Someone somewhere thought to do some quantitative research on how suffering a Mac Attack affects job performance. The job? Deciding people’s futures. From Nature:
Judges’ days were divided into three sessions broken by two meal breaks — a morning snack and lunch. Judges decided when to break, but had no control over the ordering of cases, which was determined by when a prisoner’s attorney arrived.
At the beginning of a session, a prisoner had a 65% chance of being parolled, the authors found. This declined to almost zero by the end of a session, and leaped back to 65% after a break.