To folks who think the Microsoft Corporation is A-Ok, consider: That's been Standard Operating Procedure (combined with its time honoured Embrace, Extend, Extinguish playbook) for decades. That's how you get to be a $ trillion corporation. Not by playing fair, or by being ethical. Anything Microsoft (or any of the Frightful Five) is involved in is tarnished by association, and we shouldn't let it go by without comment.

@lightweight there's no such thing as an ethical billionaire. Every penny was stolen from the proletariat.

Wow, so all he had to do was use a prior employee ID to process tens of thousands in untraceable payments?

He is remarkably honest. If he had gone and minted himself some money, Microsoft would have had a hard time proving it was him without opening themselves up to FCPA and FATCA.

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