Q: I've seen your articles on how to handle a power outage a couple of times. But no one ever mentioned using a line to the car battery. I've used it a couple of times and it has worked fine. And you can run the car to recharge the battery. A: Here's what worries me about that. If, for instance, you are in an area where evacuation may be needed and your car is how you get out — then I worry about using the gas in the tank, especially since gasoline stations may be out or closed.
I have trouble figuring out what’s going to happen next week and yet, in what must be a desire to look really stupid, each year I try to predict the next big technology shifts for the New Year. But I’ve figured out a way to be fairly accurate, and my past predictions back that up. How do I do it? Instead of trying to come up with technologies that aren’t on the market and still in the labs, I look at technologies that already exist and show signs of growing fast.
Alan Laws is Denver’s whiskey man. The former Wall Street analyst, 46, is the founder and a president of Laws Whiskey House, a distillery on South Acoma Street that makes, according to Laws, some of the finest bourbons in the country – especially its flagship A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Laws grew up in Alberta, Canada, the son of a Royal Canadian Mountie. He played a lot of hockey.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".