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Submission + - Safeguard Justice! (.sj)

howcome writes: Norway has two unused TLDs: one for the Svalbard and Jan Mayen (.sj) and one for Bouvet Island (.bv). I have an idea for how to use them to enhance privacy: when opening these domains for registration, we require registrants to follow certain rules. For a start, we could require files to be stored in Norway (to ensure Norwegian jurisdiction, which is slightly better than som other places) and mandatory encryption. Further, there could be restrictions on cookies (time-outs?), and standardized URLs for deleting personal information (e.g., Maybe we should require registrants to provide legible user agreements rather than today's confusing legal documents which we all claim to have read and understood. I've written up the idea in an article and there will be an open hearing (in Norwegian) on in September. I need help formulating more concrete proposals which balance meaningful privacy enhancements with creating compelling domains for registrants. Can the names of remote arctic islands give us shelter?

Submission + - Opera Reader: Paging the web (

howcome writes: "Around 2000 years ago, the Romans developed the codex. Different from scrolls – the previously accepted literary format – the codex had pages that were bound together into what we today call books. Browsers have since brought scrollbars back. Today, Opera released a labs build of its Opera Reader. With a few CSS3 extensions, common web content can be paged. Perhaps all those wonderful books in Project Gutenberg finally will look good in browsers?"

Comment Re:One Problem... (Score 1) 320

In Opera's implementation, the author does not specify the size of the output medium or where page breaks go. The browser will automatically lay out the content it finds room for given the constraints of the device. If there isn't room for all the content, new pages will be created. These can be accessed with PgDn/PgUp, gestures, or by controls added through JavaScript.

Comment Re:jQuery Mobile (Score 1) 320

True, is possible to split content into pages by way of JS. And JS libraries mean that not everyone have to write that code. But I challenge you to write a script that emulates the kind of layouts we are seeing here: Each row is a series of pages from the same article.

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