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Editor War

Refers to the rivalry between users of the Emacs and Vi text editors.

https://xkcd.com/378/

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I want advice

What startup founders will tell VCs when they really want funding but don't want to ask directly because they think they will be shot down right away.

John: Hey Marc Andreessen. We have this new app that's like Vine except the videos are 10 seconds long because we think that's more optimal. I would like some advice.
Marc: Do you really want advice or are you just here for funding? I prefer when people are direct.
John: Sorry we really just wanted funding.
Marc: No

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IPO

Stands for initial public offering and is when the stock of a company becomes available to the public for purchase.

Jim: Half of my company has now left after our IPO because of all the fuck you money generated

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Engineer Unicorn

An engineer that is competent, good looking, dresses well and is not socially awkward.

John: How come no other engineers are like David?
Mary: He's an engineer unicorn. They are rare.

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  • torbenberger torbenberger

    The legend says some of them can be found here http://www.engineerunicorns.com

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  • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

    "Unicorn" is a common term for an engineer (usually front-end) who also has good taste in design and is able to contribute to UX early on. But "unicorn" is also used for startups that turn out to be breakout successes, like Uber and Airbnb. Silicon Valley really likes unicorns.

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Ping Pong Table

A common piece of furniture at a lot of startups. Some think it is there to promote a fun work environment which is true but it's mostly there because it appeals the predominantly asian and indian engineers

Hemant: If this startup doesn't have a ping pong table I don't want to work there

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