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Comment by robc on Why I've started using NoScript · 2019-05-16T18:50:03.895Z · score: -2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I disagree with your argument. NoScript is an excellent tool and I use it on my personal browsers in addition to uBlock Origin.

Yes, it disables JavaScript and sometimes can break webpages. In those cases I'll check my console and begin enabling JavaScript on the host page and any obvious CDNs it may be using. If after a couple of attempts the page still won't display content, I'll usually just leave the site as it's not worth it.

On pages that actually do require JavaScript for display (simulations, visualizations, etc), I'll let it run.

I'm curious as to why you think disabling JavaScript is something to avoid. It's executing code, consuming power and occupying my CPU and RAM, often for no other purpose other than reporting my behavior back to some third party host. Why would I want to allow that?