That is a lie, and you are a liar. Bill Gates got rich by abusing Microsoft's monopoly position. The USDoJ found that Microsoft (under the direct control of Gates) basically abused its position in every way possible. And then under Bush, John Ashcroft declared that they would not be punished in any way. Then the Gates Foundation was created to hide those ill-gotten goods from future administrations which might try to seize them.
Cunning hiding it away in things like vaccination programs and other A rated charitable activities? I dislike the MS story as much as anyone, but to say that Gates hasn't used his money for genuine philanthropy is myopic.
Grandparent means that chip&pin transactions are slow, and in the US it's true. They are significantly slower than in Europe.
I don't know if it's the connections, the CPUs or the configuration, but doing Chip&Pin in the US feels like browsing on dialup. When you go on vacation, the difference is astounding.
It has indeed been around for a long time. Some years much, much better than others. Unfortunately, over time, things got much less subtle, and far too repetitive.
Shut up, Toby.
His name is Kunte Kinte.
I hold out hope that the two of them are getting air time not because they could win, but because they are more interesting than Clinton v. Bush. Plenty of time for that boring crap later.
Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!