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+ - Michael Bay to remake TMNT as aliens.-> 1

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Nidi62 (1525137) writes "We all know that Michael Bay loves to put 86 minutes of explosions into a 90 minute movie. But it appears that he has found a new way to screw up a movie. He is directing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot in which the turtles are not created with ooze, but rather are "from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable." There is no word yet on whether or not he is consulting with George Lucas on how to totally destroy the origin and essence of a classic story."
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Apple

+ - Apple to pay dividend as iPad sales rocket->

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vn-simcard
vn-simcard writes ""The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold — the strongest iPad launch yet," said Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller.
Apple stressed that its dividend and stock buy-back plan, which will tap into cash reserves of $98 billion, will not restrict its ability to invest in research, develop new products, or pursue valuable acquisitions.
"Innovation is the most important objective at Apple and we will not lose sight of that," chief executive Tim Cook told analysts in a conference call. "These decisions will not close any doors for us."
Apple said it would pay a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share from its cash balance generated from sales of its hugely successful gadgets like the iPad (sim so dep)and iPhone.
The dividend payment would start with the quarter which begins in July.
Apple said it expected the repurchase program to be carried out over three years beginning October.
Chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer described the company as generating enough cash to easily accommodate the dividend — amounting to $10 billion a year — and the stock buyback without biting into Apple's resources.
In the company's 2011 fiscal year, Apple generated $31 billion in surplus cash. In the first quarter of 2012, it added another $24 billion.
"That's plenty of cash to run the business," said Oppenheimer.
Apple is hauling in cash at such a breathtaking pace that its coffers are expected to continue swelling despite paying dividends and buying back stock.
Analysts were pleased that Apple finally decided to loosen its purse strings and pay dividends but were unimpressed with the amount, which was described as below average for successful technology companies.
Apple shares climbed with the news, hitting $604.62 in trading that followed the close of the market.
Looking past the mountain of cash, some in Silicon Valley saw the dividend as the first major move distinguishing Cook's style from that of his predecessor, legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died of cancer last year.
Jobs, who rescued Apple from the brink of bankruptcy, was tight-fisted when it came to Apple holding onto money.
"Tim is a bit more reasonable," said Gartner analyst Van Baker.
"Tim stood up at Jobs's public memorial and said that Steve told him not to ask what Steve would do but to ask himself what is right, and he thinks this is the right thing to do."
Cooked said that the potential for iPhones (sim phong thuy) in the booming smartphone market is "enormous" and that iPads have a prime position as demand for tablet computers is poised to overtake interest in desktop or laptop computers.
The iPad has had "an amazing start," selling 55 million since it was launched in early 2010.
"We had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it," he said of the new iPad launch.
Apple's income promised to get another boost on Friday with the release of the new-generation iPad on Friday in 24 more countries including Spain, Italy, Poland, Mexico and New Zealand.
Mainland China was noticeably absent from an iPad release schedule that included Hong Kong and Macau.
Baker suspected that Apple was withholding iPad from China to pressure authorities there to resolve a nettlesome trademark battle with Chinese computer firm Proview Technology.
Debt-laden Proview is suing Apple in China for trademark violation for calling its tablet computer "iPad — (sim viettel)."
"It wouldn't surprise me if they are trying to use that as leverage," Baker said of not releasing new iPads on mainland China. "Because people want iPads and wouldn't be able to get them until the trademark issue is fixed."
Proview is also suing Apple in the United States, but using a different legal tact by accusing the California-based technology company of fraud and unfair business practices.
Proview's Taiwanese affiliate registered "iPad" as a trademark in several countries including China as early as 2000 — years before Apple began selling its product.
Apple subsequently bought the rights for global trademark, but Proview claims the Taiwanese affiliate had no right to sell the Chinese rights."

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GNU is Not Unix

+ - GCC 5 could be modular like LLVM->

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ndogg writes "There are talks underway by the GCC developers that GCC 5.0 could be modularized like LLVM, and its different components be split up, and put into libraries. Doing so would be a massive undertaking (some saying it's probably practically impossible), which would mean that GCC 5.0 release would be very long in the making. There would be likely sacrifices to performance, and optimizations during the process."
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Apple

+ - New iPad sales already top 3 million->

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An anonymous reader writes "Yesterday, Apple placated investors when it announced plans to initiate a quarterly dividend along with a stock repurchasing program. During the ensuing conference call, Tim Cook was asked about the success of Apple's new iPad. Cook cryptically explained that the new iPad "experienced a record weekend."

A few hours later, Apple issued a press release announcing that during the first 4 days of availability, over 3 million new iPads were sold. By way of contrast, it took the original iPad 28 days to reach the 1 million sales mark."

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Comment: Re:So PvP delay and a new skill and rune systems (Score 1) 246

by AresTheImpaler (#39363687) Attached to: <em>Diablo 3</em> To Be Released On May 15th
you were probably kidding but:
This was announced at the same time as the new ipad. It played pretty much like a Diablo clone, except than instead of clicking on the enemies you would use gesture for swinging your sword... And here you can see the gameplay being explained.

Comment: Re:After the service I got on the ipad1 to ios5 (Score 1) 537

by AresTheImpaler (#39082955) Attached to: iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution

Umm yes it does.. go read a forum.

I don't have to because if the iPad 1 to iOS5 was such a terrible experience, then the news would come to me. I wouldn't need to go looking for it. Apple is in everyone's crosshair, so any news would be all over. Haters would calling apple the worst company ever, fanboys would be defending it, and the rest of us would be laughing at both haters and fanboys.

I didn't catch your Apple Employee ID by the way.. what number was it? jeeze loser

I know that lately slashdot users have become fans of the ad hominem arguments. I expected the moment I slightly defende apple to be called a shill. Unfortunately for you, I neither work for apple nor care about apple as much as you want to imply. So, suck it.

In another post you did a google search and and used that as an argument towards your point which is "ipad 1 suck/crashes if you install ios5." I did something similar. I searched for "ipad 2 crash ios5." Here are the results. Following your logic, ipad 2 sucks with iOS5 too!! omg, someone called the press...

Comment: Re:PrtSc (Score 4, Informative) 537

by AresTheImpaler (#39082619) Attached to: iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution
But Apple fans should find a way to say that having that DPI is better.

I believe there are a few android devices that have their DPI very close to the iphone 4/4s. I'm pretty sure there's at least one that is higher. Anyway, there is a reason why having a higher DPI is better. It makes everything A LOT clearer. Text becomes much easier to read. This picture compares the iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4. If you can't see the difference or why one is better, then you should check your eyesight.

Comment: Re:After the service I got on the ipad1 to ios5 (Score 4, Insightful) 537

by AresTheImpaler (#39082553) Attached to: iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution
I use my ipad 1 everyday. I updated it to iOS 5 the day it was out. Your personal experience does not mean everyone has the same experience.

I'm not sure why your post was modded insightful either. If all ipad 1 were having problems and this was all over the net, then I could see how something like "apple cripples their old products, so screw them" would be a good argument against the evil company. A personal experience + a nonexistent widespread problem is not.

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