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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    I have 3 programs always running that block ads, popups, known malicious sites, urls that redirect you and so on.
    Cookies are deleted upon leaving a site. I have history turned off.
    I have a big ugly guy staring at my monitor.
    I never see ads. Ever.
    Not in here........not even way over there----------------------------->

    I quit television because of ads.
    If it comes to where I can't avoid ads on the internet I will quit that too.
    This is just a fun way to pass the time and chat a bit.
    I will probably not die if I drop it.
    I don't mind ads so much (they keep things "free" and I can choose to just ignore them), but I don't like the cross machine tracking. To me, this is the equivalent of someone coming up to me in the grocery section at Walmart and trying to get me to buy tomatoes because they noticed I was looking at them when I was at Kroger...think of how freaky that would be...I don't even like tomatoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewski View Post
    I don't mind ads so much (they keep things "free" and I can choose to just ignore them),
    I would like to disagree with you on that keeping in mind it is just my opinion, nothing more.
    I said I quit tv because of the ads. I was paying an obscene amount for 500 channels, maybe 5 of which I watched
    and over 30% of that viewing time was commercials.
    The cable company makes a lot of money just for the subscriptions to their services.
    I don't know who gets the money collected from commercials but I imagine is not insignificant.
    So they charge a lot for a subscription and someone makes much more from commercials and I get to watch over 20 minutes
    of commercials every hour. No thank you. I don't need people trying to sell me crap I don't want especially on my dime.
    Companies pay them to play their commercials. I pay them to watch those commercials. How dumb do they think I am? (don't answer)

    As for the internet. I have no idea but I imagine having website(s) is very profitable when you can get companies to
    pay you to allow them to plaster their ads all over MY monitor.
    So once again stop coming in to my home and try to sell me crap I don't want.
    I payed for a Supporting Membership. Why do I get ads? I gave them money to help them run the place.
    Sounds familiar............sort of like tv.
    I payed them to help keep things going and I paid them to see their ads. MMMMMMnnnnnnnnnnno.

    I pay Netflix and Hulu Plus for a subscription for their services.
    They both do not place ads in what watch.
    Those companies together charge about 20% of what I was paying for cable tv.
    I can watch exactly what I want when I want and it is commercial free.
    I pay them to watch movies and programs, not to watch commercials.
    1.5 seconds after they begin inserting ads in to their programming I will cancel.

    Fortunately I have programs that keep my monitor completely free of "people selling crap".
    I really really hate advertisements. They are intrusive. They are insulting and obnoxious.
    ...............and I was paying to watch them. Once again, MMMMMmmmmnnnnnnno.

    Like I said, this is all just my opinion and my preferences on the subject.
    Your mileage may vary.
    Mine never will................

    Have a good day, may the Force be with you and watch out for yellow snow....
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    Nope , internet is not safe . Just ask Hillary .... !
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    I logged into my computer and it had ads for things you looked up at work. Then your boss called me and told me to stop fooling around on the computer at work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wittmeba View Post
    There is no privacy on the internet. Don't believe it? Google yourself and be prepared.
    Strangely, I did that (using just my name city and state) because I was concerned there might be some false info out there that I should correct. I got almost nothing actually about me. There was a lot about other people with my same name, good and bad. There was the usual sites that said that for a fee they could release what they had, but they didn't even have enough to convince me what they had was the same ------- -----------. There's more than one person with my same name in my city. One of the paid sites gave me his address for free, they didn't even have me listed as an option to buy info about. Not that there's anything out there about me that many people would care about knowing anyway, even on the consumer end, as I can't afford to buy a bunch of stuff whether I wanted it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELW00D View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Strangely, I did that (using just my name city and state) because I was concerned there might be some false info out there that I should correct. I got almost nothing actually about me.

    Same here. Actually I can't even find me. Nothing.
    Holy crap. Does that mean I don't exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    Same here. Actually I can't even find me. Nothing.
    Holy crap. Does that mean I don't exist?
    No...just means you're boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewski View Post
    No...just means you're boring.
    I am too I guess
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