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Zed Head

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For quite a while I was getting an ear wax ad on this site, and I searched the internet and found that it shows up around the web.  There are theories that it is done purposely by Google to get people to "personalize" their ad content.  I don't know but if anyone knows how to stop them I'm all ears (clean ones).  Anyway, here's the latest that pops up.  Can't understand how Google even lets it through.

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https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
 

There is an installation section that will take you to the installers for your browser. Seriously install it, it makes web browsing faster because it’s killing off sub-processes that websites are kicking off. Smaller digital footprint, and no ads. 

have you considered a bidet? I got 3 of them, very eco-friendly. Just wished it had a pre-heater mode for those cold winter nights. 

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TMI man, TMI.

I don't mind ads that are relevant.  This new thing is more of a curiosity to me about how the internet works.  Can't think of a possible reason to show really gross and nasty things on a web page, as ads.  If I had a web site I would make every effort to keep the nasty stuff away.  If I was Google I would do the same.

The trend is heading toward actual photos of people's assholes.  I'm trying to stop things before they get that far.

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Ad networks are pretty complex, I'll try to find some technical articles that explain how they work.

IIRC there is a broker network that is selling the space on the web-page, then there are companies that are figuring out what ads space to buy based on your data that they have collected and profiled. I think there might be a amount of configuration that the website admin can tell the exchange to have, such as no adult content... but in the end they need/want ad-revenue.

Ads can get super nasty based on the websites that you visit, the things you have searched for, or any other digital crumbs that can be picked up on. But also can be based on what other people on your network are doing, remember your IP is visible and shared for all users on the home wifi. Ad networks can probably tell which users belong to which site-request from the same IP with relative ease.

There are even ad-tracking hidden within emails, there is a invisible 1pixle image sent with some emails and when the mail application opens the email, it fetches the image from the server. This request can be tied back to who opened what email and when they opened it.

Have you found ads that are relevant? It looks like on my personal browser I'm blocking  ~13% of traffic, on the DNS (Network) level filter this is blocking ~30% of outbound traffic.

 

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I was pretty well convinced long ago that the ads on CZCC are mostly determined by what other people on CZCC are looking at, not what I was viewing.  There was a period of time where certain types of ads were very prevalent along with activity on certain sub-forums on the site.

What's interesting here is why nasty ear wax ads keep showing up.  So, who out there is viewing nasty ear wax porn?!!  Please stop.  And stop searching the bidet sites too.  Thank you.

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42 minutes ago, heyitsrama said:

Have you found ads that are relevant?

Occasionally a relevant ad will show up.  I saw one for a distributor drive gear on a different web site that was interesting.  But here on CZCC they are usually oddball ads.  I don't need weight loss help (no offense intended to those that do).

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6 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I have. Mecury has a V12 600 horse now, $77,000. The only moving part is the lower end, the power head is stationary. Truly revolutionary.

That is pretty cool.  Makes me want a boat.

Uhmmmm.  What else you been looking at?

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Yep, signed in.  I think IP address location probably plays a a part, like heyitsrama said.  What's funny though is that the "web" thinks that I am located many many miles from where I actually am.

The internet is both highly sophisticated and primitive at the same time.  

I am starting to wonder if AI isn't involved somehow also.  There must be AI experiments going on out there somewhere.  The AI bots think that I am an old guy with dirty ears who can't reach his own butt and needs Viagra.  Someday surely, but still far away.

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25 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

The AI bots think that I am an old guy with dirty ears who can't reach his own butt

All I'm saying is when I step through mud I don't clean my boots with a towel.

IP addresses can change day to day because they are (usually) dynamically assigned by your ISP. (unless you pay $$ for static IPs), but yeah mine shows 10 miles off from where I am.

Zed do you have any browser extensions installed? I don't see that many ads when i turned off my blockers, @siteunseen might be onto something with adware. https://www.malwarebytes.com/adware/

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websites that are usually browsed by men tend to have “male enhancement” ads, I get them and I’m not 30 yet, I also get hair loss supplement ads but I have all my hair...

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No offense hey, but I think you're looking at trees but I'm talking about the forest.  A typical "session" might be me browsing around to news sites and this forum and others, checking email, etc.  So, say I get on to CZCC and I see an ad with a big gob of nasty brown ear wax.  I hit the little "x" up in the corner and it goes away, and a little menu pops up that says "why this ad/send feedback".  I ignore it.  Browse around some more and the same nasty ear wax ad pops up.  Over and over, like the "wipe your butt" ad.

So, forest-wise, what would be the point of inflicting nasty repulsive ear wax ads on a user of a web site?  Most web sites try to get us to do more stuff, not try to get us to go away.

That is my current sociology study.  Just trying to understand.  It makes no sense.

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I get at least one phone call a day about my car warranty. I have never had a new enough car with a warranty. There needs to be an update to Murphy's Law. If the infonet can do it they'll do it over and over until we die then our loved ones will be harrassed and so on. Too many bad actors, lazy folks are here and they aren't leaving.

Oh yeah edit: now they are teaching online coding so every freak can learn how to scam. 

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I don't get any ads because I use AdBlocker, so I think it's funny that in this thread, and only this thread, I'm seeing ads because you guys are posting pictures of them. Imagine how happy these companies would be to know you guys are unintentionally advertising for them!

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