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Introduction @2:49

"What kind of clown am I claiming that I know what can make you think better? ... This is not the time to be modest. I have done seminal research in the theory of distributed and concurrent systems for which i won the turning award. You can stop the video now and look me up on the web. <long pause>..."




Hmm, on the face of it that doesn't answer the question.


The claim is that what he is about to say is worth your attention.

Achievement of the highest professional accolade for the very stuff that he plans to discuss is literally prima facie evidence in support of that claim.


The transcription ("turning award" instead of "Turing award") makes it easier to miss the key point.




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