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by disha
16 Feb 2020 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619125

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Whatever they were using may have contributed to the massive SO2 signal over Wuhan last week. that signal is now mostly normalized. 228micro grams per meter cube yesterday or the day before when I checked. .... they were burning a lot of organic refuse - medical disposables, organic garbage, and bo...
by disha
15 Feb 2020 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619125

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wow! Look at these Spray Trucks. Looks like in china the time from Need Identified to Innovative Engineering Product Deployed in Streets is like 4 weeks? 3 weeks? THIS is the scary number, guys. Compare to desh... :shock: The Chinese are operating at better-than-WW2 pace of innovation. ChiComs do k...
by disha
15 Feb 2020 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619125

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One must give credit where it is due.The Chin disaster management eqpt. 5*. Their disease teams superbly equipped too. Lot of typical ChiCom grandstanding. Their new 10-floor hospital is now leaking water. The SP docs were clueless as to the origin of his unknown infection. Could not they do a PCR ...
by disha
15 Feb 2020 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619125

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BTW, one of the Japanese infected had been to Hawaii. Middle of the ocean Hawaii and may have caught it there of all places.As for your assertion that I'm panicking, It's not panic. It's girding up for the fight. I have been to Hawaii in Dec 2019. Currently, I am the ghost who types. So please do n...
by disha
15 Feb 2020 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619125

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What does all of this mean? We are now in phase 6 of the pandemic. Middle of next month is when things will really start Getting interesting, I suspect. (Assuming 50-odd day lead time as in Wuhan.) the pandemic is not a threat now. It is upon us. ... I think there is no need to panic. Here is WHO l...
by disha
25 Jan 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 401
Views: 77010

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

Isn't HUD symbology heavily guarded for some reason? This is a symbology for take-off which was released. Reason could be to show the capability to certain "dushman nations". By itself it is benign. Since they have not released it for landing and definitely not for ops and other roles. Wi...
by disha
18 Jan 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 401
Views: 77010

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

Congratulations to IN and the NLCA team (incl. ADA/HAL/DRDO and all contributors big or small) This is indeed an epoch and as a primary votary of NLCA, I received the news with immense satisfaction. A dream almost a decade in making. And this needs to continue. I find it odd that there is discussion...
by disha
02 Jan 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 964853

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

interesting discussions on isro's next programmes. https://astrotalkuk.org/episode-90-an-update-on-isros-activities-with-s-somanath-and-r-umamaheshwaran/ Thanks for the link. One must go through the audio interview. Summary from the above URL reproducing: Some of the topics we covered are listed be...
by disha
02 Jan 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 964853

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

Ratan Sehgal must be given the Litvinenko treatment, wherever he might be in the world. It'll send a message that you cannot hide. We are not like ex-Soviets. Crude and heartless to give Litvinenko treatment to traitors. We just wish that the karma visits the progeny of Ratan Sehgal in terms of vis...
by disha
22 Dec 2019 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 690052

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Please watch this. RJD/BSP "leader" claims peaceful protests and proceeds to violently attack poor auto rickshaw drivers...

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/watch-anti-caa-protester-claims-peaceful-protests-then-runs-to-attack-vehicles-mid-interview-during-bihar-bandh
by disha
15 Dec 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 701438

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

i didnt get Fairs argument about aspect ratio of pictures..can someone explain that? Why are we indulging Christine UnFair? She goes and does some 'shchitt' droppings and several posters go around saying 'fair shchitt' 'fair shchitt'. Do not we realize that Christine is fishing for information? We ...
by disha
05 Dec 2019 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://youtu.be/-Ga3CrmYKto Regardless of whatever one smokes /drinks/chews : DT is making a spectacle. Interesting. Son of late Prime Minister of Canada who was making a spectacular show of himself on his visit to India is gossiping about another leader. Did the Kanuck's narcissism got butt hurt?...
by disha
05 Dec 2019 02:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 617284

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/mumbai-ahmedabad-bullet-train-just-the-beginning-nhsrcl-to-prepare-dpr-for-six-more-high-speed-corridors As I have been advocating: NHSRCL is currently engaged in implementing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project which is India’s maiden high-speed line. These are ...
by disha
05 Dec 2019 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I am still trying to look beyond the blank stares I am getting. Please explain me what is the general public thinking on the above two questions (assuming they even know where Ukraine and Crimea is) and what does NATO actually mean beyond their warehouse club membership. It means presenting a narra...
by disha
05 Dec 2019 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This is more a thing the extreme left and the isolationist right agree on, not the general public. I had the following questions for the general public (they are smart, some of them are VPs or Directors): 1. Why is US in Ukraine and Crimea (also what is the difference between Baklava and Balaklava?...
by disha
05 Dec 2019 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Is there going to be a recession soon? People are calling this 'Quantitative Easing' by another name. Fed is injecting liquidity into the market by buying Treasuries to the tune of 60 billion dollars per month. Fed is doing the right thing belatedly after doing the wrong thing hurriedly. In Dec 201...
by disha
04 Dec 2019 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015323

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We had "restricted imports" for a long time. We ended up having 1950s products continue in 1980s. Friggin razor blades were being smuggled then. Industry will doze comfortably behind the trade barriers onlee. The license-raj and multiple tax-layers coupled with inflexible labour laws and ...
by disha
04 Dec 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 299145

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

ISRO ignored him, NASA replied. Shouldn't people be more worried about that? Wrong speculation. Nothing of the above sort should be speculated. Others have already pointed out, but to reiterate: 1. NASA publishes its moon data. Just like ISRO publishes its Mars photos. 2. Shanmugam was keenly inter...
by disha
04 Dec 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Meanwhile, another Little Donkey kneels: Kamala Harris is out ^^^^ :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( You beat me to it on posting the above news. So Kamala Harris is out and Julian Castro is also out (where is he BTW?) On Julian Castro, his own latinistas ditched him. Why? The latinistas are social & religio...
by disha
03 Dec 2019 21:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015323

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^Innovation just does not happen in vacuum. For that the eco system to handle risk needs to be there as well. Look at Maharashtra itself, the CM is mucking around with large infrastructure projects on a whim. Now boil it down to a situation where an individual entrepreneur is trying to come up with ...
by disha
03 Dec 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 239
Views: 34596

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

the one thing I do not like is the concrete build up that NAMO govt is doing around religious places. KV corridor looks similar, the 'Ancient Hindu' character is lost replaced by some modern jazzy look (whatever the inspiration for that is). ... Wow, looking back what I have myself written, a very ...
by disha
02 Dec 2019 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015323

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I believe Chola some time back was talking about Chinese consumption data - that is what has scared the americans, not the growth and all, but the real consumption data dude . That is what shows that the economy is a giant and scares the americans shitless. Consumption of what Mahadevbhu'ji ? Panda...
by disha
29 Nov 2019 22:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^NLCA Mk1 is an excellent LIFT. Once it completes both phase I testing of landing and take off in clean configuration on Vikramaditya, IN must go ahead and order at least 18 NLCA Mk1 as LIFT.

I think that is a no-brainer!
by disha
28 Nov 2019 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 768813

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Disha Ji : Is the Interest Rate 13% the Rate Per Month or Per Annum? Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif Peregrine'ji and others. A little bit of mea culpa. I had some pindi channa and hence the interest rate calculation instead of coming from the Endian end it came from th...
by disha
27 Nov 2019 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 768813

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Financial and Economist Garus : When a Foreign entity buys i.e. pays Terroristan Government for Debt then who eventually pays whom when the three-month treasury bills MATURE? 13% for a short term debt of 3-months is very very high. If you park $100k in Baki treasury, you will get $113k in 3 months....
by disha
27 Nov 2019 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 690052

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Having the economy in the tank does not help. Right. Economy is in a tank called super tank. It is going to blast away. Cannot believe that if 'growth is not 8%, it is not growth at all' type of naysayers. Indian economy is still the fastest growing economy in the world. Unless of course you want t...
by disha
26 Nov 2019 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 768813

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

ArjunPandit wrote:i have been told that it is a very good source of protein...waiting for pakis to come up with those arguments..anyways it might not be haram..after all their ancestors would not have imagined that such a day would ever befall the progeny


Check out Tiddi Biryani.

by disha
26 Nov 2019 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I have to respond to couple of posts. However the above needs a quick response. 1. Stalin was an equal opportunity genocidal maniac with strong upbringing in marxism-leninism a.ka stalinism. 2. That is, Stalin genocided everybody. On famine, he brought about soviet famine of 1932-33 https://en.wikip...
by disha
22 Nov 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 299145

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The control software is most probably written in ADA. In ADA operations may be implemented as subprograms using conventional sequential control structures. Unless there was something fundamentally wrong in logic the Ada execution is mostly flawless. It has nothing to do with Ada or even anything fu...
by disha
22 Nov 2019 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 299145

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Yes, S. Somanath had hinted at this in the podcast I had linked before. It was not a bug or glitch. The parameters of the craft were outside the design parameters of the software. He had said that the spacecraft is designed for tolerances around ideal values. Tolerances can be increased, but that c...
by disha
21 Nov 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 299145

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

From TOI. It appears that the reduction in velocity during the fine descent period was higher than the designed parameters. This might have thrown the software into tizzy and hence the crash landing. My speculation, the lander has to go from point A to point B, but the braking is higher and the soft...
by disha
20 Nov 2019 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

... They will reuse everything they can from AMCA and NLCA Mk2. I have a feeling. We are going to see an enlarged MWF with two engines as TEDBF. Aka Rafale++. And soon IAF will show interest and an AF version will be derived out of it as well. If TBDEF is the core twin-engine structure for 4.5 gen ...
by disha
20 Nov 2019 09:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^I think ADA/HAL/IN/MOD must pursue both: 1. NLCA-Mk2 (limited to 57). It is better to spend some millions of dollars here rather than chasing additional Mig 29k 2. TBDEF or LCA-Mk3 or Twin-Engined-N-MCA. Call it whatever you want. It is the twin engined version of evolved NLCA-Mk2. Here is what I t...
by disha
20 Nov 2019 03:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I'd like to understand the logic behind why TEDBF will not come before 2040. TBDEF (To Be Done Engine & Fighter) is still a paper concept. There is no functional design even put on paper. Leave alone functional design, the requirements are generic - like 'lets have a 4.5 gen twin engined fighte...
by disha
20 Nov 2019 02:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The twin is the best option of getting home or most often, close to home. It is not OK to operate single engines for 2-3 decades just because of some perverse desire to develop a local MIC. What of the guys in those single engined cockpits and more importantly, what of their families. Aren't they a...
by disha
19 Nov 2019 03:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Chetak'ji, We are not talking about recovery of the plane. As my post above suggests, recovery of the plane is my least concern. Recovery of pilot safely is the only concern. At the same time, my core argument is not one-engine vs. two-engine. My ask is simple, why abandon NLCA-Mk2 now? The requirem...
by disha
19 Nov 2019 02:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What does one (IN) do from 2020 to 2040? Rely solely on Mig-29K? By any logic, between NAMCA and TEDBF - both will not come before 2040. So what will fill the gap for next 2 decades? If relying solely on Mig-29k is the answer - then best thing to do is just move the team to TEDBF - now. Just do one ...
by disha
18 Nov 2019 23:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 165973

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Just a refresher for members to read up on in internal structure of aircraft (and carrier aircrafts) http://home.iitk.ac.in/~mohite/Basic_construction.pdf https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19820003140.pdf & https://www.icas.org/ICAS_ARCHIVE/ICAS1980/ICAS-80-13.5.pdf I still t...
by disha
15 Nov 2019 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4779
Views: 586535

Re: Understanding the US - Again

KLNMurthy wrote:Key thing right now is to maximize the number of individual contributors, more than the actual amount.


Of course. Numbers of individual contributors matter. I was highlighting the power of only 25% of 200k giving just $10 adds up fast. Preferably TG's goal should be 300k by March. It is doable.

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