Elon Musk's Reddit AMA

The most interesting things we learned from Elon Musk’s surprise AMA

October 24th at 3:57 PM

The most interesting things we learned from Elon Musk’s surprise AMA

Famed billionaire and wannabe space cadet Elon Musk took to Reddit to do a surprise AMA yesterday. It was supposed to be a follow-up to SpaceX’s recent announcement about how it plans to return Elon Musk to his place of birth, and also create a permanent Mars colony along the way.

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Is Twitter Down Right Now

This is why your internet is screwed up this morning

October 21st at 9:07 AM

This is why your internet is screwed up this morning

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up each morning? You grab your iPhone or Android phone, of course, and you check for the latest posts on Twitter. Next, maybe you dig into Reddit to see what happened overnight. Then you hop in the shower and stream some music from Spotify. Except on Friday morning, you had trouble doing any of those things. In fact, you might still be having trouble doing any other those things right now.

Want a quick fix? Turn the Wi-Fi off on your phone and try again using cellular data. An unknown person or group launched a major DDoS attack on a major DNS host in the early hours of the morning, and it’s impacting a number of popular websites and services that people are trying to access through their ISP. More →

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Reddit Scam

And this is why you don’t scam a security professional on Reddit

September 11th at 9:00 AM

And this is why you don’t scam a security professional on Reddit

Trying to scam someone on the internet is always a bad idea, but if that someone turns out to be the head of a security research company, you’re in for a whole world of hurt.

Christian Haschek is an Austrian security researcher who was trying to sell $500 in US Apple gift cards on Reddit, since they’re a pain to use from overseas. He thought he had struck a deal with a buyer, but that buyer turned out to be less than honest.

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Reddit Chat Bot

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

August 16th at 5:00 PM

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

Look, Reddit is great. I spend too much time on it. The cat pics are a good way to balance out the evil inherent in the internet. But as good as its communities can be, it’s an objectively terrible place to train a supercomputer. But that’s what Elon Musk, a car salesman who apparently wants to build the ultimate internet troll, is trying to do.

As MIT Technology Review reports, OpenAI, a Musk-backed non-profit working on machine learning, is training its new supercomputer about conversation using Reddit threads. When the robot apocalypse comes, our only warning will be in doge memes.

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Touch ID iPhone

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

July 28th at 12:25 PM

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

What do your nose, the heel of your foot and left nipple all have in common? Well, according to this Reddit thread, they will all work on an Apple Touch ID sensor. The same can’t be said for right nipples, unfortunately.

Highly reputable Reddit source “A_Gigantic_Potato” published his “comprehensive” list of different body parts that will work with a Touch ID sensor. For a part that was only meant to recognise fingerprints, it turns out that the Touch ID sensor is surprisingly versatile.

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Reddit AMA Holocaust Survivor

92-year-old Holocaust survivor hosts heartbreaking Reddit AMA session

April 13th at 12:40 PM

92-year-old Holocaust survivor hosts heartbreaking Reddit AMA session

Reddit’s Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions can be very entertaining as a variety of people hold these digital meetings where they would answer questions from curious Reddit fellows. But Henry Flescher’s AMA is a heartbreaking one, detailing some of the cruelties of the second World War.

Flescher, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, hosted the Reddit AMA session in early April with the help of his grandson, who insisted that he share his Holocaust survival story with the world. More →

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Pixel C Review Google Reddit AMA

Google’s Reddit AMA for the new Pixel C couldn’t possibly have gone any worse

December 11th at 5:18 PM

Google’s Reddit AMA for the new Pixel C couldn’t possibly have gone any worse

On Thursday, Google thought it would be a good idea to host a Reddit AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) session about the Pixel C. In case you don’t know what a Pixel C is, it’s Google’s response to the Microsoft Surface and the Apple iPad Pro. The Pixel C is an Android-based convertible tablet that received pretty bad reviews, which makes Google’s appearance on Reddit AMA even more surprising. As it turned out, Google found itself ambushed by fans who had some serious questions that remained unanswered. More →

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