31 comments

  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 3 years ago

    Good grief

    15 points
  • Greg DGreg D, 3 years ago

    I feel like if we're gonna start posting terrible UI from all sources we're gonna be here a while…

    11 points
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, 3 years ago

    I like the "Enable Middle Out Compression" radio button.

    9 points
  • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, 3 years ago

    I enjoyed how far they have taken this. I love their word press site is the icing on the cake.

    8 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, 3 years ago

    What bugged me the most is that Monica said the UX is fine. Bitch, a faulty UI is faulty UX!

    6 points
    • Asis P.Asis P., 3 years ago

      YES! i didn't get her point as well! What didn't she like in the UI!

      4 points
  • Jake ChapmanJake Chapman, 3 years ago

    Fucking modified Bootstrap. It's a damn virus I tell you!!!

    5 points
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 3 years ago

    I don't get it, what's the problem?

    I suppose you want more options? Don't worry, I'm sure they're working on it.

    5 points
  • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, 3 years ago

    This is really similar to Handbrake.

    I'd like to see people come up with some solutions to this - maybe I'll do something on Codepen.

    Love this show!

    3 points
  • Alfonse SurigaoAlfonse Surigao, 3 years ago

    I don't think most people here realize it's for a TV show.... shhhhh. Let them keep thinking it's a real product. I can't wait for Eli Shiff to do a 3 part series on this.

    2 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Silicon Valley is always right on the verge of annoying me with some of their tech details, but I understand that they have to keep it amusing for everyone, not just us startup geeks.

    It really isn't clear to me what the fuck PiedPiper is supposed to be based on this UI? A Dropbox competitor with faster uploading and downloading due to amazing compression? That's it?

    It seems like the core algorithm being licensed out to the services and people that could benefit from improved compression would be the most effective way of getting it out into the world. You don't even need a UI for that.

    Whatever, it's a TV show, but this strikes me as equally as uninspiring as the box in the server farm.

    1 point
    • Calum SmithCalum Smith, 3 years ago

      The UI is intentionally bad—that's the joke, just like their poor business decisions.

      1 point
      • Jari ZwartsJari Zwarts, 3 years ago

        It's everything and nothing. ™️

        0 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 3 years ago

        I get that, I'm talking more about the purpose of the web app. I thought they were a compression company, not a storage company.

        0 points
        • Noah MittmanNoah Mittman, 3 years ago

          They're CloudConvert. But for compression. Plus you want to host that video somewhere for that everywhere access, right? Plus the server component for the machine learning so the compression gets better? Look, it's beta, it's not even 1.0 and it's not a hit immediately out of the gate – sounds about right to me.

          0 points
  • Mohsin NaqiMohsin Naqi, 3 years ago

    It's fake and fiction. Just a bad mockup they did for a TV show. You guys need to chill.

    1 point
  • Des DevDes Dev, 3 years ago

    They should have built the box.

    1 point
  • Bjarke DaugaardBjarke Daugaard, 3 years ago

    This is why you don't beta test on your friends

    0 points
  • Dylan OpetDylan Opet, 3 years ago

    Haha, bleh!

    0 points
  • Callum Hopkins, 3 years ago

    All your option are belong to us

    0 points
  • Konstantin StiheKonstantin Stihe, 3 years ago

    Ouch!

    0 points
  • Christian SchuhmannChristian Schuhmann, 3 years ago

    Source: loldongs.mov chuckles

    0 points
  • Gabriel JorbyGabriel Jorby, 3 years ago

    reminded me of this another compression tool. These tools are usually complex to design, yet, it's feasible.

    Handbrake

    0 points