Top Music Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/music The latest Music IAmA's collected from Reddit MusicI’m Kimbra and my new album Primal Heart is coming in 2018 and I have so much to tell you all! It’s been an adventure and long time coming. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6490/im-kimbra-and-my-new-album-primal-heart-is-coming My short bio:

Our indie game development company turned 5 years old today. Two years ago we were at the brink of bankruptcy with my brother, after 3 years of work we had $50 000 in debt. Today, after a long series of events caused by a Reddit post and Redditors rushing to help, I paid it off, and our company is now debt-free!

 

Our Story:

5 years ago I had embarked on an unpredictable journey with my brother, after one year of hard work we managed to release our very first game accompanied by a lot of excitement. Excitement soon turned to disappointment, total sales ended up at $1000. After some contemplation, we decided we were not ready to give up on our dream.

 However, to give ourselves a chance, we needed to take a loan of $50 000. Through a series of coincidences, a third person appeared in our lives, and it quickly dawned upon us he had been the missing link. We grabbed him with us and started on a new game, which in hindsight ended up taking way too much time. After almost two years of work our second game was released and ended up with $2000 in total sales.

  Devastated and with very limited funds left, we made a 180 degree turn in our strategy. Despite everyone stating premium games were dead, we decided to try anyway. We realized spending time trying to figure out how to milk money from customers wasn't for us. We wanted to create a game, ask a fair one-time price and let players play without restrictions.

  Time was ticking, and we were developing our most ambitious game yet. We stretched as far as we could, but we eventually ran out of funds. With only $1000 left on our company account, I called our landlord and canceled our office tenancy agreement ahead of time. We thought we were done.

  But fate would have it otherwise. In my darkest moment I decided to post here on Reddit, and found myself overwhelmed from all the help we received from you Redditors. With your help our then released game (Battlevoid: Harbinger) was to send out a message to the world that the story of this small indie game development company was not yet over, and today I can happily state the game has sold over 150 000 copies across all platforms. It feels so surreal after many years of struggle.

  Through our story I want to encourage you to follow your dreams. You don't have to be super smart or know everything to try something you really want to do. We made so many mistakes on our journey, but persistence kept us alive. Let your passion guide you, stay persistent and be ready to learn new things every day.

  The gaming industry is ruthless, and we continue on one game at a time. Today we released a new game into our "Battlevoid" series on Steam, Google Play and Apple App Store and once again we are excited to see how it will fare out there among all the other games. Feel free to ask me anything about our journey, our games, game development in general or the gaming industry!

 

My Proof: Battlevoid Twitter

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicWe're Bill Marcks and Jeremy Wood, orginal members of Authority Zero, ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6428/were-bill-marcks-and-jeremy-wood-orginal-members I'm Will Carless, a reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where I cover hate and extremism in the U.S. I recently embedded with anti-fascists and discovered that they have a "hit list" of alt-right activists, which they disseminate ahead of protests. Many of them believe that pre-emptive violence is the only way to shut down hate speech.

Read my latest: https://www.revealnews.org/article/antifa-has-a-rapid-response-team-that-targets-alt-right-organizers/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/yj1cela4fboz.jpg

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI’m RB/soul singer, Eamon, here to answer all your questions. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6436/im-rbsoul-singer-eamon-here-to-answer-all-your Hello, Reddit! Mike from UC Berkeley's public affairs office here. Since free speech on college campuses is a hot topic - especially at Berkeley - I asked the dean of our law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, to sit down for an AMA to discuss it and other subjects.

Erwin is an extremely humble person, but I need to quickly brag for him before we begin: In addition to being our law dean, Erwin is one of the country's foremost scholars of constitutional law, and earlier this year was named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist magazine. Before coming to Berkeley, he helped establish UC Irvine's law school, and before that taught at Duke University and USC. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, has written hundreds of law review articles, and is the author of ten books - including “Free Speech on Campus,” his latest. You can learn more about him here.

I'm just here to facilitate; Erwin will be responding to all questions himself. No need to stick solely to the topic of free speech, either - he's willing to discuss all manner of legal subjects. He'll begin answering questions at about 5:30 PM pacific time.

Proof: https://imgur.com/XTXFCWs

EDIT: Mike here again. I'm afraid that Erwin needed to sign off for the evening, but he asked me to pass along the following: "It was a pleasure to participate in this, thank you for all the very good and well-informed questions - I answered as many as I could and I'm sorry I could not do more. I'd love to do this again." We'll try to make that happen!

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicHey Reddit, Quinn XCII here. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6404/hey-reddit-quinn-xcii-here-ama Hey guys, thanks for stopping in. It's been so amazing seeing the response from you guys so far on my debut album, The Story of Us. I'll be hitting the road Sunday to tour the new music across the country through the Fall. Hope to see all of you at a show in your city!

EDIT: I've gotta jump to rehearsals but this has been awesome guys! Thanks for all your questions, let's do this again soon. Hope to see some of you on the road this Fall - few dates still available at www.quinnxcii.com/tour.

Links:

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA Max Tegmark – AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6346/iama-max-tegmark-ama Hello fellow Redditors!

I'm the CEO of Toybox. It's the printer that lets kids print their own toys at home. About a year and a half ago, I posted to Reddit with a small site and this idea, and the post blew up.

Since then I quit my full-time job with three others, and we set out on an amazing (and brutal) journey to make this a reality.

We've spent the last year developing an extremely easy to use interface, tons of content, a reliable printer, and negotiating with several suppliers to make it reasonably priced.

I'm finally happy to say that now we're live on Indiegogo about to make this a reality.

So here I am. Let's get to it, ask me almost anything!

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIamA Roman Catholic priest. AMAA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6335/iama-roman-catholic-priest-amaa I'm a Roman Catholic priest here in the US. I've been a priest for over five years and I've been on reddit for quite a while. I believe with the Church and I love being a priest.

This is my somewhat annual AMA. I'm happy to talk about what it's like to be a priest and other priest-specific questions, especially with some background music. If you want to know what we Catholics believe about something, then I suggest that you try /r/Catholicism or Catholic Answers or the Vatican's website. If you need more music, then have this going and see how it goes.

With all that said, AMAA!

edit- I don't usually have caffeine but I had some soda to be alert for this AMA. If my answers get crazy it's because I feel like I'm jumping out of my skin. Ha!

second edit- I'm going to go grab some lunch soon. Be back a bit later. Oh, and, I'm a diocesan priest, not in a religious order. I usually mention that but I forgot it earlier.

3rd edit- I'm back, baby. I'll be answering questions periodically for the rest of the day as I'm available. God Bless and I'm praying for you.

fourth- I'm mostly done. I'll still answer comments periodically and I'm sorry if I missed anyone's. My inbox is being funny.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Tom Hardy http://www.topiama.com/r/6258/ama-request-tom-hardy The 2nd season of my series, “Typical Rick,” is streaming now on Comedy Central - http://www.cc.com/shows/typical-rick and YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7nPL1U-R5qiy2BvfPO1eXrGgwbs5oSp

Simon Rex co-stars with appearances from Chris Delia, Charlie Sheen, Michael Rosenbaum, Nikki Glaser and Peter Dante. Ask me anything.

Proof: https://twitter.com/NickSwardson/status/889895576535408640

THANKS EVERYONE, I GOTTA RUN. I TRIED TO ANSWER EVERYTHING. MANY BLESSINGS. FART.

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIamA Everything Everything AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6221/iama-everything-everything-ama My name is Dane Jasper (/u/danejasper), and I co-founded Sonic in 1994, at a time when the “World Wide Web” was brand new, Linux had just been invented and avoiding dialup busy signals was the main customer issue. Today, Sonic is the largest independent ISP in Northern California. As a 20-year industry veteran, I've seen a lot of change, but I remain committed to the concept of alternative competitive broadband access services, which is why I’m fighting for net neutrality today.

Sonic firmly believes that internet providers should NOT be able to charge content creators -- like Netflix or CNET -- more money to stream their service, or have the ability to block others entirely. The internet should remain open and equal for all.

I’ll be sticking around to answer your questions on net neutrality and what’s at stake for you and everyone else who uses and loves the internet, amid the FCC’s plans to roll back current net neutrality regulations. Ask away!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/25jzwv38c19z.jpg

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIAMA Freight Train Driving Mommy http://www.topiama.com/r/6174/iama-freight-train-driving-mommy My short bio: At our last AMA 12 months ago we helped hundreds of people answer important career questions and are back by popular demand! We're a group of experienced advisors who have screened, interviewed and hired thousands of people over our careers. We're now building Mentat (www.thementat.com) which is using technology to scale what we've experienced and provide a way for people to get new jobs 10x faster than the traditional method - by going straight to the hiring managers.

My Proof: AMA announcement from company's official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/mentatapp/status/879336875894464512

Press page where career advice from us has been featured in Time, Inc, Forbes, FastCompany, LifeHacker and others: https://thementat.com/press

Materials we've developed over the years in the resources section: https://thementat.com/resources

Edit: Thanks everyone! We truly enjoyed your engagement. We'll go through and reply to more questions over the next few days, so if you didn't get a chance to post feel free to add to the discussion!

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Jeff Russo, Emmy-nominated composer of “Fargo,” and, most recently, FX’s Legion. I am also a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Tonic. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6151/i-am-jeff-russo-emmynominated-composer-of-fargo Hi Reddit, I’m excited to be hosting my first AMA live from E3 2017.

I’ve been working in video games for the last 31 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. Not only are video games the fastest growing form of entertainment, they’re beloved by communities of players around the world and we believe that they can enrich peoples’ lives.

Beyond games I’m passionate about new technology, new methods of managing creative talent and new types of transportation… and chocolate!

Yesterday we held our annual E3 conference where we announced what I think is one of our strongest lineups of games in recent years. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil it for you, watch it here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1s3lOzQ1A

Edit 1 - I'll start answering questions at 10:30am PT keep them coming!

Edit 2 - Thanks so much for your questions, I really enjoyed hearing from you all, unfortunately that is all the time I have for today. I hope we can do this again soon!

Proof 1

Proof 2

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIAmA 20 year old living with a neuromuscular disease known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy. http://www.topiama.com/r/6098/iama-20-year-old-living-with-a-neuromuscular Hey guys! My name is Steven and I'm a 20 year old with SMA type 2. SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease that essentially prevents the development of muscle, and because of that, I have very minimal upper body strength and use a powerchair for mobility. SMA affects thousands of individuals in different ways, and can range from extremely severe cases to late-onset more mild ones. As a "type 2", I fall in the middle of that spectrum.

I just finished my junior year as a graphic design student at St. John's University, and in 5 days will be moving to Manhattan for a summer internship. Because I need a lot of assistance for various daily activities, I have nursing care both when home and when I'm living at college to help me achieve the most independent lifestyle possible.

As a graphic design student, I really enjoy the arts and creative projects, and am a huge fan of comedy. I also work for my university's newspaper, and am a huge New York Mets fan.

Without further ado, ask me anything! 😃

taking selfies with short arms is hard but here ya go!

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Tue, 30 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm Mark Proksch, from The Office, Better Call Saul, and star of the new ghost hunting comedy ANOTHER EVIL - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6017/im-mark-proksch-from-the-office-better-call-saul UPDATE: Well that's a wrap on Day 1 of CF Awareness month. Thank you all for the wonderful questions - I am always impressed by them! You can always contact me elsewhere on the interwebs with questions. I am always happy to talk. :)

I did an AMA to kick off Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month last year and the response blew my mind! I decided that this would be the way that I would kick of CF Awareness month every year. Each year, I will have a new year's worth of experience and hope to continue to raise awareness so that we can cure this disease! One of my biggest beliefs is that the best way to spread awareness is by simply sharing your life and experiences.

"Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time." - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

However, Cystic Fibrosis also affects other areas of the body. The other major one being the digestive system.

I began blogging a few years ago, which developed my love of writing and advocating for Cystic Fibrosis. As my blog grew, I had more and more people asking for updates on my health. That's when I began vlogging on YouTube. I am still trying to find a balance between it all, but they are all passions I hope to continue!

Here is my proof and links: Proof

Last year's AMA

The Living, Breathing Wendy

Wendy's World

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Fri, 05 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingHi Reddit! We are Arkane Studios, creators games such as Prey (releasing Friday!) – Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6012/hi-reddit-we-are-arkane-studios-creators-games UPDATE: Well that's a wrap on Day 1 of CF Awareness month. Thank you all for the wonderful questions - I am always impressed by them! You can always contact me elsewhere on the interwebs with questions. I am always happy to talk. :)

I did an AMA to kick off Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month last year and the response blew my mind! I decided that this would be the way that I would kick of CF Awareness month every year. Each year, I will have a new year's worth of experience and hope to continue to raise awareness so that we can cure this disease! One of my biggest beliefs is that the best way to spread awareness is by simply sharing your life and experiences.

"Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time." - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

However, Cystic Fibrosis also affects other areas of the body. The other major one being the digestive system.

I began blogging a few years ago, which developed my love of writing and advocating for Cystic Fibrosis. As my blog grew, I had more and more people asking for updates on my health. That's when I began vlogging on YouTube. I am still trying to find a balance between it all, but they are all passions I hope to continue!

Here is my proof and links: Proof

Last year's AMA

The Living, Breathing Wendy

Wendy's World

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Wed, 03 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicWe're Prozzak and our first album in 12 years 'FOREVER 1999' is out today. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5925/were-prozzak-and-our-first-album-in-12-years My short bio:

My name is Matt Cameron. I think about, write about, and practice immigration law nearly seven days a week. I have been a licensed attorney for twelve years as of September, and the managing partner of a three-attorney law office in the Boston area for the past seven years with a special focus on deportation defense and mitigating the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. I teach "Immigration and Urban America" at Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, am a member of the board of the Student Immigrant Movement, and regularly contribute background and commentary to local, state, national, and international media on American immigration matters.

I am here for you to AMA because there is probably no other major public policy issue in the U.S. with such a massive gap between the realities of the current policies and what Americans seem to believe the policies actually are. While the other big issues du jour like healthcare and climate change usually touch on things that we all have to live with, immigration is not an issue that most U.S. citizens ever have to personally confront in their own lives. (This, among many other things, might explain why we just elected a man who ran on the ugliest and most determinedly nativist platform in a century or more of American history while willfully failing to inform himself as to the system that we actually have.)

I thought an AMA might be one easy thing that I could do right now to do my part to fill the gap. For as long as I have been studying this issue, I have always seen people ask counterfactual questions like "why don't they just get in line?" or "why can't you fill out the forms like everyone else?" or "what part of legal immigration don't you understand?", and I thought this might be a good way to provide concise, factual answers to these counterfactual inquiries that could be useful to anyone who is genuinely trying to understand this stuff as well as to gain the benefit of the experience of discussing all of this with people beyond my immediate and extended social circles. (And to be clear: any and all of those three questions are absolutely welcome for further discussion, as are any others at all so long as they are made in good faith. Trolls will starve.)

I will keep my answers as objective and factually-grounded as possible, but full disclosure: I do have a strong pro-immigration (and pro-immigrant) bias, and am well past the point where I can study or work within the American immigration system without recognizing that it is foremost a function of centuries of historic racism and colonialism. So I won't pretend that I don't have my own ideological approach to this... but I also truly believe that immigration should be a non-partisan issue, and one which deserves an adult, open-minded dialectic.

I WILL NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE LEGAL ADVICE here, so please no questions requesting a complete review of possible options once your H1B has expired or if your arrest record could cause current or future immigration problems or if you have all of the right supporting documents for your marriage visa or whatever. I am more than happy to answer those questions--on the phone or in person--for money.

My Proof:

1) My MA ID and bar card: http://imgur.com/gallery/kUenPeW

2) My FB page, in which most of my public posts are about immigration issues: http://facebook.com/mattcameronlaw

3) Twitter: @matt_cam

4) A recent piece in The Baffler on the realities of the American deportation machine: https://thebaffler.com/outbursts/strangers-in-a-cruel-land

5) Boston Globe story on three of my cases this week: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/27/vermont-activists-set-post-bond-immigration-charges/eIcbvNUSCoXJqI4SQDeU5I/story.html

6) Interview this morning on Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/31/is_ice_targeting_undocumented_activists_for

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicLil’ Flip here launching Kinglife Family on 3/17/17 - Ask me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5897/lil-flip-here-launching-kinglife-family-on-31717 I am Benjamin from Turret Psychoanalytics. I am responsible for the development and deployment of our new Artificial Intelligence that can predict human behavior using social media. We are launching it as a marketing product at CeBIT in a few days. I would love to have a conversation with reddit about the advancements we have made in sentient Artificial Intelligence and its potential implications on society.

Answers to some basic questions: I am 20 years old. My background is mostly in psychology. My title is Chief Data and Information Officer. Our website is https://www.bigdatacanada.co/ .

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/ePoDr54.jpg

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT