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Add Me on Google Plus

A commonly used expression used during the first two weeks of the product's release.

I just got my invite, add me on Google Plus. This is going to destroy facebook

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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    Enhance

    A blackbox term used in television and film that allows "hackers" instantly make pixilated photos clear. When someone yells enhance, it's normally out of mockery toward said phenomenon and wish that such a thing actually existed.

    Jim: I just took this faraway picture of Miley Cyrus on stage.
    Lewis: Zoom in and enhance!

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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      Chris Bosh

      An NBA basketball player that promoted computer science in a code.org video. Some people are skeptical that a 6'10 power forward making 20m a year is coding in his free time but its possible.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oHe0ozN7Oc

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 years ago

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        Post Silicon Valley Move Stress Disorder (PSVMSD)

        What an investment banker experiences after moving to Silicon Valley because he is no longer at the top of the totem pole.

        Lloyd: The other day I was talking to this girl when suddenly this nerdy Facebook employee starts talking to her, not even Mark, just a regular employee... and then she completely ignores me. I work in finance. I repeat, I work in finance. I miss New York.

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 years ago

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          TresCommas

          This word's roots comes from the number 1,000,000,000. Which has 3 commas. TresCommas is a club that was formed by billionaires. The word is a hybrid of Spanish and English. "Tres" meaning three (3), and Commas meaning, well, commas ",". The only way to be inducted into the TresCommas Club is to have a net worth of at least 1 billion dollars. Correct usage of the word requires an inter-cap spelling, both the "T" and "C" should always be capitalized to further emphasize what it denotes. Should a club member's net worth fall below TresCommas, membership status is instantly revoked. Members are easy to spot in SV because the cars they drive have Billionaire Doors. TresCommas is also a brand of Tequila, which is only available to members of the TresCommas club.

          I'm in the TresCommas club and have the Tequila to prove it.

          Added by trescommas trescommas almost 6 years ago

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            Git

            A version control system used by everybody. If you don't use it, you're probably a git.

            Joe: I don't use git.
            Bill: You're a git.

            Added by zander zander almost 6 years ago

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              Airbnb

              A website for people to rent out lodging. An example of a dumb sounding idea that turned out really well.

              VC: So let me get this straight. A stranger will come into your house and sleep on an air mattress? and then you will give them breakfast? and you think it will be worth $25 billion one day? I know the market is really hot for founders right now but you need to do something else.

              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 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 6 years ago

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                  Ping

                  Send as a message via some messenger.

                  Ping me that bug.

                  Added by mkagenius mkagenius almost 6 years ago

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                    Apple

                    A massive electronics company started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. With $180B in cash on hand, a $730B market cap and people all over the world scrambling to buy their latest products, Apple is doing almost everything well. A large part of their success is due to their marketing of the latest iPhone upgrade as the greatest thing in the world. See http://svdictionary.com/words/this-changes-everything

                    Jenny: I need that gold iPhone. I make $10k a year but I need that iPhone

                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 years ago

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                      Ballgrammer

                      A programmer who is obsessed with basketball and doesn't fully identify as a brogrammer. To ballgramers, ball (outside the office) is life.

                      Jalen is such a ballgrammer, he dunked during pickup yesterday and skipped work today to go to the Warriors parade.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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                        Uber Driver Engineer

                        A label that describes a lot of Uber drivers. When you talk to one they will tell you they are trying to learn how to code, build an app and start a company. Uber is only now, startup is future. The passenger will encourage the driver but deep down inside they don't think its happening.

                        Because of the success of Uber there has been an influx of Uber Driver Engineers trying to start their own companies.

                        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 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 almost 6 years ago

                          • orien orien

                            @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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                            almost 6 years ago
                          • zazpowered zazpowered

                            @orien No what are you talking about

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                            almost 6 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 5 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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                            almost 6 years ago
                          • charlesjo charlesjo

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

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                            over 5 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 5 years ago
                          • zazpowered zazpowered

                            @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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                            over 5 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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                            almost 6 years ago
                          • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

                            I love this site!

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                            over 4 years ago
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                          Engineer Hot Girl Syndrome

                          When a non-technical founder starts treating really good engineers like attractive girls, asking them out to dinner, buying them gifts arbitrarily, and sometimes getting nervous in their presence.

                          Zeeshan's friend Vishnu is such a good programmer I get engineer hot girl syndrome in his presence. I want him on our team so badly.

                          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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                            Early Employee

                            A founder who will take 1% of the company instead of 25%. This is a polite way of saying "sucker."

                            CEO: "We couldn't have done it without a few great early employees."

                            Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne almost 6 years ago

                            • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

                              I still wouldn't minded having been an early employee at Facebook or Uber.

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                              almost 6 years ago
                            • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

                              @silconobserver Zach Holman.

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                              almost 5 years ago
                            • silconobserver silconobserver

                              This is total and utter bullshit. The founder risks his entire savings, family/friend relationships and pours his life into his startup. When things finally begin to work he goes out and hires the first few employees. In return the "early employees" get paid market rate or slightly below market rate and get equity and the founder gets painted as a greedy bastard? Who is the real sucker here

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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.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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                              H.T.M.L

                              An acronym for How To Meet Ladies NOT that html you're thinking about.
                              Erlich from the show wears a t-shirt with those exact letters, a t-shirt so irresistible that you can't help but to hug him.

                              Meanwhile at a startup event...

                              Matt: Dude, seriously you couldn't find something else to wear for the event?!
                              Zeeshan: Whatcha talking about son? This is my favorite t-shirt. AND all the ladies are going to want to MEET me because I know how to H.T.M.L you know what I mean? ;)

                              Added by svhunt svhunt almost 6 years ago

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                                This is Uber

                                What a passenger will say to turn down their Uber driver when he attempts to start a conversion or expects a fist bump. This happens because of the high percentage of Uber drivers that also drive for Lyft.

                                Driver: Man the weather is really nice today. Where are you headed?
                                Chris: This is Uber.

                                Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 6 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 almost 6 years ago

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                                    Bootstrap

                                    Funding your startup from your own pocket money. (Because nobody will invest in it)

                                    I don't need VC money, I have decided to bootstrap it myself. Yeah!

                                    Added by mkagenius mkagenius almost 6 years ago