Klint Finley reports for Wired:
But the most surprising thing is that most things just worked. And in many cases, worked better. Pages loaded nearly instantly, my laptop battery lasted longer, and I could browse the web with fewer distractions—all without the sense of guilt that comes with using an ad blocker. After all, I wasn’t actively trying to circumvent anything, the ad networks were simply failing to accomodate my browser settings.
MeanEye: ”There is a place where JS plays a pretty important role. For example ecommerce is made a lot easier with use of JS. Imagine having to go to separate page to add item to cart, then having to go back and doing all this complex stuff. So from a point of view JS is a good thing to have, but not for ads, popups and other nasty things.”
Ntzm: ”So uBlock Origin + Disconnect to get rid of all the nasty JS. You don't need to nuke the functionality of a lot of websites.”
Benuk: ”Every time I use NoScript I end up getting pissed off after a few days of having to unblock everything every time I visit a different website and end up uninstalling it.”
Formegader: ”Now try browsing with Lynx only for a week, too. It's even better :)”
Dhdfdh: ”t's sad that many sites don't look at their own using Lynx, or other text-only browsers. My company does and it is indeed glorious cause you can still easily do everything from the keyboard. Such sites are fast and easy to navigate. However, most sites are created, nowadays, by people who only look at the pretty pictures and never heard of lynx, much less be able to open it.”