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Old December 23rd 17, 01:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Does Yahoo own Amazon (or vice versa)

Because Google refuses to work properly on my old browsers, since they
went to the HTTPS crap, I have been trying other search engines. Bing
dont work at all, and Duck Duck Go does work, but takes forever to load.

Two that do work are Metacrawler, and Yahoo.

Yahoo loads the fastest and works the best. However I have to ask if
they own Amazon (or vice versa). No matter what I type into Yahoo to
search for, the FIRST few entries are always Amazon. Often to the point
of absolutely stupid. For example, if I type in "Santa riding a Dog".
the fiest entry says "buy santa riding a dog on Amazon"

That pretty much says who is paying the bills..... especially when it
dont even make sense....

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Old December 23rd 17, 07:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Does Yahoo own Amazon (or vice versa)

wrote:
Because Google refuses to work properly on my old browsers, since they
went to the HTTPS crap, I have been trying other search engines. Bing
dont work at all, and Duck Duck Go does work, but takes forever to load.

Two that do work are Metacrawler, and Yahoo.

Yahoo loads the fastest and works the best. However I have to ask if
they own Amazon (or vice versa). No matter what I type into Yahoo to
search for, the FIRST few entries are always Amazon. Often to the point
of absolutely stupid. For example, if I type in "Santa riding a Dog".
the fiest entry says "buy santa riding a dog on Amazon"

That pretty much says who is paying the bills..... especially when it
dont even make sense....


At one time, there was a search company called Altavista,
which ran a small search engine on an 8 processor DEC computer.
It was acquired by Yahoo at some point, for the software.
The URL for that search engine still works, although
the back end and appearance have changed more than a few times.

Yahoo later decided to rent search capabilities from Bing.
Probably because Microsoft had promotional money available. At one
time, Bing would actually pay end-users, to use the service.

Yahoo was bought by Verizon and packaged into a new company
with a meaningless name called "Oath". The Yahoo branding
remains until they figure out what to do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_Inc.

Amazon can buy advertising space anywhere they want.

If you cleaned out your browser once in a while,
the "complexion" of your web experience might change.
Cleaning the actual "cookies" file, is not nearly enough.
Cleaning DOM storage is required. Cleaning Flash DOM storage
is required. Find all the directories that contain "+++"
in the path or examine things with "#" in the name.
Use the Flash control panel to delete collected metadata.
I do this by hand, because I love to smash stuff :-)
Stuff that doesn't belong there.

http+++aax-us-east.amazon-adsystem.com --- DOM storage +++
#SharedObjects
webappsstore.sqlite

DOM storage is the "work of the devil", so to speak.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_storage

And so on,
Paul
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Old December 23rd 17, 08:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
John Dulak[_2_]
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Default Does Yahoo own Amazon (or vice versa)

On 12/23/2017 8:58 AM, wrote:
Because Google refuses to work properly on my old browsers, since they
went to the HTTPS crap, I have been trying other search engines. Bing
dont work at all, and Duck Duck Go does work, but takes forever to load.

Two that do work are Metacrawler, and Yahoo.

Yahoo loads the fastest and works the best. However I have to ask if
they own Amazon (or vice versa). No matter what I type into Yahoo to
search for, the FIRST few entries are always Amazon. Often to the point
of absolutely stupid. For example, if I type in "Santa riding a Dog".
the fiest entry says "buy santa riding a dog on Amazon"

That pretty much says who is paying the bills..... especially when it
dont even make sense....


James:

Your question reminds me of an (I hope) apocryphal tale about Google ;-)

John

Tried to ordered a pizza to watch the Game . Never again. Here's what happened.

Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza?

No sir, it's Google Pizza.

I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.

No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.

OK. I'd like to order a pizza.

Do you want your usual, sir?

My usual? You know me?

According to our caller ID data, the last 12 times you called you ordered an
extra-large pizza with cheese, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms on a thick crust.

OK! That’s what I want.

May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried
tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?

No you may not! I dont like vegetables.

Your cholesterol needs help, sir.

How the hell do you know?

We cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have
the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Listen, I don't want your vegetable pizza, and I take medication for my cholesterol!

Excuse me sir, but you don't take your medication regularly. Our database
indicates that you only filled a presciption for 30 cholesterol tablets once, at
Drugsale Network, 4 months ago.

I bought the rest at another drugstore.

Not according to your credit card statement.

I paid in cash.

Sir, you didn't withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

I have other sources of cash.

That doesn’t show on your last tax return, unless you bought them using an
undeclared income source, which is against the law.

WHAT THE HELL?!

I'm sorry, sir, we use such information with the sole intention of helping you.

Goodby, I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all this crap. I'm moving to
an island without internet, cable TV, cell phone service and jerks watching and
spying on me.

I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks
ago.


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Old December 23rd 17, 10:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
No_Name
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Default Does Yahoo own Amazon (or vice versa)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:31:58 -0500, Paul wrote:

wrote:
Because Google refuses to work properly on my old browsers, since they
went to the HTTPS crap, I have been trying other search engines. Bing
dont work at all, and Duck Duck Go does work, but takes forever to load.

Two that do work are Metacrawler, and Yahoo.

Yahoo loads the fastest and works the best. However I have to ask if
they own Amazon (or vice versa). No matter what I type into Yahoo to
search for, the FIRST few entries are always Amazon. Often to the point
of absolutely stupid. For example, if I type in "Santa riding a Dog".
the fiest entry says "buy santa riding a dog on Amazon"

That pretty much says who is paying the bills..... especially when it
dont even make sense....


At one time, there was a search company called Altavista,
which ran a small search engine on an 8 processor DEC computer.
It was acquired by Yahoo at some point, for the software.
The URL for that search engine still works, although
the back end and appearance have changed more than a few times.

Yahoo later decided to rent search capabilities from Bing.
Probably because Microsoft had promotional money available. At one
time, Bing would actually pay end-users, to use the service.

Yahoo was bought by Verizon and packaged into a new company
with a meaningless name called "Oath". The Yahoo branding
remains until they figure out what to do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_Inc.

Amazon can buy advertising space anywhere they want.

If you cleaned out your browser once in a while,
the "complexion" of your web experience might change.
Cleaning the actual "cookies" file, is not nearly enough.
Cleaning DOM storage is required. Cleaning Flash DOM storage
is required. Find all the directories that contain "+++"
in the path or examine things with "#" in the name.
Use the Flash control panel to delete collected metadata.
I do this by hand, because I love to smash stuff :-)
Stuff that doesn't belong there.

http+++aax-us-east.amazon-adsystem.com --- DOM storage +++
#SharedObjects
webappsstore.sqlite

DOM storage is the "work of the devil", so to speak.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_storage

And so on,
Paul


Altavista is what lead me to Yahoo. Years ago, I created a HTM file with
every search engine I could find, as well as sites I use regularly like
ebay. the weather, friends sites, local sites and so on. This list is
outdated and I need to update it. Anyhow, this serves as my own homepage
and is on my harddrive.

Altavista was once my most used search engine. Clicking on it now takes
me directly to Yahoo search.

I clear my cache, cookies and so on, almost daily. I use the "Clear
Everything" feature in Firefox.

I dont have a clue where you find that DOM storage. Is it in my
registry, or what? It sounds like clearing everything inside of FF dont
clear this DOM stuff. (what does DOM mean anyhow?).


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Old December 24th 17, 05:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
No_Name
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Posts: 482
Default Does Yahoo own Amazon (or vice versa)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:39:55 -0500, John Dulak
wrote:

On 12/23/2017 8:58 AM, wrote:
Because Google refuses to work properly on my old browsers, since they
went to the HTTPS crap, I have been trying other search engines. Bing
dont work at all, and Duck Duck Go does work, but takes forever to load.

Two that do work are Metacrawler, and Yahoo.

Yahoo loads the fastest and works the best. However I have to ask if
they own Amazon (or vice versa). No matter what I type into Yahoo to
search for, the FIRST few entries are always Amazon. Often to the point
of absolutely stupid. For example, if I type in "Santa riding a Dog".
the fiest entry says "buy santa riding a dog on Amazon"

That pretty much says who is paying the bills..... especially when it
dont even make sense....


James:

Your question reminds me of an (I hope) apocryphal tale about Google ;-)

John

Tried to ordered a pizza to watch the Game . Never again. Here's what happened.

Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza?

No sir, it's Google Pizza.

I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.

No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.

OK. I'd like to order a pizza.

Do you want your usual, sir?

My usual? You know me?

According to our caller ID data, the last 12 times you called you ordered an
extra-large pizza with cheese, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms on a thick crust.

OK! That’s what I want.

May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried
tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?

No you may not! I dont like vegetables.

Your cholesterol needs help, sir.

How the hell do you know?

We cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have
the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Listen, I don't want your vegetable pizza, and I take medication for my cholesterol!

Excuse me sir, but you don't take your medication regularly. Our database
indicates that you only filled a presciption for 30 cholesterol tablets once, at
Drugsale Network, 4 months ago.

I bought the rest at another drugstore.

Not according to your credit card statement.

I paid in cash.

Sir, you didn't withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

I have other sources of cash.

That doesn’t show on your last tax return, unless you bought them using an
undeclared income source, which is against the law.

WHAT THE HELL?!

I'm sorry, sir, we use such information with the sole intention of helping you.

Goodby, I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all this crap. I'm moving to
an island without internet, cable TV, cell phone service and jerks watching and
spying on me.

I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks
ago.


We were in North Carolina this summer and stopped at a restaurant. I
paid cash. On the way down the road after lunch my wife got a request
from google for a review. Spooky. They must have tracked her phone.

 




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