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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It actually was. I had him for about 11 years. He was estimated to have been 5-6 when I got him, so not a bad run. But I brought him to the vet as a TNR (trap-neuter-release) cat. And then the vet said, matter-of-factly, "You aren't going to keep him, of course." Then added some remarks about how he was unsuitable as a pet. That triggered some illogical defense, and I suddenly wanted him.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway, back on topic. I was talking about browser ads earlier - don't think I've ever had one that came directly from Windows. (But I don't use any of the apps.)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorus wrote:
Anyway, back on topic. I was talking about browser ads earlier - don't think I've ever had one that came directly from Windows. (But I don't use any of the apps.)


Me neither. The closest I've gotten is a notification whenever Windows updates asking if I want to make Edge my browser, or a sentence about the new cool thing Cortana can do if I turn it on...which aren't ads, exactly...
I keep my history/browsing as clean as possible, sometimes clearing it in the middle of sessions. Pretty much only Facebook targets me in obvious/accurate ways [and not all that accurately]---though I'm positive with all the different folk tracking everyone there's a lot I don't see or stop.

I've been doing basically what WF said for every new computer/OS since Windows 95. First thing I do is uninstall at least 90% of the crap that comes pre-loaded and set start-up so only anti-virus, word processor and browser run.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, stuff is loaded with so much bloat-ware these days...

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