'Silicon Valley' Hid a Message in Season 5 Trailer—and It's Hilarious

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‘Silicon Valley’ hid a meta message in its season 5 trailer

This is delectably nerdy.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Mar 6, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 10:40 pm CDT

HBO’s Silicon Valley is a walloping satire of the tech industry, and the inside jokes are ridiculous. The trailer for season 5 came and went a few weeks ago—new episodes are coming March 25, by the way—but the internet spotted a meta hidden message we all missed.

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Here’s tech billionaire Gavin Belson giving a Steve Jobs-inspired tech talk.

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Did you catch the binary code behind him?

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If you translate the code, which is used in computing to transmit data, it spells “Find a hobby for God’s sake.” Twitter user @cliffski noticed the stunt.

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As Mashable notes, elaborate and nerdy jokes are a staple of the Mike Judge-created comedy. In season 1, the series brought in a mathematician to author a paper about penises. Watch the season 5 trailer below, which will resume without comedian TJ Miller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZFPRrRN_g

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2018, 10:04 am CST