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Old 12-26-20, 08:53 AM
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Hmmm...weird...

Hmmm...weird...I’m going through my BF saved 5hreads while watching TV...a commercial comes on for a rust coating commercial, and it flashed up onto my iPad!
It flashed up just as I hitting “return”...then disappeared...Hmmmm...weird...
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Old 12-26-20, 09:34 AM
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Old 12-26-20, 09:52 AM
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I hate to sound like a conspiracy nut, but this seems to happen a lot to me. Who knows what we agreed to when we got in bed with Siri, Alexa and Cortana? One of my sons wrapped his present to me yesterday in aluminum foil. I was going to save it to polish rust off of chrome, but I may make hats instead.
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Old 12-26-20, 10:53 AM
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It’s true- it’s all true...

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Old 12-26-20, 10:57 AM
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I hate to sound like a conspiracy nut, but this seems to happen a lot to me. Who knows what we agreed to when we got in bed with Siri, Alexa and Cortana? One of my sons wrapped his present to me yesterday in aluminum foil. I was going to save it to polish rust off of chrome, but I may make hats instead.
Good idea. You know that foam they make bicycle helmets out of isn't going to protect you much.
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One of our IT guys at the office is convinced that the smart home devices - like Amazon Echo - actually listen in on speech and then push ads at us. And this guy doesn't seem like a paranoid nutjob.
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We've all agreed to EULAs that give away rights to information. We constantly interact with these devices, making choices and inputting data. There are six microphones within twenty feet of where I'm sitting, four of those have gps technology and cameras. Even knowing all that, I'll send this text out into the wild for little good reason, revealing a little bit more about myself. People used to nervously joke the CIA or FBI had a file on them. Now anybody with a few bucks can buy virtually everything any of us has put online.

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Old 12-26-20, 12:08 PM
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A while back a couple friends were chatting about a former teammate of theirs. They had their smart phones with them. The next day he sent them both Facebook friend requests. Seems that both of their names popped up on a "People you may know" list.

Coincidence?
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Old 12-26-20, 12:17 PM
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I've had ads seemingly related to conversations pop up both at home and in the office (back when I was in the office). In neither place is any 'listening technology' enabled. To my knowledge.

So it has to be coincidence. The alternative would be a bit disconcerting.
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Old 12-27-20, 09:23 AM
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this is no big secret, they all do this.

What freaked me out is when my work computer started auto finishing search terms from stuff I only look at on my home computer. Log into amazon or a gmail account and even that stuff synchronizes across machines.
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Old 12-27-20, 11:17 AM
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I was watching a Dateline episode about a kidnapping and murder, while my phone was on and lying by my side. I the started getting ads for duct tape, rope, and shovels. Weird.
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Right foot down most often though I ride with half-clips and platforms so I use either foot sometimes.
  • I mount the bike from the left side and it seems more natural to plant my right foot and then position my left on the pedal
  • If I "cowboy mount" it's my left foot starting the stroke
  • I coast left-forward so it's more natural to start pedaling on the left.
Road slope is meaningless to me but if it was a concern, I think I'd rather put the down-side foot down. Less chance of accidentally leaning the bike the wrong way that way.
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Old 12-27-20, 01:17 PM
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Hmmmm...just got weirderer...
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if the ads actually benefited to my needs & wants, itd be much less annoying.

Who really wants a ********** from wish? A very low priced 36H rear carbon wheel would be better fitting.
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Old 12-27-20, 04:42 PM
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I have talked with a couple of people that worked for either MS or Google. You better believe they track everything they get their hands on. It is no joke, and it is very real. They know more about you than you know about yourself. They are always listening, always tracking, always optimizing. No conspiracy theories here because it is happening in real time.
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They know more about you than you know about yourself.
I wish they could tell me where I put my Blendr light mount.
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I wish they could tell me where I put my Blendr light mount.
You have to pull the phone out of your pocket so the camera works. They don't have magic. (That's probably 5 years away.)

Edit: Or get the new GPS enabled Blendr
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
Right foot down most often though I ride with half-clips and platforms so I use either foot sometimes.
  • I mount the bike from the left side and it seems more natural to plant my right foot and then position my left on the pedal
  • If I "cowboy mount" it's my left foot starting the stroke
  • I coast left-forward so it's more natural to start pedaling on the left.
Road slope is meaningless to me but if it was a concern, I think I'd rather put the down-side foot down. Less chance of accidentally leaning the bike the wrong way that way.
Thanks for sharing. My name is Ed, and I'm a recovering...
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Somewhere a thread is missin’ a reply...
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
I was watching a Dateline episode about a kidnapping and murder, while my phone was on and lying by my side. I the started getting ads for duct tape, rope, and shovels. Weird.
I don't get ads for that stuff because I buy it in bulk. I mean, ah... *nervous laughter* uh... never mind.
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One of these, no idea where that came from. Sorry.
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