Top Actor Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/actor The latest Actor IAmA's collected from Reddit Actor / EntertainerNaomi Watts here, star of The Book of Henry. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6141/naomi-watts-here-star-of-the-book-of-henry-ama Hi Reddit!

I’m Naomi Watts and I star alongside Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay and Maddie Ziegler in the upcoming Colin Trevorrow directed thriller “The Book of Henry,” in theaters tomorrow.

Ask me Anything!

Watch the trailer for The Book of Henry:https://youtu.be/Nd60i3ZnLOE?list=PLISrtAJ0wX5nhttMgKazx_xGPix-ev_eL

Proof: https://twitter.com/thebookofhenry/status/874778186709483520 https://www.instagram.com/p/BVXZV7cBOrn/

Thank you so much guys for spending time with me. I had fun with you guys and I really hope you see The Book of Henry this weekend.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am actor/comedian Pauly Shore, hear me roar! - You might remember me from Encino Man, Bio Dome, and Son In Law. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6145/i-am-actorcomedian-pauly-shore-hear-me-roar-you Excited to let everyone know about my new talk show on Crackle. Some of the guests that I interview are Judd Apatow, Bob Saget, Iliza Shlesinger. Today's guest is my old friend producer/director Brett Ratner. Working on a lot of great stuff. Love engaging with the people that want to engage with me.

I'm a little older these days. Crustier around the edges. I'm not Wiezin the juice anymore, I'm Wiezin the prune juice. I also want everyone to know about my new podcast "Random Rants" and of course Comedy Store history stuff. You can even ask me about the new show "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime.

Here are links to my social, where you can find all my upcoming tour dates and more.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PaulyShore?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI am Caty Enders, a journalist with the Guardian. I just launched a new series, This Land Is Your Land, covering the government giveaway of public lands. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6135/i-am-caty-enders-a-journalist-with-the-guardian-i My short bio: I was a freelance writer for outlets like Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Skeptic, and Huffington Post when I was invited to assist a faction of Anonymous that was assisting with the Tunisian revolution. Shortly afterwards Anonymous hackers stole 70,000 e-mails from an "intelligence contracting" firm that had put us under surveillance, thus exposing the Team Themis conspiracy whereby Palantir, HBGary Federal, and other firms with "black propaganda" capabilities had proposed hacking, disinformation, and intimidation of activist groups like Code Pink as well as Wikileaks and even its supporters, including Glenn Greenwald. Although one CEO had to resign, a Congressional investigation was quickly derailed and no one suffered any consequences (despite having planned DOS attacks, the exact thing for which Anonymous participants had been pursued for via heavily armed FBI raids after they took down MasterCard and Paypal websites for a few seconds in protest of their refusal to process donations to Wikileaks).

Thereafter I repurposed my online "think-tank," Project PM, to continue researching these firms and others like them, compiling our research on a wiki called Echelon2.org (since moved). The FBI eventually raided my home and my mom's house, with the search warrant listing our website and group as subjects of interest. Thereafter they threatened to indict my mother if I failed to cooperate; instead, I threatened to "ruin" the life of the lead agent, using the same tactics that HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr had planned to use against activists with the DOJ's blessing. Separately, I vowed to defend myself against any further raids. The two statements were conflated by the DOJ and used to indict me for threatening a federal agent, which actually requires one to make a violent, non-conditional threat, whereas I'd made one non-violent threat and one conditional threat.

Later, I was charged with 11 counts of aggravated identity theft for having copied and pasted a link from one chat room to another that I believed contained more e-mails, but which in fact included credit cards. I faced 22 years for that link alone, in addition to other charges. The DOJ later had to drop those and other charges, and I plead guilty to one count of internet threats, one of interference with a search warrant, and one of accessory after the fact (I called Stratfor, a company that had been hacked, and offered to help redact any e-mails that could put someone in danger). I was also ordered to pay over $800,000 in restitution to Stratfor.

There are several documentaries covering much of this, including Hacker Wars, We Are Legion, and Alex Winter's 18-minute film Relatively Free, as well as some pretty good articles at WhoWhatWhy and The Nation describing the other plots we uncovered and documented.

While imprisoned, I continued writing, doing a column called The Barrett Brown Review of Arts & Letters & Prison that was later picked up by The Intercept, and for which I won the National Magazine Award for commentary/columns in 2016.

I was released November of last year, and am now preparing a new project, called the Pursuance System, by which to build up a cohesive yet agile network of opposition to criminalize institutions while also helping activists and non-profits to cooperate more efficiently. You can read more about it here.

My Proof: Picture from last week sent to mods here. Here's a live video from my Facebook. Can resubmit that picture as well if needed.

EDIT 5:34 CST I'm going to run down to the store, but will be back in fifteen or twenty minutes to answer more questions.

EDIT Am back, and will continue to answer questions sporadically through the evening.

EDIT 9:00 PM EST I'm going to play some Team Fortress 2 for a bit and relax and whatnot but I'll be back to answer more questions later tonight, and will get to more tomorrow as well.

EDIT 1:53 am EST Well, my Facebook account has suddenly been disabled without explanation, in case anyone's wondering why the link above no longer works.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Unique ExperienceI robbed some banks. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6128/i-robbed-some-banks-ama I did the retired bank robber AMA two years ago today and ended up answering questions for nearly six months until the thread was finally archived.

At the time, I was in the middle of trying to fund a book I was writing and redditors contributed about 10% of that. I’m not trying to sell the book, and I’m not even going to tell you where it is sold. That’s not why I’m here.

The book is free to redditors: iPhone/Nook, Kindle, PDF.

So ask me anything about the bank stuff, prison, the first AMA, foosball, my fifth grade teacher, chess, not being able to get a job, being debt-free, The Dukes of Hazzard, autism, music, my first year in the ninth grade, my second year in the ninth grade, my third year in the ninth grade, or anything else.

Proof and Proof

Edit: It's been four hours, and I need to get outta here to go to my nephew's baseball game. Keep asking, and I'll answer 100% of these when I get home tonight.

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA radiologist, AI researcher and lead author of a recent paper that used deep learning to predict if patients will die in the next five years. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6122/iama-radiologist-ai-researcher-and-lead-author-of Hey Reddit:

We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss

Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, “Resident Evil: Vendetta” will also be released in movie theaters nationwide on June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events. Tickets are available here

The film is on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18. Ask us anything!

Proof:

Matthew: https://i.redd.it/q3n6qy1l0r1z.jpg

Erin: https://i.redd.it/ckj9p1at0r1z.jpg

Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!

Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Middle East!" Tickling Giants, the new movie about me, is out today on iTunes. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6115/i-am-bassem-youssef-the-jon-stewart-of-the-middle My short bio: I was a freelance writer for outlets like Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Skeptic, and Huffington Post when I was invited to assist a faction of Anonymous that was assisting with the Tunisian revolution. Shortly afterwards Anonymous hackers stole 70,000 e-mails from an "intelligence contracting" firm that had put us under surveillance, thus exposing the Team Themis conspiracy whereby Palantir, HBGary Federal, and other firms with "black propaganda" capabilities had proposed hacking, disinformation, and intimidation of activist groups like Code Pink as well as Wikileaks and even its supporters, including Glenn Greenwald. Although one CEO had to resign, a Congressional investigation was quickly derailed and no one suffered any consequences (despite having planned DOS attacks, the exact thing for which Anonymous participants had been pursued for via heavily armed FBI raids after they took down MasterCard and Paypal websites for a few seconds in protest of their refusal to process donations to Wikileaks).

Thereafter I repurposed my online "think-tank," Project PM, to continue researching these firms and others like them, compiling our research on a wiki called Echelon2.org (since moved). The FBI eventually raided my home and my mom's house, with the search warrant listing our website and group as subjects of interest. Thereafter they threatened to indict my mother if I failed to cooperate; instead, I threatened to "ruin" the life of the lead agent, using the same tactics that HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr had planned to use against activists with the DOJ's blessing. Separately, I vowed to defend myself against any further raids. The two statements were conflated by the DOJ and used to indict me for threatening a federal agent, which actually requires one to make a violent, non-conditional threat, whereas I'd made one non-violent threat and one conditional threat.

Later, I was charged with 11 counts of aggravated identity theft for having copied and pasted a link from one chat room to another that I believed contained more e-mails, but which in fact included credit cards. I faced 22 years for that link alone, in addition to other charges. The DOJ later had to drop those and other charges, and I plead guilty to one count of internet threats, one of interference with a search warrant, and one of accessory after the fact (I called Stratfor, a company that had been hacked, and offered to help redact any e-mails that could put someone in danger). I was also ordered to pay over $800,000 in restitution to Stratfor.

There are several documentaries covering much of this, including Hacker Wars, We Are Legion, and Alex Winter's 18-minute film Relatively Free, as well as some pretty good articles at WhoWhatWhy and The Nation describing the other plots we uncovered and documented.

While imprisoned, I continued writing, doing a column called The Barrett Brown Review of Arts & Letters & Prison that was later picked up by The Intercept, and for which I won the National Magazine Award for commentary/columns in 2016.

I was released November of last year, and am now preparing a new project, called the Pursuance System, by which to build up a cohesive yet agile network of opposition to criminalize institutions while also helping activists and non-profits to cooperate more efficiently. You can read more about it here.

My Proof: Picture from last week sent to mods here. Here's a live video from my Facebook. Can resubmit that picture as well if needed.

EDIT 5:34 CST I'm going to run down to the store, but will be back in fifteen or twenty minutes to answer more questions.

EDIT Am back, and will continue to answer questions sporadically through the evening.

EDIT 9:00 PM EST I'm going to play some Team Fortress 2 for a bit and relax and whatnot but I'll be back to answer more questions later tonight, and will get to more tomorrow as well.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Lynn Ruth Miller, 83 year old stand up comedian, cabaret performer, and storyteller. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6102/i-am-lynn-ruth-miller-83-year-old-stand-up EDIT: Thank you guys so much! This was tons of fun, great questions from everybody. We might create a recap of some of the questions and answers on our blog in the near future, we'll keep you updated!

EDIT2: I see a lot of people still have questions, keep them coming, we will try to come back to this thread and answer everything we can.

Hi, I'm Amit Serper, principal security researcher at Cybereason, here as well are the team of security researchers and incident response professionals who work with me.

We've done low level operating system research, reverse engineering, vulnerability research and exploitation. We’ve also impersonated a plane, cloned building badges, broke into networks, found new malware, won hacking competitions, and cut bad guys off at the proverbial knees.

  • Work experience varies from 1 year to 25 years in InfoSec
  • Some have a GED, some have multiple Masters degrees
  • Some came from IT, SysAd, Programming, Investigations, or Radio Equipment
  • Most of us are self-taught and transitioned from other fields (some not even tech)
  • All of us have a passion project or white whale that led us into the field

As we’re all aware, the demand for good people in this field is slowly outpacing the supply. Hoping this would be helpful and productive.

We’ll be answering questions from 3:30pm to 530pm EDT. Typing for us is our company Reddit lurker, Eliad.

We'll also be using these users to answer questions:

  • 0xAmit
  • wizardclass_h4kr
  • CyberSoHard
  • cyber0x4c4244
  • Psyche2119
  • ElorionX
  • chartreuseninetails
  • MorriganGirl

Proof: https://twitter.com/cybereason/status/870361827661803521

Ask us anything!

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm John Brenkus, host/creator of ESPN's Sport Science and my new podcast, The Brink of Midnight. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6063/im-john-brenkus-hostcreator-of-espns-sport Hello all! I got a lot of requests for an AMA in a recent post I made, so here it is! Here's the basic story, when I was about 5 years old my parents, 2 doctors, decided they wanted to sail offshore. So, they took lessons, bought a boat, and we took off! We lived on the boat for several years, sailing along the West Coast, until through some unfortunate events the boat sank out at sea. Feel free to ask any and all questions, and I will do my best to answer! Since a lot of it is from memory, it may be slightly off in timeframe, so forgive me.

https://imgur.com/XkAulos Here's a photo of our second boat, Ra, for proof.

Edit* Ok everyone, thank you so much for the questions! I have to take a break now, my fingers are getting sore! I appreciate all of your questions and comments.

Never stop exploring!

Gold?! Why thank you kind stranger! You made my day :D

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Thu, 18 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Michelle Gomez and I play Missy, Queen of Evil, on Doctor Who. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6046/i-am-michelle-gomez-and-i-play-missy-queen-of Hello Reddit, this is Michelle Gomez. I'm back playing Missy on this week's new episode of Doctor Who: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad5bRIlAD0A

Thank you for joining me for the AMA. I'm done with all of you. That's about as nice as it gets.

New episodes of Doctor Who air Saturdays at 9/8c on BBC America and Saturday nights on BBC One. Take a look at this season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxG7M_xVuMQ

Proof: https://i.redd.it/1aldk85xopxy.jpg Proof #2: https://twitter.com/MichelleGomez/status/864298809505067008

FYI: the BBC America social team have typed my answers today.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / Entertainer - LiveWe are Aunty Donna the comedy group from Australia, ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6034/we-are-aunty-donna-the-comedy-group-from I have loved games all my life, made board games as a kid, started programming computer games in 1975 in college, then professionally since 1980. I was one of the first 10 employees at Lucasfilm Games/LucasArts, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive. More recently I focused on Serious Games in education, health, training, and neuroscience, before becoming Google's Chief Game Designer for 4 years. I quit there last month to get back to my first love: making games people love to play, with cutting edge technology, new creative tech niques, and great collaborators.

Some games I've contributed to include the arcade game Sinistar, LucasArts games like their flight simulator line, as well as Graphic Adventures like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and the first two Monkey Island Games.

Here's a more complete (but still partial!) list: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1657/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/nx8rsfanqjvy.jpg

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Fri, 12 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I am the founder of MeetIRV.org, providing mobile showers, haircuts, 1,200 meals per day and soon the first mobile laundry service to the homeless. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6031/i-am-the-founder-of-meetirvorg-providing-mobile It all started with one bold idea...

Just days after Christmas 2015, disaster struck the St. Louis, Missouri region. Record flooding destroyed entire communities, shut down interstates, caused massive power outages and more. In Eureka, southwest of St. Louis, firefighters and their boats were in high demand, accounting for dozens of rescues of people in their homes, businesses or vehicles. Television news footage showed at least one home there drifting in the swollen river, when firefighters rescued by boat a man and a dog as floodwaters lapped at the eaves of the house roof on which they’d been trapped all night.

We knew there was something we could do to bring a measure of comfort to those facing the loss of their homes, so as the flood waters receded, we worked through the night making modifications to our family RV, a 25' travel trailer. It was about 15º and we could not allow the water lines to freeze, so we insulated and heated them. We loaded up with thousands of pounds of supplies hastily collected from family and friends. As the new year rang in across the country, we were arriving in Eureka at the National Guard Post set up there.

The people that made up this hard-working community could do nothing but watch as Bobcats and loaders carried away what was left of their homes and the Christmas they celebrated in it only days before. The water was contaminated with E. Coli, salmonella, and more forcing residents to wear hazmat suits and forego attempting to save most possessions.

For days we remained, serving thousands of meals to residents and first responders while providing a warming center, internet access, charging stations, a restroom facility and more. We knew we were on to something good!

When we returned we knew we could use this same unique outreach to serve the homeless and other at-risk communities, and MeetIRV.org was born. Less than a month later we acquired IRV, a highly modified Class A vehicle capable of doing so much more!

Now we are working harder than ever to increase awareness about what we do and get folks to share us on their social media. At the urging of many of our university volunteers, I am doing this AMA!

Visit us at MeetIRV.org or gofundme.com/IRV2017 for more about our story, photos, social media links and more.

Thanks for reading...AMA!

Jerry Powell Founder, MeetIRV.org

My Proof: https://www.meetirv.org/

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Thu, 11 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerHi, I'm Anna! Actress, cat lady, time lord. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6023/hi-im-anna-actress-cat-lady-time-lord-ama I'm an actress, online content creator, and cat lady! You can see me on Netflix's You Get Me, the 3rd season of Freeform's Stitchers and Comedy Central's Corporate.

PROOF: https://twitter.com/AnnaAkana/status/860873124249718784

https://twitter.com/AnnaAkana/status/861721474469515264

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Mon, 08 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / Entertainer“I’m Henry Zebrowski, from Adult Swim’s ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell’ & co-host oLast Podcast On The Left. Ask me anything!” http://www.topiama.com/r/6019/im-henry-zebrowski-from-adult-swims-your-pretty I star in the surreal dark "office comedy" series from Adult Swim, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, as Gary, an associate demon, attempting to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Yes we did get Iggy Pop's approval for use of the title of the song. I am bad at it because I am very very stupid.

https://m.soundcloud.com/lastpodcastontheleft

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/your-pretty-face-is-going-to-hell/

Proof: https://twitter.com/HenryLovesYou/status/860682159840935936 https://twitter.com/HenryLovesYou/status/861282092113461248/photo/1

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Sun, 07 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerFUNG BROS. Asian-American YouTubers first AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5950/fung-bros-asianamerican-youtubers-first-ama Peter Joseph is an American-born social critic and activist who has lectured around the world on the subject of cultural sustainability. Once deemed “The Herald of Occupy Wall Street” for his tacit prediction of inevitable global uprisings against inequality and economic injustice, his extensive media work has been translated into over 130 languages and experienced by 250 million people.

Proof: https://twitter.com/ZeitgeistFilm/status/850371366670843904

FINAL NOTE (for now): I want to thank everybody for an excellent five hour exchange. Unfortunately I have to go now but I really appreciate people's questions and I hope I could be of some service. I will try to find time to also address existing questions that I could not get to over the next week or so. Thanks again!

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Sun, 09 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I am R.C. Bray, audiobook narrator of The Martian, Arisen, Mountain Man, Lost Gods, Expeditionary Force, and most recently SOLITUDE (out yesterday!) http://www.topiama.com/r/5945/i-am-rc-bray-audiobook-narrator-of-the-martian Welcome everyone and thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be hanging here in front of my screen until 11pm and answering any questions you have about what I know regarding ExpForce3, the next in the Fear series, why it takes so long for an audiobook to be released, etc. Truly. Thank you for having a visit!

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT