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Here's how you play:
1. On your usual computer, go to:
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences

2. Paste your interests & demographics: (it also helps to do a quick 'replace' to remove the 'Remove'. Oh how meta...)
Arts & Entertainment
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Demographics - Gender - Male

3. Ridicule Google, yourself and others.
For example: Google found my secret... that despite being a bachelor, I like reading articles about parenting...

4. Count the number of nerdy interests you have, post your tally.
GOOGLE NERD SCORE: 7 (I included Dictionaries plus the computers/internet interests.)
 

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I knew I was nerdy, but I didn't quite realize to what extent. :cat:
nerd score: 7-10 depending upon individual interpretation.
 

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Hmm, looks like Google still doesn't know how much of a nerd I am. By this, I suppose I'd be about a 3... we won't mention where I should be.
 

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Interesting list. I'm not sure how nerdy it appears.
 

Cavallier

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Am I the only one that upon seeing my "Google Ads Preferences" panicked that Google knows to much and then started deleting it all?:phear:
 

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Cookies are disabled Your browser's cookies seem to be disabled. Ads Preferences will not work until you enable cookies in your browser.


Ref Faaip De Oiad by TOOL:
I, I don't have a whole lot of, of time. Um, OK, I'm a former employee of Area 51. I, I was let go on a medical discharge about a week ago and, and . . . I, I've kind of been runnin' across the country. Um, um, damn, I don't know where to start. They're, they're gonna, um, they'll triangulate on this position really really soon. OK, um, um, OK, what, what we're thinking of as, as aliens, uh, they're, they're extra-dimensional beings that an earlier precursor of the, um, space program they made contact with. Uh, they, they are not what they claim to be. Uh, they've infiltrated a lot of, uh, about a lot of aspects of, of, of the military establishment, particularly the Area 51. Uh, the, the disasters that are coming, they, the, the military, I'm sorry, the government knows about them. And, and there's a lot of safe areas in this world that they could begin moving the population to now. They are not! They want those major population centers wiped out so that the, the few that are left will be more easily controllable.

Ref "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978 version):
"People are being duplicated. And once it happens to you, you're part of this... thing. It almost happened to me!"
 

Firehazard159

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Am I the only one that upon seeing my "Google Ads Preferences" panicked that Google knows to much and then started deleting it all?:phear:

I actually updated my preferences to be more accurate. :P
 

gruesomebrat

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Why in God's name would you want Google's tracking cookies on your computer? :confused:
It helps when it's not technically your computer that you're using to get online. Thank god for having a father that disappeared and left his computer in his absence. Although, even if it was my own computer, I don't really care if Google is tracking me, so long as no-one else is...
 

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It helps when it's not technically your computer that you're using to get online. Thank god for having a father that disappeared and left his computer in his absence. Although, even if it was my own computer, I don't really care if Google is tracking me, so long as no-one else is...

When the many eyes tracking Google are factored in, the issue becomes a bit more complicated. :)
 

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I deleted all of the categories except Philosophy.

I used to always get ads for heavy-duty digital multimeters...
 

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I illegally download music online.. I was researching about some university course... And some problems with my new laptop... and I was looking up munckin cats

I never knew they did this until now. I'm rather shocked. But on google chrome (which I used to use a lot before I knew about firefox 4) has no preferences because I disabled it.
 

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too much apathy, i'm much more impressed than creeped out
 

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What!? The question is why would you care.

Because my browsing habits are my business only, not of the greedy advertising companies who are pretending to do me a favor by "customizing ads to my needs" so they can bombard me with their flashing banners for junk I will never buy. Nor see, on FF.

It is a violation of privacy, and I do not want a 3rd party writing unsolicited information on MY hard drive, that I
cannot even delete
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Because my browsing habits are my business only, not of the greedy advertising companies who are pretending to do me a favor by "customizing ads to my needs" so they can bombard me with their flashing banners for junk I will never buy. Nor see, on FF.

It is a violation of privacy, and I do not want a 3rd party writing unsolicited information on MY hard drive, that I
cannot even delete
.

Value of Privacy plus Value of Efficiency. Efficiency is arguable but it relates to the unexplainable(why is privacy valuable?) value of privacy, hence, it is not arguable. Ok.
 

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I came back to this page... I guess a day later? And my interests are already different!

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messed up.
 

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Ads? What ads?
 

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No interest categories are associated with your ads preferences so far.

I guess Firefox \w AdBlockPlus and RequestPolicy add-ons has something to do with it (cookies enabled). How much does it add to my nerd score? Or is it just paranoia? :phear:
 

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I had 2 things related to body care which I am thinking someone else had to of been on my laptop for, because I cant think of any reason at all for google to think that.
 

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How predictable.
 

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That's fun. Despite being a great fan of racing simulators, Google knows of my secret livestock.
 

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Some untruths, but eh.
 

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It's a bit late to start fearing Google now. :rolleyes:

I know. I know. Google already owns my theoretical soul...and the world for that matter.


Because my browsing habits are my business only, not of the greedy advertising companies who are pretending to do me a favor by "customizing ads to my needs" so they can bombard me with their flashing banners for junk I will never buy. Nor see, on FF.

It is a violation of privacy, and I do not want a 3rd party writing unsolicited information on MY hard drive, that I
cannot even delete
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QFT!

I guess Firefox \w AdBlockPlus and RequestPolicy add-ons has something to do with it (cookies enabled). How much does it add to my nerd score? Or is it just paranoia? :phear:

I've done this in the past with an old computer. Now that my lappy is my own again (Mine! All mine!) I'll set this up again.
 

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haha this is great. my nerd score comes out to 5. seems like a lot of people here like metal \m/
 

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I'm a bit embarrassed at my results. They're not as eclectic as I would have liked.

Speaking of google, does anyone else use google an average of 100 times a day?

http://imgur.com/dOkgn

https://www.google.com/history/
 

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Too bothersome to count. I'd say 7-9 from 14, maybe?

Besides computer hardware stuff, which I actually despise, I found the list pretty interesting...

Srsly, Fantasy Sports WTF?
 

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I was sitting here thinking about when I could have possibly been searching for "Gems & Jewelry" and "Luxury Goods" when I realized that it's probably because of my searches relating to Pokemon Gold/Silver and Diamond/Pearl editions :o
 

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Rap & Hip-Hop and Perfumes & Fragrances is weird enough, but... CRICKET?!? :beatyou:
 

Dormouse

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Meh. This ought to be more sciencey, but I've been letting my brain rot for a while.

Also: Hunting and shooting? :confused:
 
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