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  # 2392592 15-Jan-2020 15:04
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The pathetic summer we're suffering in Wellington (so far, anyway).





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  # 2392593 15-Jan-2020 15:17
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floydbloke:

 

The pathetic summer we're suffering in Wellington (so far, anyway).

 

 

There's a summer happening? who knew?





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  # 2392594 15-Jan-2020 15:24
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Not annoyed so much as confused.

 

 

 

Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!






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  # 2392595 15-Jan-2020 15:28
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MikeB4:

 

floydbloke:

 

The pathetic summer we're suffering in Wellington (so far, anyway).

 

 

There's a summer happening? who knew?

 

 

Are you in a different Wellington to the one I'm in?  Multiple days of high 20's, some breezy days and approximately one day of rain in the past couple of weeks.  Though Upper Hutt does tend to be about 5 degrees warmer in Summer than Wellington itself.





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  # 2392597 15-Jan-2020 15:32
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Geektastic:

 

Not annoyed so much as confused.

 

 

 

Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!

 

 

Are you pregnant?

 

 





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  # 2392599 15-Jan-2020 15:37
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geoffwnz:

 

MikeB4:

 

floydbloke:

 

The pathetic summer we're suffering in Wellington (so far, anyway).

 

 

There's a summer happening? who knew?

 

 

Are you in a different Wellington to the one I'm in?  Multiple days of high 20's, some breezy days and approximately one day of rain in the past couple of weeks.  Though Upper Hutt does tend to be about 5 degrees warmer in Summer than Wellington itself.

 

 

So being 10c in Johsonville last Monday and the wind/rain during the weekend doesn't count?





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  # 2392601 15-Jan-2020 15:40
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freitasm:

 

geoffwnz:

 

MikeB4:

 

floydbloke:

 

The pathetic summer we're suffering in Wellington (so far, anyway).

 

 

There's a summer happening? who knew?

 

 

Are you in a different Wellington to the one I'm in?  Multiple days of high 20's, some breezy days and approximately one day of rain in the past couple of weeks.  Though Upper Hutt does tend to be about 5 degrees warmer in Summer than Wellington itself.

 

 

So being 10c in Johsonville last Monday and the wind/rain during the weekend doesn't count?

 

 

Monday, as in two days ago was somewhat cooler, yes.  Didn't get any rain in Upper Hutt over the weekend though.  Just the wind.  Overall though, seems to have been fairly reasonable.  But I guess it's subjective.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2392602 15-Jan-2020 15:45
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Geektastic:

Not annoyed so much as confused.


 


Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!



You might be surprised at what they (think they) know about you. Would you have bought/looked at unscented soap or extra large bags of cotton balls recently?

More on The Power of Habit, or, How Target Knew a Teen was Pregnant Before her Dad available here: https://charlesduhigg.com/new-york-times-magazine/

I highly recommend his book.

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  # 2392603 15-Jan-2020 15:45
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Ugh, stupid double post on mobile...

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  # 2392637 15-Jan-2020 17:47
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

Not annoyed so much as confused.

 

 

 

Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!

 

 

Are you pregnant?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got one of those stick things and it said I wasn't.






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  # 2392638 15-Jan-2020 17:48
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mdf:
Geektastic:

 

Not annoyed so much as confused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!

 



You might be surprised at what they (think they) know about you. Would you have bought/looked at unscented soap or extra large bags of cotton balls recently?

More on The Power of Habit, or, How Target Knew a Teen was Pregnant Before her Dad available here: https://charlesduhigg.com/new-york-times-magazine/

I highly recommend his book.

 

 

 

Good heavens no. Why would I look at such things?!






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  # 2392640 15-Jan-2020 18:01
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Geektastic:

 

Good heavens no. Why would I look at such things?!

 

 

Maybe the algorithm is just doing a simple word match and thinks you have a thing for children since you talk so much about not having them.

 

 

 

  





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  # 2392654 15-Jan-2020 18:20
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The amount of news coverage regarding Harry/Meghan ditching their family.





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  # 2392658 15-Jan-2020 18:25
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BlinkyBill:

The amount of news coverage regarding Harry/Meghan ditching their family.



Strewth I come here to get away from that...

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  # 2392660 15-Jan-2020 18:34
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Geektastic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

Not annoyed so much as confused.

 

Trade Me's "Recommended For You" bit is full of baby buggies, bassinets and child's bikes!! I have no idea why whatever algorithm they use has decided that I need to look at three classes of item I have exactly zero need for!

 

 

Are you pregnant?

 

 

I got one of those stick things and it said I wasn't.

 

 

Image result for the simpsons home pregnancy test


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