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They are listening all the time

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I was driving down the interstate when an 18 wheeler was all over the road like crazy. Off the shoulder, swerving in other lanes... this went on for miles before I picked up the phone to call the police and report it. I described the truck as a "white Volvo with a Tyson chicken trailer".

    Tonight in the hotel I'm on my phone and the first ad I see is a lease offer and a picture of a white volvo sedan.............
     
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  2. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

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    Yup We knew this in 1984
     
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  3. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Wait until you turn 60 - all you'll get are life insurance offers, gutter cleaning services, and viagra ads.
     
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  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yeaterday, I got a call that my electricity was gonna be shut off. I called the number and the guy answered properly, but I didn't give my account number or name. I said, you already have that...... you called me. He hung up. I called back and a different guy answered and he asked the same things and I told him the other guy hnug up on me. He asked my name, so I gave him a fake name and he said, I have your phone number, mr jose'. Yep, your electric will be turned off at 10 o'clock due to non-payment. I started to ask him a question and he hung up. I called the police and they said it sounds like a fraudulent caller, due to the fact, my electricity isn't even with the company that called. The cop said, I'll have some fun with this number you just gave me. I said, tell them you're mr jose'.
     
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  5. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    OH cmon. This is flimsy!

    All I know is we listen to our customers!

    https://www.firesprint.com/feedback.html
     
  6. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    They call that confirmation bias - you start looking for signs of something and two of 10,000 random things you experience every day
    will align every once in awhile.... Or could be Big Brother has it out for you...
     
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  7. CMYKENGINEERING

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    It's well known that advertisers use your phone's microphone, even when your phone is locked or otherwise not in use, to send you targeted ads. You can test it for yourself by clearly mentioning something out of your ordinary and looking for the nearly guaranteed ads to pop up...
     
  8. Boudica

    Boudica Active Member

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    Both!
     
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Was I the only person during the whole exposure of the PRISM program that kept screaming, "I thought this was the NSA's job..."
     
  10. Boudica

    Boudica Active Member

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    What, no AARP in Guam?
     
  11. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Well, the other day a client came in with a Sprinter van to talk about a wrap and he owns a Fireplace/woodstove company. The next day, I started getting your banner ads.
     
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  12. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    ""Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you"

    -Kurt Cobain
     
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  13. JetPress

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    A coworker was discussing about lingerie and I started getting random ads on Facebook later that day.
     
  14. I like people who listen.
     
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  15. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Hey GAC05, when you are old enough for Medicare in 5 years you can get the Viagra for free.
     
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