Month: November 2013

Lawsuit paid in full: Samsung pays Apple $1Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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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.

Breaking Bad Creator Signs Multi-Year Deal with Sony TV

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan signed an eight-figure, multi-year deal at Sony Pictures Television, the same studio that produced the highly acclaimed AMC drama.

Gilligan told the Hollywood Reporter that his relationship with programming presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack VanAmburg, who bought Breaking Bad after the first pitch, is what really sold him on the deal.

“I’m pleased to continue my professional affiliation with these people who have become my friends,” Gilligan said. “I’m happy to dance with the gal that brung me, as we say in the (grammar-impaired) South.”

Gilligan is currently working on a spin-off of Breaking Bad starring Bob Odenkirk called You Better Call Saul and a CBS cop-drama called Battle Creek.

The deal with Sony is for TV only, though Gilligan has expressed interest in writing and directing feature films.

Keanu Reeves film based on true Japanese story

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TOKYO (AP) – The director of the Keanu Reeves 3-D film “47 Ronin” says he hopes his adaptation of a true Japanese story becomes a Hollywood blockbuster.

Film director Carl Rinsch, Reeves and co-stars appeared together in front of a Tokyo audience on Monday.

The film is based on an actual historical event during the Edo Period known as “Chushingura.” It involved a lord who was wrongfully put to death and his followers – ronin – who sought revenge.

Rinsch said he took on the film subject and sat down with Keanu Reeves about two years ago. They wondered how they were going to take on a popular Japanese tale and do it justice. Rinsch said they decided to make the story their own, making “it a Hollywood blockbuster and see it through that lens.”

“These themes of revenge, loyalty, perseverance, were things we knew from the very beginning were universal,” said Rinsch, who is making his directorial feature debut with the film.

Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada stars as the main supporting character, Kuranosuke Oishi, a leader of the men. Sanada said that during the filming Reeves became more and more of a samurai, while the character he played became more “wild” in style.

Sanada said Reeves and himself hoped to depict the friendship of two characters, which transcended borders and social positions, in the film.

Reeves said “47 Ronin” is a story where people “share this journey to reclaim their land, their honor, their way. It was very special to me to be part of it.”

Reeves, who grew up attracted to martial arts movies, makes his directorial debut this year with the martial arts action movie “Man of Tai Chi.”

The film “47 Ronin” premiers in Japan on Dec. 6 and opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25.

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

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NATURE

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When you see her, what do you see?
Do you see a girl filled with so much Love thats enough to go round the world?

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Do you see the girl with the wide smile,
So intoxicating?
Do you see a girl who would go all the way to make all happy?
Do you see a girl who would give all she has without a thought of what to gain?
Do you see a girl who would hide her
wounds to make you smile?

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When you see her, what do you see?
Do you just see the pretty face?
Or the beautifully endowed body?
Do you see the fresh firm skin,
She spends a lot to maintain?
Or the well made face,
Red lips,brown eyes with long lashes?
Or do you see the Large heart behind the huge chest?

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When you see her, what do you see?
Do you see a…

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