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Silicon Valley Billionaire

Silicon Valley Billionaires tend to be younger, poorer dressed and generally less douchey than billionaires from other areas. Some are so poorly dressed that it is often hard to distinguish one from a hobo. In New York, a 23 year old scrawny male with t-shirt and jeans might be told to fuck off at a Lambourhini dealership but the same thing would never happen in Silicon Valley.

Sales person: Do you think I should even talk to that guy over there. It doesn't look like he can afford a car.
2nd sales person: That's Mark Zuckerberg

Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 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 about 5 years ago

    • orien orien

      @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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      about 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @orien No what are you talking about

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      about 5 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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      about 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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      about 5 years ago
    • charlesjo charlesjo

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

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      about 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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      about 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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      about 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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      about 5 years ago
    • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

      I love this site!

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      over 3 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 about 5 years ago