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I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

EDIT: I don't imagine this changes anything, but my browser history (back to December) shows no 'garlic', other than the one in question. It does show three google 'fertilize blueberries'.

EDIT 2: It could be g-mail? Not a no-brainer - there are only a few more 'garlic' than 'blueberr...', and the 'blueberries' are winning recently. But, 'garlic' is there at least, and who can know the mind of God?

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

EDIT: I don't imagine this changes anything, but my browser history (back to December) shows no 'garlic', other than the one in question. It does show three google 'fertilize blueberries'.

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

EDIT: I don't imagine this changes anything, but my browser history (back to December) shows no 'garlic', other than the one in question. It does show three google 'fertilize blueberries'.

EDIT 2: It could be g-mail? Not a no-brainer - there are only a few more 'garlic' than 'blueberr...', and the 'blueberries' are winning recently. But, 'garlic' is there at least, and who can know the mind of God?

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I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

EDIT: I don't imagine this changes anything, but my browser history (back to December) shows no 'garlic', other than the one in question. It does show three google 'fertilize blueberries'.

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?

EDIT: I don't imagine this changes anything, but my browser history (back to December) shows no 'garlic', other than the one in question. It does show three google 'fertilize blueberries'.

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Can google read my mind?

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had searched for both 'garlic' and 'fertil'. After which, I went to Google and typed "fert", which they auto-completed as "fertilize garlic"! (Which is what I was going to search for.)

How? I don't think I've googled anything about garlic in years. Really. If they'd finished with "... blueberries", it would make more sense, since I have been googling that recently. But not garlic.

I do not have chrome installed. (I use Firefox.) Task Manager (Win 7) doesn't show any process I recognize as google-related.

So, can they be tracking my keystrokes? Or what?