Virtual networks for macs too
VMWare Fusion Pro also now lets you create virtual networks, between virtual machines.
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"A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens."
The Adam Smith Institute have a 'tax freedom day' every year. This year tax freedom day was May 30th.
"the first day of the calendar year that Britons stop working for the state and start working for themselves. This year, we've worked for a full 5 months this year to pay their taxes, with every penny earned in the UK between January 1 and May 29 taken by the taxman to support government expenditure."
Yes, you can face a fine of £1000. That said, they can't fine everyone.
"Under the 1920 Census Act, citizens can be be cautioned under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and fined £1,000 for failing to answer questions.
However the powers have not been properly enforced previously. In 2001 just 38 people were fined for not filling in their forms."
"I left the public sector I was thinking how lean the private sector would - its not and appears to be no better than the public sector "
That observation doesn't seem to match the facts:
"According to the ONS, public sector productivity fell by 3.4% in the 10 years from 1997 — compared with a rise of 28% in the private sector over the same period."
The Taxpayers' Alliance used public data sources, you're free to check them.
"...according to recent research at the OECD, despite Labour's spending splurge, Britain still has the 8th worst record for preventable deaths among all its members - right down there with Mexico, Poland, and the Czech Republic. And we have the 7th highest potential for efficiency gains in our healthcare system - ie the potential for improving health outcomes without spending any more money. "
That line's been tried before.
"That isn't the case. To the contrary, the public and private sectors have a remarkably similar distribution of earnings apart from the private sector catching up among the very highest ten per cent of earners. In every decile public sector staff earn more except at the very highest where compensation is roughly the same."
Public sector employees are paid more than private sector employees, "In every decile public sector staff earn more except at the very highest where compensation is roughly the same."
From Guido Fawkes:
"Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger got by on a total compensation package of a mere £544000 up from £473,000 last year . A 15% increase as a reward for losing £26.4 million – no belt tightening for him."
Not that The Guardian believes in paying tax itself:
"Tax Justice campaigners had a small demonstration outside the Guardian’s offices today to protest at the hypocrisy of the Guardian campaigning for FTSE 100 companies to pay more corporation tax when, despite GMG making £300 million in profits last year, it paid none itself. GMG took advantage of a perfectly legal loophole to avoid paying taxes on the capital gains made on the sale of Auto Trader. Without exploiting the law they would have had to pay more than £50 million in tax!"
This 'Tories have no policies' line is drivel.
Surely an El Reg reader should be able to find the 'policy' page @ conservatives.com?
or their 'draft manifesto' page?
Oliver Letwin, writing in Standpoint, said:
"One of the things that makes this particular fashionable canard so bizarre is that, for better or worse, the Conservative Party under Mr Cameron has actually chosen to be more open in its policy development and to publish more detailed policy papers than any Opposition in recent times.
An inspection of the Conservative website will reveal a dozen Green Papers, setting out detailed policies on schools, welfare, the Health Service, prisons, the low carbon economy, international development, the voluntary sector, local government, housing and so on. Alongside these Green Papers, of which there are more to come over the next few months, there are major speeches on foreign and security policy from Mr Cameron and William Hague, and a series of important papers on tax, financial regulation and the fiscal framework from George Osborne and the Treasury team, as well as a large assembly of more minor policy pronouncements by other members of the Shadow Cabinet.
In short, it is absolutely impossible to substantiate the assertion that there is an absence of detailed policy from David Cameron's Conservatives."
@Anonymous Coward 13:28
The NHS was a mistake. The Thatcher/Major and Blair/Brown governments have been trying to create a market within a monopoly supplier, because the nationalisation of the existing charity/insurance/private/ratepayer model destroyed a well functioning mixed market system.
James Bartholowmew's "The Welfare State We're In" gives a good pre/post NHS history of British medical care.
Fraser Nelson points to a 2007 OECD survey that found 57% of Britons thought the NHS needed 'fundemental changes'.
And did the 'we love the NHS' thing really give twitter a problem? Dizzy says it was planned maintenance:
"...I say alleged Twitter crashing, simply because I'm yet to see any evidence other than the British press simply saying it happened. Meanwhile Twitter's own status pages warn of system maintenance and service degradation during the time of the supposed “crash” inspired by an outpuring of love for the NHS."