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Comment: Re:Wait.. HALF THE WORLD?!? (Score 1) 48

by rahultyagi (#48371953) Attached to: How Baidu Tracked the Largest Seasonal Migration of People On Earth
I agree that it is a bit confusing. That number seems impossibly large. Perhaps they mean "number of passengers" which means that the same person making 2 return trips might be counted as 4 passengers? It is like saying "New York City's subway serves X million passengers per week", where every single person is probably counted multiple times based on the number of trips they make.

+ - India enters its deep space exploration era successfully->

Submitted by rahultyagi
rahultyagi writes: With Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) successfully completing the final stage of its voyage to the red planet, ISRO — Indian Space Research Organization — now joins the US, Russian and European space agencies in a small club of deep space exploration capable entities. Entering Martian orbit just 2 days after NASA's MAVEN, Mangalyaan cost only about a tenth of the cost, thus demonstrating India's capability to successfully complete space missions at highly competitive costs to exploit the fast expanding space industry.
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Comment: Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (Score 1) 85

Here is something to boggle your mind. You think your argument is strong with Sun containing 98% of the Solar system's total mass? It is actually something like 99.8%!! to think that stray jupiter-size brown dwarves can weigh anywhere near the total stellar masses that we see betrays complete lack of understanding of the difference of scales involved.

+ - India's Mars Mission back on track after hiccup!

Submitted by rahultyagi
rahultyagi writes: After running into some problems in its 4th orbit raising maneuver 2 days ago, Mangalyaan (India's Mars Orbiter Mission) seems back on track now. A supplementary burn lasting ~304 seconds was completed today, raising the apogee of MOM to 118642 km — the intended apogee after the original 4th orbit raising maneuver. After the glitch two days ago, ISRO again seems to be on track to become the first entity to have a successful mars mission on its first attempt. Though, of course, there are quite a few things that might still go wrong before this can be called a successful mission. Let's all hope that a year from now we are all celebrating the entry of another nation into the small club capable of successful interplanetary missions.

Comment: Re:Math Study (Score 1) 472

by rahultyagi (#38370454) Attached to: New Study Concludes Math Gender Gap Is Cultural, Not Biological
I was also a part of a similar study. We measured the breast size of kids from grades 3rd to 10th. While there was absolutely no gender-based difference in kids of 3rd grade, by the time they reached grade 10, the difference was clearly statistically significant. The young cohort pretty much proved that there is very little gender bias in breast sizes! "

Comment: Re:And the problem with this plan: (Score 1) 357

by rahultyagi (#38170904) Attached to: Rethinking Rail Travel: Boarding a Moving Train
You do realize that your nice old lady can't also drive a car without killing many people or herself in the process? Yet all of us seem to be doing fine with a culture dependent on driving cars. It appears that having a license test for use of these high speed trains would be simple enough, no?

Tomorrow's computers some time next month. -- DEC