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by pradeepe
03 Aug 2011 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32729

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

BMI= weight in kg/height in meters


Typo there. Weight in kg/(height in metres)^2. Looked it up after I came out as class III obese.
by pradeepe
25 Jul 2011 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^
2nd and 3rd that. You should think about offering classes/camps. I will sign up for sure if offered in India.
by pradeepe
21 Jul 2011 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 800057

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

indranilroy wrote:Image


Very nice...looks like a prowling sleek mean mouthed piranha. One has the legend of shredding a horse to its bones in seconds. Wonder what its airborne cousins future holds.
by pradeepe
20 Jul 2011 08:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 280344

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

Total Contributions: 23500.00 Burton has received at least $10,000 in contributions from Fai since 1990, while Ahmad has given at least $2,000. Both men may have also bundled contributions for the veteran Indiana lawmaker I was going to say, they sell real cheap. But I wonder how much is routed to ...
by pradeepe
13 Jul 2011 13:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 319656

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

devaraj_d wrote: I visited a small but very impressive company in Germany. It is doing stuff what both India and China cannot do.


Sir, why bring in India. You probably didnt mean it in that sense. But I am tired of folks telling us what we can and cannot do. What do they do, cr*p golden bricks every morning.
by pradeepe
13 Jul 2011 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 562068

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

1908 Atlantic Magazine Article: The New Nationalist Movement in India A must read article on British Rule in India, Please read the full article to get a perspective on British rule in India. OMG, am so, so terribly saddened to read it all. Didn't think it was possible to despise Brit mofos any mor...
by pradeepe
04 Jul 2011 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401545

Re: Telangana Monitor

37 and 28 MLAs from Congress and TDP respectively have resigned about an hour ago. 5 more TDP MLAs from Telangana region could not submit their resignations 'cos they were at TANA :rotfl:. Ah..the irony.
by pradeepe
23 Jun 2011 09:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 274432

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Not 12 years ago. 12 years ago the pakis were getting their H&D handed to them at the end of a stick by Colin Powell. May have been forty fifty years ago, pre 1971. Indian economic reforms of early 1990's were beginning to show extraorduinary results by 2000. There's a saying. Be careful who yo...
by pradeepe
19 Jun 2011 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3516
Views: 584567

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

I wouldnt be surprized if PN is providing cover for pirateering. They are running some kind of a racket here.

MV Suez was waiting for PNS Brrr and hence did not respond when INS Godavari tried to raise it earlier.
by pradeepe
14 Jun 2011 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 425479

Re: Indian Interests

My hatred is reserved for the leftist sekularists of India. Not Hussain. He was ok. He did what he had to do. ... My sentiments too. Not seen too may of his paintings. And the few that I looked up, didn't strike me as anything to ooh and ahh about. Abstract art I guess doesnt have universal appeal....
by pradeepe
06 Jun 2011 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

I am a strong supporter of Digvijaya Singh. Every time he opens his stinking mouth he is making people angry on Congress, good job. He is doing a great job even BJP cannot do, because they are communal. He is a Shakuni :wink: in Koruava party. I am afriad this is not that simple. INC is playing goo...
by pradeepe
06 Jun 2011 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 274432

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

7-8 terrorists fled Mehran base: report "860 shells of Kalashnikovs’ bullets, 165 shells of triple-two Rifle’s bullets, 30 shells of G3 Gun’s bullets, seven rocket shells, seven shells of Airgas, eight pieces of rocket and a suicide vest were seized after armed forces retook control of the nav...
by pradeepe
30 May 2011 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Why is AH passing certificate of character to MMS ? Obviously all this corruption is not happening in some parallel universe. Why blame Pawar and Raja and Kalmadi and declare MMS as the paragon of virtue. Anyways AH has fizzled out as expected (Hardly any people in his meeting in Bangalore) and Kan...
by pradeepe
16 May 2011 14:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 259634

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

What he is saying is that it is majority will of the people of Pakistan to have terrorist attack India. What about the majority will of the democratic state of India. The democratic will of the state of India is to kill all Islamic extremists and any random 20 people standing anywhere near the said...
by pradeepe
02 May 2011 10:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 225884

Re: Breaking News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Osama and Pakistan in the same sentence in almost every headline. And most have the loo, isloo in it too. I am loving it. Pakis goose is cooked. The only down-side I can see is Osama's going to be a martyr. More coverage needs to be given to the opulence of the palatial mansion he's living in, spawi...
by pradeepe
16 Apr 2011 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

^ true from my side as well. I dont know if the means would justify it. Would it be a worthwhile exception or would it create a hydra headed monster.
by pradeepe
16 Apr 2011 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Where Anna Hazare Gets it Wrong - Amit Verma I'm always amused to see how a worthy cause acts like Red Bull to our chatteratti. From the meaningless, feel-good candlelight vigils after 26/11, to countless self-righteous online petitions about this and that, to support for Anna Hazare, the new middl...
by pradeepe
11 Apr 2011 00:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Suit yourself Marten. I had no intention of being sneaky. You are reading too much into it.
by pradeepe
11 Apr 2011 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Marten,
I admit, I was upset and posted my comments. What was upsetting was the callousness being displayed. Character assassination without a shred of evidence. Not standing up for a another valid cause at a pervious point in time is not evidence, not in this instance.
by pradeepe
11 Apr 2011 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Post by Vikas Raina earlier in the thread.
Good point Sugriva..
Most of the regular followers are DCH brigade with no idea about pros and cons of what is happening and are inspired by news coming out of Tunisia/Egypyt/ME etc.
by pradeepe
10 Apr 2011 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

So quite a few folks here believe that Anna Hazare is playing out a congress scripted ploy. I guess I am one of the dumb ones not clued in to the act. Someone mentioned DCH as well :). I guess we could all sit it judgement waiting for the perfect mahdi with his perfect solution to appear. Added: No...
by pradeepe
10 Apr 2011 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

So quite a few folks here believe that Anna Hazare is playing out a congress scripted ploy. I guess I am one of the dumb ones not clued in to the act. Someone mentioned DCH as well :).

