How has your life changed in Covid-19 crisis?

Big Daddy

Super User
Exactly asked. Since you are so confident that mortality is negligible and herd immunity exists I wonder why you still wear a mask.

You last statement implies politeness isn’t altogether it. So let’s end it here.
I hate to say this, but problem with India is that Indians are incapable of processing multiple variables. I was confident enough to put my money on my convictions in March. I was confident enough to eat food in restaurants prepared by someone else, I was confident enough to go to my dentist and let her hygenist put her instruments inside my mouth. And I did this in arguably the most infected country in the world. The later two parts may be mentioned either on this thread or the other Covid-19 thread, but No! Despite mentioning that I do this for politeness, a person will take this one variable and try to make a case that I am not confident. News flash, guy. There is something called morbidity rate. That rate requires finding out what percent of population is infected in the country. No country has ever found out what morbidity rate is. In a country of 1.3 billion, India has done only 12 million tests that is not even testing 5% of population and multiple tests could be done on the same person. If morbidity rate 20% and if you keep doing tests and start finding out that more infected cases then that does not mean that the disease is rising, but that is what people conclude.

Dr. Fauci is the biggest idiot on the planet. He is predicting second wave and third wave, when morbidity rate is not known. Furthermore, there is no interest to find that out because, atleast in America, it is about making government spend money. Outside America, every country is too poor to do any significant research and testing. Also, even if they find out the truth, America is going to ignore it because America does not give a damn about the outside world.

However, let's just set all that aside and while I am not thinking this way, but for the sake of argument, we know that there is medicine for malaria, does that mean that its is ok for someone to get malaria? It is perfectly OK for someone to protect himself from getting sick. Protection has nothing to do with any fear of diseases, it is just staying healthy and being productive. Its like saying that because you wear seat belts, you must be afraid to drive a car. Thus, I conclude you are scared of driving cars.
 
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Big Daddy

Super User
I provide a reason for my arguments. Dr. Fauci and most others are driven by emotions. Reasoned anger, if it appears so, is 100 times more preferable to me than some messed up emotional illogical inertia driven conclusions. The truth rarely sides on emotions and feelings. Inertia takes people to err. I vehemently choose not to err,

Besides, since you mentioned my papers, you are assuming that you are qualified to read and understand my papers. Or trying to hold power over me to show that I have something to prove to you. Sometimes journal editors contact me to identify people who are qualified to review my papers. If I start writing papers that a common person can understand then they will get rejected outright. Research has to be rigorous. In a way, that is where the problem is with Coronavirus discussion. It is simple and lacks rigor, which means it is full of flaws. Facts need to be tested over time and most people will keep their mouth shut until reasonable amount of time passes and all information is fused to identify what is really happening.
 
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foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
Besides, since you mentioned my papers, you are assuming that you are qualified to read and understand my papers. Or trying to hold power over me to show that I have something to prove to you. Sometimes journal editors contact me to identify people who are qualified to review my papers. If I start writing papers that a common person can understand then they will get rejected outright. Research has to be rigorous. In a way, that is where the problem is with Coronavirus discussion. It is simple and lacks rigor, which means it is full of flaws. Facts need to be tested over time and most people will keep their mouth shut until reasonable amount of time passes and all information is fused to identify what is really happening.

Wow, that is just something that is , just wow...

I am out of words.

So you are someone who is too precious to showcase his research to people on a random platform where you take enough pain to reply to posts.

flaws, rigor, mouths shut....

Hey anyways, this platform is a place where people just come to ...err whats the word.... can't get it now, seems it got lost while the facts were being tested...

Hey I am just a drifter, who reads whatever I get my hands on.... even read, the research papers that were mentioned in the Shiva trilogy....

English, comprende? I can read spanish too (Hey I know Google Scholar, lets get the papers translated if you have them written in some obscure language, I gave up on Mandarin, well, I dont like Chinese...), if you want to post your journals and research and what not... I think they are in some other language because if they were in English, us lesser mortals could have read it.

If this is the kind of angry improperly matured arguments you use, I would now really like to read your papers. I am off. Have a nice day
well, dont waste your words on someone who has a trust that will last 100 years but still comes here to criticise US politics.

Godspeed.
 

Big Daddy

Super User
The thing is, and you guys are unable to notice, that what goes on here is great bigotry. Both of you do not have much respect for people's privacy. I will explain what I mean by that, but first, there is a saying in America that no one disrespects you without your permission.

