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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    It's because of new GPDR regulation, no?
    Doubtful. I've been getting similar messages on various sites for years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    It's because of new GPDR regulation, no?
    I assumed so. While I have also gotten them for years, the frequency has increased dramatically of late.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I assumed so. While I have also gotten them for years, the frequency has increased dramatically of late.


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    It was European legislation a few years that required websites to be forthright about their use of cookies. GDPR has made this more urgent, because it's not just about notifying is about cookies, but requiring our consent for them to retain information about how we've been visiting their website.

    On another Internet note, it really bugs when YouTube videos open with requests to like a subscribe. I mean, I haven't seen the content yet so I don't know if the video deserves a like. When it happens on a channel I don't really know, I usually immediately close the video and tell YouTube I'm not interested in the channel. So their craven behaviour backfired. I bet every Not Interested click counts against them just as much as a subscribe click counts for them.

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    Tapatalk, the software app do reading this board, had the following statement at the bottom of every thread.

    I donít mind their asking me to sign up for their pay service, but their English is pretty bad.



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    You used the gerund. What sophisticated linguistics.

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    Iím not sure what youíre getting at, but the text of my post was pretty messed up by a combination of autocorrect and early morning editing.

    I think the fourth law of thermodynamics states this must happen whenever you comment on otherís grammar.


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    I think it was a comment on your (correct) use of the gerund in the phrase "I don’t mind their asking me to sign up", rather than writing "I don't mind them asking ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I think it was a comment on your (correct) use of the gerund in the phrase "I donít mind their asking me to sign up", rather than writing "I don't mind them asking ..."

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    Gerund has a funny name. I like that in a grammatical concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I’m not sure what you’re getting at, but the text of my post was pretty messed up by a combination of autocorrect and early morning editing.

    I think the fourth law of thermodynamics states this must happen whenever you comment on other’s grammar.


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    No, that’s Muphry’s Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law
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    Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics reads "Things get worse under pressure."

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    It bugs me that the proposed name for a theoretical object spewing out energy of every kind that would be the opposite of a black hole is a "white hole", and not, as a Lilo and Stitch comic I read as a kid referred to it, a much more exciting-sounding "rainbow rift".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics reads "Things get worse under pressure."
    But Muphry's Law concerns the inevitability of errors arising in any text that criticizes the proofreading of another. Self-referential name.

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    I see the philosophical connection ... sort of.

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    Readers of the Grauniad will perhaps be used to these, the Guardian newspaper is mocked for proof errors but I am not sure it is worse than others.
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