...aaaand this out today: Boston Globe

Discussion in 'General' started by hobbit, Mar 27, 2023.

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  1. hobbit

    hobbit Well-Known Member

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  3. Subscription required for me. I hope he isn't complaining about how long it takes to charge as well as the price. The lead photo shows him charging at 96%, which means he spending a lot more time there that a regular EV driver.
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  4. hobbit

    hobbit Well-Known Member

    Oh. Go at it without javascript enabled. Like with many other sites like WaPo, NYT, etc ... you can read all
    day without interference.

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  5. How do I not know this. I mean, I suspect I knew this, but need to have javascript on for work. Anyway, thanks!
  6. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    @hobbit's javascript info was news to me, too. So I tried the free Avast Secure browser I rarely use and voilĂ ! Access!
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  8. Downloading. I can just switch to this browser if I need to read a sub-required piece.
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  9. hobbit

    hobbit Well-Known Member

    Most browsers have native settings to disable it; Chrome can fine-grain it per-site, and using NoScript with
    firefox allows similar tailoring. Failing either of those, I would suggest setting up different browser *profiles*
    which can store completely different sets of settings, and you can just pick the right one for the purpose
    at hand. And select whether to run an anonymous/incognito/private window or not.

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  10. Hikesh

    Hikesh New Member

    Being mildly computer illiterate, I'd like to know this too.
  11. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I didn't want to mess with my primary browser, Chrome, to turn off javascript. I use Avast anti-virus software to protect my computer. The Avast Secure Browser came as part of that package. It's also available for free on their website if you google "Avast Secure Browser". I paste the URL of the website I want to visit into the Avast Secure Browser to read what I can't access on Chrome with javascript turned on. I'm sure you can turn off javascript with any browser, but I'm too lazy to look elsewhere after finding something that works for me without learning how to turn off javascript.
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  13. Paul K

    Paul K Active Member

    I use Firefox as my browser and Duckduckgo as my search engine running on an iMac. Amazing compared to my past which had a PC with all the attendant internet problems and slowdowns. Also complete privacy with no unwanted targeted ads or selling of my personal data.
  14. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Rather than an endorsement of browsers and search engines, I was writing about how I can view stuff I can't view if javascript is enabled, such as the article the OP linked. I don't have Firefox--is it easy to view that article in Firefox?
  15. Paul K

    Paul K Active Member

    Well I just went to the article and viewed it with no problems at all. As a bonus Firefox easily dispenses with those annoying pop up ads that otherwise keep appearing right in front of what you're reading.

    But now that I'm here the dreadful state of DCFC is one of the reasons I'm considering a Tesla as a replacement for my Leaf next year.
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  16. Hikesh

    Hikesh New Member

    Good to know. Thanks for the info
  17. ericy

    ericy Well-Known Member

    Getting back to the article itself, a lot of the discussion seemed to have to deal with pricing of DCFC, and why some sites charge by the minute and some charge by the kWh, and how some CPO are raising prices. There is mention of unreliability of some chargers, but that's kind of in the background.
  18. Puppethead

    Puppethead Well-Known Member

    Politico has a pretty good article about Why America's EV chargers keep breaking. Nothing really new but it does lay out the problem well, and highlights why Tesla has been so successful with their supercharger network.

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