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Question about ads

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by pica, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. pica

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    Last week I was on Sears website looking at ratchets and sockets. Then a couple days later I logged in to TB and sure enough on the left hand side was an ad for Sears showing the exact ratchets I was looking at. No way this was a coincidence. I would like to know how the h**l they did that? Has this happened to anybody else?
  2. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Cookies.
  3. knumbskull

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  4. knumbskull

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    oh and OP, one of our politicians was caught out for the same reason you describe:

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/mar/17/gavin-barwell-date-arab-girls-twitter

    ...though obviously your version is less embarrassing ;)
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  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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  7. i_got_a_mohawk

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  8. Milk

    Milk Supporting Member

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    Yeah ive looked around for basses so much in the past 6 months that anywhere i go on the internet now all the ads are about musical instruments, gear and such.
  9. iamlowsound

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    There are people that don't use adblocker?

    lowsound
  10. pica

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    I don't think they have adblocker for IPad.
  11. i_got_a_mohawk

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  12. Duuuuuuuuuude

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    They're already rolling out technology that does the same thing in the real world. Your cell phone sends GPS info about where you are and then texts you ads
  13. i_got_a_mohawk

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    It'll be more worrying when actual billboards are directed at you.

    "Hey Duuuuuuuuuude, check these local free and single MILFS in your area!"

    :bag:

    :D
  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    I don't mind seeing the ads, plus I find blockers end up giving me issues at some point, same with anti-viruses and firewalls, it is just easier not to go to sketchy websites.

    Not lowsound.
  15. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    What's so "easy" about starving oneself of pr0n? That's like a need, man! Sure, there's a pop-up window flashing at me from the bottom right corner of the screen that says "[get to know ;)] single women in your area" that sends me to ten different pages if I try to close it, but I've just gotten used to it being there.
  16. knumbskull

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    well, exactly!

    [​IMG]
  17. i_got_a_mohawk

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    :D
  18. ZenG

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    Yes ...just this morning......I was reading a local newspaper looking at car ads while eating brekky...

    then I go on TB...and there is an ad for a car dealership not too far from me in the left hand column.....

    but I haven't logged into a car site on the comp for over a year now.......

    strange......:confused:


    I have CC cleaner on my comp........and every day I log out I expunge the comp of cookies , history etc etc etc using this "quick clean" program which takes about 5 seconds...

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