For some reason, certain pages won't load on my computer (on Firefox, Chrome, or IE). It's only on certain webpages, for example  and . Most pages however, work fine, e.g. this one or this one (notice there that nytimes.com works, as does economix.blogs.nytimes.com/xxxxx, but nytimes articles won't load...).
But wait, it gets weirder. Sometimes the page does show up! A page that doesn't load today might work Monday night, but not work again Tuesday morning. Once, one page would load in Chrome but not in Firefox.
Another strange thing is that the pages load for other computers on my LAN.
The weirdest thing, however, is that the title of the page loads (meaning the text in the blue bar at the top of the browser) and the source code is all there. I can go to a page that doesn't load, hit view source, and see the whole html source. However, the page won't load.
When I say won't load, I don't mean I get an error page. Instead, the title loads, like I said, but the page just looks gray and circley load button keeps on spinning, permanently.
I figure it must be some external application, because it's a cross-browser problem. Other pertinent facts:
*I recently switched from Comcast to Verizon FiOS
*I recently downloaded a new version of Java