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I'd like to know what laptop was used for the "delete key" sequence



Doesn't Richard use a MacBook ?


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I'd like to know what laptop was used for the "delete key" sequence


Oh yeah, blame the laptop when its clearly the bottles fault.

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Doesn't Richard use a MacBook ?
That's a MacBook Air.
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Richard is so funny. He is his own worst enemy.
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I know it's a comedy but legally can hooli really claim ownership just because Richard used their computer once. Can't he pay for computer time and even a fine.
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Probably something in the employee agreement. If you used their hardware or time, then it's their property. I don't know if they can take complete ownership if he can prove it was only a small bit that he worked on using their machine. Since actual development happened before his employment. Maybe thats what happens next in he lawsuit. But hooli lawyers seemed completely victorious and "not lawyer" seemed defeated. So that could be done.

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Didn't Richard completely re-write the code at TCD at the end of last season? I don't see how someone can claim ownership of something that didn't exist before then?
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Lloyd Braun continues to have his career stumbles, but he is a fairly good lawyer (not an attorney).
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Didn't Richard completely re-write the code at TCD at the end of last season? I don't see how someone can claim ownership of something that didn't exist before then?
If any of the work or testing was done on Hooli's systems they then have claim to the original code and any successors.

Also, odds are there are at least a few lines of code that survived, even if the encoding algorithm was redesigned.

Hooli has a rock solid legal case with Richard's revelation; it's not just the actual code it's the intellectual property - the idea, not just the implementation.

Even then, Hooli's agreement seems lightweight; many tech companies claim ownership to any ideas you may have while working for them, even if you come up with them on your "own" time; I believe AT&T and/or IBM were particularly notable for this, the theory being that being in the environment of innovation within their company made you more prone to such thinking than you would have been otherwise, an idea that is not at all without merit.

This came up frequently in the early days of Linux when a lot of UNIX coders at major companies worked on Linux as well in their free time.
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Didn't Richard completely re-write the code at TCD at the end of last season? I don't see how someone can claim ownership of something that didn't exist before then?
I think you are correct. Hooli stole the pre-TechCrunch compression engine and Richard rewrote it.

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I think it's a safe bet that the show has not come this far with Pied Piper to let it slip in to Hooli hands easily .. the preview for the finale indicates something throws a monkey wrench in Gavin's plan ..

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I think it's a safe bet that the show has not come this far with Pied Piper to let it slip in to Hooli hands easily .. the preview for the finale indicates something throws a monkey wrench in Gavin's plan ..
Are you sure you didn't mean Condor Wrench?

Speaking of which...go check out piedpiper.com.
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I found this episode a little slow and boring. Not many laughs this time. Can't believe its almost over already, man that sure went fast.

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I think it's a safe bet that the show has not come this far with Pied Piper to let it slip in to Hooli hands easily .. the preview for the finale indicates something throws a monkey wrench in Gavin's plan ..
Yeah but this season has all been about pulling defeat out of victory every time because someone screws up. I'm a bit tired of that pattern. I assume its reversed in the season finale.

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Is there only one episode left this season?
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I believe so.
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Really looking forward to how they wrap up the season tomorrow .. with SV and GOT both ending at the same time, I'll suddenly have an extra hour and half a week .. wrong .. with True Detective starting on June 21 and I'm sure there is some material I'm forgetting is cranking up soon ..

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As slow and unsatisfying at times this season has been, GoT is going to be even slower next week when there's no more episodes for another year

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I was disappointed in the finale, the whole thing about dragging out the deletion of PP was pretty lame.

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I was disappointed in the finale, the whole thing about dragging out the deletion of PP was pretty lame.
Yes, the deletion scenario dragged on too long and wasn't nearly as intense as it seemed to have been intended. I did enjoy the hardware/software failure blame shifting between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.
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I enjoyed the finale, I liked the gag the show played by dragging out the deletion scene. I thought it was a good play on what we see all of the time on TV. There's always that "last thing"


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Its been what they've been doing the entire season. Dragging out these scenarios. Ultimately there is good stuff here. The jokes about the video feed were great and the efforts they made to keep the feed going were good. Bighead, good. I just don't need to see a badly done slapstick about Richard dropping his keys, kicking them into the sewer etc. Anything Bachman, Gylfoyle, Jared and Dinesh do, good. Russ is priceless. Raviga is good fun too.

I do think it was a good move to kick Richard out as CEO as he was terrible at it. Is he still on the board? By him getting fired, does he still own his invention? I presume it is his shares that allow that. I also assume that he gets hired back as the head technical guy which is actually where he belongs.

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Haven't caught the finale yet but they're kind of missing the current culture of startups, which is full of arrogant guys, because of ridiculous valuations startups like uber are getting.

I'm guessing they're not that many socially awkward leaders like Richard.

I thought Ross would be a good sidelight, kind of like that Napster douche who horned himself into e Facebook jackpot.
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I thought the episode was brilliant; it's more realistic than ever before (recall Steve Jobs was fired from Apple by the man he brought in to run it, John Scully.)

Badly done slapstick? I don't agree at all, as it all seemed perfectly believable for Richard, where things that are just normal for anyone else become twisted when he does them.

The kernel panic was interesting; the traceback seemed reasonable but there's no reason why that chunk of code would try to kill the init process, causing the kernel panic.

But I loved the fact that they were so wrapped up in fighting about who was right that they would have blindly rebooted the system to delete the code again were it not for Richard's intervention.

Hopefully S3 starts with Raviga hiring Richard as CTO, but knowing how things actually work in the Valley, I'll be shocked if Big Head doesn't replace Gavin at Hooli only to have Raviga hire Gavin to be PP's CEO.

Edit: HBO is really on the ball; in the "About" section of their piedpiper.com website, Richard's picture has been removed as CEO.

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I just don't like how they replaced the Raviga CEO with another socially awkward person. With nearly the same awkwardness.

Bachman will end up CEO?

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Its been what they've been doing the entire season. Dragging out these scenarios. Ultimately there is good stuff here. The jokes about the video feed were great and the efforts they made to keep the feed going were good. Bighead, good. I just don't need to see a badly done slapstick about Richard dropping his keys, kicking them into the sewer etc. Anything Bachman, Gylfoyle, Jared and Dinesh do, good. Russ is priceless. Raviga is good fun too.



I do think it was a good move to kick Richard out as CEO as he was terrible at it. Is he still on the board? By him getting fired, does he still own his invention? I presume it is his shares that allow that. I also assume that he gets hired back as the head technical guy which is actually where he belongs.

He's still on the board, but his votes are outnumbered by the others. He stupidly gave more voting rights to one person thus they can out vote him on any decision.


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