P.S. Be prepared for 2012.
From Nikola Tesla's webpage:
"Tesla never married. He was celibate and claimed that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities. Nonetheless there have been numerous accounts of women vying for Tesla's affection, even some madly in love with him. Tesla, though polite, behaved rather ambivalently to these women in the romantic sense."
I am sure i could find some other intellectuals who were celibates, or at least didn't give so much importance to sex. Maybe the greats insights of these genius provided them with greater pleasure (and less ephemeral) as substitute for physical orgasms. Or it may be simply that they didn't have much time or didn't give the importance to it.
Doesn't seem like that requires any real computation - you just go through the data maintaining a count of each of the 256 possible values (an embarassingly parallel problem), then write it back out with 256 memsets (likewise trivially parallelisable).
That technique is called bucked sort BTW.
Leveraging always beats prototyping.