Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit OtherAsk the Maasai Warrior Tribe http://www.topiama.com/r/5316/ask-the-maasai-warrior-tribe We are U.S. News reporters who spent 6 months investigating previously unreported aspects of school funding inequality – specifically, how rich school districts get billions of federal money meant for poor kids.

Our investigation revealed how the federal government’s largest K-12 education program increases the inequality it was created to stop. Title I was created in the Civil Rights era to ensure that poor children received the same education as rich children. Each year, the federal government sends more than $14 billion to school districts through a complicated set of formulas that are used to distribute the money.

Through our investigation, we found that 20 percent of the funds – nearly $3 billion – end up in rich school districts. Although many people want to change the formulas to send more money to poor schools, politics repeatedly gets in the way.

Education Reporter Lauren Camera and Data Editor Lindsey Cook will be here to answer your questions beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. Ask us anything about education, school funding or data-driven stories.

Watch a short introduction video here. The story includes data visualizations that allow you to look up your local school district, compare it to others, and see if it would benefit from possible changes to the formula.

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Edit: We're going to step away to do some work now. We'll be back to answer more questions at 4 p.m. EDT, so keep them coming.

Edit 2: We're back answering questions

Edit 3: We're happy to see there's so much interest in this topic! We're stepping away for now, but we'll come back and answer more questions when we have time tonight and tomorrow, so keep them coming.

Edit 4: We have to shut this down now so that we can do more journalism! Thank you for all of your questions. We really enjoyed talking with you all about the story.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Juliette Lewis, Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5317/i-am-juliette-lewis-ask-me-anything I am Juliette Lewis, my new movie NERVE comes out on July 27th, Ask Me Anything!

Get your tickets to NERVE here!

Nerve Trailer

Info on my live music tour

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UPDATE: Thanks everyone, for showing up and your questions! I take none of this for granted. Any time people are interested in my art or what I have to say, I'm truly honored. All your questions, even the ones I didn't get to answer made me smile. Even the smart ass ones. Keep on being you and love yourself. I'm out! Peace! ☮

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 23 year old girl with a neuromuscular disease that has confined me to a wheelchair all of my life. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5315/iama-23-year-old-girl-with-a-neuromuscular Hello! I’m John Bradley. You might know me as Samwell Tarly from HBO’s Game Of Thrones, but I also star in a new thriller called Traders out now on cable VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms from Dark Sky Films.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA college student with a history of Selective Mutism AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5314/iama-college-student-with-a-history-of-selective I'm here live at San Diego Comic Con.

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Hey Guys, I'm running to moderate the Skybound Entertainment panel in about 5 minutes. Get those last questions in! I may try to stop back in to answer more after the Con. I like to give you guys a few hours when I do an AMA. This 45 minutes just wasn't enough!!!

Twitter: @YNB

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveI am Matteo Luxardo. My family and I have been making Luxardo Cherries & Liqueurs since 1821! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5312/i-am-matteo-luxardo-my-family-and-i-have-been Looking forward to being here at 3 pm ET today to talk about my book Idea Makers, and the people & history in it:

https://www.amazon.com/Idea-Makers-Personal-Perspectives-Notable/dp/1579550037/wolframresearch-20

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/idea-makers-stephen-wolfram/1124091942?ean=9781579550035

[Turing; Feynman; Jobs; Lovelace; Godel; Boole; Ramanujan; Mandelbrot; Leibniz; Minsky; ...]

Homepage: http://www.stephenwolfram.com/ Blog: http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/ https://twitter.com/stephen_wolfram/status/755819703432515584

OK, I'm done... I can't believe I just spent so long on this. Great questions. Thanks everyone. Now I have to rest my fingers...

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI am Victoria Atkin, I play Evie Frye in the game Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5313/i-am-victoria-atkin-i-play-evie-frye-in-the-game I'm here live at San Diego Comic Con.

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Hey Guys, I'm running to moderate the Skybound Entertainment panel in about 5 minutes. Get those last questions in! I may try to stop back in to answer more after the Con. I like to give you guys a few hours when I do an AMA. This 45 minutes just wasn't enough!!!

Twitter: @YNB

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingHey Reddit! I am Viktor Antonov, Half-Life 2's City 17 creator & Dishonored visual design director, joining an indie production house, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5310/hey-reddit-i-am-viktor-antonov-halflife-2s-city Hey folks! I'm Viktor Antonov, you may know my previous works as City 17 creator in Half-Life 2 or Dishonored visual design director. Also I was co-author on Renaissance and The Prodigies movies. I recently joined an indie production company, Darewise Entertainment. The first project is called ROKH. It's a survival sandbox multiplayer game, deeply rooted in scientific and realistic anticipation. www.rokhthegame.com

Ask Me Anything!

PS: I've also recently joined Twitter: www.twitter.com/VAntonov72

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Edit: Thanks for all your questions, it was my first reddit AMA and I had a great time talking to you for the past hours. See you soon!

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI make music as TOBACCO (on Ghostly International) and Black Moth Super Rainbow AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5303/i-make-music-as-tobacco-on-ghostly-international Hi Reddit! This is Justin Lin, director of Star Trek Beyond. You may know me as the director of several films from the Fast And Furious franchise. I’m joined by John Cho who plays Sulu in Star Trek Beyond. You may know him from the past Star Trek films, Harold & Kumar Go To Whitecastle, and the TV show Selfie. You can watch the trailer for Star Trek Beyond HERE. Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters on July 22!

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Justin: Hey guys, thanks for joining us! It was fun, and I guess there's nothing left to say but--

John: Live long and prosper! Let's do this again.

DUBSTEP!

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Science-LiveI'm Cheryl Mathews. I've studied public speaking fear for several decades. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5307/im-cheryl-mathews-ive-studied-public-speaking My short bio: Hey Redditors! I got my PhD in Psychology and I specialize in anxiety. Here's a cheat sheet on how to control public speaking fear, performance anxiety, and social anxiety. To manage fear, it helps to understand the two phases of fear and what parts you can and cannot control.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/Speak_Meister/status/755764783903809536

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Matt Damon, Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5301/i-am-matt-damon-ask-me-anything Hello! I’m John Bradley. You might know me as Samwell Tarly from HBO’s Game Of Thrones, but I also star in a new thriller called Traders out now on cable VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms from Dark Sky Films.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm Rick Donnelly, game designer. I helped make Dungeons & Dragons, Command & Conquer, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars games. I'm launching Airship Asunder on Steam! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5302/im-rick-donnelly-game-designer-i-helped-make We are U.S. News reporters who spent 6 months investigating previously unreported aspects of school funding inequality – specifically, how rich school districts get billions of federal money meant for poor kids.

Our investigation revealed how the federal government’s largest K-12 education program increases the inequality it was created to stop. Title I was created in the Civil Rights era to ensure that poor children received the same education as rich children. Each year, the federal government sends more than $14 billion to school districts through a complicated set of formulas that are used to distribute the money.

Through our investigation, we found that 20 percent of the funds – nearly $3 billion – end up in rich school districts. Although many people want to change the formulas to send more money to poor schools, politics repeatedly gets in the way.

Education Reporter Lauren Camera and Data Editor Lindsey Cook will be here to answer your questions beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. Ask us anything about education, school funding or data-driven stories.

Watch a short introduction video here. The story includes data visualizations that allow you to look up your local school district, compare it to others, and see if it would benefit from possible changes to the formula.

Proof.

Edit: We're going to step away to do some work now. We'll be back to answer more questions at 4 p.m. EDT, so keep them coming.

Edit 2: We're back answering questions

Edit 3: We're happy to see there's so much interest in this topic! We're stepping away for now, but we'll come back and answer more questions when we have time tonight and tomorrow, so keep them coming.

Edit 4: We have to shut this down now so that we can do more journalism! Thank you for all of your questions. We really enjoyed talking with you all about the story.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalHi I’m Robert Weiss, a leader and world renowned expert in Intimacy & Cheating Issues, Porn/Sex Addiction and Relationships in the Digital Age – Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5308/hi-im-robert-weiss-a-leader-and-world-renowned EDIT: Unfortunately that's all the time I have today, thanks for all your great questions. It was such an honor to be there. If this discussions bring up any questions you can visit my website: http://www.robertweissmsw.com/ or find me on social media!

Hi I’m Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, a leader and world renowned expert in Intimacy Disorders, Porn, Relationship and Sex Addictions. My writing, education and therapy programs also focus on the intersection of human intimacy/sexuality in the evolving digital world.

If you’d like to learn more about my work you can read my other books Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Love, and Porn Addiction; Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet of Parenting, Work and Relationships and Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age.

You can also catch me on National Geographic’s new series “Original Sin: How Sex Changed the World.” It airs Sundays from July 10th-August 14th.

Website: http://www.robertweissmsw.com/

My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/bAg5b8Q.jpg

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerIamA (Nick & Megan Summer of 69) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5304/iama-nick-megan-summer-of-69-ama Lucky Husband of beloved Int'l Superstar

https://twitter.com/Nick_Offerman/status/755110145131098113

Thank you all for now, and be sure to check out our titillating tour in August and September, Summer of 69:No Apostrophe www.ticketmaster.com

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA (I built a fusion reactor in my bedroom) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5305/iama-i-built-a-fusion-reactor-in-my-bedroom-ama Over the past year, my twin bother and I built a functioning inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor in my bedroom. The project took nearly 1,000 hours of research, planning, constructing, and operating (average 3 hours a day). We proved fusion by detecting fast neutrons on April 26, 2016 (coincidentally the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident) while attending high school as seniors (We graduated last month). We are currently 19 years old. I sent our data to the head of nuclear science and engineering and director of plasma science and fusion center at MIT who agreed that we had observed fusion neutrons from deuterium-deuterium fusion. I have received multiple requests to do an AMA and have finally decided to submit one.

I will answer questions related to theory, methods of operation and construction, and any other relevant questions.

Here is an image of me next to the reactor.

Here is an image of the fusion plasma (-35 kV, 10 mA at 5-15 mtorr of deuterium).

Here is a the official list of amateur fusioneers (look for Kuba and Noah in the high school listing at the bottom of the post).

Here is a more detailed description of a fusion test.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI wrote a book about Studying in Germany, a tell-all guide on how to do it. The book is free to download from Amazon until July 21st - AMA about the topic. http://www.topiama.com/r/5309/i-wrote-a-book-about-studying-in-germany-a Almost two years ago I shared a little bit about my condition with you guys, and now I am back again for those who might be new and so on. Here's the old AMA

My name is Dani, I am now 20 years old. I was born with a deformity on my hips, legs, and left hand. The condition on my lower body is know as Bilateral femoral focal deficiency (PFFD.) Since that last AMA, I realized that not many of the people in the world who have this condition have it as...well, as bad as I do lmao. My case is unique since both legs and majority of my hips are affected, and I also have no knees!!. On some people who are born with this, it only affects one leg and it is usually amputated.

Aside from my physical condition, I am a quite a shy, reserved person. I love swimming, YouTube, drinking coffee, and talking about life. My favorite TV show in the past few months was Game of Thrones - absolutely loved it. Some of my favourite Youtubers include people like Philip DeFranco, Cr1tikal (penguinz0), AndreasChoice, and so many more!

I feel that making this AMA is a good thing. People can learn from it and ask their burning questions under the anonymity of their account.

Hey , I am back now and will continue with the AMA :)

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Someone asked me if I could write my username with my left hand, since I only have 3 fingers. So here it is . The top is written with my right hand, and the bottom with the left. HERE is what the original question was

Well guys, this was fun thank you for all your questions.

Thank you for participating in this AMA.

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