Actually, no, we haven't.
I'm not sure where in the world you are from, but in the UK (as well as in some other countries) we have a day (April 1st) when it is traditional to play practical jokes. The victim being known as an "April Fool".
Someone did this by saying the development of MCE 810 was being stopped and this thread came out of it. All the comments about VAXs etc were made in the spirit of the original joke
I hope that clears it up a bit