It looks like 8-9min is pretty common. How much variability is there within an evening?
To get a sense of how common lockouts are and how they happen I looked through lockout reports on Hacker News by searching for [google blocked account] and [google locked out]. I looked at top-level stories and the comments on them for cases where people were entirely locked out of an account; I didn't include cases where people lost access to only some Google services (Payments, AdWords, etc) or where they did get back in on their own. I did count cases where it took making a lot of noise on HN or Twitter, though.
There are two reasons people seem to get locked out:
I was reminded of it today when someone submitted the post to HN, so I calculated some stats:
This is a good amount of work: you need to prepare the filling, chill, shape little spheres, chill, and then dip them. Worth it for making presents or sharing, but not if I'm making something for myself. Instead I just make a jar of ganache:
At the beginning of 2008 there wasn't an EA movement yet, while by 2012 there was one. There wasn't an instantaneous change.
Why this particular curve? Here are some historical points that anchor it to events:
|Work||Nucleic Acid Observatory|
|Code||Apartment Price Map|