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Offline skb

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Indian Tribal
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:44:20 AM »
We have a small farm about 100 km home to home. The area is till now, a declared eco-sensitive zone. Because of that, no industries have been permitted and the area remains largely under developed. It is still host to a dwindling population of what we call "adivasi" or forest-dwellers (tribals). But they will be all gone in the next 10 or so years.

Every now & then, we run into this guy, when we drive there. He must be more than 80 years old, in prime health & shape. Thought I should share with you. But don't get any wrong impressions. We are a decently developed nation. English is our second language, and no, there are no snake charmers, though occasionally you can see cows or even an elephant on the road. So here he is.   

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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 01:29:54 PM »
He certainly seems to be in good physical condition, given his age. 

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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 07:01:16 PM »
My goodness, he does seem healthy for his age!!  Hope to look half that good at that age!
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 08:08:13 PM »
The younger generation is well attired and pretty tech savvy with mobile phones & all that. This guy is the solitary specimen from a bygone era, but we do bump into him quite regularly. My daughter had visited a couple of years ago with a motley of friends from across the world. They were pretty thrilled to see him, and clicked a lot of pictures with him.
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 12:40:23 AM »
cute guy skb  ;D ive been to india twice. never been to the interiors though.
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 01:37:27 AM »
We have many tribes in our native place. They are all very healthy and well built. In the farms they are employed and do all the manual work.
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 03:01:52 AM »
A shame they're dying out, really. If my reading is correct, no less than Ghandi promoted the idea of every Indian having a plot of land, a spinning wheel and a couple of goats.

Are there no more Hindu Mystics? Even the famous mathematician Ramanudjan (spelling?) I believe based his remarkable skills on some form thereof.

Well, where would the world be without the famously hard-working Indian computer scientists and techs? I recall spending over an hour with such a one for my over-heating PC only to finally discover the tower cooling fan was clogged with dog fur. Terribly embarrassing!


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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 07:21:16 PM »
The spinning wheel is now only in museums, for show. I travel once or twice a year into the forests and do come across some very rural populations, but I do see improvements (?) even in far flung regions.

I've handled a few dusty computer fans myself and I know how frustrating it can be when you search all over for the source of a problem, and it is sitting right in front of you, all the time staring at you. Back in the late 90s I was owning a computer school here. We had 4 centres which offered CBT Computer Based Training as a self learning model, along with Prometric Certification. Though I'm not myself formally trained, I used to take the free Sunday classes for senior citizens. My curiosity has kept me going all these years and I can work my way around a problem, if I set my mind to it. The BG/A1c Converters in the right panel gave me a couple of sleepless nights. But, a computer is a computer. It will compute anything if the instructions are right.

Back to traditional arts & crafts - there is a small shop, where a guy sharpens knives & scissors on a spinning wheel. It's on my way to work, and I plan to put up a picture here, one of these days.
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 03:00:13 AM »
I figured you must have some considerable tech knowledge, SKB - wish I had the same!

By the way, my dog-fur clogged PC (Windows XP) finally became infected with an incurable bit of malware, but I used it happily a few more years by installing a Linux build (Ubuntu) until I wanted to use it for streaming and switched everything to Macs.

You're right about making computers follow instructions, but endless strings of Boolean logic make my head spin after a while. Can't begin to imagine how you managed that a1c converter.

I'll look forward to your knife-sharpening photo!




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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2016, 08:10:55 PM »
Can't begin to imagine how you managed that a1c converter.

I'll look forward to your knife-sharpening photo!

That is a small JavaScript. I found a temperature converter script from an online software school & worked on it. That was easy. Getting them both to work together in the same pane was the tough part as they were conflicting with each other. I got the tip on how to solve that issue from a web developer forum.

I've seen some other sites offer these calculators but ours is the most presentable & well designed. I say that not because it is ours, but because I now understand what methods they employ to execute that calculation.

The knife sharpening shop was shut yesterday. I think I'll click that picture today.
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 03:40:03 AM »
im planning to go into one of the bedouin villages soon. if i do i'll post u some local arts n crafts. btw im expecting my transfer orders this week or the next.  :D
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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 08:39:05 PM »
Here's the picture of the grinder wheel used for sharpening knives and such other implements. The guy sits on the bench behind the wheel. This one is motorised, but we do occasionally have people going door to door doing this sharpening with such a wheel adapted on to a bicycle.   

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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 01:43:44 AM »
My grandpa's grinder looked like this . . . we kids 'sharpened' a lot of corncobs on it back in the day!  ;)

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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2016, 08:18:32 PM »
Here's another dying craft. What is now available is way too expensive. But sometimes you can get lucky.

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Re: Indian Tribal
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2016, 12:51:04 AM »
that is some piece of work skb  ;D
how much would something like that cost ?
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