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Peter Gregory's man-made island Avalon was built on the international date line. Earlier in the same episode, Monica mentions that this is causing problems and several pieces of the prep for the opening of the island are happening 1 day early. The automated car Jared rides in should have gone to the ship the next day but instead went 24 hours early.


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According to the Silicon Valley wikia: After a meeting at Peter Gregory’s, Jared takes a ride home in the mogul’s driverless car. In what seems to be a glitch, the car unexpectedly makes a U-turn and says it’s taking Jared more than 4,000 miles away to Peter Gregory’s private island called Arallon. The car drives itself into a shipping unit with ...


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Earlier in the episode, Jian-Yang "cremated" a huge pig. The smoke from that would have permeated the whole neighborhood. For the episode, it was funnier to say that the neighborhood smelled like bacon, though in reality it would have smelled more like burned pork (but probably even less pleasant).


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You're really asking three sub-questions here, so to take each on their own: During the TechCrunch event what kind of modifications the protagonist made to his compressing software Pied Piper which helped his team to win the event? The two types of compression Richard describes on show as being currently used are Shannon codes and Huffman codes. To quote ...


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It's the Joya restaurant in Palo Alto, California. It's 20 minutes from Silicon Valley center. Both are part of San Fransisco Bay, but Palo Alto is considered the downtown business and store front area for Silicon Valley, which is mainly industrial parks and corporate headquarters. You can see the University & Florence Street Signs in the front of your ...


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In most cities if not all, a great number of buses have bike racks for two bikes. Your clip showing a bus with two bikes on it is simply a way in keeping with maintaining authenticity as Wait has pointed out in his comment. Where I live, bikes on buses are very commonplace. Even here in Canada, bike rakes on buses are very popular: Many of the following ...


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Hooli was their main source of income, until their own thing took off. They were employed at Hooli as entry level members of the staff. One piece of evidence for that is the fact that, as Erlich and Big Head are getting into Hooli to attend Richard's meeting with Gavin Belson, you can see Big Head swipe his card at the turnstile, indicating he already works ...


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When Jared Dunn brings up Meinertzhagen's haversack in season 3 episode 3 "Meinertzhagen's Haversack", he is referring to the Haversack Ruse as a necessary gambit for successfully pulling off their skunkworks project of continuing to work on the middle out compression algorithm platform while giving the appearance of working on the hardware box. [Colonel ...


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Well I have found my answer and it's directly from Alec Berg's Interview with Entertainment Weekly The episode — and series — ends with a cliffhanger of sorts as Richard is unable to find the thumb drive. What did you like about going in that direction? Was it your way of leaving the door open for a continuation in the future, or just more of a fun little ...


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This Reddit thread kind-of explains it: At the end of season 2, a California tech company, Hooli, has about half of its contracts invalidated because they contained a non-compete cause. In yesterday's premiere, the tech company was able to make a large amount of money by firing many of the employees with the invalidated contracts (under other ...


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According to me, Monica did play a role in influencing Richard to take the decision. In the episode, after speaking to Gregory and Belson, Richard becomes sick and starts throwing up due to indecisiveness, panic and stress. He then sees Monica in the parking lot. They start talking and she tells him just how big the compression engine idea could become and ...


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"Real" friends see each other outside of work. That's the bottom line. But "work friends" can also be rewarding. Friendly challenges not only make for staving off boredom while at work, but serve to 1) improve everyone's skills, and 2) clarify who is better at what. Gilfoyle, for whatever childhood-inspired reasons, clearly thinks he's better/smarter than ...


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To date no major details of how they met or how Richard came to live/work in Erlich's incubator have been divulged. The only thing we know is that Erlich gains a 10% stake in any product/company/idea people living in his incubator come up with, and just before he learned Pied Piper was viable he was planning to evict Richard from it. These details could ...


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It depends... The problem with a distributed storage system would not so much be joining the group and requesting data. That would be comparable to what bandwidth is used for services like bittorrent/dropbox/onedrive/google drive/... today. And the bandwidth usage of those services is small compared to media streaming services like netflix/youtube/twitch/......


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Unknown but not Jian-Yang It's not revealed who (if anyone) has taken the thumb drive. I think the missing thumb drive is just meant to show that Richard still is not entirely in control, and there still is some danger than someone else may release the Pied Piper AI on the world. However it's very unlikely to be taken by Jian-Yang. Jian-Yang is ...


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it is possible that the devices would start streaming the data right away. Possible but highly unlikely - I work in the field of enterprise distributed storage and while he could theoretically do that it's highly unlikely he would. He's make out to be a very good designer/coder and while they could use that design flaw for narrative/humorous reasons in ...


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The higher the Weissman score, the more compressed a file is. So a low Weissman score is bad, and a high Weissman score is good. In Silicon Valley, at the end of season 1, Pied Piper achieves a higher Weissman score than anyone ever had. It is important to note that "Weissman score" was made up for Silicon Valley. It is not a real thing.


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No. It was not deliberate. I think you misunderstood the analogy. It is explained in this question: What is Meinertzhagen's Haversack, theory that Jared from Silicon Valley tells?. In this case, the Haversack is to keep pretending to work on Action Jack's box. So they have to keep complaining, to not be enthousiast on the box project. By tripping and ...


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According to piedpiper.com: Before Pied Piper envisioned a new internet, it was a simple app to detect infringement of music copyrights – a side project of lowly Hooli employee Richard Hendricks. From a review of the pilot episode: Like the spot-on set design for the glossy-chic Hooli campus, Silicon Valley’s dialogue barely has to veer from reality ...


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