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Message 10382 - Posted: 1 Apr 2010, 11:05:21 UTC

BURP has been sold to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (also known as NASA) for an undisclosed price. Deputy Administrator Dori Leth Barver explains:

Recent budget cuts have made us re-evaluate the space program and focus on goals that are more easily achieved. When we cannot afford to send man and machine to the stars to gather video material we channel our resources into the next-best option: rendered imagery.
Recent advance within the field of rendering technology has made it virtually impossible to determine the difference between the real world and the virtual world anyways.

If everything goes as planned BURP will be able to replace the Hubble space telescope and the James Webb telescope which was previously scheduled for launch in 2014.

Unfortunately due incompatibility with the VxWorks operating systems on major NASA satellites and rovers we will no longer support the Windows and Linux platforms in the clients. Artists will also have to limit their uploads to sessions depicting planetary objects.

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Message 10385 - Posted: 1 Apr 2010, 19:38:23 UTC - in response to Message 10382.

are you going to switch to Mac completely? :)
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Message 10399 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 19:10:09 UTC

Corrections to yesterday's news:
A tiny spelling error in yesterday's news item made it look like NASA had acquired BURP. The correct wording (without the spelling error) was naturally:
"Happy 1st of April!"

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Message 10400 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 20:15:15 UTC - in response to Message 10399.

yea, we knew its a joke, because BURP was already sold to GM
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Message 10408 - Posted: 4 Apr 2010, 2:28:39 UTC - in response to Message 10400.

Makes sense, since GM is selling off acquired divisions in order to focus on their core brands.

Does this mean BURP is going to the moon?
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