According to Yahoo!News the family that setup the sovereign Principality in 1967 (complete with it's own money, pastports, flag, stamps, and even a Bureau of Internal Affairs, must be pretty small), is up for sale and could be a great place for internet gambling and child porn… I mean off shore banking and data hosting.
Sealand was originally an anti-aircraft plateform build in international waters in WWII
to fend off the Germans. But it has since produced a national football team (I'm assuming soccer not the other football) , a mini-golf team, and a slot car racing team.
So if you're interested in having your very own sovereign Principality and between £65 and £900 million lying around and hopefully know how to swim get a move on.
one more thing…
So just after getting a new cell phone, of course… Apple goes and anounces the iPhone. Now I don't have a Mac and haven't used one since my days in CEGEP, it's just that Apple products are just so polished.
This is definitely not a phone with iTunes, this is a really smart phone. With the usual push email, but interesting that Yahoo! has partnered with Apple to provide free push email for all of it's Yahoo! Mail users for the iPhone.
The move for no stylus is not surprising for Apple (people hate those things, unless it's on the Nintendo DS) considering their keep it simple and clean design mantra. And the "pinch" technique for zooming seems like a very good way to get around the lack of a stylus.
Not bad for one of the worst kept tech secrets of the year.