuclear weapons power with an intent t...
by satyarthi
27 May 2008 01:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 53406

While India was chanting universal disarmament, NPT was created specifically to chain it.

CTBT is not yet dead.

Environment can get much tougher if a jihadi delivers a JDAM to an address in the western hemisphere.

So, no good comes of waiting and aspiring but not testing.
by satyarthi
24 May 2008 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 639125

A DRDO press note said the missile was launched with an improved ‘Aided Inertial Navigation’ and achieved single-digit accuracy reaching close to zero CEP (Circular Error Probable). I suppose when DRDO says a single digit accuracy in CEP was achieved, it means CEP in units of meters, i.e. <10 m...
by satyarthi
24 May 2008 02:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 639125

Yes, the missile flew to its 43 Km apogee in 150 seconds and then stayed literally afloat (courtesy its lift body design and clipped wings) gliding down to target in the upper rarefied reaches of atmosphere for much of balance time to hit target at ~440 seconds. This time fully using the gliding po...
by satyarthi
24 May 2008 01:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 53406

Is boosted fission easily scalable?

I recall news reports right after the 1998 tests which quoted some scientist saying that they could have easily increased the yield had they put more Tritium.
by satyarthi
23 May 2008 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 639125

http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/miss_muni/20080523_prithvi_II.html However, some data released in the statement today does not tally with knowledge about the missile as it rests in the public domain. The statement says that the missile tested today has a range of 350 km and that it reached a p...
by satyarthi
20 May 2008 05:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal and Power - ONLY Articles
Replies: 99
Views: 28975

N-deal will cripple India by Satish Chandra N-deal will cripple India Satish Chandra The contention that the India-US nuclear deal will open the floodgates of technology transfer to the country is largely wishful thinking and not grounded in reality. Worse, our weapons programme will be compromised...
by satyarthi
16 May 2008 01:09
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Jaipur blasts act of cowardice, says Patil

Aha! Spoken from experience, I suppose!

"Those who have done this surely have a design," the Home Minister told mediapersons

Designer bombs. Handmade in India by traditional craftsmen. Subsidized by Indian home ministry.
by satyarthi
16 May 2008 00:51
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rejected BJP's demand for re-enactment of POTA in the aftermath of the Jaipur blasts and said India would raise the issue of terrorism at the forthcoming Indo-Pak Foreign Ministers meeting. After this decisive and exhaustive action, an exhausted prime mini...
by satyarthi
15 May 2008 17:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Tenants rule, owners are absent Nice article by Tarun Vijay Dr Do Little issued a strong statement condemning the dastardly act and Mr. Do Nothings shook the media headlines before leaving for their summer vacation. That's how the Jaipur blasts have been dealt with. ... Nations are run by owners, n...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 03:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Keshav, If you have specific questions then I can try. Otherwise it is too big a field to start writing. I actually wanted to write a story where the first line would be the date, and I wanted to do it by the Hindu calendar instead of the Gregorian one due to the nature of the plot and the characte...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 03:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

five temples close to blast sites While the attacks came on the tenth anniversary of the Pokharan nuclear tests in Rajasthan, temples seemed to be the main targets . Bombs were detonated near Hanuman temples at Chandpol and Badi Choupar, Shiv temple at Tripolia Bazar, and Sitaram temple at Chhoti C...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 03:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 62030

Ramana, Ex-babu angle still holds. But Vajpayee angle seems to be another one. Just saw an edit by Raja Mohan in IE which seems to support the view. http://www.indianexpress.com/story/309186.html With the tenth anniversary of Pokharan II now behind us, one political fact stands out. The BJP leadersh...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 03:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 62030

A set of curious facts: 1. Brajesh Mishra, AB Vajpayee's man, comes out openly against official BJP policy, as articulated by Advani. 2. Kalam, appointed to presidentship during Vajpayee's regime, repeats the same. 3. Kalam praises AB Vajpayee for his leadership during POK-II blasts. It may be that ...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 03:04
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

sumit-mia wrote:Hell to the killers. My prayer it is.

In Bengali accent, "hell" is pronounced as "hail".
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 01:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Keshav, If you have specific questions then I can try. Otherwise it is too big a field to start writing. There were some posts in the previous version of this thread on pages 4,5. Old archived thread Regarding Vikram samvat or vikram era,, its origin is about 58BC, so hardly middle ages. Other major...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 01:16
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

last post on sumit-mianylysis: There is nothing we offer Dhandabaaz indians in Bangladesh. So, many times we kicked Tata regarding this investment. They are coming back after getting kicked again and again. For those who can't parse bengali "dhandabaz", it is same as when Pakis use "b...
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 01:08
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Posted by sumit-mia on 11 May 2008 , "Bangladesh News and Discussion" thread in the Trash Can
Just watch ur back!

Prophetic words!
by satyarthi
14 May 2008 00:48
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Shivani, Thanks for your post. It will be preposterous for me to say that I understand how you are feeling. But we share the anger towards our easily penetrated system. Hope all these murders of our innocents wake up the sleeping giant. When that happens, Paki/BD terrorists and their bosses wouldn't...
by satyarthi
13 May 2008 20:20
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=442850&sid=REG aipur, May 13: Six persons have reportedly died and several injured in five major blasts that rocked different parts of Jaipur on Tuesday evening. All blasts took place in densely populated areas, lying within a radius of 1 km. One of the bl...
by satyarthi
13 May 2008 20:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

Five blasts in thickly populated areas have rocked the the Pink city, says military intelligence, according to TV reports.

The Old Jaipur areas where the blasts have taken place are - Hawa Mahal, Johri Bazar and Sanganeri Gate.

Serial blasts rock Jaipur, TV reports
by satyarthi
13 May 2008 20:11
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66475

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/may/13rajblast.htm

Four major blasts rocked Jaipur city on Tuesday.

According to television reports, the blasts went off around 1935 hours IST near the Manik Chowk Police Station area.

There is no information on casualties as yet.

More details are awaited.

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