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Stanford computer professor to win Academy Award

Original post made on Jan 16, 2008

Computer-generated special effects in the movies "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" will earn a Stanford computer professor and two colleagues an Academy Award on Feb. 9.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 2:54 PM

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Hey, wait a minute, aren't we supposed to have to wait until they open the envelope to know who the winner is? Would this be a case of premature dissemination?

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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Jan 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

Actually, the Scientific & Technical award winners are announced in advance. For more information about the Academy Awards and the Scientific & Technical award winners, visit Web Link .

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Posted by Movie buff
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Congratulations!! Glad to see technical contributions getting the unique credit it deserves! Glad that we have such talented people in our midst, and that they did not have to migrate to LA to do their work!!

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Posted by What else does he do
a resident of another community
on Jan 19, 2008 at 12:55 am

I hope they also do serious work in addition to the fun and games (and money), since one is a professor at a major university.

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Posted by Polly
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:00 am

It would be nice if just once there was a category on TownSquare without a snide posting. Why do people have to be so negative all the time? When a local wins a prestigious award, I think that's good news. Congratulations.

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Welcome to Palo Alto, Polly. Seems like there's always someone out there who feels the need to be snide, sarcastic or negative about any given subject. I remember seeing negative and nasty posts on very uplifting and well-worded threads. I'm with you -- I've grown very weary of all the "holier than thou" and bickery responses to even nice stories like this.

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Posted by Polly
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 4, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, but thank you for your response, Danny. I'll just keep reading and ignore the rants. :)

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