Can no longer read "Comments" on New York Times website

I updated Flash Player on Monday to the latest version, but today (Tuesday) find I can no longer read the "comments" attached to various articles on the NYT website.  Neither of our other home machines (an early iPad and a win7 laptop) have this problem, nor were they updated.  I contacted NYT, and they said they can't duplicate the problem, nor are others reporting the problem.
My system is Windows 8 64bit, (not 8.1 and not touch-enabled).  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Many thanks.

The thing is... The NYT comments DON'T require or use Flash Player.  They use Java, which is a separate plugin and has nothing to do with Flash.
How do I know? I disabled Flash and went to their pages:
There are the comments with NO Flash Player activated.
Try updating Java.
And BTW, you can't update Flash Player on an iPad, because there never was a Flash Player for iOS.

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