Mild spoilers ahead for Silicon Valley’s Season 5, Episode 3
In a recent episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) reveals that he mines Bitcoin as a side gig — but only when the price is above a certain value. He creates an alert that plays the 1.36 second death metal song “You Suffer” by Napalm Death whenever Bitcoin rises or drops so he can remote toggle his rig at home. Given the volatility of Bitcoin and the volume of the song, this quickly becomes annoying and becomes a recurring theme throughout the episode.
“We actually follow the Bitcoin price quite a lot and playing beautiful music each time it passes a certain amount makes the day better,” said Guðmundsson, in an email to The Verge. It’s impossible to tell if he’s joking about “You Suffer” being beautiful music. According to Genius.com, the lyrics are, “You suffer, but why?” though to the casual listener it sounds a lot more like “NUOOOOOH.”