Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit Director / CrewI am Sam Esmail, creator of MR. ROBOT. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/4097/i-am-sam-esmail-creator-of-mr-robot-ama I wanted to finally bring cyberpunk to TV.

You can see the trailer for MR. ROBOT here and the promo for tomorrow's all-new episode here.

MR. ROBOT airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on USA Network.

Victoria's helping me out tonight.

AMA.

https://twitter.com/samthemovie/status/616035980294942720

Thank you all for your great questions. I hope you like the show as we go into further episodes. I would love to come back here and answer more questions you might have.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistWe’re the Guardian reporters behind The Counted, a project to chronicle every person killed by police in the US. We're here to answer your questions about police and social justice in America. AUA. http://www.topiama.com/r/4100/were-the-guardian-reporters-behind-the-counted-a Hello,

We’re Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, and Jamiles Lartey, reporters for The Guardian covering policing and social justice.

A couple months ago, we launched a project called The Counted (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database) to chronicle every person killed by police in the US in 2015 – with the internet’s help. Since the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO nearly a year ago— it’s become abundantly clear that the data kept by the federal government on police killings is inadequate. This project is intended to help fill some of that void, and give people a transparent and comprehensive database for looking at the issue of fatal police violence.

The Counted has just reached its halfway point. By our count the number of people killed by police in the US this has reached 545 as of June 29, 2015 and is on track to hit 1,100 by year’s end. Here’s some of what we’ve learned so far: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/us-police-killings-this-year-black-americans

You can read some more of our work for The Counted here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/counted-us-police-killings

And if you want to help us keep count, send tips about police killings in 2015 to http://www.theguardian.com/thecounted/tips, follow on Twitter @TheCounted, or join the Facebook community www.facebook.com/TheCounted.

We are here to answer your questions about policing and police killings in America, social justice and The Counted project. Ask away.

UPDATE at 11.32am: Thank you so much for all your questions. We really enjoyed discussing this with you. This is all the time we have at the moment but we will try to return later today to tackle some more of your questions.

UPDATE 2 at 11.43: OK, there are actually more questions piling up, so we are jumping back on in shifts to continue the discussion. Keep the questions coming.

UPDATE 3 at 1.41pm We have to wrap up now. Thanks again for all your questions and comments.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitHi, I’m a former historic guide who has heard plantation tourists say some pretty racist things about slavery. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/4101/hi-im-a-former-historic-guide-who-has-heard Up until last month, I worked at a historic site where my primary job was to tell visitors about slavery and African-American life. Sometimes visitors were resistant to learning about slave history, or said some fairly racist/problematic things to me in reply.

For about a year I tweeted about these experiences here: twitter.com/afamhistfail (click for proof)

I’ve also written these articles on the subject:

http://the-toast.net/2015/06/22/an-interview-with-afamhistfail/

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/29/8847385/what-i-learned-from-leading-tours-about-slavery-at-a-plantation

Apologies for any ignorance-related messups that may occur—I’m not super familiar with Reddit.

Anyway, what are you curious about?

Edit-- Thanks everyone for your thoughtful questions/comments! Gonna close this down now due to wrist cramping. Feel free to email afamhistfail@gmail.com if you want to follow up.

Apologies to those I wasn't able to answer, too.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 0:00:00 EDT
MusicWe are DigiTech, makers of guitar pedals and effects processors. AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4102/we-are-digitech-makers-of-guitar-pedals-and Billy Clements and Tom Cram here from the lead team of DigiTech, here to answer your questions!

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/digitech/posts/1024357504256128

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 20 year old whos knees have dislocated at least 200 times (not quite as impressive as the 1000 guy) AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/4096/iama-20-year-old-whos-knees-have-dislocated-at Sorry if this isn't really interesting but I've been feeling quite down about my knees and stuff (even though I've just had correctional surgery) and I feel like talking about them may make me feel a bit more confidant about it.

Basically I was born with Bi-Lactral talipes, which means both of my feet are turned inwards. Often refered to as club feet/foot. I've since learned that a lot of my bones are in weird positions and as a result (since I can remember) my knees would randomly discloate on me. I could be sitting down, asleep, walking, running anything and they'd pop out.

I don't have a picture of my knee dislocated, I managed to get a picture once but I have since lost it. Here are a picture of my knees pre and post correction.

Pre Correction: http://i.imgur.com/ZArYx5f.jpg

Post Correction: http://i.imgur.com/e7DMN8p.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xxklHNn.jpg

Like I said, sorry for this not being the most facisnating AMA ever but IDK I feel like I need to build my confidance up and part of me thinks I'm not incredibly confidant because I haven't talked about it much, if that makes any sense.

Cheers.

Edit: Thanks to everyone who commented :D really has done me some good being able to relate and talk to people under similar circumstances. Just figured I'd edit and say I've stopped in the OP (Should of done earlier, sorry). Thanks again everyone :D!

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI'm Rob, a former Baptist youth pastor with (apparently) some unconventional ideas about faith, teens, parenting, and Marilyn Manson. I'm here by request to answer your questions. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4098/im-rob-a-former-baptist-youth-pastor-with My bio: Hi, Reddit! I'm Rob. I worked in youth ministry, primarily in a Baptist and/or Evangelical context, from 1998 to 2013.

In the Marilyn Manson AMA, I inadvertently blew up the thread by prefacing my question with this comment:

When I worked as a youth pastor at a Baptist church, I was occasionally approached by parents concerned over their children listening to your music. Usually, I would pull up your segment in Bowling for Columbine. I would follow this by encouraging these parents to listen to their children, and to experience their kids' music together. Maybe ask questions like, "What do you identify with in this music? Why is it meaningful to you?" And to actually listen to their answers. Some dismissed me, but others took me up on this suggestion. For the ones who tried it, both the kids and their parents actually learned a lot about each other. All that to say, thank you for being a thought-provoker, question-asker, and notion-challenger.

In addition to a tremendously unexpected 6,000 upvotes, gifts of Reddit gold, and hundreds of replies and messages, I was repeatedly asked to do an AMA myself. I have no idea what you'd like to ask, but whatever it is, I'll do my best to answer it!

My proof: I provided the moderators with documentation from the church with my name and job title, along with my state ID and a selfie-verification. They gave me the go-ahead, so let's do this!

EDIT: Thank you SO very much, Reddit, for being such gracious hosts and thoughtful question-askers. If I haven't responded to your question yet, I'll keep working through them, and I promise to get there soon.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI Am John Legend. Ask Me Anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/4093/i-am-john-legend-ask-me-anything I am a singer, songwriter, producer and activist.

I'm currently touring Europe. Not a bad way to spend the summer. Read about my work at http://johnlegend.com, http://letsfreeamerica.org, http://lrng.org and http://showmecampaign.org. I’m also working with Stella Artois to celebrate the art of hosting. My wife and I love to throw parties and cook for our friends. I make a mean fried chicken and you can check out the recipe on HostBeautifully.com.

I'll be answering questions starting at 12 noon EDT.

Verification: https://twitter.com/johnlegend/status/615547953285959680?lang=en

Edit: Thanks everyone for joining. Great questions. Until next time!

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm Chris Natsuume, and I make video games. I produced the original Far Cry, now I’m co-founder at Boomzap - a virtual game studio with 73 people in 14 countries. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4099/im-chris-natsuume-and-i-make-video-games-i I've been actively working as a designer, producer, and director in the game industry since 1992, with credits on almost 50 games, including producing the original Far Cry.

Currently I am the Creative Director of Boomzap Entertainment, one of the pioneers of the virtual studio environment (100% home-based and pants optional). Our latest projects include: Super Awesome Quest (upcoming worldwide release) and a Kickstarter campaign for Legends of Fire & Steel. AMA!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/boomzap/status/614278270360522752

https://jp.linkedin.com/in/christophernatsuume

EDIT: OK - that was fun. Since these linger on Reddit... forever, I'll check in daily for a week - if anyone has any more Q's feel free to ask, and I will answer for the next week or so. And thanks for all of the great questions. If you enjoyed this, and want to show your appreciation... I do have a Kickstarter you can tweet/blog/facebook about or support. (cough cough) :) Check it out here: https://goo.gl/P5V1fx

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am an airport ramp agent. I load all your luggage. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/4089/i-am-an-airport-ramp-agent-i-load-all-your I work at a semi busy airport in western canada. We marshall in the aircraft, and push it back. We unload all the bags and load it as well as service the lavatory and fill the water. In the winter months we de ice and anti ice the aircrafts.

Ask away!

Proof: http://imgur.com/RJEeVUH

Edit: Sorry for the short replies everyone. This has been kind of overwhelming but im just trying to get to as many questions as possible. Also if i dont answer your question, its likely i have already answered it a couple times. Just read through the thread.

Edit 2: its now 1am and im gonna head to bed! Ill answer some more in the morning! Thanks for all the questions guys. Keep em coming if you feel like it.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Michael Dorn, and you may know me as the Klingon Worf from Star Trek. "Today is a good day to die." AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4091/i-am-michael-dorn-and-you-may-know-me-as-the Michael Dorn here. I'm working on a campaign to bring back Star Trek, and my ulterior reason is to fully flesh out the Worf character (finally).

To do this, I'm helping support this campaign, and you can too: here's the mini-muffin ordering page, the t-shirt page, and the Full Playlist of Exclusive Videos in case you want to check them out.

And finally a link for our Sweepstakes page, where you can enter by sending in muffins or buying the shirt.

Victoria's helping me out this evening, as I am traveling. AMA!

https://twitter.com/TheCinemaSource/status/615288937859256320

Edit: Thank you for your support. With the fans in my corner, I'm sure we will have another Star Trek series on television. And it will be called Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Worf Chronicles.

And in the meantime - go to CinemaSource and look at those videos! You'll find out as much as you'd like to know about the new series.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIamA creator of cryptographic challenges for the worlds best hackers, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4094/iama-creator-of-cryptographic-challenges-for-the My short bio: I created the Hardware Hacking Village at Defcon, the LosT@Defcon Mystery Box Challenge, the hackable badges and cryptographic challenges for Defcon...

My Proof: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/defcon-2014-badges-revealed/ http://www.wired.com/2008/08/the-defcon-16-m/ http://www.wired.com/2009/08/defcon-17-mystery-challenge/

Twitter @1o57 https://twitter.com/1o57/status/615267681688780801

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Laurel Firestone, cofounder and codirector of the Community Water Center. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4090/iama-laurel-firestone-cofounder-and-codirector-of My short bio: Hello everybody, I am Laurel Firestone. I am the co-executive director and co-founder of the Community Water Center. and Attorney at Law. The Community Water Center's mission is to act as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California's San Joaquin Valley. I am going to be speaking about the work that we do at the Aspen Ideas Festival. I look forward to your questions. AMA.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/CWaterC/status/614837291740073984

EDIT: Thank you for your questions. I've enjoyed this very much, but have run out of time. I appreciate you taking the time to learn about our work at www.communitywatercenter.org. Join us as a supporter in ensuring that all communities have access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water! I hope you can watch my discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival about clean water and sanitation. https://youtu.be/TxVj4S1Qcbw

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
MusicMarilyn Manson. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/4077/marilyn-manson-ama We're still gearing up for The End Times Tour, and I just got back from a bunch of European tour dates, the Cannes Lions where I spoke and I got a lifetime achievement award from Kerrang! magazine. And then we played Hellfest, the biggest festival in France.

Victoria's helping me out tonight. AMA.

https://twitter.com/marilynmanson/status/614268783000072192

Well, it's not that long before The End Times Tour starts in two weeks. And then we're going to do some even more shows on our own after that, because I'm enjoying seeing the fans and getting to meet them. We'll be doing a lot of meet n' greet situations. But I'd like to make those a little bit more along the lines of church tent revivals.

So everybody, be prepared for that. Some Deep South old time religion-style.

And I'll thank everybody with my performances, thanking them for coming.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerHello again! Joseph Gordon-Levitt here. AMA... http://www.topiama.com/r/4083/hello-again-joseph-gordonlevitt-here-ama Dearest ladies and gentlemen of Reddit,

I think about 6 months is as long as I should ever really stay away from here. And I'm sure you guys can think of plenty more things we should talk about.

And, by the way, it just so happens that the second season of HITRECORD ON TV is playing on television these days. I'm really proud of the show all of us over at hitRECord made together, and I think you'll like it. Here's a link to the first episode of season 2 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpck0b31L4E

Oh yes, and of course, the proof. Imgur

So, as Indie Sr. said to Indie Jr. in a rare moment of blimp riding safety... "What do you wanna talk about?"

Well, the fire alarm in the office below ours actually just went off. And it's almost been an hour. So I'm off for now. Thanks for the chat, you guys, I had fun, as always. See you next time... <3

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Slit in Mad Max, Stryker in X-Men, Chuckler in The Pacific, and actor/director Josh Helman in real life. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4084/i-am-slit-in-mad-max-stryker-in-xmen-chuckler-in Hey Reddit! Josh Helman here.

You may have seen me in movies - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2890541/​ - shooting guns, crashing cars, getting kicked in the nuts​ by Tom Cruise, and for some reason always playing not-so-nice-guys: http://www.milkmade.com/articles/4038-Exclusive-Mad-Max-s-Josh-Helman-Is-Not-Your-Average-Villain

I'm also about to direct and act in my own little film with some friends, in which I'll play some pool, be relatively normal, and hopefully not get kicked in the nuts (but you never know!). Being my debut film as a director, I'm trying to not shit myself (The lovely folks at Bleeding Cool ran a little story about it recently: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/06/22/mad-maxs-josh-helman-writes-about-directing-his-first-film/ ). My flick is called "Kate Can't Swim," and the best way I can describe it is if the Duplass Brothers and John Cassavetes had a baby that grew up watching Tarantino movies and then wrote a romantic drama. Read more about the film at our Kickstarter page - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/485368350/kate-cant-swim - if you want to ask anything about it, or just compliment me on how foxy my lady is (she's in it).

I'm a total film nerd, a true-blue dinky-di Aussie, servant/master to my two cats and obsessive coffee drinker. I am highly caffeinated as we speak. So there's that. Also, Gay Marriage is legal! Woo hoo!

Proof: https://twitter.com/JoshyHelman/status/614471378281099264

Ask Me Anything!

EDIT: Okay guys, I'm wrapping up now. Thanks for joining me! You were all great. EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE GUY.

If you want to keep abreast (hee-hee) of the film I'm making, the link is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/485368350/kate-cant-swim . We sure would appreciate your support.

Thanks again for being a part of this! I had a great time. Have a spectacular day, and see you all soon!

Best, Josh

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