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I don't know about you, but it would take me a lot longer than 7 seconds to perform the raft consensus algorithm with paper and pencil.

Who are you to judge? Did you win the Putnam or something?

I think people are generally allowed to judge themselves without industry credentials...

That was tongue-in-cheek (that still had no business on HN), a reference to @lacker's two Putnam awards.

The Putnam is also the source of one of the best burns on HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35079

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