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You Want Us to Watch What?

I was 13 years old when I first found my old man’s stash. I was digging through the drawers of his bedside table — furiously — trying to find the family photos for a school project, when I laid my eyes on it.

My dad was a traveller: he had the most exotic international porn. I could have charged top dollar on the all-boys-school black market for that. To put it into perspective for the ladies: booty bounty of this nature is akin to a shirtless Bradley Cooper in real life.

For most guys growing up, porn is a fantastical

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Thats a question posed to young people from their earliest days in school. By the time they fnish college, many top U.S. students answer, A consultant. At Harvard, according to its student newspaper, the

Crimson, 16% of those in the undergraduate class of 2013 who had accepted job ofers by graduation were bound for the consulting industry—putting it ahead of fnance (15%) and technology (13%) as the most popular career choice. If you work for a consultancy’s client, you may soon see some fresh faces camping out in a conference room just down the hall.

What, exactly, will they be doing in there? It’s a reasonable question.

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG billed a combined

$10 billion in 2011, but compared with that of most industries, their work remains cloaked in mystery. Consultants are forbidden

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We Want Eight and

Paul Brown describes how the Royal Navy’s Dreadnoughts revolutionised battleship design in the early years of the 20th century, and outlines the role they played in the build-up to World War I.

In 1904 Britain’s naval supremacy was unquestionable — the fleet was at least as big as the next two largest fleets put together (due to a policy known as the two-power standard). The possible foes were believed to be France, Russia and, increasingly, Germany. Warning against complacency, the Second Sea Lord, Admiral Sir John ‘Jackie’ Fisher, championed the building of a revolutionary new type of battleship, which would

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THE REAL TEST

To do anything these days, society gives us a test. If you want to live in Australia, you must pass a test. If you want a driver’s licence, you must pass a test. If you want to get through high school, you must pass several hundred tests and still have no direction in life.

It wasn’t that long ago that MA introduced a stricter method for coaching and allowing riders, especially juniors, on the track. At the moment, riders must do a minimum of five hours’ coaching each year and on each bike as they progress. To my way of

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Smart Living

NETVIGATOR’s Home Networking Consultancy Service helps a Hong Kong couple build the home of their dreams

John and Jane Wong are very excited — they have just bought a 2,000-square-foot apartment in Pok Fu Lam and are embarking on a major renovation.

The 30-something pair has hired a stylish, young interior designer, briefing him to create a beautiful, comfortable and user-friendly home. They also want it to be hi-tech enough to have all their devices available at all times. «I want to have Wi-Fi in every corner of my home, so I can access my tablet in the bedroom, or

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Sex therapy

For change-your-life sex advice, sex psychotherapist, Rachel Morris

Whydon’tmen stick around?

Men always blank me after I sleep with them. I don’t understand — I’m really good in bed and try everything to please them. I see much less attractive girls than me with boyfriends all the time. What am I doing wrong?

You’re suffering from selective perception — only seeing what you believe to be true, and overlooking evidence to the contrary. Assuming all men are shallow, sex-crazed dogs looking for porn queens and Barbie dolls means they’re the only kind of men you see, and the only ones

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Setting up a tuning shop

If you’re thinking of getting started in woodturning, here are some great guidelines. Our expert breaks down the «must-have» tools from the «nice to have» and even includes a few of his «dream shop» favorites.

A frequent series of questions at the end of any of my classes or lectures concerns setting up a turning shop. Turning is a special branch of the woodworking tree, which requires unique skills and equipment. With that in mind, here are some thoughts (and a quick outline) dealing with what a person needs in terms of the space and tools to become an effective

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Once you have your recording, you may want to edit out gaps, remove umms and hmms. and add music or effects. Sound editing is more art than science, and the best way to make a podcast omelet is to break some eggs. Now is also the time to add intro and outro material.

If your interview, music, and other sounds are of different volumes, you should adjust them to even things out. You can do this quickly in Audacity by selecting Edit/Select All and then Effects/Normalize.

Editing and exporting audio on the Mac.

Audacity doesn’t come with an MP3 converter, because MP3 conversion software can’t legally be distributed in free programs. But Audacity and other audio applications can plug in third-party encoders such as LAME.

3a. Download an MP3 codec library if you haven’t already, that works on your platform (see software chart) and extract it to your Audacity folder. Within Audacity, open

Continue reading Once you have your recording, you may want to edit out gaps, remove umms and hmms. and add music or effects. Sound editing is more art than science, and the best way to make a podcast omelet is to break some eggs. Now is also the time to add intro and outro material.

IF YOU WANT A TOTALLY UNBIASED VIEW ON CHRISTOPHER WARD WATCHES, HEAD FOR THE INDEPENDENT ONLINE FORUM THAT NOW NUMBERS MORE THAN 5,000 MEMBERS. THE CHRISTOPHER WARD FORUM REFLECTS THE ENTHUSIASM AND INDEPENDENTLY-MINDED VALUES OF THE BRAND. FORUM MODERATOR KIP MCEWAN, RIGHT, DISCUSSES ITS APPEAL.

At a Christopher Ward Forum get-together in Marlow, Buckinghamshire last October, Chris Ward delighted the assembled group of 20 CW enthusiasts by introducing a surprise guest — Johannes Jahnke, the German watch designer who is one of the new stars in the horological galaxy. He had flown in from Switzerland with the prototype of the C900 Single Pusher, which was about to be released.

It is typical of CW’s openness with its community that the company was happy for some very knowledgeable and critical watch experts to see and handle the new model while having the opportunity to quiz the

Continue reading IF YOU WANT A TOTALLY UNBIASED VIEW ON CHRISTOPHER WARD WATCHES, HEAD FOR THE INDEPENDENT ONLINE FORUM THAT NOW NUMBERS MORE THAN 5,000 MEMBERS. THE CHRISTOPHER WARD FORUM REFLECTS THE ENTHUSIASM AND INDEPENDENTLY-MINDED VALUES OF THE BRAND. FORUM MODERATOR KIP MCEWAN, RIGHT, DISCUSSES ITS APPEAL.

Effortless portraits

Seasoned pro George Lange has photographed everything from the cast of Seinfeld to the births of his sons with a light-hearted touch that makes his thoughtful and emotional pictures appear completely spontaneous. We talked to him to find out how he does it and got his tips so you can try it yourself.

How did you get started shooting?

I was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. I started taking pictures from when I was about seven years old and I’ve taken pictures every day since. I went to the Rhode Island School of Design, graduated from there, moved to New

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