Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by vta, Aug 30, 2012.
I love it.
I read about this the other day. There is no doubt in my mind this is a hoax.
First off, Samsung couldn't procure that many nickels and no bank would even try. I doubt there are twenty billion US nickels in existence.
I wasn't sure, but it is a funny thought.
I went to art school with a wise - - who paid his tuition with one dollar bills. He dumped them on the secretaries desk from a garbage bag.
Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins
PaperBlog – 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 is a re-post and so is my reply that it is fake.
Is it really?
Yes... Sam is a fake...
$1 billion in nickels would be 20 billion nickels. Nickels weight 5 grams each. If you calculate that, that would be 2 million tons of nickels. If a semi can carry 22 tons of cargo, it would take 90,900+ semi to carry 20 billion nickels. That is a whole lot more than 30 trucks.
Maybe they haven't sent all of the money yet. Don't ruin this story for me Sam lol
Let me make it worse. I seriously doubt there are 20 billion nickels in circulation.
I think it is weird the article uses the term "5-cent coin" instead of nickel.
Maybe they slipped in some wooden nickels.
I'm guessing the story was created some where outside the US and they probably didn't realize our 5 cent coin has a name. Some countries it does not and is just referred to in that way.
Yeah... they just nickel and dime us...
Did the settlement specify USD or can they use a billion dollars worth of exchange currency?
It's a fake story regardless.
love your sig, salty