Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Dover KUMB fan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:16 am

stuboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 am
Feeling old.

As of this morning I'm a Great Uncle.

Great ****ing Uncle.
Try Great Great uncle (I'm 48) :shock:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:07 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:29 pm
Modern cars actually worry me slightly. It's like driving around inside a massive, linked up, computer system.

All a bit Big Brother.
They MUST already have Alexa or similar in some cars..listening, to.. every.. word....

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by EastBrisHammer » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:31 pm

I'm convinced mobile phones listen to us as well. There have been a few times when I have been chatting to someone in a pub and when I go on the internet on my phone the adverts displayed are in reference to the conversation I have just had!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 pm

OFT wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:57 am
WHAT!!

*googles*

Well FMOB so it is :shock:
I know!
No wonder it used to feel like it came around quicker, sometimes.
IT DOES!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:58 pm

EastBrisHammer wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:31 pm
I'm convinced mobile phones listen to us as well. There have been a few times when I have been chatting to someone in a pub and when I go on the internet on my phone the adverts displayed are in reference to the conversation I have just had!
No, that absolutely does happen, I believe. We had this kind of conversation on here a while ago & it really does seem to occur.
It's like having a f*cking stalker..

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by bigcarpchaser » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:22 pm

My eldest lad reckons this as well, he’s convinced that things he talks about get advertised to him on Facebook.
I’ve turned off the analytics stuff on my phone and done seem to be affected, or maybe I am and haven’t noticed but I’ve not been pestered by any adverts for blonde Swedish lesbians today so I guess I’m under the radar!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:42 pm

My missus works in a college and, without fail, all of the students in there have some kind of plaster or piece of sticky tape over the camera that is above the screen on their laptops.

Students! I cried, The stupid snowflakes!

Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps they're right to be so paranoid.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by S-H » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:47 pm

Yeah, but it's nice to know that at least someone is listening.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammer1972 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:53 pm

I remember seeing a report on this recently:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49585682

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by LincolnshireHammer » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:10 pm

If you've got social media, then every time you open your smartphone your digital footprint is being marked by FB & Twitter.

It's no coincidence that what you search for on Amazon suddenly appears in your news feed hours later, or why adverts for clothes you've looked for online appear in the top bar on KUMB. How do you think Facebook makes its money from a free-to-use service - targetted ads. Everyone willingly writes their privacy away as soon as they click "accept" on their Ts&Cs.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by stuboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:30 pm

Dover KUMB fan wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:16 am
Try Great Great uncle (I'm 48)
:shock:

Thanks Dover, thats cheered me up. :lol:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm

The state of this site when it gets busy.

Deary me. I'd like to know who's providing the servers so I know who to avoid if ever I'm in the market for such a thing.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:48 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:42 pm
My missus works in a college and, without fail, all of the students in there have some kind of plaster or piece of sticky tape over the camera that is above the screen on their laptops.

Students! I cried, The stupid snowflakes!

Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps they're right to be so paranoid.
It's what top tech guys always advise..
Someone might be watching us while we're 'fiddling'..

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:11 am

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm
The state of this site when it gets busy.

Deary me. I'd like to know who's providing the servers so I know who to avoid if ever I'm in the market for such a thing.
Match days are a write off. On the upside, you don't have to read the drivel from some of the melts in the GD. :wink:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:48 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:42 pm
My missus works in a college and, without fail, all of the students in there have some kind of plaster or piece of sticky tape over the camera that is above the screen on their laptops.

Students! I cried, The stupid snowflakes!

Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps they're right to be so paranoid.
I set up a pi-hole last year, amazing software. Scary to see how much is blocked (21.9% of DNS queries have been blocked over 6 months as they are deemed to be ad/tracking/spam)

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by ageing hammer » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:56 pm

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm
The state of this site when it gets busy.

Deary me. I'd like to know who's providing the servers so I know who to avoid if ever I'm in the market for such a thing.
Strange thing is that it was never like that until the new format

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:47 pm

Many (not all, I must say) Sheffield United fans spent the entire week taking the piss out of us because we are all 'still obsessed about the Tevez affair', while they, 'are over it'.
Judging by 99% of their forum comments after their win last night & today, this would appear to be, not entirely the truth.
Anyone ever wondered what cognitive dissonance actually meant?

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by jastons » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:55 pm

Vegans.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:58 pm

jastons wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Vegans.
From Sheffield.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chigwells finest » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:44 pm

I believe I witnessed something singing dressed as a horse on ITV for 10 seconds tonight , what has TV become ?

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