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Haha yep, it's intentional. He has a sense of humor like that. Famously, he first presented his paper on the Paxos algorithm dressed like Indiana Jones with the fictional backstory of the algorithm being an archeological discovery of the ancient parliamentary systems of the Greek island of Paxos.

The paper is more of the same: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/... addmitadly, it's also fairly difficult to follow the random interspersed bits of Greek.

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