Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ForeX Expert Articles


Introduction to Forex

Foreign exchange, forex or just FX are all terms used to describe the trading of the world's many currencies. The forex market is the largest market in the world, with trades amounting to more than USD 1.5 trillion every day. This is more than one hundred times the daily trading on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). Most forex trading is speculative, with only a few percent of market activity representing governments' and companies' fundamental currency conversion needs.

Unlike trading on the stock market, the forex market is not conducted by a central exchange, but on the “interbank” market, which is thought of as an OTC (over the counter) market. Trading takes place directly between the two counterparts necessary to make a trade, whether over the telephone or on electronic networks all over the world. The main centres for trading are Sydney, Tokyo, London, Frankfurt and New York. This worldwide distribution of trading centres means that the forex market is a 24-hour market.

Trading Forex

A currency trade is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another one. The currency combination used in the trade is called a cross (for example, the Euro/US Dollar, or the GB Pound/Japanese Yen.). The most commonly traded currencies are the so-called “majors” – EURUSD , USDJPY , USDCHF and GBPUSD .

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Undoubtedly, the quality, quantity, and type of food we eat affect our height, growth, and health. We cannot emphasize enough how important your food intake is in determining how much growth you can possibly obtain. The types of food you eat will either improve or decrease your growth potential. After careful consideration and research, the daily content of protein, carbohydrates, fats and water can be achieved if the following items were taken regularly. Please take note that this is a guideline and you are free to your own thoughts. Feed yourself rationally to increase your height, be full of energy and live a fuller life.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, what is better

Here are three top consoles nowadays that you can choose from. Sony PlayStation 3 the next generation console that continues a glorious path of PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Xbox 360: the next console from Microsoft is created in continuation of Xbox. Finally Nintendo Wii the least expensive and shows the least performance.

So we are going to review and compare them on several parameters, so that you can decide which is better for yourself.


Xbox 360 is on the second place by hardware parameters. First of all there are two models that you can buy. One of them is a regular white Xbox 360 with wired controllers and no hard drive. The upgraded model has wireless controllers and a 20 GB hard drive to save photos, videos and audio files. It also has a standard DVD optical drive that allows the console to show HD videos. The last thing that should you should be notified is that Microsoft will upgrade your Xbox 360 for free for it to support full GD 1080p video output.

Sony PlayStation 3 is on the first place if judged by hardware. It has Blue-ray drive that is not available on basic or premium Xbox 360 (You can buy it for additional $ 200 which makes Xbox 360 cost just like PS3.) Besides, the 20 GB hard drive comes in basic model and 60 GB drive comes in upgrade model. Besides the premium version of PS3 has WiFi built in.

Nintendo being the least expensive has the worst hardware built in therefore it shows the least productivity among Xbox 360 and PS3. It has a DVD drive but there is no ability to play DVD movies on it. However, it has WiFi built in to surf the web.


Xbox 360 and PS3 are somewhat even in this classification because the number and the quality of games that are out there on the market are pretty even. PlayStation 3 is supposed to be better in graphics however there are still no games that would show the full possibility of this console.

Xbox 360 will run most of the games that have been created for Xbox but not all of them. On the other hand PlayStation 3 will run all the games of PS and PS2. However, these possibilities will have only the North American and Japan versions of PS3 but not the European version.

Nintendo supports all the games made for earlier consoles: GameCube, NES, SNES and Nintendo 64. However the graphics quality of the games is not that good as it is in Xbox 360 and PS3 games.


First of all I would like to say that Nintendo does not support of big movies playback or storage, so we will leave this console out of this part of comparison. Although you can view photos, MPEG and QuickTime movies, MP3 music files on this console; and all that only from SD storage.

The real battle comes between the two mega consoles: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 here. Fist PS3 was the only console that supported full HD, 1080p, but now Microsoft will upgrade all the Xbox 360 consoles to the same HD. So that evens them out.

Blu-ray drive gives an advantage to Sony PlayStation 3 in storing videos and any files on the disc as they can store much more info and a better game will fit on a bigger Disc.
HD Media Center Extender of Xbox 360 beats PS3 in everything that they can offer. It can show live and recorded HDTV over your network, besides it can download movies and TV shows from the web. The other thing that gives Xbox 360 an advantage is a support of Apple's iPod and Sony PSP. It is the only console that supports video and audio streaming from PC.

Audio support: PS3 has a 5.1 Dolby Surround sound which is not bad until you hear that Xbox 360 has a Multi-channel system that supports up to 256 discrete channels. Wii on the other hand supports Dolby Pro-Logic II.

Smooth Creations Diablo

Custom Desktop

The Diablo is now unleashed. Now from Smooth Creations you can get every peripheral you wanted with your system painted to match! We will apply the same high quality paint job that comes with our computers to everything you order. We will paint the interior of the system, your LCD, speakers, mouse, keyboard, even an iPod to match! All of these items also come with the same warranty that is provided with your new system.
The Diablo is built in a custom edition of the CoolerMaster Stacker. This case provides a great canvas for graphics and artwork for your system as well as providing plenty of room on the interior to support the fastest hardware available.

Window and Lighting
Want to show off whats under the hood? Get a colored window and light it up! We will etch our Smooth Creations logo into the window (optional), and load it with enough lights to brighten things up.

Included with the purchase of any Diablo system is a single color paintjob and minor graphics work. We even paint the interior of the case for you. You can choose any color you imagine and we can bring it to life on your system. We will also incorporate a minor graphic such as our "Stitch" theme which is in our Gallery.
Interested in going all out on your graphics? You can really spice up your system by adding any level of custom graphics. Anything you can think up, our artist can make a reality on our systems. Contact us for pricing and time estimates for custom graphic work.

Bring your gaming performance to a new level by equipping your Diablo system with the latest in graphics technology! If it is available, you can put it into your system!

Painted LCD Display
Purchase a LCD display with your system and we will paint it to match. Your LCD will be covered under the same warranty as your system.
The Diablo case can handle even the hottest of processors. Choose the best solution that fits your needs.

Water Cooling and Overclocking
Want to get even more out of your system? Get it water cooled and overclocked! We will overclock your system here at Smooth Creations and run it through a gauntlet of torture test to ensure it is 100% stable when pushed to the edge.
A wide array of memory is available, choose the size and speed that best suits your system. If you are getting an overclocked system, the higher memory speeds are better to achieve the highest in overclocking.

Networking and Communications
Make sure your system is equipped with everything you will need to connect to any network needed. Available are options for both wired and wireless networking.

Drives and Storage
Take up to four hard drives in a RAID configuration for a boost in speed and storage capacity. You can choose the RAID option that best suits your needs. Capable of RAID 0 (striping, faster performance) and RAID 1 (mirrored, data protection), the Specter can be tailored for many different applications. Graphic artist doing work projects on their laptop would probable select RAID 1 to protect their work from data loss, whereas gamers would opt for RAID 0 to get their system even that much faster.
Select any combination of optical drives you desire. Looking at backing up a lot of media, combine a pair of Dual Layer DVDRW drives for reliable backups. Need to label all your disc for later, get a drive with Lightscribe technology!

Sound Solutions
There are a lot of audio solutions available for the Diablo. Select the sound card that best fits your needs for gaming, music, or movie watching.
Painted Speakers
Get a sweet set of speakers painted to match your new system. Your speaker setup will be covered under the same warranty as your system.
MP3 Players
Like to take music and video on the go? Get a Video iPod with your system and we will spice it up with a paintjob that matches your computer. We will even paint your docking station if you choose to get one.
Your system comes preloaded and preconfigured with your choice of the latest Windows operating system. Your software load will be streamlined for maximum performance.
Want a specific application installed on your system. We will install any game or program you have for you. We will patch it to the newest possible version and make sure it works on your system. Just send in the software package and save yourself the time.

System Recovery
Your system will include a system recovery disc that will allow you to restore your system to factory defaults. With this tool, your can return your computer to the state it was in when you removed it from the box for the first time.

System Warranty
The Diablo includes our Smooth Creations 1 year desktop system warranty. Included with this warranty is our desktop upgrade service. This warranty also covers all peripherals that are purchases with your system.

You have the option to extend your warranty to a period of three years. This extension will cover all peripherals purchased with your system.