Silicon Valley|Season 1|Episode 8: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

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Season 1, Episode 8


Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

Desperate to avoid litigation after the brawl, TechCrunch offers ‘Pied Piper’ a ticket straight to the final Battlefield stage, but the team is despondent after watching Hooli’s presentation. Not only is Nucleus’ Weissman compression quality score 2.89—the exact same as theirs—but it also has a number of additional features which makes it a much better application than ‘Pied Piper’. Jared suggests pivoting the company, which results in him being arrested by the police after an incident involving Adderall. The PP team retreats to their hotel room where they mock up a mathematical model for Erlich to give handjobs to every male in the Battlefield audience instead of doing their presentation. The discussion gives Richard an epiphany about compression algorithms, and he stays up all night to code. He deletes most of the ‘Pied Piper’ features and leaves only one – the all-important compression engine, which, using Richard’s brand new compression code, achieves a Weissman score of 5.2. ‘Pied Piper’ wins the Battlefield, embarrassing Belson and Hooli. After learning from Monica, amidst some flirting between the two, that ‘Pied Piper’ will be fielding business interests and that things will only get harder, Richard has another panic attack and vomits into a dumpster in the alley.

Before watching the episode it’s better to learn all the vocabulary. The following tasks will help you to memorize all of them so you won’t face any difficulties with understanding😊. Click on the option «Выбрать режим обучения».


1. Learning the voc with the QUIZLET platform

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2. Choose the correct translation

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*** It’s better for you to watch it without subs, but if you feel you need to use them.


This unit is for your knowledge consolidation. Pass every single test to be able to estimate your understanding skills.


1. Listening test

Play the episodes intervals and write the whole sentence.


2. Writing test

Look at the pictures and write everything you can remember about the moment

Speaking test

To pass this test you have to:

1. Listen to the dialogue very carefully and try to copy the pronunciation, accent and the pace of the speech.

2. Use the microphone, press the button «Record» and make an audio of you replaying the following dialogue. Then download your file.

No matter what you may have heard, size matters. Welcome, everyone, to a journey into the Nucleus. Nucleus will provide the most diverse features ever assembled in a cloud-based compression suite. Massive functionality, inter-connectivity, and the simplicity one has come to expect from the Hooli family. We’re making all your files available for lightning-fast download. Accessible from any device. These features will be seamlessly synced to Hooli-mail, Hooli-search and the full suite of Hooli computing power. And now, for the moment of truth. As you will now see, our Weissman score is the best in the history of compression. 2.89. That is not an error. We are breathing rare air here, operating at the limit for lossless compression in audio, video and data. Anyone who tells you that their platform is faster than ours better have good lawyers. I hope you’ve enjoyed your journey into the Nucleus. We have the speed. We have the features. And we have… Shakira!

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  • About the episode
  • Before watching
  • Watching
  • Reinforce the knowledge
  • Homework

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