Citiviki is a non-commercial informal organization of Russian-speaking people working in the United Kingdom, mainly in London, in financial sector. It includes traders, solicitors, stock analytics, journalists, auditors, IT workers and others. It doesn't have a formal agenda aside from networking, helping each other and having fun together. Events are held regularly around the City of London. More information can be found on the web site of Ситивики (in Russian).
An interesting article in The Ecomist - drug dealing analyzed just as any regular industry. More entertainment, than a real business case.
If we want to be more environmentally friendly, we should consider reusing our glasses in pubs. When you order the same type of beer/wine/whatever, there is no need to use another container for your drink - simply handle over the empty one to the bartender and ask him/her to refill. This will save quite a lot of resources, wasted on dish washing, and your health won't be compromised.
Здесь периодически будет публиковаться информация о встречах в районе Канари Ворф, Докландс (Canary Wharf, Docklands).
Что? Встречи русскоязычных работников финансовых и прочих компаний, расположенных в Канари Ворф, а так же всех сочувствующих.
Когда? По пятницам, начиная с 18:00, (календарь встреч - можно подписаться или добавить в Аутлук)
Open source is making its way into breweries! An OS beer recipy is available on freebeer.org, and beer based on it is being sold, mainly in Scandinavia.
BBC informs us, that a major fraud, targeting account information of private clients was prevented by a new government body, called "Soca". The acronym stands for "Serious Organized Crime Agency" which I find rather amusing.
Once I read about a rather unusual fraud scheme. In essence, some 1000 random people would receive letters, 500 of which claimed, that stock A would go up, and the other 500 that it would go down during the next NY Stock Exchange trading day - all based on their new ground braking prediction models or insider information. Well, it is not hard to realize, that at least half of the predictions were correct!
According to this article, IT students do not waste their precious time on doing their own assignments anymore. Instead they hire cheap developers from India and other places and for just a few pounds have their word done for them.
I can't help recalling all the nights I spent writing code as part of my homework, after exhausting studi