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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 14:55 
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Just back from lunch and one of the topics of discussion was my friend's Greek girlfriend who has gone back over there for a holiday. Cue a few minutes of discussion about Greece. He pops to the gents so I check my Twitter feed and the very first ad is for Visit Greece'. More than a little disconcerting.

It's a coincidence. https://www.wired.com/story/facebooks-l ... icrophone/


On Monday I watched "only connect" where one of the connections (and spoilers if you haven't seen the show and you don't want the answer to one of the 2nd round questions ruined)

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Was to do with a Two Ronnies Sketch, I had a conversation about it with my son, because he wasn't really aware of it, but Today on my main Youtube page, I spot the thumbnail for this video:



Is that a coincidence, or did google pickup on the content of that episode, see there was an uptick in people searching for that video, conclude that I might also be the sort of person who would like to watch that video and then show me the thumbnail?

Pretty much every other video on that main page is my usual stuff (maths, science, politics, tech stuff, news etc), just that one link.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Just back from lunch and one of the topics of discussion was my friend's Greek girlfriend who has gone back over there for a holiday. Cue a few minutes of discussion about Greece. He pops to the gents so I check my Twitter feed and the very first ad is for Visit Greece'. More than a little disconcerting.

It's a coincidence. https://www.wired.com/story/facebooks-l ... icrophone/


On Monday I watched "only connect" where one of the connections (and spoilers if you haven't seen the show and you don't want the answer to one of the 2nd round questions ruined)

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Was to do with a Two Ronnies Sketch, I had a conversation about it with my son, because he wasn't really aware of it, but Today on my main Youtube page, I spot the thumbnail for this video:



Is that a coincidence, or did google pickup on the content of that episode, see there was an uptick in people searching for that video, conclude that I might also be the sort of person who would like to watch that video and then show me the thumbnail?

Pretty much every other video on that main page is my usual stuff (maths, science, politics, tech stuff, news etc), just that one link.



Oh the video in my spoiler is the exact one the question is about.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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To my shame I didn't get that question.
I did get a 5-pointer on round one however, which I'm quite proud of:

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The Thing question. I know my Nordic assemblies!


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To my shame I didn't get that question.
I did get a 5-pointer on round one however, which I'm quite proud of:

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The Thing question. I know my Nordic assemblies!


I got a 5 pointer too

The Jerkometer one

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2 years of physics degree knowledge finally used!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Yay! And a far trickier question to score on.

I'd never heard that term before.
Giphy "jerkometer":


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I had no clue on the one you got, thought it was going to be to do with oldest surviving examples of stuff

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I got the Jerkometer for 4 points :(

I did smash a 25 in University Challenge, though.

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Any way, exciting as talking about questions on Only Connect is.

Which one of these happened?

1 Google is listening to me and targeting videos I might like based on what it's heard

2 Google is aware, on some level, that people like me like Only Connect, and that people my age might remember comedy from the 70s/80s and that a reference to said comedy might make people curious to watch a video about that reference (trying to keep this spoiler free) and decided to put the link on my home page because of that

3 It's a massive coincidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Just read that post out loud and wait for Google to give you the answer.

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I watched only connect and don't have the link presented to me...


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Perhaps your son searched for the clip and, as you have other clips in common, Google matched your IP and served it up to you too?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Malc wrote:
Any way, exciting as talking about questions on Only Connect is.

Which one of these happened?

1 Google is listening to me and targeting videos I might like based on what it's heard

2 Google is aware, on some level, that people like me like Only Connect, and that people my age might remember comedy from the 70s/80s and that a reference to said comedy might make people curious to watch a video about that reference (trying to keep this spoiler free) and decided to put the link on my home page because of that

3 It's a massive coincidence.

4. Watching of the clip spiked after the show, and YouTube present popular spiking content to people's home pages.


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At least it's not 'Baby Shark'.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Yeah, 4 seemed reasonable to me.

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Yeah, 4 seemed reasonable to me.


Or even "lots of people watched only connect then that two Ronnies sketch" so add it to the list of recommendations

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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At least it's not 'Baby Shark'.


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Perhaps your son searched for the clip and, as you have other clips in common, Google matched your IP and served it up to you too?


Good call, it could be that simple.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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4. Watching of the clip spiked after the show, and YouTube present popular spiking content to people's home pages.


Possibly, I mean that's sort of what I was implying, however, it's now Wednesday. Granted that was probably the first time I've been on the youtube front page since Only connect was broadcast.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Parenting milestone passed - watched Bill Bailey's Part Troll with the boys over the last couple of evenings. At one point Sam said he couldn't breathe for 20 seconds. They've never watched stand up comedy of any sort before as, well, generally it's a bit adult. Bill is of course a bloody lovely fellow and mixes awesome comedy with music, so the boys got a lot out of it. They've also now learned why U2 are shit :)

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Parenting milestone passed - watched Bill Bailey's Part Troll with the boys over the last couple of evenings. At one point Sam said he couldn't breathe for 20 seconds. They've never watched stand up comedy of any sort before as, well, generally it's a bit adult. Bill is of course a bloody lovely fellow and mixes awesome comedy with music, so the boys got a lot out of it. They've also now learned why U2 are shit :)


Good work. how old are the kids? Is BB good for a 7 year old, do you think?


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They’re ten and almost twelve. I wouldn’t have done it any younger as there were a few swearies and a couple of more adult jokes - you’d also have to explain acid and marajuana to a seven year old... ours are aware of the concept of illegal drugs and Mr Baileys bit on acid at Glastonbury did wonders for putting them off it :)

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They’re ten and almost twelve. I wouldn’t have done it any younger as there were a few swearies and a couple of more adult jokes - you’d also have to explain acid and marajuana to a seven year old... ours are aware of the concept of illegal drugs and Mr Baileys bit on acid at Glastonbury did wonders for putting them off it :)


So given that I know your families, that last sentence took me a while to make sense of.

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So given that I know your families, that last sentence took me a while to make sense of.

Ahahah! God yes, can you imagine my father in law on acid?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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3 minute warning: it’s the Simpsons/Futurama crossover on channel 4 at 6pm!

I’ve never seen it.


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3 minute warning: it’s the Simpsons/Futurama crossover on channel 4 at 6pm!

I’ve never seen it.


It wasn’t very good. What did I expect, tch.

I did chuckle thrice though but I cringed about double that. The outro was amoosin.


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Tweet/ I'm sitting in a retail car park near the Macron Stadium after attending my second printer jam call of the day. AND I'm on call until 21 hundred hours o'clock. On a Sunday.

It's not cricket.

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I put marmite on my crumpets today, it was pretty good actually.


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I put marmite on my crumpets today, it was pretty good actually.

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Tweet/ I'm sitting in a retail car park near the Macron Stadium after attending my second printer jam call of the day. AND I'm on call until 21 hundred hours o'clock. On a Sunday.

It's not cricket.

Fucking paper jams.


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That's ace!

Looks pretty tidy to me!


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Tweet/ I'm sitting in a retail car park near the Macron Stadium after attending my second printer jam call of the day. AND I'm on call until 21 hundred hours o'clock. On a Sunday.

It's not cricket.

Fucking paper jams.


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You guys should stop using fucking paper and use printer paper instead.

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You guys should stop using fucking paper and use printer paper instead.

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Having my traditional Friday pint and 'Parklife' came on the jukebox. About half the pub's customers sang the chorus. A good way to brighten up a cold November day.


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'Cigarettes and alcohol' likewise.
N=20, but pleasing nonetheless. And it's happy hour.


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Having my traditional Friday pint and 'Parklife' came on the jukebox. About half the pub's customers sang the chorus. A good way to brighten up a cold November day.


At 1615? What witchcraft is this?


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Dedication.

I need me some of that.

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I bet ITV are kicking themselves after the £600K they spent on Noel.

I really enjoyed him as well.


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I bet ITV are kicking themselves after the £600K they spent on Noel.

I really enjoyed him as well.

His house party was rubbish.

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I bet ITV are kicking themselves after the £600K they spent on Noel.

I really enjoyed him as well.


I don't give two tuppeny turds. I'm A Celeb and other so-called 'reality TV' is just a tool of illuminati to divert the proles from rebelling against the shit imposed upon them, e.g. Brexit.

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HELLO, WARHEAD. YOU REMEMBER US, WE'RE THE NICE WEB FORUM YOU COME TO.
STILL TELLING THOSE STORIES, I SEE! I GUESS TV WASNT ENTERTAINING IN THE OLDEN DAYS?

OR SOMETHING. YOU NUTTER ;)

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I GUESS TV WASNT ENTERTAINING IN THE OLDEN DAYS?


It was far better.
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Hello from Poland!

I've not got my normal laptop and I can't be bothered to set up LastPass, so out with an old sock puppet.


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Hello from Poland!

I've not got my normal laptop and I can't be bothered to set up LastPass, so out with an old sock puppet.


Branching out from the building work in France?

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Hello from Poland!

I've not got my normal laptop and I can't be bothered to set up LastPass, so out with an old sock puppet.

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