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Skype hacked?

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.

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C++0x

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

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Статьи

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.

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UK: house prices going down?

Financial Times writes, that there was a small drop in house prices in June. Then they speculate, whether it is the beginning of the end of the UK property boom of the last 10 years.

I personally doubt, that there will be a massive drop in prices (10-20% and more), unless there is some kind of major financial disaster either locally or globally. Otherwise we will probably experience a very slow and annoying market - no one will be ready to sell because of the fear to cause oversupply and to lose the profits they have on paper. Buyers on the other hand will struggle to find anything suitable.

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