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A Stanford engineer built the fake compression algorithm in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

26
Jul
2014

The creators of HBOs Silicon Valley could have glossed over the breakthrough technology behind fictional start-up Pied Piper, but instead they reached out to a Stanford professor for some help crafting a compression algorithm that seemed perfectly plausible on the surface. Ultimately, Ph.D student Vinith Misra was brought in to work on the nitty-gritty details of the algorithm. Beyond the original algorithm in the show, Misra also had to come up with the breakthrough discovery for the punchline of season finale. …

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