The Math Behind that Dick Joke in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

One of the more memorable and quotable scenes from the hit HBO show Silicon Valley occurs in the season 1 finale when the guys are debating “hypothetically” just how long it would take the founder of *Aviato*, Erlich Bachman to ehm, stimulate, an 800 man crowd to completion using only his hands. Panicked about how they are going to win Techcrunch Startup Battlefield the next morning, the guys go on to derive the beginnings of a sophisticated mathematical model considering the most relevant variables influencing the scenario where a (very) single individual has to stimulate 800 men to completion within 10 minutes:

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