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by Shalav
04 Jun 2014 19:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Got a Sony Xperia C at the Sony shop in Pune for 12.4.

Dual sim (micro)

Expansion slot (upto 32g)

4" screen

Android 4.3

1GH Dual core processor

1G RAM

2G storage

3G and wifi

Dual cam

1700 mAh battery
by Shalav
15 May 2014 21:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1938782

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I really doubt whether Buffalo meat is part of staple diet of Indians save for certain areas like Kerala or some states/regions in NE. I've seen buffalo 'bali' at VijayDashmi everytime I visited Grandfather at Jharkhand at the appropriate time. It is a tribal custom, and while it was a long time ag...
by Shalav
21 Apr 2014 21:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 331658

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ and the alternative to the Barak 8 was what? Was there no other alternative at that time? or in development? LoL, you're the one who said it was poor planning, you should know if there was an alternative before you make that statement - obviously you have no idea, and your statement shows it. So...
by Shalav
20 Apr 2014 20:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 1008780

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Can we just move on from airing grievances about 543? This thread is about the elections!
by Shalav
18 Apr 2014 22:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 331658

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ and the alternative to the Barak 8 was what?
by Shalav
17 Apr 2014 23:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 331658

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ By whom?
by Shalav
12 Apr 2014 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2839
Views: 147358

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

^^ It's very simple to correct perceptions of if an Amazon review is "helpful". We can all do our bit. 6/14 now
by Shalav
08 Apr 2014 04:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1938782

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Saral wrote:Named himself after the scholar cited in the beginning of the BJP manifesto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Said_Al-Andalusi


Al-Andalusi would generally mean from Spain (Andalusia is the southern portion in modern Spain). It's doubtful the T even knows about Said Al-Andalusi.
by Shalav
20 Mar 2014 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 163799

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

A_Gupta wrote:What is the "0416Z/1216Local" ? .


0416Z - 4:16 am Zulu

Zulu = GMT
by Shalav
16 Mar 2014 19:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1938782

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

gandharva wrote:That's media spin. He said he will decide it on 23rd march.


Martyr's Day! Bahut cynical; Bahut hi cynical!

Will this fellow never give up trivializing our Martyrs for his selfishness? Shame!
by Shalav
15 Mar 2014 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2839
Views: 147358

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

Isn't MFN required under WTO? Can't we take the dispute to WTO? MFN is a double edged sword and I think India is quite OK with granting pakistan MFN and them with-holding it from us. This means that we can maintain a negative list in-spite of granting MFN, as there has to be reciprocity for MFN. Ou...
by Shalav
14 Mar 2014 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 163799

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Facetious analogy! The Hudson river "landing" was a demonstration of extraordinary skill and flown by a commander with 30 years of experience and 10+ years on the type IIRC. Situations are not similar.
by Shalav
08 Mar 2014 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2839
Views: 147358

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

^There is no Hindu country in the World today. Nepal changed its constitution to also become secular.
by Shalav
05 Mar 2014 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

I used a Galaxy Note for over 2 years and I will miss the stylus and huge screen but the Note 3 is way too big and way ill-upgraded for the steep price. Daylight robbery. The Mrs. just got a Note 3 with a red flip cover, as a replacement for her LG Revolution. I thought she may not like the screen ...
by Shalav
05 Mar 2014 02:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

It just gives the impression that people have to be paid to use it. Not a good way to advertise one's flagship. Two years from now when talking about the most re-tweeted tweet, no one will remember what device she used backstage. Other than iFanboys of-course. Samsung can forever say at one time th...
by Shalav
26 Feb 2014 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 19387

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

Will wrote:With this accident the IN is well on its way to having a non existent submarine force :( . Someone needs to desperately and urgently take a decision on procuring new subs.


Breathless tabloid hyperbole, don't you think?

It sounds like something a newbie reporter in ToI*let would report.
by Shalav
19 Feb 2014 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4393
Views: 366742

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

FUD - India Today is hardly the epitome of accurate reporting!

BARC's literature should have been it's kill-shot.
by Shalav
04 Feb 2014 05:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

So the "missus purchased" a Lenovo Yoga 10 tablet for me for our anniversary. "She thought" the pebble steel watch may not be so useful after all! :D Anyway I was wondering if there is any gyan here on rooting the thing. I have rooted android stuff before - the Droid Eris, the Mo...
by Shalav
01 Feb 2014 04:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281886

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

OK - no problem. Kindly carry on then! :)
by Shalav
01 Feb 2014 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281886

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

The AL31 will not fit in the Tejas. Not sure what you meant by bringing the F110 into the conversation either, it is even larger and heavier than the AL31 - in addition to being "fatter".
by Shalav
01 Feb 2014 04:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 289261

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I understand.. but is the facility created with near real conditions to validate success? so, IOW, what is the success criteria? You don't take on the nurburgring when learning to drive. The success criterion is practice t/o and landings (traps) on as close to real as possible. If you can do that y...
by Shalav
01 Feb 2014 03:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281886

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Actually the F110 has an inlet dia about 20/25 cm larger (~120 cm) than the F414, and between 1-2 m longer than the F414. If too large is a criterion for unsuitability, the F110 is "more" unsuitable than the AL31 - which has at-least has an inlet dia about the same size as the F414 (~89/90...
by Shalav
30 Jan 2014 06:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^^It feels nice, just don't gift it to your G/SHQ coz its a man's watch. Not really - SHQ is "buying" it for me for our anniversary. :mrgreen: Negiji - :) Re: 928 v/s iPhunwa image comparison (Late night flight - full moon - over cloud cover) phool auto on both captures. iPhunwa phieb htt...
by Shalav
30 Jan 2014 02:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 354977

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

The new Pebble Steel pe mann aya hai. I understand inside it is still the same as the original Pebble, and cover has changed only.

Anybody has any user experience with it?
by Shalav
13 Jan 2014 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

... Again CBG is a US concept not relevant to Indian environment or operations. Most forum members either consider US or Russia/FSU as Gold Standard and then try to forcefit or benchmark Indian systems/operating procedures against it, that in reality is an exercise in fantasy. US carriers carry 2x ...
by Shalav
11 Jan 2014 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

About 10 years ago, when negotiations were still ongoing for the Vik and Karwar's construction had just started, there was a lengthy discussion here on the the drought of the (then) Adm. Gorshkov, and if Mumbai or Karwar would have any problems accommodating it. I suppose we have our answer now - th...
by Shalav
08 Jan 2014 10:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1938782

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Can we please stop discussing RM's if then else statements on this thread?
by Shalav
21 Dec 2013 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Escort. Viky's in UK territorial waters.
by Shalav
20 Dec 2013 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3801
Views: 444090

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

India to lay 14 strategic railway lines near China, Pak border

No need to waste money on SDRE railway tracks. We have the Amriki maal to meet all strategic requirements.

:mrgreen:
by Shalav
19 Dec 2013 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4308
Views: 284883

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

If having the capability to rub shoulders against global biggies at the international stage isn't "incentive" enough then I don't have much to say here. R&D not only generates a knowledge base within your organization but also get's you noticed on national and international stage, ......
by Shalav
07 Dec 2013 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

John wrote:For 20 years...


You misunderstood - how short a duration is meant by "can operate at top speed for only short duration."

I don't know and I am eager to learn if you have the numbers.
by Shalav
07 Dec 2013 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Also the time spent on frequent refueling. What about space? Wouldn't a lot of space be wasted for storing the fuel and the engines vs the reactors for nuclear propulsion? Fuel and other liquid stores (not human consumables)are stored in the double walled hulls of carriers. Have been since before W...
by Shalav
07 Dec 2013 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

John wrote:Keep in mind unlike Nimitz a conventionally powered carrier can operate at top speed for only short duration.


How long?
by Shalav
30 Nov 2013 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

vasu raya wrote:...and EMALS can work for ski jumps?


Yes, because they can be shaped to the curvature of the ski jump, just like mag-lev train tracks are shaped for curves. This is not possible with the present steam powered launching systems.
by Shalav
30 Nov 2013 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Much like inlet and exhaust fans in wind tunnels, something decent can be done The inlet and exauset don't have to move with the turbine and remain in a static state. In your idea the inlet and exhaust cannot be used in an enclosed space, hence will require exhaust and inlet ducting. By necessity t...
by Shalav
30 Nov 2013 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 155137

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

...if the catapult jet engine is at an offset from the nosewheel towbar i.e., behind the towbar position by a good plane length or more, that offset could be used for water braking too. Consider the following requirements for a turbine to work efficiently in this configuration. - flexible clean air...

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