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The Woz

Legendary Apple Co-Founder and alumni of UC Berkeley rumored to have mystical power beyond human understanding. A lounge in UC Berkeley's Soda Hall is named after him in his honor.

The Woz has somehow managed to outlive his co-founder Steve Jobs, who ironically cared alot more about his diet and health than he did. I wonder what he knows that the world doesn't.

Added by covfefelord covfefelord over 4 years ago

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Erlich Bachman

A man of the hour. He sold his company Aviato. Now, he runs an incubator out of his house which also happens to be where Pied Piper is headquartered in. He invested in a few other ideas which never came to fruition. He played a critical role in coming up with an innovative and truly disruptive dick jerk algorithm.

In season two, he helps Richard raise a seed round by going around negging a bunch of investors.

There's no need for an example. He is the verb, noun and the everything else that matters in this world.

Just watch this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_PfruyLlU enough said.

Added by svhunt svhunt over 4 years ago

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Lean Domaining

Is a strategy used by scrappy startup founders to acquire domains from domain squatters for the lowest price possible. You email the squatter under the guise of a young boy trying to set up a website for his local church group. By using bad grammar (and just sounding dumb in general) you need to sell to the squatter how little money you have, how much hardship you are going through and how much that website will mean to your community. After selling you the domain, the squatter may read your $35m Series A on Techcrunch but that's just business.

hey john,

I'm new to the internet i sw that you own cars.com. my church group has made me in charge of setting up a web page. I heard that geocities would be a good place to start. u recommend perl? anyways i have $50. please help me out

Timmy

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 4 years ago

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Who's Hiring

A once-a-month opportunity for startups and tech companies get their grimy hands on the website HackerNews and post their job listings. Qualifications often include being a code ninja (http://svdictionary.com/words/code-ninja) or a 10x engineer (http://svdictionary.com/words/10x-engineer) for little pay and long hours because you get equity, yo.

HackerNews: 'Who's hiring?'
Every startup: 'we are and we're the best bc of culture and stuff, yo.'

Added by zander zander over 4 years ago

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I Could've Built That Fallacy

The fallacy in which someone believes that they were capable of building something before an already more popular version of a product has come out.

In many instances this fallacy is contained by engineers working at companies or in academia in an indirect attempt to belittle the success of founders, claiming how trivial it is to build said app. It can also be a feeble attempt to make up for their unrealized internal inferiority complex. In reality they might have been able to code it, but not conceive it's details, key features, and brand identity.

George suffered from the I could've built that fallacy for weeks after Snapchat received an offer from Facebook for over a billion dollars in talked about acquisition. He built his own version while working at Google, but it only had 5 users. He was happy he didn't quit his day job.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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MD Daydreamer

A doctor who has passive regrets on his life choices and wonders on the inside whether he or she had what it took to start his or her own business. They makes it a priority to take the opportunity to pitch patients who work in software (regardless of what company they work for) in between his or her diagnosis and sometimes at dinner parties.

I stopped going to Dr. Jacobson who is an MD Daydreamer. He always pitches me his idea for canine heart monitors that sends out tweets once a day.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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ESports

Video game players attempt to turn DOTA, LoL, Counter Strike, and other popular video games into a sport lost in a twilight dream that one day they can be paid large sums of money to validate their laziness.

I didn't go to a single class this semester because my friends and I are dropping out to start a Goat Simulator ESports team.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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Mechatronics

Waterloo's most difficult and arguably best engineering discipline. Noted by its difficult admission process, large number of top tech emloyees/startup founders and highest suicide rate (per student enrolled) in Canada

Person A: what did they guys behind the MYO at thalmic labs study?

Person B: They were the fortunate few that actually made it through Mechatronics at Waterloo without killing themselves

Person A: isn't that the same as they guys behind bufferbox and kik messenger?

Person B: Yeah, they are probably all laughing at their classmates at Google, Facebook and Apple who took offers over starting their own company.

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 4 years ago

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Slack Overflow

The state of perpetual notification pinging on each of your devices as a result of participating in way too many Slack channels.

Alice: Why did you need to take a mental health day yesterday?
Bob: Slack Overflow.

Added by ruby32 ruby32 over 4 years ago

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Unicorn

A startup valued at over $1 billion dollars. Also a mythical horse-like creature with a single horn on its forehead.

Founder 1: I'm now the proud CEO of a Unicorn after our latest Series D
Founder 2: Ugh, Unicorns are so 2012. It's all about the Decacorns now.

Added by ssc242 ssc242 over 4 years ago

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Y Combinator

A label you add to your startup's intro (if chosen) that your company exchanges 7% of protected equity to arbitrary increase your valuation with.

After getting accepted from Y Combinator, my 3 man team from [insert top 5 engineering school here], we launched our [insert undeveloped idea that sounds good on paper here], and raised 1.5 million dollars from Demo Day because we're changing the world.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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Work From Home

A synonym of "Sit at home eating chips while watching TV"

Chris: Hey boss. Can I work from home on Tuesday?
Boss: Let me know if last weeks episode is worth watching

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 4 years ago

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LilB

An artist and cultural icon from Berkeley, California who many regard as "the rawest rapper in the game." To many of his fans he's simply known as The BasedGod and to many's surprise, he's quite plugged into life in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

I went to the free LilB concert on the UC Berkeley campus today. We pretty much spent the night bobbing our head to his mastermind music, while doing the LilB cooking dance. It was fantastic.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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Bear Goggles

Similar to beer goggles, bear goggles refer to a the influence of studying at UC Berkeley on one's visual perception, whereby one slowly finds someone attractive who would not have been attractive before studying at UC Berkeley.

James: What do you think about her? She's pretty hot, right?
Dave: What are you on? You said she was hideous last semester. Did your optometrist prescribe you bear goggles?

Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie over 4 years ago

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@Username Ignore

When someone mentions a famous person in a semi-popular tweet, but is brutally ignored by the person they mentioned.

Jerry: Did you see the Sam Altman tweet, tagging Snoop Dog saying how he would've been an awesome candidate as the new CEO of reddit.

George: Yeah Snoop @Username Ignored him though. I feel bad for him. Really left the guy hanging.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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Solving Own Problem

A bullshit story founders present to lie on how they arrived at their product.

We built datemycate app because we wanted to solve our own problem to help our cat find a date. He was very horny all the time and was always flirty with my girlfriend.

Added by beenpoor beenpoor over 4 years ago

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I/O

A techie way of saying Input/Output.

All you really need to know is that it communicates between an information processing system, such as a computer, and the real world, possibly a human.

This is not to be confused with .IO, which is a tld people use to name their sites with because they are too lazy to negotiate for the .com.

A computer that uses memory-mapped I/O accesses hardware by reading and writing to specific memory locations. This basically means your computer will help you initiate commands with your Macbook's hardware.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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Ramen Profitable

When a startup makes enough money to pay for the founders' living expenses. To read more check out Paul Graham's post on it

Matthew: Just because it's called ramen profitable doesn't mean you need to be eating ramen all the time. There are other foods in the same price range.
Kilim: Wait I don't?

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 4 years ago

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Adding Wheels To A Moving Car

Expecting the design or development team to scope a feature without definition or complete explanation while the product is being built.

Them: "How long would it take you to add this feature to the product?"
You: "I'm not sure I understand what the product and feature even is, let alone how to estimate it."
Them: "Well, just give me a ballpark..."
You: "That would be like adding wheels to a moving car."

Added by RobotCowboy RobotCowboy over 4 years ago

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*Insert Noun Here* Enthusiast

A description often used in online social blogging bios that superficially attempts to showcase aspects of one's personality that one wants others to remember them for. Many times these descriptions are used to compensate for lack of knowledge or experience in that very same area.

Hi my name is Homer, I'm a Ruby on Rails enthusiast, cat owner, and a tech aficionado living in the Bay Area. I do marketing for Lyft.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago