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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catgate wrote:
So who are these people who are feeding the advertisers?


Perhaps the same people who feed the 911ers. Though you'd think they would have run out of money by now. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catgate wrote:
So who are these people who are feeding the advertisers?

Linux geeks like us and other tech-savvy folks are in a minority. The vast majority just happily click and swipe away. I have just been trying to convince a relatively bright and mathematically-minded friend that user passwords are not sufficient to protect a server from attack. Not much success, he wants the easy answer to be true. I meet a good few who are positively delighted to see targeted ads they can relate to rather than random ads they aren't interested in. Then there are the dumb "Ooh, good, it's in the box at the top, that must mean it's recommended" who presumably have a steady disposable income stream because they genuinely cannot distinguish between "pay-for" and "better". Really, I don't like answering this question, it takes one to such unedifying places.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always the old P T Barnum quote " a sucker is born every minute" true a hundred years ago and still true though the frequency seems to have lessened every 30 seconds Shocked

Enjoy the Choice Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I am proud to be a Yorkshireman.
They say that a Yorkshireman is like a Scotsman with his generosity removed.
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