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Skywriter


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    If anyone can spare some thoughts of encouragement...

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    Happy St. Valentine's Day, and, subscriber milestone!

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  • 35 weeks
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  • 69 weeks
    Hearts and Hooves, 2020

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Nov
24th
2019

I confuse YouTube. · 9:47pm Nov 24th, 2019

My YouTube ad feed: L.O.L. Surprise! Fizz Maker Playset! Check it out!

Also my YouTube ad feed: As you approach the end of your life, we understand that you're naturally concerned about how to best manage your estate...

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Do you have ad targetting on or off? Even if it's on it doesn't seem to help so much haha.

Georg #2 · Nov 24th, 2019 · · 1 ·

Hey, it's never too early to start looking for a good no-load index mutual fund for retirement money to grow in. Vangard is a good place to start, although my work 401k has better rates so I'm spoiled.

Seriously, kids. Want to be a millionaire? Start *young* live cheap don't buy stupid stuff, save every pay period.

Not so much ads in my case (thanks to Significant Other setting up a Pi-Hole on our internet), but Youtube's "Recommended" algorithm tends to throw a wobbly when I sign in:

Me: MLP Fan Music Videos :rainbowkiss:
Also Me: Buckethead, Trivium, Killing Joke music videos :rainbowdetermined2:
YouTube: yOu ShOuLd WaTcH mOre CNC milling and ASMR :facehoof:

Good grief, Skywriter — install an ad blocker in your browser!

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>ad feed

Bro do you even adblock?

Live your life so as to confound the algorithm.

My toddler only gets to use Youtube under my supervision, which at the moment means, on my lap and on my computer. We do actually have some overlap in tastes (we both like pony music videos and metal music!) but wow is my recommended feed wild with both of us using the same account.

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I prefer not to block them so that the internet doesn't cost more than the zero it costs now haha. Am I the only one who feels that way?

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I have this probably misguided impression that it assists content creators that I enjoy in some way to keep them turned on.

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Fair. But in my experience, risking your entire computer is not worth it.

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Close to 100% of my YouTube activity is on an iPhone or an iOS tablet. 🙂 It's about as gated-community as you can get. I'm not saying there's no risk, but it seems low to me.

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I blame the 2015 crash that nearly lost me my entire life's savings of data on viruses contained in ads. Granted, they were likely from disreputable sites, but until the day that ads can be verified as always 100% safe, I will block them.

Except then I'll still block Youtube ads, because they're just the worst. :B

The YouTube algorithm was not prepared for bronies.

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Live your life so as to confound the algorithm.

We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus. This is not the algorithm. This is close.

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