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mdin
03-25-2005, 10:21 AM
I find it kind of disturbing that the robots can look down on the thread from above and send advertising directly to us based loosely on whatever we're discussing at the moment. It's very 1984.

But it also gave me an idea for a game! First person posts a lot of crap about a particular subject and gets the ads to change. Next person comes in and sees if they can get the ads to change to their subject.

I don't know if this is going to work or not, but I'm going to sit here and play it with myself. Subject number 1: Angelina Jolie.

I love Angelina Jolie. She is awesome. Angelina, Angelina, Angelina! I love her lips. I loved Ms. Jolie in Tomb Raider, Alexander, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I haven't seen Taking Lives yet, but since ANGELINA JOLIE is in it, I want to see it.

Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie!

mdin
03-25-2005, 10:23 AM
Damn.... I think it looks at the first few sentences. I guess I'll have to talk about Angelina Jolie some more. She truly is a very good actress. Plus, she's been nominated for a gazillion academy awards and golden globes. There was a time when Angelina Jolie was in every single movie coming out for weeks at a time it seemed, but that's okay.

mdin
03-25-2005, 10:26 AM
:Smack:

Grrrrrrrr. I think it's trying to tell me something.

Speaking of Angelina Jolie, I saw a preview for the new movie with Brad Pitt called Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This is the movie that got Jennifer Aniston supposedly all in a snit because they (Brad and Angelina) became good friends during the filming.

mdin
03-25-2005, 10:28 AM
Maybe they have no ads associated with her?

Anyway, here's a preview to the movie http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/mrandmrssmith/

Looks awesome.

Maybe I'll try to get the ads to talk about movies, films, dvds, etc.

This is harder than I thought it would be. :Soapbox:

mdin
03-25-2005, 10:30 AM
:hooray:

I edited the subject, and it changed. That's the secret I guess.


So, what's your favorite movie?

mdin
03-25-2005, 10:32 AM
Well, I refreshed and there were ads about Brad & Jennifer, two about Angelina Jolie, and one about Angelina Ballerina. Then I went back and they were about freelance writing again. Maybe it rotates between the subject at hand and the focus of the board. Hmmmmm.

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 11:03 AM
Okay, let's see if it works.

Its no secret that my favorite band is Rammstein. I can hardly wait until I can afford to buy their new CD, Reise, Reise. I got to see their concert on DVD, Live aus Berlin, and it rocked!

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 11:04 AM
ROFLMMFAO!

Apparently, Google ads thinks I need a life, because as soon as I posted that, it had the banner display work.com! :ROFL:

mdin
03-25-2005, 11:14 AM
It was still doing Jolie ads when I pulled it up.

I'm not a big Rammstein fan, but many of my friends are. I used to have Mutter, but I don't know what I did with it. Right at this moment I'm listening to Dream Theater's Live Scenes CD.

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 11:16 AM
It was still doing Jolie ads when I pulled it up.

I'm not a big Rammstein fan, but many of my friends are. I used to have Mutter, but I don't know what I did with it. Right at this moment I'm listening to Dream Theater's Live Scenes CD.

Creepy! You think maybe the ads are custom to the person on the computer?

I mean, you see ads with Anjeina Jolie's name, I keep seeing ads about jobs! :Wha:

mdin
03-25-2005, 11:20 AM
I still see the ads about the jobs, too. But I'm seeing those on other threads as well. This time it was 99 sexiest women, click here to find out about Brad and Angelina, The Academy Awards, and Ambassador Jolie. The time before it was a full banner for that job site.

I wonder if Angelina Jolie listens to Metal?

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 11:22 AM
Maybe she does!

Galoot
03-25-2005, 12:57 PM
Its no secret that my favorite band is Rammstein. I can hardly wait until I can afford to buy their new CD, Reise, Reise. I got to see their concert on DVD, Live aus Berlin, and it rocked!

Betcha we should stop using that actress' name and start using "Rammstein" more often if we want to change the ad content up there. I'll bet a link to Rammstein.com (http://www.rammstein.com/) will add some algorithmic weight and maybe change the ads to something more in common with German Heavy Metal bands.

I wish I could afford concert DVDs. That'd be on my list.

I haven't bought Rammstein's Reise, Reise yet, but it's on my to-get list, especially after downlo^H^H^H^H^H^H acquiring all the various versions of Rammstein's Amerika.

Oh, and I have to ask: Ministry? NIN? Skinny Puppy? One Zombie or another? Or is Rammstein just an anomalous blip in the radar?

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 01:10 PM
Betcha we should stop using that actress' name and start using "Rammstein" more often if we want to change the ad content up there. I'll bet a link to Rammstein.com (http://www.rammstein.com/) will add some algorithmic weight and maybe change the ads to something more in common with German Heavy Metal bands.

I wish I could afford concert DVDs. That'd be on my list.

I haven't bought Rammstein's Reise, Reise yet, but it's on my to-get list, especially after downlo^H^H^H^H^H^H acquiring all the various versions of Rammstein's Amerika.

Oh, and I have to ask: Ministry? NIN? Skinny Puppy? One Zombie or another? Or is Rammstein just an anomalous blip in the radar?

Ugh! You need to try Herzeleid.com. (http://herzeleid.com/)

Much more interesting website!

I actually cheated, and got my hands on some of Reise Reise (a friend of mine has the CD, darn him!), and what I've heard so far is very impressive. I think I've practically memorized Ohne Dich, and I don't speak German.

I had, at one time, over 6,000 MP3s. Most came from a friend who has a very impressive CD collection that he ripped and archived, which had alot of Skinny Puppy, Legendary Pink Dots, NIN, Inccubus Succubus, Miranda Sex Garden....

Um...There was -ALOT- of stuff there, and from a variety of different genres. If I needed a tune for a mood, I had no further to look, than my hard drive. Then there was all the stuff that Sam and I had collected over the years, like Velvet Underground, Doors, Led Zepplin, etc.

And the Blues, and the classic rock, and the .......

And then.....there was all the stuff a Russian friend (and the Finnish friend, and several Dutch friends, Canadian friends, Australian friends.....) DCC'd me over the years. Much of it in languages other than english.

*ahem* Come to think of it...I think there were a couple "Zombie" titles and artists in there somewhere.



You were asking about what music I like? :ROFL:

mdin
03-25-2005, 01:17 PM
I saw Rammstein's Amerika video just the other day on Headbanger's Ball on MTV2. It's a pretty good video. :banana: <--- this banana dances almost completely in sync to it.

Here's a link to the video http://www.popzoot.tv/streamframe.php3?id=1012

Most Rammstein fans I know aren't the NIN, Skinny Puppy type. They're more the Disturbed / Slipknot type fans.

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 01:22 PM
I have to agree about the "stereotypical" Rammstein fan. But I'm not stereotyipcal anything.

In fact, I'm downright weird.

I like me weird.

I embrace my weirdness.

Galoot
03-25-2005, 01:30 PM
Disturbed works for me. I don't much like Slipknot, though. Hell, I didn't even know how to categorize my musical tastes (well, the :Headbang: stuff) until someone said they were into EBM and I said "whassat?" Now I belong! :D

(Y'think the under-30s are all shaking their heads at us?)

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 01:49 PM
Disturbed works for me. I don't much like Slipknot, though. Hell, I didn't even know how to categorize my musical tastes (well, the :Headbang: stuff) until someone said they were into EBM and I said "whassat?" Now I belong! :D

(Y'think the under-30s are all shaking their heads at us?)

Um...... EBM?

As for the "under" 30s...I'm certain of it. Just like we shook our heads at our parents when we were under 30 :wag:

Galoot
03-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Um...... EBM?EBM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_body_music). Hey, don't look at me that way. I didn't pick the name.

(Darned ads aren't changing. I give up.)

Fractured_Chaos
03-25-2005, 02:16 PM
Ah-HAH! See, now I listen to it...I never knew it was called that, though.

And I think I have some Throbbing Gristle around here, somewhere.


*looks*

Oops! Nope! We tossed it out when we threw out the rest of the science projects in the fridge.

Moondancer
03-25-2005, 04:12 PM
Actually you got one hit for Angelina Jolie. There's one ad up there that has a heading for 99 sexiest women. I'm sure she'll be one of them.

Moondancer
03-25-2005, 04:13 PM
but now it's changed, lol.

Fractured_Chaos
03-26-2005, 01:08 AM
Yeah, it did. A little.

I'm still laughing at when Google told me to get a job, though!:ROFL:

DaveKuzminski
03-26-2005, 03:11 AM
Hmmm, let's talk about Florida Fried Parrot. It's not just for gators anymore! ;)

Rob-rite
03-26-2005, 04:40 AM
Spooky huh? I wasn't aware this happened. At this moment (for me) it's got two for Angelina Jolie and two for Angelina Balerina!

Poppy
03-26-2005, 07:58 AM
Just wondering what it will do, if anything, when I type my name in the title line of this post...

Poppy
03-26-2005, 08:00 AM
Didn't really change anything, I see ads associated with freelance writing. Imagine that? hahaha I wonder if it just goes by the subject line of the first post, the overall content of the thread or what?