Google adwords on Slashdot?

Did I miss something, or has Slashdot just started using Google’s content targeted AdWords on the site?
In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, here’s a screenshot.

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  1. Is that something to wonder about? Look at the search code, and you will see that it includes stuff like:
    google_ad_client = ‘slashdot_728x90’;
    google_ad_width = 728;
    google_ad_height = 90;
    // –>

  2. Ups, source code ;-D
    BTW: Why no way of storing my Name, Email etc?

  3. I am aware that this indeed is Google AdWords, I was just wondering how long this had been going on.
    Re: the storing of user data in forms – I am going to do something about it, but as the top right box in the main index says, I’m not too satisfied with the original Javascripts included with MT, and I’m not really satisified with the way it looks in forms, so I’ve left it out until I’ve come up with something better.

  4. Why not use PHP to set and read the cookie, if you don’t like JavaScript. Provided, of course, that you have access to PHP on your server.