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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley - The place where hundreds of thousands of people work twice as hard and spend twice as much to live as anywhere else from believing the lie that it will make them fabulously wealthy that is fed to them by the hundreds of people that they are making fabulously wealthy.

I live in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the future.... and who are you?
I left Colorado to get rich in Silicon Valley, but now I can't drive for Uber anymore because I can't afford to fix my car....

Added by freemium freemium almost 7 years ago

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    Bubble

    A thin viscous or greasy film surrounding a void of hot air that must inevitably and unexpectedly burst.

    Proverb: Build house on bubble, end up with pile of sticks.
    Believe in the bubble; believe in the emptiness that appears substantial.

    Added by freemium freemium almost 7 years ago

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      Investor Crushing

      Learning everything possible about your ideal investors fantasizing about the scenario in which the both of you talk about things you just happen to be interested in.

      I've been investor crushing on Marc Andreessen for months now. Whenever I see an egg I get so wet.

      Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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        Yahoo Purple

        The signal of a bad and usually old fashioned product. If the product seems innovative and actually useful you will quickly find out that it is like a typical Yahoo app (sucks/requires a Yahoo account) and there are other apps that do the same thing but better. The only exception is Yahoo Fantasy Sports

        http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/125351474614/yahoo-livetext-a-new-way-to-connect

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago

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          Github Flexing

          Sharing your Github profile in as many places as possible with the intention of showing off all the work you've done on various projects.

          Mark: Fuck Ryan is such a God. He showed me his github last night and now I'm sure we won't be able to beat him in the Hackathon.

          Vanessa: Nah don't worry, he's just Github flexing

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago

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            Standup desk

            Desk for posers.

            Jack: Dude I got a standup desk because I want to look cool and all. You know it's a thing these days.

            Added by svhunt svhunt almost 7 years ago

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              Yahoo

              Company that unnecessarily places yahoo login in every one of their apps even though it results in bad onboarding experience.

              Ryan: Dude, why do I have to create a yahoo account to test out livetext? This is stupid. Fuck yahoo.

              Added by svhunt svhunt almost 7 years ago

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                Unicorn Valuation

                Bullshit valuation

                Uber has a Unicorn valuation.

                Added by gabefat gabefat almost 7 years ago

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                  Terms Were Not Disclosed

                  Usually refers to an acquihire or an acquisition in which the price was not big enough to be impressive.

                  Google has acquired Yo. The terms were not disclosed.

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago

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                  Company Info Session

                  When a company pays a university to have an hour to talk to students about why they should work and apply to their company. If the company is well known they normally collect alot of resumes during one of these sessions.

                  Jack: I went to the Google company info session for the free food, but was so enticed about what they had to say that I decided to give the recruiter my resume.

                  Emma: You're full of shit. You went there like a shameless animal, sweet talking that recruiter like your life depended on it. I could smell the desperation from the other building.

                  Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 7 years ago

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                    Free Pizza Lure

                    Luring college engineer and business dev candidates to one's job info session with free food, most commonly pizza.

                    Chad: Did you go to the Twitter Info Session.

                    Laura: Yeah, I just went for the pizza though. I don't know why everyone here wants to work so badly at Twitter and Google.

                    Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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                      Weiner Tweeting

                      Tweeting pictures of one's genetillia and messaging it to someone over Twitter. Coined after former U.S. House Representative Anthony Weiner, who famously tweeted a picture of his privates to a woman he was trying to impress.

                      Brad: I've been getting so many follows on my twitter account ever since I wrote that Medium article on quitting my job, that I now want to start Weiner Tweeting some of the hot new ladies I've inspired.

                      Charlie: I don't know how you could be capable of writing something so popular but also think something like that would work.

                      Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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                        Google Doc Stealth Corresponsdence

                        Using Google Docs to relay private information between individuals.

                        I was so afraid that Lucy's boyfriend would find out about me and her meeting up at night, that I started setting up times to meet up using Google Docs, deleting every new message we received from one another.

                        Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 7 years ago

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                          VR Legs

                          A metaphor describing one's comfort when using a VR headset.

                          Ron: I don't know how you're able to use Oculus for longer than an hour without wanting to throw up.

                          Cindy: You just haven't gotten your VR legs yet. I've modded Skyrim and only play on my Oculus now.

                          Added by covfefelord covfefelord almost 7 years ago

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                            Stanfurd

                            For some reason UC Berkeley students think spelling Stanford like this is some sort of insult.

                            Jessica: We won the big game against Cal again.

                            Ben: You go to STANFURD soo who cares??

                            Jessica: Uh...

                            Added by covfefelord covfefelord almost 7 years ago

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                              API

                              Software that lets applications interact with other applications that you don't own.

                              Whenever Pinterest prompts users to use Facebook login, you're using a Facebook API

                              Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 7 years ago

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                                Windows 10 Years Too Late

                                The latest operating system released by Microsoft, often joked about how late they were in getting it right.

                                Ricky: You buying Windows 10 Years Too Late?

                                Sameer: Nah, I'm getting a Macbook Retina Air with whatever the hell it comes with.

                                Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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                                  Pornogaphy Leads to Innovation

                                  The belief that software that allows high sharability of human sexual expression, grows and pushes internet technology forward. This notion is often applied to high res video streaming technology and VR apps.

                                  Ronald: They say that the one thing that pushed high streaming 1080p content was the desire for triple xxx sites to have better selections and product. Even the Occulus president says they are allowing NSFW apps on Rift.

                                  Lewis: Pornography leads to innovation I suppose...

                                  Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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                                    The Fake Female Avatar Phenomenon

                                    A phenomenon in which over 75% of female avatars online or in games are men just pretending to be women to get attention.

                                    I used to take advantage of the Fake Female Avatar Phenomenon when pretending to be a female orc on World of Warcraft. Desperate guys would give me gold and help me pay for college because of the stories I'd feed them.

                                    Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 7 years ago

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                                      Version Control

                                      Basically means multiple people can go back to previous iterations of a product. This is important because if you release new code that destroys your product you can go back to the version that worked.

                                      Often used in the descriptions of sites like Github, Bitbucket, etc.

                                      Rob and Mike didn't use any version control software, so as soon as their intern pushed buggy code to their system they had to go offline for a week.

                                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago