Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2012/03/06

what? I cannot stalk on AIS without being stalked by googleAds?

just curious: does anyone else who uses marinetraffic (brought to you FREE by the University of the Aegean! Ευχαριστώ! Ευχαριστώ!) get ads making you wonder if your male chief mate or male bosun is cheating on you? do any of you get ‘is SHE cheating on you’ ads? two weeks crammed together on a noisy boat, and do we need THIS to add to the tension that dishes in the sink and the annoying TV shows already create? have these adRobots no heart???



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  1. Baydog said, on 2012/03/06 at 12:23

    Hey, I thought you stalked on the Hudson River……

  2. bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 12:43

    i object!
    i would like it to be known that I do not stalk.
    i monitor.

    • Michael said, on 2012/03/06 at 12:57

      “I do not stalk. I monitor”.

      🙂 Checking for hall passes?

  3. wendy said, on 2012/03/06 at 13:35

    Last time I went stalking for my husband’s boat I got “Best Cafe in Times Square” ads. Maybe they think we should go out on more dates?? 😉

  4. Bob Easton said, on 2012/03/06 at 14:03

    Adblock Plus will prevent the ads.

    With it turned off, I get ads for GPS stuff. I must look lost.

    • bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 17:17

      how do they KNOW i need a grey plastic sextant??

  5. Buck said, on 2012/03/06 at 14:09

    My cat would never cheat. Oh, he looks, but that’s as far as it goes!
    Who /doesn’t/ use marinetraffic AIS?
    Love the loop-the-loop Galveston made.

  6. JP said, on 2012/03/06 at 14:24

    What interesting opportunities AIS offers: yacht shares, partner’s keeping track, employers, keeping track….

    EMPLOYER: You say you were off sick?

    EMPLOYEE: Yes, terrible flu (cough)

    EMPLOYER: Then how come according to AIS your yacht was out all day?

    EMPLOYEE: Oh, ah 😦

  7. Mage Bailey said, on 2012/03/06 at 15:40

    Ya know, I must be blind as well as old. I never noticed the ads. Gee,

    I am most appreciative of your photographic efforts, in PJ’s, of the Ambroses return.

  8. JMDarby said, on 2012/03/06 at 16:05

    Yeah, it’s creepy. I use Adblock plus. Is it better to stalk or to monitor, that is the question :).

  9. bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 16:51

    i DO like it when they offer me dredging equipment, though.

  10. Paul Drouin said, on 2012/03/06 at 17:05

    I get GPS equipment ads too … go figure.

  11. seacaptain said, on 2012/03/06 at 17:06

    I might have a cutterdredger for sale.

    • bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 17:11

      i’m sure it sucks, but alas, it’s not US flagged, probably…

  12. seacaptain said, on 2012/03/06 at 19:06

    Ooooh, we won’t start on the Jones Act here, this is hardly the place…

  13. seacaptain said, on 2012/03/06 at 19:09

    It’s easier to find the Holy Grail, than to find a U.S. flagged dredger for sale.

  14. tugster said, on 2012/03/06 at 19:11

    i just tested this out . . . i was told the name of a manhattan psychiatrist who specializes in “complex cases.” amen . . . creepy . . . as an “obsessioniac,” have i been found out? truth be told, though, i have developed blind spots and don’t notice them unless i go looking.

  15. tugboathunter said, on 2012/03/06 at 19:18

    I got an ad for Costa Concordia news and testimonials.

  16. bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 22:31

    I got ads for The Holy Grail!
    (one sells sneakers. The other is an irish pub.)

  17. Ken said, on 2012/03/06 at 23:16

    I use the boatnerd version of ais but I guess that’s a funtion of where I am…..

    2 more weeks until the opening of the Soo Locks….bounce bounce.

    • bowsprite said, on 2012/03/06 at 23:45

      I suppose if you have a chief mate and a bosun, you don’t rely on
      Salût to Soo Lox!!! we’ll look for photos to parallel Will’s Panama ones!

      • Ken said, on 2012/03/08 at 13:12

        I’m gonna guess his didn’t have ice in them though…:)

  18. alice said, on 2012/03/07 at 08:16

    following up on these ads . . . i thought i’d espy on the wherabouts of my ex- … alice O, darling alice . .. and the ad today was for “NY restaurant week” now might you remember a certain long arlo guthrie song about a thanksgiving and glossies and a restaurant run by a certain ALICE . . . wow! this IS creepy. AIS . . . alien infiltration system . . maybe???

  19. o docker said, on 2012/03/10 at 18:03

    To admire or to stalk is a question
    That turns on one’s predilection.
    If a lass happens by,
    Do we give her the eye,
    Or set off in that direction?

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