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Why does putting a dot after the URL remove login information? (superuser.com)
68 points by rahuldottech 71 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

This is really interesting! I just tried visiting a random nytimes article, which was over my free quota (because everyone on HN seems to have subscriptions at every news website).

I then changed the url to nytimes.com. AND IT LOADED! Wow. My free article limit on every website just doubled.

I think in almost every case you can also just clear your cookies for that site after reaching the free limit.

This is much quicker, no?

Private / incognito mode also works for this most of the time. :)

which basically removes cookies and other metadata.

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