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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4325 on: March 31, 2015, 05:50:37 AM »
Contextual advertising win? Or fail?
 (see attachment in previous post)

How many people would look up such a term?  There must also be a Latin term for the fear of hit counter remaining at zero in perpetuity.

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4326 on: March 31, 2015, 06:38:47 AM »
Contextual advertising win? Or fail?

Where did that image come from?

Was it "natural", or was it photo-manipped on there?

How many people would look up such a term?  There must also be a Latin term for the fear of hit counter remaining at zero in perpetuity.

That's why I was asking about photo-manips. Only "the curious" would normally look up that term. But it's a square graphic, which could have just been pasted on there quite easily. At least some care was taken to keep (most?) of the sentences intact.

A few companies are learning that "clever" ads like that could score well in the "viral culture". But a lot of times, especially in technology, ad placement algorithms scan for keywords and smash an ad onto the article. Hilarity ensues. Slashdot has experienced bunches of this because their content is fairly focused on the same twelve-ish categories of news. I tend not to see the ads because of adblocks, but usually when it happens someone posts a tinypic or something where a story is something like "Users concerned about security of the cloud in wake of Amazon cloud outage", and then the ad alg smashes "Amazon cloud services!!" onto it.



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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4327 on: March 31, 2015, 07:49:25 AM »
A few companies are learning that "clever" ads like that could score well in the "viral culture". But a lot of times, especially in technology, ad placement algorithms scan for keywords and smash an ad onto the article. Hilarity ensues. Slashdot has experienced bunches of this because their content is fairly focused on the same twelve-ish categories of news. I tend not to see the ads because of adblocks, but usually when it happens someone posts a tinypic or something where a story is something like "Users concerned about security of the cloud in wake of Amazon cloud outage", and then the ad alg smashes "Amazon cloud services!!" onto it.





I can see it.  Kind of like The Tonight Show standard bit where people supposedly send in newspaper clippings of ads with funny typos.  The thing with tracking I really find annoying is it seems as soon as I buy something online I get an email that I could have purchased the same item at 75% of the cost.  Like, now you tell me!  :)

Edit:  What I need is a predictive heuristic.  Like, I get an email "we know you are going to buy a 256 GB Lexar USB 3.0 for $150.  Stop!  We'll give it to you for $100 shipping included!"  :)

Sort of like a reverse auction.


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4328 on: March 31, 2015, 08:18:29 AM »
I can see it.  Kind of like The Tonight Show standard bit where people supposedly send in newspaper clippings of ads with funny typos.  The thing with tracking I really find annoying is it seems as soon as I buy something online I get an email that I could have purchased the same item at 75% of the cost.  Like, now you tell me!  :)

Edit:  What I need is a predictive heuristic.  Like, I get an email "we know you are going to buy a 256 GB Lexar USB 3.0 for $150.  Stop!  We'll give it to you for $100 shipping included!"  :)

Sort of like a reverse auction.
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What you can do is buy it, with a big show of having your laptop with you, vanish "to a restaurant", then come back like 1 hour later saying "hey, it's not broken but my laptop doesn't have the driver for it and I can't get the cd to work, and no I don't want to spend three hours with your tech guy."


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4329 on: March 31, 2015, 02:16:09 PM »
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Here's how to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

Tech tools for ultimate April Fools' pranks.jpgsilly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]

Tech tools for ultimate April Fools' pranks

Should I say "Mouser, beware!" or "Beware of Mouser!"?  And how about the pranks computers will be playing on us? People says they are dumb machines, but we know better on April 1st.

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4330 on: March 31, 2015, 02:30:52 PM »

I'll raise it to new meta heights when an April Fools joke from 2013 ... becomes the actual marketing for Windows 10 ... and revisit the article on April Fools 2015! (Just after that new build which I bet you they rushed by a couple days to avoid the newbie marketing blunder!)

http://www.infoworld...s-to-windows-10.html

"Deeming Windows 9 'too good to release,' Microsoft execs shelve follow-up to Windows 8 and proceed to Windows 10"


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4331 on: March 31, 2015, 02:37:42 PM »
For Apri Fool's Day, don't forget my fun prank app, Dr. Windows:

http://www.donationc...DrWindows/index.html

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4332 on: March 31, 2015, 06:09:26 PM »
For Apri Fool's Day, don't forget my fun prank app, Dr. Windows:

But your best was the flash game.  ;D

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4333 on: March 31, 2015, 06:33:20 PM »
Yeah but I was always afraid people were going to get angry at me for that one!

