Puzzle: What is the difference between the British Isles and the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man?
Since nobody has tried it yet, I'll give away the answer now. I like this chart, taken from Wikipedia:
For years I found the definitions of all these concepts very confusing, and that's not even counting 'Britain' - or the 'Commonwealth', which now even includes Rwanda:
Do all empires develop complicated Venn diagrams like this showing degrees of partial membership, or is it an especially British thing?
"...But the thing that is wrong is the patent system, not the companies who are forced to play by its obsolete and irrational rules."
An example of a stupid patent: the data structure list which is very fundamental to programming
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