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    Default Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

    the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.

    This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

    Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

    You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

    A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

    Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

    True or not, and it probably isn't, it's still funny

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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    Your right it is a hoax http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/37840...coins-five.htm and it is still funny.
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    Wouldn't it take MORE than 30 trucks? Whether this is a true story or not, I'm LMAO!

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    Quote Posted by Maia Gabrial (here)
    Wouldn't it take MORE than 30 trucks? Whether this is a true story or not, I'm LMAO!
    A US nickel weighs 5 grams. A US nickel is worth 1/20 of a US Dollar. Thus one billion US dollars would be 20 billion US nickels, which would weigh 5 * 20 billion grams == 100 billion grams == 100 million kilograms == 100 thousand metric tonnes. If one truck could handle 100 metric tonnes (unlikely it's really that high) then this would take one thousand such trucks, not 30.

    Large logging trucks in the US Pacific Northwest are allowed to haul up to 60,000 pounds on public highways, which is about 25 metric tonnes, 1/4 of the 100 metric tonnes I used in the previous paragraph. So make that four thousand (4000) trucks, not one thousand. Slightly higher, since this is California, not Oregon or Washington, so the public highway load limits are a bit less.
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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    I love samsung

    I tried the i pad versus the android and the android wins every time.

    Looks like someone took a bite :-)

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    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    Quote Posted by Maia Gabrial (here)
    Wouldn't it take MORE than 30 trucks? Whether this is a true story or not, I'm LMAO!
    A US nickel weighs 5 grams. A US nickel is worth 1/20 of a US Dollar. Thus one billion US dollars would be 20 billion US nickels, which would weigh 5 * 20 billion grams == 100 billion grams == 100 million kilograms == 100 thousand metric tonnes. If one truck could handle 100 metric tonnes (unlikely it's really that high) then this would take one thousand such trucks, not 30.

    Large logging trucks in the US Pacific Northwest are allowed to haul up to 60,000 pounds on public highways, which is about 25 metric tonnes, 1/4 of the 100 metric tonnes I used in the previous paragraph. So make that four thousand (4000) trucks, not one thousand. Slightly higher, since this is California, not Oregon or Washington, so the public highway load limits are a bit less.

    Sigh, too bad, i trust the maths are correct, would have been funny as hell though..... i am for it.
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    I wonder if that many Nickels exist.
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    If I had one trivial wish in this world (ie excluding world peace, PTB locked up, winning the lottery etc) then it would be for Apple to disappear in a big cloud of smoke, erased forever from the pages of history. Nasty company they are. Serial litigators.

    As for the payment, funny as it is, it probably wouldn't constitute legal tender anyway. For example, in the UK, payment up to 50p (not sure on the exact amount) in 2p coins is legal, anything above that isn't legal (although it's discretionary, and I've never seen it enforced anyway)
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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    it would be hilarious if samsung actually ended up doing smthn like this. i had a good laugh reading this thread!

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    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    Quote Posted by Maia Gabrial (here)
    Wouldn't it take MORE than 30 trucks? Whether this is a true story or not, I'm LMAO!
    A US nickel weighs 5 grams. A US nickel is worth 1/20 of a US Dollar. Thus one billion US dollars would be 20 billion US nickels, which would weigh 5 * 20 billion grams == 100 billion grams == 100 million kilograms == 100 thousand metric tonnes. If one truck could handle 100 metric tonnes (unlikely it's really that high) then this would take one thousand such trucks, not 30.

    Large logging trucks in the US Pacific Northwest are allowed to haul up to 60,000 pounds on public highways, which is about 25 metric tonnes, 1/4 of the 100 metric tonnes I used in the previous paragraph. So make that four thousand (4000) trucks, not one thousand. Slightly higher, since this is California, not Oregon or Washington, so the public highway load limits are a bit less.
    If they paid in quarters that are worth five times as much as a nickel it would take one fifth as many trucks, so 4000 / 5 = only 800 trucks!
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    Quote Posted by WyoSeeker (here)
    If they paid in quarters that are worth five times as much as a nickel it would take one fifth as many trucks, so 4000 / 5 = only 800 trucks!
    A quarter weighs slightly more, 5.67 grams instead of 5.00 grams, so make that 800 * (5.67/5.00) == 907 trucks .
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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    When I was a student in college, some students payed their institution fees with 1cents. Always thought it was a nice way to protest.

    Maybe I should do that when income taxes comes around next year! =P
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    Would have been great if it were true.
    Not an Apple basher, though I really don't like how they work or things like this where they sue incredible amounts of money over patent rights and other things they say and do, they are not particularly fair to developers either.

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    Quote Posted by DevilPigeon (here)
    Nasty company they are. Serial litigators.
    It's not just Apple. I am told that Microsoft has engaged in all manner of dirty tricks to try to maintain their monopoly. I don't believe that the problem is rooted in the companies themselves, but in the nature of the corporate executive that is capable of succeeding at that level of management.

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    To get to that level of detachment from your own soul, it must be heart breaking watching your own self fade into nothingness, i just couldnt imagine being that hell bent on being the kid with the most toys. Boring

    I wonder when was the last time any of these people took the time to watch a bee feed on a jasmine flower.

    They are truly missing out

    ( personally i think they are the result of shi* parenting )

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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    Karma sometimes happens quickly.

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    A Chinese manufacturer has created – and released – a knock-off iPhone 5, based on all those recent leaks. Better still, it’s gone and patented the design. Take that, Apple.


    It’s called the GooPhone i5 (subtle!), and for all intents and purposes looks very much like an elongated iPhone 4S with a 4in display and smaller dock connector - which happens to be exactly what we’re expecting from the iPhone 5.

    Other GooPhone i5 specs include a Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a resolution of 1280 x 720. Yep, that’s an aspect ratio of 16:9.

    Interestingly, the GooPhone i5 is said to rock a uniquely skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) that looks not unlike iOS 6. Incidentally, I'm enjoying the Honeycomb (Android 3.0 for tablets) logo on the back.

    The best part of all: having patented the iPhone 5-style design, the GooPhone i5 could pose problems for Apple when it comes to releasing the next iPhone in China. An amusing thought, for sure, but we’ll believe it when we see it.

    In the meantime, check out this GooPhone i5 video over on – you guessed it – YouTube.

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    China is the hugest emerging market for genuine Apple products, which coincidentaly are all made there. If the Chinese patents hold water, then Apple will lose billions in potential earnings from iPhone 5 sales in China. Perhaps even $30 Billion?

    China is still a communist country which means all businesses over there (including the product pirates and copycats) are either government-owned or heavily government-sponsored. Add Chinese patent laws into the mix and Apple could very well end up biting the slave-wage-earning hand that feeds it unless it pays an obscene amount of money to Goophone as "license fees" (lol).

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    Default Re: Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    just out of curiosity who actually owns apple now ?

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