Sick of Registering to Read the News?
A pile of News sites out there require visitors to setup accounts or register to read the contents of an article. They have reasons for doing this, obviously, but it's a pain in the ass to deal with. According to Amy, somebody has gone through the effort of going around to many of these sites, setting up phony accounts with a common username and password.
When you're asked to log in to a news site, try the userID freethepresses. If an e-mail address is required as the userID, enter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then enter the password: freethepresses
So far, it works at The New York Times, Wash. Post, LA Times, Chicago Trib, among others.
And if you come across a site where that user/pass doesn't work, feel free to set it up.