Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit Unique Experience-LiveNorth Korean Defector Who is Sending Information to North Korea http://www.topiama.com/r/5652/north-korean-defector-who-is-sending-information My name is Park Il Hwan and I am a North Korean defector who is working on the activist movement for "information dissemination." I settled in South Korea in 2001 and I majored in law at Korea University. My father gave me a dream. This was a difficult dream to bear while under the North Korean regime. He said, "If you leave this wretched country of the Kims and go find your grandfather in the U.S., he'll at least educate you." "The dream of studying with blue-eyed friends" was a thought that always made me happy. Enmeshed in this dream, I escaped North Korea all alone without a single relative. This was something my dad had said to my 15-year-old self after having a drink, but this seed of a "dream" became embedded deeply in my mind, and as the years went by, it grew so strongly that I couldn't help but bring it to action. I thought carefully about why I wanted this so desperately to risk my life. The words of my father that "changed my consciousness" was "information about the outside world." The genuine solution to the North Korean issue is the "change of consciousness" of the North Korean people. To resolve the issue of North Korean nuclear weapons, there may be different opinions between the Democrat and Republican parties, but despite the change in administration, "information dissemination" in North Korea is a movement that must continuously go on. When looking at issues of Muslim refugees or ISIS that show the appearances of clash of civilizations, the above can be said with even more conviction. In the end, even if a totalitarian regime is removed, if there is no "change in consciousness" of the people as a foundation, diplomatic approaches or military methods to remove a regime are not solutions for the root issue. The change that I experienced through the "information dissemination" that we do to send in USBs or SD cards to North Korea, thus the "change of consciousness" among the North Korean people, must be established first as a foundation. Please refer to the link below to find out more details about our "information dissemination" work. On Wednesday, December 7th from 10AM - 11AM KST (Tuesday, December 6th 8PM - 9PM EST), I'll be answering your questions. Thank you. http://nksc.us/

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/nksc.us/photos/a.758548950939016.1073741829.746099332183978/1049543981839510/?type=3&theater

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceWe fly ESA's Gaia mission to map 1 billion stars - Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5653/we-fly-esas-gaia-mission-to-map-1-billion-stars Gaia’s primary objective is to survey one billion stars in our Galaxy and local galactic neighbourhood in order to build the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way and answer questions about its origin and evolution. Gaia is expected to find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System and map hundreds of thousands of asteroids and comets within it. The mission will also reveal tens of thousands of failed stars and supernovae, and will even test Einstein’s famous theory of General Relativity.

The Gaia flight control team work at ESA's ESOC mission control centre, in Darmstadt, Germany. This includes planning all flight activities, monitoring the health and status of the spacecraft, coordinating with the science operations centre at ESA's ESAC Establishment in Spain, scheduling ground station passes, downloading an immense amount of science data each day and generally making sure the satellite performs as expected.

The Gaia spacecraft is unique, with unprecedented dynamic and thermal performance. In ensuring the ambitious goals of this mission are met, the team have dealt with some interesting challenges.

We'll be live here starting at 16:00 CET - 10:00 EST - 15:00 GMT, for approximately 75 mins.

UPDATE 17:15 CET - Thank you for the excellent questions! We thoroughly enjoyed answering them and we'll take a look back here in the next day or so to see if we can respond to any others that come in. We'll log off now and get back to... Gaia! For more info and news, access http://www.esa.int/gaia

Providing replies for the Gaia AMA are:

At ESOC

  • David Milligan - Spacecraft Operations Manager (Flight control team leader) [DM]

Flight control team

  • Ed Serpell - Operations engineer (Payload) [ES]
  • Jonas Marie - Operations engineer (Attitude & orbit control system) [JM]
  • Ran Qedar - Operations engineer (Power & thermal) [RQ]
  • Peter Collins - Operations engineer (Data management system, Onboard software maintenance, Ground systems) [PC]
  • Jan Kolmas - Young Graduate Trainee (Star tracker) [JK]
  • Gary Whitehead – Operations engineer (Telemetry & telecommanding, Mission planning) [GW]

Flight dynamics

  • Ander Martinez De Albeniz (Flight dynamics) [AMA]

Moderator

  • Daniel Scuka, senior editor for spacecraft operations [DS]

at ESAC

  • Jose Hernandez - Science Operations Calibration Engineer [JH]

Proof links Rocket Science blog @esaoperations @esa

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Daniel Riedo, CEO of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre -- AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5654/i-am-daniel-riedo-ceo-of-manufacture My short bio: Hello Reddit! I'm Daniel Riedo, Chief Executive Officer at the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre where we've been making watches for the last 183 years. I've heard there were some watch enthusiasts here so ask me anything!

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/QaVrx

UPDATE : Our watches are timeless, unfortunately not AMA Reddit sessions! I had a great time answering your questions, I would be happy to do another one soon.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MunicipalWe are Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel. We eat MILLIONS of pounds of trash in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. http://www.topiama.com/r/5650/we-are-mr-trash-wheel-and-professor-trash-wheel Hello Reddit, we're Internetainers Rhett & Link of GOOD MYTHICAL MORNING, IFC's COMMERCIAL KINGS, EAR BISCUITS and so very many weird music videos and sketches on YouTube. Our new comedy series BUDDY SYSTEM just released its season finale today on YouTube Red. It's been a few years since we've done our last AMA and we're excited to hear from you guys so Ask Us Anything!!

Proof:https://twitter.com/rhettandlink/status/804057466937802752

Check Out Buddy System on YouTube Red: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ49NV73ttruI9rFSL0xrqHzZjJmdH219

UPDATE: Thanks everybody for your questions! We're signing off. As of today, all Buddy System episodes are out, so go and binge watch.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Journalist-LiveI'm Hamilton Morris, I've traveled the world studying drugs, their creators, and their impact on society for almost a decade. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/5651/im-hamilton-morris-ive-traveled-the-world Hello Reddit, we're Internetainers Rhett & Link of GOOD MYTHICAL MORNING, IFC's COMMERCIAL KINGS, EAR BISCUITS and so very many weird music videos and sketches on YouTube. Our new comedy series BUDDY SYSTEM just released its season finale today on YouTube Red. It's been a few years since we've done our last AMA and we're excited to hear from you guys so Ask Us Anything!!

Proof:https://twitter.com/rhettandlink/status/804057466937802752

Check Out Buddy System on YouTube Red: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ49NV73ttruI9rFSL0xrqHzZjJmdH219

UPDATE: Thanks everybody for your questions! We're signing off. As of today, all Buddy System episodes are out, so go and binge watch.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Nonprofit-LiveWe rescue orphaned rhinos that have had their moms killed by poachers. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5647/we-rescue-orphaned-rhinos-that-have-had-their Other thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5ggbfi/on_thursday_we_rescued_an_orphaned_baby_rhino/

Please visit our website at: http://careforwild.co.za/

To donate: http://YouCaring.com/Rhino or http://careforwild.co.za/donate/

For larger donations that can go through a registered 501(c)(3) charity please PM /u/Bafana_Bafana

To Volunteer: http://workingwithrhinos.org

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcareforwild%2Fposts%2F914015635400033

/u/crossborderman will be answering questions as well as she also works at the sanctuary!

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MunicipalI ama firefighter, here to answer any questions http://www.topiama.com/r/5648/i-ama-firefighter-here-to-answer-any-questions Howdy Reddit, we are indie pop trio Jukebox the Ghost here to answer all of your questions!

A bit about us; we have been a band for over a decade and we are releasing a live album this Friday (12/2) called Long Way Home. We hope you will enjoy :)

PROOF https://www.instagram.com/p/BNXbMZjB-Do/?hl=en

OKAY EVERYONE>>> THAT"S IT!!

Even with all three of us a different computers frantically typing we couldn't get to all of your questions but we had so much fun! Thank you for joining us here... we love you all dearly. So nice to hear from so many of you who have been listening to us for so long.

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!

-Ben, Tommy, and Jesse

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismWe are Carambolasia and we cycled 4500 km through Southeast Asia AUA http://www.topiama.com/r/5644/we-are-carambolasia-and-we-cycled-4500-km-through Now almost four hours we are over and out. Thank you all for you questions. We enjoyed the time and we hope to see you on the road next to us soon. We will close with someone who has a clue about adventure:

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Hello everybody, our names are Cath and Rob ( http://i.imgur.com/p10am7j.jpg) and we traveled nine months total through India, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. After four months traveling in India and China we felt bored from backpacking all the time. We decided to buy two bicycles in Vientiane, Laos and hit the road till Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We visited four countries and cycled 4500 km (yes, sometimes we took a bus) in five months. We had no former experience in a trip like this. We even didn't enjoy cycling, but we've grew on it.

Here are some pictures which should proof that we did this:

http://imgur.com/a/OkayK http://www.carambolasia.com

On a trip like this without any planning are many possibilities for problems, here are some of them we went through:

  • Dogs
  • As a couple we had bad times and good times
  • Rob was major sick in Cambodia
  • No road maps
  • A lot of flat tires because of the poor equipment available
  • Cycling while Monsoon

Our user names are: VarVarna (Rob) and Carambolasia (Cath), if you have any question please ask them and we try to answer them as best as we can. If you want to ask a question in German or French feel free to do it. We will start answering questions at 17:20 Central European Time.

Now almost four hours we are over and out. Thank you all for you questions. We enjoyed the time and we hope to see you on the road next to us soon. We will close with someone who has a clue about adventure:

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Technology-LiveIAmA: Plant IT Support Specialist for a major meat manufacturer AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5645/iama-plant-it-support-specialist-for-a-major-meat I support most electronic devices at a meat manufacturer. From computers to networks to hand held devices. ( I don't do IP addressing). I have seen everything from the live animal going into get harvested to the final product and most stuff in between.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIAmA male a 32yr male with pectus excavatum, and had surgery to repair the issue. The surgery has failed and I've been living with the outcome for 12 years. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5646/iama-male-a-32yr-male-with-pectus-excavatum-and Hi everyone, I’m Leah Remini, author of Troublemaker : Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. I’m an open book so ask me anything about Scientology. And, if you want more, check out my new show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, tonight at 10/9c on A&E.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/ri3zbip14g0y.jpg

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Unique Experience-LiveIamA South Pole winter-over who worked at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for 12 months straight AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5649/iama-south-pole-winterover-who-worked-at-the Hi everyone, I’m Leah Remini, author of Troublemaker : Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. I’m an open book so ask me anything about Scientology. And, if you want more, check out my new show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, tonight at 10/9c on A&E.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/ri3zbip14g0y.jpg

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveIamA Flight Attendant for a Major Airline, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5642/iama-flight-attendant-for-a-major-airline-ama Gabriel & Dresden are a California-based electronic music duo. With over 25 Billboard-charting tracks & remixes including the smash hits “As the Rush Comes,” “Beautiful Things,” “Tracking Treasure Down,” “Dangerous Power“ and “No One On Earth.” They are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their first artist album in ten years.

To hear our music and hundreds of hours of live DJ sets, check out our Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/redditgd

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637707927/new-gabriel-and-dresden-album?ref=96cn21

Thanks everyone for participating in our first-ever AMA!! We really enjoyed spending the time with you and answering your questions and seeing your stories. This will not be the last one we ever do. So stay tuned!!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/GabrielNDresden/status/803031872225902596

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerA Brief Season of Mirth http://www.topiama.com/r/5641/a-brief-season-of-mirth Howdy Reddit, we are indie pop trio Jukebox the Ghost here to answer all of your questions!

A bit about us; we have been a band for over a decade and we are releasing a live album this Friday (12/2) called Long Way Home. We hope you will enjoy :)

PROOF https://www.instagram.com/p/BNXbMZjB-Do/?hl=en

OKAY EVERYONE>>> THAT"S IT!!

Even with all three of us a different computers frantically typing we couldn't get to all of your questions but we had so much fun! Thank you for joining us here... we love you all dearly. So nice to hear from so many of you who have been listening to us for so long.

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!

-Ben, Tommy, and Jesse

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Journalist-LiveI'm a reporter who just spent six months digging into the NFL's big tobacco-style strategy to hook your kids. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5643/im-a-reporter-who-just-spent-six-months-digging Howdy Reddit, we are indie pop trio Jukebox the Ghost here to answer all of your questions!

A bit about us; we have been a band for over a decade and we are releasing a live album this Friday (12/2) called Long Way Home. We hope you will enjoy :)

PROOF https://www.instagram.com/p/BNXbMZjB-Do/?hl=en

OKAY EVERYONE>>> THAT"S IT!!

Even with all three of us a different computers frantically typing we couldn't get to all of your questions but we had so much fun! Thank you for joining us here... we love you all dearly. So nice to hear from so many of you who have been listening to us for so long.

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!

-Ben, Tommy, and Jesse

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Adam Savage, unemployed explosives expert, maker, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former host of MythBusters. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5639/i-am-adam-savage-unemployed-explosives-expert Gabriel & Dresden are a California-based electronic music duo. With over 25 Billboard-charting tracks & remixes including the smash hits “As the Rush Comes,” “Beautiful Things,” “Tracking Treasure Down,” “Dangerous Power“ and “No One On Earth.” They are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their first artist album in ten years.

To hear our music and hundreds of hours of live DJ sets, check out our Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/redditgd

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637707927/new-gabriel-and-dresden-album?ref=96cn21

Thanks everyone for participating in our first-ever AMA!! We really enjoyed spending the time with you and answering your questions and seeing your stories. This will not be the last one we ever do. So stay tuned!!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/GabrielNDresden/status/803031872225902596

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT