If you pay by a credit or debit card in one of the stores, belonging to large chains like Sainsbury's, Tesco and so on, you can see on their receipts a disclaimer, stating something like "2.5% of total due is paid to Big-Name Cards Processing Ltd. to cover the transaction costs. This does not affect the total amount paid by you".
According to this blog, some Chinese engineers claim, that they managed to reverse-engineer the protocol, used in Skype VoIP products. They are also said to be developing an example application implementing the protocol, which will be able to communicate with other Skype clients.
It looks like the cellular companies couldn't stop the proposed legislation for slashing prices of roaming calls in the EU. Good news for frequent travelers and chatterboxes.
A Pascal compiler for .NET not from Borland is available from RemObjects. However the site seems to be dead.
Firefox 1.5 is quite cool, but the forthcoming Firefox 2.0 should be even better. Built-in spellchecker and a few other user-visible features, and a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you want to try it without tampering with your current installation, try using Portable Firefox 2.0
An interesting paper from you know whom, talking about new features, planned for the next version of C++ (yes, someone works on C++ too). It looks quite nice the way they describe it, but given previous attempts to improve it, I wouldn't be surprised, if the extension turned the arithmetic operators into a super-Turing language, with its ow
Время от времени я пишу короткие статьи на актуальные или волнующие меня темы, которые на мой взгляд были бы интересны и широкой публике. Здесь вы сможете найти плоды моих трудов. Статьи сгруппированы достаточно интуититвно по темам, что не очень сложно, принимая во внимание их малое количество.