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Message 101622 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 13:06:23 UTC - in response to Message 101619.  

FacePlant spamming adverts.....
Is it my imagination, or are adverts getting more invasive? One of my BOINC projects puts up a full page advertising splat every time I visit their massage boards, another site puts up video covering part of the content. Both are recent developments, unrelated to the shit-shower that infected all tabloid newspaper sites decades ago.
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Message 101624 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 13:21:16 UTC

Mine too Richard.
More invasive = spamming in my book
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Message 101627 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 14:14:42 UTC
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It's OK with me, since the Interweb is destroying itself, and will soon only consist of pages full of ads, conspiracy theories, and in general people who in past-times would have spent their life in mental health institutions.

Social media is making people dumber and dumber, sitting in their own little bubble, not able to see anything else than what confirms their own twisted view on reality.
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Message 101628 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 14:26:32 UTC - in response to Message 101622.  

FacePlant spamming adverts.....
Is it my imagination, or are adverts getting more invasive? One of my BOINC projects puts up a full page advertising splat every time I visit their massage boards, another site puts up video covering part of the content. Both are recent developments, unrelated to the shit-shower that infected all tabloid newspaper sites decades ago.

You are clearly going to the wrong URL if visiting their massage boards.
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Message 101630 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 14:40:39 UTC - in response to Message 101628.  

You are clearly going to the wrong URL if visiting their massage boards.
LOL. I nearly fell into that one, until I saw what I'd done. But it does massage my ego to be #33 in the world there, until the other SETI orphans catch up.
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Message 101631 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 14:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 101622.  

FacePlant spamming adverts.....
Is it my imagination, or are adverts getting more invasive? One of my BOINC projects puts up a full page advertising splat every time I visit their massage boards, another site puts up video covering part of the content. Both are recent developments, unrelated to the shit-shower that infected all tabloid newspaper sites decades ago.

You mean you haven't installed an ad block browser extension?
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Message 101634 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 21:08:09 UTC

Glory: The instructions I found for turning my Canon 7D into a webcam on my Ubuntu desktop work. Still a faff compared with Windows or Mac but they will work with other makes of DSLR too whereas the system for doing it with Windows/Mac require downloading the right version of the software for the particular camera.
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Message 101656 - Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 0:08:32 UTC

Glory. My uBTC bought beginning of this year is now worth about $2,500.-
I'm just waiting for it to grow even further.
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Message 101668 - Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 13:19:44 UTC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55016142
Given the inordinate profits that YouTube are making just now this must be seen as a totally cynical act of money grabbing.
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Message 101675 - Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 2:56:52 UTC
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Glory and hallelujah.
Just delivered Isa to the hospital. The baby is on its way. We'll have a new world citizen today, people. Let's celebrate!
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Message 101677 - Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 8:54:47 UTC - in response to Message 101675.  

The baby arrived 06:19am local time. She's perfect.
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Message 101678 - Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 9:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 101677.  

The baby arrived 06:19am local time. She's perfect.


Setting a precedent getting you up early!
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Message 101680 - Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 9:47:45 UTC - in response to Message 101678.  
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The past days I was up at 6am already anyway. I've known I was the designated driver since the day she told me she was pregnant. So no shock there. So this morning when she called at 02:48 I was out of bed and into my car and at her house within 12 minutes. No problems. :)
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Message 101742 - Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 13:30:52 UTC - in response to Message 101680.  

The past days I was up at 6am already anyway. I've known I was the designated driver since the day she told me she was pregnant. So no shock there. So this morning when she called at 02:48 I was out of bed and into my car and at her house within 12 minutes. No problems. :)

Congratulations, and then of course some questions, that I politely will refrain from asking :-)
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Message 101743 - Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 13:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 101742.  

No, Avi is not mine. The rest is complicated.
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Message 101885 - Posted: 2 Dec 2020, 10:50:11 UTC

"Oh to be in England, now that vaccinations are near."

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved for use next week in UK
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Message 101886 - Posted: 2 Dec 2020, 12:13:45 UTC

Initially there will only be enough to jab a few hundred thousand people. But it's a start.
I dare say it will be early next year before we enough for a larger proportion of the population
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Message 101887 - Posted: 2 Dec 2020, 12:16:21 UTC - in response to Message 101885.  

This is the one that needs to be stored at -70C so it could be a game changer for hospitals but certainly I don't think I will be getting it till after one of the others is rolled out.
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Message 101890 - Posted: 2 Dec 2020, 12:46:12 UTC - in response to Message 101887.  

The first challenge will be getting it across the channel from Belgium, during Brexit - while keeping the temperature low enough during delays.
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