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colinwarner
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I spent 21 years in prison for a murder I didn’t commit, and my story was just made into a movie. AMA.

Hi Reddit, my name is Colin Warner and you read that headline right. I was arrested in 1980 for the murder of a young man in New York City even though I was on the other side of town when it happened. I wasn’t exonerated until 2001. With me is Phil Desgranges, a staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union who can help answer some of the more legal-based questions you might have. I’ve also included links to a website with a timeline of events you can reference, as well as the trailer for Crown Heights, an Amazon Studios movie coming out tomorrow that’s based on my true story. AMA.

Proof: https://twitter.com/CrownHeightsMOV/status/897808822152163328 https://twitter.com/CrownHeightsMOV/status/897916854068432897

My Timeline: http://crownheightsthemovie.com/

Crown Heights Trailer: https://youtu.be/JgrFRyMsWiY

EDIT: Thank you everyone so much for your time and questions. That's all the time I have for now, but your questions have truly touched me. Hopefully some of my answers did the same for you.

Guteks
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We're afraid to play horror games, so we quit our jobs and made one, with no jump scares. It's called Darkwood, and it's our debut. Ask us anything!

EDIT

Wow! We did NOT expect such a response. You guys are AMAZING! It's been really fun answering your questions, but we have to call it a day now. Unfortunately we won't be able to answer the +1200 comments which are posted at the time of writing this, but we will pop in over the weekend and try to answer some more.

Here's Szurek (the Acid Wizard dog) thanking you for all the lovely questions and comments: http://imgur.com/gallery/nODIu

Another edit!

Since many of you had questions about art-related stuff, you might be interested in taking part in the fan art contest: http://www.acidwizardstudio.com/?p=726

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We're Acid Wizard Studio, three college buddies (and a dog) from Poland who teamed up and decided to make a game. After more than 4 years of development, we have finished work on Darkwood, a unique top-down survival horror that does not rely on jump scares.

Before Darkwood, some of us literally could not sit through some of the classics of the genre. While developing the game, we managed to slowly overcome our fear of playing horror games or even watching scary movies. We can now finally play Amnesia: The Dark Descent (at least in broad daylight ;))

We knew next to nothing about game development before starting work on Darkwood. We all had a background in animation / graphic design, but we had little idea about programming, game design or production. At one point, we sat down and declared we hate our current jobs, and instead of talking all the time about making the game of our dreams, we have to just go and make one.

After a lot of sleepless nights, we had a vertical slice (kind of) of the game in 2013. We made a gameplay trailer using it, and the reactions to it blew away all of our expectations. We thought that we could actually make a living out of making video games, and started a Indiegogo campaign later that year to help us fund completing Darkwood. The campaign was not going well, but a second gameplay trailer wich launched during its last week gave us a big boost, and the campaign was a success. We set a deadline to complete the game by 2014.

Unfortunately, our inexperience in game development led to heavily overshooting that date. We expanded the scope of the game, and made some major changes to the core design of the game late in development, which ate up a lot of time. We were forced to launch in Steam Early Access in 2014. The game was received very well by the players, and sold much more than we expected! Encouraged by this... We decided to expand the scope of the game even more!

After that, even though we committed our lives to finishing the game as soon as possible, we continued to miss every deadline we set for ourselves. Negative reviews started popping up from players discouraged by the slow development or thinking we have abandoned the game. Development was very slow and frustrating. We bit off way more than we could chew, but we knew we had something special in our hands, and we had to complete it in the way we envisioned it. After 3 years of hard, hard work, the game is finished, and we're pretty proud of it.

Proof: https://twitter.com/TheAcidWizard/status/894943579851943936

EDIT: By popular demand, here is our dog, Szurek (pronounced Shooreck) playing Darkwood: http://imgur.com/gallery/2V4Pl

Answering your questions will be:

Gustaw - programming, marketing, PR

Artur - art, sound design, music, story

Kuba - animation

To get a glimpse of what Darkwood is about, check out this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S3tmWfFACQ

Find out more about Darkwood here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/274520/Darkwood/

NeilBedi
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We're reporters who investigated a power plant accident that burned five people to death – and discovered what the company knew beforehand that could have prevented it. Ask us anything.

