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Sunday, 17 July, 2011

What Do You Love?
(with comments)

Enter something you love, and Google will give you lots of stuff: What do you love?

whatdoyoulove


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  1. By wormpicker. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @10:10am:
  2. By Don Coyote. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @10:53am:
    I entered "pina coladas and long walks on the beach" and got way more info than I'll ever need. I think I had one sip of a pina colada once and that was enough. I know it's kind of retro but lately I've been drinking quite a few Tequila Sunrises. I usually have one before bed, though, so it's more a Tequila Sunset.
  3. By Thrash Cardiom. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @11:29am:
    I entered "black pudding" as it has been much on mind recently. Nice to see I appear in the list of blog entries about black pudding.
  4. By Thrash Cardiom. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @11:52am:
    What a great search. I have just purchased The Stornoway Black Pudding Bible from the Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/
  5. By Andie. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @01:41pm:
    I've tried it twice and it froze my browser both times. Maybe later.
  6. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @02:17pm:
    Hmm...

    No luck. Just like all of the applications that ask me "Sex" and I reply, OK.
  7. By AZJohnB. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @02:28pm:
    Cheese got me pages and pages of stuff about cheese.
  8. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @02:34pm:
    Wait, "Sex" got me Kittens. Lots of kittens... I though it was supposed to be sheep...
  9. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @02:37pm:
    Oh, Oh...

    Just read the Source of that web page:

    <!--
    Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove
    Activity name of this tag: Google Search - What Do You Love - Home
    URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://www.wdyl.com/
    This tag must be placed between the <body> and </body> tags, as close as possible to the opening tag.
    Creation Date: 06/24/2011
    -->

    Apparently the sole purpose of the site is to Fish for information about the surfer...
  10. By J-Walk. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @02:54pm:
    The purpose is to deliver advertising that's more relevant to you. If you haven't done so, you can opt out:

    http://www.google.com/ads/preferences

    Or, just use an Ad Blocker.
  11. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @06:21pm:
    DoubleClick is one of a hundred or more sleeze bag companies that troll the internet gathering as much data on us as they can secretly and then compile it and sell it to other companies for their nefarious commercial ventures.

    I support a campaign to thorough disrupt their trolling and pollute their data so badly that it would be unusable.

    Any ideas? Maybe we could start a campaign to swap email addresses and IPs?
  12. By J-Walk. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @06:39pm:
    I support a campaign to thorough disrupt their trolling and pollute their data so badly that it would be unusable.

    You can start by avoiding Google, since they own Double Click. You'll probably want to avoid all sites that use Google Ad Sense ads (such as this one).

    I'd also be interested in those nefarious commercial ventures you refer to. Spammers? I could be wrong, but I don't think Double Click sells information to spammers. Even if they did, 95% of my email spam is blocked. And I'm not so stupid to respond to one that isn't blocked.

    I hate ads as much as you do (probably more). That's why I block them. But I can't think of a single instance in which internet ads have had a negative influence on my life. Maybe they're building dossiers on all of us, and have something big planned in the future?
  13. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @06:49pm:
    The Internet and this spying is much like cigarette smoking and alcohol which became 'legal' without people voting on it...

    It is somewhat illegal now for someone to enter my computer and save files to disk...unless you are a corporation and the browser software made it happen, or Adobe, etc.

    I have retired as a database developer but am currently concerned about all of the data that any current database application can harvest from our drives, and not just dbs but browsers...anything employing java...spreadsheets... etc

    I'm seriously considering one of the folder encryption programs and I may take a shot at fake cookie making but, hey, they encrypt their data...

    Maybe just generate a bunch of junk cookies and hope...well, when Hypercard was coming of Age I wrote a stack to dial the telephone. I dialed my new telephone answering service with the requisite string for account...yaha...knocked out their mini-frame for 30 minutes. And that's the truth...
  14. By J-Walk. Comment posted 17-Jul-2011 @07:03pm:

    It is somewhat illegal now for someone to enter my computer and save files to disk...unless you are a corporation and the browser software made it happen, or Adobe, etc.

    Or, unless you're a J-Walk Blog reader. Hate to break it to you, but this blog uses cookies.

    You can, of course, block cookies. But that just means that Web sites won't remember anything about you -- which is often very inconvenient. Or, use Chrome's incognito mode.
  15. By Pender. Comment posted 18-Jul-2011 @05:54pm:
  16. By Jack Rodgers. Comment posted 01-Aug-2011 @06:53am:
    Cookies... an amateurish attempt by web designers...

    I've recently discovered a GET() in Filemaker that allows the developer to capture the entire documents folders pathnames and put them into a variable, global or field. This was added two years ago or so and I hadn't paid too much attention to it.

    Now, what could I do if you log into my Solution and I gather up your entire documents folder's path names...? Oh, I could secretely capture the pathnames and secretely email them to...

    Now any beginner has full access this...

    Well, OK, this could have been done years ago using Plugins or Java or AppleScript, etc...

    And who knows what websites can do now? I haven't written one in years but I bet that a web site developer can do things you don't want happening...

    At least web design is a bit more difficult.
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