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Amazon

A company that sells groceries to the lazy, stock shares to the gullible, and cloud services to the lazy and gullible.

Amazon: because I want to buy my underwear and Redis clusters from the same company.

Added by firasd firasd over 7 years ago

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    Waterloo

    A mythical University in Canada where many good Engineers and Computer Scientists come from.

    Sam: "Where are all these Canadians from?"
    Matthew: "We hired 10 interns and 20 full-times from Waterloo. They get shit done because if we don't hire them, they'll have to work for Blackberry."

    Added by robert robert over 7 years ago

    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @orien No what are you talking about

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      over 7 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @SingleCommaClub It's similar to what you see from immigrants to a new country like US or Canada

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      over 7 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      I have a lot of friends from canada and waterloo and this seems really accurate from what i've heard

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      over 7 years ago
    • charlesjo charlesjo

      It's like a parallel universe of Silicon Valley where people speak American English...

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      over 7 years ago
    • orien orien

      @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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      over 7 years ago
    • freefunctor freefunctor

      @SingleCommaClub That's not true at all. Pretty much everyone I know from my graduating class got offers from US companies. A significant proportion of students choose to stay because the region is booming right now, and also the quality of life in Canada is pretty high.

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      over 7 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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      over 7 years ago
    • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

      Have worked with a lot of engineers from Waterloo through internships and full time. Can honestly say they are very talented, but there is a bias because all the ones that make it to US companies are generally top notch.

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      over 7 years ago
    • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

      I love this site!

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      about 6 years ago
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    Zombie Mode

    A state of minimal eye or head movement while looking at a phone. Frequently observed during your morning commute to work on BART, subway or bus. If you look up once in a while to observe your surroundings you are not in zombie mode.

    Jason: Hey do you see that guy sitting over there. That's my dad. Why is taking the bus right now.
    Tim: Sorry say that again. I wasn't listening

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 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 7 years ago

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        Pre-Revenue

        The bullshit an entrepreneur spews to investors to convince them of a high valuation since the seed money will allow the startup to grow immeasurably. Usually followed by more bullshit, greater valuations and eventually and a low revenue to evaluation ratio and companies which never attain revenues to justify their evaluation.

        Currently the greatest contribution to the startup bubble.

        Person A: How can that startup afford golden toilets and helicopter rides to work?

        Person B: Of course they can, they are pre-revenue and focusing on growth!

        Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 7 years ago

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        Pre-IPO Bubble

        A currently "non-occuring" speculative bubble where there is an increasing number of pre-ipo companies with ridiculous valuations which will never reach investor expectations

        Economist: it seems like the dot com bubble is happening again except companies are pre IPO

        VC: woah, this start up has expential user growth must be the next unicorn! Better invest now.

        Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 7 years ago