Our short bio: We’re Neil Bedi, Jonathan Capriel and Kathleen McGrory, reporters at the Tampa Bay Times. We investigated a power plant accident that killed five people and discovered the company could have prevented it. The workers were cleaning a massive tank at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station. Twenty minutes into the job, they were burned to death by a lava-like substance called slag. One left a voicemail for his mother during the accident, begging for help. We pieced together what happened that day, and learned a near identical procedure had injured Tampa Electric employees two decades earlier. The company stopped doing it for least a decade, but resumed amid a larger shift that transferred work from union members to contract employees. We also built an interactive graphic to better explain the technical aspects of the coal-burning power plant, and how it erupted like a volcano the day of the accident.

Link to the story

/u/NeilBedi

/u/jcapriel

/u/KatMcGrory

(our fourth reporter is out sick today)

PROOF

EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions and feedback. We're signing off. There's a slight chance I may still look at questions from my phone tonight. Please keep reading.

Youngladyof95
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IamA 95 year old survivor of Nazi Germany, I moved to the US at the age of 16 a week before Kristallnacht. Ask Me Anything!

Hello Reddit!

My name is Hanna Hamburger and I am 95 years old. I was born in Eppingen, Germany in 1922. At the age of 14 I was removed from school by the Nazis. I experienced anti-semitism first hand. Right before Kristallnacht, customers of my fathers warned him to leave Germany right away. At the age of 16 I left Germany with my mother and father and arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey the 5th of November, 1938. In 1993 I moved to Nashville, TN to be closer to my family. I have 2 of my grandchildren helping me with this AMA.

Ask Me Anything!

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/0ae1Z

Edit: Thank you for your questions! Hanna goes to bed pretty early so she's going to log off, but her grandchildren will continue to answer some questions!

Edit 2: And we're back! We will try to answer as many questions as possible, so long as our Oma is up for it.

NASASunEarth
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We’re NASA scientists. Ask us anything about tomorrow’s total solar eclipse!

Thank you Reddit!

We're signing off now, for more information about the eclipse: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ For a playlist of eclipse videos: https://go.nasa.gov/2iixkov

Enjoy the eclipse and please view it safely!

Tomorrow, Aug. 21, all of North America will have a chance to see a partial or total solar eclipse if skies are clear. Along the path of totality (a narrow, 70-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina) the Moon will completely block the Sun, revealing the Sun’s faint outer atmosphere. Elsewhere, the Moon will block part of the Sun’s face, creating a partial solar eclipse.

Joining us are:

  • Steven Clark is the Director of the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA.
  • Alexa Halford is space physics researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Dartmouth College
  • Amy Winebarger is a solar physicist from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Elsayed Talaat is chief scientist, Heliophysics Division, at NASA Headquarters
  • James B. Garvin is the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Scientist
  • Eric Christian is a Senior Research Scientist in the Heliospheric Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Mona Kessel is a Deputy Program Scientist for 'Living With a Star', Program Scientist for Cluster and Geotail

  • Aries Keck is the NASA Goddard social media team lead & the NASA moderator of this IAMA.

Proof: @NASASun on Twitter

Lindsey_Jacobellis
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I'm Olympic Snowboarder, Lindsey Jacobellis. I have raced boardercross for over two decades and I am not stopping any time soon. 10 XGames Golds medals, 5 World Championships Titles, and 27 World Cup wins. Ask Me Anything!

I'm Lindsey Jacobellis, 10 XGames Gold Medals, 5 World Champ Titles and 27 World Cup Wins. I have raced boardercross for over two decades and I am not stopping any time soon.

I love the "Days of Thunder" feeling when you mix speed and other racers. I'm Lindsey Jacobellis and I have raced boardercross for over two decades and I am not stopping any time soon. I have 10 XGames Golds medals, 5 World Championships Titles, and 27 World Cup wins. I crave the speed and the upredictabilty of my sport. Ask Me Anything!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/1lee3dhrqwfz.jpg

Check out all things Winter Games at www.reddit.com/user/TeamUSAOlympics.

Thanks for all the great questions, I had a blast and I hope you did too, bye ;)

spendology
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IamA a Federal Government Whistleblower, I blew the whistle about contract fraud, regulatory report fabrication, and worker exposure to toxic chemicals at NIH, AMA!

