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“Hey, Edward, I’m really sorry–” Tyler began.
Edward lifted his hand to stop him.
“No blood, no foul,” he said, flashing his brilliant teeth.

***

I raised one hand to halt his apology. “No blood, no foul,” I said wryly. Without thinking, I smiled too widely at my private joke.

nigmashow said: 

Out of character(myself): You’re quite the looker Mr. Nigma~

fandoms-and-feels-everywhere asked:

First of all, Mr. Nigma, an apology for my redundancy in my last question. Second, how do you feel about being called attractive by so many people in the world(including myself)?

anonymous said:

Your voice is perfect.  I could listen to it all day.

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Always raises the spirits to receive credit where it is due.  Why yes, my voice is perfect.  Yes, I am accepting compliments.  No, no, please, do go on!  The fact of the matter is I feel positively about the whole affair because, well, it’s the truth.  I’m rather charming, dashing, and certainly strike quite the figure on the screen, big, small or anywhere between.

yahoo.com
Edward Snowden Kills Team Trump's New Conspiracy Theory By Explaining How The FBI Can Quickly Comb Through Email
On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey declared for the second time that Hillary Clinton committed no crimes regarding her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. Unsurprisingly, the reaction to this news was a highly partisan one, and perhaps Comey did work some damage to the Clinton

On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey declared for the second time that Hillary Clinton committed no crimes regarding her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.  Unsurprisingly, the reaction to this news was a highly partisan one, and perhaps Comey did work some damage to the Clinton campaign (as was the main criticism of his poorly timed public announcement).  We can only speculate about that until Tuesday ends.

Speaking of speculation, a conspiracy theory immediately popped up on Twitter after Comey issued his letter.  The bureau took about a week to comb through 650,000 messages amid all of the unsavory flotsam that surely resides on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.  This was a lighting fast result, but was it too speedy?

Trump enthusiast General Michael Flynn — who was last seen declaring that Mark Cuban was “not a legitimate person” — questioned how Comey and his staff could possibly dig through an average of one email per second. He tweeted that this was “IMPOSSIBLE,” and “something does not jive.”

IMPOSSIBLE:
There R 691,200 seconds in 8 days. DIR Comey has thoroughly reviewed 650,000 emails in 8 days? An email / second? IMPOSSIBLE RT

— General Flynn (@GenFlynn)

November 6, 2016

It took 1 year to review 60K and 8 days to review 650K? Smart machines or not, something does not jive. Thoughts?

— General Flynn (@GenFlynn)

November 6, 2016

And so, a conspiracy theory was born and began to spread like wildfire across social media.  Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine decided to confront the storm head on by calling upon Edward Snowden for a judgment call on how long the process would truly take. 

Hey @Snowden, for context, how long would it take the NSA to dedupe 650k emails?

— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis)

November 7, 2016

Snowden’s answer was swift and indicated that the task could be completed in a few hours, tops, even with a crusty old laptop. 

@jeffjarvis Drop non-responsive To:/CC:/BCC:, hash both sets, then subtract those that match. Old laptops could do it in minutes-to-hours.

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden)

November 7, 2016

In the end, it sounds like the FBI actually may have taken their time, despite Comey’s insistence that round-the-clock maneuvers were required to dig though all of the emails before the election.  Huh. 

Trump himself barely uses email, so I’m not surprised he’d be questioning this due to a fundamental lack of understanding how emails work, but I’m a bit surprised a U.S. Army General would question this.