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life hack: you can get around some sites' paywalls by opening the page in Firefox's Reader Mode and refreshing

@nev what firefox theme is that? It looks great!

@nev that is a really neat trick. I’ve taken to just turning on off JavaScript a lot at the time. Sure, it breaks the web, but the web is so riddled with pop-ups and things nowadays that breaking it makes it usable

@nev If u have a pocket account u can add it to read later and 90% of the time it will remove the paywall.

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Damn that's good to know! The last two times i had something like that (text faded out into "pay for this!") I went into inspect element or something, spent an exorbitant amount of time trying to delete the fade and stuff to make it show the full text, and then just gave up and read the text through the inspect element uh, thingie, amongst all the code.

It wasn't great but it worked.

@nev you can probably get round many by downloading a user-agent switcher extension & setting it to impersonate the google crawler

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