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I'm Getting Pop-Ups In French On Hpc

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Many of the pop-ups that, er, pop up on HPC forum pages are now in French.

It's not a problem, as I understand French. My point is, how does the computer know that?

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Many of the pop-ups that, er, pop up on HPC forum pages are now in French.

It's not a problem, as I understand French. My point is, how does the computer know that?

Pop-ups? How very annoying. Don't you block them?

(I'm not anti-advertisement, but I have a low tolerance of ads that get in the way and/or move).

The ad broker has tracked you from somewhere indicating your francophilia! :ph34r:

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Computers know everything! I used to get adverts for ***** enlargement pills! :o:lol::blink:

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Many of the pop-ups that, er, pop up on HPC forum pages are now in French.

It's not a problem, as I understand French. My point is, how does the computer know that?

Assuming you're actually in a French speaking location (e.g. France), the it's easy enough for the ad company to figure that out from your IP address (the internet sort of equivalent of a telephone number) and then show adverts in the appropriate language. There's loads of companies maintain databases of this stuff. E.g. http://www.ip2location.com/

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Assuming you're actually in a French speaking location (e.g. France), the it's easy enough for the ad company to figure that out from your IP address (the internet sort of equivalent of a telephone number) and then show adverts in the appropriate language. There's loads of companies maintain databases of this stuff. E.g. http://www.ip2location.com/

And routinely get it wrong: I'd've been rather lost if they'd given me Russian just because geoip had some strange idea my IP was in Moscow! And that's just a home IP, not like the folks I used to know in Rome whose IP put them in Sweden because they came through Ericssons network ...

There's a right way to select what language to speak to website visitors: you get it from their browser preferences.

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There's a right way to select what language to speak to website visitors: you get it from their browser preferences.

Totally agreed, doesn't stop them doing it though...

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Some IP locations can be moved around making it hard to pinpoint exact locations, saying that on Virgin I tracked someone down to within a few streets of their IP location so its not hard.

Creepy stalker! :lol::o

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:She was a lawyer as well. Women like their brains to be stimulated as well. :D

What absolute tripe

There's only one thing women like stimulated, and I can never find it! ;):huh:

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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