Who the f*** is "Cecil B. Demille"? Are we supposed to know that name, or what?
He is a movie director: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_B._DeMille
Apple are dropping Xserve and Ubuntu is dropping X-Server
Your move Microsoft...
They started it, they dropped Xp
Isn't this all just ignoring the real problem? It doesn't matter if you buy a nation, or buy an island, or buy a satellite. You have to get your internet pipe from some external source of which isn't in your "bubble of safety". You could setup a pirate planet, but if you want to connect back to earth you still need a transceiver based in a country not owned and operated by you. Great! You can't be prosecuted for doing what you want to do, but no one can access it.
There are plenty of open Wireless networks they can find and use from up there, they just need some big antenna's and connect to the local coffee shop.
To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.