Mine is so big, it needs special equipment

I’m hoping that this is a mis-translation, or a bad joke. In a recent news conference, Bill Gates was quoted as saying that IRS computers cannot handle his tax return.

“My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can’t deal with the numbers”

Riiight. After all, 32 bit arithmetic only gets you to 4 billion. So maybe the IRS ported their software to a 64 bit machine just for Bill, Larry Ellison, and Warren Buffett.

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