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by yogi
Yesterday, 15:06
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 197

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

Those bookmark icons are called favicons and are indeed stored on the server hosting the website. I made a few for this website, but they don't show up any more. Maybe they got wiped off the server during one of my attempts to upgrade the software here. Once the favicons are read, and they are not a...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Another Win For Linux

It's been a long time since I've rubbed elbows with real life programmers. I spent a lot of time designing and building test equipment for the factory. Most of the equipment in the test rack was from HP and was controlled by a computer. The only language used then was HP BASIC. In the last years of ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 106

Re: Fire and Ice

Obviously people don't play games to be productive. Then, too, I don't use my computers for productive projects very often either. It's all a way to escape reality and in some cases just to pass the time and dissipate feelings of boredom. I miss my chainsaw. I'd use that to hack at a few trees in my...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:28
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 134
Views: 1077

Re: Ski By Fire

It's hard to believe people traveled from state to state on a two lane highway, but that's all Rt 66 was in most places. I seem to recall something like Turners Turnpike, or some such tollway, in Oklahoma. We took that road but I'm not certain it was part of 66. Seems like it should have been. I bel...
by yogi
24 Mar 2019, 19:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Another Win For Linux

I think the reason you don't get along with BASH is because it's not doing the same thing that HTML does. BASH is an instruction set used to run applets that perform functions down at the kernel level of the OS. If there is an output, it can frequently be formatted. None of it is straight forward as...
by yogi
24 Mar 2019, 18:48
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 197

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

Too bad you don't have the link to that alternative search site. I'd be interested in looking it over again. I certainly don't recall now how I came up with it, but I do have a vast collection of bookmarks. Hopefully it's in there somewhere. As you must know there are no such things as folders when ...
by yogi
24 Mar 2019, 18:32
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 134
Views: 1077

Re: Ski By Fire

Not only do I recall tetraethyl but I'm only about two miles away from an honest to goodness ethyl gas pump. It belongs to the restaurant by the same name, Ethyl's not Tetraethyl's, and of course is just for decoration. I'm thinking the restaurant or at least some of the artifacts scattered about we...
by yogi
24 Mar 2019, 18:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 106

Re: Fire and Ice

There is a vague memory in the back of my mind regarding an article or two that I read about Pachinko Parlors. They explained how you buy a bag of balls and go to it at your machine of choice. If you are good and lucky you will bring back more balls than you paid for and that's how you win. I used t...
by yogi
23 Mar 2019, 15:30
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 197

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

Think about something you already know and accept. Think Google. Google has records in its database that go back to the beginning of their presence on the Internet. If you use the right search terms you can come up with any article, picture, sound track, video, and the gods only know what else. Not ...
by yogi
23 Mar 2019, 14:46
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Another Win For Linux

I like the idea of computers dedicated to a single task. I actually do something like that with a combination of browsers and virtual machines. Most of what I do is for fun and not very productive. I got into VM's, for example, just to say I could do it. Then it turns out there are some security ben...
by yogi
23 Mar 2019, 14:32
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 106

Re: Fire and Ice

I never was very involved with games. The Pachinko game that was given to me came as a surprise. I had no idea they existed and didn't really find it all that interesting after the novelty of it wore off. It certainly was an attention grabber and I could see shops set up for playing similar to billi...
by yogi
23 Mar 2019, 14:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 134
Views: 1077

Re: Ski By Fire

So, the thing that makes the brands different is the additives. The gasoline is the same for everybody. Given the way refineries work I guess that makes sense.
by yogi
22 Mar 2019, 16:05
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Another Win For Linux

I stopped using toolbars from third parties somewhere in Internet Explorer 6 days. LOL The problem back then was it is super vulnerable to malware attacks, not to mention the telemetry it employs. Nothing is free, if you recall. The price you pay is to allow yourself to be tracked, categorized, slic...
by yogi
22 Mar 2019, 14:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 197

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

I probably didn't explain it well enough, but I was alluding to the same process that you describe when I fantasized how Farm Town might be played. The playing field is constructed from the client side software you install on your computer. It's built locally and not on any server per se. All the se...
by yogi
22 Mar 2019, 13:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 134
Views: 1077

Re: Ski By Fire

I've run into the same problem you did regarding posting. Sometimes I reset things and don't log in again until I have trouble posting to the board. My solution to that is to change the skin from the default to one of the other choices. That way I can tell if I'm logged in just by looking at the lay...
by yogi
22 Mar 2019, 13:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 106

Re: Fire and Ice

A couple miles from my old house was a Pachinko game distributor. I acquired the game I owned many years before we moved into that house or discovered the Pachinko peddler. My machine was at the end of it's useful life by that time but I never had an inclination to go into the shop to repair or repl...
by yogi
20 Mar 2019, 15:35
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 197

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

The way I understood it back in the days when I had a job is that OEM versions of Windows were special licensing agreements. These systems were not the same as those sold to the general public and could only be purchased in bulk quantities. One OEM license was impossible to get, for example. The ide...
by yogi
20 Mar 2019, 15:13
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 11
Views: 63

Re: What's In An iPhone

I think it was Atari that lead the Pong and Space Invaders games into their place in history. Back in the days before LCD's the cheapest way to come up with a monitor was to use the existing family television screen. It was novel, but then the family couldn't watch I Love Lucy while you were playing...
by yogi
20 Mar 2019, 15:06
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Another Win For Linux

My first outside advertising was a fan page on Facebook which, as you know, still stands today. Most of the earlier days of that fan page were spent trying to get people over to Google+. A few tried it but I got the same feedback you are giving, i.e., it was too difficult to understand how it works....
by yogi
20 Mar 2019, 14:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 106

Re: Fire and Ice

Growing up in Chicago I saw at least half a dozen newspapers printed locally. Then there were the ethnic presses. There were two Polish Language papers that I knew about. I had a paper route for nearly as long as I rode a bicycle on which the pappers could be delivered. As I reached my teens the new...