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Twitter hack pays off, brings Burger King 60K new followers - Internet-based applications and services, Burger King, e-commerce, McDonald's, twitter, e-business, social media, internet News By Jeremy Kirk March 11, 2013 06:00 AM ET Computerworld - Burger King saw a surprising upside after its Twitter stream was recently compromised: Tens of thousands of people began following its account. The company had about 50,000 followers before the hack, but that number shot up to more than 110,000 after the incident. "Interesting day here at Burger King, but we're back!"

Gambler's fallacy The gambler's fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy or the fallacy of the maturity of chances, is the mistaken belief that if something happens more frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen less frequently in the future; likewise, if something happens less frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen more frequently in the future (presumably as a means of balancing nature). In situations where what is being observed is truly random (i.e. independent trials of a random process), this belief, though appealing to the human mind, is false. This fallacy can arise in many practical situations although it is most strongly associated with gambling where such mistakes are common among players.

Piratage : Burger King Twitter Account Hacked Hackers took over Burger King's Twitter account on Monday. The cyber tricksters changed the fast food company's avatar and name to "McDonalds" and sent a McFlurry of questionable and offensive tweets. The Twitter mishap isn't all bad news for Burger King though — the account added 5,000 new followers in the first 30 minutes since the hackers took over. Mashable has reached out to the company and will update this post with any response. Signals Specialist Karin Sigloch Probes the Planet’s Darkest Secrets Sixty-five million years ago, in the waning days of the dinosaurs, when India was still floating alone near Madagascar, an upwelling of hot rock from deep in the Earth’s mantle called a plume broke through the continent, depositing a 2-kilometer-thick blanket of volcanic material that can still be seen today. Then India migrated northeastward, eventually slamming into Eurasia. But the plume stayed put.

Succès inattendu : How Pinterest and a single blog post completely changed a company Go to today and you’ll find a company that prides itself on offering a vast selection of unique iron works and home decor. The small store peddles picture frames, racks, and designs you can’t find anywhere else. Step on into the company’s web site, read some decorating tips, have a look around, select what you like, and buy. A year ago, however, you couldn’t do that. Back then, it was a boutique shop with a handful of stores in Utah, Nevada, and Colorado, that didn’t even have an online shopping cart.

How to Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors With Science A study of common strategies playing Rock, Paper, Scissors has provided advice on the best way to win, at least as long as your opponent has not read the same study. Rock, Paper, Scissors might once have been a game for children, but these days there are leagues for serious money and even a “world championship”. Meanwhile male lizards have been discovered to be playing the same game. If everyone was random in the way they played the game it would simply be a matter of chance who won. An experiment that tested a man's tolerance for isolation to the limit I served on US Navy submarines, and although not really isolated from people, we were essentially cut off from society. Sometimes it was difficult to adjust to it again, especially when it was 2+ months at sea, most of that underwater. Did you feel a kind of sensory overload after coming back to regular life? It seems like there would suddenly be a lot of input after months of a relatively quiet existence.

Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame Yellow shows regions of increased sensation while blue areas represent decreased feeling in these composite images. Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. Chests puffing up with pride — and happiness felt head to toe — are sensations as real as they are universal. And now we can make an atlas of them. Researchers have long known that emotions are connected to a range of physiological changes, from nervous job candidates’ sweaty palms to the racing pulse that results from hearing a strange noise at night. But new research reveals that emotional states are universally associated with certain bodily sensations, regardless of individuals’ culture or language.

The congruence bias is why we all jump to conclusions and stay there The whole gateway drug thing is so flawed in so many ways. One being that though many people who are smack addicts started with pot, there are also many people that only ever smoke pot and never moved to heroin. What makes a lot more sense is that being a heroin addict would tend to suggest that you are open to trying drugs of all sorts so it stands to reason that you've probably done all kinds of drugs legal and otherwise before you reached the end. But you know what, even if weed was a gateway drug, so what? Is it more of a gateway drug than alcohol or tobacco? You know it's kind of like the gay marriage thing reached the point where you cannot make any legitimate argument for why it should remain illegal that doesn't somehow rely on religious thought.

Cheves Perky Mary Cheves West Perky (1874–1940) was an American psychologist who studied under Edward B. Titchener at Cornell University. In 1910, she performed the "Banana Experiment", which led to the discovery of the Perky effect.[1] Emmert's law Emmert's Law bears the name of Emil Emmert (1844–1911), since it was first described by him in 1881.[1] Emmert noted that an afterimage appeared to increase in size when projected to a greater distance. It is unclear whether he intended this to mean physical distance or perceived distance, but most authors assume the latter.[2] A modern version of the law states that objects that generate retinal images of the same size will look different in physical size (linear size) if they appear to be located at different distances. Specifically, the perceived linear size of an object increases as its perceived distance from the observer increases. This makes intuitive sense: an object of constant size will project progressively smaller retinal images as its distance from the observer increases.

Applied behavior analysis Applied behavior analysis (ABA), previously known as behavior modification,[1] is the application of operant and classical conditioning that modifies human behaviors, especially as part of a learning or treatment process. Behavior analysts focus on the observable relationship of behavior to the environment, including antecedents and consequences, without resort to "hypothetical constructs".[2] By functionally assessing the relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment, the methods of ABA can be used to change that behavior. Methods in applied behavior analysis range from validated intensive behavioral interventions—most notably utilized for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)[3]—to basic research which investigates the rules by which humans adapt and maintain behavior. Definition[edit] History[edit] B.F.