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    Default What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Of late, I get lots for 'Lincoln Plasma Arc Cutters' and 'Immarsat Fleet Broadband Solutions'.

    Not very many for 'Meet sexy and available Asian women'. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    This one yesterday:

    Hobie Mirage Eclipse 12 Stand Up Paddleboard SUP


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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Two of my five computer devices don't show ads including this one.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    None. Block popups, and turn off Flash and JavaScript. It's free, and it works

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    I get ads from whatever company I recently purchased something from... and/or whatever websites I might have previously visited, even briefly.

    The simple truth is that the Great Advertising Database In The Sky knows EVERYTHING about us... we are tracked to an extraordinary degree.
    "Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it."
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    the ads don't bother me much; they're innocuous and at the bottom of the page
    i would like to go back to displaying 50 or 100 threads per page. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    I haven't googled welding machines nor marine broadband internet receivers in forever. Actually I've never googled marine broadband internet receivers. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    I was getting Title boxing equipment and tool ads for quite a while, but in the last few days it has switched to ethically sourced engagement rings, mostly sapphire and white gold. Apparently there aren't too many folk with my last name in Fredericton, so the algorithm is making a few hopeful leaps.
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I haven't googled welding machines nor marine broadband internet receivers in forever. Actually I've never googled marine broadband internet receivers. . .
    Yeah, but you undoubtedly visited sites about tools and boats.... that's close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I was getting Title boxing equipment and tool ads for quite a while, but in the last few days it has switched to ethically sourced engagement rings, mostly sapphire and white gold. Apparently there aren't too many folk with my last name in Fredericton, so the algorithm is making a few hopeful leaps.
    lol
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I don't 'see' them at all, really, but now that you mention it, right now there is an ad for HP ink refills.
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    This one yesterday:

    Hobie Mirage Eclipse 12 Stand Up Paddleboard SUP

    Tell me more about the brakes...
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    my wife bought some personal clothing items online... using my account... now you can guess what I see everywhere.
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Anderson windows, bondage rope, marine insurance, swingers cruises, cigars, tractor parts.
    Even a fish wouldn’t get in trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

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    If I turn off my ad blocker I get a banner for the Sea Eagle 285 frameless pontoon boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Of late, I get lots for 'Lincoln Plasma Arc Cutters' and 'Immarsat Fleet Broadband Solutions'.

    Not very many for 'Meet sexy and available Asian women'. . .
    None for me. But those algorithms are amazing. They've certainly got YOU pegged as a bloke who might get some use out of a plasma cutter, but wouldn't know what to do with a sexy and available women <G>
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    None.

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    None.
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the ads don't bother me much; they're innocuous and at the bottom of the page
    i would like to go back to displaying 50 or 100 threads per page. . .
    And 50 posts/page. It's maddening.

    If there are more pages, there are more ads, sooooo . . .
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    One.

    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    This time I got one for MIT Technology Review. I go visit that page from time to time. I often get ones for Hobie and also for Digikey.
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Have hardly noticed them and have looked closely at none of them.
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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    But I just looked now out of curiosity and it's showing ads for products I looked on line for a couple hours ago, ie, an electric air pump
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Tell me more about the brakes...
    I was curious about those too. When I saw the add, I clicked on it to the Hobie site.

    They are used to steer (right to turn right) Left to left.

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    Best health plans 2017

    Bicycle ads

    tractor parts

    Classic Car Insurance

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    Paddle boards, when I turn off the ad blocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Have hardly noticed them and have looked closely at none of them.
    Ditto, but seeing you ask, castors and car workshop oil dispensers.
    Nothing relevant there.

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    some site promising to reveal the truth about something. I cannot take the truth.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    some site promising to reveal the truth about something. I cannot take the truth.
    Well your in the right country! It seems to be in short supply lately.

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    Eye glasses and stuff from a company called Nu male?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    I don't 'see' them at all, really, but now that you mention it, right now there is an ad for HP ink refills.
    Your printer must be running low

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    Nae a one of 'em, but like Paul, the halved number of posts per page is beginnin' ta make me unhappy, to say it politely.

    I read the Forum in Firefox with AdBlock activated but naught else than Malwarebytes, Microsoft Offender and Stupid Spyware Blaster.

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    Default Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    None. Firefox Browser, DuckDuckgo search, Ad Block Plus and Ghostery tracker blocker.
    Still load 50 messages per page. (isn't that a function of the "User Control Panel" under settings?)
    All you really need is "Self-Destructing Cookies" to remove and block the LSOs; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_shared_object.


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    Bottom using the IPad - B&H video camera bag, drone car cameras and camera mounts.
    It is a teaser and it did get me to look.
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    None with the ad blocker. Using my iPhone mostly or iPad sometimes. I too preferred the old format with more threads to the page.
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