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4334 on: March 31, 2015, 09:54:32 PM »
This is hilarious! Buddy just rants (NSFW) about a road full of potholes.



#WhoWillBuildTheRoads? :)

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4335 on: April 01, 2015, 12:09:24 AM »
Irish men are smarter than Polish men.

A Polish guy and Murphy go into a pastry shop.

The Polish guy immediately whisks three cookies into his pocket with lightning speed. The baker doesn't even notice

The Polish guy then says to Murphy, "You see how clever we are? You Paddies can never beat that!"

Murphy says to the Polish guy, "Watch dis, any Paddy is smarter din you, and I'll prove it to ya."

Murphy says to the baker, "Gimme a cookie, I'll show ya a magic trick!"

The baker is interested and gives him the cookie, which Murphy promptly eats.

Then Murphy says to the baker, "Gimme anudder cookie for me magic trick."

The baker is getting suspicious, but he gives it to him. Murphy eats this one too.

Then Murphy says again, "Gimme one more cookie..."

By now, the baker is becoming annoyed, but gives him one anyway as he wants to see the magic trick.
Murphy eats this one too.

Now the baker is really mad, and he yells, "OK ... so where is your famous magic trick?"

Murphy says ...." Now look in the Polish guy's pocket!"
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4336 on: April 01, 2015, 01:20:30 AM »
Funny joke. But how come the Irish guy has a name but the Polish guy doesn't?


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4337 on: April 01, 2015, 01:32:51 AM »
Funny joke. But how come the Irish guy has a name but the Polish guy doesn't?

Assuming you're not "playing Straight Man" to the joke, the "hero" of the joke always gets a name, and the mark target is always a nameless mook.

It's a cousin effect to that stuff we were saying over on the TV thread. It makes for some of the lowest forms of humor, and they thought puns were bad!
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4338 on: April 01, 2015, 02:46:25 AM »
 :o
Funny joke. But how come the Irish guy has a name but the Polish guy doesn't?
Yeah, I noticed that. It's the sort of thing that has been puzzling philosophers for centuries.


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4339 on: April 01, 2015, 07:49:37 AM »
:o
Funny joke. But how come the Irish guy has a name but the Polish guy doesn't?
Yeah, I noticed that. It's the sort of thing that has been puzzling philosophers for centuries.



I'm pretty sure it was Polish Philosophers.  But I don't recall any of their names.  :)

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4340 on: April 01, 2015, 09:16:46 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was Polish Philosophers.  But I don't recall any of their names.  :)

O'lympiodorus?


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4341 on: April 01, 2015, 09:25:51 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was Polish Philosophers.  But I don't recall any of their names.  :)

O'lympiodorus?



Wasn't her brother Governor of Massachusetts?  :)
He ran for President some time back.  Some say he tanked the election though.  :)


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4342 on: April 01, 2015, 10:59:19 AM »

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4343 on: April 01, 2015, 12:55:11 PM »


This video is funnier if you watch it full screen so you can read the DOS prompt commands on the phone. :D


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4344 on: April 01, 2015, 05:20:21 PM »
But I wonder if you can install the thing and if really does emulate MS-DOS?

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4346 on: April 01, 2015, 05:40:26 PM »
If I could run the collider from a smart phone maybe I'd buy one.  :)

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4347 on: April 01, 2015, 08:24:28 PM »
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Guy Creates Fake Self-Help Books and Leaves Them at a Local Bookstore

My favorite title is "The Meglomaniac's Guide to Mind-Control". When I have finished reading it, I will try it out here.

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4348 on: April 01, 2015, 08:52:07 PM »
It worked! :Thmbsup:


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4349 on: April 02, 2015, 12:14:53 AM »
Customer goes berserk for Chicken McNuggets(TM) at McDonalds drive-thru (NSFW for language):



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