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Series Premiere. Attending an elaborate launch party, Richard and his computer programmer friends--Big Head, Dinesh and Gilfoyle--dream of making it big. Instead, they're living in a communal Hacker Hostel owned by former programmer Erlich, who gets to claim 10% of anything they invent there. When it becomes clear that Richard has developed a powerful compression algorithm for his website, Pied Piper, he finds himself courted by his egomaniacal corporate boss Gavin Belson, who offers a $10 million buyout by his firm, Hooli. But Richard holds back when well-known investor Peter Gregory makes a counter-offer.