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Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion in 30 trucks full of 5 cents coins
AMCerasoli
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May 2010
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Hahahaha that would be just amazing...

Today the Internet is abound with the news of Samsung sending 30 trucks loaded with coins of 5 cents to the Apple’s headquarters in California. The news is a hoax.

This news report published in PaperBlog today says the security company that protects the facility said it was diverted to 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 report further says that the idea which originated from a meme of the popular website 9Gag.com, could present a way to pay the amount. It is to be noted that the jury did not specify a single payment method, and, so Samsung is entitled to send money in any form as they deem best, to the Mac producers.

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Crazy Photon
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July 2002
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Hoax...

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AMCerasoli
Member #11,955
May 2010
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Yhea... When I received the message from a friend I thought it was true... I copied and pasted the news here in English, and then reading a little more I found it was fake... What a deception...

J-Gamer
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January 2011
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Would have been fun though ;D

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LennyLen
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December 2004
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I copied and pasted the news here in English, and then reading a little more I found it was fake...

No further reading was needed. It said so in the first paragraph you posted. ;)

weapon_S
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October 2006
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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Nope. Payments never happen till the entire case is finished (or I think a judge orders it). Including any and all appeals.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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IIRC, I read somewhere on the net about a woman paying a debt by enclosing a crude picture of a spider, with the cover letter saying something to the effect of:
"Enclosed please find an original artwork, which I valued at $800.00. I will forgo getting the balance of $300 on my $500 bill, just a simple thanks will do."

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

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March 2002
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AMCerasoli
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May 2010
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Hahahahah MAN!!! ;D

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Derezo
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April 2001
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There have been a lot of hoaxes this week. Bill Cosby and Bill Nye died, among others.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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Derezo said:

Bill Cosby and Bill Nye died, among others.

Really? Lemme post that on my blog!

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

NiteHackr
Member #2,229
April 2002

I would send it in pennies. :D

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m c
Member #5,337
December 2004
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NiteHackr said:

I would send it in pennies. :D

Wouldn't 1 billion USB in pennies cost a lot more than 1 billion USD because of the amount of copper?

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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m c said:

Wouldn't 1 billion USB in pennies cost a lot more than 1 billion USD because of the amount of copper?

They've been giving us counterfeit zinc slugs for pennies for more than 25 years now, and now they're going to degrade them even more. But they don't want you counterfeiting, oh, no!

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Hah. All our coins are made of steel these days. The penny has a thin shaving of copper on each side, but the rest? steel.

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NiteHackr
Member #2,229
April 2002

Great, than you buy $1 billion in pennies, melt it down and sell the copper for more than you paid, this way you can pay them the money from the ruling and make some back at the same time! ;)

Canada is getting rid of our pennies. They have about 6 more months and then they will be no more (Feb 2013). Yay! I believe our quarters? Will be made of steel soon (I think it was quarters, I forget).

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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Well pennies will just stop being minted. They will still be in circulation. But you will start to see them dwindling.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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What can a penny buy? Nothing. Ben Franklin bought three big loaves of bread with three pennies...

This is what happens when the governments decide to add money to the economy by fiat, so they can buy more votes with "free" healthcare and all kinds of other crap instead of ensuring the rights of the people. The reason expensive metals were used for coinage was from the economic lessons learned in ancient times.

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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It is indeed a problem. But its also the fault of people thinking its a great idea to just increase the price of things for no good reason. That causes people down stream to then raise the price of their stuff, and/or ask for more compensation, which then eventually circles around. Inflation wouldn't be nearly so bad if people just didn't react so stupidly to things.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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But without the extra money floating around, it'd adjust itself. Nowadays any little nudge in the economy is something for the government to fix, which they don't do worth a plugged nickel.

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

NiteHackr
Member #2,229
April 2002

I still have an old 1899 Canadian penny, the thing is huge, larger than our $1 and $2 coins. I guess it must have reflected the value of copper. By 1920 electronics was booming, was probably why they reduced it to it's current size.

Money had real value back then. It's why nickles were larger than dimes. Dimes were made of silver, quarters as well. Nickles were made of... well, guess. ;)

I think nickles these days are actually worth more than dimes in actual metal content. Money is valued based on a stupid confidence game. Unreal.

Edit: correction, The penny is not larger, just looked at it, but close. ;) It's just a bit bigger than a quarter.

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_Kronk_
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November 2010

I'm sure this will sound extreme to some people, but in today's relatively stable economy, we could actually do without government intervention in the currency. It would be a much simpler and fairer system if instead of paying $20 in worthless paper or diluted currency, we paid in $20 worth of gold, silver, copper, etc. Of course, there's a whole other set of issues to be resolved in creating a modern "hard money" currency system, but imagine how much money it would save if the government wasn't pumping out fiat money! Another huge bonus: if the government doesn't control the currency, then it has far less control over you.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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_Kronk_ said:

Another huge bonus: if the government doesn't control the currency, then it has far less control over you.

The people in charge don't consider that a bonus at all. :P

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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NiteHackr said:

I think nickles these days are actually worth more than dimes in actual metal content.

I think canadian nickels are steel too. So theres very little value in them at all. At the very least they haven't actually been made of real nickel in a while.

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Rising nickel prices eventually caused another switch to cupronickel in 1982 (an alloy similar to the U.S. nickel), but more recently, Canadian nickels are minted in nickel-plated steel, containing a small amount of copper.

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