I guess we could all sit it judgement waiting for the perfect mahdi with his perfect solution to appear.
by pradeepe
08 Apr 2011 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297184

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Those in Hyd do join us at Indira Park today. Youth for Better India (YBI) is organizing a continuation event in the form of a relay fast from Friday onwards in support of Anna Hazare’s fight for Jan Lokpal Bill. The movement has reached a tipping point now and as responsible Indians, every one of u...
by pradeepe
03 Apr 2011 01:08
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8255
Views: 396854

Re: The Cricket World Cup Celebration Thread

What a win! Jai ho team India. Whole family is ecstatic and the kids are going bonkers.

This will be cherished.
by pradeepe
26 Feb 2011 13:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 384793

Re: Indian IT Industry

Folks, please let me know what options a fresh EE grad with a Masters in DSP has in India. Trying to help a friend out. thanks in advance for any pointers. Does he have any hands-on EE skills or sw/algorithms-wala onlee? Bachelors (Electronics and Instr.) and Masters (EE-DSP). A decent mix of HW an...
by pradeepe
21 Feb 2011 09:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 200319

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Tejas at its best. .... . +1. Awesome video. Its hard to believe that this this is a "newbie" aircraft whose full flight envelope hasn't been opened up yet. Pulling loops, barrel rolls (I forget the rest of the jargon :) ) and what not with impunity. Loved the manoeuvre at around 3:00-3:05.
by pradeepe
21 Feb 2011 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 384793

Re: Indian IT Industry

Folks, please let me know what options a fresh EE grad with a Masters in DSP has in India. Trying to help a friend out.

thanks in advance for any pointers.
by pradeepe
11 Feb 2011 09:14
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 200319

Re: AeroIndia 2011

rahuldevnath wrote:Ok few shots for all Jingos! :)
Image



This kind of shot with a full load would be an awesome sight. Psyops darling.

Beautiful shot. Please post exif details if possible.
by pradeepe
04 Feb 2011 09:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategy guru K Subrahmanyam passes away
Replies: 235
Views: 37984

Re: Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam passes away

RIP sir. Our humble pranaams.


Kissinger is a s mass murderer plain and simple. We do not want such associations.
by pradeepe
26 Jan 2011 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day!!!
Replies: 157
Views: 13414

Re: Happy Republic Day!!!

Happy Republic Day. Jai Hind!

Anybody seen this?

Silent Version of the National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk02qPln ... ata_player

simply awesome


Awesome. Tears welling up.
by pradeepe
12 Nov 2010 09:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Ordered the EF 85mm f/1.8 today at Amazon. Thanks for the suggestions and advice.
by pradeepe
08 Nov 2010 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pres. Obama's visit.
Replies: 393
Views: 35450

Re: Pres. Obama's visit.

.. Also, during Q&A time he seemed disconnected from the Xaviers audience. Probably, speaking to the American audience. Spot on I think. Obama's op-ed published in DC supposedly addressed to India infact read as an in toto addressal to his American audience. He is a beleaguered president and lo...
by pradeepe
08 Nov 2010 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

how about 35mm 1.4, it is light and sharp, or the el-cheapo 35mm 2.0 or the susta sunder avam tikau 24mm 2.8 very sharp and better in built quality. Niran, is there a non "L" version of the 35mm f1.4? I couldnt find it on Amazon. The L version costs a bomb ~1300USD. I am leaning towards t...
by pradeepe
07 Nov 2010 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Gurus, looking to add a decent Canon prime lens. Need is for mostly indoor/portrait pictures. The body I have now is a 40D. I guess the choices are: 50mm f/1.4 USM 85mm f/1.8 USM Both the above seem to be in the similar price range. EF 50mm 1.2L is way over my budget for the time I can devote to thi...
by pradeepe
04 Oct 2010 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 200160

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Caught the later half only :(( Very nice opening ceremony. Brought out the vibrance of our culture very very well. Difference between multiple plastic surgery induced stiff/constipated smile vs from the bottom of the heart laughter. No lip synching nonsense. Folks thoroughly enjoying it not having t...
by pradeepe
01 Oct 2010 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 425479

Re: Indian Interests

Salute to his spirit. There's no stopping this brave man!
by pradeepe
24 Sep 2010 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 200160

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

I am appalled that ND sucked in like what close to 50-70K crores and not much to show for it, other than the usual of dilli leeching off the nation's money. OK...so the theme is that critique of the games is in bad taste. So shoot me...I want to the CWG to fail. Dilli should not be allowed to host a...
by pradeepe
10 Sep 2010 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 674411

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

arun wrote:ISRO Press Release on the static testing of the L-110 stage of the GSLV Mk III:

Successful Static Testing of L 110 Liquid Core Stage of GSLV - Mk III


Not sure if a video of the test has been posted earlier.

Link

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