Top Other Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/other The latest Other IAmA's collected from Reddit OtherIamA Airport ramp agent, I load and unload all your luggage onto/off the airplane. I also clean them! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6868/iama-airport-ramp-agent-i-load-and-unload-all Hello! My name is Brandon Hardesty and I'm the singer/songwriter of Maryland based ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies. We've been touring the United States since 2008 working on building up a fan base one fan at a time. We've done and seen a lot of crazy stuff over the last ten years and I would love to talk with you about it. We're currently on the road somewhere between Houston and Louisville so I'm gonna try to respond to questions as quickly as possible. AMA!

edit gonna be passing around my laptop to the other boys in the band, so if you have any questions for the band or crew ask away!

edit 2 sorry, got wrapped up in the show yesteday. gonna go back through and answer everyone elses questions now.

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherWe are the Pixabay team. Ask us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6866/we-are-the-pixabay-team-ask-us-anything I saw that one of our videos made it to the front page of Reddit and there were all kinds of questions. I'm an open book and have heard it all before. AMA.

For those unfamilar, the channel is based around the concept of providing an open platform for those with a disability to share their opinions and perspective.

Proof: https://twitter.com/chrisulmer/status/981599411410227200?s=19

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI co-founded a school that teaches kids mindfulness practices to help them set international swimming records, such as a 42-mile open-ocean relay swim. Their accomplishments were featured on NBC Nightly News. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6812/i-cofounded-a-school-that-teaches-kids I am part of an international team that studies Archaeopteryx with microtomography using synchrotron light. Archaeopteryx is a feathered dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of Bavaria in Germany. We just found out that the cross cuts of its wing bones look remarkably like those of modern birds and interpreted this as evidence for active flight. However, we also recalled that the skeleton of Archaeopteryx was not equipped with the advanced flight adaptations that all present-day flying birds share. Furthermore, the recent years have uncovered evidence for various previously unrecognised aerial strategies that were adopted by early bird-like dinosaurs. This led us to the conclusion that Archaeopteryx, which remains among the oldest of them, must have represented one of many such evolutionary experiments of dinosaurian flight that ultimately went extinct, leaving only the flight of living birds today. Tomography in general - and synchrotron microtomography in particular - continues to unlock new possibilities for non-destructive and three-dimensional visualisation of important fossils. This promises much for the future of studying the past!

I said a few words on Science Friday and enjoyed a good talk with Dave from Palaeocast just now.

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EDIT: Thank you all very much for having joined me here to talk about Archaeopteryx! I will have to return to finishing my preparations for my defence later this week but hope to have sufficiently addressed your interesting questions!

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
IamA volunteer crisis counselor. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6810/iama-volunteer-crisis-counselor-ama It's me again, it's a tradition at this stage! For the new people, my name is Gar and im a pub owner in Dublin, Ireland. Its St. Patrick's day and we are getting ready for one of the busiest days of the year. Ask me anything.

Proof at www.twitter.com/thomashousedub or @thomashousedub

*I'm going to be on and off this thing all day folks. I may have to take a break to do some work but keep the questions coming and I promise I'll answer all of them. Gar

** I'm currently not at the bar if anyone is dropping in to say hello. I'll be back in later this evening.

*** And we are done for the day. Thanks to everyone for jumping on board this AMA again this year. I'll do my best to keep answering any questions if you keep them coming but it may take a while. See you next year!

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm a nuclear journalist and visited Chernobyl. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6814/im-a-nuclear-journalist-and-visited-chernobyl-ask I write about the nuclear threat, and also produce nuclear podcasts called THE ATOMIC HOBO

Here's my website with links to my nuclear journalism www.juliemcdowall.com and my Twitter is @JulieAMcDowall

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Someone who has been on the show "Naked and Afraid" http://www.topiama.com/r/6809/ama-request-someone-who-has-been-on-the-show I am part of an international team that studies Archaeopteryx with microtomography using synchrotron light. Archaeopteryx is a feathered dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of Bavaria in Germany. We just found out that the cross cuts of its wing bones look remarkably like those of modern birds and interpreted this as evidence for active flight. However, we also recalled that the skeleton of Archaeopteryx was not equipped with the advanced flight adaptations that all present-day flying birds share. Furthermore, the recent years have uncovered evidence for various previously unrecognised aerial strategies that were adopted by early bird-like dinosaurs. This led us to the conclusion that Archaeopteryx, which remains among the oldest of them, must have represented one of many such evolutionary experiments of dinosaurian flight that ultimately went extinct, leaving only the flight of living birds today. Tomography in general - and synchrotron microtomography in particular - continues to unlock new possibilities for non-destructive and three-dimensional visualisation of important fossils. This promises much for the future of studying the past!

I said a few words on Science Friday and enjoyed a good talk with Dave from Palaeocast just now.

Proof

EDIT: Thank you all very much for having joined me here to talk about Archaeopteryx! I will have to return to finishing my preparations for my defence later this week but hope to have sufficiently addressed your interesting questions!

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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Other-LiveI am a former drug mule for the Mexican drug cartel. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6789/i-am-a-former-drug-mule-for-the-mexican-drug EDIT: Time to sign off! Thanks for all the great questions. Happy International Women's Day and I hope everyone has some great adventures lined up in your future. Hi my name is Hilaree Nelson O’Neill. For nearly two decades, I’ve been a professional ski mountaineer and alpine climber. My first ski expedition to a remote area in the Indian Himalaya ignited a passion for adventure that has taken me to some of the most remote corners of the globe. In all that time India, and more specifically an obscure peak by the name of Papsura, aka the Peak of Evil, remained one of my most beloved places. I recently was selected as one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year for completing a climb and ski descent of that same Peak of Evil. I’ve been on upwards of 40 expeditions, and I was the first woman to climb two 8000 meter peaks in 24 hours, Everest and Lhotse.

Check out my climbing adventures: - http://on.natgeo.com/2oPPMWc - http://on.natgeo.com/2tpKzcs

Proof: https://i.redd.it/p6gc1fqcndk01.jpg https://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/971810302785478656

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
I'm a programmer making Starmancer. It's a Dwarf Fortress style space sim made in Unity. We've raised over $75k so far. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6770/im-a-programmer-making-starmancer-its-a-dwarf My short bio: My name is Tyler, and I've been making Starmancer for over 3 years. I'm making it with Victor, an artist from Sweden. We met over 6 years ago while working on a Minecraft mod and have been making games together ever since.

More personally: I was an Intelligent Analyst in the Army, I type in Dvork, and I have Celiac's disease (the pooping kind, not the "I'll still have croutons in my salad" kind)

My Proof:

I'm a mod of the Starmancer subreddit

Tweet about this AMA

Kickstarter Update

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. ASK ME ANYTHING! http://www.topiama.com/r/6762/i-am-lloyd-kaufman-president-of-troma Greetings from Tromaville!

Uncle Lloydie here. I have been making independent films for over 50 years, fighting to create art in the face of the mega-conglomerates who have a chokehold on the content and distribution of the pablum you see in theatres today. I've written six books on filmmaking and I've presented my “Make Your Own Damn Movie” master classes globally from Oxford University to Singapore -- I want nothing more than to help young filmmakers succeed! So, ASK ME ANYTHING.

2018 will see the theatrical release of my latest film, Return to Return to Nuke Em High aka Vol. 2 and this summer I am starting the principal photography of my next film, a Tromatized version of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Shakespeare's Shitstorm. Like Tromeo and Juliet, this upcoming movie will have all the car crashes, drugs, sex, and green fluid melt-downs that Shakespeare always wanted but which Queen Elizabeth forbade!!

There's lots to talk about. I can't wait to answer your questions.

Thank you to everyone who participated for all the fanTOXIC questions! That was a lot of fun. xolkxo

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] A Cinematographer for BBC's Planet Earth http://www.topiama.com/r/6755/ama-request-a-cinematographer-for-bbcs-planet We're Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser, hosts of the Bizarre States podcast. Each week, we dive deep into famous hauntings, UFO encounters, and the downright bizarre. Now we're going even further with a new monthly show Bizarre States: Declassified, airing the last Monday of every month on https://www.projectalpha.com. Each episode will be a longer, in-depth discussion on a single topic (Bigfoot, weird Disney, etc.). To celebrate our first episode airing today, we're here to answer any questions you may have on all things weird and supernatural. We'd love to hear your own spooky stories too. Ask us anything!

EDIT - Hey y'all! We have to get started on filming Nerdist News for today but we'll check back in a bit to answer any remaining questions. Thanks so much, this was super fun!

Proof: https://twitter.com/nerdist/status/966383363358572545

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Priest of Haitian Vodou. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6702/iama-priest-of-haitian-vodou-ama www.writeforadifference.com Twitter - @pxnnyroyal_tea Facebook - Facebook.com/writeforadifference

For years, my family have been torn apart by the repercussions of domestic violence. For the past few months, I've been struggling to accept the reality of our situation. It's 11 years on, and I often feel like a failure because I still feel no closure after everything that has happened.When I was at school, teachers that were aware of what was going on would tell me that one day I would end up writing a book or doing something positive with my own experience. As the years have progressed, this has become harder and harder to motivate myself towards. I have had numerous conversations with social work regarding my concerns, written a lot of letters and even started a petition at one point. Each time, I have been pushed back or made to feel like a crazy and traumatised child. I am an adult now, but after being silenced and ignored so many times, it has become harder and harder to fight back and I have questioned my own sanity over the years.

1,031,120 - is the number of domestic violence incidents reported in England and Wales during 2016. Just ONE year. I’m always uncomfortable sharing personal things, but when there’s a chance to make a difference and bring about change by telling a story I think that’s more important than my own fears. Some of you might remember a petition I created years ago, I must have only been about 14/15 at the time. My brother, sister and I were placed into the care of my grandmother after living in a home of domestic violence for several years. I started a petition because social work wanted to send my brother and sister back to live with my mother and her partner as they said they had no evidence the violence was still ongoing. The reason they had no evidence it was still ongoing is because my mum was under his control and would cover up what was really happening and I had hoped they would listen to my concerns and acknowledge the risk in sending my extremely young brother and sister back to live in this home. I was thrilled when my petition gained 1495 signatures and a lot of support from the public and messages from people opening up to me with similar experiences.

Sadly, social work ignored my petition and I was told that I could be in trouble with the police for my petition if I didn’t take it down and shortly afterwards social work went through with their decision to send them back to live with my mother and my violent step-dad. As a young teenager it took a lot of courage to speak out and I think having my concerns ignored by professionals for years and years has made me more fearful of speaking out as an adult and eventually I lost faith in social work’s ability to protect children.

Sadly, earlier on this year it was revealed that the violence has in fact continued on for years. However, my mum finally made the choice to leave my step-dad and charge him for everything he has done. The police have had the polar opposite approach of social work. Now there is a chance he may go to prison for the things he has done.I think it speaks volumes about the system that the police can hear about the horrible things this man has done and think there is a chance he could be locked up because he is a dangerous man whereas the social work department seen a suitable home for children.

Their decision to send them back allowed this violence to continue on in the presence of my younger brother and sister for years. It’s time the social work department stop playing happy families and putting their targets/budget before the well-being of the children they are supposed to protect.The whole system is a disgrace and it has taken a lot of courage to share this story but I hope if enough people speak out then it will bring about change and encourage people who have been in similar circumstances to speak out and get angry until it can’t be ignored. If you see/hear something that makes you worry about somebody’s wellbeing then don’t ignore it - report it to somebody.

Things can’t go on like this.I am hoping by starting this blog and sharing my own concerns and experiences over the years, I may not only raise awareness and help someone else but may find some closure through writing about it.

EDIT: Grabbing a cup of tea and then I'll work through all the questions and make sure I answer everything. I'm not feeling well so will be spending the night in bed with my laptop so keep the questions coming, I'll be here all night to get through them. :)

EDIT 2: I am so overwhelmed by this response, I was not expecting this kind of feedback and all of you have made my evening and made me feel even more confident that I'm doing the right thing by starting this website. Like I mentioned in a lot of my comments, I am very new to all this and still getting used to things but I hope you'll all keep up to date with my posts and remember, if there is anything you would like to share then you can get in touch. Also, if anybody has any tips for building up a regular readership, that would be great.

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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA McDonald's warehouse worker AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6676/iama-mcdonalds-warehouse-worker-ama Hi, today is the 11th annual Data Privacy Day! 2018 can be the year where we stand up to Big Tech and start to take back our privacy.

I'm the Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.

For the past ten years we've been operating a private alternative to Google search, with over 16 Billion private searches served. We just announced a new mobile app and browser extension that extends our privacy protection beyond search to wherever you go on the Internet, by blocking trackers, upgrading your encryption, and more.

We also have a blog at spreadprivacy.com with a lot of specific device privacy tips, privacy explanations, and privacy research.

I'm here today with some other DuckDuckGo team members who will help me take as many of your privacy questions as possible!

  • yegg
  • tagawa
  • dilithium
  • b1ake
  • cainetighe
  • xpxlx
  • zekiel
  • brindy
  • subsymbolic

For more on me personally, check out ye.gg.

My proof: https://twitter.com/yegg/status/957743755091759104

Edit: thank you for all the questions! I'm headed to bed now :). Happy Data Privacy Day (and night)!

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA former prison inmate currently struggling to stay clean AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6640/iama-former-prison-inmate-currently-struggling-to Hello Redditors, This is my second AMA. My schedule is extremely busy leading into games but I will try my best to respond to all of your questions up until then. I will be responding every evening. My name is Shannon-Ogbani Abeda and I am an alpine skier representing Eritrea in the upcoming winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang. I’m a 21 year old Computer Science major student and this will be my first participation in the Winter Olympic Games. If you’d like to follow me on my journey to the games, you can follow me on Instagram.

Instagram: erialpine96

I understand that some of you may have certain views that do not necessarily reflect with others or myself and I respect that. However, I’d ask that you be civil and respectful with one another. In regards to some of political questions that have been asked, the Olympic Games bring together athletes from a number of nations around the world to compete in sports at a high level regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sex, or for political reasons. Unity is a key foundation of the games. I do not have any political affiliations and I’m certainly not skiing to achieve any political motives. I am going to Pyeongchang to represent Eritrea, its people, and the diaspora. I’m sorry, but I didn’t come here to answer those questions.

Again, I’d like to thank all of you for your questions and positive feedback! I didn’t expect the amount of traction I would be receiving on some of these subreddits. Thank you for your support redditors, it means a lot!!

On CBC News

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Edit 1: I didn’t except this many questions, please patient as I will try my best to respond to them; I’m not ignoring them, I just have to train, eat, do school, and you know sleep.

Edit 2: I'm back! Everyone, I just have to say THANK YOU! I never expected that I'd get such a big response! It's really heartwarming to hear the messages of support. I also really appreciate those of you respectfully voicing difficult or challenging questions. The only way we learn and grow is by challenging ourselves and each other. I'll do my best to answer all questions posed respectfully.

Edit 3: Thanks again everyone, I'm going to take another break from answering your questions. I'll be back later to keep going!

Edit 4: Hey, I’m back again! I just got off the hill and I’m having a bite to eat. I have a few minutes before I head home and I’ll try to answer a few questions. I will also be answering some later this evening. Once again, thank you Redditors for your questions

Edit 5: Hey Redditors, I’m still here trying to answer all the 900+ comments I’ve received! All you have a great and interesting questions that I like to respond to and I will try to do so as soon as possible. I appreciate your understanding and patience!

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am Alex Wang, cover man of the NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar, and I’m here with the calendar creators. Ask us anything about anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6622/i-am-alex-wang-cover-man-of-the-nyc-taxi-drivers Hi Reddit!

You may recognize Alex from the front page last week: https://redd.it/7mjw12

The NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar, a comedic take on the traditional pin-up, highlights the hardworking men and women who drive our lazy asses all over town. Now in its fifth year, a portion of the calendar proceeds benefits University Settlement, a nonprofit supporting immigrant and working class individuals and families.

Check out the full calendar here: https://nyctaxicalendar.com

Answering today are:

  • Alex Wang (taxi driver, model, and karaoke king)
  • Shannon Kirkman (co-creator and photographer)
  • Philip Kirkman (co-creator and director)

Follow our upcoming work at https://www.lngshrts.com and @lngshrts

Proof: https://twitter.com/nyctaxicalendar/status/948594848386478084

Kinda Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdSsHvLBXIr/?taken-by=nyctaxicalendar

UPDATE: Thank you all. We will continue to refresh this page incessantly for the rest of our lives to ensure we answer any new questions. - Alex, Phil & Shannon

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Other-LiveI investigate oil companies that manipulate gasoline and oil prices. I track oil tankers at sea, deal with whistle blowers, research Standard Oil, and have gone undercover at industry conferences. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6614/i-investigate-oil-companies-that-manipulate My short bio: My name is Cody Rosenfield, I have been investigating oil market manipulation since early 2015. Oil companies use price manipulation to target specific regions and make arguments against environmental protections. For example, oil companies routinely manipulate California oil prices – then claim that it is California’s clean energy rules that force the prices to be so high. My work is to reveal the manipulation and curtail this false argument.

In 2017 I left the organization I spent three years at in order to try and look at other markets besides California. I’ve spent the last 9 months looking at the United States oil markets, and seeing if I could start an organization to focus solely on oil price manipulation issues. The data is incredibly expensive (just buying crude oil prices for specific a specific type of crude oil over time costs nearly $3,000).

I haven’t been able to secure funding, but I’m starting a new job in a week that I'm very excited about that has to do with oil/energy issues. Oil market manipulation is my passion, and I will continue this research and contact with reporters/others interested in the movement.

My work was initially focused in California, which is the 3rd largest gasoline market in the world after the United States as a whole, and China.

I was introduced to the work when ExxonMobil’s refinery in Torrance, California suffered a massive explosion in February of 2015. The refinery stayed offline for a year and a half – causing a huge price crisis in California. Californians were paying $1.50 more per gallon of gasoline than the national average. Californians paid roughly $10 billion more in gasoline prices due to the shortage perpetrated by ExxonMobil and their allies.

ExxonMobil sold the refinery in mid-2016, and the new owner’s CEO stated publicly that he believed ExxonMobil purposely kept he refinery offline.

I was shocked at how little research was going into the issue, and how no law enforcement agency was taking responsibility for trying these cases. There are specific laws/rules by the Federal Trade Commission regarding oil price manipulation, but the FTC has NEVER utilized the rules to try a company. Americans have spent nearly $6 trillion on gasoline since 2000, and there are essentially no regulators paying attention.

I was urged to do this AMA by r/MechanicalKeyboard, after I posted the keyboard that I use to track ships at sea carrying oil. See that post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7nnizc/i_use_this_to_track_oil_tankers_at_sea_watching/

My Proof: https://twitter.com/CodyRosenfield/status/948325300638597120

NEW PROOF https://imgur.com/1Pipfbq

HOW TO GET INVOLVED A lot of people are asking if they can help out/volunteer in some way. If you're interested, send me a pm, and what you're interested in doing and I will try and respond to everyone.

UPDATE Thanks everybody for your interest. I will be answering further questions first thing tomorrow morning.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT