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by yogi
Yesterday, 15:30
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 37
Views: 174

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
Yesterday, 14:46
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 29

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
Yesterday, 14:32
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 16
Views: 89

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
Yesterday, 14:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 130
Views: 1038

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: 6
Views: 29

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: 37
Views: 174

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: 130
Views: 1038

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: 16
Views: 89

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: 37
Views: 174

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: 56

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: 6
Views: 29

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: 16
Views: 89

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...
by yogi
20 Mar 2019, 14:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 130
Views: 1038

Re: Ski By Fire

When I first started driving in Chicago about the age of 16, there were many different brands of gas stations in the neighborhood. About a dozen years later something happened in Chicago to change all that. I'm not sure what it was other than a political ploy but all the small independents suddenly ...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 16:14
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 29

Another Win For Linux

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/03/googles-new-game-service-is-based-on-linux-open-source-tech As I mentioned elsewhere Google is jumping into the gaming market. They just announced a new streaming service called Stadia. This is all done as open source and is prime material for any Linux OS. Perhap...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:45
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 122
Views: 901

Re: The End is Near

It seems like my wife's mom and her mom were adept at quilting. They didn't make very many but I do recall seeing a work in progress out on an Iowa farm one time. Nothing that I remember was hanging from the ceilings or on the walls. Then again, these were women not familiar with mechanics. They obv...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:39
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 11
Views: 56

Re: What's In An iPhone

I've seen some youngsters playing with what might be called a training tablet. It's designed to look appealing to kids but does some of the things grown up tablets do. A lot of the educational software is gamified to keep the interest of the short attention span users so that in some ways these thin...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:33
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 37
Views: 174

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

When you install a program into Windows it typically will be registered and does poke around to many shared parts of the system. This is normal for Windows. I'm not entirely clear why it's normal, but the architecture has been pretty much the same since DOS days. Now and days you can get many of the...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 130
Views: 1038

Re: Ski By Fire

Now that you mention it, the guy who installed the magnets on our water system did say the idea came from people who use them on fuel lines. All I know is that our water pipes stayed clean so that the quality of the water we were drinking had to be better with magnetized H 2 O. We had to get rid of ...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 14:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 16
Views: 89

Re: Fire and Ice

I worked with graphic designers at the envelope company and had a few friends in the business along the way to Missouri. I never got into the details of what those folks had to do but we did talk about things in general. One of my friends owned his own business about the time that PC's were first ge...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 11:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: baobab trees
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Re: baobab trees

Just ran across another photo of the infamous Baobob tree. This one is said to be 1000 years old.

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