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Comment: Re:disastrous (Score 0) 97

by cobbaut (#47840047) Attached to: Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

What you say is simply not true.
I have ordered eight times from Alibaba this year and all items arrived on time, complete and properly labeled. It is much cheaper than any other website and well designed (easy confirmation of arrival, clear evaluation of sellers and buyers, good tracking of products, ...).
My guess is Amazon/Ebay and others better hurry to improve their service, because this is one very well organized giant invading their market.

Comment: Re:The moon is the "high ground" in a military sen (Score 1) 138

by cobbaut (#40695865) Attached to: Details of Chinese Moon Rocket Emerge

I predict the next "space race" will be to establish a permanent presence on the Moon, and the Chinese will be playing the role the Russians played back in the 1950's and 1960's.

What makes you so sure they won't be playing the role of the Americans ?

Their progress is seen as 'slow' and 'copying' by most Americans, but their 5 year and 10 year and 20 year plans are being steadily executed.

Their Shenzhou spacecraft has done spaceflights that resemble American Mercury and Gemini, but it actually has all capabilities of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Soyuz combined (and improved).

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+ - One success story over Flame->

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wavefire (1355269) writes "Kasperksy labs discovered Flame and ever since blogosphere has lit up with failures of security software. Everyone has missed a significant defensive victory. Bit9 successfully protected a customer 8 months ago from repeated Flame attacks. Harry Sverdlove, CTO of Bit9, makes the claim in this blog. Admittedly, though Bit9 prevented the attack, it did not detect the true capabilities of Flame. Flame was prevented as yet another malware. Flame was beaten by design. It has been proven time and again that traditional AV security does not stand up to intelligent malware. I also want to get the thoughts of slashdot community about how to expand security by design, where we do not need to know them to stop them.
Disclosure: My real name is Vivek Uppal. I am an engineer at Bit9."

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