Top Specialized Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/specialized The latest Specialized IAmA's collected from Reddit Specialized ProfessionIAmA Video Game Tester, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5862/iama-video-game-tester-ama HEY THANKS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS! I have to wrap up because my hands are starting to feel like two tiny hamster paws, and also I need to edit DIY Astronaut EP 2. Pick your social media poison if you want more shitty robots: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

See you soon Reddit!!

Hi Reddit!

Fricking excited to do my first AMA. I don’t want to go all cheesy on you but Reddit is where this journey started for me and how I got this -very- weird job. I owe you.

So about two years ago I started building robots and posting them on my YouTube channel and /r/shittyrobots. Today I’m a full-time inventor of useless machines and a host of Adam Savage’s Tested.com. I’m also, more recently, the founder of my own shitty astronaut training program. Because if nobody else will have you, just make your own thing.

https://twitter.com/SimoneGiertz/status/836664040789164033

Ask me anything!

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Sat, 04 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI'm Nancy Lublin, Founder of Crisis Text Line and Dress for Success. Previously CEO of DoSomething.org... AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5827/im-nancy-lublin-founder-of-crisis-text-line-and My short bio: Founder of Crisis Text Line. Previously CEO of DoSomething.org and Founder of Dress For Success. Author of XYZ Factor, Zilch, and the DoSomething.org Handbook. Ask me about tech, data, entrepreneurship, Star Wars.

This AMA is not for crisis support. In crisis? Text 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the US.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/WGi2Ao7

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingIamA Game Designer, Magic the Gathering Hall of Famer, and the CEO of White Wizard Games. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5823/iama-game-designer-magic-the-gathering-hall-of I  founded White Wizard Games in my garage with my best friend, and have raised over $1M on Kickstarter to fund the development of 3 games and 2 apps. Our first game, Star Realms, has won 7 Game of the Year awards. Last year I gave away $100,000.00 in the first Epic Card Game World Championship. 

I have over 20 years of industry experience spanning nearly every aspect of hobby gaming: • Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Champion and Hall of Famer • Game Designer • White Wizard Games CEO • Designer and Co-Creator of Epic Card Game • Co-Creator of the Star Realms Deckbuilding Game • Co-Creator of the Hero Realms Deckbuilding Game • Co-Founder/Co-Designer of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game • Gary Games Inc. COO • EpicTCG CEO • Your Move Games Inc. Co-CEO • Stoneblade Entertainment Organized Play Director • Game Store Owner • Premier Tournament Organizer for WoTC and Konami • Tournament Judge (Level 3 Magic Judge) • Organized Play Designer/Consultant

I am also a dad to 7 kids and a St. Bernard. 

Ask me about running a game company, designing games, running a Kickstarter, playing professional Magic, marketing/sales distribution for games, game manufacturing, developing game apps, or .... anything :)

Here's a link to the Kickstarter that we are currently running: http://tinyurl.com/EpicDigKSiAMA

The White Wizard Games website is here: http://www.whitewizardgames.com/

My Proof: There will be a post in the Kickstarter comments on the Kickstarter page http://tinyurl.com/EpicDigKSiAMA and also on our White Wizard Games instagram https://www.instagram.com/whitewizardgames/ that I am hosting this iAMA. 

I will start answering at 4 pm EST today, February 14th, so ask away!

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveWe produced the Visual Effects for Man in the High Castle Season 2. AuA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5790/we-produced-the-visual-effects-for-man-in-the We are Barnstorm VFX. We produced the visual effects for "The Man in the High Castle: Season 2". Our work also includes "Silicon Valley", "Key & Peele", "The Good Wife", and many other shows. We'd love to talk about our artistic process and philosophy for visual effects. We are here with our friends and collaborators from Theory Animation, which partnered with us on some of the key CGI sequences from "The Man in the High Castle". The show is nominated for two VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards in the 'Supporting Visual Effects' and 'Created Environment' categories. Ask Us Anything!

We are awaiting the ability to publicly release our VFX shot breakdown reel for "The Man in the High Castle: Season 2". If you are interested in having a sneak peek at the reel right now to see how the vfx were created, please email publicity@barnstormvfx.com for information on how to watch it and we will respond immediately.

My Proof: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1297928846947804&id=192869684120398

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Maynard James Keenan http://www.topiama.com/r/5804/ama-request-maynard-james-keenan In October of 1997, I was a vault supervisor for armored truck company Loomis Fargo, when I made off with $17.3 million. At the time it was the second largest cash robbery ever to happen on US soil.

A movie based on the heist starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones and directed by Jared Hess (the guy who made Napoleon Dynamite) is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/DavidGhantt/status/827476087596789760

My AMA time is up now, but thank you all for your participation in the Ask Me Anything session :-)

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession10 years ago on this day I inadvertently shut down the city of Boston with a marketing stunt on behalf of Cartoon Network. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5783/10-years-ago-on-this-day-i-inadvertently-shut I am a filmmaker and the son of renowned drug-policy activist Amanda Feilding. My latest feature documentary, The Sunshine Makers, is out now on select US cinemas and VOD. It's about Nick Sand and Tim Scully, two underground chemists united in a mission to save the planet with the consciousness-raising power of LSD. Together they manufactured industrial quantities of Orange Sunshine, the most famous LSD ever made - with the Fed hot on their tails... I am here with Tim Scully, the science genius behind the Orange Sunshine who changed his mind about the ultimate use for LSD. Ask us anything!

Prroof:

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIamA Steam Train Fireman AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5780/iama-steam-train-fireman-ama Howdy all,

My name is Tim Pool. In the past I worked for VICE and Fusion. My work has been featured internationally and I have been called "The most innovative journalist in the street" by journalism professor Jay Rosen.

I was part of the group that was mass arrested in DC. I was informed no less than three times by the supervising officer that I was "under arrest" and "not free to leave."

After about 45 minutes the Lt. on scene pulled me and two other NBC reporters out of the crowd and told us to leave.

This is a last minute AMA but after seeing a few articles decry the attack on the press while omitting that three journalists were released without being charged. I felt obligated to talk about what happened during J20.

http://Twitter.com/Timcast http://Youtube.com/Timcast

EDIT:I have to go do work (drone 360/VR experiments) but will be back to answer more questions throughout the day.

EDIT2: I am seriously trying to answer every question but, man, this picked up faster than I expected! I'll keep answering but in the meantime this video I made a few days ago might help explain what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hylsXFRR6ns

EDIT 3: My hands are tired... I can't get to everyone and I apologize. Feel free to tweet me any questions as well and I will do my best to answer. Feel free to email me with any specific follow ups as well Tim@tagg.ly THANK YOU ALL!!!

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/6Qjed

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI’m Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist and author of What a Fish Knows. I’ve been studying animal behavior and sentience for more than 25 years, with a focus on fish in the last few years. AMA about animals! http://www.topiama.com/r/5743/im-jonathan-balcombe-ethologist-and-author-of Here's me in the Caesar Man suit!

Little Caesars was my first job, and I really enjoyed it for the most part. I've worked for corporate and for franchises, ask me anything that you may be curious about!

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI am the first-to-market esports attorney (yes, that is a thing), and I just founded the world’s first esports only law firm. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5741/i-am-the-firsttomarket-esports-attorney-yes-that Here's me in the Caesar Man suit!

Little Caesars was my first job, and I really enjoyed it for the most part. I've worked for corporate and for franchises, ask me anything that you may be curious about!

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIt's Christmas Eve, and I'm a parish pastor. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5699/its-christmas-eve-and-im-a-parish-pastor-ama I co-founded Imperfect with the goal of closing the loop on the billions of pounds of produce that get wasted every year because they aren’t pretty enough for grocery stores. We deliver delicious but wonky-looking produce to people’s doors for 30-50% less than grocery store prices. Since our launch over a year ago we’ve kept over 1.8 million pounds of food from going to waste, gotten on the cover of National Geographic, and are about to expand to Los Angeles! Find us at www.imperfectproduce.com

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/KErLV EDIT: I have to go and so unfortunately cannot answer any more questions today but had a blast and would love to do another one of these soon. Happy holidays everyone!

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionWe are the gemcutters/jewellers of Reddit. Want to avoid getting ripped off on Christmas/Valentine's gifts? Interested in learning how to cut gems? Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5670/we-are-the-gemcuttersjewellers-of-reddit-want-to Hey folks! We're the gemcutters and jewellers of Reddit. Ask us anything!

The season from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day is a very busy one for the gem and jewellery industry, and nagivating the industry can be confusing at best. "What the hell are the "Four Cs" of diamonds? How is anyone supposed to tell if a sapphire is cut well, or if it's cut in a way to rip you off? How can I learn to cut gems?" We're all happy to help answer these questions and any others you might have.

/u/diamonddealer - Dan Moran, owner of Concierge Diamonds in LA, a high-end private jeweller and wholesaler; also has a presence at some of the higher-end parts of the Tucson Gem Show

/u/flameswithin - Phil Lagas-Rivera, owner of Alternatives Lapidary, a gemcutting studio in Raleigh that specializes in lab-grown gems

/u/stagandfinch - Bryan Wiebe, owner of Stag and Finch, a gemcutting studio in Manitoba that got started here on Reddit

/u/AtelierVieuxPont - Trevor Vipond, a jeweller who does custom work, and also happens to cut gems; a frequent poster to the gem and jewellery subreddits

/u/cowsruleusall - Arya Akhavan, one of the directors of the US Faceter's Guild, the certifying org for gemcutters; also designs modern gem cuts

Proof here and here.

We've also got some folks who'll be floating in and out all day. /u/lse138, /u/bugabob, /u/greenstrong, /u/letstalkaboutrocks, and /u/druzyq are all involved in the industry to some extent.

Edit: left a few things off of the bios, added them in

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI organise funerals for people without any family, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5661/i-organise-funerals-for-people-without-any-family My short bio: I'm 33, live and work in a city in the UK where I organise funerals for people who have passed away in the area without any known family. I conduct searches of their property to find a will/funeral plan/details or family or friends/financial details/items of sentimental value.

I'll be coming back to this thread over the next day or so, or as long as people are interested, so feel free to keep the questions coming.

My Proof: I do not wish to compromise the right to privacy of any of the people involved in these cases. I have submitted proof confidentially to the mods of this forum.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveIamA Flight Attendant for a Major Airline, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5642/iama-flight-attendant-for-a-major-airline-ama Gabriel & Dresden are a California-based electronic music duo. With over 25 Billboard-charting tracks & remixes including the smash hits “As the Rush Comes,” “Beautiful Things,” “Tracking Treasure Down,” “Dangerous Power“ and “No One On Earth.” They are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their first artist album in ten years.

To hear our music and hundreds of hours of live DJ sets, check out our Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/redditgd

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637707927/new-gabriel-and-dresden-album?ref=96cn21

Thanks everyone for participating in our first-ever AMA!! We really enjoyed spending the time with you and answering your questions and seeing your stories. This will not be the last one we ever do. So stay tuned!!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/GabrielNDresden/status/803031872225902596

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI am Reuben Krabbe, a pro photographer from British Columbia, I shoot skiing, mountain biking, and adventure photography http://www.topiama.com/r/5626/i-am-reuben-krabbe-a-pro-photographer-from I’ve worked as a game designer at TT for some 18 years, and have had great fun over the years working on a large number of our games including LEGO Dimensions most recently, but also the LEGO Batman/LEGO Marvel/LEGO Harry Potter series of games amongst many others, I eat, sleep, breath TT Games, and count myself lucky to work with so many amazing creative people. I have a keen interest in everything we do, but also love reading comics, playing videogames, and spending lots of time with my family, kids, cats and dogs! Ask me anything. AMA.

Proof! https://i.redd.it/izmo2upr78zx.jpg

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EDIT - Apologies - after 3 hours of furiously typing my fingers are starting to dissolve... I'm going to take a break, but will come back to answer more of your questions as quickly as I can.

EDIT - Thank you to everyone in the community for taking part in the AMA, I'll drop back and answer as many questions as I can... thank you all

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveIamA (Gene Mosher, creator of the first graphical touch screen point of sale software and computer, which I unveiled to the public at Comdex, Las Vegas, 30 years ago this week.) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5614/iama-gene-mosher-creator-of-the-first-graphical Hello from the Microsoft Excel team! We are the team that designs, implements, and tests Excel across each of our platforms; e.g. Windows desktop, Windows mobile, Mac, iOS, Android, and the Web. We have a great group of people from the Excel team with deep product experience ready to answer your questions. We did this a year ago and we are excited to be back. We'll focus on answering questions that pertain to Excel usage, its various platforms, and the Excel team. There may be questions that come up around bugs, feature requests, what’s new, training & resources. Here are some quick links that may be useful to you.

Home page for all Excel resources and feature requests: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/ct-p/Excel_Cat

Excel Support for Bugs: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel?auth=1Excel Support

We'll start answering questions at 9:00 AM PDT and continue until 11:00 AM PDT.

This post can be verified here: https://twitter.com/msexcel/status/797450130853134336

After this AMA, you may have other help related questions that come up. You can still ask these normal Excel questions in the https://www.reddit.com/r/excel subreddit.

10:45 AM - The questions so far have been great. Please keep them coming. Our session ends in an about 15 minutes.

11:00 AM - We are wrapping up the Excel AMA. We'll stick around for a few more minutes to finish some answers. Thanks for all of the great questions.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT