Professor of computer science at Cornell University. Ex-employee of Oracle corporation, where he was architect for database replication technology.

Some classic Demers quotes:

  • muble... (In code comments, meaning, "this code is dumb." In conversation, meaning "I can't think about that right now".)
  • grumble... (In code comments, meaning, "this code is broken. In conversation, meaning, "I am upset!")
  • "I don't know if that's a compelling handwave or not."
  • "We've just changed what we've claimed, so it's true."
  • "This is amazing! I guess."
  • "This is proof by induction or something."
  • "Once you get unlucky, you can never get lucky again."

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