Robokrusher Harvester









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I don't enable javascript. Enabling javascript in your web browser is like opening every executable email attachment you get. If a web site gets hacked and their javascript gets replaced, you're downloading and running the hacker's code on your computer if you visit it with javascript enabled.

I used to buy lots of stuff from amazon and ebay and newegg and contributed content to sites like the wayback machine. Not anymore. Those sites used to work great without javascript. Now they don't. It makes about as much sense as a store that won't let anyone shop there unless they are wearing clothes of a certain color or fiber content. I don't get why web site developers use javascript. The sites quickly become much harder to maintain than HTML and CGI-based sites and they tend to use a lot of third-party code that the browser has to pull from multiple servers - so they wind up requiring more network connections and performing slower than HTML/CGI implementations. There are also privacy issues, and analytics just isn't a hard enough problem to justify giving visitor data to google.