I am like a lot of people, I really don't like ads. I -hate- those flash annoying ads, animated junks, popup under, whatever... I never click on those.
but... I do admit that google ads have never bothered me.
There are not obtrusive, quick to load, usually straight to the point. I have discovered many interesting websites/products because of those.
I can't believe I am saying that, but I do like google ads, mostly.
For the best performance in Virtualization, buy a Nehalem CPU, a core i7, 4 cores. We are using those at work and the benchmarks are amazing.
If you don't have much money, buy the low end quad core, core i7 920, throw in 8GB of memory and you will have plenty of power and memory to throw in a couple of 1vCPU VMs, the performance is pretty good. If you have money, buy a dual core i7, 8 or 16GB, then you have something that smoke. VMWare esxi is pretty cool. I believe they have in the work a version optimized for Nehalem.
I have seen so much police brutality, lies myself that I don't trust the police anymore and that sucks because not all police officers are corrupted.
So here is my proposal: It should be required by lay that all cops have a camera hooked up to their jacket recording both video of what they are seeing and hearing. The technology has become cheap enough that it would be easily doable, at the end of the day, all recordings to be uploaded to a central server and preserved for a certain amount of time.
No cops testimony should be allowed if they can't be backed up with the recording audio/video. I am sure it would make a lot of cops think twice about what they do... and testify about.