BERLIN—I felt as if I were part of a John le Carré novel as I approached the old East German power station in what was once a dismal part of this city. The feeling grew stronger as I climbed the metal stairs in the cold drizzle. Everything around me was gray, cold and dripping. The fictional spy master George Smiley would have fit right in. But it's nearly 28 years since the Berlin Wall fell and this isn't a story about Cold War espionage and intrigue.
When Microsoft first launched Windows back in 1985, things were different. In those days Windows wasn’t an operating system. Instead, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was an application that ran under MSDOS, which was a command line operating system designed for 16-bit Intel 8086-based computers. You invoked it by typing “Windows” on the command line. When Windows ran it presented a rudimentary graphical user interface and it could launch other applications, most of which were text-based, not graphical.
With computing power increasing faster than ever before, it's possible to crack previously secure encryption, and with the advent of quantum computing, that possibility gets ever closer. So now you must ask: Is your encryption good enough? As a theoretical discipline, quantum physics has been around for nearly a century. The first practical application emerged at Bell Labs in 1947 with the invention of the transistor, a technology that relies on quantum principles.
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".