Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit BusinessIamA professional bill negotiator (a job I just made up). My brother and I quit our jobs and saved people (and cost Comcast & Friends) over $2,000,000. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6308/iama-professional-bill-negotiator-a-job-i-just I argue with telecom companies for a living to help save people money on their bills. If you’ve ever been furious at Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, you’ve probably got good reason. No one really loves these companies, and it’s because they’ve got some of the shadiest business practices around, including overcharging just about everyone on cable/internet/cell phones.

That's why my brother and I created BillFixers. We haggle with these companies for our customers, getting better rates/promotions/more data/whatever we can. We were tired of them getting away with their price gouging so now we fight back.

I’m here with my brother (u/gutenbergbible) to help give advice on how to negotiate with these companies to save money - without losing your mind. We specialize in telecom bills but we’ve worked on everything from airline refunds to business software. Turns out, just about everything is negotiable! Ask us anything!

Our Story

Three years ago, I was studying to be a lawyer, my brother was in college and working freelance as a graphic designer, and both of us were haggling with our cable companies 1,000 miles apart. We decided to start a side gig negotiating bills for fun, came up with the name BillFixers, and posted on r/entrepreneur, which blew up pretty much immediately.

These days, we’ve got a team of more than 20 people, including people who are better at negotiation, customer service, and development than we ever were, been featured in The New York Times (who called us ethically ambiguous) and NBC Nightly News, and we’ve negotiated more than two million dollars out of the pocket of companies like Comcast and AT&T and put it back into the pockets of their customers.

Proof: https://twitter.com/BillFixers/status/896156096242438144

More Proof: http://imgur.com/3xmpvJw

We want to help people get themselves better deals on their monthly bills and stop getting ripped off by these giant corporations. Ask us anything about dealing with your cable/internet provider, how to negotiate, net neutrality, or really whatever you want!

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Music-LiveI am Dizaster, World Famous Battle Rapper Starring in Eminem's New Movie "Bodied", Ask Me Anything... http://www.topiama.com/r/6309/i-am-dizaster-world-famous-battle-rapper-starring Here's the trailer for the new movie

I have battled in a ton of leagues against the best rappers from around the world.

Drake hosting my battle vs DNA

Facing off against the legend Canibus

Me vs battle rap legend Iron Solomon

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Shouts to /r/rapbattles for making this happen

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerIamA Voice Over Artist and I'll Read Any Script You Like AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6312/iama-voice-over-artist-and-ill-read-any-script The Associated Press is launching Future of Work, a series of stories exploring how technology and global pressures are transforming workplaces across the U.S. and around the world. The first installments went out this week and focus on workers’ relationships with robots, and how automation is changing the availability and nature of employment in manufacturing.

There’s a paradox in how we think of modern American manufacturing jobs.

While it’s true that many of these jobs have gone overseas, U.S. manufacturers have actually added nearly a million jobs in the past seven years, and federal statistics show nearly 390,000 such jobs are unfilled.

But this isn’t the kind of assembly-line work your parents and grandparents did. More and more factory jobs now demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills to run robots. Many of the workers laid off from low-tech factories lack such qualifications, and training opportunities are limited, particularly for older workers. Japan is way ahead of the U.S. in introducing robots to the workplace, but it hasn’t resulted in some of the job reductions observed in other nations. It has also not created the surge in higher-skilled employment. So, it turns out, there are plenty of manufacturing jobs. There just aren’t enough of the right kind of workers to fill them.

Here’s your chance to talk about this with some of the Associated Press journalists who reported these stories in text, photos, video and graphics across three continents. We are writer Dan Sewell and photographer John Minchillo in Cincinnati: business writer Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo: economics editor Fred Monyak in Washington: and enterprise editor Jeff McMillan in Philadelphia. Ask us anything!

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This AMA is now closed. Thanks to everyone who offered questions!

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI'm a bestselling horror author who just published a new book-- ZOMBIE-IN-CHIEF: EATER OF THE FREE WORLD portraying Donald Trump as a literal zombie. Reality has outpaced my wildest imaginings. . . http://www.topiama.com/r/6305/im-a-bestselling-horror-author-who-just-published I'm Scott Kenemore, author of 10 horror novels and satires about the undead. (Though I might be best known for disagreeing with Max Brooks about the awesomeness Return of the Living Dead on panels at San Diego Comic-Con.) After the 2016 election, I thought it'd be interesting to write a book where a Trumpian figure runs for president while harboring a secret so dark he must conceal it even from his closest advisors and aides; namely, that he is a member of the walking dead, and seeks the nation's highest office in order to turn America into a wonderland for brain-eating zombies. He wants to build a southern border wall. . . to keep delicious humans IN. He wants to cut govt.-funded access to healthcare. . . because hobbled, sickly humans are so much easier for zombies to catch. And Mar-a-Lago's location near the Caribbean is no coincidence, for it functions as a recruitment center for the rich and powerful who might wish to join the elite ranks of the ravenous unliving.
The late, great George Romeo was the master of using zombies for political criticism. I find them salient to the 2016 presidential election because—just like zombies—the candidate who won did so many things you “can’t” do. Dead bodies “can’t” rise from their graves to feed upon the flesh of the living—and political candidates “can’t” make fun of handicapped reporters, alienate minority groups, and speak enthusiastically of groping women . . . and still expect to get elected president.
Until they do. A chief function of horror is to challenge what we know to be possible and true. Realizing you’ve been dead wrong about something is one of the scariest feelings of all. (Half the horror is being eaten alive by the zombie, but the other half is realizing you were so very wrong about what kind of world you were living in. First of all, ouch, my brains! But second of all, how in the heck is this even happening?!) For these reasons, I think the 2016 election can probably be best understood as a horror story. Ask me anything.

The new book: https://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Chief-Eater-Politics-Undead/dp/1945863218

My website: https://scottkenemore.com/

Proofs, I has them! https://scottkenemore.com/about/

EDIT: Thanks everyone! I'm going to step away for a bit, but if anyone has additional questions I'll try to get to them later this evening!

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingFive years ago, I quit my safe cybersecurity job to make the Megaman X-inspired game of my dreams. I am Chris King, developer of 20XX. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6304/five-years-ago-i-quit-my-safe-cybersecurity-job You can also see me these days as the President of the United States of America, Laura Montez, on VEEP, a kind of angry lesbian network president on EPISODES, a ballsy military contractor zombie on iZombie and getting super beat up in the movie THE HOUSE. I also lurk around Twitter and Instagram at @andreasavage. Come say hi.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/g345tln9frez.jpg

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AcademicIamA economist. Ask me anything about environmental regulations, why climate change is going to F shit up, why water should not be free, how countries develop (or not), and anything else that comes to mind! http://www.topiama.com/r/6306/iama-economist-ask-me-anything-about My face

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Austin Meyer of X-Plane, Xavion, and The Patent Scam http://www.topiama.com/r/6311/austin-meyer-of-xplane-xavion-and-the-patent-scam I'm Lindsey Jacobellis, 10 XGames Gold Medals, 5 World Champ Titles and 27 World Cup Wins. I have raced boardercross for over two decades and I am not stopping any time soon.

I love the "Days of Thunder" feeling when you mix speed and other racers. I'm Lindsey Jacobellis and I have raced boardercross for over two decades and I am not stopping any time soon. I have 10 XGames Golds medals, 5 World Championships Titles, and 27 World Cup wins. I crave the speed and the upredictabilty of my sport. Ask Me Anything!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/1lee3dhrqwfz.jpg

Check out all things Winter Games at www.reddit.com/user/TeamUSAOlympics.

Thanks for all the great questions, I had a blast and I hope you did too, bye ;)

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Scot Armstrong, writer of Old School, Hangover 2, and Road Trip. Season 2 of my show Dice premiers this Sunday on Showtime, so AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6313/i-am-scot-armstrong-writer-of-old-school-hangover Hey everyone! This is Scot Armstrong. Season 2 of my show Dice starring Andrew Dice Clay premiers this Sunday, but feel free to ask me about anything whether it's Dice, Old School, UCB, or Chicago Bears football!

Dice Season 2 Premier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wyXY9dL78A

Proof: https://twitter.com/ScotArmstrong22/status/897542318747725824

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am INFJoe, an artist, creator of INFJoe Cartoons, and author of Text, Don’t Call. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6303/i-am-infjoe-an-artist-creator-of-infjoe-cartoons My face

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Tom Lehrer, Former Political Satirist,Pianist,Mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at California, Santa Cruz http://www.topiama.com/r/6307/ama-request-tom-lehrer-former-political You can also see me these days as the President of the United States of America, Laura Montez, on VEEP, a kind of angry lesbian network president on EPISODES, a ballsy military contractor zombie on iZombie and getting super beat up in the movie THE HOUSE. I also lurk around Twitter and Instagram at @andreasavage. Come say hi.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/g345tln9frez.jpg

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6301/hello-reddit-i-am-andre-dupuis-cocreator-director Hello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. I just finished my latest 6-part series Over the Horizon (My Pacific Quest) now airing on National Geographic and Outside TV. I trained for several years, along with host and adventurer Ellis Emmett, in order to learn how to sail a 56' yacht offshore into the Pacific Ocean. Our mission was to document our adventure exploring some of the most remote islands on Earth. This has been a passion project four years in the making. Ask me anything!

UPDATE: THANK YOU Thanks everyone for the amazing questions and most of all for the incredible support over the years. This was lots of fun! I hope you all get a chance to see Over the Horizon / My Pacific Quest soon. Now get out there and explore this amazing world of ours! -Andre

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/pJcBa

TRAILER: https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/840/9/229202082/808169500.mp4?token=1502756199-0xab74de0526ef11e86e6a5404bd1a87850329d579

https://departuresstore.com

https://www.facebook.com/DescendingTV/

Follow me here:

https://www.instagram.com/andre_dupuis

https://twitter.com/_andredupuis

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorWe are the authors of The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6302/we-are-the-authors-of-the-science-of-orphan-black My face

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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA elephant scientist AMA on World Elephant Day! http://www.topiama.com/r/6299/iama-elephant-scientist-ama-on-world-elephant-day We are Solar Team Twente, a group of 19 students who took a break of a little over a year from our studies in order to build the world’s most efficient solar car. Also, here we are with our solar car and bonus points for finding our mascot in the 360 view of our car and race team.

Our car will be partaking in the biennial World Solar Challenge in Australia, which will be held again this year in October (8-15 October for those wondering). There are multiple classes and we’ll be competing in the Challenger Class, which we like to call the F1 of solar car racing. This basically means that we built a single seat efficiency masterpiece built according to regulations set by the organization.

The team consists of a management team, communications team and technical team and basically functions like a small business, except we don’t get paid ;). We are also proud of the fact that we do almost everything ourselves; from designing, building and testing the solar car to securing all funds and in kind sponsoring and even our own management and public relations. As you would expect we have a great variety of study backgrounds, but let’s not give away everything just yet!

Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper AMA introduction without proof. The image is a little bit outdated (oops sorry), but the guy on the right is clearly so ugly that he can only be me. The two people in the image are also your hosts for this AMA. I, Luc, am one of the aerodynamicists of the team, while Gearte Nynke (good luck pronouncing that) is our communications manager. You can ask us anything you want. Questions could be about the car or other technical aspects, but also about our motivations to join the project or any other aspect of the project you can think off. Don’t be shy, Ask Us Anything!

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / Entertainer - LiveI just interviewed 16 of the world's greatest interviewers. Ask me anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6294/i-just-interviewed-16-of-the-worlds-greatest After my brothers girlfriends bus got hung up while trying to find Schenectady and presumably needed to be towed to get free, I realized just about everyone who's ridden Greyhound has had a shit experience on Greyhound. I'd love to shed some light to anyone who's curious about some behind the scenes stuff or what being a motorcoach operator for the nations largest carrier is like.

My proof: 22 yr old me deadheading back up the Atlantic City Expressway, taken by my friend who I invited to ride with me that day https://imgur.com/gallery/hxZ8s

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherHi. We won gold at a first-of-a-kind robotics competition! Ask us anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6295/hi-we-won-gold-at-a-firstofakind-robotics We are Team Finland from the FIRST Global international robot competition for high school students. Our team took gold by winning the most individual matches. We were the only team to build a three-wheeled robot. (Photo: https://goo.gl/photos/Efd4dtWTLQsJM7vKA)

Here is our introduction: https://youtu.be/vo_F1J4MfWg?t=35m36s

Here is a list of our matches:

First day

https://youtu.be/mBjBKuf1mks?t=1h8m29s https://youtu.be/mBjBKuf1mks?t=4h38m1s https://youtu.be/mBjBKuf1mks?t=6h56m30s

Second day

https://youtu.be/Ddh0kF-DbSk?t=1h41m https://youtu.be/Ddh0kF-DbSk?t=5h10m https://youtu.be/Ddh0kF-DbSk?t=8h01m

Award ceremony

https://youtu.be/Ddh0kF-DbSk?t=10h09m

Proof: https://goo.gl/photos/ferJwDM5ommCNd549

Edit: remember that First robot challenge and first are two different events.

Edit2: Here are the rules for the task we had to complete: https://youtu.be/ceNUHzIwbeg

Edit3: We are all going to sleep now. We'll answer further questions tomorrow.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT