Damon Smith, a 20-year-old with Asperger’s, has been found guilty of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life after he left a home-made bomb on the London tube.

Smith was described as being “fascinated with bombs and guns” from an early age, however his fascination turned dangerous when he reached the age of 19. After reading about bombs on google, he bought a £2 clock and attached an explosive devise to it. He then boarded an underground train at rush hour and left his rucksack behind. Thinking that it had been left behind, a passenger gave the bag to the train driver who immediately spotted protruding wires and a timer. The bomb was filled with shrapnel and nails, and could have caused “astronomical” damage.

It’s impossible to get anyone to notice run-of-the-mill military stories these days. Imagine seeing the headline “Four Killed In Drone Strike In Yemen.” Who cares? Doesn’t that happen like twice a day? People need something new. Something concise, snackable. Something they can latch onto and make Twitter jokes about for like eight hours. Engagement.

That’s where “Mother of all Bombs” comes in. It’s distinct, it’s easy to Google, and it handily captures the Call Of Duty demographic. It’s a catchy phrase you haven’t heard before, and you instantly have an opinion about it. Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had their “conscious uncoupling”? If they just broke up, it would’ve been out of the news in one day. But once you hear that specific phrase? We’re talking Twitter jokes for days, late-night jokes for months, and morning radio jokes for an ageless eternity.

Plus, it’s a perfect hashtag! #MOAB. Short, punchy, instantly searchable – you think any of Obama’s drone strikes had kickass SEO like that? Hell no. Even if you Google “Obama Bomb” TODAY, ALL of the stories are about the MOAB. We already knocked eight years of warfare right off the front page of Google. Shoulda’ branded them drones, Barry! #BrandingFail.

Trump Is Now Bombing Countries Like It’s Viral Marketing

Only a Moment Away [Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader]

Summary: Sequel to Gate 24B. Lin and reader go on their first date in London.

Word Count: 1,560

Warnings: a little cursing, allusion to smut but sadly no smut on this blog yet folks.

A/N: THIS WAS QUITE A RIDE. I am so happy about how this turned out, for real. I was going to take things further on the end but I’m just not ready to write /that/ yet. Still, I hope y’all like it <3 PS: MAJOR shoutout to mah girl @ourforgottenboleros for the title idea and for proofreading this mess haha

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Business meeting, hotel, getting dressed, Lin.

That was everything you had planned for your second day in London: after leaving the airport on the day before, took you a really long nap and a few e-mails to adjust yourself as much as possible to the timezone and pull yourself together to work the next day, but Lin was the only thing on your mind.

He texted you minutes after leaving you on a cab to your hotel, discussing dinner plans and places to visit since he was a ‘newbie’ when it comes to London. You, however, had been there many times because of work, making you an expert when it came to restaurants and locations.

Of course, this time your knowledge on the best places to try the British cuisine wouldn’t be used to convince a business partner or seal a deal.

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getting to know me meme

no one tagged me i just felt like filling something out 

TIME AND DATE: 8:10 pm May 22nd 2017
LAST THING I GOOGLED: Manchester Bombing Ariana Grande Concert
BIRTHDAY:  July 13th 1995
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: biromantic? asexual
FAVORITE COLOR(S): pastel/mint blues and greens  
WHAT I’M WEARING RIGHT NOW: a grey t shirt and funky pants 
LAST BOOK I READ: i think it was technically Great Expectations
FAVORITE FOOD: just had my mom’s home made pork ribs :)
LAST MOVIE I WATCHED: moana with the family!
DREAM VACATION: going back to japan
DREAM WEDDING: eh i haven’t really put much thought into it 
DREAM PET: i mean lbr a gryffin or something that can fly but i’ll settle for a dog or a cat 
DREAM JOB: voice acting
IF SOMEONE GAVE ME $646 RIGHT NOW I WOULD SPEND IT ON: a nintendo switch tbh 

tagging @redphlox @shuckin-minho @mintyyprince @lunar–resonance @silly-twin-stars @karadavers lol lets get a meme going around (do it if you want to!!) 

Hired by BigHit: Dreams vs Reality- Part 3

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Fluff, Light Angst, [mentions of sex in later parts]

Summary: As a talented underground rapper, you’ve just become Bangtan’s new hiphop coach! What happens when you meet the boy who has big dreams of joining the rap line?

Parts: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 [END]

Hired by BigHit Series: Taehyung // Hoseok // Yoongi // Seokjin // Namjoon // Jungkook // Jimin

p.s. Shoutout to WINGS~~

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i was tagged by @deathordesire!

Rules: answer questions in a new post and tag a few blogs you would like to get to know better

Nickname: chef, cause i work with cannibalized remains :1 
Gender: nonbinary 
Height: 5'7
Time Right Now: 6:06 pm EST
Last Thing Googled: antipater
Favorite Bands: bomb the music industry!, the taxpayers
Favorite Soloists: jeff rosenstock
Last Movie Watched: the road to el dorado 
When Did you Create your Blog: i made this blog in 2015, and remade my main blog in 2014, but i’ve been on tumblr since 2008 rip me 
What Kind of Stuff Do You Post: spirit work! silly garbage! that’s it. 
When Did Your Blog Reach Its Peak: dennis reynolds voice peaked? peaked, dee? ah hahahaha… let me tell you somethin’. i haven’t even begun to peak. and when i do peak? you’ll know. because i’m gonna peak so hard, that everybody in philadelphia’s gonna feel it. i’m in my PRIME. 
Do you Have Any Other Blogs: @kingofminneapolis is my main, and i have a few hidden blogs to save urls. 
Do You Get Asks Often: often enough to make me panic. 
Why Did You Choose Your URL: because it’s a really good song! 
Following: only 99 people. 
Hogwarts House: ravenclaw. c: 

Favorite Colors: purple and turquoise. 

Average Hours of Sleep: 6-7 a night
Lucky Numbers: 14!
Favorite Characters: crowley (good omens) and maximilien morrel (the count of monte cristo) 
What Are You Wearing Right Now: green army camo jacket, black leggings, high top vans, and a grey shirt that says “world’s okayest dad” in black text. i needed the shirt for school today. 
Dream Job: researcher and/or museum curator 
Dream trip: a hike through alaska 

okay i’m tagging uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

@xenfeather @dawnofstars @pearlsxandxpeonies @pearlescent-princess @faerie-tara

okay bye!

anonymous asked:

Google doesn't shape people's perceptions, it just reflects them. if you're complaining about how google portrays gay people you're complaining about how the whole internet portrays gay people.

Readers, anon is referring to this post.


To everyone who is commenting, “these are auto-generated results, don’t blame Google! It’s the algorithm!” Right, but who writes and maintains the algorithm? Google is now tweaking it so much there are more than 365 updates per year.

You’re acting like because a person isn’t hand-picking each result set, Google isn’t in control of the process and the overall result criteria.

Google skews its result algorithms all the time so that the results are RELEVANT. The top result isn’t necessarily the page that gets the most views or visits, it’s the page that makes the most sense for someone legitimately searching on the topic. 

They have the power to adjust the results and they do it all the time. 

When “the internet” portrays someone falsely - for example when hackers use “Google-bomb” efforts to get a politician to show up when you search Google for “idiot” etc. - Google will correct that when they learn about it (not always, but many times).

I work in the web and with search engines. Bottom line = you don’t know what you’re talking about here if you think that the Google team doesn’t influence and shape what sites and types of sites show up in top positions for searches.


How did this heinous Gaza app even get approved by Google?

Just as the 29-day conflict in the Gaza Strip has peaked with at least 1,865 casualties, a new and insanely disturbing Google Play app, called Bomb Gaza, has been downloaded 1,000 times. That’s right — up to 1,000 people decided to make light of a terribly real situation by seeing if they could win points by dropping bombs on cartoon Hamas militants and being careful enough to avoid killing citizens in the process.

Though the game has since been taken down, the damage has been done. The game creators, PlayFTW, capitalized on a tragic reality and are facing the backlash that comes with that territory, as is Google for hosting Bomb Gaza.

It hasn’t been the only tone-deaf response | Follow micdotcom 

anonymous asked:

Dear Supervillain, First of all, thanks for taking time out of your busy world domination schedule to read this. I found a girl that I really like who is essentially a female version of myself. I asked her out and she told me she was in love with another guy who lives a long way away (~2000km). I still like her, but know we can't be together, and I do not want to become a "nice guy". How do I get over these pesky feelings quickly so that friendship can resume?

I applaud your instincts, here. Becoming a Nice Guy™ is not something that I, a supervillain, can condone. This is not to say that Nice Guys™ aren’t dangerous, but more that they’re dangerous like zombies or the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination are dangerous: in droves they’re overwhelming, and when they’re high-aggression they’re terrifying, but mostly they’re just annoying and brainless. 

So. You want to be friends with this girl because you recognize that friendship in and of itself is a reward, and hardly a lesser one than a relationship. After all, your friends are the ones who bail you out of jail or Google a bomb schematic when you need them to. 

Frankly, the easiest way to get over anything is to give yourself some space from the thing. 

You can tell her you are doing this. You can say, “Hey Girl Name, I respect your feelings and your decision and I want to be friends, so I need to take a quick minute to hang on my own and get over my feelings for you so they don’t pop up between us like an unwanted zit every so often.” Then just talk to her less. Text a different friend when you want to text her. Make plans with someone else. Cultivate a new crush, even. 

Then, when you’re ready, pick up your friendship again. It will be a little different – you may not be as close, you will not feel as intensely – but different isn’t necessarily worse. 

A Supervillain