** My Bio *** I am K. Alexander Ashe, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, and a whistleblower. More info about me on my website.

I was an engineer at the U.S. National Institutes of Health for over 9 years. I was responsible for designing and testing high and maximum containment biosafety labs like in the movies Outbreak and Contagion.

I blew the whistle about contract fraud, select agent regulatory reports, conflicts of interest, and worker exposure to toxic chemicals.

I was subjected to psychiatric evaluations, reassignments, a workplace harassment investigation, a reprimand, time and leave scrutiny, a suspension, negative performance reviews, and, ultimately, removal from Federal Government service.

I wrote about worker exposure to toxic chemicals at Box Breaker Media.

I wrote about my experience as a whistleblower on Medium:

Fortunately, the business I started, SpendCast was producing enough revenue by the time I was fired for "Failure to Follow Instructions"

I've done an AMA before. tl;dr the case went to the Supreme Court and my company is now called SpendCast (yes, we have Federal Trademark for it).

My Proof: Disclosure of Contract Fraud

Concentric Methods/Cape Fox History of Fraud

Disclosure of Regulatory Report Fabrication

CDC/DSAT Biocontainment Regulation Update

Deborah Wilson (Fmr Supervisor) Statement

Federal Acquisition Regulations

Worker Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Exhibit A: PCB Test Results Memo

Exhibit B: Email Chain Referencing Oil Spill

fyeahcking
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Five years ago, I quit my safe cybersecurity job to make the Megaman X-inspired game of my dreams. I am Chris King, developer of 20XX. AMA!

Hi! I'm Chris, the developer of a game called 20XX.

Five years ago, I quit my great-but-boring cybersecurity job and got to work on the game I'd dreamed about since I was a kid. We made it to Early Access right before Thanksgiving 2014, and sold 64 copies on our first day. I was thrilled. After a whopping 33 months in Steam Early Access and 71 consecutive bi-weekly updates, we've finally launched our full 1.0 build. To celebrate, I'd love to answer some questions (maybe ALL questions).

So, AMA about 20XX, life as an indie, jumping/shooting/riding on cars, or anything else! I'll start answering questions at 2pm EST.

Proof: twitter picture

Video proof that that's me (from PAX East this year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZThBk00ynk

Finally, shameless steam plug.

edit 1: still here, still sellin' fake doors. People are still asking questions, so I'm still answering!

mike_russell
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IamA Voice Over Artist and I'll Read Any Script You Like AMA!

My short bio: I'm Mike Russell from Music Radio Creative a professional British male voice over artist. I've been heard on the radio over the last 20 or so years on stations like Capital Radio, talkSPORT, Guardian Media Group radio and more.

Now, I voice and produce jingles on a daily basis!

I'm here today to answer your questions about the voice over and jingles business along with reading (almost) any script you'd like me to during my live video stream.

My Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyA85IkLV4Q

EDIT: Update - the live stream has finished so no more script recordings. I'm happy to keep answering your questions in this thread so ask away :)

Iam_Max_vwdv
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I am the 20 year old student who recently discovered 91 volcanoes in Antarctica! AMA

Hello Everyone!

I am Max Van Wyk de Vries, an undergrad student from the university of Edinburgh who recently published a paper as lead author about 91 previously unknown volcanoes under the Antarctic ice. I am here to answer any questions about the study, its implications or anything else you guys care to ask about!

The paper is open access (free) and you can read it here: http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2017/05/26/SP461.7

If you want a brief intro as to what this is all about here is a pretty good article by the Washington post about the study: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/08/15/another-climate-change-nightmare-dozens-of-volcanoes-beneath-antarcticas-thinning-ice/?utm_term=.64a89d2a71d9

Proof: http://imgur.com/gallery/MACDc

gadgetcopter
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IamA professional bill negotiator (a job I just made up). My brother and I quit our jobs and saved people (and cost Comcast & Friends) over $2,000,000. AMA!

I argue with telecom companies for a living to help save people money on their bills. If you’ve ever been furious at Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, you’ve probably got good reason. No one really loves these companies, and it’s because they’ve got some of the shadiest business practices around, including overcharging just about everyone on cable/internet/cell phones.

That's why my brother and I created BillFixers. We haggle with these companies for our customers, getting better rates/promotions/more data/whatever we can. We were tired of them getting away with their price gouging so now we fight back.

I’m here with my brother (u/gutenbergbible) to help give advice on how to negotiate with these companies to save money - without losing your mind. We specialize in telecom bills but we’ve worked on everything from airline refunds to business software. Turns out, just about everything is negotiable! Ask us anything!

Our Story

Three years ago, I was studying to be a lawyer, my brother was in college and working freelance as a graphic designer, and both of us were haggling with our cable companies 1,000 miles apart. We decided to start a side gig negotiating bills for fun, came up with the name BillFixers, and posted on r/entrepreneur, which blew up pretty much immediately.

These days, we’ve got a team of more than 20 people, including people who are better at negotiation, customer service, and development than we ever were, been featured in The New York Times (who called us ethically ambiguous) and NBC Nightly News, and we’ve negotiated more than two million dollars out of the pocket of companies like Comcast and AT&T and put it back into the pockets of their customers.

Proof: https://twitter.com/BillFixers/status/896156096242438144

More Proof: http://imgur.com/3xmpvJw

We want to help people get themselves better deals on their monthly bills and stop getting ripped off by these giant corporations. Ask us anything about dealing with your cable/internet provider, how to negotiate, net neutrality, or really whatever you want!

Tyree07
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They tell me I'm extinct, that I shouldn't exist. I'm Robb Ryerse, I'm an independent, progressive Republican, and I'm running for Congress in AR-3. I'm fighting for Medicare for All, a renewable energy economy, and the very soul of the Republican party. AMA! [xpost r/Political_Revolution]

Ask your questions over at /r/Political_Revolution!


Hi, I'm Robb Ryerse, running for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district seat.


In the days after the presidential election, I kept having the same conversation over and over again with friends of mine. They kept saying the exact same thing—we have to do something. For some, that meant get involved in protests, groups, calling their senators, that sort of thing. I’m one of those go big or go home types of people. That’s just my personality. But at the time, didn’t know what that looked like, or what that meant for me.

It was on inauguration day when that picture first took form. My wife, Vanessa—she’s been my co-pastor at the Vintage Fellowship for the past 12 years and my partner in life for 21—she’s an avid listener of the RobCast, a podcast by an incredible man named Rob Bell. (I’m Robb, he’s Rob B.). Rob used to lead the fastest growing evangelical megachurch in America, but eventually concluded that the mainstream evangelical movement was not invested in shaping people to be more loving and compassionate. He says he is frustrated by “very narrow, politically intertwined, culturally ghettoized Evangelical subculture.” I can’t say I disagree.

So, Vanessa was listening to the RobCast, specifically episode 135 –“Zack Exley has a plan to save U.S.” She listened to Zack talk about Brand New Congress, this incredible, post-partisan movement to fix and move our country forward. That really clicked with her, because we use post-denominational as a way to explain what we do at our church. She heard something simple, practical, hopeful, that appealed to the best parts of all people. She calls Zack “super liberal, almost more liberal than my most liberal friends.” But on the podcast, he described meeting his wife, and exploring with the same sort of curiosity the conservative, Christian world that she knew inside and out. By making space for people to come and talk in the middle, by trying understanding this world of religion, it made it okay for her to explore his world of liberalism.

And it was like a light had switched on for her. I came home from work that day, and she put her phone in my hand and said, “You’ve got to listen to this. You’ve got to do this.” She was asking me to run for US Congress.

That was kind of it. I laughed a little bit. She says she expected me to come up with all the reasons why it wasn’t practical, why I shouldn’t do it, why it didn’t make sense. What happened instead was I was pretty intrigued by the idea—especially because she was the one suggesting it.

I need to explain a bit here. My wife—she’s someone who is really pretty cynical in general, but especially about politics. Here’s an example: there’s this classic sermon illustration that I told as a pastor, that many of you probably know. A little kid is on a beach, and he sees thousands of starfish that are dying. He’s grabbing them one by one and he throws them in so they can survive. An adult comes by and tells him that he can’t possibly make a difference. So, he throws one in the ocean, and says, “made a difference to that one.” It’s supposed to be a metaphor about how every little, positive action is meaningful.

She thinks that sermon illustration is stupid.

Generally speaking, she is pretty pessimistic about politics and politicians. She doesn’t wait around for the politicians--she’d rather act herself instead. So for her to have her imagination captured by Brand New Congress, that meant a lot to me. She’s someone who is skeptical about politicians in general, and the ability of politicians to make a difference in our lives. So it was a really big deal that Zack and Brand New Congress captured her imagination and gave her hope, to the point of telling me to run for office. That meant a lot.

So I listened to the RobCast. I talked a lot with her, talked a lot with friends about it. Many of them listen to Rob Bell’s podcast as well. I had these conversations with friends about the feasibility of it, and does it make any sense. I have one friend who is a locally active in the Republican party. He had three pages of notes on why it wouldn’t work, and why it was a terrible idea. But none of that resonated with me. What did was—here’s something that can give us hope. This is way better than giving up. It may not be possible, but we’ve done the not-possible before when we started a church. 80% of new churches plants fail, but we’ve done it for 12 years with no outside support. Sometimes the really crazy thing is the thing that works, because it is so outside the norm. It’s like Zack said: Trump got elected, and that shouldn’t have been possible. But that happened—so why not this?


One of the things that people love to tell me is that “I’m not a Republican.” Well, they’re wrong, and I can prove it. When I was a teenager, I had two magazine subscriptions: Sports Illustrated and National Review. In high school, I had photos of Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole hanging on my wall—and that was back when Gingrich was a freshman Congressman that nobody had ever heard of. I went to Teenage Republican School in Albany, New York. I’ve been on the air on the Rush Limbaugh show five times. The first time, when I was 16, I skipped school to call in. I’m actually a Republican.


But, I’ve watched the Republican party change over the past decades. Part of it is I’ve gotten older, and more mature. But part of is that the party has changed—drastically. I was 15 years old when I read Conscience of a Conservative. Barry Goldwater wouldn’t be welcome in today’s Republican party. I think the same is true of Reagan. I see what’s happened to the larger Republican party, and I want no part of that—which is why I’m calling myself an independent Republican.


The question I face is: do I want to give up and walk away? Or do I want to fight for the historic values that will make the Republican Party strong in the future? These values are simple. Liberty and opportunity for all – the Republican party used to be known for who it is for rather than who it is against. Today it’s known for who it opposes – and it shouldn’t be that way. Wise and competent spending, in a way that is going to benefit the most Americans possible, rather than helping big businesses and the ultra-wealthy. Meaningful tax reform – because somebody hasn’t been paying their fair share for our government and society, but the poor and middle class certainly are doing their part. Those are the sorts of things that Republicans should be standing for, because those are our historical values. The Republican party should never be legislating what happens in bedrooms and bathrooms. That is wrong.

I know I’m probably not what you expect. I’d like to change your expectations. So, please, ask me anything.

Want to know more about my campaign? Visit http://Robb2018.com.. Facebook. Twitter.

Want to know what I believe in? I support the full Brand New Congress platform. All of it. Visit http://brandnewcongress.org/platform.

Want to know how to donate? Unfortunately, ActBlue isn’t too fond of me. So, come donate to my campaign at CrowdPAC instead.

Want to join our Reddit community? Head on over to /r/BrandNewCongress, or check out my subreddit at /r/Robb2018.

Are you a progressive Republican too? Get in touch. PM /u/Repeal_Replace_535. We want you to run too.


tl;dr: I’m a Republican. Yes, seriously. No, no, not like that. Please donate to my campaign here.

scottkenemore
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I'm a bestselling horror author who just published a new book-- ZOMBIE-IN-CHIEF: EATER OF THE FREE WORLD portraying Donald Trump as a literal zombie. Reality has outpaced my wildest imaginings. . .

I'm Scott Kenemore, author of 10 horror novels and satires about the undead. (Though I might be best known for disagreeing with Max Brooks about the awesomeness Return of the Living Dead on panels at San Diego Comic-Con.) After the 2016 election, I thought it'd be interesting to write a book where a Trumpian figure runs for president while harboring a secret so dark he must conceal it even from his closest advisors and aides; namely, that he is a member of the walking dead, and seeks the nation's highest office in order to turn America into a wonderland for brain-eating zombies. He wants to build a southern border wall. . . to keep delicious humans IN. He wants to cut govt.-funded access to healthcare. . . because hobbled, sickly humans are so much easier for zombies to catch. And Mar-a-Lago's location near the Caribbean is no coincidence, for it functions as a recruitment center for the rich and powerful who might wish to join the elite ranks of the ravenous unliving.
The late, great George Romeo was the master of using zombies for political criticism. I find them salient to the 2016 presidential election because—just like zombies—the candidate who won did so many things you “can’t” do. Dead bodies “can’t” rise from their graves to feed upon the flesh of the living—and political candidates “can’t” make fun of handicapped reporters, alienate minority groups, and speak enthusiastically of groping women . . . and still expect to get elected president.
Until they do. A chief function of horror is to challenge what we know to be possible and true. Realizing you’ve been dead wrong about something is one of the scariest feelings of all. (Half the horror is being eaten alive by the zombie, but the other half is realizing you were so very wrong about what kind of world you were living in. First of all, ouch, my brains! But second of all, how in the heck is this even happening?!) For these reasons, I think the 2016 election can probably be best understood as a horror story. Ask me anything.

The new book: https://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Chief-Eater-Politics-Undead/dp/1945863218

My website: https://scottkenemore.com/

Proofs, I has them! https://scottkenemore.com/about/

EDIT: Thanks everyone! I'm going to step away for a bit, but if anyone has additional questions I'll try to get to them later this evening!

austin_x_plane
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Austin Meyer of X-Plane, Xavion, and The Patent Scam

A few years ago, I was sued for using the Google Play store to distribute my App, X-Plane.

The plaintiff claimed to own the PATENT for the Google Play store, and was suing me and others for using it. The plaintiffs' ADDRESS turned out to be the OFFICE of the lawyer that was suing me.

PROOF: http://austinmeyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3045.jpg

Based on what I learned from this experience, I made a movie called "The Patent Scam". Trailer on YouTube now

See the TRAILER: https://youtu.be/i48Pb6sTgmY

See the MOVIE: Amazon Video: http://a.co/h1C0Dmq FandangoNOW: http://bit.ly/2uGtTOd Google Play: http://bit.ly/2vYpJkq iTunes: http://apple.co/2fHKTg6 Vimeo: http://bit.ly/2uLPEI4 Vudu: http://bit.ly/2waHmxc Microsoft XBOX: http://bit.ly/2vACTD4 YouTube: http://bit.ly/2uFWEul (NOTE: CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE OF THE USA SHOULD USE THE VIMEO OR ITUNES LINK IF THE OTHER LINKS ARE NOT GLOBALLY AVAILABLE YET)

Catch the EXTRAS: https://youtu.be/VobSpIwavPs

Hit the WEB: https://www.thepatentscam.com https://twitter.com/thepatentscam https://www.facebook.com/patentdocumentary/

See it on TV: Comcast, Dish Network, Cox, Charter, Verizon, and more.

spritez366
 40   0  

I am a manager at a local pizza place and we made 1100 personal pizzas for the prison in town. AMA.

I made 1100 personal pans and here is a couple of pictures I took to prove it! https://imgur.com/gallery/VSyA7

Edit: someone made a video over it but they removed it shortly after so I couldn't include it in the post

Edit 2: https://youtu.be/Dca_o0zkItk

ScotArmstrong
 41   0  

I am Scot Armstrong, writer of Old School, Hangover 2, and Road Trip. Season 2 of my show Dice premiers this Sunday on Showtime, so AMA!

Hey everyone! This is Scot Armstrong. Season 2 of my show Dice starring Andrew Dice Clay premiers this Sunday, but feel free to ask me about anything whether it's Dice, Old School, UCB, or Chicago Bears football!

Dice Season 2 Premier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wyXY9dL78A

Proof: https://twitter.com/ScotArmstrong22/status/897542318747725824

XxExpansionxX
 36   0  

Current Taco Bell Employee. AMA

Ive been working at a Taco Bell for nearly a year now and have seen it all. I work both making the food and as a cashier/order taker. AMA

Verification http://imgur.com/0Ro1fzL

EDIT: Thanks for all the great questions! We even made it to MSN! Ill keep this going live as long as you guys keep questions coming. Thanks again!

sosfesttx
 30   0  

I am a Sound On Sound Fest Producer

Sound On Sound Festival is 3 Days of Music, Camping & Adventure at Sherwood Forest, a Medieval-Style Village Located 35 Miles From Austin, Texas. SOS was founded by Fun House Services, and is expertly curated with bookings of indie, punk, hip hop, metal, dance music, comedy, and live panel discussions

Producers:

Graham Williams - Owner

Bianca Flores - Digital Media and Brand Specialist

Ian Orth - Marketing/Creative Director

Stevyn- Keeper of Info, Watcher of the Realm

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/wEL7v

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SOSFestTX

esimonthomas
 26   0  

IAmA scientific expert on happiness at UC Berkeley, AMA

Our AMA window is over but we'll try to answer the remaining questions later today! Thanks for participating!

My short bio: Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she oversees its fellowship program, Expanding Gratitude project, and is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s “Science of Happiness” online course. Emiliana earned her doctorate in Cognition Brain and Behavior at UC Berkeley.

Today, Emiliana’s work spotlights the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships, as she continues to examine the potential for—as well as the benefits of—living a more meaningful life.

My Proof: https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/who_we_are/news/announcement/join_the_ggsc_for_our_first_ever_reddit_ama

RonPopeMusic
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I’m Ron Pope, one of the most successful independent musicians in the world. AMA!

I'm Ron Pope, a Nashville-based independent musician. My new record, "Work" comes out TODAY (August 18, 2017) and I'm about to go on tour in the US, UK, and Europe. Most people have heard of me because I wrote "A Drop in the Ocean" (which to-date has been streamed on Spotify nearly 100 million times). I also own an indie record label, Brooklyn Basement Records, with my manager and wife, Blair. Listen to my new record on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CmXhyslohOFRJMtPpRm4O

Proof: https://i.redd.it/rhfhwp3yhzez.jpg

Signing off now! (3:33 pm central time, August 18th, 2017)

misledbayonets
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I am a Deaf musician and I use light to make sound visible. AMA

Short bio: Myles de Bastion a.k.a Misled Bayonets creates art & technology permitting sound to be experienced as light and vibration.

His work has appeared in the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland Art Museum and on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. He has built large scale installations for music festivals and Grammy-award winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.

Myles recently founded of Audiolux Devices, a start-up currently on Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/AF6fQ7

Proof:

GunpowderGames
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I'm Blaine Smith, game design veteran and designer on such games as Dawn of War II, Company of Heroes, Everquest Next, and smaller titles such as Battle Realms, War of the Ring, and Pox Nora. I've also made my own game, Maelstrom. AMA!

Hi, I'm creative director and game designer Blaine Smith. I've been making games professionally for over 12 years and have made games at Relic, SOE and Sony Playstation. I'm also a former co-founder of Molten Games and founder of Gunpowder Games.

I leveled up through the ranks at Relic in its heyday and was the multiplayer design lead for Dawn of War 2 and Company of Heroes online. Here's a full list of games I've helped make.

  • Dawn of War II

  • Company of Heroes & COH Online

  • Everquest Next

  • Blunderbuss

  • Battle Realms

  • War of the Ring

  • Poxnora

Recently I quit my job to start working on my own game from scratch. It's been a crazy ride, but we're up on Kickstarter and the game is launching soon!

check out Maelstrom here

Questions about game development or the game industry?. Thinking of making an indie game yourself? Want to just shoot the breeze? Ask me anything!

proof http://imgur.com/a/oQNwa

IsleofAisles
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IamA corporate drop-out who quit a lucrative career and spent the last half year backpacking across the globe. AMA!

My short bio: I left my 60+ hr per week job, packed a bag and set out to travel both solo and with my partner (who was about to get deported) to over 30 places in the last half a year, doing so on a low budget. I just came home and am planning my next steps.

My Proof: Here are a few of my boarding passes throughout the trip: http://cubeupload.com/im/rMzyRB.png http://cubeupload.com/im/FyZZCX.png http://cubeupload.com/im/j6hn3R.png http://cubeupload.com/im/r0vyOc.png