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  # 2392662 15-Jan-2020 18:38
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My facebook ads are often full of stuff my wife searches for. I am not interested in Lorna Jane workout clothes!

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  # 2392663 15-Jan-2020 18:43
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You should see the ads I get on my work PC (400 staff, 1 IP address)!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2392664 15-Jan-2020 18:46
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Behodar:

 

You should see the ads I get on my work PC (400 staff, 1 IP address)!

 

 

This shouldn't be the problem - ads are more closely related to who is logged in a browser (assuming Chrome), previous cookies, browser fingerprint, search history, etc. IP address is a minor signal in this whole thing so shared IP addresses shouldn't influence what ads you see.





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  # 2400931 17-Jan-2020 18:25
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Interesting. I wonder where some of the bizarre ones come from then!

 

 

Meanwhile, the bad website du jour is Pizza Hut - the site has been redesigned since I last used it. They clearly haven't read "Falsehoods programmers believe about names" because it has separate mandatory fields for first and last names (what if you only have one?) and a required field for a cellphone number (although it may be possible to enter a landline number into it).

 

 

At the bottom of the form is a big green button labelled "Go To Payment"... despite selecting that I'll pay when I pick it up.

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  # 2400937 17-Jan-2020 18:44
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Behodar: They clearly haven't read "Falsehoods programmers believe about names" because it has separate mandatory fields for first and last names (what if you only have one?)

 

 

Is it normal for people in NZ to only have a first or last name, not both?!

 

 

 

 

and a required field for a cellphone number (although it may be possible to enter a landline number into it).

 

 

Who is it that dont have a cellphone in NZ?!

 

 

 

 

At the bottom of the form is a big green button labelled "Go To Payment"... despite selecting that I'll pay when I pick it up.

 

That is stupid, I give you that.


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  # 2400939 17-Jan-2020 18:50
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Whether it's "normal" is irrelevant; it should handle it (e.g. a single "full name" field). I know two people that have a single name.


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  # 2400940 17-Jan-2020 18:50
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jarledb:

 

Who is it that dont have a cellphone in NZ?!

 

 

Me! Proudly so. And at least one other Geekzoner I know of. Don't make assumptions about people.

 

 





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  # 2400953 17-Jan-2020 20:13
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Unless they actual need a cell phone number just give them a made up one...

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  # 2400954 17-Jan-2020 20:15
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Then when they cant call to confirm the order they will cancel it and you turn up to no pizza.





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  # 2400977 17-Jan-2020 21:39
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I still maintain a US passport, but I wonder why.

To register to vote in the US presidential election, I have to register in the last state I lived in, which was Florida.

By Republican design, it's the hardest state to register to vote.

I had to go through the process twice, which was bizarre.

There's a number of obscure questions like this

"I affirm that I have not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting or, if I have, my right to vote has been restored."

After five screens of complex questions, I was presented blank on-screen paper form that cannot be printed without cropping it, even when printed in landscape and scaled down.

I would have to literally screen capture the form, and use Photoshop to stitch it back together.

Then I'd have to physically print it, and mail it in.


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  # 2400991 17-Jan-2020 22:24
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kingdragonfly: I still maintain a US passport


A friend of mine who also is eligible to vote in the US says the US Embassy here in NZ was actively encouraging enrollment and apparently making it as easy as possible.

YMMV, of course.

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  # 2400992 17-Jan-2020 22:28
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Behodar:

 

Whether it's "normal" is irrelevant; it should handle it (e.g. a single "full name" field). I know two people that have a single name.

 

 

So the site should perhaps also show the menu in Maori? Chinese, Indian etc? (Yes I know the two latter have several languages per country).

 

Its probably a more common occurrence for the customers to be in either of those 3 groups than having a single name.

 

You can't expect the site to cater for the few people that don't have a first and last name.


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  # 2400994 17-Jan-2020 22:30
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Rikkitic:

 

Me! Proudly so. And at least one other Geekzoner I know of. Don't make assumptions about people.

 

 

Yes, you are an outlier. Good on you.

 

If that was my site (the Pizza Hut site) I would (have on other sites) ask for the cellphone number, because you want to encourage the customer to leave the cellphone number, because most people are easier reached by the cellphone number than their landline, but would still allow for landline numbers to be added.

 

In my case it was because it was used to send SMS to the customer when the package was available to pick up at the nearest post office (that's was the most normal way to deliver packages back in the day in Norway).


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  # 2401224 18-Jan-2020 12:38
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Entirely random computer SNAFUs.

 

 

 

I just spent almost an hour with Apple Support because my iMac Pro wouldn't boot other than to a "Prohibitory Symbol" when it was absolutely fine before I restarted it.

 

 

 

Turned out it had randomly unmounted the Mac HD startup disc...!






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