Valuable theft deterrent or screaming annoyance? Whatever you think of motorcycle (or car) alarms, there’s little argument that they can provide a valuable extra layer of security. While we’ve all seen the videos of crooks stealing a bike with the alarm screaming, then ripping the panels off to get at it, nobody ever shares the footage of some low-life ignoring a bike because of the warning light, or running off when it starts wailing, so we never see the good they can do.
The Rukka Navigatorr is a laminated Gore-Tex motorcycle jacket with full armour and reflective graphics printed front and rear. I’ve been wearing it for six months now, in all weathers in the UK and Spain… Laminated textile kit is renowned for being stiff to wear – a typical bike jacket has a ‘drop liner’, which means the waterproof membrane hangs separately, behind the garment’s outer shell.
If you’ve ever wondered whether your old pride-and-joy was still on the road, you can now check instantly for free through the DVLA website. Whether it’s the motorcycle you should never have sold, your Dad’s bike that he used to take you out on, or even your grandmother’s classic (which is no doubt now worth an absolute fortune), the online tool – which checks if any bike or car is taxed and has a valid MoT – will give you the date the test certificate expires, and when the road tax is next due.
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".