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BillyG
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July 13, 2020 - 12:19 pm
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I was trying to locate a video and report I made some time ago, and, finally found the archive directory.  I was browsing through some of the reports and images.   

I had an image of the waveform of a "flying-bow" and a "slurred-bow" crossing between the D and G, (reason is unimportant here) - but - as soon as - and I mean within a couple of SECONDS - I get a You-Tube popup from something Jas'n Kleinberg ( aka FiddleHed ) does - well I am subscribed to his channel - but LOOK at the title of his post.....

Disturbing.

Very disturbing...

LOLOL

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I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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ELCBK
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July 13, 2020 - 1:25 pm
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BillyG - That's very interesting about the waveform! Big Bold Yes SmileyThey ARE watching you!  I hate Google (except I wish I had their stock) & don't give them permission to access ALL my private info.  I'm leary of all social media (except this forum) & I don't stay logged in anywhere.

Oops!  I guess YouTube is social media, but I keep my settings tight there, too (also don't stay logged in).

I'm not paranoid (maybe a little), but once you loose your privacy... that's just me.

 

- Emily

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BillyG
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July 13, 2020 - 1:55 pm
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:) Oh, indeed, absolutely... @ELCBK

Yeah - must admit I do stay auto-logged-in - just makes it easier.   But, I do use my own ad-blocker ( you simply edit the "hosts" file to point unwanted IPs back to "local-loopback" - 127.0.0.1, LOL (or, more strictly for later Win users, 0.0.0.0, but that's tech detail), and there's an IP address black-list out there as a "starter-for-ten" with - oh - thousands of 'em - so I just add to that when something unwanted gets through )

I regularly get these sad little pleading messages to the effect of "It looks like you have an ad-blocker in operation.  To see etc etc etc... please disable xxx" 

Aye, right, OK, sure, I'll do that right now...  NOT

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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