what happens if you hit the "stop" button?? I hit the 'stop" button as I have the top of the page - most of the time I then get the entire page - give it a try. Yep, is a "royal PITA" to wait sooo long. But the "stop" button does NOT work as you are posting
Sitting and waiting for CNET pages to load is becoming mighty old. Just now after the "Viruses and Security Alerts" heading was loaded it took 1 minute and 40 seconds for the page to finish.
I don't know but it appears the Engineers are stumped. I for one will not continue to stare at blank pages. There are better things to do!