Top Other Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/other The latest Other IAmA's collected from Reddit 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
GamingI started a game company in my garage and have raised over $2M on Kickstarter. Ask me anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6292/i-started-a-game-company-in-my-garage-and-have 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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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico and Trump critic http://www.topiama.com/r/6281/ama-request-vicente-fox-former-president-of Hi I'm Brian Baumgartner. But most of you call me "Kevin from The Office" when you meet me on the street. I like golf. Chili. And watching and talking about football. (Please note: I do not actually PLAY football. Though I could. Easily.)

I recently teamed up with the NFL Media and Amazon's "All or Nothing: A Season with The Los Angeles Rams" where I host a special recap podcast of the show with Dave Dameshek.

Ask me anything. ANYTHING. I am particularly interested in questions that presuppose this is the year the Dodgers win the World Series and the Packers win the Super Bowl.

Also be sure to check out this parody training video I made, where I help guide referees on the new ‘do's’ and ‘don'ts’ of touchdown celebrations: https://www.facebook.com/allornothingtv/videos/vb.1038379322893238/1491373087593857/?type=2&theater

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/yD181

Check Out the All or Nothing Podcast: http://dameshek.libsyn.com/ddfp-581-behind-the-scenes-with-the-all-or-nothing-director

EDIT: I'M ALL DONE FOLKS!!! THANKS THAT WAS FUN. LET'S DO IT AGAIN SOMETIME. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL OR NOTHING: A SEASON WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS NOW STREAMING ON AMAZON VIDEO PRIME AND THEN GO LISTEN TO THE RECAP PODCAST I DID ON THE NFL NETWORK. HAD A GREAT TIME TAPING THAT WITH DAVE DAMESHEK. ALSO, FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO BRUSH UP ON THE NEW TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION RULES OR JUST A GOOD LAUGH, IN GENERAL, PLEASE GO CHECK OUT THE CHAD FLAGS VIDEO WE DID FOR THE SERIES - PEACE- BB

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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am a processor for Plastic Injection Molding AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6252/i-am-a-processor-for-plastic-injection-molding-ama UPDATE: I'll be going through this on an ongoing basis to make sure I answer as many questions as I can -- Feel free to post, and I'll get a response to you as soon as I can

UPDATE: Alright everyone, I need to get to bed, so I'm signing off for the night-- I'll be back on tomorrow to continue answering questions

Here is my proof: http://www.speaktogether.org/blog/my-reddit-username-is-mfworks

Here's the main page: https://www.congresswebhistory.com

Here's a little bit about the project: https://igg.me/at/browserhistory/x/16494183

And here is our other project for fighting the ISP law-- we've built a tool to opt your data out of collection by ISPs, and are building a legal fund to bankroll civil cases when those ISPs abuse your data:

https://indiegogo.com/projects/opt-out-your-browsing-data-so-isps-cannot-sell-it

Louise Matsakis also covers it really well here:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xp4gy/how-to-track-what-congress-is-doing-on-the-internet

twitter: @mfeldspeak facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speaktogethernow

Some background about me: I'm a 24 year old software developer in Research Triangle Park, NC. I founded Speak Together a year ago to build software to change the models citizens can use to reach out to their govt.

last year I got involved in the fight to repeal NC HB2 (the notorious anti-transgender bathroom law that was passed here in North Carolina) and quickly became jaded by how difficult and inefficient it was to learn about the activities of the state legislature and communicate at all with my representatives.

I found a few friends who had felt the same way as me, and we've been building software to try to make that process easier. One of them, violetnekos, is also on the ama.

Ask Me Anything!

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI’m Mystery Skulls, musician and wrestling fanatic, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6246/im-mystery-skulls-musician-and-wrestling-fanatic My short bio: (to replace the third party one) I've worked at a number of places. I've been a pizza chef, a rock climbing instructor, a white water raft guide on the Arkansas River, and even a Slovakian rock star with a top ten hit in the Czech Rep. I was always into computers so when I came back to the states and finished my degree in info science, I got a job at NASA about three years later, I started as a "web programmer" and left last year (2016) as a "Senior Applications Developer". I graduated in 2007 from CNU (with Randall Munroe, the xkcd guy...) Now I teach Web Fundamentals and run the Washington D.C. branch of Coding Dojo.

http://www.codingdojo.com/washington-dc https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/ https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_makercamp.html https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/oyw/meet-the-team-dan-oostra/

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/SGnz5

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am a robotics researcher (AMA)! http://www.topiama.com/r/6242/i-am-a-robotics-researcher-ama My short bio: (to replace the third party one) I've worked at a number of places. I've been a pizza chef, a rock climbing instructor, a white water raft guide on the Arkansas River, and even a Slovakian rock star with a top ten hit in the Czech Rep. I was always into computers so when I came back to the states and finished my degree in info science, I got a job at NASA about three years later, I started as a "web programmer" and left last year (2016) as a "Senior Applications Developer". I graduated in 2007 from CNU (with Randall Munroe, the xkcd guy...) Now I teach Web Fundamentals and run the Washington D.C. branch of Coding Dojo.

http://www.codingdojo.com/washington-dc https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/ https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_makercamp.html https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/oyw/meet-the-team-dan-oostra/

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/SGnz5

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherMy name is Rustic Bodomov and I'm a Hollywood Stuntman. I make filmmaking tutorials for people who want to do action scenes, and one of them was on the front page today! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6236/my-name-is-rustic-bodomov-and-im-a-hollywood UPDATE: I've landed and can start answering again

UPDATE: I'm boarding a flight real quick-- The plane should have wifi on board, so I should be back online in 5-10 minutes

Update: about to take off. Airplane mode engaged

Here is my proof: http://www.speaktogether.org/blog/my-reddit-username-is-mfworks

Here's the main page: https://www.congresswebhistory.com

Here's a little bit about the project: https://www.speaktogether.org/blog/we-built-a-tool-that-gets-congress-browser-history

Louise Matsakis also covers it really well here:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xp4gy/how-to-track-what-congress-is-doing-on-the-internet

twitter: @mfeldspeak facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speaktogethernow

Some background about me: I'm a 24 year old software developer in Research Triangle Park, NC. I founded Speak Together a year ago to build software to change the models citizens can use to reach out to their govt.

last year I got involved in the fight to repeal NC HB2 (the notorious anti-transgender bathroom law that was passed here in North Carolina) and quickly became jaded by how difficult and inefficient it was to learn about the activities of the state legislature and communicate at all with my representatives.

I found a few friends who had felt the same way as me, and we've been building software to try to make that process easier. One of them, violetnekos, is also on the ama.

Ask Me Anything!

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] The cast of the TV Show 'Impractical Jokers'! http://www.topiama.com/r/6232/ama-request-the-cast-of-the-tv-show-impractical I worked at Universal Studios Hollywood for about a year and a half. During my employment I worked at the Simpsons ride, and as a Lead for Route 666 during HHN 2016. Feel free to ask me absolutely anything. My Proof http://imgur.com/a/aqcdD

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamAn American that has been teaching English in Madrid for the last 5 years AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6227/iaman-american-that-has-been-teaching-english-in My short bio: Hey reddit! I was hit by a car while on my motorcycle 2 years ago and as a result I tore several of my nerves at the braquial plexus. I broke my radius and ulna, lost all movement in my right arm, and since then my life has changed forever.

In February 2016, after 6 months of fruitless therapy, I had nerve surgery in Mexico where 25cm (~10 in) of nerve was removed from my right leg to be inserted at the braquial plexus and several other points in my arm to promote nerve growth and regeneration.

Since then, I've been attending physical therapy daily and have seen veeeery slow changes over the course of this year. My doctor said that it will take about 3-4 years after the surgery for me to see what movement I will have for the rest of my life, but it all depends on how much work I put into my recovery.

In this time I have continued my bachelor's degree, struggled with depression, tried to continue pursuing my interests (especially music), and maintained an incredible relationship.

Ask me absolutely anything! :D

My Proof:

Sketch of the crash: http://imgur.com/a/0Qoro

Album of the crash: http://imgur.com/a/ETsYy

Pics of me today: http://imgur.com/a/ang5R

Reddit thread on r/motorcycles: https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/4bsj5j/hey_guys_i_made_a_post_about_a_bad_crash_i_was_in/?ref=share&ref_source=link

EDIT: Wow, the responses almost duplicated overnight! I'm answering questions today too.

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Other-LiveWe are HackMIT, MIT’s headline hackathon. AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6216/we-are-hackmit-mits-headline-hackathon-aua Proof that its me (and that ive been crunching on a new game for the past few months) : https://i.redd.it/mefhxu6ba19z.jpg

My latest game "The End is Nigh" released on Steam yesterday, and i'm here to allow you to pick away at what little sanity i have left!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/583470/The_End_Is_Nigh/

so feel free to ASK ME ANYTHING!

ps: co-creator and programmer Tyler Glaiel (Glaiel-Gamer) will also be hanging out in the comments!

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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Mental Health Intern at a Maximum Security Prison working on a research grant, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6209/iama-mental-health-intern-at-a-maximum-security I am currently working on a research grant studying the recidivism in co-occuring high risk prisoners. Our program is set to provide them with resources after release that they may to have otherwise not have. We recently received the award for innovation in corrections! I have some pretty great stories, and a huge passion so ask me almost anything!

My original post was taken down for lack of proof, but has since been verified!

Here is our award for proof as well as a picture of my badge with my name and the name of the facility redacted as a means of safety. https://ibb.co/e7AVXk https://ibb.co/gni9ea

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA REQUEST] Successful bitcoin miner http://www.topiama.com/r/6212/ama-request-successful-bitcoin-miner I started getting high at 7 years old, listening to punk at 9 years old, and I ended up in a group home by 15. There I started mindfulness practice at the suggestion of my father, Stephen Levine. I write about being an addict and using Buddhism (8 Fold Path and the 4 Noble Truths) to survive and conquer addiction. Refuge Recovery, the Buddhist-oriented, nontheistic recovery program now has 250 meetings worldwide.

Let's talk punk rock, the dharma, craving and sobriety.

Proof of identity: http://imgur.com/x0maWAm

Hey Everyone - thank you so much for coming out and participating. I hope that some of what we discussed is helpful. If I didn't get to your question, I apologize and we can always connect online/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/refugerecoverycenters

With metta.

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Movie Theater Employee, I can't get to sleep so AMA I guess? http://www.topiama.com/r/6200/iama-movie-theater-employee-i-cant-get-to-sleep Hello reddit! We're the Himalayan Cataract Project, one of eight organizations competing in the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change competition for a $100 million grant, and we're here to answer your questions.*

Learn more about the MacArthur Foundation’s competition here:

https://www.macfound.org/programs/100change/

About our proposal: we are trying to develop and deliver sustainable eye care in Nepal, Ethiopia, and Ghana, creating an adaptable “train the trainer” model that can be replicated and scaled around the world. This is a major issue because 90% of the 39 million blind people in the world live in the developing world, and 80% of global blindness is treatable.

By training community health providers, we will deliver cataract surgery and permanent refractive correction—commonly known as laser surgery— at low cost to more than 500,000 people. Sight-restoring cataract surgeries can be performed for as little as $25.

Studies have shown a 400 percent return on every dollar invested in eliminating blindness. Our project is expected to bring significant gains to the families, communities, and countries involved and to provide a model for curing blindness in the developing world.

We will be on at 1 PM ET to answer your questions. AUA! Our proposal, our team, and more on how we aim to achieve this objective: https://www.macfound.org/press/semifinalist-profile/himalayan-cataract-project/

https://www.macfound.org/press/semifinalist-perspectives/laying-foundations-overcome-needless-blindness-ghana/

*Important caveat: This AMA is a public engagement opportunity for you, reddit, to learn more about our proposal. We won’t win the $100 million competition based on this AMA, and there's nobody paying us to do this AMA. We're just taking questions and are thrilled to engage and discuss this very important issue.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/lxEC1

EDIT: We're live now, and here to answer your questions about our proposal!

FINAL EDIT: That's it for our AMA, so we'll sign off now. Thanks very much for all of your great questions!

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI'm Aaron Fidler, a global data analytics leader, father of two, and Senior Vice President at Applied Predictive Technologies. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6211/im-aaron-fidler-a-global-data-analytics-leader We're five journalists from the Dallas Morning News: Chris Siron (Breaking News Editor), Claire Cardona (Breaking News Producer), Ashley Landis (Photographer), Smiley Pool (Photographer) and Hannah Wise (Engagement Editor). We were part of the coverage of the July 7 ambush on Dallas police. From integral roles on the ground during the shootings, to managing the flow of information through the newsroom, we were able to keep the world updated as the night unfolded.

Today marks one year since the July 7 ambush, and we're remembering the day through photographs and interviews from citizens and officers who were there. We put together an interactive featuring the photos and video interviews. Here is a collection of our stories from that night.

EDIT: That's all! Thanks for all of your questions. Feel free to follow us on Reddit at u/dallasmorningnews.

Proof: Photo | https://twitter.com/dallasnews/status/883128432971743232

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Other-LiveIAmA worker at the amusement park Kings Dominion. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6193/iama-worker-at-the-amusement-park-kings-dominion EDIT: This blew up! Thanks guys and girls! I'll try to answer everybody.

ORGINAL

I'm an employee at Kings Dominion. It's an amusement park located in Virginia. I've been working there since May 2016. I work in Merchandise (stores). I've work all over the park, whether it's selling ride photos or the gift shop in the water park. In my year and a half working here I've seen/done a lot. AMA!

Proof:https://m.imgur.com/yPhonRT https://m.imgur.com/LkTVX22

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT