A New Ad

A New Ad

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Just noticed a new ad popping up in the forum. Become a Vampire. I understand the advantage of being a vampire is being almost immortal as long as you don't get too much sun and hang around places with oak stakes (tradition usually says oaken but I don't think that is important) handy. The bloodsuckers in the world's governments certainly seem immortal and only die when there is no more blood to suck or when resort is made to the aforementioned oak stakes. So I think we have all the bloodsuckers we can use, Food stamps are OK.

I have noticed that when I shop around on the net ads for those things seem to follow me around on other sites.. Somebody is watching me. Now I am not making any accusations, but could this ad be the result of one of our members shopping. Just saying.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:42 pm

I did a google search for medicine for toenail fungus. Ads for those type of products are following me around now. Where you searching topics about vampires?
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:54 pm

cokehead wrote:I did a google search for medicine for toenail fungus. Ads for those type of products are following me around now. Where you searching topics about vampires?

That's just it, I am not. Just wondering who is. Gotta be careful these days.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:25 pm

Does anyone have access to your computer?
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:46 pm

My password is 12nnyird so nobody would know it and that's hard to guess.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:13 pm

Damn, I'm going to do a search for large breasted women if it's that simple. I'll take notes & get back to ya. :clap: toothy
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:20 pm

freetown fred wrote:Damn, I'm going to do a search for large breasted women if it's that simple. I'll take notes & get back to ya. :clap: toothy


Yer a sick sick man, Fred!
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:29 pm

cokehead wrote:I did a google search for medicine for toenail fungus.

Vicks.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Franco, it's for a video game called Second Life.

No, I don't play it. It's an MMO. I hate MMO's.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:19 pm

franco b wrote:I have noticed that when I shop around on the net ads for those things seem to follow me around on other sites.. Somebody is watching me.



Google is watching you. Do you happen to see lot of Google ads on other sites about heating? ;)

When you do a search from Google and/or visit another site serving Google ads they can generate a profile from this information. They set a cookie on your computer to identify you. When you load an ad on this site they read the cookie and then serve you ads based your profile they generated. That's not the only way they could do it either, for example they could go by IP but that becomes problematic because different users can be using same IP.

FYI I believe Google has a specific category of ads they don't serve doing this. If you were searching for something "personal" those types of ads would only show up sites with similar content.

If you wanted to take this even a step further let's suppose you have Google account where you have filled in some personal data like your phone number or email address. They could buy data from a data miner like those store clubs where you might list your phone number or email address on the form. From there they can serve you ads based on what you bought for dinner last night. :shock:


Just so it's clear I sharre no data with Google, Google is able to track you becquerel the ads come their server.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:23 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Franco, it's for a video game called Second Life.

No, I don't play it. It's an MMO. I hate MMO's.


Damn, you mean I won't need all the oak stakes I put in all the rooms? Maybe I can burn them and use my onion necklace to fry up some hamburgers.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:42 pm

I did a lot of research about Hitzer and Harman recently and I'm getting ads about them pop up even when searching for other stuff. It happens, nothing to be concerned about. But I do delete cookies and clear my cache several times a week.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:51 pm

Sooo franco b, I guess I should stop whittlin oak stakes & sending them off to ya? Damn, so much for supplementing my meager Soc. Sec.
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:44 pm

Richard S. wrote:When you do a search from Google and/or visit another site serving Google ads they can generate a profile from this information.

I expect the blackmail notes from Google to start coming any day now .... :cry:
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Re: A New Ad

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Richard S. wrote:If you wanted to take this even a step further let's suppose you have Google account where you have filled in some personal data like your phone number or email address.

I generally put down a birth date that would make me about 177 years old, but it doesn't fool them. Judging from the email and snail mail solicitations I have been getting recently for Medicare supplements, the whole commercial world knows my age right to the day. On the plus side, I no longer worry about senility -- anything about myself that I forget, I can just ask Google or Progressive Insurance or FucBook.com. :P
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