Why We're Probably Living in a Computer Simulation Welcome to the Matrix. Philosopher Nick Bostrom published a rather convincing argument in 2003 that we’re probably living in a computer simulation. Read it and you’ll understand why Elon Musk says, “The odds that we’re living in base reality is one in billions.”In short the argument goes like this:A lot of people think we’re on the brink of creating super powerful computers and A.I.
Elon Musk is trying to make humanity a multi-planet species, starting with the colonization of Mars (that’s the raison d’être of his company, SpaceX). Why Mars? The tech visionary laid out his argument in a article in the journal New Space this month. Our options for becoming a multi-planetary species within our solar system are limited. We have, in terms of nearby options, Venus, but Venus is a high-pressure — super-high-pressure — hot acid bath, so that would be a tricky one.
Hentai Is Bigger Than Anyone Admits It gets more searches than Marvel, Obama, or off-season NFL. A journalist was mocked this week for inadvertently revealing he’d been looking at hentai. Public shaming in general is, let’s agree, not great, and in this case, well …. First, the journalist claims he was doing research. Maybe he was doing research. Second, the journalist is one of many, many people who sometimes look at hentai. Hentai, for those who don’t know, is erotic anime or manga. How big is it?
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".