Don't ya'll think this data mining bit has done got outta hand?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by william tele, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    23,018
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Montana
    I have never applied the Stockholm Syndrome to this, but I think you are right. My SILs are both gadget fanatics and both have little practical experience outside of electronics and little concern about the future.
     
    william tele and telemnemonics like this.
  2. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    23,018
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Montana
    Another thought here is that with all of the data mining, isn't it too much data to really do anything but computer reactions? Meaning humans are not sifting through this stuff, it is just computer algorithms collecting and diverting information. Just throwing that thought out there.
     
    william tele and Muff like this.
  3. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    27
    Posts:
    1,332
    Joined:
    May 1, 2017
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I understand that this sort of thing is from the cookies being enabled on your browser, which can be disabled without any drawback. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

     
    william tele and telemnemonics like this.
  4. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    18,996
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    It's funny that you chose the most banal and harmless example of online marketing to say that data mining has gotten out of hand.

    How about artificial intelligence hiring, or firing, you?

    Life insurance raising your premiums because you buy Arby's with your credit card?

    How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

    And perhaps most dystopian would be the personally-curated "fake news" targeted towards what you will be inclined to believe without questioning on Facebook.
     
  5. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    18,862
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    I clear the cookies at the end of the day, but as soon as I go to any websites, more cookies get installed.
    AFAIK the sites need to install one of their cookies in our computer in order to interact with the computer.
    Might not be the same but kinda like we need the printer driver installed in our computer for the printer to interact with our computer.
    A cookie is probably smaller, but along the same lines.
    We might still be able to do stuff on a site without the sites cookies, but it would limit what we could do.
    And if we clear that cookie, it will come right back when we try to do stuff without it.

    I reckon there are workarounds, but the basic principle remains, like breathing underwater.

    That is my current understanding but I'm open to enlightenment!
     
    william tele and Sconnie like this.
  6. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    18,862
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Yeah well see Forbes won't let me see that data until I let them see my data.
    Their site has adblock block.
    Oldest trick in the book.
    You show me yours and then I'll show you mine.
     
    william tele likes this.
  7. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    18,862
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Link to Forbes article:

    Speaking of "fake news" some years back Forbes ran a front page story with the cover headline reading:

    "Global Warming? Forbes sees hype, not heat"

    Seems it's turning out that they were promoting fake news/ propaganda, in keeping with their corporate political agenda.

    Course, global warming is still denied along with the moon landing, the holocaust, and democracy in the US.
     
    Boomhauer, Obsessed and william tele like this.
  8. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    108
    Posts:
    1,732
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    Why do I keep getting Asian dating sites?
     
    william tele and Guitarteach like this.
  9. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    10,053
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Nah, not mining. I have been IP-tracing through your ISP. Dude, you really need to delete your browser history. :lol::lol::lol:

    I mentioned that once in a speech I did locally - and a bunch of people came to me afterwards with deer-in-the-headlights looks and asked "did you really see my browser history?" I guess I needed a sarcasm sign above my head when I delivered that.
     
  10. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    10,053
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    You are holding your phone while you watch TV; the mic picks up the audio, so it knows what you are watching. It senses blood pressure changes when certain demographics of a population are shown, and it sends that data back to the account your phone is attached to for mining.

    Or I could just be making this up. :lol::lol::lol:
     
    telemnemonics likes this.
  11. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    18,862
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Modern nativity scene:
    Three sheeple carry their computers to our sad savior asking to be forgiven for their mis-searches.
     
    william tele likes this.
  12. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    10,053
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    You can use incognito mode on your browser - that will degrade functionality just a little bit, but it will help. It's more like taking the post-it pad away from someone who uses sticky notes to remember tasks - they can still do them, but...
     
    william tele and telemnemonics like this.
  13. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    108
    Posts:
    1,732
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    I keep my phone in my lap, maybe it senses the change in elevation....
     
  14. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    10,053
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Yeah - listening to the TV and making decisions based on verbal utterances is more along the lines of what Alexa and those in-home self-installed data miners are for.
     
    telemnemonics and william tele like this.
  15. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    9,901
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Greater Boston
    Look up yourself on Spokeo or Been Verified lately?
     
  16. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,771
    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Location:
    Behind my beard.
    Maybe she was searching for those things 'for a friend'...

    ...just like a 'friend' who searches for Donkey / Midget p*rn...
     
    Toto'sDad likes this.
  17. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    19,175
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO

    Wow! Stockholm Syndrome! That's heavy...and not entirely metaphorical. While greed has been in the driver's seat for quite some time it seems more obvious these days. People are just so eager to accept whatever is offered to them without so much as a moment of consideration about who REALLY is the beneficiary of a product or proposition.

    Soylent Green. Sounds like a great idea!
     
    Obsessed, Toto'sDad and telemnemonics like this.
  18. Muff

    Muff TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    75
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Location:
    R Can Saw
    Ole linux get everyone "KNOWED UP"
    Muff,,,,tell`em how they stole ideas,,,, same token with facebook feller,,,,

    wanta use nothing but linux<-----end of story ya`ll talk about android ,,,, wow let me get you knowed UP,,,,

    how about a tune to lesson the pressure,,,,

     
  19. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    42,465
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Porn is a 5 billion dollar a year industry. Would you deny midgets and donkeys their fair share?
     
    telemnemonics and william tele like this.
  20. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    42,465
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    You know I'm kinda starting to worry about you Bill. First you know the monkey question? Now you think making potted meat sandwiches out of what would probably be mostly old people might be a good idea? I'm thinking you might need a large helping of asparagus to settle you down a tad.
     
    telemnemonics and william tele like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.