I wonder if Alfred Joe Franklin is still out there somewhere. If so, he might want to get hold of me. We may have a problem being “us.”Perhaps you remember Alfred Joe. He’s the guy the government says has the same Social Security number as mine. Or at least he had it a couple of decades ago. I made this discovery last year when I went to the cop shop for a background check. It’s required by one of the nonprofit organizations I’m involved with.
Everything I know about mechanical and electrical devices would fit into a thimble. I expect them to operate when I turn them on and stop when I turn them off. The space in between, however, is a twilight zone. If anything goes wrong, I’m toast. In traditional testosterone circles, this is considered a serious flaw. Any guy worth his Y-chromosomes oughta be able to look at, or listen to, an ailing gadget and make an immediate diagnosis. Such as, “The manifibulator on the schazomflogit is out of synch.
An ancient performance occurs any time one secretive fisherman (which is redundant) shares photos of a bountiful catch with another angler who’s equally as cagey. “Wow!” the first will exclaim. “Those are some mighty nice (bass, crappie, trout, whatever). “Where’d you catch ’em?”Whereupon the other guy crooks an index finger into the shape of a hook, carefully positions it behind one lip, leans close and whispers, “Right here in the mouth.”Yes, that’s corny. It’s lame. It’s drier than week-old toast.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".