Roy Bates, "Prince Roy" of Sealand, dies at 90.

telmnstr at 757.org telmnstr at 757.org
Thu Oct 11 19:59:08 UTC 2012


> James Grimmelmann's recent write up is worth reading
> http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=james_grimmelmann
> j

Octal gave a talk at Defcon or HOPE a few years in a row about Sealand. 
The last one he spilled the beans on how bad Sealand did. Managerial and 
customer base wise. IIRC for months the entire internet connection was 
done over a cell phone at 9600bps or some such. He went into some details 
about difficulties of the idea (banks won't accept you.) One of the most 
memorable talks I've seen.

 			- Ethan O'Toole



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