Malevole has an amusing quiz wherein, from photographs, one has to pick serial killers and programming language inventors. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

Rob Smith got 8 out of 10. I fared exactly as well as random guessing would predict. I only knew one of them by sight–the Son of Sam killer.

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  1. Lawren says:

    I too was 8/10.

  2. Steven says:

    I managed 7/10.

  3. James Joyner says:

    They all looked like serial killers to me!

  4. I was looking for Rob’s picture in there…or James’s Technorati pic!!!

  5. James Joyner says:

    Heh–never wrote any software programs!

  6. jen says:

    I got 7/10. I waffled on the Ukrainian killer or I would have had 8.

  7. Tom says:

    9/10 , sometimes it pays to be a geek. Is it scary that I recognized two of the programmers, and only one serial killer? I think so…

  8. Kate says:

    A programmer friend who took the test pointed out that the two need not be mutually exclusive.