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Message 12470 - Posted: 31 Mar 2014, 20:05:28 UTC - in response to Message 12468.

The best thing about this, ahem, "change", is the website layout is faster and isn't producing random PHP errors. Can we at least keep the new site after today? lol...

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Message 12471 - Posted: 1 Apr 2014, 2:14:09 UTC - in response to Message 12470.

Can we at least keep the new site after today? lol...

Looks indeed fine. But that is the only good thing about F***book... ;-)
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Message 12472 - Posted: 1 Apr 2014, 10:05:06 UTC - in response to Message 12468.

Nice announcement! I like the New site layout :)

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Message 12468 - Posted: 1 Apr 2014, 12:00:00 UTC

In a short press release today the California-based company Facebook Inc. announced that they have bought the BURP rendering platform including all assets for $21 billion.

"Facebook Chairman and CEO, Mark Sugarbird" wrote:

I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire BURP, the leader in BOINC-based online rendering technology using Blender.

Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. This has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about, but at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.
BURP's mission is to enable you to experience the impossible.
Together the technologies open up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences!


The buyout is just one in a series of large technology investments made recently, but the price tag completely dwarfs that of the Oculus Rift.

As a consequence of this merger there is going to be some changes in the near future:

  • All accounts will be merged with existing Facebook accounts and will be automatically converted to use your real name and personal picture (regardless of your security settings)
  • We're adding support for playing mini-games while uploading sessions. You can add credit card information in the user account settings to make in-game purchases easier.
  • Random delays of around 3-5 seconds will be added to the website from time to time for no apparent reason.
  • If a session contains references to known living persons it will automatically post a link on their wall through WhatsApp with Instagrammed 3D previews from the rendered animation, easily browsable with any attached Oculus Rift.



The PR department has yet to come up with a good name for the new platform but has revealed that to honor the legacy of both parties it will most likely be some combination of the words "face" and "burp".

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Message 12473 - Posted: 1 Apr 2014, 12:51:45 UTC - in response to Message 12468.

Haha, I like this design. The Name.....FaceBurp^^.
So, it´s a great idea. Only the Name....

This joke is better than Netflix or Google. Next year is Valve?

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Message 12475 - Posted: 2 Apr 2014, 4:29:34 UTC - in response to Message 12470.
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The best thing about this, ahem, "change", is the website layout is faster and isn't producing random PHP errors. Can we at least keep the new site after today? lol...


Better check again.

Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to fetch http://development.burp.renderfarming.net/projects/burp/activity.atom (Request timed out after 5 seconds) in /mnt/hosting/www/burp_production/html/user/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /mnt/hosting/www/burp_production/html/burpuser/index.php on line 38

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /mnt/hosting/www/burp_production/html/burpuser/index.php on line 41

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/hosting/www/burp_production/html/burpuser/index.php on line 41
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Message 12503 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 6:51:46 UTC

I guess I need to cancel my account here then as I absolutely cannot stand F***book. I have no account there and never will. I will not allow anyone living under my roof to have an account there either.

If this is an April Fools Day joke it is deranged as far as I'm concerned.

If it is serious, consider me gone.

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Message 12504 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 7:26:39 UTC - in response to Message 12503.
Last modified: 9 Apr 2014, 7:27:27 UTC

There is no mention of it here,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Facebook#Acquisitions

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Message 12506 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 8:13:43 UTC - in response to Message 12504.

I should have looked at the post on the home page closer. It states:


"Facebook Chairman and CEO, Mark Sugarbird" wrote:


Which most everyone knows is wrong.

Now either that is a typo, or I got fooled.

Wouldn't be the first time for either. Won't be the last time.

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Message 12507 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 9:35:53 UTC - in response to Message 12506.

It's an April fools. Janus should follow it up with a post stating that, as it looks odd currently. :P

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Message 12508 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 14:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 12507.

It's an April fools. Janus should follow it up with a post stating that, as it looks odd currently. :P



Thanks for the verification on that.

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Message 12512 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 18:11:00 UTC - in response to Message 12508.
Last modified: 9 Apr 2014, 18:14:15 UTC

The unfortunate spelling errors happening in the news posts around 1st of April have made BURP look like it has a history of being acquired by large corporations.
This is, as you mention, completely ridiculous and we've been working on correcting the spelling errors as quickly as possible.


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