Top Tech Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/tech The latest Tech IAmA's collected from Reddit TechnologyI'm Michael Suffredini, President and CEO of Axiom Space, former manager of the ISS. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6390/im-michael-suffredini-president-and-ceo-of-axiom Hi friends, I'm excited to be here for another AMA.

I've been keeping busy these days with a few projects, including my venture fund and incubator Playground Global and my company Essential, which recently released our first product, Essential Phone. You can check it out here: https://www.essential.com/

Proof 360 photo: https://kuula.co/post/7lv71 Proof Tweet: https://twitter.com/Arubin/status/908402598771752960

I'm here with (in clock-wise order in the photo above): Linda Jiang, Essential's Head of Industrial Design; Dave Evans, Essential's VP of Design; Rebecca Zavin, Essential's VP of Software; Joe Tate, Essential's VP of Hardware.

We'll be here from 12 - 1pm PDT answering questions. Ask us anything!

EDIT: Thanks for joining us! We had a great time chatting with everyone today. We keep an eye on /r/essential so feel free to post topics there that you'd like us to see.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe're scientists, engineers & communicators for NASA's Cassini mission, which makes its #GrandFinale plunge into Saturn next week. AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6370/were-scientists-engineers-communicators-for-nasas Our short bio: After two decades in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, we will deliberately plunge Cassini into the planet on Sept. 15. Why? To ensure Saturn's moons will remain pristine for future exploration—in particular, the ice-covered, ocean-bearing Enceladus, but also Titan, with its intriguing pre-biotic chemistry. Only one week remains before the spacecraft's final chapter in the skies of Saturn. What would you like to know about the science and engineering still to come for Cassini? Ask us anything!

Update at 5:11 p.m. ET: We took your questions on Friday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. ET (noon-2 p.m. PT, 1900-2100 GMT). Time to log off and get back to the final week of the Cassini spacecraft. Thanks for joining us here today! We hope you'll be watching on Sept. 15 during the final plunge as we stream live from mission control: http://nasa.gov/live

  • Molly Bittner, Cassini systems engineer
  • Bonnie J. Buratti, Cassini scientist
  • Scott Edgington, Cassini deputy project scientist
  • Jo Pitesky, Cassini science planning & sequencing

  • Bill Dunford, Cassini social media manager

  • Preston Dyches, Cassini media rep

  • Doug Isbell, NASA-JPL science communication specialist

  • Stephanie L. Smith, NASA-JPL social media supervisor

More info on Cassini's #GrandFinale: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/overview/

GrandFinale trailer: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7628/

Our Proof: https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/906236473237577728

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I care for an imprinted Magpie AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6357/i-care-for-an-imprinted-magpie-ama We type slower than a first grader in computer class, so we are doing a Live Stream video Reddit AMA so we can keep up with all the questions and connect with everyone as best we can! Also per our luck with the media, this way with our class sarcasm, nothing gets taken out of context.

We'll be going live, and answering questions here at 9pm EST!

We're live here! https://www.facebook.com/thechainsmokers/videos/1620538617978522/

EDIT: PROOF: https://www.facebook.com/thechainsmokers/posts/1620535191312198 https://twitter.com/TheChainsmokers/status/903377911448612864

EDIT 2: Hey guys, sorry to cut this off but we gotta go eat dinner now. Thank you guys so much for participating in our 2nd AMA and for all your questions and for paying attention to our dumbasses. Hope to see you all at one of our shows!

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe help communities take back their internet from monopolies like Comcast and Verizon, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6353/we-help-communities-take-back-their-internet-from Hi Reddit! I am New York defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, the lawyer for alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Through my career, I have represented a number of other high-profile clients including John Gotti Jr. and rappers The Game and Fat Joe.

Here is my proof, my website, and a New York Times article.

Thank you all for spending two hours with me and asking such intelligent questions. If you have any more interest about what I do for a living, I have a pretty informative website as linked above which will give you an idea about the types of cases I have and my results -- and thoughts as contained in my blog.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistBlood test: $522 or $19? We’re New Orleans journalists digging into the murky waters of health care pricing. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6334/blood-test-522-or-19-were-new-orleans-journalists We’re Jed Lipinski, a reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, and Lee Zurik, a reporter for WVUE Fox 8 News.

For the past few months, we’ve been writing about the cost of health care in Greater New Orleans as part of our “Cracking the Code” series. With help from ClearHealthCosts, a New York-based journalism start-up, we’ve exposed how the cost of common medical procedures varies dramatically depending on your provider or health insurance.

Routine blood tests, for example, can be had at Touro Infirmary for $522, or for just $19 half-a-block away at Clinical Pathology Laboratories. At one local radiology facility, United Healthcare pays $1,005 for an MRI of the spine, whereas Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana pays just $464 – a difference of $541.

Through our reporting, we learned that the cost of most medical procedures is intentionally hidden from the public. As a result, most patients have no idea what they will pay prior to visiting the emergency room or undergoing an operation. This directly benefits insurance companies and health care providers, whose prices often have no relationship to the cost of the service itself. Overcharging is the norm.

Our goal throughout has been to enable consumers to make educated cost decisions about their health, the same way they can about food at the grocery store or fuel at the gas station.

Thanks for having us. Ask us anything!

PROOF: https://twitter.com/NOLAnews/status/899965659861442560

Edit: Stories call, so we're stepping away from the keyboards. We'll be back to answer your questions throughout the day though, so keep posting them if you have them.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I am an actor person named Zachary Levi who is hosting a SYFY show for 3 days during SDCC. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6230/i-am-an-actor-person-named-zachary-levi-who-is Hey Reddit, Im Zachary Levi! I am here in San Diego hosting SYFY Live From Comic-Con and I am ready to answer your questions about all things (Comic-Con?) (Nerd?) (etc?)

www.syfy.com/syfylivefromcomiccon

operationsmile.org

Proof: https://twitter.com/ZacharyLevi/status/887877721715482624

We'll get started at about 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET

Signing off. Thanks Reddit!

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyHey Reddit! It’s Peter Laurie, CEO, Junta Pty and Java/Java EE http://www.topiama.com/r/6222/hey-reddit-its-peter-laurie-ceo-junta-pty-and Thanks for all the good questions, guys. Catch you another day ...

Hey everyone, I’m Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Anthony Breznican. This week’s double issue is one of our biggest of the year—our annual San Diego Comic-Con preview—and my cover story this week is an exclusive first look from the set of “Black Panther.” It’s on newsstands now and you can check some of it out on EW.com here: http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/12/black-panther-ew-cover/.

I cover a wide range of books, movies, and TV shows — plus, I will be at SDCC next week. I also write fiction (I’m part of a YA short-story collection called "Behind the Song" that’s out in September, featuring tales inspired by famous songs.) Ask me anything about Black Panther, what it’s like to cover Comic-Con, and whatever else you can think of. That’s why they call this AMA.

You can also find me elsewhere on Twitter at @breznican.

Proof: https://twitter.com/breznican/status/887003676052774912

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6154/iama-high-school-drop-out-that-had-a-million Hi Reddit,

I've been working as a Master Blender for 22 years, specializing in Swedish aquavits. The most known and popular is O.P. Anderson. I spend my days in a lab, extracting flavour from spices to create new products. A great aquavit comes down to craftsmanship and that's why we've just released a new documentary about our new distillery and the people who thrive to create an amazing product. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1orZomXx08 Proof: http://imgur.com/sNZFsUJ I'll start answering questions at 9AM CET

Edit: I am answering questions until 10:30 CET (4:30AM EST), back again at 4:00PM CET (10:00AM EST) I will be answering questions the same times tomorrow (June 21:st)

Edit 2: I need to check out now but, post your questions and i will answer as many as I can when I check in tomorrow :)

Edit 3: Checking out now 11 CET but keep posting! Back 4:00PM CET

Edit 4: Questions still to be answered, so I will check in again tomorrow 10AM CET to do that, so if you have more things to ask just post them.

Edit 5: Checking out. Thanks a lot for all interesting questions, it has been fun to answer them. I hope you have found my answers helpful! I wish you all a nice summer!

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI’m Thomas Dohmke, I co-founded HockeyApp and now lead a team making mobile developer tools at Microsoft. I’m here with my colleague, Ryan J. Salva. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6161/im-thomas-dohmke-i-cofounded-hockeyapp-and-now Hi Reddit,

I've been working as a Master Blender for 22 years, specializing in Swedish aquavits. The most known and popular is O.P. Anderson. I spend my days in a lab, extracting flavour from spices to create new products. A great aquavit comes down to craftsmanship and that's why we've just released a new documentary about our new distillery and the people who thrive to create an amazing product. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1orZomXx08 Proof: http://imgur.com/sNZFsUJ I'll start answering questions at 9AM CET

Edit: I am answering questions until 10:30 CET (4:30AM EST), back again at 4:00PM CET (10:00AM EST) I will be answering questions the same times tomorrow (June 21:st)

Edit 2: I need to check out now but, post your questions and i will answer as many as I can when I check in tomorrow :)

Edit 3: Checking out now 11 CET but keep posting! Back 4:00PM CET

Edit 4: Questions still to be answered, so I will check in again tomorrow 10AM CET to do that, so if you have more things to ask just post them.

Edit 5: Checking out. Thanks a lot for all interesting questions, it has been fun to answer them. I hope you have found my answers helpful! I wish you all a nice summer!

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
PoliticsHi Reddit! Bill Binney here to answer your questions – live from Amsterdam. http://www.topiama.com/r/6120/hi-reddit-bill-binney-here-to-answer-your We will be departing from Brussels, Belgium on July 1st as a part of the Mongolia Charity Rally, and we will be driving 11,226 miles to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia all in the pursuit of delivering an ambulance to be used in rural Mongolia’s fledgling healthcare system. We purchased an Ambulance last week, and had it inspected by a mechanic. Besides a few minor issues, she’s almost prepped for the journey. Our tentative route is below. It currently takes us through 23 countries where 20 languages are spoken, and 16 different currencies are used. If you have any suggestions for places to go, things to pack, skills to learn, please let us know. Otherwise, ask away!

Ambulance Pics: http://imgur.com/a/VDOXl

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1z6OZelAjmG0or0FaG8_Np_eJ6_s&shorturl=1&ll=33.56433708701178%2C80.28338819999999&z=3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneSmallSteppe/

Website: http://www.onesmallsteppe.com/

Edit: Sorry for the slow responses, the new puppy required some attention http://imgur.com/a/gQdJB

Edit 2: Thanks for all the support guys. We'll try to answer the questions as soon as possible. I honestly didn't even think we would make it off the "new" page. I added the donation page for those who are interested. https://www.youcaring.com/onesmallsteppeandgohelpcharity-693232

Edit 3: Here is our playlist. Add some songs if you like! https://open.spotify.com/user/2g3n/playlist/4IaDXkaE85Kwju2Tgao5eE?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Edit 4: Due to numerous questions/comments, all donations and contributions we have received are going to a cash donation for the charity and towards the purchase price of the vehicle. All other expenses are coming out of our pockets.

Edit 5: Sorry guys, but it is getting pretty late here, and I've been at it for over 12 hours. I'll answer some more in the morning. Thanks for all the support!

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI’m the principal research scientist at the nonprofit behind Wikipedia. I study AIs and community dynamics. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6103/im-the-principal-research-scientist-at-the Hello, I’m Aaron Halfaker, and I’m a principal research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports and operates Wikipedia and several other free knowledge projects.

I’m here today to talk about the work I do with wiki knowledge communities. I study the work patterns of the volunteers who build Wikipedia and I build artificial intelligences and other tools to support them. I’ve studying how crowds of volunteers build massive, high quality information resources like Wikipedia for over ten years.

A little background about me: I have a PhD degree in computer science from the Grouplens Research lab at the University of Minnesota. I research the design technologies that make it easier to spot vandalism and support goodfaith newcomers in Wikipedia. I think a lot about the dynamics between communities and new users—and ways to make communities inviting.

I’m very excited to be doing an AMA today and sharing more details about how Wikipedia functions, how the community scaled their process to handle an internet’s worth of contribution and how we can use artificial intelligence to support open knowledge production work.

I’ll try to answer any questions you have about community dynamics, the ethics of AI and how we think about artificial intelligence on Wikipedia, and ways we’re working to counteract vandalism on the world’s largest crowdsourced source of knowledge. One of the nice things about working at Wikipedia is that we make almost all of our work public, so if you’re interested in learning more about this stuff, you can read about the team I run or the activities of the larger research team.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/halfak/status/870374941597868032

Edit 1: I confirm that I work with this /u/Ladsgroup_Wiki guy. He's awesome. :)

Edit 2: Alright folks, it's been a great time. Thanks for asking some great questions and engaging some awesome discussion. I've got to go do some other things with my evening now, but I'll be back tomorrow morning (16 hours or so from now) to answer any more questions that come in. o/

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe are Richard Clarke and R.P. Eddy, two national security and counterterrorism experts, here to answer your questions about terrorism and other threats to mankind. http://www.topiama.com/r/6097/we-are-richard-clarke-and-rp-eddy-two-national Update: Back to the #entrepreneurlife... You can find me here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

Update: Starting at 1:40 PM EST.

About: One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $4M to a $45M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

You can find Gary here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

Proof: https://facebook.com/events/1034546673313618

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Wed, 31 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI am Luis von Ahn, co-inventor of CAPTCHA & reCAPTCHA, Founder/CEO of Duolingo, MacArthur Fellow and computer science professor. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6056/i-am-luis-von-ahn-coinventor-of-captcha-recaptcha Hello Reddit! This is Luis von Ahn. I’m from Guatemala. A while ago, I invented CAPTCHAs, those squiggly, annoying letters you have to type all over the Internet to prove that you’re a human. Sorry about that!

After selling my second company to Google in my 20s, I decided to dedicate my life to making education accessible to everyone in the world. In 2011, I co-founded Duolingo, a free and fun way to learn languages, which has since become the most downloaded education app in the world. There are more people learning languages on Duolingo in the US than there are people learning languages in the whole US public school system.

Some cool stuff:

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Thu, 18 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe are findx, a private search engine, ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6047/we-are-findx-a-private-search-engine-ask-us Most people think we are crazy when we tell them we've spent the last two years building a private search engine. But we are dedicated, and want to create a truly independent search engine and to let people have a choice when they search the internet. It’s important to us that people can keep searching in private This means we don’t sell data about you, track you or save your search history in any way.

  • What do you think?Try out findx now, and ask us whatever question comes into you mind.

We are a small team, but we are at your service. Brian Rasmusson (CEO) /u/rasmussondk, Brian Schildt (CRO) /u/Brianschildt, Ivan S. Jørgensen (Developer) /u/isj4 are participating and answering any question you might have.

Unbiased quality rating and open-source

Everybody’s opinion matters, and quality rating can be done by all people, therefore we build in features to rate and improve the search results.

To ensure transparency, findx is created as an open source project, this means you can ask any qualified software developer to look at the code that provides the search results and how they are found.

You can read our privacy promise here.

In addition we run a public beta test

We are just getting started, and have recently launched the public beta, to be honest it's not flawless, and there are still plenty of changes and improvements to be made.

If you decide to try findx, we’ll be very happy to have some feedback, you can post it in our subreddit and earn some gold.

Proof:
Here we are on twitter

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Tue, 16 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA iOS Jailbreak Tweak Developer AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5988/iama-ios-jailbreak-tweak-developer-ama Hi,

I am LaughingQuoll,

I am a software developer from Australia. I've been coding for around four years now. In particular I've made several websites for small business.

Recently, around the last year or so, I got into Jailbreaking iOS. And I loved it.

I've been making iOS Tweaks since December 2015 and my first public release was late January 2016.

One of my more notiable tweaks is Noctis which is a dark mode for iOS.

So go ahead, ask me anything.

I'll try my best to answer as many as I can!

EDIT: Wow, this blew up faster than I expected. I'm taking a slight break, keep those questions coming. I'll try and answer as many as I can when I get back!

EDIT: I'm back and answering more questions. Keep them coming!

EDIT: That's all folks. Thanks for the questions.

Proof: https://twitter.com/LaughingQuoll/status/857185012189233152

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT