• bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    i see no issue playing 45 years

  • doubting_poster (unregistered)

    So random ads popping up on an article critical of the same thing are now a wtf? I had that happen all the time on Youtube, before I switched to Premium. Context aware targetting can only do so much.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)


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  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered)

    26003484 minutes ago was around July 5, 1970. Either Martin G. submitted this ~6 months ago and it just made it to the front of Mark's queue now, or this is an even weirder bug than the usual Unix epoch bugs.

  • sizer99 (google)

    The Verizon thing is just it working as designed. It looks at the page, sees 'Verizon' and shows you a Verizon ad (assuming you didn't look at baby pics on another site first, then it'll show you diapers). The ad network doesn't care if the page is critical of Verizon or not, it's just sold a 'highly targeted' ad.

    Internet advertising is very broken for the same reason the US healthcare system is very broken - there are two middlemen between the company that wants to show the ad and the user eyeballs, and the people in the middle are highly interested in screwing the company out of as much money as possible without caring whether the ads are effective, or even actually seen.

  • Raj (unregistered) in reply to sizer99

    Internet advertising is becoming just like advertising in traditional media; companies do it not because they want to promote their brand or product, but rather to take a chunk of the advertising space away from the competition. That explains the overall low quality of ads, they're the animated gif equivalent of a filibuster.

  • (nodebb)

    Well, it makes sense that if there are two conflicting properties with the same name, you need to rename one of them.

    But maybe a bit of context would help.

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