Perhaps the most exciting new findings on birth order involve the issue of romantic compatibility. Through this research we can now produce a fairly accurate personal compatibility analysis explaining who your best match is based on factors such as how many siblings you grew up with, the gender of those siblings, the age gap between you and your siblings, and whether or not you experienced significant conflict with a parent or the early loss of a parent or sibling. Of course your personal compatibility analysis is based on birth order, the most reliable predictor of personality.
Clustered in seven teams from universities across Russia, they were almost halfway into an eight-hour hacking competition, trying to solve forensic problems that ranged from identifying a computer virus’s origins to finding secret messages embedded in images. Minin was there to oversee the competition, called Capture the Flag, which had been put on by his organization, the Association of Chief Information Security Officers, or ARSIB in Russian. ARSIB runs Capture the Flag competitions at schools all over Russia, as well as massive, multiday hackathons in which one team defends its server as another team attacks it. In April, hundreds of young hackers participated in one of them.