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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.

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Problem Observer

A shitier version of a problem solver. A problem observer is a person who points out obstacles (even if they are incredibly obvious) offers no solution, and feels really good about themselves. They tend to end up working at a big company for the rest of their lives.

Mark was a problem solver that started facebook and dropped out of Harvard. Roy was a problem observer that has a PhD from Stanford and works at Yahoo.

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Ten Dollar Solution

Anything that works infinitely better than that "new thing" and the superior technology is at least 30 years old.

Trying to follow a ballgame on a Real Audio plugin vs. a ten dollar transistor radio.

Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper almost 2 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 2 years ago

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Dressing the part

When an engineer that normally wears contact lenses puts on glasses for a job interview or pitch meeting.

See http://svdictionary.com/words/software-engineer-uniform

Jennifer: You seriously think wearing glasses is going to help you get funded?
David: It's called dressing the part and it works so stop talking.

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Ephemeral Messaging

Normally refers to modern chat services that delete the conversation users have between one another at some point in time.

I love ephemeral messaging services because I never have to feel conscious about how much I curse.

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TLA Departments

Short for "Three Letter Acronym": A department of a company that does not have any apparent function at all.
Groups like this are usually created by trendy management fads.

Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper almost 2 years ago

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Skywalker Soreness

When your right hand is in such extreme pain from coding or typing that it feels as if it's been cut off by a laser sword.

I waited until the end of the deadline to finish my part of the project and now I have skywalker soreness. I can't do anything with my right hand.

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Stack

Shorthand for Stackoverflow, the question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

A: "I just cannot figure out how I'm supposed to get this gulp task to work!"
B: "Did you check Stack? Looks like a common enough problem."
A: "Good point, I'll ask Stack."

Added by picopallasi picopallasi almost 2 years ago

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The Algorithm Exit

Ending an argument or justifying an explanation by claiming one's algorithm is superior without any sort of justification of said algorithm. Often used in Hollywood produced films.

After getting in a 2 hour argument on whose product was better, Jeremy screamed that his algorithm was superior making an algorithm exit, shutting the door behind him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 2 years ago

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Board Member

A member in a company that is partially responsible for all the major decisions in a company like who is CEO, who to acquire or be acquired by, and who to raise money from. The more seats a board member has, the more power they wield within the company.

Vinny's investor is a board member with 3 seats at his VRfeet startup. Vinny is CEO but he pretty much works for him.

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They Took Our Jobs

A popular double entendre referencing a redneck slogan of immigrant labor replacing US jobs and the passing of Steve Jobs.

Zeeshan: I hate the IPhone 6.

Matt: They took our Jobs...

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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"

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The Shell Dilemma

When your startup reaches the point where you only have engineers on your team, all of which become a hollow unexciting shell of themselves in the board room. This is when you end up having to compromise and add your first non-technical founder because he is an incredible orator and can represent the product you built better than anyone on your team can.

On the Silicon Valley TV show, Richard faces the shell dilemma when he finds he cannot pitch his idea without sweating profusely and messing up. He seeks help from his friend Erlich Bachman afterward to save him.

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Bachelor's Degree

An academic degree which typically consists of about 40 college classes in a particular field of study. Much like a startup, it is typically either undervalued (by the uneducated) or overvalued (by zealous parents) rather than being appreciated in equanimity as a testament to consistent work under an educational institution. Also known as Peter Thiel's Kryptonite

Harold: So I see that you got a Bachelor's Degree just last year?

Katelyn: Yes, in Electrical Engineering

Harold: Hmm, so can you use Linux?

Katelyn: ...

Added by willgr81 willgr81 12 months ago

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Hooli

A giant tech corporate founded and headed by Gavin Belson. A company that gets into a legal dispute with Pied Pier for copyright infringement.
It can also be used interchangeably for fu**ing things up all the time.

Zeeshan: how did your exams go?
Matt: Man, I hoolied it up again! I gotta study harder next time.

Added by svhunt svhunt almost 2 years ago

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Engineer Musk

The smell an engineer has after hours of intense programming.

Julia, a local founder hounder, loves targeting men and women at bars who exude a strong engineer musk.

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Whale

A term borrowed from the gambling world to refer to higher rollers that drop a lot of cash and make casinos a ton of money. In Silicon Valley, whale refers to high rollers in mobile games. Zynga, Supercell and other mobile gaming companies make most of their money from whales as less than 3% of freemium game players spend any money on in-app purchases.

Richard: Lets make our game free so we can attract the most number of downloads and hope that a good percentage of our players convert into whales.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 2 years ago

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Perceived Value Pricing

Gauging the pricing of one's product based on how much people THINK it's worth.

RocketSpoon used perceived value pricing to justify the increase in price for their product because they were the only food delivery platform in their area that delivered airline quality food within the smallest time window.

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For Profit Do Good

A company that works to raise money for charitable causes, but is also a business that produces revenue. This is not incorporated as a Non-Profit organization.

charitybuzz.com

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 2 years ago

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