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Nintendo unveils controller for Revolution console
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Saturday, September 17, 2005

At Thursday’s keynote presentation of the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled the controller design for the company’s new Nintendo Revolution console. Resembling a television remote, the controller uses two sensors placed near the user’s television to triangulate its position in three-dimensional space. This will allow players to control actions and movements in video games by moving the device through the air.

The remote control design is said to target new players who are unfamiliar with traditional video game controllers.

A supplementary peripheral has also been shown, consisting of a separate plastic grip that is designed to be held in the player’s second hand. It provides an analog stick and two trigger buttons, and connects to the bottom of the main controller with a simple cord. Additionally, Nintendo has suggested that the main controller will be able to slide inside a “shell” that will allow it to function like a conventional video game controller.

The Revolution is expected to be released next year.

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July 31, 2021 · Forex Broker · (No comments)

Most people look at what has already come to pass on their chart. After that, they come up with a one trade idea and then wish it will work out.

Since we can’t see what happens next, untested traders tend to assume circumstances of what they want to happen, or what they fear.

Traders think about registering a trade and the price hovering in their direction for easy revenue and high-fives from acquaintances.

However, we want to be concerned about all the possibilities. The price may possibly drop, rally, or do nothing.

If you are very confident, you may miss clues that the market is turning versus you. If you are very doubtful you may dodge a good trade or jump out of it too early.

What Do You Need?

Strategies are what you must have that could have gotten you into a trade, with an initial income target and stop loss.

This article will offer traders with meaning and classification of day trading and intraday trading.

Moreover, you will be exploring different day trading systems, how traders generate profits with day trading systems, some recommendations for the best Forex day trading systems, and some insightful tips for you to use in your daily trading.

Get To Know What Is Forex Day Trading

Forex Day Trading is the buying and selling of securities, but only within that same trading day.

Day Trading can take place in any market but frequently it happens in either the Forex trading market or the stock trading market.

In order to be profitable as a Forex day trader, you must have a decent amount of capital with a good amount of knowledge regarding the market behind you.

However, having all of those does not necessarily assure success.

Why Do Traders Day Trade?

Forex day trading is used in order to reduce the need to pay fees for maintaining a position overnight.

The fees are discussed as “Swaps.”

In some cases, the swaps may perhaps be positive.

A trading strategy established on acquiring assets with positive swaps is described as a “Carry Trade.”

However, this strategy is ahead of the scope of this article. Day traders hang on a lot of importance for the Forex market.

Day trading Forex is a very much speculative activity. Yet, it keeps the market functioning smoothly.

Forex day traders are the ones who furnish the market with liquidity.

How to Day Trade in Forex

The guide to a lucrative Forex day trading may possibly be considered controversial, as it is something that everyone has an outlook about.

What everyone agrees on though, is that it is a very dangerous activity. It should only be believed if one has an in-depth understanding of the market and a clear awareness of those risks.

Qualities of A Successful Day Trader or A Professional Day TraderCapital Requirement

A large quantity of capital at the trader’s clearance with an adequate risk/reward ratio is definitely necessary. It is even though day traders are considering for more return contrasted to the average sizes that traders achieve. It is still suggested to keep the trade size fairly low.

Market Knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge of how the market performs and what the main governing factors of market moves are is essential.

A successful day trader must keep an eye on both fundamental and technical gauges.

Extraordinary Discipline

In every portion of life, discipline is essential. On the flip side, disregarding discipline in day trading may possibly result in huge losses.

Success without discipline is essentially impossible. You need to be able to observe prices for prolonged periods of time without making any reckless trading decisions.

Most of the time, you may notice profitable market moves that you have projected but did not implement is painful. Yet, it is better to waste a chance, than to guarantee a loss.

Strategy

One has to embrace one or many strategies in order to reduce losses and boost profits.

Market conditions differ from day to day, so should a day trader’s strategy.

A lucrative day trader has to come up with a new strategy almost every other day. They should also at least regulate their current strategy to the new market conditions.

In order to day trade Forex effectively, an innovative mind is vital.

Conclusion

A strategy will give you more detailed information for implementing your day trades while depending on the defined technical indicators and objects.

It is also recommended to try executing a few systems and evaluate which one is the most fascinating and comfortable for you.

Don’t compete for profits straight away, the most important idea when picking a system is to be confident in what you are doing.

Also, keep in mind that a trader may perhaps not be able to shield their account with stop orders around the news.

If there is no liquidity on the market, the order won’t close. It will remain sleeping until the first available counterparty is inclined to trade.

So basically, it is only at their price that you will trade. However, the best day trading strategy in Forex is always to trade at your price.

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Film project aims to raise £1 million to make a Creative Commons-licensed film
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Friday, June 23, 2006

Matt Hanson aims to raise £1 million to fund the production of a feature-length film which would be distributed freely via the Internet under a Creative Commons licence, all funded through 50,000 people each donating £25 to the project, which he’s called ‘A Swarm of Angels‘.

No stranger to filmmaking, Matt has produced numerous digital short films, a series of books on digital filmmaking and set up the digital film festival onedotzero, now in its tenth year. He wants to finally make a feature length film, and decided that it was better to turn to the Internet for help and funding rather than plod through the usual ‘development hell‘.

“I wanted to put into practice what I’ve been preaching as a film futurist for ten years, and the technology and Internet infrastructure has just really caught up with that vision now for me to put it into practice.”

The process is inspired by the ‘web 2.0‘ movement, using social and collaborative communities on the Internet. Matt doesn’t see the funding as coming from donations, but as people paying a subscription to become part of a ‘Swarm’. “Rather than the ‘many producer’ model, this is more of an [sic] ‘smart consumer’ model … members can help implement and bring their expertise into play, and so become more actively involved in the production.”

The project hopes to use professional actors and crew, but use qualified members from the swarm as much as possible. The cast and the crew, including any volunteers that get chosen, would be paid for their work on the film, with Matt suggesting that this is “a great way for people to get into the industry”.

Those members not directly involved in making the film can still participate in the process by discussing ideas on a messageboard, and having a vote on certain crucial decisions such as which script gets chosen for production. Asked how he would balance his own creative direction with input from members, Matt said “my vision will lead the project forward and define the parameters, but the Swarm can influence that, and indeed offer improvements or insights I might not think of alone”.

“Remember filmmaking is always a team effort – whether you are Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick or Jean Luc Godard, you promote people within the project that will complement and bring something extra to the vision of the film. Give it more life. With the Swarm we are making that process more democratic, and giving a wider range of people an opportunity to shine and have creative input.”

Members are promised a collector’s edition DVD of the end product and exclusive merchandise, but the main distribution of the film will be via the Internet, using ‘BitTorrent‘ and peer-to-peer networks. “Unlike many other filmmakers, I’m not wedded to cinema projection as the ‘be all and end all’ – I’m much more excited about people viewing remixed versions on their video iPods,” explains Matt.

The ‘remixing’ of the film will be possible thanks to it being distributed under a Creative Commons licence. Matt suggests that the ‘younger generation’ is more used to being involved with and interacting with entertainment, and points to remixes of the Star Wars films (eg ‘The Phantom Edit‘) as an example of these ‘mashups’. “At the end of the project I would love to have an event that showcased five wildly different versions of the film, different visions from people other than my definitive initial edit,” he suggests. The licence will be for non-commercial use only, however, and so commercial TV stations would still have to pay in order to screen the film.

The project is partly inspired by the success of ‘The Million Dollar Homepage‘, in which British student Alex Tew aimed to raise a million dollars to fund his university education, simply by selling advertising space on a single web page. The publicity surrounding the idea, coupled with the ‘viral’ effect of Internet users passing the page on, meant that he eventually managed to make himself the million dollars.

The success of these projects partly seems to depend on them being interesting and original enough to attract enough attention, and it’s often difficult to see how they could be repeated. Copy-cat versions of the million dollar homepage have so far failed to hugely take off. When asked about this idea, Matt responded “I already expect people to copy the model we are inventing with A Swarm of Angels – it’s a perfect way to create cult media, where the director gets more creative control and organically funds a project, and the fans of the project get more involvement within it. If the market gets too crowded with these projects though, then they’ll have to be packaged differently to stand out. But that’s what traditional film and media projects need to do anyway.”

Over 600 members have signed up to the ‘swarm’ so far, which Matt comments is already an early success, but 50,000 members in total will be needed in order to fully fund the £1 million budget. Matt suggests that getting to the next stage, of reaching 1,000 members, followed by the phase of getting 5,000 members, will be the hardest part, as after that the film will be more ‘tangible’. He expects to raise the full budget, but comments that if the fundraising stalls, “options will be presented by advisors and The Swarm, and based on some kind of consensus we’ll come up with the best option for moving forward.”

Traditionally, independent films are funded either through persuading wealthy individuals to invest, who sometimes are sometimes given ‘Executive Producer‘ credits, or through organisations like the UK Film Council, who award funds from the National Lottery. A tax credit for producers making small films in the UK was announced by the government in 2005, in a bid to give a boost to the UK independent film industry.

Matt says that the film will be “a thriller with soft science fiction elements”, which he says will suit his target audience. “But it will have an indie edginess to it, and be far more visually inventive than you would get with a ‘normal’ British independent feature.” Contributors to the project include artists The Kleptones, who will help with the soundtrack, comic book writer Warren Ellis and documentary filmmaker Grant Gee.

The Swarm of Angels project is online at aswarmofangels.com and costs £25 as an individual to become a member.

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U.S. classifies record number of documents in 2004
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Monday, September 5, 2005

OpenTheGovernment.Org, a coalition of conservative and liberal nonprofit groups, released a 2005 report (PDF, 12 pages) saying that all branches of the U.S. Federal Government are being significantly more secretive, and spending significantly more money on document secrecy. In 2004, federal officials classified 15.6 million new documents, which is 81 percent more than in 2001. Over the same period, the cost of classifying those new documents rose from $4.7 billion to $7.2 billion. These figures do not include documents classified by the CIA, as that agency’s information is itself secret.

The report is also critical of the fact that only $48.3 million was spent on declassifying old documents in 2004. They concluded that for every dollar spent on declassification, the federal officials spent $148 creating and storing new secrets, more than in any previous year. It is estimated to cost $460 to classify one document.

The state secrets privilege allows the executive branch to classify federal court hearings and documents. On average, the Bush administration has used this privilege 33 times more per year than cold war administrations (1953-1976), and nearly three times the 1977-2001 average. The report sees other measures of government secrecy, such as the number of secret patents on the rise as well.

The report does not explore the larger economic impact of the increase in secrecy per se. However, it observes that taxpayer savings due to whistleblower activity is on the rise despite the elimination of traditional whistleblower protections.

It also notes that 64% of advisory meetings were closed to the public. Such meetings provide lawmakers with advice on scientific and technical matters which are supposed to be free of special interest. Legislation covering such meetings states or assumes that they are open to the public, but some agencies, like the Department of Defense, have traditionally been permitted to hold closed meetings. Once such agencies are excluded, the report finds a threefold increase in closed meetings since 2001.

The report is critical of poor funding for processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, with which the majority of federal agencies surveyed can not keep up. There is concern that more of the financial burden for such requests may be being born by those organizations making the requests, instead of the agencies holding the classified documents. FOIA requests increased by 25% between 2003 and 2004, to 4 million, while funding for processing such requests increased by only 5%.

How much of this secrecy directly relates to various current events, such as the War in Iraq or terrorism, is unclear. In 2004, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved 1,754 requests from law enforcement officials last year to conduct surveillance on foreign nationals within the United States, double the number issued four years ago.

The report is also critical of the rise of “sensitive but unclassified” information, as well as new state based secrecy initiatives.

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Some Reasons Why I Could Be Due A Tax Refund}

July 25, 2021 · Tax Specialist · (No comments)

Submitted by: Kay Daniels

Last year the BBC reported that an outstanding 4.3 million tax payers were due to receive rebates from the tax office, mainly caused by tax errors from the HMRC. There have been several other statistics highlighting that there is a growing number of people who are due income tax refunds.

Unfortunately, however, the responsibility to ensure that the correct amount of tax is paid is not the Inland Revenue. What?! You mean they take tax and they are not responsible for taken the correct amount? The simple answer is they are not, neither is it necessarily the responsibility of your employers either. By Law, you and I as tax payers are responsible for ensuring we pay the correct amount of tax.

In circumstances where tax payers attempt to evade paying the tax is required, the tax payer could be facing prosecution, possibly ending up in fines or jail terms. The same weight of responsibility is not shared if the tax office has over taxed you. Would it not be bliss to charge fines for tax errors?

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One of the common reasons for these errors is down to mistakes made by your employer. When you start a new job with a company, in many circumstances, workers are immediately placed on emergency tax codes. Employers adopt the shoot now and ask questions later mentality. The simple way to avoid the emergency tax is to ensure you chase up your previous employers for you P45. Hand it in to your new employers, which would help them put you on the correct tax code.

Another possible reason why you may be due a tax refund is particularly common with full time students. Students generally tend to work more during holidays and either go part time or quit work entirely when they resume. The temporary work schedule will often cause you to be placed on emergency tax and thereby becoming a potential candidate for an income tax refund.

On the other hand, individuals who have more than one job may sometimes pay more as a result of errors. In principle, two individuals with a gross income figure of 30k. One of which has one job and the other six jobs. Both individuals, in principle are to pay the exact same amount in taxes regardless of the number of jobs. In reality, HMRC would often times get the figure wrong. You can find out how to claim a tax refund here.

Human error, either by the tax payer or the tax office is another plausible reason why you may be due a tax refund. Sometimes changes in investment income, or employment status would affect the amount of tax paid. Some tax agents offer online tax refund applications where the users are able to fill in tax refund forms.

There also a variety of tax refund calculators or what some would call tax refund estimators. These are also helpful tools in establishing just how much overpaid tax or emergency tax you could be claiming back.

About the Author: Kay Daniels, one of the nation’s leading tax experts. Learn more about Kay Daniels and the services he provides like Emergency Tax and other Tax Refund related issues call us at: 01274953255 OR visit our website:

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Princeton media class discusses Wikinews

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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Princeton, New Jersey —According to Ryan Walsh, editor of the websites for both the Princeton Journal of Science and American Foreign Policy, internet news service Wikinews was the topic of a report by Federico Baradello in a Princeton University course on mass media and public policy. The course, offered through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, studies “the impact of policy on the content, presentation, influence, and technology of a rapidly-evolving 21st century news media,” according to the school.

Walsh, currently a junior at Princeton, characterized the report in an email to Wikinews user Pingswept as “great” and added that “everyone in the class seemed to enjoy learning about Wikinews, and Federico was a great speaker.”

According to an email from Baradello, the report, which took place on Monday, 21 February 2005, provided a “basic overview of its history (evolution), ownership, viewership, and position in the news market.” It included a live demonstration of adding new content to Wikinews. The barebones content provided in the demonstration was developed into this article.

Baradello’s report is available on the course’s blog. His final course paper on the decentralization of news gathering includes a case study on Wikinews with commentary from Jimmy Wales and will be available in PDF form by late May.

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TAITRONICS Autumn 2007: A 3-in-1 combination and great innovations

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TAITRONICS Autumn 2007: A 3-in-1 combination and great innovations
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2007 the 33rd Taipei International Electronics Autumn Show (TAITRONICS Autumn), organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufactorers’ Association (TEEMA), started on October 9 -13 at Exhibition Hall 1 and 3 of Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), and inconjunction with Taiwan International RFID Applications Show (RFID Taiwan) at TWTC Hall 3 and Taiwan International Photovoltaic Fourm & Exhibition (PV Taiwan) at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). With the 3-in-1 combination, TAITRA and TEEMA hoped this show will integrate upper and lower companies of electronic manufacturers and companies in Taiwan.

This 3-in-1 show is mainly focused on electronics parts and components, RFID solutions, photovoltaic products, and medias on electrical industry. About 1000 exhibitors exhibited with 2100 booths at TWTC Hall 1 & 3 and TICC. In the theme pavilion section, iF Design Award in Hanover Fairs set “iF Design Pavilion” with lots of awarded 3C products in Taiwan first time, also, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showed their solutions on home entertainment such as 3D LCD wide screen display and game projector.

Not only ITRI and iF Design, TAITRA and TEEMA also set “Taiwan Innovalue and Branding Taiwan”, “Product Certificates and Testing”, “Cross-Strait Electrical Products”, “Security Products”, and “Broadband Communications” pavilions at this exhibition.

With those pavilions, TEEMA also held lots of seminars and forums on Bluetooth technology, electrical industry, testings and certifications, and International Electrotechnical Commission Quality (IECQ) system. Furthermore, CARTS Asia 2007 is the most welcomed seminar by buyers and exhibitors.

According to TAITRA, this 3-in-1 exhibition opened daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at October 9 to 13, PV Taiwan forum and exhibition will be held only two days on October 11 and 12. For the quality and security issue, minors under 18 ages are not permitted to enter the showground.

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Signs That It’s Time For Foundation Crack Repair In Cambridge, Ma

July 24, 2021 · Construction · (No comments)

October, 2013 byAlma Abell

Your home’s foundation does all the heavy work of keeping the structure above it safe and in good shape. It’s not unusual to see cracks in the foundation wall or slab, whether it’s along the outside walls, in the basement or in a crawl space. The trick is knowing which cracks are cosmetic and which are serious enough to cause structural problems if they aren’t repaired. Foundation Crack Repair in Cambridge, MA can be handled by companies such as Drycrete Waterproofing who are experienced in determining which cracks can simply be filled and which cracks will lead to costly problems if they are ignored.

Foundation walls and slabs start cracking for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is a lack of stability in the soil on which your home is built. In prolonged dry or wet conditions, certain types of soil such as clay tend to noticeably expand or contract. This leads to movement and settlement in the foundation, causing cracks. A natural disaster lsuch as an earthquake is an obvious cause of cracks, but a hurricane or a heavy rainstorm like a nor’easter can also lead to serious cracks. Finally, the soil on which your home sits may not have been properly prepared before construction began. Likewise, the builder might not have used the proper foundation support system for the structure.

Foundation Crack Repair in Cambridge, MA can assess the cracks in your home’s foundation to determine the best way to make repairs. One obvious sign that a crack is due to structural problems is its location and appearance. Cracks that are small and shallow often occur as concrete cures. However, longer and deeper cracks that run at a 45-degree angle to the wall or slab signal more serious shifting problems. Sticking doors and windows can be another sign that the foundation has some serious problems. Horizontal cracks on exterior foundation walls indicate that water, often caused by poor drainage, is working to push the home off the foundation.

As a homeowner you can repair small cracks yourself, but when the foundation itself is in jeopardy, you need to call on the experts. Foundation Crack Repair in Cambridge, MA can be handled by experienced and professionally trained technicians certified in the type of repair work necessary to repair your foundation. Drycrete Waterproofing has developed a reputation of offering high quality work at competitive prices.

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

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Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews
July 23, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran.

Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM) titles. Her brother, Borna, plays for the English Federation and holds the FIDE Master title.

Dorsa Derakhshani was banned since she did not wear a hijab, an Islamic headscarf, while competing at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in January 2017. Under the laws of Islamic Republic of Iran, hijab is a mandatory dress code. Her brother Borna Deraskhsani was banned for playing against Israeli Grand Master (GM) Alexander Huzman at the same tournament. Iran does not recognise the existence of Israel, and previously, Irani athletes have avoided playing against Israeli athletes.

Mehrdad Pahlavanzadeh, the president of the country’s chess federation, explained the decision to ban the players saying, “As a first step, these two will be denied entry to all tournaments taking place in Iran and in the name of Iran, they will no longer be allowed the opportunity to be present on the national team.” ((fa))Farsi language: ?????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ????? ??????? ? ???? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??????? ????. He further stated, “Unfortunately, something that should not have happened has happened and our national interest is paramount and we have reported this position to the Ministry of Sports.” ((fa))Farsi language: ????????? ?????? ?? ????? ????????? ?????? ??? ? ????? ??? ?? ?? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?? ????? ?????.

IM Dorsa Derakhshani, who currently studies at Saint Louis University in the United States and plays for the United States Chess Federation, discussed her chess career, time in Iran and the 2017 controversy, and her life in Saint Louis with a Wikinews correspondent.

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