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Actor / EntertainerI am the Dad in the "Oven Kid" videos... AMA!

Sep 13th 2017 by Oven_Kid • 31 Questions • 161 Points

Every person you think is full of shit is full of shit. But so are you. And so am I. What's up reddit maniacs? Ask me anything about my new hour standup special ‘Libertas’ where I shit on Trump and Hillary, I move Israel to Canada, and I tell Isis they're not scary. You can also ask me about my podcasts Part of the Problem and Legion of Skanks or whatever you'd like.

Here are some clips from the special:

Proof: https://twitter.com/ComicDaveSmith/status/906194634048724992

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How an earth did you come up with such a crazy idea? The while oven music thing.

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What is the fuddiest thing you have heard from museum patrons?


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Is Luis right next to you? If so can you tell him to give up his dumb skateboard lifestyle because it annoys everyone and creeps out kids in skateparks

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Ever since your morning of fame, what impact has it had on your route to work every day? Any new perspectives? Thanks!


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We keep destroying our environment and the beautiful creatures that share it with us. How do you keep your chin up and remain optimistic about where humanity is headed? It's tough these days, and I'd love to hear your perspective.

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Hello Adam, long time fan. What do think about the furure of exosuits or exo-frames to help people with disabilities move around or help replace heavy machinery?


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Do you have a favorite recipe from childhood?

Can/will you share it?

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What happens to those who came from a country that don't exist anymore?


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I'm the developer of Nova Launcher, the most popular replacement home screen for Android. We've been getting a ton of emails from Essential users complaining about how the Essential draws a large black notification bar instead of letting Nova, or any third party app not on your whitelist use the full screen. I'm aware of the adb commands to work around this, but that's not an ideal solution for end users.

How can I get my app white listed to use the full screen? It looks awful having a black bar over the wallpaper. Your users right now are early adopters, they're very likely to be power users who expect to be able to use a replacement launcher without issues. I'm used to dealing with OEM shenanigans but it doesn't even seem there is any hack I can do to use the full screen.

Please let developers opt-in to use the full screen. Or you could just use the standard Android APIs for insets. The creator of Android, you, had diverse hardware in mind. Embrace it!

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What is the fuddiest thing you have heard from museum patrons?


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Is Luis right next to you? If so can you tell him to give up his dumb skateboard lifestyle because it annoys everyone and creeps out kids in skateparks

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The song we parodied was "Freaks" by Timmy Trumpet (Aussie DJ). The week we made the video, that song had been played over and over on local Brisbane stations. I play trombone, so I had a go at playing the hook while Toby searched the kitchen for the classic doof-doof sound. Pots & pans just didn't cut it, so he tried the oven door...


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We heard a great story yesterday about how John Browning invented semi-autos by putting a spoon on the end of a barrel. We also heard a good story about how someone's Model 1886 Winchester took part in the Battle of Little Bighorn, which happened in 1876.

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I've tried everything I can. He won't stop.


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Not a lot different. I drive an average car so most people don't notice me but last night, one lady at a stop light rolled down her window to ask me questions.

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As we look at what is happening in the world today, it is very, very grim. And because of that, a lot of people feel helpless, feel hopeless, and so they do nothing. And they fall into apathy and despair. So I have reasons for hope. I will share them quickly. One is the energy, commitment, and determination of young people and they are empowered to take action in programs like Roots & Shoots. Secondly, the human brain. We have this extraordinary weapon. We are finally beginning to use it to create clean green energy and find a new way of interacting with the environment and live in harmony with the other creatures. It's very strange, in fact the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet is destroying it's only home. And I believe there's a disconnect between a clever brain and the human heart and compassion. Only when the head and heart work in harmony can we reach our true human potential. And this, I believe, is to come. From the resilience of nature, we can help to once again support life. Animals are on the very brink of extinction and we have to give them another chance. Next there is social media, which as we all know can spew out a lot of rubbish and misinformation. But, used in the right way, it means that for the first time in human history, we can bring people to together around the world who all care about a particular issue like climate change so that there can be hundreds, thousands, millions, eventually billions of people all raising their voices and demanding change so that we can make a big difference and politicians will have two listen and will have to make change. And finally, the human spirit. People who tackle what seems impossible and never give up. It's so important to realize that every single one of us has that same indomitable spirit. We just have to nurture it and let it grow to make a bigger impact for good.


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I love this idea so much.

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Hi there,

I don't really cook so I don't have any recipes but a great favourite thing to eat of mine is Poppy Seed Cake (Mohnstrudel). I also, like many Viennese, love Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel). Some other non-dessert food are very typical Austrian meals such as Wiener Schnitzel and Goulash.


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It becomes the burden of the U.S. government to prove alienage and determine a country to which that person is able to be returned.

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Hey! Message us directly and we'll whitelist you today! -Rebecca


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We heard a great story yesterday about how John Browning invented semi-autos by putting a spoon on the end of a barrel. We also heard a good story about how someone's Model 1886 Winchester took part in the Battle of Little Bighorn, which happened in 1876.

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I've tried everything I can. He won't stop.


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What did you eat for your last meal ?

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  • How did you get involved in this?
  • What is your background?
  • What would you be doing if it wasn't the Cody museum?
  • If for some reason I am in Wyoming what should I see at your museum?
  • Is there anything besides your museum to see in Wyoming?

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Also tell him to stop having Jimmy Martinez on LOS, he stinks and nobody likes him.

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What do you think of the practice of making weather reporters stand outside in storms?


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What are you most proud to see change in the world over your lifetime?

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Discovery has promoted the hell out of your show, and it has a huge fan and fanart base.

What's the strangest place you've seen your likeness?


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Do you perhaps rember "topfntatschgerl" or some varint of it? It's basically big ravioli with a sourcream/quark, potato and brown mintleaves filling and you pour some hot liquid butter over it when serving. The dough is a bit different though. My mom's from Judenburg (yes, jew-castle) in the Steiermark and she makes them on special occasions.

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The DACA is supposed to end in 6 months if Congress can't find a more permenant solution. Any thoughts on alternatives? Do you think congress can even come up with a new solution? Or will this be another mess like the healthcare act?


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What are your plans to address the widespread criticism of the PH-1's camera? What are the challenges and the plans for future software improvements on it?

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What is objectively the worst designed firearm in the museum?

If you could keep one thing from the museum, what would it be?


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Also tell him to stop having Jimmy Martinez on LOS, he stinks and nobody likes him.

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My son actually cooked dinner tonight; we ate just 30 minutes ago. He made a mixture of chicken, pasta, bacon & egg sauce.


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I grew up shooting and have always been interested in history.

Degree in history, finishing a public history thesis for an MA, and I worked in another museum with a large firearm collection.

Probably back at a contract job I had prior to going back to get my MA.

Check out the Winchester prototypes, stuff that was the basis for iconic guns like the 1873 or even stuff that might have been revolutionary but didn't make it into production.

Yellowstone, Shoshoni National Forest, Wind River Canyon, NW Wyoming has some lovely places.

Danny

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I thought that was a great episode.


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There's a line between when it is helpful to the viewer and when it is plain dangerous.

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When I flew over the national park in the early '90s and looked down, I was utterly shocked. What had been stretching to the West Coast was now a tiny island surrounded by completely bare fields. People too poor to buy food from elsewhere. And struggling to survive. That is when it hit me. If we don't improve the lives of these people, there is no way we can conserve the chimpanzees. And that led to the Jane Goodall Institute program. We went not as a bunch of arrogant white people telling the villagers what to do to make their lives better, but with a hand-picked team sitting down, listening to the villagers, and asking them what they thought we could do to improve their lives. And that led to a very holistic program, which gradually grew and we could introduce new ways of helping. This paid off handsomely. The people in the villages are now our partners, helping us in conservation efforts. They've agreed to have a buffer between their villagers and the park to protect the chimpanzees. And the national Park, which was completely isolated, is now gradually being linked to other groups. And this program is now in 52 villages in the Gombe area, and it's in five other countries. And it is making a huge difference. Positive in introducing the youth program reaching the villages. It's probably the most important way in which we are able to conserve chimpanzee habitats. And I'll add to that, I would say we have placed great emphasis on education, helping them stay in school beyond puberty. We do this because it's been shown all around the globe that we all improve as women's education improves. One of our problems today is a growing number of humans. As our numbers grow, there are impacts and finite resources leading to more and more poverty and hunger.


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On a bar coaster. On a date! (seriously the early aughts were a weird time for me)

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Hi there,

Yes I do remember this although not quite like how you described this (this maybe a variant in your mother's region). I didn't particularly like it, I preferred sweeter things!


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I am not confident that Congress will get their act together, but I'm cautiously optimistic. My alternative would be something along the lines of 245(i) where we allow a path to permanent residency for Dreamers. I don't know how likely that is to happen. I never underestimate the power of Congress to bungle things, so it could be like healthcare.

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Hi! We are pretty happy with the hardware design of the camera. We are using computational photography to fuse a monochrome and color sensors. That's the part we're not too happy about, but luckily it's software and we've already done a number of updates to the app to fix bug and add features. - andyR


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Well we don't have a Hi Point yet so.....probably the horizontally seated cylinder turret rifles because that's just no fun for anyone with a chain fire - Ashley

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I thought that was a great episode.


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Haha. Great to hear :). Best of luck for future projects

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Where do you see your museum in 10 years? What are your objectives/goals?


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I had to stop watching 15 minutes in when he started acting like Luis getting bitten by a dog was the wildest story he'd ever heard in his life. He's nearly as bad as Sherrod.

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I'm not in the broadcast part of the career field, nor am I Mr. Sealls, but watching them stand out there in storms just makes me shake my head. Is it interesting? Sure. But is it necessary to people's understanding that hurricane = windy danger cloud? No.

I watched one of them during Irma who was reporting live say something like "I'm just going to step in here (a sheltered area) where it's less windy and a bit safer." Then 30 seconds later when they cut back to him, he's back out standing in the wind. The look on his face said "My asshole producer just ordered me to go stand back out here, despite it being completely unnecessary."


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My two daughters (6 & 3) are huge fans of yours, and have read about you in both 'The Watcher' and 'Rebel Girls'. They have an explorer outfit they use to pretend they are you.

Mathilda (6) would like to ask you: "How did you manage to get so close to the chimpanzees? How did they settle down around you?"

Philippa (3) would like to ask you: "Do you have any pets?"

Here is a photo of the girls pretending to be you and a chimp: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynnyj2rpsmhihdb/IMG_4079.jpg?dl=0

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Hey Adam, I've always loved following everything you do, from Mythbusters to watching your builds on Tested. What recommendations do you have for someone who likes to build things, but has minimal tools?


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Do you ever watch movies or TV series based in the time period of the Second World War? If so, which do you find to be the most accurate?

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Do you think if we allowed a path to citizenship it would embolden those who had previously thought about illegally immigrating to go ahead and do it?


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Can we expect Essential PH-1 to be released in Europe? Looking for a new phone and the Essential Phone would be perfect!

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Why not an actual shooting range with some less rare guns?


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I had to stop watching 15 minutes in when he started acting like Luis getting bitten by a dog was the wildest story he'd ever heard in his life. He's nearly as bad as Sherrod.

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Thanks very much.


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We are about to fully renovate the firearms museum - planned opening July 4, 2019. Hopefully it goes ok haha. We will have more guns on display, better interpretation, and several simulated shooting experiences

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Luis didn't get bit. you should listen to the rest of that story, it was great.


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Definitely send your feedback directly to that reporter and the station/network they work for. It does carry some weight.

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PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there!

First off, thank you so much for nurturing a sense of scientific curiosity within Mathilda and Philippa, and for providing them with powerful female role-models (including yourself, of course!).

For Mathilda: Dr. Goodall will tell you that she was able to get close to the chimps due to her overwhelming patience and by staying very quiet. For months, they would run away in fear of her, but after a time they came to realize that she posed no danger to them. The chimpanzee, David Grey-Beard was the first to become relaxed around her after exploring her campsite.

For Philippa: Dr. Goodall does not have any pets of her own because she travels over 300 days a year and thinks it wouldn't be fair to an animal to leave them alone for that long. Her family has two dogs however, and she is always around animals whenever she travels, so she is never alone!

Thank you for your questions!!


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start with paper and cardboard. Move to other more advance materials as your comfort level increases. You can do amazing things with minimal tools. Google "Cardboard Armor".

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Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, I do watch a TV series called Foyle's War (a British TV Series) which is about a policeman's work during the war. The background is brilliant, the meticulous research of the civilians and they really understand the different reactions some people had to the war. I would really love to meet the writer (Anthony Horowitz).

Edit: Can anyone here help me to meet him!?


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Not likely. I only say that because it depends on what you mean by "path to citizenship." An individual cannot become a citizen of the U.S. simply by applying. He or she must have five years of lawful permanent resident status, AKA LPR status or Green Card (or 3 years if LPR status was obtained through a U.S. citizen spouse); be at least 18 years old; as well as continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years, have been physically present for at least 30 months out of the last five years; and possess good moral character. If you entered illegally, you still need to become a permanent resident. In order to become a permanent resident you must have someone petition for you. You can have a family member or an employer petition for you after you have entered illegally, but whether or not you meet the criteria for adjustment (applying for a Green Card inside of the U.S.) depends on who applied for you or whether you are eligible for a waiver of unlawful presence. So if you create a path to citizenship where you still need a petitioner, must meet certain criteria for presence, and pay a fine (or apply for a waiver) for your unlawful presence the barrier of entry still remains high.

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Working on it as a priority. -andyR


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We have talked about starting a collection of non-accessioned firearms for the purpose of shooting, but it would be difficult, we don't really have the staff or facility to make that happen. The range in town does a really good job already giving people a chance to shoot reproductions.

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Luis didn't get bit. you should listen to the rest of that story, it was great.


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Has your daily life changed in any way?

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Did most of the firearms come from donations? I can't imagine the cost of purchasing that many antiques off the market.


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Why don't you just rename it Gash Digital?

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I grew up watching Tom Skilling on WGN, and always loved his detailed, non-sensationalized delivery of the weather. Are you guys best buds or mortal enemies?


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What do you want the world to see your work for?

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Hey, Adam. Do you think Jamie secretly misses seeing you regularly and just won't admit it publicly?


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Where did you live after the war ended?

Have you received any medals for serving in the army?

What was your job before you joined an army and after the war ended?

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I looked up the flowchart for citizenship when all this came up earlier this week. One of the steps in the flowchart is literally "Are you a person of good moral character? (Yes-continue) (NO-STOP You are not eligible for citizenship)".

lolwut. Who tf would answer "no" to that? Someone who should answer "no" would be the person to lie anyway!


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There have been reports of multiple software problems such as touches not registering properly (especially on the edges) and micro stuttering while scrolling. Are you guys working to address those issues? Also what other software issues are being worked on?

Note: my touch issues have been fixed with the recent OTA update but others haven't. Why would that be the case?

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Did most of the firearms come from donations? I can't imagine the cost of purchasing that many antiques off the market.


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Why don't you just rename it Gash Digital?

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In the first month of the video going viral, sure (November 2014). The Ellen Show phoned us, morning TV in Australia filmed live from our kitchen, TFI Friday in London filmed live from our kitchen... we still get recognised occasionally, but the 'oven kid' has just started hitting his growth spurt, so in another year, he won't look much like the kid in the video.


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Haha if only I had that kind of money. About 4,000 of our 7,000 guns came from the Winchester Arms Collection. It was started in the 1860s by Oliver Winchester and includes guns from all of history. The other collections are from individuals and gun companies...but if we find something super awesome, we do try to buy it

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Not my call


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I worked at WGN from 1992 to 1997, with Tom. I only see him in person every few years. Based on the space between us we're not best buds but we are definitely not enemies! Mutual respect and admiration. Even here in Mobile, all of the weather broadcasters get along. We all have the same mission.

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First of all, I would like to be remembered for helping to enable people to understand that animals are like us, their intellect and they have emotions like fear as well. Because up until the mid-'60s, it was actually thought that there was a difference in humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. And it was the work coming in, the early work, showing in how many ways the very biological system DNA and so forth that really changed. The other thing I hope to be remembered for is creating an environmental humanitarian program for people with Roots & Shoots, which is now in 100 countries. It involves members from preschool, kindergarten, universities, and everything in between. Its main message is every single one of us can make a difference. And make a difference every single day. Each group chooses themselves to help animals and wanting to help the environment. To educate young people to be better students, all the conservation work and other organizations to could benefit. And we've gone so far as destroying the planet, so the main hope is that the other people will grow up and do better than we've done.


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Who the hell knows? Jamie Hyman is a mystery not to be pierced by mere mortals.

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Hi there,

Thank you for your questions!

1) When the war ended, I was in Italy however the SOE was dissolved and so we were all sent to different regiments. I was stationed in a German POW camp outside Taunton, England as an interpreter and I was also given the task of re-educating the Germans in democracy. I was then later stationed in Vienna with the legal division of the British Occupation Army.

2) That's a difficult question, because I did receive about 4 medals but they were all service medals (serving in France, Italy and Britain along with a long time service, seven years I think) however I didn't keep any of them because I didn't value them very much because I was just in the army, everyone got them. There was no medal for the SOE service.

3) Before I joined the army I was working on a dairy farm in Hampshire. I then returned to London where my parents had moved to, as my father had become too old to work in the farm and he had found work in a factory.


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For naturalization purposes, good moral character is basically asking if during the 5 year period immediately preceding your application whether you violated any laws? If the answer is yes, then that person is ineligible to naturalize until they accrue five years of good moral character.

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We're happy we were able to address some of your issues! You'll see performance bug fixes continuing to roll out in our subsequent release. The top performance issue we are pursuing is that UI freeze up that turns out is lock contention in the System UI thread! Now that we're hot on it's trail we should have a fix soon. -Rebecca


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Haha if only I had that kind of money. About 4,000 of our 7,000 guns came from the Winchester Arms Collection. It was started in the 1860s by Oliver Winchester and includes guns from all of history. The other collections are from individuals and gun companies...but if we find something super awesome, we do try to buy it

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Not my call


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French horn master race, represent!

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On a scale of 1 to Houston how wet were you when Based Gun Jesus Ian was shooting at your museum?


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What's the story with Michael Malice's grandpa? Why won't Michael take his calls? I heard he may be hiding in Portland.

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Given your expertise in meteorology, can we ever have a Sharknado?


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Hi Dr. Goodall!

What was the pivotal point in your career where you decided that you absolutely wanted to study primates in the field? What were the reactions of your peers?

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What's something someone can buy for under $50 that will change their life (for the better)?


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Is there a point in your life, a moment, conversation or so on, that you consider to be the middle of the book that is your life? Sort of a moment where everything is either before or after that moment. And thank you for your service sir.

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You may wish to include a disclaimer like this to avoid running afoul of practice rules and to avoid misleading people.


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What is essentials stand on custom development? When will kernel sources be released? Will you release factory images like google does with nexus/pixel devices? Will we see a SDK for the dual cameras so third party developers can use both rear cameras/360 cameras in their own apps? Android OREO ETA? I can go on but those are my top questions I would love to get answers to!

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On a scale of 1 to Houston how wet were you when Based Gun Jesus Ian was shooting at your museum?


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What's the story with Michael Malice's grandpa? Why won't Michael take his calls? I heard he may be hiding in Portland.

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I salute you!


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Florida? He also brought me whiskey so that was nice. I drank it all, so he should come back - Ashley

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I'm not aware of the situation


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Ha ha. Tornadoes have moved over water to pick up little things like frogs and little fish. Theoretically it's possible in a very small area if a high-end tornado were to move over a shallow beach where a few sharks were hanging out, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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Well, I first decided I wanted to go to Africa and live with animals and write books about them when I was ten years old. And everybody laughed at me, how could I do that, Africa is so far away. In World War II we had very little money. I was simply a girl. They told me girl students cannot do that. But I had a wonderful mother who had supported my love of animals ever since I was born, and she said to me if you really want to do this, then you're going to have to work very hard and take advantage of opportunity. That's the message I take to young people all around the world today, especially to those in under served communities. The studies of chimpanzees I discovered from the paleontologist Louis Leakey who wanted somebody to go with him and study chimpanzees -- he believed we shared a common ancestor 6 million years ago.


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Fantastic question!!! A great kitchen knife can be grabbed for that much. Too many options. I don't have a definitive answer but I love the thought experiment.

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Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Well, yes. Perhaps. In the mid-Eighties when I was playing a Football match. I was about 60 and extremely fit at the time, considering my age. Every Friday after school I and teachers much younger than I went down to the gyms to play matches.

During the game I was standing near the opponent's goal and one of my teammates kicked a high pass to me as the ball was coming down the defender turned and elbowed me right in the eye, it was a foul but I do not think he blinded me on purpose and unfortunately the hospital said it was not possible to recover it.


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Thanks so much. Good looking out.

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We are excited about supporting 3rd party developers. We'll be releasing our kernel and factory images in the next few days. Android O will be coming in the next month or two.

-Rebecca


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Florida? He also brought me whiskey so that was nice. I drank it all, so he should come back - Ashley

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I'm not aware of the situation


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Do you play any other instruments and can we hope for a sequel video?

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Nice. Do you know if that made Karl jealous?


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Why does Nick Mullen look like Ned Flanders now? Is he trying not to get pussy?

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What is commonly misunderstood by the general public about meteorology that you want to correct?


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I am an aspiring environmental scientist. Would you say conservation of natural resources or the protection of species is more important? I'm trying to figure out where I can do the most good.

Edit:spelling

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Do you think you'll ever return to television? Maybe not Mythbusters 2.0 but the same ballpark?


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Thank you for this AMA.

What has been the largest change in society that you have noticed in your life time? And do you think the newer generations don't fully understand the magnitude of WWII?

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If a DACA recipient's work authorization expires after next march with no renewal and they get married to a US citizen afterwards (assuming legit marriage) can they still adjust their status while in the US?


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Can't wait to see a official Dev page some where on the essential site! Let's all hope it is a few days and not a few months like the phone release!

One more question regarding Android O, will you guys offer a beta channel like Android?

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Nice. Do you know if that made Karl jealous?


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Why does Nick Mullen look like Ned Flanders now? Is he trying not to get pussy?

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We actually made six videos in all. Try searching for "When Mom Isn't Home" on youtube and you'll see them pop up. This is one of our faves :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPXVaJKvSzY


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Not sure, but Karl should come sometime.

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I don't understand it


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People expect precision in a forecast that just does not exist, while they look at pixels on smartphones. We know a lot about weather but not everything. Rain chances are also misinterpreted but they are also used differently around the country and world. A low rain chance does not mean that it won't rain, and a high rain chance doesn't guarantee that you'll get a lot of rain. I use rain coverage rather than chance since my region gets rain on almost every summer day.

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I have already said that we can make a big difference by thinking about the consequence of the choices we make each day. Like what we buy. When it comes to what we eat, there is growing evidence that as more and more people and countries around the world eat more and more meat, this is not only involving tremendous cruelty to all the animals, but it's also having the most appalling effect on the environment. People don't always realize this. For one thing, areas of the world have been cleared to grow grain to feed the animals. And massive fossil fuel is used to take the grains to the animals and to slaughter the animals. Huge amounts of water, which is becoming increasingly scarce around the world. Huge amounts are wasted changing vegetables to animal protein. And finally, these animals, like us as well, food goes in one end and comes out the other. They belch as well as pass gas. Nothing is second most, it is very, very lethal. Of course, this is all leading to climate change and other great -- it is the greatest environmental issue facing our planet. One thing that is very, very helpful is to eat less meat or become a vegetarian or a vegan.


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I will return to television.

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Hi thank you for your question.

1) The largest change is computerisation.

2) I don't think anybody who didn't experience it does. The world is becoming a very fast singular unit where communication is very easy and things change very quickly.


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That depends on how they entered the U.S. If you are a Dreamer who overstayed a visa then you were admitted meaning that you can adjust in the U.S. when you are petitioned by your spouse. If you are a Dreamer and while you had DACA you applied for Advance Parole and now have a lawful admission, then again, yes you can apply to adjust. However, if you entered without inspection at the border and do not have a lawful entry, then your spouse can petition for you, then you must apply for a waiver of unlawful presence, and leave the U.S. for your immigrant visa interview. This is assuming you are otherwise admissible to the U.S.

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We're thinking about it. Upvote if you'd be in! -Rebecca


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Not sure, but Karl should come sometime.

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I don't understand it


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Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse sized duck?

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What is the biggest misconception younger people have regarding firearms?


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If you had the ability to go back in time and speak with yourself, would you tell past Dave to not do this AMA?

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A good example of this happened some years ago here in Hawaii, where there was a storm that predicted to be pretty bad the next day. Bad enough where schools island-wide had to he canceled for the day (we never get school cancelations here). That next day turned out to be sunshine and rainbows. A lot of memes about our local meteorologist were born that day.


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Are you vegan, Dr. Goodall? I've read mixed answers on this.

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Adam! Hi!! So sad that OG Mythbusters is off the air, but loving all the things you've done since then! Thanks for continuing to explore your curiosity in the name of science!

My question-- what experiment from Mythbusters (no matter how big or small) shocked you the most? One you were almost 100% certain would go one way and when it went the opposite you almost couldn't believe it.

Thanks for doing this!!


Q:

What was your reaction to the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

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what will these changes really mean?


Q:

Will this Android O update include Project Treble?


Q:

If you had the ability to go back in time and speak with yourself, would you tell past Dave to not do this AMA?

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The horse-sized duck, every time


Q:

There's so many misconceptions about guns, I could go on for days. But I think many younger people don't realize the diversity in the types of firearms that have been developed since the 1200s and also how integral firearms have been to so many different facets of history

I think there's also a common misconception too that there's a lack of younger people interested in firearms history. Bustle just did an article on millennials and firearms the other day.

A:

No, I'm having fun answering questions.


