McKinnon knows that one way or another, extradited or not, he will have to go to prison. "It was against the law; I shouldn't have done it," he says. "I thought I was doing it for the right reasons, but it wasn't worth..." He trails off. For the moment, he's a free man, and he has the rest of the day to spend with his girlfriend: a film, some shopping, maybe a drink or two. He drains his pint and smiles: "But really, I'll just be waiting."