And both of you are trying to disrespect me when I clearly said I do not want to reveal myself. When you insist on seeing my work and thereby revealing my identity then you are not respecting my statement on privacy. Yet, you expect that you guys are so important that I will bend my back backward and give you that permission to disrespect me. Well, I will not give that permission. Privacy is my right. It is not me making myself important or precious, but its me standing on ground for my rights and dignity.

Funny, on the word err. Did you not hear the phrase "to err is human and to forgive is divine?"

Even if I were to leave privacy issues aside. You guys do not know much about journal publications. When a person publishes a paper then the author has to sign copyright transfer to the journal. The journal holds the copyright to the article from that point onwards. For non-subscribers, you have to pay anywhere between $70-$100 to get a copy of the article. Authors are not allowed to distribute their own published articles willy nilly as that would be a violation of copyrights. There are some exceptions to this rule where author is allowed to distribute his articles for legitimate research purposes. I have done this when legitimate professors from universities requested the use of my article for their research purpose.

I am really not sure if you know what google scholar is. It is a place researchers go to assess the impact of their research in terms of their article citations by other researchers.

Honestly, I am trying to be kind because frankly, if Shiva Triology is what you consider research then you probably have not read real research articles. Most of the real research articles are not publically available. You have to go to libraries that pay huge money to journal companies to access journal articles. Most libraries do not have the resources to pay that huge sums and I will be surprised that, barring few major Indian universities, most universities in India will have access to major research journals. And these are not Indian journals by the way. I have never published in Indian journals although I would one day like to publish something in an Indian journal called Defense Science if I find time. I want to publish an article on using reinforcement learning techniques for the scheduled maintenance of defense equipment because I believe that Indian defense equipment is poorly maintained and professional maintenance strategies can improve the availability of defense equipment, reduce downtime and increase availability.
 
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adsatinder

Plz Help Himabuj (Amit Tyagi) in Corona Fighting
I have never published in Indian journals although I would one day like to publish something in an Indian journal called Defense Science if I find time. I want to publish an article on using reinforcement learning techniques for the scheduled maintenance of defense equipment because I believe that Indian defense equipment is poorly maintained and professional maintenance strategies can improve the availability of defense equipment, reduce downtime and increase availability.
If you are illiterate,
welcome to India and Publish all.
No on is going to see your papers other than some degree seekers.
LOL !

Practical Life is totally different here.
Only Money with tacts work / influence in 3rd world including India.
Influence Policies etc with money and PR.
Agent is illegal here in defense deals.
But it is already present in disguise.
Lobbying is same thing in 1st World and is legal too.
Defense Sector knows and understands much but every one is churning out money if he is at some position.
Many Sting Operations by Media earlier have shown all such games by vested interests.
LOL !


I know and have seen your experience in assessing the situations in defense sector.
We never thought about the issues / incidents / things which you predicted earlier.
Now I and some others following your posts know and understand your point of view.
I appreciate your patience for withstanding us people.
LOL !
 

Big Daddy

Super User
I know and I sympathize with that fact. Unfortunately, I have American sensors that detect things that are usually invisible in the Indian context. Even my most seemingly angry remarks are written in kindness.

BTW, I had an IIM professor in one instant and a Chinese guy in another case who stole my data and writing.
 

adsatinder

Plz Help Himabuj (Amit Tyagi) in Corona Fighting
I know and I sympathize with that fact. Unfortunately, I have American sensors that detect things that are usually invisible in the Indian context. Even my most seemingly angry remarks are written in kindness.

BTW, I had an IIM professor in one instant and a Chinese guy in another case who stole my data and writing.
Chinese spied each and every thing in America and trying hard to copy your type of thinking.

You can't copy and paste someone's mind till now !
LOL !


Chinese understand Indian Mind better but can't understand American Mindset at all !
LOL !
 

Big Daddy

Super User
This is OT, but the Chinese paper came to me for review when it was submitted in most major journals and it was a flawed paper that used my data so I rejected it. It eventually made it to a sub=standard journal. They stole the data for a study I had published. The IIM professor came to me for help with the research with a promise of co-authorship. I wrote everything, proved important theorems, the paper was submitted and the editor asked for revisions and corrections, the professor sought my help again and then when it was accepted, he dropped my name from the paper and did not contact or tell me anything. The paper was published in one of the IEEE journals which are good journals. I did not know about it until one day I saw the paper. I could see my writing without my name on the paper.

But that is OK. This stuff happens sometimes and I assume that people had some majbori that I am not aware of but I have stopped doing co-authorship things and keep my data safe. You can never trust strangers.
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
The thing is, and you guys are unable to notice, that what goes on here is great bigotry. Both of you do not have much respect for people's privacy. I will explain what I mean by that, but first, there is a saying in America that no one disrespects you without your permission.

And both of you are trying to disrespect me when I clearly said I do not want to reveal myself. When you insist on seeing my work and thereby revealing my identity then you are not respecting my statement on privacy. Yet, you expect that you guys are so important that I will bend my back backward and give you that permission to disrespect me. Well, I will not give that permission. Privacy is my right. It is not me making myself important or precious, but its me standing on ground for my rights and dignity.

Funny, on the word err. Did you not hear the phrase "to err is human and to forgive is divine?"

Even if I were to leave privacy issues aside. You guys do not know much about journal publications. When a person publishes a paper then the author has to sign copyright transfer to the journal. The journal holds the copyright to the article from that point onwards. For non-subscribers, you have to pay anywhere between $70-$100 to get a copy of the article. Authors are not allowed to distribute their own published articles willy nilly as that would be a violation of copyrights. There are some exceptions to this rule where author is allowed to distribute his articles for legitimate research purposes. I have done this when legitimate professors from universities requested the use of my article for their research purpose.

I am really not sure if you know what google scholar is. It is a place researchers go to assess the impact of their research in terms of their article citations by other researchers.

Honestly, I am trying to be kind because frankly, if Shiva Triology is what you consider research then you probably have not read real research articles. Most of the real research articles are not publically available. You have to go to libraries that pay huge money to journal companies to access journal articles. Most libraries do not have the resources to pay that huge sums and I will be surprised that, barring few major Indian universities, most universities in India will have access to major research journals. And these are not Indian journals by the way. I have never published in Indian journals although I would one day like to publish something in an Indian journal called Defense Science if I find time. I want to publish an article on using reinforcement learning techniques for the scheduled maintenance of defense equipment because I believe that Indian defense equipment is poorly maintained and professional maintenance strategies can improve the availability of defense equipment, reduce downtime and increase availability.

Well, since you are adamant in telling everyone here that your research is too precious to be seen by other people.

I did not say, Shiva Trilogy is research, I said, I read the research papers that were used by the author in the novel.

When did I say that I have access to Indian Universities journals? I do have access to Proquest Central.

Products - ProQuest Central™

If you are who you are, I am sure you would know what this database is.

JSTOR resources during COVID-19 | About JSTOR

Jstor has made access to their publications on COVID-19 free.

I think you would know about this too.

So Yes, I do know what a research article is, and I also know that I have the resources to access them.

I also have access to Welcome to LexisNexis Legal & Professional.

Proquest also shows the number of articles that are cited by other researchers, and it's not just google scholar that explains it.

I also understand that sometimes when I have to access journals and articles related to my field, I am required to pay some money, even upwards of $2500 in some cases. I don't pay it out of my pocket but have clients who do that for me on case to case basis.

I don't care if you are what you say you are.

However, if the posts about the virus being a scam virus are true, privacy is just an umbrella under which anyone can make any claim and top it off, the credibility is masked by the privacy. I do have a problem with these claims.

You have not provided a single credible source for your claims apart from claiming that you are yourself a trustworthy source. Well, that is what prompted me to reply to your posts.

Then again, there is research and "real research" according to you, and you are involved in just "real research".

I am making these posts because of the reason of you assuming that only you can access journals and research, and you are a credible source.

Well, the Bcmtouring forum is free to post and access, for casual posters and preachers alike. There are no subscription charges here. I don't have power over anyone, nor I wish to have that power.

I have aided in Journals which are published in IEEE; of course, I am not a PhD student. I hence have only offered my insights to my friends on the topic of cybersecurity. I have also seen that the same friends have posted more than 15 articles in the IEEE journals and that was done to get their names across a reputed journal's database.

Since you also pointed out that you don't publish papers in Indian journals since your research is too precious and is stolen, I should also clarify here that publishing an article in IEEE is what most of the students doing PHDs in IIIT, NITs and IITs do here. I am explaining this so that people should know, publishing a paper in IEEE is not the premise to call oneself a credible source, and yes, I am too kind here and not just kind..

If you consider asking for a credible source for your claims, bigotry, well, my kindness has limits too.
 
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