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Stanford dedicates Engineering center to Nvidia leader Huang

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  1. mlee49

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    Nvidia's blog had this to say:

    Please read more and even enjoy the video of Huang's thoughts at Nvidia's blog:

    http://blogs.nvidia.com/ntersect/2010/10/stanford-dedicates-new-huang-engineering-center.html

    Additionally:

    Please read more here:

    http://www.azonano.com/news.asp?newsID=7561



    My personal sentiments:

    Today The University of Standford dedicated an entire engineering center to the Nvidia legend Jen-Hsun Huang. This distinguished honor was bestowed to the 1992 Masters of Electrical Engineering Alumni, from a long list of competitors. Competitors like the creator of the Google Search engine, or co-inventor of Ethernet, or even the inventor of MatLab, or perhaps the senior VP of software for the iPhone. All worthy of propelling their field forward and enhancing everyday living and also easily available to invest $30M.

    For such a renown program like Stanford's Engineering and Computer Science to dedicate an entire set of buildings that will remind future engineers 50 years from now that they are amongst the same grounds that pioneers like Huang called home truly is an honor.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'm sure this has NOTHING to do with the money nV gave Stanford...


    :shadedshu

    "competition" didn't exist, except to marketing. nV PAID for alot of that complex...funny..it was supposed to be done a couple of months ago...:laugh:

    I guess they figure that because nV gave the money two years ago to build the facility, noone would remember?


    http://www.azonano.com/news.asp?newsID=7561
     
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    I dont think anyone can buy their way into Stanford, especially having an entire center dedicated to them.

    Who cares if he's an alumn who can donate 5M? He's done more for electrical engineering than you or I will ever do combined.

    Edited: He donated $30M
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    The problem is you hint that he was chosen form the long list of alumnists, but truly, that's not the case. Buildings were really named in his honor 2 years ago.

    And really, any hospital building named after someone, plus alot of university buildings, are named for the major contributors. That is HOW IT WORKS.

    You contribute millions, they honor you...


    Him getting honored isn't the problem...that's perfectly normal, IMHO. It's how you presented the story that makes the difference.

    FYI, he donated to Orgeon State, and received an honoary degree, too.
     
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    Well it wasn't the Google Center...

    I didn't say it was chosen from a list, but rather from a loooooooong list of competitors who could easily donated 30M he stepped up and went through with it.

    Either way I dont care about him 'buying' the buildings at Stanford, it seems thats your only point.

    Money aside, Huang is a genius and propelled Computer Science and Electrical Engineering forward and is being honored by Stanford University. Every Doctoral student, every Masters student, and probably most of the undergrad students look up to those like Huang.
     
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    Very true. My family has two buildings on a university where I'm from. The Larimer athletic complex and McMaster observatory. Neither of them went there, but they supported the school w/ quite a substantial sum.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    And THAT is wrong. He paid a large part of the costs of the facility, and was honored because of it. They didn't chose his name from a list....THAT would be WRONG. Nobody else contributed to that facility like he did...he deserves it!


    You may not understand it, but you are LESSENING the impact he has had on Stanford.

    I am very happy that he has invested in ensuring that he has future employees...you just simply think I'm anti-NV, and that's not the case. You are simply presenting the story falsely, and by doing so, you are not giving Huang his due recognition. And that is the issue I have with your post. Recognize his contribution properly, please. There was no competition for who was honored...none of the others on that list are doing like he is.
     
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    OK, do you have anything else to say?


    How about now? Are you done now?

    Time to move on...
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I just like to keep things honest. I'm sorry if that's a problem.
     
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    Good for you, you should have started your own thread before crapping all over mine.

    Your argument was how I am misstating the issue, well if you felt so compelled to tell me how wrong I am then I just have to ask why didn't you start your own thread? Why wouldn't you simply tell the story your way?

    Honestly I don't care about your opinion so there's no need to tell me how wrong I am about this post. Please start your own thread.
     
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    i bet you have a shrine for Jen-Hsun Huang hes like a god to you :laugh: seriosly thou that guy is a total jackass just like Steve Jobs
     
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    Here's a question that probably slipped past you if you don't fold, "how long has Nvidia been helping Stanford Univ, with the Folding@Home Project?"
     
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    Threads on forums are designed to be for open discussion. If dissenting or alternate opinions are not welcome, don't start a thread.
    The assertations about how this honor came to be bestowed upon Mr. Huang is valid discourse and not a personal attack.

    Now play nice everyone. If it gets ugly and personal there WILL be unhappy people.
     
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    I think the two 'discusion' points boil down to this.

    1) OP - JSH gets buildings named after him for being great at his field (which he is - no arguements there. Bit of a Jobsian tyrant within his own company but great nonetheless)

    2) Cadaveca et al - He's honoured for donating a pot of cash and helping get it built. He's honoured for helping out Stanford specifically. Not because he's better than the other folk in the list given.

    The OP makes it seem as if he was given something simply for being the best out of a bunch of folk - which isn't accurate. Others have simply pointed out that generous benefactors often get things named after them - and this is exactly that case. JSH is a generous benefactor to Stanford and wished to see it do well.

    See here for similar generous people.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...er_people#Benefactors_or_their_family_members
     
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    This post is absolutely stupid. I made these remarks out of taking it personally. Normally I would just delete the post and try to convince myself it never happened, but I'm going to take a different approach. I'm leaving this post as an example of how not to take it personally. I chose to take Cadaveca's post personally and ended up looking like a jackass. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I would like Cadaveca to know I edited the original post to reflect the link posted about Huang donating $30M. I also rearranged the post to move my personal thoughts to the end.


    I guess I never looked at him as pompous as Jobs. I dont personally have a shrine to Nvidia/Huang but I do have alot of respect for ANY Masters of Electrical Engineering degree holder as I am an undergrad in the same field. I look up to people like him, and many others :)

    Your right, Standford and Nvidia might as well be partners in crime/passion. :laugh:


    Thank you for reminding not to get personal, I appreciate the well mannered moderation.

    Thank you for taking the time to show both points. I hope the rearranged post helps turn around the inclination that I think he was chosen by God. I realize he gives back generously, I realize people who give generously are honored, I respect all EE's but even moreso those that take their field to a new direction.
     
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    F@H also:)
     
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    Ironically my brother is an EE and worked for Freescale (formerly Motorola) and now works for crazy people. But his art used to be taking perfectly working things apart and making them not work :laugh:
     
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    You bring up a good point, I wonder if F@H will blow up.
     

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