Top Tech Reddit IAmA's The latest Tech IAmA's collected from Reddit TechnologyIAmA first time inventor that went from 0 to fully functional prototype and Kickstarter campaign in 1 year. AMA! 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.

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] A Current White South African Farmer Hi everyone! I am Niall Ferguson. I am the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where I served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. I am also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. I have written fifteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. I am an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for my PBS series The Ascent of Money. In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, I am the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. I also serve on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. My new book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in January.


You can find me online here:

EDIT: And that's it folks. It's 11:02am in Stanford and I have to get back to my day job. Thanks to all of you for really great questions. My RSI is now killing me, but it was fun!

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
I am David Schwartz, Chief Cryptographer at Ripple. AMA! I am Chief Cryptographer at Ripple and one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger. Since November 2011, I've been working on developing and improving the underlying technologies behind Ripple's blockchain, currently focused on improving decentralization. I am known as “JoelKatz” in many online communities.


Update: Thanks so much for the great questions. I guess I should go back to work now. Feel free to contact me on Twitter -- I'm pretty much holding an AMA every day.

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe are Blockchain Foundry Inc, creators of the Syscoin cryptocurrency, Blockmarket, the World's First Decentralized Marketplace and soon: A revolutionary blockchain token/asset development platform. Ask us anything: AMA! I’m a physicist and my primary vocation is doing theoretical physics, on paper, by hand. I also have a passion for explaining science, so I’ve written a number of popular science books—about hyperspace, the physics of the impossible, the future of the mind, and more. My newest is about The Future of Humanity: on Earth, across space, throughout time, all the way to our destiny among the stars.

Read more about The Future of Humanity here!


Fire away! I’m ready for your best!

UPDATE: I have to go for an interview right now, but I'm really enjoying this. I hope to come back and answer more questions later tonight. Thank you everyone!

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA developer of Ahoy! a browser extension to fight online censorship in Portugal and used by ~150k people. AMA! Judges and a property owner worked together to create a money making system off of incarcerated juveniles. I was one of those kids.

The juvenile judge worked closely with schools and police to have a zero tolerance system for juveniles.

The County run detention center was closed down due to the work of these judges and this property owner. A private detention center was built and the judges were offered kickbacks for sending kids there since the privately run detention center was paid for having the kids. (Through CYS or some form of the government, I'm not sure)

My first offense was when I was 14. My mom and I had gotten into an argument and I wanted to "run away". She stood in front of the door and I pushed her out of the way and left. Took a walk in the woods and came back home to find the police. She called them because I left. She just wanted help finding me, but they arrested me. Simple assault for pushing her. I was put away for 6 months. My mom called everyone she could and somehow managed to get me out.

My second and final juvenile offense was when I was 15. I was in school playing with some ketchup packets or something equally as childish. One of the cafeteria aids came over and began yelling at me. I was a cocky little teenager and I made up some story about my dad being someone important and told her she would lose her job. I ran my finger across my throat when I told her this. The rest of the day went by and I was called down to the office just before dismissal. My mom was there and a police officer came. They all went into the office and I assumed the school was trying to scare me... I was arrested and sent to the detention center. The judge told me I was charged with terroristic threats for threatening to kill the cafeteria aid. I was sent away for a little over two years.

There were no defense attorneys into he courtrooms. Only the judge and the children. We all knew he was very strict since he had visited our schools many times and talked to us about crimes and how he would have zero tolerance. I had no idea at the time that anything was wrong with the system. Every kid just thought it was normal. About a year after I was released the situation was exposed and investigated. The judges were arrested and the children were part of a class action lawsuit.

I spent a year and half of my high school years getting a very dulled down education consisting of multiplication tables and learning middle school level history. I was between 50 and 200 miles away from my family and because of this I went months without visits. I got a phone call once every few days if I was lucky. I was housed with kids who had gun charges, drug charges, and attempted murder charges. I was borderline abused by staff members. The class action settlement was about $20,000, which I don't know if that made up for everything.


EDIT: documentary is here -

Ask me anything.

Edit: I chose to not use the word "victim" because I do not see myself as a victim. I did what I did. I may not have deserved what I got, but I initiated what happened. I don't want pity, or anything of the sort. Just getting the rest of this situation off my chest and answering questions anyone may have about what happened.

I took some steps to hide my identity, but with the story taking place in scuba small area and with personal details being put out, it's very easy to figure out. Who I am doesn't have to do with the story, but I don't care if anyone knows who I am or not.

The documentary has apparently been removed from Netflix but is still on YouTube.

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA Co-Founders of Medicalchain - Blockchain for Electronic Health Records and Telemedicine - Dr Abdullah Albeyatti and Mo Tayeb, here to answer your questions AUA! Hi everyone,

Medicalchain Co-Founders CEO Dr Abdullah Albeyatti and COO Mo Tayeb will be personally running this AMA. Feel free to ask any questions and vote on others according to your interest. Dr Abdullah and Mo will be answering questions through the next few days and will get to as many as possible!

My Proof:



Dr Abdullah Albeyatti MBBS BSc MRCS (ENT)

Linkedin Profile (

Dr Albeyatti graduated from UK Imperial College London as a doctor, gaining the majority of his experience in surgical training, then moving on to a GP training contract.

Dr Albeyatti initially founded Discharge Summary – an application used in hospitals to generate accurate medical reports on patients. He later co-founded Medicalchain and plays a key role in the development of blockchain technology, to suit the needs of the global patient and health professionals.

Dr Albeyatti is an inspiring speaker, that is passionate about improving quality of health and social care around the world.

Mohammed Tayeb MBA

Linkedin Profile (

Mo Tayeb is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Medicalchain. He is a graduate from Brunel University from where he obtained a degree in e-commerce. He also holds an Executive MBA from University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. As a professional, he has a wealth of experience as an internet entrepreneur and investor. His experience in business spreads from being the founder of technology and finance to having played an active role in the development of the e-commerce sector.

He has held senior positions in companies such as, one of the UK’s largest personal insurers, where he served as Head of Development. Prior to that, Mo was the managing director of a boutique consultancy business which specialised in the field of mobile web and application development. At the time, he was active in the development of 8 games and utility applications on the Apple App store resulting in of millions downloads.

Mo has a very active and successful track record in the technology sector. He has provided technical knowledge, capital investment and advice for a variety of start-ups, acquisitions, mergers and corporate-restructurings for organisations involved in technology led projects, where he has very often served as a director or senior adviser.

He is a partner at Hearn Capital and a non-executive director on the board of Salic (UK), an agricultural investment company.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI’m Nick Macario, CEO of and, an Ethereum based protocol for a professional network. AMA Hey reddit!

I’ve built multiple platforms in the in the professional networking space, which each grew to millions of users . I’m currently the CEO of which is one of the largest job networks in the world for remote work, with over 2.5 million users. I have lived and breathed this space.

The consistent problem I’ve encountered has been that centralized data controls the professional industry. Despite being the creator and contributor of your professional data(resume/cv, network, reviews), these hard earned efforts are now confined to one platform, as it is not possible to transfer this data and value.

I am passionate about the future of work, and believe there are much better ways of doing things than current industry standards. This is the reason I co-founded, an Ethereum based protocol that will decentralize user data by giving them complete control and ownership of their data.

AMA Proof: The photo I sent to the moderators

I’ll be answering questions starting at 12pm EST to about 2pm EST.


Alright I’m off! But thanks for being awesome. I'll try to check back in and answer questions as they come. If you’d like to learn more about dock, feel free to join any of our communities below: Telegram Subreddit Facebook

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA 15 year old boy and owner of an bionic forearm worth 30.000€ AMA! Hi Reddit! Brian Volk-Weiss here to chat about The Toys That Made Us, and much more.

I am an avid toy collector but also run the entertainment company, Nacelle Company which owns and operates the company Comedy Dynamics.

The Toys That Made Us premiered on Netflix on December 22nd. Netflix gets on the nostalgia-train with this eight-part series focused on iconic 1980s toys, including Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Barbie, He-Man, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, and Lego. The documentary includes interviews with some of the most important people involved with making the icon toys that we all know and love.

The second part of the series will premiere this Spring. Watch the first four parts on Netflix here.

And you can learn more about the series here.

Read more about me and how the show was created: Brian Volk-Weiss's Mount Rushmore of Toys.




So, Ask Me Anything!

Thnak you for all your questions!! Was a lot of fun!!

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
IamA translator and subtitler working in-house at one of the largest subtitling companies in the world. Have you ever wondered why professional subtitles are so different from amateur ones? AMA! I work as a translator and subtitler for a large localisation company - that is, it does dubbing and subtitling in something like 41 languages, as well as SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing) and audio description (spoken segments that help blind and visually impaired people follow along in films). It's one of the market leaders and has offices in over a dozen countries, as well as many thousands of freelancers.

Personally, I do subtitles from scratch in two languages (both translated and same-language), translate existing subtitles, write audio description scripts, and to a lesser extent translate synopses, dubbing scripts and other text. I end up doing work for a huge range of clients, from the world's largest media conglomerates to small museums and everything in between. I work in-house in one of the offices of the company rather than from home.

As long as I don't break any non-disclosure agreements or reveal industry secrets, I should be answer to most things about the work and the ideas behind it. AMA!


Wed, 10 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Technology-LiveI am an iPhone repairman and right to repair activist. Let's talk batteries! I’m Ken Seeley and I’ve been involved professionally and personally in recovery since 1989. I’m honored to have the privilege to educate millions of people through the television show Intervention on AE since its 2nd season.

This season of Intervention premiering tonight, January 2nd at 9pm, is a special 8 part series. For the first time in series history, we follow interconnected stories of addicts and their families suffering at the hands of the national opioid crisis. Living in a cluster of communities within the affluent Atlanta suburbs known as the “Heroin Triangle,” the families chronicled highlight the desperate need for support and help during this national drug emergency. Each episode focuses on the journey of those plagued by their opioid addictions and their families who are left to pick up the pieces, as well as the city officials who are on the ground fighting as they attempt to intervene and save the lives of those affected while helping to heal the community. I’m joined by my fellow veteran interventionists Candy Finnigan and Donna Chavous. We’re partnering with interventionist and Georgia native, Heather Hayes, as well as new team member, Michael Gonzales. We’re attempting to help these victims of addiction as well as the community it’s impacting.

Watch this season’s trailer:

Learn more about Intervention:

More about my expertise as an interventionist:

As an interventionist, I apply my experience to help transform the lives of those who suffer from the disease of addiction. I’ve changed the lives of thousands of people through my work performing interventions and working with families. I’m Certified Intervention Professional, Board Registered Interventionist Level II, Registered Addiction Specialist, and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. Today, I derive the greatest personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions I’ve conducted, organized, or facilitated through my private intervention service, Intervention 911.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI'm the CEO of Winnie, an app for parents that grew to 100k active users in just under a year. AMA. I served as MPP’s Director of State Campaigns from 2015 - 2017, and helped lead successful ballot initiative campaigns in 2016 in Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. At the end of November 2017, I was named MPP’s Interim Executive Director.

Today, there are reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind the Cole Memo, which provides protections for states with legal marijuana from the federal government. If the Cole memo is rescinded, that would enable federal law enforcement agents to raid licensed, regulated, and tax-paying businesses -- businesses that employ thousands of Americans and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue for public services including substance abuse treatment programs and new school construction. Jeff Sessions is ignoring the will of the people and he must be stopped.

I am determined to fight this move, to legalize marijuana, and to remind Mr. Sessions that marijuana must be a states' rights issue. Ask me anything!

My Proof

EDIT: Hey everyone, I'm signing off. Thank you so much for all the questions. Sorry I couldn't answer everything -- it's been a busy day as you can imagine. Please visit to learn more about our organization's work -- we're fighting for medical marijuana and full legalization policies in states across the country, and we're fighting to fix marijuana policy at the federal level. If you can, please consider making a donation to Thank you -- Matt

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Nick, the grunge kid who got an unnecessary makeover on Oprah in 1993. My short bio: Hi Reddit! My name is Jacob Orth, and I currently work as a VIP Host at a strip club in Las Vegas called the Hustler Club. It's a 3 story, 70,000 square foot building, with 21 bottle booths, 3 stages, 2 VIP rooms, female and male strippers (weekends only for males). I've worked in Vegas strip clubs for about 5 years now, and know the strip club industry in Vegas very well. Ask me anything!

My Proof:

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
My name is Sarvesh Sadana. I built a working fusion reactor in my garage. I also conduct research at Berkeley and run a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. AMA! Hiya Reddit! I'm a longtime lurker, but some friends convinced me to do an AMA.

My name is Sarvesh Sadana. I'm currently a senior (17) in high school.

For the past year and a half, I've been building an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement fusion reactor (fusor) in my garage. It utilizes an extremely powerful electric gradient in a high vacuum to accelerate positively charged ions toward a negative central grid. The charged ions have such high velocity (30 million Kelvin) that they collide with one another and fuse. Half of those fusions produces a neutron, which is then measured using a He-3 proportional counter and a digital oscilloscope. It took hundreds of hours, but as of September 16, 2017 I achieved fusion.

The project I'm currently working on is a liquid helium generator. It consists of a high-psi air compressor, high-pressure stainless steel tubing, a reservoir, a regulator, tanks of nitrogen, neon, helium, and more. It utilizes the Joule Thomson effect to cool the gases down to near absolute zero (helium liquefies at 4 Kelvin, and has a JT inversion temperature of 45 Kelvin). The generated liquid helium will be used to cool a superconducting electromagnet, which will reach extremely high levels of magnetic flux.

I've also been conducting research at UC Berkeley for the last 6 months. I create composite 3D printing filament with superior mechanical and thermal properties. I'm currently working with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers, and their potential applications in 3D printing. It's super exciting stuff!

Lastly, I'm also the co-founder and CEO of a nonprofit called Shoecyclist. We hold shoe donation drives where we donate new and used shoes to the homeless. We also have several local chapters across California.

Feel free to ask me any questions about anything! I have opinions on everything from Star Trek to scientific publishers. (My fusor) (Pic of fusion plasma) (Liquid helium generator - in progress)

Neutron club application:

If you want any more proof, please feel free to ask.


Sun, 12 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe’re the founders of Anki, a robotics and AI company. We make a little robot named Cozmo and a robotic battle-racing game called Anki Overdrive. AMA! Hi! I impersonated Joel Osteen and got to the stage at one of his arena events. They threatened me with jail but I'm free and I'd like to chop it up from 9am PST- 10:30am PST with anyone who watched the video!,

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyCo-Founder of Me Anything. <Edit>It's 12:30am here now so I'm going to hit my Kindle for a bit and turn in. Thank you so much for the cool questions, I didn't think I'd get a third as many as this and some of them were really great. If there are any more questions or responses I'll take a peek tomorrow. Cheers! I'm Hayden Hewitt and I'm a Co-Founder of and I was also part of the team. I guess you can ask me anything!

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT