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Arizona Republic Website Paywall Is Really Easy to Avoid

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In case you just went over your article limit on the Arizona Republic's website, azcentral.com, and you just have to read all five sentences about some guy who got kind of scared because he's not very good at landing airplanes, we have the solution.

Just as a couple of our sister papers have discovered as their local dailies started asking for credit cards, avoiding the paywall takes no more than 10 seconds.

Perhaps the simplest way would be the "private browsing" feature in your browser, a.k.a. "porn mode," which has different names depending on which browser you're using. Thanks to the bean-counter that shows up on every article on the Republic's website now, we know it gives you a fresh start on your monthly quota every time you close the private browsing window and open it again.

If that's just too difficult, then there's a way to be able to read more free articles per month, in increments of 20 -- just open a different browser. If you exhaust your quota viewing articles in Firefox, then open up (yikes) Internet Explorer or a different browser, and you start all over again.

The borderline nerdy types would know that this is due to "cookies," so you can go directly after those if you so please.

Or, if you're really serious about it, you can use the old false IP address through any number of websites (although they're typically blocked at places like public schools and libraries).

Still, for the best way to avoid the azcentral.com paywall, we recommend you continue reading New Times -- for free.

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