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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Just imagine what ads Rainbow must be getting. I take it you don't use an ad blocker?
     
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  3. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    He'd break the targeting program. Serve it right, too!
    Naw - it's all part of the experience.
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I have a friend who had a baby and I emailed her and the word "baby" was mentioned. At that time I didn't have my ad blocker turn on for some site and I got an ad for baby diapers.

    For all those who are excessively worried about how much info is being collected on them...I wouldn't be to concerned if this is how ineffectively they use it.

    I've looked at things that I was considering buying, and I get ads for that product later. When I buy the item, I still get ads for that same item.

    For the most part though, I get no ads due to ad blocker and another program on top of that that I have to "control" Facebook.
     
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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    If anybody's interested in me, they're welcome to learn that I look up statistics on all kinds of weird shit, consult a lot of maps, play only five solitaire games, do a jigsaw puzzle every day and check out the astronomy picture most days, check word meanings and translations, never buy plus-sized dresses, overdesigned furniture, marked-down shoes, electronics, phone apps, chain-link fences, snowblowers or dates with foreign women.
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    If we were interested, we're not now...(joke)

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  9. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    See - it works!
     
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  10. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    with Grammarly? no. they send updates, but I would love to see their database.

    doesn't that depend on where you are? I don't mind ads on, say, Science Magazine, but the ads elsewhere are annoying

    they tend to target irrational things for me, especially considering my family diversity and the fact that I do a lot of research for local non-profits, so I can be researching diapers one minute and national crime stat's the next, with a few visits to Spurious Correlations (link) in between. Google is so confused over what it thinks I need to see. I get everything from gun ads to baby stuff to women's wear. LMFAO


    LOL
    we're not too different then. except I don't play solitaire. actually, I don't play any computer games at all anymore, not since I crashed my WIN 3.11 desktop with Warlords II on it. I have two games I play on the PS, but none on the computer.
    I do, on occasion, purchase women's dresses (and other stuff) in various sizes (lots of women in my family, and two transgenders - MtoF), and I only once bought shoes because my jungle boots were on sale on an internet site that allowed me to purchase two sets (including shipping) for less than the local vendors sold them for.


    LMFAO
     
  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Sure they're annoying. Especially the ones that were mindless to begin with and keep repeating forever. But even the annoyance - at the content as well as the presentation - is a kind of window into the public psyche.
    Except... I can't guarantee the safety of the Trivago guy is he showed his face around here.
     
  12. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    true that. I actually like to watch television commercials.
    I just really dislike internet ads. and I think farcebook killed it for me, tbh.

    EDIT:
    keeping it in line with the thread - have you seen Japanese TV commercial ads?
    I love trying to guess what they're actually selling! LOL
    I do know ads can be a window into the culture of an area - on TV at least, especially local stations.
    EnD EDIT

    LMFAO
     
  13. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    People in or from the ratcatching caste in India, when directly asked and pressured a bit and given anonymity , universally claim that rats are very good eating.
     
  14. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    So - not Hindus, then. Why would they need anonymity? Lots of people eat rodents. The only question regarding their fitness for human consumption would be: what do the rats have to eat? I've known pork to be utterly spoilt by feeding fish bi-products to the pigs. You have to be mindful of the environment when you hunt fellow omnivores.
     
  15. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    they are if prepared correctly, they're quite delicious.

    true that.
    Squirrel is quite popular in a lot of places
    Preach it, Brother Jeeves !

    enjoy some commercials:
     
  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Prepare them like prepare crows in Australia

    Put them in saucepan full of water with a same size quartz rock

    Add season to your like

    Bring water to the boil

    When rock soft

    Crow/rat OK to eat

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  17. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Caste distinctions. The ones who "escaped" wanted to stay escaped, the ones in caste did not want to attract any avoidable contempt.
    The Swede recipe for delicious carp is more elaborate. My version takes fifteen minutes to describe, 24 hours to follow.
     
  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I'm guessing the rock will take longer than 24 hours to soften

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  19. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I can see that. I can't laugh at it.
     
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  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Why don't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy.
     
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