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The 'Porn At The End Of The Tunnel' VR Hypothesis

The hypothesis that says that no matter HOW good or bad VR software is developed, VR pornography will pave the way for the platform's future.

Sora: VR is just a fad. People are not going to want to spend more than a month using it. It's a pain to use and it makes me sick to be in their for too long. LETS STOP DEVELOPING FOR VR PLATFORMS. THEY'RE NEVER GONNA SUCCEED.

Wang: Stop thinking rationally and just remember the 'porn at the end of the tunnel.'

Sora: You're right. I'm getting back to work.

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Angel Investor

The typical Angel Investor can be found in its natural habit, either grazing in the open pastures of tech conferences or herding in secret groups with other Angel Investors. If you happen to be lucky enough to encounter an Angel Investor in the wild, don't try to feed it with Buzzwords as it would run away. Instead, be honest and and try to listen more than you speak.

Hannah: Duuude, I met this Angel Investor at the conference last week and it was sooo cool! I even got a picture

Jack: Woah! They really do have wings

Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 2 years ago

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Andreessen Voodoo

Drawing facial pictures on eggs to make them look like venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Entrepreneurs then worship the eggs, hoping they can grow to unicorn status.

Every night before going to be Kamdesh engaged in Andreessen Voodoo hoping that his pitch would go well the following week.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 2 years ago

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Eskimo Startup

Eskimo startup - (def) A startup which is attempting to sell a product the market understands better than the startup itself, that the market doesn't need or of which it already has a plentiful supply.

"It was an eskimo startup. They were trying to sell ice to eskimos, it was impossible to succeed"

Added by BigSlowTarget BigSlowTarget over 1 year ago

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Unapologetically Plastic

Almost every tech billionaire in Silicon Valley.

Jony Ive, Travis Kalanick, Evan Spiegel, Eric Schmidt et al.

Added by That_Guy That_Guy over 2 years ago

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Frackathon

A period of time in which a person or group of people spend their time fracking.

James: Noah is off going off the radar this weekend to join his friends in Houston for a frackathon.
Winston: What a weird guy.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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Product/market fit

Conversation starter.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo over 2 years ago

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Up and to the Right

An incredible growth curve in your business metrics. Also known as a Hockey Stick curve.

Squeeze the X-axis until your growth curve is Up and to the Right.

Added by firasd firasd almost 3 years ago

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Hack

Traditionally this term has meant gaining unauthorized access to computer system but in Silicon Valley it has expanded to any be any clever solution to a problem.

You converted that cardboard box into a chair? Nice hack!

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 3 years ago

  • skamansam skamansam

    This is actually the other way around. See the Jargon File for a much older definition: 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.

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    @skamansam interesting. thanks for sharing

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On-demand Worker

An on-demand worker is someone employed by an on-demand company such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart or Postmates although many on-demand workers work for a few of these companies concurrently. They are usually 1099 workers or independent contractors and do not get the same company benefits such as healthcare and PTO that full time employees enjoy. Companies hire on-demand workers for flexibility, to save money and to have less liability.

Tim: Although being an on-demand worker affords me fewer benefits I kinda like it because I can set my own hours and learn how to code on the side.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 3 years ago

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content

Anything that you can either read or understand from any one or more of your senses (hearing or sight, but usually not smell or touch).

Q: How can I create great content?
A: Well you could write something.
Q: That's not good enough, I want it to be more interesting.
A: I have an idea, record your voice and make a podcast.
Q: That's much better.

Added by jbark55 jbark55 about 2 years ago

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Logo Wingman Fail

When you go out with your logo wingman but you don't choose a suitable logo.

Jen: I know what you're doing but I don't know what Pied Piper is

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 3 years ago

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No Free Lunch

A theorem which states that tech companies offering not free lunch are making profit off their employees.

Commonly used by companies such as amazon, Microsoft and Apple to get overpaid staff's salary back

Founder: I had an alternative stream of revenue idea using no free lunch theorem

Co-founder: worked for Apple and Amazon, should work for us!

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins almost 3 years ago

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Good-Cheap-Fast

The inevitable desire of any contractor. The typical rip-off method which any serious author should refuse.

Could you make it with all features till evening after we agree on the price?

Added by Francis Francis almost 3 years ago

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The Silicon Valley Shake

A choreographed dance entrepreneurs do in their favorite online video game after reaching major milestones in their company. Doing a dance in real life is many instances is far too awkward.

After being acquired by Twitter, Jack along with the founding team simultaneously logged onto League of Legends, typed in the /dance command together, and broadcasted it on Twitch.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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Family Layway Weekend

When an entrepreneur spends a weekend with his family mostly because they haven't seen from him or her in weeks. The entrepreneur spends 85% of this time checking his or her phone for updates.

Ken decided to go on a family layaway weekend because his Mom's birthday was coming up. He told him mom happy birthday and sat in the corner the rest of the time checking his phone. His family was just happy to see him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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Problematic

A word that describes behavior that is only offensive to people in Silicon Valley or elite colleges. If someone accuses your behavior of being problematic you are likely to be fired or get written up for an HR violation if you work at a tech company.

The fact that Kamdesh only eats pasta in the company cafeteria and the fact that he only dates Italian women is problematic because he is appropriating European culture and is sexist against Indian women in his dating preferences.

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Fracking

Creating underground sub-communities within larger social sites (such as Reddit). Vile, nasty, unsavory and questionable content is then pumped into these underground sub-communities. The goal is to either bring legions of impressionable, immature people to their cause (such as misogyny for the purpose of taking out Hillary Clinton - much like the Tea Party's hatred of blacks), or to simply create an earthquake that brings down Internet communities. The goal here is to abuse so-called "free speech" rights to the point of destruction of the host.

Since President Obama faced no more elections, the conservative/libertarian weirdos fracking Reddit with racism, now switched to misogyny by using Ellen Pao as a proxy for Hillary Clinton.

Added by FuctCo5K FuctCo5K almost 3 years ago

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Linux Minters

Engineers whose preference in OS is the Linux Mint operating system. They are irrationally smart and work so fast that they are said to literally mint code like machines.

Jeremy is a Linux Minter who refused to use the Macbook Pro his office gave him, and instead uses his PC that has a vanilla version of Linux Mint installed.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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Uber Fast Food

When you are hungry during a Uber ride so you tell your driver to go through Mcdonald's drive-through.

Matt: "Honestly, getting Uber Fast Food isn't so bad. It is a little awkward for the Mcdonald's employee to see your driver trying to align the backseat window with the drive-through window so you can pay . Of course if a friend sees you it's also a little embarrassing but that's it."

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 3 years ago

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