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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10140 on: November 24, 2019, 12:24:38 pm »
Its the same as Christmas sales, firework night, Halloween.....all stretched out for weeks before and after  >:(
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10141 on: November 24, 2019, 01:50:28 pm »
I actually have the opposite problem. There are a couple small companies I wait all year to have their Black Friday sale, and if I don't get bombarded with emails from them, I forget to order what I need.


My life is hectic, I forget stuff a lot.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10142 on: November 24, 2019, 01:54:16 pm »
I just change e-mail addy now and then to get rid of spam and people I don't want e-mailing me...

Works a charm...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10143 on: November 24, 2019, 02:08:54 pm »
Wouldn't it be easier to just tell them that you never want to hear from them again?


Eventually whoever you're trying to avoid is going to find you again.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10144 on: November 24, 2019, 03:36:16 pm »
It takes about half a minute. I used to set-up an auto answering saying I was "away exploring Mars"... I reckon most of 'm gave up after that...

The less time and energy I have to waste, the better. I also find the idea that my not answering them and thus frustrating them endearing.

(I also love looking up people on Facebook and blocking them pre-emptively...)

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10145 on: November 24, 2019, 04:29:29 pm »
I use this ethical search engine. I get f all black Friday promo emails, or any other algorithm based shite, and they invest ethically, and pay their taxes...

https://www.ecosia.org

The only sales promo emails I get are Iron Heart, Rivet and Hide, Hennie Haynes, and Jura Watches. Because I subscribe. Other than that, the Internet can suck it. I don't have one single social media account. I don't even know what FOMO is!

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10146 on: November 24, 2019, 06:33:34 pm »
@Seul


It's like you're my spirit animal.


I used to have an ex girlfriend that would drop me a line about once a week, one day I stopped replying and it literally made her lose her mind.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10147 on: November 25, 2019, 10:53:01 am »
f*cking christmas f*cking decorations going up before December. I want no part of it!
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10148 on: November 25, 2019, 12:24:30 pm »
Good job we left you at home then :D

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10149 on: November 25, 2019, 01:56:46 pm »
 :-[
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10150 on: November 25, 2019, 02:48:26 pm »
Agreed on all this Black Friday and Christmas stuff.  I love Christmas....  But it comes after Thanksgiving. 

And I've gotten to the point where I basically boycott Black Friday.  I don't do any clothes shopping for myself and about the only thing I'll look to see if there is a deal on is random stuff for my bikes (bicycles not motor).

We're borderline getting to the point where holiday sales start in the summer and 'Black Friday Doorbusters' start at like 3PM on Thanksgiving day!

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10151 on: November 25, 2019, 06:37:11 pm »
@Giles subtle and tastefully done too


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10152 on: November 27, 2019, 11:26:27 am »
f*cking christmas f*cking decorations going up before December. I want no part of it!

Just thought of you and how much you love Christmas !

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10153 on: November 27, 2019, 10:01:43 pm »
In reference to Black Friday... Your online data profiles are weaponised against you, and other consumers. Use browsers that don't use data and share it with 3rd parties, regardless of your security and profile settings. The Internet WAS a force for good, but it has been wholesale hijacked

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2018/02/20/how-to-successfully-weaponize-your-data/#34be99e2100f


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10154 on: November 28, 2019, 05:48:01 am »
Well, it's being weaponized, but that article does not say it is against me.  Call me simple, stupid, naive, whatever you want, but I don't particularly mind if data about me is being used to better target information to me.  If I thought I was in the market for a fast Italian sportscar, I'd far rather have ads presented to me from Ferarri, Lamborghini, and Maserati than ads from Hyundai, Vauxhall and Kia......
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