samzenpus from the taking-a-closer-look dept.
Here's an interesting and funny look at 526,000 OkCupid users, divided into groups by race and gender and all the the things each groups says it likes or is interested in. While it is far from being definitive, the groupings give a glimpse of what makes each culture unique. According to the results, white men like nothing better than Tom Clancy, Van Halen, and golfing.
It sounds like a fantastic idea. My favorite course in college was a security course, and the message there was to 'think like an adversary.' At the very least, could be motivation to get more people interested in computer science.
Ever try to write an OS using Ada? You'd spend 14 billion dollars and you might get a functional word processor. Copy and paste would be an extra 2 billion, and double the development time of the project.