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    Facebook has it too. I googled Air Force Marathon, and it popped up in my feed.
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    Sometimes I swear I just think something and it shows up in an ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    They made us read Feed my freshman year at Tech. I hated the book and didn't like the author (who visited campus that fall to discuss it), but it seems like he was closer to the long-term truth that I'd care to admit.
    I don't usually go anywhere near young adult books but I might give that a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I don't usually go anywhere near young adult books but I might give that a try.
    I might re-read it now.
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    Re: The Cell Phone Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Krug#1 View Post
    I've heard in the past that you can be evesdropped on through your smartphone.
    Didn't believe it until...
    This week at work i needed to order two pillowblick bearings. Never looked them up on my phone, never made the order from my phone. Just talked about what I needed to my co-worker. My coworker was actually the one that ordered the parts.
    Today I was reading an article on MSN. In the middle of the article was an add for pillowblocks!!!
    What the hell?!?!?!?!
    Turn your TV to one of the Spanish channels, leave the volume up, and leave your phone next to it overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Turn your TV to one of the Spanish channels, leave the volume up, and leave your phone next to it overnight.

    In the morning all your Facebook ads will be in Spanish.
    no me gusta esa idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    It's not limited to cell phones. I've noticed when watching YouTube videos on my PC, if you go to Google something you're not familiar with that gets mentioned in the video, it's usually at the top of the search suggestions. Seems that Ajax scripting now has the power to 'hear' video, or at least knows the most searched terms based on the video you're watching.
    I was talking with a co-worker a month ago on Skype's instant messenger and she remarked how one of our newer hires looked like Jeffrey Dahmer. Naturally, I immediately went to do a Google image search...all I had to type was "Je" and it was the top suggestion.

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