Q:

Yes, those are professional nightmares. One of the unique things about my job is even when I am 99% certain, there's that 1% chance that things go sideways.

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PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there!

Dr. Goodall has been a practicing vegetarian for many many years now. Although she does love cheese, so not sure she'll become a vegan anytime soon!

Thanks for the question!


Q:

Golf Ball Car. Insane.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question!

It was awful. However I have to be honest that after seven years of uninterrupted war I was one of many that was happy that it had ended the war.


Q:

It means thousands of young people who came out of the shadows to apply for DACA will now live in fear and legal limbo.

A:

Yes, but some of our HALs will be passthrough when we release O. We are committed to doing better and better over time, but we also want to get O to you as soon as possible. -Rebecca


Q:

That was a prototype made by a guy named Frank Burton. Burton was a Winchester engineer for a number of years and came up with the design during WW1 in response to an Army request for aircraft armament that could fire incendiary ammunition. By the time his design was completed aircraft were mounting heavier guns that filled the role, and it was only briefly considered for ground troops.

It is a blowback select fire rifle chambered in .345 SL or .345 Burton. We considered it the first assault rifle, although it was only ever made in prototype form.

A:

No, I'm having fun answering questions.


Q:

A god amongst men... How long did it take to make that tune? I tried it myself as I used to play trombone, and it's fairly difficult and fast.

EDIT: how long did it take to get the tune down?

A:

How did y'all personally get interested in "other than mainstream" firearms?


Q:

whats it like dating jay lenos chin's daughter? ; do you get to ride the chins cars?

A:

Have you been doing the weather like this all the years but reddit only just found out?

I'm only asking a question because the rules state I have to ask a question. The real reason for writing is just to say you are absolutely fantastic. In the UK, legendary weathermen such as Michael Fish and Ian McGaskill were also hugely popular.


Q:

As a scientist and researcher, how do believe we can make a positive impact on the environment we currently live in considering the large amounts of damage already done to the earth?

A:

Hey Adam!
Best road trip you've ever done?


Q:

What's your best memory?

A:

are they now criminals? and were they before?


Q:

What other snap-on attachments can we expect to see? Do you have plans to release a dedicated zoom camera attachment/set of prime lens attachments?

A:

Can you tell me what happened with John Browing, the Browning Auto 5, and the Remington Model 11? Why is the Browning Auto 5 so collectible but Remington Model 11 can be found for pretty cheap?


Q:

whats it like dating jay lenos chin's daughter? ; do you get to ride the chins cars?

A:

It's all just lip work, there's very little slide movement needed (e.g., you can do almost the whole hook in 6th position, with only a few 3rds, 4ths & 5ths). The low register gets some trombonists...I'm lucky there, because tuba is my main brass instrument, so my lips prefer the lowest notes! It only took me a few minutes of working out the notes, then we were ready to record (with oven) within half an hour.


Q:

I grew up shooting and interested in military history, but as for the stranger guns, I probably didn't really get interested in them until I started working with gun collections. - Danny

I didn't grow up around guns, but got interested in ballistics. Quickly switched over to firearms history because I was fascinated by the stories surrounding individuals guns. I am an equal opportunity firearms lover of all things mainstream and weird - Ashley

A:

So many meanies here on the reddits


Q:

Yes, I've pretty much had the same style for all 30 years of my careery. Thanks for the compliments.

A:

I think that we can only make a real difference if everybody wakes up to the fact that we have caused terrible harm to the planet, and we need to rethink the way that we live in the Western world. We've fallen into a very materialistic, money-oriented way of living, and its placing enormous stress on the natural world. It's unsustainable, and we are told many of the nonrenewable natural resources are being exploited and used up faster than mother nature can replenish them. So, basically we all need to think about the consequences of the life choices we make each day. What do we buy, what do we wear, what do we eat, how is it made, is it from the environment, is there cruelty to animals or cruelty to children? And make choices thinking not only about how is this good for me now, but also how will this affect future generations. In other words, we need to do our part in the decisions we make, in our hearts and in our heads.


Q:

Drove cross country with my boys Thing1 and Thing2 last summer. 14 days of awesome. Devil's tower. Rushmore. We had a blast. I love road trips.

A:

Hi there,

This is quite a hard question. A memory that showed me the high state of civilisation in England. When I watched people buying newspapers from a newspaper stand and the salesman left the stand but with a sign on how much the newspapers cost. The people continued to pay!


Q:

Well unlawful presence is an immigration violation, meaning it is a civil offense not a criminal offense. That is why there is no right to a government provided attorney during immigration removal proceedings. These Dreamers are just back to where they were before, but in fear because they have exposed themselves by applying for work authorization.

A:

We are under development on a number of Click Connector accessories. The first available should be the charging dock. We are also actively developing a high end audio accessory to support a 3.5mm jack. We are continuing to look at supporting ideas, like cameras. -Joe


Q:

We have a great letter from 1903 that former President of Winchester Thomas Bennett wrote about Browning after their break up. We call it the Sour Grapes Letter. He basically says that the company had to modify everything he did, he called Matthew Browning a "difficult proposition," mentioned that the semi-auto wasn't that great and they would do well without Browning but Browning wouldn't do so well without them.

Browning had designed the slide action shotgun that became the 93. After the recall, they modified it to be the 97. That was around the time that Browning developed the semi-auto. He asked for a royalty rather than a flat fee and that did not go over well. According to the story, he took his gun to Remington and the owner died and then to FN in Belgium.

As to why one is cheaper, the collecting market is a strange place.

A:

So many meanies here on the reddits


Q:

Ok! Thank you for your viral sensation.

A:

which of the oldest firearms require the least amount of maintenance and care (humidity, etc...)? which are the most fragile relative to their age?


Q:

If you had to taste one mans cum would it be Luis or Jays?

A:

Which reaction from your studio was your favorite after your video went viral on the internet?


Q:

To what extent can the vocalizations and gestures of chimpanzees be converted or translated into a language? Has progress been made translating this?

A:

Hey Adam, I've loved Mythbusters ever since I was a kid, thank you for so many great shows. We all know you're a massive film fan, but how do you feel about video games? What're your favourites?


Q:

Thanks for doing this.

  1. How did you escape?

  2. Prior to the war, from your perspective, what was the feeling? Did everyone sort of know it was going to happen? Was it like North Korea right now?

  3. If you like sports, what sort of sports were big back then in England?

Good luck on the book!

A:

I read that if people applied for renewal before the Tuesday, even if they weren't due for renewal yet, that they would still be evaluated. Is that the case? If so, why if there has been no ruling as of yet?


Q:

Why not include Qi wireless charging in the phone itself? It doesn't look like the charging coil takes up that much room and the Essential wouldn't have hurt that much to be a little thicker to accommodate it if necessary. Is the material choice what prevented this from being included?

A:

Why did you find it important to mention that you are millenials in your title post?


Q:

If you had to taste one mans cum would it be Luis or Jays?

A:

Our pleasure.


Q:

Most of the firearms have pretty similar care requirements. So we maintain temperature and humidity. The most fragile gun we had was probably the Great Basin Winchester that went viral a few years ago. The park brought it to us to stabilize before it went on display back at Great Basin.

A:

Every day I ask myself that question and I still haven't figured it out.


Q:

They gave me a trophy but someone also printed a T-Shirt with me on it!

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There is no question that chimpanzees have a very rich way to communicate many emotions, and information about the environment. But, I don't think we can translate that into anything like human language. However, chimpanzees can actually learn human-type languages. They can learn American sign language, 400 or more signs, and they can also learn quite sophisticated communication systems using computers.


Q:

I think video games are absolutely beautiful, but I do not play them. That's actually a lie, I play one video game:Millipede. I have an arcade Millipede in my shop and I played everyday

A:

Hi there,

Thanks for your questions!

1) In the early days of the Nazi occupation the Austrian government policy was to try and get the Jews to leave Austria so they actively helped the Jewish council to get Jews out of Austria. The difficulty was in finding permission on where to emigrate. To get an entry visa to the UK was available for four classes of people; as a domestic service (if they had a job advertised), for apprentices, those who could guarantee £100 deposit with the home office in London (someone would have to be very rich for this) and for children continuing their education (if the Nazis had interrupted their education) which is the class that I fell in.

  1. Some people apparently anticipated the war. My family was not one of those.

  2. Football (Soccer) was very big in England. Rugby was also quite big but I most enjoyed/enjoy Football and used to play in my early days of arriving to the UK with friends.


Q:

If a DACA recipient applied for renewal that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, their applications will be adjudicated. However, these DACA recipients must move fast because the deadline is October 5, 2017. USCIS is still sticking to its processing times so decisions on renewals is not made immediately.

A:

We are solving this with the charging dock, which is much more "Green" than Qi power as its more efficient and solves the "drop and charge" issue. -Joe


Q:

Because it seems to not be what people expect when they hear "Arms Curator" - Danny

Because it's better than saying I'm a girl - Ashley

A:

Every day I ask myself that question and I still haven't figured it out.


Q:

How do trumpets make so many notes with just three buttons?

(I'm totally stealing this question from Pete Holmes, but it's been puzzling me since I heard him ask it.)

A:

Was that the one found leaning against a tree? Imagine being the person who found that jewel.


Q:

Do you still blame Dan Soder for Legion of Skanks impending demise?

A:

That is awesome! Any pics of you wearing that shirt that you could share with your adoring public?

BTW, big congrats on all of the positive attention you're received! :-D


Q:

Thank you for doing this AMA.

What would you say are the main topics in science that need to be explored deeper right now?

A:

ASS

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Q:

Did you experience any anti-semitism in England when you first arrived or during the war?

A:

I'm sorry I didn't clarify. I meant those that are due to expire after March.


Q:

Once that 3.5mm jack is ready, my money will be yours.

A:

Ah mah gerd, a girl! Quick, hide the porn.


Q:

Do you still blame Dan Soder for Legion of Skanks impending demise?

A:

A trumpet can play six different notes with different combinations of just three valves (e.g. all three down, all three up, just the first one down, just the 2nd one down, etc). Then when you want to go higher, you adjust your lips (people think of it as 'tightening' but it's also to do with the speed of the air-stream) and you move into the next range of notes, whereby you use similar combinations of the three valves, etc etc


Q:

Yes it was, we still get questions about it.

A:

No, that's silly. It's half jay's fault too.


Q:

It would be a little creepy to me to wear a shirt with myself on it!

A:

I think there's a growing tendency to explore the intellectual ability of all kinds of different animals, and now we even know trees and plants can communicate through pheromones spreading messages in the wind or through micro fungus in the roots sending messages through the ground. And because science has now opened its mind to the possibility of intelligence in creatures, we are learning so much more and it's a very exciting time.


Q:

It's actually DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

No, there was no point where I suffered anti-semitism. There was one incident on a bus where a man told me "To go back to where you belong" however this was probably just anti-foreigner sentiment and everyone else on the bus was on my side.


Q:

Those whose work authorizations will expire after March 5, 2018 are out of luck, unfortunately. They will only have work authorization until their validity period expires.


A:

No, that's silly. It's half jay's fault too.


Q:

On a personal level, what are some of your favorite films?


Q:

Why is Thomas_Daly such a cunt?

A:

Is there anything that you feel is most important to have/do in a broadcast? How have you refined your craft throughout your career?


Q:

This AMA just made me giddy with excitement! Dr. Goodall, when I was little, I wanted to be you when I grew up and I am so excited to see you on here.

Of course I'm interested in your work but I'd love to know more about your activism. What would you say are the most effective ways people can get involved? For folks with small children, what would you recommend in order to get them involved too?

Thank you for being the person I looked up to for so many years (and still do!) and the person that taught me it was more than okay to deeply care about animals. Wishing you well.

A:

What the hell are we going to do about San Francisco?


Q:

As an Austrian who lives just south of Vienna: Did you ever return to Vienna? If yes, what kimds of changes did you notice?

A:

Will recipients of DACA be asked to leave the country immediately?


Q:

As an OEM yourself, why is it so widespread to make phones thinner and hope for more effecient SoCs to make batteries thinner instead of making a phone thicker and give users a larger battery to work with? Will Essential continue the trend of thinner phones and smaller batteries?

A:

What is the biggest misconception younger people have regarding firearms?


Q:

Why is Thomas_Daly such a cunt?

A:

Fave films... mixed bag. Dark Knight Rises & Inception Dead Poet's Society Strictly Ballroom (Aussie film) The Man From Snowy River (another Aussie film)


Q:

The X-ray was how we found the cartridge in the stock.

A:

I don't know who that is.


Q:

Most important is honesty and perspective. I try to sharpen my weather skills by going to conferences and my presentation skills by looking at what other non-weather presenters and performers do to hold their audience.

A:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there,

Thank you for your kind words regarding Dr. Goodall! She will tell you 10 times out of 10 that the best way to get your children involved is to join our Roots & Shoots program! It is Dr. Goodall's youth service program that focuses on respect and compassion for all living things, understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspiring each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. The program has just recently been introduced into it's 100th country and continues to grow everyday.

Some advice she gives to everyone who asks though, is that you must think and act locally. Focus on issues in your own community. Map out any potentially hazardous areas (polluted rivers, beaches, parks) and gather support from there. If everyone were to focus on their local communities, then the impact would eventually be global.

Thanks for your question!


Q:

Good grief I don't know. I've been a Mission boy for much of my 27 years in SF and so much change. How many eyeglass stores does Valencia street need?

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

Yes I returned often (and will again in November). As a teacher (my old profession) I knew that Vienna was a good place to visit for children and so I would take them on trips there as it is one of the most interesting cities in the world. I particularly love the Danube and the Vienna woods.

Because I went to Vienna so often it is quite hard to pin down one particular change however I felt that the Austrians had become a lot more democratic and tolerant.

Also at the end of WWII during the peace treaties, the Allies and Russia found it useful to make Austria a buffer state. The peace treaty declared Austria a liberated country (not a defeated state) and they were not allowed to side with the west or the east.

The Austrians took full advantage of being painted as a victim until Franz Vranitzky, a socialist chancellor (similar to a Prime minister) of Austria proclaimed the truth that the Austrians had been just as guilty as the Germans. I think this was a huge change for Austria.


Q:

In order to be removed, one must be placed in removal proceedings or be apprehended by ICE and asked if they want to return voluntarily. The Trump administration may certainly ask, but whether DACA recipients will comply is a different issue. They have a right to go before an Immigration Judge.

A:

What you really want is better battery life. Would like to know your use case and what you are looking for. Please PM interested in the constraints. - Joe


Q:

There's so many misconceptions about guns, I could go on for days. But I think many younger people don't realize the diversity in the types of firearms that have been developed since the 1200s and also how integral firearms have been to so many different facets of history

I think there's also a common misconception too that there's a lack of younger people interested in firearms history. Bustle just did an article on millennials and firearms the other day.

A:

I don't know who that is.


Q:

Was it fun for you?

A:

I have an interview in Casper, early Dec. What are your favorite things about Wyoming?


Q:

i hope the hurricane swallows your home and children

A:

when does your day start and end? Are you at the station for 12+ hours a day?


Q:

What kind of music do you like?

A:

What was your favorite thing you did while working with Michael from Vsauce?


Q:

1) What do you think of the world today?

2) How did you manage to survive mentally after WWII?

3) Do you think there is going to be another world war soon?

A:

Arizona resident here. I haven't done much research but it really sounds like border states could be affected heavily by this decision. Does this mean that immigrants once protected by the DACA will now have to leave their jobs?


Q:

Feedback loop

Hi Andy - thanks for coming in... Team Essential - thanks to you too. I was on the fence until the latest camera and patch releases. Please understand how important it is for your customers that you guys live up to your promises i.e. delivering useful bug fixes and timely updates. To that effect, how can we participate in a support feedback loop? How can we send bugs and enhancement requests directly to the team and feel like we are part of the product improvement process? Thanks!

A:

which of the oldest firearms require the least amount of maintenance and care (humidity, etc...)? which are the most fragile relative to their age?


Q:

i hope the hurricane swallows your home and children

A:

Once the viral aspect died down, it became fun. In the first fortnight of the clip going crazy, we had weird people contact us, wanting to manage Toby, wanting to harm him, wanting to sue us (?) etc. And of course, you learn to put up with the trolls in the comment section. It has been 90% fun, sure.


Q:

In December? That's brave. The scenery is amazing, people are pretty cool.

A:

I'm not in that part of the country


Q:

Sometimes it feels like 12+ hours. I work 8 hours a day on paper but my work starts at home before I get to work and it ends at home after work. When weather is active, I easily work 10-11 hours at work.

A:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there!

Dr. Goodall tends to mostly listen to classical music.

Here's a list of some of her notable favorites:

Classical -Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor -Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 -Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 -Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 -Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 -Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 -Strauss Waltzes

Contemporary -Heal the World by Michael Jackson -Memories by Andrew Lloyd Webber (from Cats) -Music by Wolfgang Netzer (including the score to Jane’s Journey) -Walk Lightly on This World by Katie Melua (from Jane’s Journey) -Walking in the Air by Howard Blake (from The Snowman)


Q:

Dude just hanging out with Michael and shooting the shit is a treasure. Seriously conversing with him is EXACTLY what you imagine it is. He's inquisitive, attentive, curious and has a great sense of humor.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions!

1) I believe it has become more violent, more dishonest and frightening. I really feel there may be another war.

2) During WWII I had started to revise my own ideas and forget those I was brought up with. I made up my own values, I became a strong democrat and socialist and I found myself well armed against what came my way.

3) Kind of answered in the first question. I am no cleverer than anyone else but I hope not is all I can say.


Q:

Not necessarily. The work authorizations that remain valid (to date) allow the recipient to continue working legally. However, some employers may be motivated to fail to give promotions or raises to those who will soon lose work authorization.

A:

Thank you! We are going to keep rolling out those updates to you and we are definitely paying attention to your feedback. We're also working on a plan to support developers. Keep those comments coming!


Q:

Most of the firearms have pretty similar care requirements. So we maintain temperature and humidity. The most fragile gun we had was probably the Great Basin Winchester that went viral a few years ago. The park brought it to us to stabilize before it went on display back at Great Basin.

A:

I'm not in that part of the country


Q:

Do you plan on making other youtube videos?

A:

In relation to the TV show Supernatural, do you have a Colt Paterson revolver with awesome engraving work, converted to cartridge fire, that can kill demons? I'm sure you have a Colt Paterson, but probably not that one.


Q:

Dave, around 2008-2009, you and a girl came to my apartment in downtown BK to hang out. I wanted to hook up with her, but you wouldn't leave and just kept smoking weed and eating dominos. Eventually I think she either decided to leave or passed out on the couch, I can't remember. Did you do that on purpose or were you just oblivious that I was trying to smash? C'mon bro.

Edit: you were also playing Madden

A:

What things other than presenting does your job entail? I thought TV meteorologist was just in-and-out kind of job


Q:

Hi Dr. Goodall, My four year old loves reading. She asks what is your favorite book?

A:

Do you or HAVE you ever played DnD or the like? If so what is your most favorite character?

Bonus internet points for a scan of your character sheet.

Also, thanks a helluva bunch for Mythbusters and Tested.


Q:

Kind of an off the wall question but:

At 97 yrs old, is there anything from your childhood that you still enjoy today?

A:

My 24 year old girlfriend is under the DACA program. She came here when she was 4 and she did not come in with a visa, they brought her in illegally. The question now is, if we get married, how hard will it be for her to get a green card or what would be the next steps in order to legalize her?


Q:

Are the LTE reception problems on the essential phone fixable in software?

A:

Was that the one found leaning against a tree? Imagine being the person who found that jewel.


Q:

Dave, around 2008-2009, you and a girl came to my apartment in downtown BK to hang out. I wanted to hook up with her, but you wouldn't leave and just kept smoking weed and eating dominos. Eventually I think she either decided to leave or passed out on the couch, I can't remember. Did you do that on purpose or were you just oblivious that I was trying to smash? C'mon bro.

Edit: you were also playing Madden

A:

There's one more that we wouldn't mind making, but generally no, we've retired the oven videos. Toby has his own channel where he is starting to blog and make music videos, and I occasionally post clips of me playing covers on piano. Our daughter Jess (channel: Jess and Gabriel) has made a business out of online videos, so we keep track of her progress now.


Q:

We have a couple Patersons, but not that one. It's probably still in a prop house collection.

A:

That didn't happen.


Q:

Aside from TV, we have radio and Facebook. As a chief I coordinate all operations of the weather department- scheduling, computer maintenance and updates and purchasing, graphics, training, while working with our sales and promotions and news departments. Then we all have community outreach. I do actually forecast the weather so I'm always trying to study to get the latest.

A:

When I was growing up, what I read where the Doctor Dolittle books. I learned a great deal from those books. When I was ten years old I read "Tarzan." I was sad when he married the wrong Jane. It was those books that directed me to grow up, go to Africa. For a 4-year-old child, one of my books I absolutely loved was "Jane" with illustrations by Patrick McDonnell. Which is fantastic. Another one, I want to mention is "My Life With Chimpanzees" which is a book I wrote for young children about my life with chimpanzees.


Q:

Yes! I played in high school and was the DM at my local library in Tarrytown when I was a junior in high school. Actually my first kiss came about DIRECTLY as a result of playing D&D.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question!

Uhh, from my childhood.. I think the love of poppy seed cake, Wiener Schnitzel and the music of my era continues to this day.


Q:

If someone was brought to the U.S. without inspection, a U.S. citizen spouse may petition for them. After approval of the petition that person must request a waiver by demonstrating that the U.S. citizen spouse will suffer extreme hardship if the intending immigrant is not permitted to return after their immigrant visa interview or if the U.S. citizen goes to live with the intending immigrant to the country of origin. Once the extreme hardship waiver is granted, the intending immigrant applies for an immigrant visa and goes to their interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. The intending immigrant leaves the U.S. with the waiver approval in hand so that he or she does not trigger the 3-year or 10-year bar. After the interview and approval, the intending immigrant reenters and receives his or her Green Card in the mail.

A:

We have not heard of reception issues. We tested favorably vs. the competition in the labs. I'll have someone reach out and get your logs. - andyR


Q:

Yes it was, we still get questions about it.

A:

That didn't happen.


Q:

what is your proof?

A:

Haha that's like saying "You said most of your collections were Hondas. I instantly thought of my Toyota."


Q:

When will you finally marry Luis for the show?

A:

So, if I understand correctly are you actually interpreting raw data to make your own forecast? Or are you presenting a forecast which is made by either computer simulations or a trained analyst? If it is the latter case, are you managing said software and/or analysts or is that an external service which you share with other weather services?


Q:

What would you say was the biggest highlight of your career?

A:

OMG OMG OMG Adam Savage is talking about DnD on reddit! [geeks out]

Lord Savage, The Builder

Medium humanoid (human), neutral good

Armor Class 11 (14 with mage armor)
Hit Points 72 (16d8)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Int +8, Wis +6
Skills Arcana +8, History +8, Perception +6, Performance +7
Senses passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Dwarvish, Elvish, Gnomish
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Arcane Recovery (1/Day). When Lord Savage finishes a short rest, he can choose expended spell slots to recover. The spell slots can have a combined level that is equal to or less than 8, and none of the slots can be 6th level or higher.

Durable Summons. Any creature that Lord Savage summons or creates with a conjuration spell has 30 temporary hit points.

Focused Conjuration. While he is concentrating on a conjuration spell, Lord Savage's concentration can't be broken as a result of taking damage.

Spellcasting. Lord Savage is a 16th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence, and he uses a +2 arcane focus (spell save DC 16, +10 to hit with spell attacks). Lord Savage has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): create bonfire, mage hand, mending, prestidigitation, shocking grasp
  • 1st level (4 slots): catapult, grease, mage armor, magic missile, shield
  • 2nd level (3 slots): cloud of daggers, flaming sphere, pyrotechnics
  • 3rd level (3 slots): fireball, fly, haste
  • 4th level (3 slots): fabricate, leomund's secret chest, stone shape
  • 5th level (2 slots): animate objects, conjure elemental
  • 6th level (1 slot): circle of death, contingency
  • 7th level (1 slot): Mordenkainen’s Sword
  • 8th level (1 slot): incendiary cloud
Actions

+2 Tinker's Staff. Melee Weapon Attack +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage, or 7 (1d8 + 3) bludgeoning damage if wielded with two hands. If the target is a construct, it must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed by Lord Savage for 1 minute. While charmed, a construct must obey Lord Savage's exact commands. A charmed creature can repeat its save each time it is forced to deal damage to a friendly creature, as well as each time Lord Savage deals damage to it.

Minor Conjuration. Lord Savage conjures up an inanimate object in his hand or on the ground in an unoccupied space that he can see within 10 feet of him. This object can be no larger than 3 feet on a side and weigh no more than 10 pounds, and its form must be that of a nonmagical object that he has seen. The object is visibly magical, radiating dim light out to 5 feet. The object disappears after 1 hour, when Lord Savage uses this feature again, or if it takes any damage.

Benign Transposition (Recharges After a Short or Long Rest). Lord Savage teleports up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space that he can see. Alternatively, he can choose a space within range that is occupied by a Small or Medium creature. If that creature is willing, both he and it teleport, swapping places.

 

Edit: Fixed proficiency bonus miscalculation.


Q:

What are the names of your autobiographies? I'm interested in reading them

A:

Are there any legal avenues available for those previously protected by DACA other than citizenship? Or is citizenship the only way to fully protect yourself as it currently stands?


Q:

It seems to be an issue with the modem hopping bands way too rapidly. More than happy to help.


Q:

When will you finally marry Luis for the show?

A:

Happy to give you a shout-out on our Facebook channel, mattsucksballz


Q:

We've failed you, if it was Firefly or X-Files we might have been there.

A:

NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.


Q:

Good question- I make my own forecast from plotted upper air charts, wind profiles, satellite and radar depictions and then computer model forecasts and numerical output. We share it within WKRG but not outside of the station. I'm trained as all government meteorologists are. I make my own forecast because that makes me comfortable with what I'm saying. It is, however, rarely that far different from what the National Weather Service would say for my area.

A:

Well, one highlight that really enabled my career to take off was discovering the chimpanzees used twigs and the brush to find termites in the underground nest because that is what went into "National Geographic," which ended up providing funds for me to continue my research. So in a way, that was the pivotal observation that actually enabled everything else.


Q:

This is the BEST

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

The German one is called: Emigracion ins Leben: Wien - London und nicht mehr retour (Emigration into Life Vienna - London and no return).

The English one is called: Secret Operations: From Music to Morse and Beyond.

I think it might difficult to get your hands on a copy though!


Q:

I have found that my DACA clients fall into certain categories of relief. Some can be petitioned by family members, others are in danger if they return and are now presenting claims for asylum, and others are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents. However, that last one can only be solicited while in removal proceedings.

A:

DM us please - andyR


Q:

The X-ray was how we found the cartridge in the stock.

A:

NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.


Q:

No one cares. Why are you here?

A:

Which firearm(s) are your favorites and which one(s) are you proudest of having in the collection?


Q:

How many people has Hillary Clinton personally killed?

A:

Wow! That sounds like a lot of work. Do you have time to rehearse what you're going to say before a live broadcast?

You don't just 'give' the weather forecast but 'explain' what's going on. Everything is very clear and very informative so I assume you must practice.


Q:

What is the secret to your health? You are still so active at what most would consider an old age. Also, thank you for all your groundbreaking work to further science and benefit humanity!

A:

Do you have any particular regrets from your days on TV? Any kind of nagging thing you never managed to find a way to get to?


Q:

Coming from a german whose grandparent's siblings were killed in WW2, how did normal german people treat you? Like ones which were not Nazis? Was the country all antisemites or just the select ones everyone knows about?

A:

Could be mistaken but doesn't Asylum need to be applied for within a year of arrival? Is there a way around that if a year has already passed?


Q:

I've troubleshot w/ATT reps, including issuing a new SIM. LTE just isn't being availabl to phone. Shows only H (4G) and that means subway rides lose connection & am getting slower speeds.

A:

Which firearm(s) are your favorites and which one(s) are you proudest of having in the collection?


Q:

How many people has Hillary Clinton personally killed?

A:

I realise nobody cares. Now please let me get back to answering the other 17 questions that have just come through.


Q:

Our favorites change a lot based on what we are researching at the time, maybe one of the most proud is Oliver Winchester's Jennings rifle. We know it is his because of a letter he wrote which we have and we consider it the oldest reference to our collection.

A:

maybe a dozen, probably millions through votes.


Q:

No, and that's the fun part for me. Weather is constantly changing so it makes no sense to plan for something specific when it can change in mid-sentence.

A:

I was born with good genes. That is really important when you think about health. For the rest of it, I don't really think about my health. I live each day, and I've been really lucky to be extremely healthy.


Q:

I always wanted test vinyl record albums versus versus CD vs. MP3 at different compression ratios.Specifically I would be testing these in multiple environments: a car, a bedroom, and an auditorium. Discovery always thought that was too boring.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I did not really experience many Germans during the War other than them shooting at us in France while I was stationed in a harbour. The only time I really experienced Germans was when I went there after the war on holidays (probably in the 70's and onwards) when the shudder had gone and I experienced no anti-semitism then.


Q:

Yes, there are exceptions to the asylum one-year deadline. If there were changed conditions in the country of origin that now makes the country unsafe for that individual; if there were changes in the applicant's personal circumstances that now place him or her in danger; if the applicant possessed a legal disability (under 18 years old); or if the applicant had status and did not apply for that reason.

A:

Please PM as I want to understand where you are located... we can figure out what the issue is.... Subway rides are problematic if underground. But please PM -Joe


Q:

Our favorites change a lot based on what we are researching at the time, maybe one of the most proud is Oliver Winchester's Jennings rifle. We know it is his because of a letter he wrote which we have and we consider it the oldest reference to our collection.

A:

maybe a dozen, probably millions through votes.


Q:

How many avocados is your collection worth?

A:

Hey Dave, it would be awesome to hear you debate someone from antifa on Part of the Problem. Any chance of that happening?


Q:

What is the longest stretch of time you've ever been on air / at work to cover a significant weather event, and what was the event?

A:

Thank you for holding this AMA.

Is it true you were a fan of this far side comic?

Sorry that it's not a great question. I couldn't think of anything else, and I've always kind of wondered about this.


Q:

What is the proudest myth you busted?

P.S: how is brain candy live?

A:

Hi, thank you for doing this AMA. My grandparents also survived the WW2 on different sides - one serving in the German army and the others surviving it under the NAZI rule in Slovenia / Yugoslavia at the time, so I listened to different accounts about the era... My questions: 1. What made you move to UK (did you decide it yourself or did your friends and relatives felt the urge and danger looming?) 2. Did you fight in continental Europe? If yes, where?


Q:

Since we shouldn't punish children for the sins of their parents, wouldn't it make more sense to deport the parents that broke the law?

A:

Is some areas of my house I have had issues with people hearing me talk and using my Pixel XL in the same spot they can hear my just fine.


Q:

What's the oldest gun you have there?

A:

Did you watch the Fairly OddParents when growing up and we're you sexually attracted to the Crimson Chin?


Q:

"Where are avocados grown?" - Danny

"In people's houses." - Ashley

We know a lot about avocados.

A:

I'm down, but I don't know where to find one who is willing.


Q:

Both for Hurricane Ivan and Katrina, as a news station and weather department, we broadcast for over a week. Fortunately we had lots of breaks in our weather segments. During the landfalls of both of those storms I probably did a few 20 minute weather segments solo.

A:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there!

Dr. Goodall actually has no issue with the comic and thinks it's rather quite funny. Gary Larson eventually ended up visiting our Gombe Stream Reserve in response to the comic and was even attacked by the male chimp, Frodo, who Dr. Goodall has always claimed to be a 'bully' male.

Thanks for your question!


Q:

You're going to ask me how is spring candy live? I'm going to tell you which the finest two hours of stage performance you can find in America today! (that's me overselling it again)

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions.

1) The moment the Nazis marched in we knew we had to get out. Because they had been in charge of Germany next door we knew that they were anti-semitic (but not to the extent that we know now). Luckily my mother had a couple of sisters and brothers who had emigrated to the UK before the WWI. I had always wanted to go to England, possibly due to my mother reading me English children's books.


Q:

They are still permitted to go before an Immigration Judge and present relief.

A:

That doesn't sound like a reception issue. I've seen this on a Pixel XL. Please PM so we can help get data to help debug. - Joe


Q:

We have a barrel of a hand cannon that might be 13th century, and a breechblock from a cannon that dates to the 15th century.

A:

I'm too old for that show. I watched Bugs Bunny.


Q:

I've got a dozen Hunt Volitional Rifles. Would you be interested in acquiring one for the collection?

A:

Did you watch the Fairly OddParents when growing up and we're you sexually attracted to the Crimson Chin?


Q:

Do you have any #1 dad mugs in your kitchen?

A:

What was the most surprising thing you found while studying the similarities between chimpanzees and humans?


Q:

Where and when did you met Jamie Hyneman?

A:

Thank you for sharing your experiences, Sir. Do you intend on doing a book tour? I would love to book you at the San Antonio JCC if so! Please PM me of interested.


Q:

When can we expect white?

A:

Dude that's so cool


Q:

Come on...be a bold comic and make a stand against Amy Schumer joke stealing. Why won't any comics say anything?

A:

Well, we kinda already have one, so probably not. Also, we don't believe you.


Q:

I'm too old for that show. I watched Bugs Bunny.

A:

A couple!


Q:

I'm not sure about the most surprising, but the most shocking was the fact they are capable of war. This was very horrifying and actually made them more like humans than I thought they were before.

A:

On a Russian tramp steamer in the Panama canal.


Q:

Hi there,

The thought had crossed my mind and we had offers from two publishers in America however the reason we rejected them was due to not having easy access to them (I would have had to travel all the way to America to get anything done) on top of this at my age this would be very taxing.

A:

White is coming! Pure White ceramic is in build trials now. We're looking at a few weeks until they're in boxes and shipping, especially as we fill the manufacturing backlog on Moon Black. - Dave


Q:

We think so!

A:

The sketch stuff got the attention it deserved. I've never been convinced she stole any stand up bits. I have problems with Amy but not her "stealing".


Q:

Why is it called the Cody museum?

A:

if Jay and Luis had a 3 round MMA fight, how much money do you put on who, and why?


Q:

Do you have a couple of mugs from a couple of kids, or a couple of mugs from one very reassuring kid?

A:

I have heard that you have also discovered that they are capable of altruism, such as adopting orphaned infants. Can you tell us about that?


Q:

How is the pressure of working on YouTube now vs how it was working for Discovery on Mythbusters?

A:

Do you believe that the Nazis were incredibly evil people or were ordinary people who held and acted on incredibly evil beliefs, is there a difference between the two or have you separated the two? How do you feel towards those Nazis who have wronged you, your family, friends and countless others?

Thank you for your time and for your story. May we all learn from the past.


Q:

Will Essential support ROMs and custom development by releasing the kernel source code and boot.img?

Will Essential support an upgrade program involving trade-ins for a discounted price on newer models?

Ps. I'm really enjoying the PH-1 right now, appreciate addressing bugs in software and feel camera is pretty good now! Thanks!

A:

What is the best exhibit you have ever seen? (Besides the one you're about to open) What is your favorite museum?


Q:

Hey Dave, it would be awesome to hear you debate someone from antifa on Part of the Problem. Any chance of that happening?

A:

When Winchester donated their collection originally it was called the Winchester Arms Museum. When the current museum opened in 1991 Bill Ruger was on our board and wrote a million dollar check to, "Name this son of bitch anything other than a firearms manufacturer." So the board changed the name to the town's namesake, Cody. The quote is from the meeting minutes.


Q:

It's interesting. Jay is crazy strong, but Luis is in much better shape. Jay would probably crack jokes that got in Luis' head. Jay by 2nd round TKO.

A:

Most of my mugs come from schools that I visit.


Q:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there! In Gombe we have witnessed acts that could be considered altruistic on various occasions. One example being when an orphaned 3 1/2 year old chimp, without older siblings (whom sometimes adopt their younger siblings) was taken in by an adolescent male around 12 years old. The older male allowed the orphaned chimp to follow him around (even making sure he kept up while they were on the move), allowing the orphan to cling to his underbelly when the orphan was scared and/or cold, and even allowing the orphaned chimp to sleep in the same 'night nest' as him. This is especially interesting considering that the adolescent male was not related to the orphaned chimp in the least.

Thanks for the question!

A:

Pressure? What pressure? It's been a dreamy couple of years working solely on tested.com


Q:

Hi there,

Thanks for your great question.

It's not easy to make a statement that cover such a wide spectrum of people. A lot of ordinary Nazis, members of the party, believed that a strong hand was needed to deal with the problems and they thought the Nazis would provide it. At first anti-semitism became a useful propaganda tool. These sorts of people I would not class as evil, just misguided.

But as they reached the point of having total power their means became more and more violent. There is an old saying "absolute power corrupts absolutely" - I think this is a very true saying and I have seen it with my very own eyes.

A good example of this is with Röhm (who founded the stormtroopers). As relationships developed and power grew, Röhm thought he may make a better leader than Hitler and Hitler was pressurised by the other leaders to do away with him because he was a homosexual. Hitler had known this all the time and had not done anything about it yet Hitler did go and shoot him but explained publicly it was due to him being homosexual.

*Bonus product placement: Incidentally my new book shows Hitler's rise to power which made him more and more ruthless.

A:

Yes on ROMs. Not sure about trades-in yet. Startups need usually need to gain traction before that's financially possible. -andyR


Q:

I really enjoyed the Army War College Exhibit, in Carlisle PA, it was small but well done and engaging. Maybe not the best best, but the one that comes to mind right now. - Danny

I recently was down at the WWI Museum Kansas City, MO and I thought their entire museum was well done. They have the original structure and an updated museum. They have holes that you can poke your head through to see recreated trenches. - Ashley

A:

I'm down, but I don't know where to find one who is willing.


Q:

The quote is from the meeting minutes.

I hope this is only display somewhere, because that is awesome.

A:

What was your comedy like before you started discussing politics? How did that transition go?


Q:

So you're not a dad but have 2 #1 dad mugs?

A:

Do you think there is a viable way to effect change in conservation without going into the field?


Q:

Hey Adam ..  How excite are you for the new HellBoy movie ? I saw the picture of David Harbour yesterday and I instantly thought of you and your love for Hellboy.

Also .. bigfan on tested .. I watch your oneday built as a form of meditation.

A:

As one of the last survivors what can be do to keep people aware of this horrible genocide?


Q:

Hello Mr. Rubin,

So what do you think are going to be the most exciting new developments in smartphone technology in the coming years?

A:

How many avocados is your collection worth?


Q:

[deleted]

A:

Not at the moment, but we are still writing the text for the new museum.


Q:

I joked about drugs and sex and pop culture. It was a smooth transition because I didn't force it in. It happened naturally.

A:

Yes. I'm an uncle, and backup Dad to many!


Q:

There are various ways. One, spread awareness about the program. Two, to become involved in your program or other programs around the world. And you can do this also by raising funds to help programs that desperately need it including the Jane Goodall Institute.

A:

I'm super excited, but it is a provisional excitement. I love Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy movies with such a deep abiding passion, that I can't imagine anything else living up to that. But I'm open to something new and different, and David Harbour is a fantastic choice to play HP.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I believe there is enough being done at the moment and that there are plenty of current bad things going on in the world that we should concentrate on.

There are many organisations who have made it their task to inform everyone about the holocaust and there are some countries that are anti-Jewish that deny that the holocaust ever existed. Whereas in some EU countries this would be a crime to deny the existence of the holocaust.

A:

A.I. -andyR


Q:

"Where are avocados grown?" - Danny

"In people's houses." - Ashley

We know a lot about avocados.

A:

You might just be married into a family of cunts. I haven't noticed the problem.


Q:

Is there a firearm in the collection you looked at for the first time and thought, "what was the designer thinking?(!)"

A:

Who is your least favorite famous Libertarian?


Q:

If you weren't a weather man, what career would you have and why?

A:

What do you think of the planet of the apes movies?


Q:

With a last name of Savage, what were some of your childhood nicknames?

A:

Have you seen Dunkirk?


Q:

When do you plan on open sourcing the Essential connector?

A:

Do you think the Nagant revolver shot more friendly retreating Russians or enemies during its time in use?


Q:

What was your comedy like before you started discussing politics? How did that transition go?

A:

We have a gun on loan from the Smithsonian called the Josselyn Chain Revolver. It is the patent model. It is a tiny pistol with a large bicycle- like chain that functions like a cylinder...only not at all


Q:

Bill Weld

A:

Second career choice would be as an educator. Third career choice was a musician!


Q:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Hi there,

While I can't speak to her opinion of the original films. Dr. Goodall did have a chance to pre-screen the newest POTA movie and found it very interesting. All of us at the Jane Goodall Institute are very appreciative of the steps taken by the production team of the new movies, due to their use of motion-capture and their dedication to not using real apes in any of their films.

Long answer short, she loved the newest film!

Thanks for the question!

A:

Adam Sandwich.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I have neither been to Dunkirk nor have I seen the recent film (which my grandson seems to think you are referencing). I escaped France a couple of weeks after the Dunkirk battle from St.Malo on the very last boat to England.

A:

We have a reference design almost complete. Once ready, it will be made available to 3rd parties so they can easily integrate our connector into their products. This works for hobbyists as well! -andyR


Q:

We're not sure if it shot anything, that trigger pull is ridiculous to keep on target.

A:

I joked about drugs and sex and pop culture. It was a smooth transition because I didn't force it in. It happened naturally.


Q:

Which firearm in the museum has given you the most trouble? (in terms of finding research or making accommodations to display properly)

A:

Dave Why won't you mouth kiss Big Jay?


Q:

Your now-famous weather cast was highly educational, so you're kinda doing your first and second ones.

A:

What's your favourite colour?


Q:

Tested.com is great at presenting the world of Matter, but presenting stories about the world of Bits and Code is still a tough sell. I've really enjoyed the Thermal Detonator builds but the electronics and software parts were essentially removed. How can Tested.com bring the excitement of Code to makers?

A:

Do any particular current/recent events, mentalities, media propaganda, etc., resemble any from your past that raise red flags and worry you at this time?


Q:

With the new crop of phones slated for release before the holiday season what do you see as the primary points that will allow the Essential Phone to compete?

A:

Why is it called the Cody museum?


Q:

Who is your least favorite famous Libertarian?

A:

The Great Basin Winchester was difficult because of how deteriorated it had become. We are also planning to display two punt guns in the new museum and they are like 8 feet long, so they will need some special mounts.


Q:

Just doesn't feel right

A:

Yes, and the fact that I present weather without a script is the same as an adlib music soloist.


Q:

My favorite colour overall is green. There are times I like blue as well. I'm wearing blue today, by the way.

A:

That is great feedback! The answer is that we're always trying, and we will continue to. I really appreciate the question.


Q:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

Sighs Yes, in Iran. The permanent threats of launching a nuclear war to annihilate Israel is worrying me. Similar to Hitler's threatening messages to the German Chancellor.

A:

Design, materials, expandability, stock android, fast updates, open mentality. -andyR


Q:

When Winchester donated their collection originally it was called the Winchester Arms Museum. When the current museum opened in 1991 Bill Ruger was on our board and wrote a million dollar check to, "Name this son of bitch anything other than a firearms manufacturer." So the board changed the name to the town's namesake, Cody. The quote is from the meeting minutes.

A:

Bill Weld


Q:

What's the salary for your position? Qualifications? Are you hiring?

A:

As a libertarian what can you point to as the last major victory for advancing liberty? That tends to be my biggest issue with the entire philosophy as it seems that every major policy decision goes the other direction and I don't see many libertarians with actual practical solutions that will move us towards a freer society.


Q:

Can you play any musical instrument?

A:

Do you believe in Sasquatch?

Have you studied the Skookum casting or any of the new print samples with dermal ridge evidence?

If you do believe do you think this group is a holdover of Gigantalopithicus Blacki? or a new Species?


Q:

What is your favortie Ghibli film, and why? I'm guessing by the No Face behind you it's Spirited Away.

A:

What do you think of how people compare Donald Trump to the nazis?


Q:

I've noticed that my phone will completely freeze and not respond to touch or the physical buttons, and I have to manually reboot my phone.

Is this a known hardware or software issue? Should I reach out for a replacement under the warranty?

A:

This may be sorta off topic, but is there a lot of interest in firearms history in the academic arena? Do you ever see PhD candidates doing their dissertations in firearms history going through your doors?


Q:

Dave Why won't you mouth kiss Big Jay?

A:

Not as much as Ashley. We aren't hiring right now, so you'll have to wait until I get fired, maybe dependent on the outcome of this AMA. - Danny


Q:

That's not a problem with the philosophy, but it is a big problem. Nobody is moving us towards a freer society, that's the problem. libertarians are far from the only ones who don't have practical solutions for this. If anyone does, I'm all ears.

A:

I played trumpet as a kid but gave it up in college. It was fun but I never was much good at it!


Q:

PLEASE NOTE: Response is from a member of Dr. Goodall's team, and not from Dr. Goodall herself.

Jane has said that she is fascinated by the idea of the existence of an as of yet undiscovered ape species living in the wild. As a self-described romantic, has always wanted them to exist. She has read many accounts of bigfoot sightings and thinks that bigfoot is a real possibility.

A:

yep


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Well it's very difficult. He's not an anti-semite although he's definitely not a true democrat. He's extremely reactionary in my view and is more similar to Mussolini.

I don't necessarily find it offensive to compare him to the Nazis but I just think this is an inaccurate comparison.

A:

Would like to get more data from you on what you have installed on the device and when you are seeing this issue. Obviously, this is not how the phone should perform. Its hard to tell from your description if it is hardware or software -Joe


Q:

We occasionally get some form of academic research in firearms, but it's limited. It's something we want to encourage since we think we have some great primary resources for it, but it is pretty niche in the academic world.

A:

Just doesn't feel right


Q:

2nd Question- What is the most famous/historical firearm at your museum?

A:

Fuck, marry, kill.

Amy Schumer, Kaytlin Bailey, Alison Klemp?


Q:

What about a music teacher?

A:

What has been your favorite interaction with a comic-con attendee while disguised in costume?


Q:

Where did you live in London? What did you do in your spare time, if you had any, during that time?

A:

Why remove the headphone jack?

Some people consider it 'essential', what's your team take on that?


Q:

That's unfortunate :(. It's been my dream to one day quit my job and get a PhD in history researching something I'm actually passionate about.

A:

As a libertarian what can you point to as the last major victory for advancing liberty? That tends to be my biggest issue with the entire philosophy as it seems that every major policy decision goes the other direction and I don't see many libertarians with actual practical solutions that will move us towards a freer society.


Q:

Lucretia Borgia - It's the Springfield Model 1866 Trapdoor that William F. Cody (namesake of the town and institution) earned his nickname Buffalo Bill with

A:

Marry Amy, easy call she's rich. Flip a coin for the other two.


Q:

Maybe. All kids need a good balance of the arts and sciences.

A:

Too many to count. Loved heading to Crunchy Roll last month here in the bay area. So much awesome cosplay diversity!


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. When I arrived in London I attended a commercial college in Dalston to learn typing and accounting. Then I was offered a job as a volunteer (I was not allowed a proper job due to my visa) but was paid some minor pocket money.

In my spare time, on Saturdays I would go to the Dalston cinema and watch films. I had never been in a cinema before where you could see two films and a program in between for a thruppence or sixpence. For a short time I played with a dance band with one of my cousins but I was not very good at the rhythm. On some evenings I even had a date with a girl!

A:

Headphone jacks are pretty big components and they don't play nice with all-screen Phone architectures. We studied it very seriously, but fitting a headphone jack into our Phone required tradeoffs we were uncomfortable with. We'd have grow a huge "chin" in the display and reduce the battery capacity by 10%, or we'd need a huge headphone bump! We decided it was more important to have a beautiful full-screen display in a thin device with solid battery life. Then we made sure we to build ya'll a high-quality DAC in a tiny adapter that can elegantly live on your headphones. - Dave


Q:

It's not impossible, but it is a narrow track.

A:

That's not a problem with the philosophy, but it is a big problem. Nobody is moving us towards a freer society, that's the problem. libertarians are far from the only ones who don't have practical solutions for this. If anyone does, I'm all ears.


Q:

Would you be interested in producing a sex tape with Ian and Karl from InRangeTv?

A:

Have you taken LSD or Mushrooms? What is your opinion? Have you discussed anywhere I could look up?


Q:

You're my hero for saying this.

A:

Is your surname really Savage?

Did you ever think of becoming a punk rocker?


Q:

Hi Eric, you are a true hero!

Are there any moments that stand out from your experience in WWII as being particularly scary or where you almost gave up hope?

A:

People have also been reporting worse cell signal strength than other phones in areas that don't have the best reception. Would this be fixable on your end?


Q:

Other than visiting the museum, how can the public help support the museum, make donations, etc.

Are there any programs or workshops offered to patrons where they can get hands on experience with replicas?

A:

Fuck, marry, kill.

Amy Schumer, Kaytlin Bailey, Alison Klemp?


Q:

Danny or I? Plus we don't think Ian's lady would like that too much - Ashley

A:

I talked about it on MIkadelic w Mike Branc


Q:

It's really true. Start them off right and we all do better in the long-run.

A:

It is! It's a good Irish name.


Q:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your statement.

There were scary moments but any other thoughts about hope didn't come into it. One moment was when in the SOE we did a night attack on a power station outside Dorchester (for training). We were creeping towards it and it was very dark due to lights being turned off during the war. We approached a spiked fence around the perimeter and as we were climbing over this I slipped and a spike went into my thumb. I was then hanging with my thumb still caught but I was not allowed to make a single sound. This was a very painful and scary moment for me during the war.

A:

Coverage is a complex issue. We are always looking for feedback on problem locations so that we can field test to fix issues which are software based. Its hard to look just at signal strength when comparing phones. For instance, which cell tower is serving you may be different even though you are in the same location with two phones. When we performed field testing sometimes we would score better than reference phones sometimes worse. We are a bit more conservative on signal bars. Which, unfortunately, there is no standard for on mobile devices. But, please let us know the locations and we can take a look -Joe


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We are currently fundraising an $8million dollar renovation. So if anyone wants to help with that give us a shout!

We offer educational programs all summer where visitors can get hands on with replicas. We will have more educational and hands on opportunities when the renovated museum opens in 2019. But by next summer we would like to do a joint venture with the local gun range where you get a tour of the museum in the morning and then head over to the gun range and shoot reproductions of the historic guns you saw

A:

Marry Amy, easy call she's rich. Flip a coin for the other two.


Q:

And can I get a private tour of the stuff not on display?

A:

How do you manage to discuss politics in your routine without alienating everyone?


Q:

Would you consider combining meteorology with education and becoming a weather science communicator and science advocate a la Bill Nye or Neil Degrasse Tyson?

Edit: I'll admit Bill isn't the best example but I was a fan of his show in the 90s. However, I will add Emily Graslie !

A:

Adam, what has been your favorite cosplay to do at a con? And, was it your favorite because it was the most fun to build or wear?


Q:

Have you ever considered making Aliyah to Israel, especially after the war ended?

A:

Is there any possibilities to make a transparent ceramic glass? That's pretty solid.


Q:

Is there a firearm in the collection you looked at for the first time and thought, "what was the designer thinking?(!)"

A:

Have you taken LSD or Mushrooms? What is your opinion? Have you discussed anywhere I could look up?


Q:

Yeah, if you're around send us a pm and if we're available we'll hook you up.

A:

I focus on the funny. If it's funny enough, people can't fight it.


Q:

Not a goal but you never know...

A:

Totoro and NoFace from Spirited away. The response people have to those characters is an anti-depressant.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, in the first year of the war before I joined the army I wrote a letter to the Aliya organisation and asked whether my work on the farm counted as qualification for this. They replied confirmed that it did but as soon as I realised I could join the British Army I changed my plans to do this instead. This was mainly due to my parents living in England and not wanting to separate from them.

A:

It is not possible in Zirconia ceramic (what the phone has today), unfortunately. Interesting idea though! - Linda


Q:

We have a gun on loan from the Smithsonian called the Josselyn Chain Revolver. It is the patent model. It is a tiny pistol with a large bicycle- like chain that functions like a cylinder...only not at all

A:

I talked about it on MIkadelic w Mike Branc


Q:

What does the museum's collection of more modern guns look like?

A:

Yo, Dave!

Love Part of the Problem. Listen religiously. I plan on buying Libertas later.

My question: Would you ever consider coming to Ireland for a show? Love to see ya over here!

Thanks for the podcast!


Q:

What are your thoughts on using confidence intervals with weather forecasts? Why aren't they used more?

A:

What's your best and worst dad joke?


Q:

You said you wrote your first nonfiction novel. Do you have any plans to write another?

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  1. Android 8 and Project Treble status/ETA?
  2. Would Essential consider a Beta OS program similar to Google and OnePlus?
  3. What's the current focus for software issues like touch responsiveness (improved/tweaked palm rejection?) and micro-stuttering when scrolling. (EDIT: scrolling still seems to stutter in the new build. See video by u/tlxxxsracer - https://youtu.be/dbw_TUnfXuU) Is Essential already looking to Android 8 or is Essential still working on 7.1.1?
  4. Will Essential release the kernel source for the PH-1? Perhaps even use GitHub to back up Essential's ethos of the product belonging to those who purchased it? :)
  5. Can Essential offer Advanced RMAs to customers who are willing to have a hold on their credit card? I've heard of reports of others having it offered but it's been tough getting timely responses about it. I'm not sure about the status of my own RMA at the moment.
  6. Comment: Great build and great design on the PH-1!

Q:

Have you ever shot a Winchester 1895 in 7.62x54r? And can you give me one?

A:

How do you manage to discuss politics in your routine without alienating everyone?


Q:

Our modern collection is rather sad although we are always trying to improve it. When we got the Winchester Collection on loan in 1975, we had firearms pretty much up until that date. Without the corporate collecting from Winchester, it's been difficult to keep adding current firearms - especially ones that people don't consider historic. We do have a great Glock exhibit though!

A:

Thank you. Sure, I would love to go to Ireland. I've never been.


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Those are good. I think it's just taking the entire profession a while to embrace them, as we figure out how people interpret them.

A:

See, this is the worst thing about turning 50, is that all the jokes that appear in my head in the standard joke feet I have running all the time have become data jokes! It's awful! I haven't quite sYesuccumbed to quote that's what she said", but I can't help feeling it's not far off.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. I have written a few non-fiction short stories about the war but I currently do not have any plans to write any more. Currently I am planning on writing two more fictional novels if I survive that long!

A:
  1. 2 months-ish
  2. Yes, we want to -- it's on the list.
  3. Fixing as fast as we can. Should refer to rebecca's response on this. It's getting better daily.
  4. Yes
  5. Good idea. Derek and Nelson will look into this.
  6. Team is smiling
  • andyR

Q:

Haven't shot one before, but we do have some. They gotta stay here though.

A:

I focus on the funny. If it's funny enough, people can't fight it.


Q:

Oh hey, My GF was the project manager for the design firm that handled your contract. We keep talking about getting out there on our way to Jackson. Maybe next summer we'll drop in.

Ever consider doing some work with the guy from "Forgotten Weapons?"

A:

Why did Bush do 9/11?


Q:

Have you considered starting your own YouTube channel to explain the same for big weather events globally?

A:

What's your best and worst dad joke?


Q:

Did you escape to England with the thought of joining the British army, or did it just work out that way?

A:

Yes!! Please


Q:

Are you hiring?

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Yo, Dave!

Love Part of the Problem. Listen religiously. I plan on buying Libertas later.

My question: Would you ever consider coming to Ireland for a show? Love to see ya over here!

Thanks for the podcast!


Q:

Cool! You should definitely come see us. We have worked with Ian before, and hope he can make it out to film more stuff from the collection.

A:

for gold


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Not now. Since I work for a TV station full-time. I wouldn't have the time or energy to do that!

A:

Also: I don't drink. Gave it up a few years ago as part of stress management (along with meditation and getting 7 hours of sleep every night) and when I realized that in your 40's hangovers last for 3 days.


Q:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

No, I didn't know that there was going to be a war. I escaped to Britain a year, almost two before the war began.

A:

PM us and we'll see if we can debug it with your help. -Rebecca


Q:

Not right now, but we do take paid interns during the summer.

A:

Thank you. Sure, I would love to go to Ireland. I've never been.


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I can't get Libertas to download. Tell me, do you think this is the work of the deep state trying to limit the freedom movement?


Q:

Do you know Pete Delkus? You're the Best Weatherman Ever, I think he would make a great Vice Best Wetherman Ever.

A:

Hi Adam, been a fan for years.

Do you miss working with the mythbusters family?


Q:

In your years, what achievement of man kind has brought you the most pride?

A:

When can we expect other colours apart from Black Moon to roll out to the market? Especially Stellar Grey and Ocean Depths? Need Timeframes please..


Q:

Where would one apply for that internship position, on the website?

A:

Why did Bush do 9/11?


Q:

I don't know, mostly because of how our job is perceived day to day. Our visitors often expect us to be much older and not a girl.

Good for our business? We shall see...

A:

obviously


Q:

Yes I know Pete. The meteorology community is relatively small.

A:

Yes. You have no idea. We had the best crew in the world.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your tough question.

It's very hard to answer, probably the NHS (the British health service) which started when I was at college and I actually studied this with my wife at the college. A long time ago!

A:

I'm afraid we can't give you specifics for colors like Ocean. As we ramped up capacity we discovered that non-white/black colors are less stable in production than we'd like, so it's much harder for us to give dates. We have standards for quality that we are unwilling to compromise. Right now we can get a few good pieces of Ocean, but not enough to start true mass-production. The chemistry of ceramics is just super, super tricky. Here's an anecdote for our Reddit friends: our partners in engineered ceramics told us the first time they tried to make gray, decades ago, they mixed black + white and it came out green! So yeah, fine tuning colors is incredibly hard, so we're launching with black and white first, with matte black / gray close behind. - Dave


Q:

https://centerofthewest.org/learn/internships/

2018 positions will probably be posted in January.

A:

for gold


Q:

Hey Dave I'm a huge fan of yours and of the gas digital movement. Legion of skanks is my favorite podcast.

Do you think there will be a more main stream showing of podcasts? As in car companies coming loaded with podcast packages or more mainstream advertising coming into the podcast world.

A:

Fellow Dallas-ite, I see :) Pete loves going jacket-off.


Q:

Is Jonathan Frakes as laid back as Riker?

Are you working on any cool replicas at the moment?

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Q:

Any idea when this device will get fully certified with Verizon?

A:

Would your collection happen to include any shotguns from Japan in the late 1800s [Meiji Restoration-era]?

I know pistols and rifles were most common in that time period for Japan, but I haven't found much about shotguns.


Q:

I can't get Libertas to download. Tell me, do you think this is the work of the deep state trying to limit the freedom movement?

A:

I think it's happening. Look at what Rogan is doing, that guy has a bigger audience than jesus. Maron interviewed Obama! The podcast revolution has begun and will continue to grow.


Q:

For me, it's a practical thing. We move around a lot between segments, and sometimgs I literally dash outside or across the building during the news.

A:

He's the coolest dude ever. And you just want to hear him keep telling stories in that beautiful voice of his.

I'm ALWAYS working on replicas. Just finished one last week!


Q:

Hi sorry, this is his grandson writing we were planning on answering at 18:30pm, is that a problem? I am currently not with my grandfather but will be after work.

A:

We have been in the certification process with Verizon and are at the tail end. Could come as soon as tomorrow! These certifications really help enhance our overall quality, so your patience will pay off! - andyR


Q:

Unfortunately not, our collection is weaker when it comes to Asian firearms.

A:

obviously


Q:

When can I find Libertas on Google Play? Checked a few times this morning and haven't seen it.

A:

How do you foresee the rest of hurricane season going? Namely for the Gulf Coast?


Q:

What was the best interview you have ever done while doing your podcasts?

A:

When can we expect more information and the release of the Essential Home? How will it integrate with the Essential Phone?


Q:

Perhaps I missed it but is the COdy Firearms Museum all your doing or did you guys just take over from a previous curator?

A:

Hey Dave I'm a huge fan of yours and of the gas digital movement. Legion of skanks is my favorite podcast.

Do you think there will be a more main stream showing of podcasts? As in car companies coming loaded with podcast packages or more mainstream advertising coming into the podcast world.


Q:

I feel bad when I get these questions because I'm no help. You have to ask gasdigital guys the technical stuff, I have no idea.

A:

I honestly don't look that far out. The ingredients for hurricanes change week by week so I only look about 10 days ahead at a time. In that time, I don't see any threats right now.


Q:

The stuff I just did with Syfy (Rick Baker, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Frakes) was so amazing for me, and so fun to do. I hope I get to do more of those. I've been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I really enjoy it.

A:

I'm particularly excited about the home product. It has the potential to unify all the disparate devices in your home, including your phone! Not quite ready to talk details, but development is going well and we'll have something to show soon.


Q:

The original iteration of the museum was known as the Winchester Arms Museum, which opened in 1976, then it became the Cody Firearms Museums in 1991. So we have a long line of Curators to follow.

A:

I think it's happening. Look at what Rogan is doing, that guy has a bigger audience than jesus. Maron interviewed Obama! The podcast revolution has begun and will continue to grow.


Q:

How does it feel getting this amount of recognition over something you've been doing for so long? What is the best piece of advise you can offer to aspiring meteorologists or educators? We appreciate you recognizing this community and thank you for taking the time to answer our questions!! May your future bear greater success.

A:

Hi, Adam!

I'd like to ask a more taboo question if that's alright - how do you derive your income? Royalties from reruns, speaking commissions, ad revenue, etc.? I'm so fascinated by the work you do, and I've always wondered how it is financially sustainable.


Q:

When will the essential phone dock be available?

A:

What's your rarest British piece?


Q:

When can I find Libertas on Google Play? Checked a few times this morning and haven't seen it.

A:

Thanks. The attention is nice from the standpoint that my mission has always been to educate (and entertain some). I do this as a part time college professor too. My best advice is put yourself in the seat of your audience. Throwing facts at them is not teaching. Make it interactive and fun with energy and enthusiasm and real-life examples. Interactive on TV is answering the questions people want to know, not what you want them to know!


Q:

That's a myth to bust: I make nothing in residuals from MB. That's standard on Cable.

A:

We are planning on having the dock out shortly. Our final prototype build is this month and we will have it available for purchase after we run through reliability testing -Joe


Q:

It's a close competition. We have an EM-2, an English Wheelock made in the 1600s with provenance through most of its life, and the only surviving Brown Bess from the Colonial 51st Regiment.

A:

I feel bad when I get these questions because I'm no help. You have to ask gasdigital guys the technical stuff, I have no idea.


Q:

Who wins in a fight: an F5 tornado or a Cat 5 hurricane?

*EF5. Whatever. They sound the same except one refreshes and the other is Brock's finishing move. I get it.

A:

If you could steal a smooch from any guy in Hollywood who would it be?


Q:

Drop tests have shown the screen to shatter quite easily on the PH-1. Are you taking that into consideration for the next generation phone?

Also, how often do you see Essential releasing new phone models?

A:

Because you can find old white dudes talking about guns anywhere


Q:

No doubt, the hurricane because it's just so large and long-lasting.

A:

Chris Hemsworth or the Rock.


Q:

We have performed drop tests to industry standards and have performed as well or better to other devices. We are always looking to improve reliability and test to standards to improve the customer experience. -Joe

A:

We didn't think too much about it, apparently we should have.


Q:

What made you want to be a weather forecaster and how did you go about becoming one?

A:

Hey Adam, a couple of years ago my husband and I caught the Mythbusters tour in Buffalo NY and loved it. Any plans for more live shows?


Q:

Hello Mr. Rubin

So one of my biggest frustrations with smartphones is that it seems like every year we get all these exciting new features, but battery life is seemingly stuck at barely squeezing by one day. Do you think this would possibly change in smartphones in the future in the way we'll get a breakthrough and get possibly several days of battery life?

A:

What futuristic or fake gun do you wish you could own?


Q:

I grew up with just a simmering interest in weather. Things like how you could have hail from a summer thunderstorm, and lightning from a snowstorm. I was always a natural performer so I was able to link my love for weather with my talent for performing/teaching. I went to Cornell to get a BS in meteorology, and then to FSU to get a masters degree to make sure I really knew what I was talking about.

A:

Yes!!! I'm touring in Nov/Dec with Michael Stevens from Vsauce. Check out braincandylive.com. Come and see us! I'm very proud of the show we've made.


Q:

This is one of the dilemmas for product designers. We could easily make the device thicker to accommodate a larger battery. But consumers don't like thick devices. (we can also make them a lot thinner, but they'd only last a few hours). The product designers typically take a "just right" approach, which equals one day... - andyR

A:

The Burton is pretty space rifley, but we have it. I'd really like to get some sci-fi movie prop guns in the collection - Danny

Zoe's Mare's Leg - Ashley


Q:

Ay Cornell! Did Ithaca's terrible weather help with your education in meteorology?

A:

Hi Adam! I've watched myth busters since I can't remember when, love seeing you on YouTube and kickin' it with Micheal.

Now that Elon has gotten SpaceX up out of the gravity well, will we ever see you up in space doing new crazy stunts on the ISS, The Moon or Mars at some point in the future?


Q:

What are the next series of mods you have planned to release?

A:

What does the museum's collection of more modern guns look like?


Q:

Yes, there's nothing like first-hand experience. One winter break, it got so cold there that the pipes froze and burst causing problems to students' stuff.

A:

If Elon asks, I'll go.


Q:

As mentioned above, we have a number of Click Accessories planned. First out is a charging dock and a 3.5mm High End Audio adapter. -Joe

A:

Our modern collection is rather sad although we are always trying to improve it. When we got the Winchester Collection on loan in 1975, we had firearms pretty much up until that date. Without the corporate collecting from Winchester, it's been difficult to keep adding current firearms - especially ones that people don't consider historic. We do have a great Glock exhibit though!


Q:

Tornadoes can spawn quickly during a hurricane. Do these type of tornadoes tend to be less capable of being long track tornadoes, or does it just depend on the storm system?

Thanks for doing this! There is much love for you in Pensacola!

A:

I am making edits as I go, as I am in high school heading to CAD class now. Anyway, hey Adam, been a fan of your works since early Mythbusters when I was a wee lad. What are your thoughts on augmented reality? Have any interest and/or are you going to be getting a headset? https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/536-bbbr


Q:

When will the phone be released in Sweden or in Europe with an EU plug?

A:

Just from the tornadoes we had here in Hurricane Ivan, they were not long track but it definitely would depend on the system. Thanks.


Q:

I'm sooper excited about AR. I've seen Hololens and Magic Leap (don't ask me anything!) and I can't wait for that future to come!

A:

Tooling for the EU plug for the power adapter is underdevelopment now. First shots will be here this month. - Joe


Q:

Do you ever talk to John ed thompson the old fox 10 weather guy. ?

A:

Is working with Michael Stevens really as promising as the memes about him suggest?


Q:

what kind of bear is best?

A:

I haven't seen John Ed in a while but we certainly talk when we are in the same room.


Q:

Totes magotes

A:

That's a ridiculous question - Dwight


Q:

1.) What is a weather event/phenomena that you want to witness someday?

2.) What is the most memorable weather event that you have reported on?

3.) Pineapple on pizza? y/n

A:

Can you get an updated “Google Street view” done on your shop? I would love to see all the new things you have added since it was done originally.


Q:

Is there a scheduled release date for the 3.5mm headphone jack module? It was teased during the announcement of the phone

A:

I'd love to see a tornado (in the open plains where no one is at risk). I've seen funnels and waterspouts but never a tornado... in part because I go to work when there's a threat of one. Ivan and Katrina were both the most memorable events of my career. No pineapple. Just cheese.


Q:

It's funny should say that, I was just thinking that it's time to upgrade the street view of my Cave. I'll get on that

A:

Right now there isn't a release date for this Click Accessory, but we do have prototypes we are actively testing -Joe


Q:

If TED reached out and asked you to give a talk, would you do it? What would you talk about?

A:

Hey Adam, love what you have been up to and sharing with people since Mythbusters ended.

I am curious, out of any of the tasks, builds, or things you have set out to do, what was one thing has made you have to take a big step back and really think outside of the box or the normal way you might do something to figure out how to accomplish it? And how did that work out?


Q:

Is this an error that i couldn't buy from Puerto Rico from essential.com even though it's available through other channels (amazon, best buy, sprint) ? Tried to contact support but didn't get an answer.

A:

Sure, that would be fun. It would be something weather-related


Q:

This is a lovely question. The answer is that this happens all the time. I can't call specific examples because I'm always trying to push my skills and boundaries further. farther. You know what I mean. The buddhists call it "watching the watcher" from what I understand of the dharma (which isn't much). i try and take that meta-view of things all the time.

A:

Please PM us and we can see what we can do -Joe


Q:

What is a cool meteorological fact few know?

A:

Mrs. Donttrythis must be the most understanding partner in the world. I would love to have the life you have, but if I spent as much time in the shop or travelling as you do, my wife would cut my nuts off. She already complains if I spend an afternoon on a project in my shop. Kudos to you, and how do you get away with it? ;)


Q:

What's next in accessories? Stereo Speakers? Car mount? Rock tumbler?

A:

There's really no new water on Earth. It just cycles and recycles through the ground, oceans, air, and our bodies.


Q:

I spend a large amount of time with my wife and family. Balance between that and work makes all the difference. Many weekends we do NOTHING and barely leave the house save to walk Maggie and Huxley (our rescue dogs)

A:

As mentioned above, we have a number of Click Accessories planned including a dock and audio accessory. Great ideas though! question- what color would you like your rock tumbler? - Linda


Q:

War Eagle or Roll Tide??

A:

Hello Mr. Savage! I've loved Mythbusters since I was a small kid and so I ask you: Was there ever a time on Mythbusters where you thought "What we're doing is absolutely batshit insane" or "This show isn't worth it" (for when you were a "test subject")? Thank you for your time and your seemingly endless talent and humour. :)


Q:

So, ROM development. Can you commit to releasing ALL of your framework sources like Google does with AOSP and Nexus? One frustration with OnePlus is that their released sources are missing parts and thus work a lot worse than their real OS (OxygenOS).

A:

If I answered that, I'd lose half my viewers!


Q:

ALL THE TIME.

A:

This actually turns out to be really hard technically. We're going to try to do more and more of this over time but ensuring you separate out any close source proprietary bits from the rest, but that things still work well is a big challenge. -Rebecca


Q:

Hi Alan. You and the rest of the WKRG weather team are the reason why I prefer WKRG over the other stations in our viewing area. I'm glad the rest of the world now knows of and can appreciate the work that you and the rest of the team does.

Since you're internet famous now, what are the chances that you might make an appearance at a comic convention? If a convention like Pensacon reached out to have you as a guest, would you accept it? I'd love to sit in for a meteorology panel hosted by you. I think it would be a great experience.

A:

It's been a while since you did the video on dovetail joints, I was wondering if you'd had any more success with them since then?


Q:

Given that the phone is the bare essentials is there any plan to support unlocking the bootloader or rooting the phone from the manufacturer level?

A:

Thanks for the words. I regularly go to 2 weather conventions and 2 journalism conventions each year, and I get invited to many many more. If my station were to give me the time to do so, I would! Weather is universal so it applies to everything.


Q:

Ugh, no? I've been doing more finer woodworking lately. We'll have a lathe wood turning video on Tested soon!

A:

You can unlock the bootloader using the directions here: https://source.android.com/source/running

Power + Volume Down to get to fastboot on your Essential Phone.
-Rebecca


Q:

Hello, I'm a meteorology undergrad. Which weather conventions do you attend? Are they exclusively for meteorologists, or do they allow students to attend as well?

A:

Hi Adam, thank you for taking the time to do an AMA. I just have one question: running zombies or slow? I need to know.


Q:

I picked my Essential phone up from Sprint yesterday and I absolutely love the device. I bought it for it's uniqueness and hope for ROM development. Will Essential be a developer friendly company and release source or will they just be another Samsung?

A:

All are open to anybody who pays to register! Students typically have a reduced rate. I go to National Weather Association (next week outside of Los Angeles), and then check American Meteorological Society (January in Austin). Both websites will link you to a lot of the regional and college conferences.


Q:

I like fast zombies.

A:

That's why we shipped with an unlockable bootloader! We'll be posting our kernel source and factory images to our website shortly and working on other ways to support developers. -Rebecca


Q:

This is a two part question.

What is your most defining moment in the meteorology field

And did you ever expect to get so much more love than even James Spann?!

A:

You're a Dad!?

Had no idea. This is news to me. TIL!


Q:

My understanding was that issues with Google's cloud/services direction for Android was part of why you eventually left. Why'd you stick with it for Essential? Why not improve on the original, and use an OS pushing back towards Android's original open source vision?

A:

Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan were defining moments. I know James. Good guy. There's more than enough love to share!


Q:

I have twin 18 year old sons.

A:

The reason I left was even simpler: After doing Android for 10 years I was ready for another startup. And at Essential I'm super proud to be a customer of my previous work. - andyR


Q:

Would you rather fight 1 Irma-sized tornado or 100 tornado-sized Irmas?

A:

If you were secret wars'd off to a battle planet where you had to fight off against large ambulatory sandwiches, what kind of sandwich would you most and least want to engage with in battle?


Q:

I'd run, either way

A:

Put down that bong.


Q:

Has anyone actually figured out what is going on during a jubilee? I've heard it's not enough oxygen in the water. I've also heard it's not enough oxygen in the water. I've heard it's dependent on the weather. What do you think?

A:

Adam, do you still keep in touch with Buster?


Q:

A jubilee is what we (in the Mobile Bay area) call a phenomenon where in a quiet weather pattern controlled by high pressure, a very light wind over a shallow bay or lake pushes the top layer of water away from the shore. That carries oxygen away from the shore leaving the fish and sea life weak, and disoriented, left to suffocate. People then go out in the water and gather up as much as they can!

A:

Sort of. One of the mementos I kept from the show was Buster's butt. https://twitter.com/donttrythis/status/819691966124261376


Q:

What was your reaction to being voted "Best Weatherman Ever" by so many people?

What made you want to become a Meteorologist?

Do you have any pets?

A:

Bizarre is my reaction! It's nice though, that people are happy and excited to learn something that makes them smarter and safer. I don't mind the publicity from a professional perspective. Personally, I'm perfectly happy without it.


Q:

Thanks for your great explanation of the hurricane, it was truly beneficial. What would you suggest as the best path for a young person interested in meteorology to obtain a job like yours?

A:

Check out the resources from two organizations that I'm an officer of- American Meteorological Society National Weather Association They both have lots of career links.


Q:

If you had the honor to name a hurricane, what name would you give it?

A:

That's a tough one. I wouldn't want to name it after a person since those storms can be pretty bad.


Q:

What measures could coastal cities take to be better prepared for more frequent and damaging hurricanes going forward?

A:

It takes a lot of thought and research into not only what extremes have happened in the past, but what could happen. For cities and families, you have to project how you will grow in the future and when you invest in your infrastructure, go for the long term, rather than short term. Even though it seems like it will cost more up front, you end up saving in the long run.


Q:

What is a common misconception about your profession that you would like to address?

A:

That we guess at the weather and are wrong half the time. People focus on the one forecast that didn't turn out the way they expected, where they live, but they take for granted the overwhelming times that forecasts are right on target (for an area, not their house).


Q:

What's your favorite sandwich?

A:

Probably BLT


Q:

Hi, Alan! During the coverage for Irma, lots of reporters/meteorologists were out in the midst of landfall, some struggling to stand and others tied to hotel balconies - at the same time telling viewers to take cover. What are your thoughts on reporting live in dangerous weather conditions?

A:

I don't want to do it. There are safer ways to do it. On the other hand, people who are not in the path of the storms sometimes watch it for the spectacle.


Q:
  1. Did you ever think anything like this would happen?

  2. How did your co-workers react?

  3. What are you planning to do with your new-found fame?

A:

Never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated this. My co-workers were really excited. I plan to keep on keeping on!


Q:

Would you consider yourself the Bob Ross of meteorology?

A:

I just consider myself me!


Q:
  1. Is climate change causing hurricanes to cause more damage?
  2. Where is the evaporation compared to the rainfall in a hurricane?
  3. Why isn't there thunder and lightning in a hurricane?
A:

The Earth is warming but before you consider that, consider that population density in front of hurricanes is so much larger, with people in the US that have more stuff, and bigger cities, so that even a medium hurricane will cause a lot of damage and headache. Evaporation and then condensation is what keeps building the clouds so it's around the hurricane, but also in the midst of it. Hurricanes tend to not have very cold air above them and that's part of what leads to differences of water droplets and ice crystals in regular thunderstorms. You're right they tend to not have a lot of lightning but they do have some, and the new satellites are showing it to us.