Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Now Your TV Will Give You Ads On Its Own

Walmart is buying Vizio so they can pipe ads directly to the viewers. Vizio TVs are cheaper because they directly feed ads to those who bought them.

Pro tip: If you buy a cheap big-ass TV, you are not the customer. You're the product.

If you're thinking about finding a good old 27" CRT TV, the shows nowadays are shot to be seen on big-ass LCD TVs.

You may have to spring for a non-cheap TV. Stay away from Vizio and any TV branded for a retailer. And then go research how to turn off tracking on your particular TV.

And remember this: Walmart's default settings are "evil" and "rapacious".


Marc said...

I got a used Vizio for cheap due to its internet capacity was shot (wired and wireless). As time goes by, it becomes a much better bargain than I first thought. How soon do you expect ‘blipverts’ from Max Headroom to be a thing?

Eck! said...

I have one but it old enough to be dumb as in it cannot source
or connect to the internet. Its just old enough that was not
a feature then.

I've since purchased a few screens but they are "monitors"
and again they have no internet or bluetooth connectivity.

Then again I don't like Seri or Alexa for security reasons.


dinthebeast said...

I have never owned a television and have no plans to own one.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

You know how you can use those to call your kids? Cool feature, aeh ... ?

Wagers on how long 'til someone hacks out some revenge porn ...