Top Other Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/other The latest Other IAmA's collected from Reddit Music-LiveHave you ever wondered what an orchestra conductor is for? I am a professional conductor and music director of two US orchestras. It's Nutcracker season! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6557/have-you-ever-wondered-what-an-orchestra In response to- https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7gudz8/ama_request_a_bitcoin_millionaire/

My 5 Questions:

How much did you buy and when? - In total I got in price wise 200-600 each during 2012-2014 I bought around 320, of which nearly 100 was spent early on due to rough times and another 50 on a house down payment. Now I hold roughly 150+ (knew about it when it was only 10 sadly i did not buy and i also lost some hard drives)

What did you originally buy it for? - Average looks to be roughly 450 for my main buys however I have also bought during runups at 4k-6k and even 8k

How easy was it to turn that wealth into real cash? - Pretty easy one of the main exchanges Gemini proved very convenient and I was able to transfer nearly 200k to a bank which will be used for the down payment of my house.

Do you think the bubble is about to burst? - No I believe we are just getting started, Definitely going to keep riding I've made the mistake of spending and selling early on too many times and its been constant regret

How smug are you now? - Not too smug, I do like saying I could retire if I really wanted to though. Its been a very great feeling.

Proof - Would be able to send various crypto balances to Mods for proof. Sent a message towards /r/iama

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthHey Reddit, I just finished donating stem cells to a leukemia patient I matched with through the National Bone Marrow Registry! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6546/hey-reddit-i-just-finished-donating-stem-cells-to EDIT 2: I know I submitted this yesterday and I left many questions unanswered as I fell asleep and packed up in preparation of flying back home, but I will continue to answer any questions received. Also, again I apologize for leaving so many unanswered through the night. Thanks for the questions so far everyone! Once more, I will continue to answer questions until the thread dies out entirely!

I joined the National Bone Marrow Registry through the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Program back in 2010 when I joined the Marine Corps. Since then, I have been contacted several times as a potential match, and even once before as a best match, but was unable to donate. Finally, this time, I was matched with a patient and asked to donate Peripheral Blood Stem Cells through a process called apheresis. I just finished up and I'm relaxing before heading back home to California. I am here today to hopefully answer any questions, clear any misconceptions people might have about the donation process, and perhaps convince some people to add their name to a registry and one day save a life.

*Everyone in the US can register here: https://bethematch.org/

*Anyone else who has been affiliated with the DoD can register here: https://www.salutetolife.org/

Proof: https://i.imgur.com/LDdlpUJ.jpg

*Images of various emails I received and pictures during my donation.

EDIT: Some wording and more proof

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherWe're Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan of Switched On Pop, a podcast that breaks down how pop music works. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6537/were-charlie-harding-and-nate-sloan-of-switched We are Modestep!

We just partnered with Jägermeister to perform an Ice Cold Gig at Cecil Peak in New Zealand suspended between two mountain peaks on a space net. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJspGy7Fy8E&t=25s

Next Monday we’re releasing our new single Higher. Presave link: http://monster.cat/2h6uhQg

Ask us anything

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am Humera Khan and I work on countering terrorist narratives. Let's talk about how you can also do it well. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6519/i-am-humera-khan-and-i-work-on-countering UPDATE: I’m signing off now – a big thank you to everyone who joined in on the discussion and asked really insightful questions! It’s been a whirlwind few weeks since coming out from undercover and it’s been great to see people engage in the work we’re doing at HOPE not hate to combat the alt-right.

If you want to read more about my year inside the alt-right you can read my story (and download our entire report) here: https://alternativeright.hopenothate.com

You can also find out more and support HOPE not hate’s work on challenging fascism and hate groups here: UK: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk USA: https://hopenothate.com

Thanks!!!

Hi. My name is Patrik Hermansson.

For the last year, I was sent undercover inside the alt-right by HOPE not hate, the anti-fascist research and campaigning organization.

I ate and drank with them. I was in Charlottesville with them. They boasted about ties to the White House in front of me. They thought I was one of them. I infiltrated their groups in the UK and America - and I caught it all on camera.

What do you want to know about my year with the alt-right? Why did I do it? How close was I to getting caught?

Ask me anything!

Some more information about our work:

My story in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/opinion/alt-right-white-supremacy-undercover.html

Our full report on the alt-right: https://alternativeright.hopenothate.com/my-year-inside-the-international-alt-right

Proof: https://i.redd.it/cunb2esmszuz.jpg

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI work in a Door factory. We ship doors all around the world! AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6521/i-work-in-a-door-factory-we-ship-doors-all-around We are the highest quality / highest producing facility in the US.

Door https://imgur.com/gallery/Kpe4H

Here is some pictures of raw materials/different door assembly! The only one not shown is mineral core. That stuff is made in a different area, far away from mine.

Edit: Fun drinking game: take a drink every time you see the word "door" or "doors". See you in the hospital! :D

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI just completed the TRIPLE CROWN of hiking! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6482/i-just-completed-the-triple-crown-of-hiking-ama You may know Zach from his comic, SMBC. You may have heard of Kelly from media about this super-creepy parasite she co-discovered.

Together, we wrote a book called "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything." It's a big nerd-out about a bunch of future tech, along with weird stories and fun facts. An NPR review said it "feels like a slightly drunken lecture by a couple of enthusiastic professors."

Ask us about the book, parasites, cartooning, or this one research project where they found that students will obey robots that come bearing cookies.

Zach will be answering as /u/MrWeiner. Kelly will be answering as /u/sciencegal.

Proof: https://www.reddit.com/user/MrWeiner/

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. September is Passport Awareness Month. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6419/i-am-the-deputy-assistant-secretary-for-passport My short bio: I founded Clio (www.clio.com) 9 years ago to bring law firms to the cloud. Since then, we've grown to over 200 employees, 150,000 customers, and 74,000 law firms.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/jack_newton/status/911289650592964608

EDIT: Hey everyone, headed back to the conference to do conference things, but I'd like to thank everyone taking the time to submit questions here. I'll keep checking back and answering questions throughout the day!

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIam A water rescuer in the middle of the aftermath of Harvy AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6354/iam-a-water-rescuer-in-the-middle-of-the I am a year round volunteer with the Gulf Coast Rescue Squad in Brazoria county, south of Houston. Year round we assist distressed boaters in the inland waterways but in time of crisis we depoly with the county to make rescues, transport fire, police and medical personal and miniature donkies. Ask me anything about water rescues, whats going on down here, or how to help out.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/QusOV http://imgur.com/a/BF7hb

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherHi. We won gold at a first-of-a-kind robotics competition! Ask us anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6295/hi-we-won-gold-at-a-firstofakind-robotics We are Team Finland from the FIRST Global international robot competition for high school students. Our team took gold by winning the most individual matches. We were the only team to build a three-wheeled robot. (Photo: https://goo.gl/photos/Efd4dtWTLQsJM7vKA)

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

Here is a list of our matches:

First day

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

Second day

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

Award ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
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