Top Tech Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/tech The latest Tech IAmA's collected from Reddit 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
TechnologyHey Reddit, I’m Chris Richardson, author of “POJOs in Action” and microservices guru, here for an AMA brought to you by Oracle for the Developer Legend Series. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5905/hey-reddit-im-chris-richardson-author-of-pojos-in Hello Reddit! We are pharmacist, nurse and physician toxicologists and poison specialists at the National Capital Poison Center in Washington DC. It’s hard to imagine what people swallow, splash, or inhale by mistake, but collectively we’ve responded to more than million phone calls over the years about….you name it!

National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25) is approaching. Take a few minutes to learn how to prevent and respond to a poison emergency. Be safe. AMA!

There are two ways to get free, confidential, expert help if a poisoning occurs:

1) Call 1-800-222-1222, or

2) Logon to poison.org to use the webPOISONCONTROL® tool for online guidance based on age, substance and amount swallowed. Bookmark that site, or download the app at the App Store or Google play.

You don’t have to memorize that contact info. Text “poison” to 484848 (don’t type the quotes) to save the contact info directly to your smart phone. Or download our vcard.

The National Capital Poison Center is a not-for-profit organization and accredited poison center. Free, expert guidance for poison emergencies – whether by telephone or online – is provided 24/7. Our services focus on the DC metro area, with a national scope for our National Battery Ingestion Hotline (202-625-3333), the webPOISONCONTROL online tool, and The Poison Post®. We are not a government agency. We depend on donations from the public.

Now for a bit of negative advertising: We hope you never need our service! So please keep your home poison safe.

AMA!

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Hey Redditors, thank you for all your amazing questions. We won't be taking any new questions, but will try to get to as many of the questions already asked that we can.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm Joshua Johnson, host of the news talk show "1A" from WAMU and NPR. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5894/im-joshua-johnson-host-of-the-news-talk-show-1a 1A provides two hours of daily conversation on big issues and provocative stories. We welcome people from all walks of life sharing their questions and experiences, in a forum that's compassionate, intelligent, courageous and fun.

1A airs live from Washington. I moved to D.C. after almost six years at KQED in San Francisco. I also taught podcasting at UC Berkeley. I'm from West Palm Beach, FL and went to The University of Miami.

Proof: https://twitter.com/1a/status/842099592556601344

Update, 4 PM ET: Thanks for all the questions, everyone! I'll check back tomorrow and next week and post a few more answers, too, if you'd like.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI am Theresa Payton, cybersecurity expert, former White House CIO and Head of Intelligence on CBS’ “Hunted.” Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5876/i-am-theresa-payton-cybersecurity-expert-former We are Max Bemis of Say Anything and Anthony Raneri of Bayside! We are about to head out on a co-headline tour together throughout the US, and we're bringing out our friends in Reggie and the Full Effect and Hot Rod Circuit. Come to the tour (grab your tix here - http://sayanything.shofetti.com / http://bayside.shofetti.com) and in the meantime - ask us anything you want right here!

Proof: https://twitter.com/BaysideBand/status/839272468737048577

https://twitter.com/SayAnythingMuz/status/839286224061804544

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA Robotics Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5844/iama-robotics-engineer-at-lockheed-martins Hi everyone! We're back! Today is Day of Remembrance, which marks the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. I am here with my great aunt, who was incarcerated in Amache when she was 14 and my grandmother who was incarcerated in Tule Lake when she was 15. I will be typing in the answers, and my grandmother and great aunt will both be answering questions. AMA

link to past AMA

Proof

photo from her camp yearbook

edit: My grandma would like to remind you all that she is 91 years old and she might not remember everything. haha.

Thanks for all the questions! It's midnight and grandma and my great aunt are tired. Keep asking questions! Grandma is sleeping over because she's having plumbing issues at her house, so we'll resume answering questions tomorrow afternoon.

edit 2: We're back and answering questions! I would also like to point people to the Power of Words handbook. There are a lot of euphemisms and propaganda that were used during WWII (and actually my grandmother still uses them) that aren't accurate. The handbook is a really great guide of terms to use.

And if you're interested in learning more or meeting others who were incarcerated, here's a list of Day of Remembrances that are happening around the nation.

edit 3: Thanks everyone! This was fun! And I heard a couple of stories I've never heard before, which is one of the reasons I started this AMA. Please educate others about this dark period so that we don't ever forget what happened.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Technology-LiveI am Dona Bailey, former Atari programmer of arcade Centipede, Unix programmer, Linux teacher, Adobe CS teacher, Rhetoric and Writing university professor, lifelong learner, big reader. I'm here to answer any questions. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5832/i-am-dona-bailey-former-atari-programmer-of Recently retired NFL cheerleader here! Aside from all home games, I was lucky enough to cheer in 2 Super Bowls as well. Now, I work as an engineer.

Disclaimer: I won't disclose the organization I worked for in order to provide the most authentic responses to your questions.

EDIT: Thank you to everyone for your questions and comments! You all have been amazing! Cheers :)

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