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    Website Not Secure is the message I get when I login. i've mentioned this before and I wonder if its true. Is there a way to test? Sometimes I get the feeling advertisers are watching what we post about, looking for key words. Is it a coincidence when I start seeing advertisements for things mentioned? If we all commented on refrigerators, would we start seeing ads for one?


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    What, in this thread?
    So I would mention refrigerators too?
    Do you see ads when you are logged out ?
    Say fridges again?


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    When I logged out I got "Great Courses Theory of Everything"

    Nothing about fridges...yet.
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    Nothing about refrigerators here but I haven't checked all my devices. I'll keep writing refrigerator and see what happens
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    They are funny things fridges.I bought a blog k of cheddar and have looked 3 times for it in the fridge.
    It is almost empty but still I can't see it in that refrigerator.
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    On another website I am getting an ad for something I searched on ebay this morning (unless it was last night)

    Ebay searches may produce ads quite readily I would guess.

    Maybe search for this thread when Google has cached it in an hour or so.

    Just select a bit of the thread containing fridge ,surround it in quotes and search.It should come up and then we will see if Google was paying attention.
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    www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-samsung&source=android-browser&q=still+I+can%27t+see+it+in+that+refrigera tor.

    Here is my effort and Google doesn't have it cached yet

    You have to add quotes at the google page to pinpoint the selection ....
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    Even more puzzling.....why is there a 'd' in fridge and not refrigerator? Had to work that in just so I could type refrigerator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Even more puzzling.....why is there a 'd' in fridge and not refrigerator? Had to work that in just so I could type refrigerator.
    I will guess that "refrigerator" is the original spelling and "fridge" is the bastardised version that was adopted later.

    ....well "frige" might not work as well as "refridgerator" would (you would have to pronounce it with a long "i". I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Even more puzzling.....why is there a 'd' in fridge and not refrigerator? Had to work that in just so I could type refrigerator.
    How a come someone from the Philippines is called a Filipino?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bufofrog View Post
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    Even more puzzling.....why is there a 'd' in fridge and not refrigerator? Had to work that in just so I could type refrigerator.
    How a come someone from the Philippines is called a Filipino?
    Was occupied by Spain for 300 years and the USA .it looks like

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines

    So th "F" was perhaps Spanish writing and the "Ph " American.

    I met a Thailand woman this summer and asked her who they were colonized by and she said "no one"

    Said there were downsides to that though (economic development slower she thought)
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    Back to fridges/refrigerators I found my cheese at the 4th time of searching.
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    The website has a prefix http: rather than https:. which means the data being transmitted is not encoded. That is why there is the warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    The website has a prefix http: rather than https:. which means the data being transmitted is not encoded. That is why there is the warning.
    Thanks mathman. Would that mean my e-mail address is available for someone to send me ads, offer free gifts, free spins and dating services? even refrigerators?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post

    Thanks mathman. Would that mean my e-mail address is available for someone to send me ads, offer free gifts, free spins and dating services? even refrigerators?
    I doubt that.There are areas on this site that are off bounds to Google and other search engines(e.g. Trash).
    So I doubt Google would have access to your email address as the website should not share that with Google.
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    I am getting a fridge advert now under post#2 in this thread

    When I log out of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    I am getting a fridge advert now under post#2 in this thread

    When I log out of course.
    Coincidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
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    I am getting a fridge advert now under post#2 in this thread

    When I log out of course.
    Coincidence?
    Well I did do several searches that included the word "fridges" a good few times (for the purpose of checking whether or not google had cached the page. Perhaps it was the searches that brought up the fridge advert rather than the actual content of this page.

    I am guessing you may not have got that ad if you didn't do the same searches....
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
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    I am getting a fridge advert now under post#2 in this thread

    When I log out of course.
    Coincidence?
    Well I did do several searches that included the word "fridges" a good few times (for the purpose of checking whether or not google had cached the page. Perhaps it was the searches that brought up the fridge advert rather than the actual content of this page.

    I am guessing you may not have got that ad if you didn't do the same searches....
    Nothing here. I did not do same. Does it have an ice cube maker?
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    It's gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
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    The website has a prefix http: rather than https:. which means the data being transmitted is not encoded. That is why there is the warning.
    Thanks mathman. Would that mean my e-mail address is available for someone to send me ads, offer free gifts, free spins and dating services? even refrigerators?
    I suspect it dep.comends on where your e-mail address is posted. My own experience, using @gmail.com, I get ads when my address is made available because I had signed on and it got passed to others. @gmail.com has a spam filter which is quite effective.
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