Re: More on data havens

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From: Ka-Ping Yee (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 10:52:35 PDT

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Antoun Nabhan wrote:
> I thought the first post might be a hoax, since it was so transparently a
> knockoff of the Cryptonomicon plot. Given this article, though, I guess it
> is true, unless Markoff and Declan were both smoking off the same bong this
> weekend. (Which is actually a possibility - was Declan in NYC this weekend?)

No, this is indeed a true story. I personally know Sean and Ryan.
They invited me to join them, but i don't really have any ideologies
about assisting gambling and pornography outfits strong enough to
outweigh the idea of living on a fairly isolated offshore platform
for months at a time. Yes, perhaps there is a glamour factor, but
i'm planning to take a different approach to saving the world.

Despite what the article said, i've been told that the issue of
Sealand's independence actually came to a court once, and for some
reason (perhaps it wasn't worth the trouble) the U. K. government
agreed it was an independent principality; and that decision is now
on record.

-- ?!ng

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