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22 April 2015
Have a drink on me - I can't

Irish attorney specialising in intellectual property law (fl. 1951 – 2007)

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[My first edit on the English Wikipedia was to our article on the Star Alliance at 10:28hrs GMT, 27 May 2006 while in one of their airline lounges. Before that I'd (anonymously) corrected a few spelling mistakes and such like. I also edit other Wiki's.] contribcounter

The 'Political Compass'[1] certified me as: Economic Left/Right: -3.75,
                                                                 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.03
which, I understand, placed me just to the economic right of Nelson Mandela and as considerably more authoritarian than the Dalai Lama in 2007...[2]

States I NEVER visited in the United States:- Alaska;
Provinces and Territories I NEVER visited in Canada:- Nunuvut;
Nations I NEVER visited in Europe: Cyprus, Iceland, Malta;
I have also been fortunate enough to visit all ASEAN members, Africa and many of the Pacific Island nations; guess I'll never get to visit South America or Antarctica now...

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Picture of the day
A diagram of vernier calipers, a device used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object, showing the individual parts:
  1. Outside large jaws: used to measure external diameter or width of an object
  2. Inside small jaws: used to measure internal diameter of an object
  3. Depth probe: used to measure depths of an object or a hole
  4. Main scale in centimeters, marked every millimeter
  5. Main scale in inches, marked every 1/16 of an inch
  6. Vernier scale gives interpolated measurements to 1/20 of a millimeter
  7. Vernier scale gives interpolated measurements to 1/128 of an inch
  8. Retainer: used to block movable part to allow the easy transferring of a measurement

Here the metric scale shows a distance of 2.475 cm between the jaw faces: the 0 mark on the vernier is between 2.4 and 2.5, and the 7.5 mark is the one best aligned with a mark on the main scale. Similarly, the inch scale shows (155/8)/16, or 125/128, of an inch.

Diagram: Joaquim Alves Gaspar, modified by ed g2s
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