I love the New York Times

by wfgodbold

Well, not really. I don’t even like it.

I am a big fan of their half-assed coding, though*.

Apparently they decided that to keep freeloaders (like me) from just reading online articles all the time, they would limit people to 10 free articles per month. If you hit the limit, you see this:

This locks out the scroll bars and prevents you from reading the article without subscribing.

But I was not deterred! It turns out that if you select the bit in the URL after the .html, like this:

And then delete it and hit “enter,” you end up with a pop-up-free article:

Now you can read the New York Times to your heart’s content!

Which, if you’re like me, is not very far.

Especially given this nonsense about algebra.

*Seriously. It’s like they weren’t even trying.




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