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Hello new to the site!

#1 Post by bradlee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Guys,

I am newbie here. I would like to say hello to all. Hope everyone here is doing well.

Thank you so much!

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#2 Post by Eris » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:15 pm

Welcome aboard!

What brings you to our fine little corner of the Internet?
88+ recreational uses of firearms
1 defensive use
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#3 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:54 pm

how's things in bangladesh? didn't that used to be east pakistan?
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#4 Post by AZAndy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:34 pm

Howdy! Wow, we're getting all international.
Reunite Pangea!

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#5 Post by Bacchus » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:09 pm

:welcome: and Howdy from Oregon, roughly 11,868 km east of you.

What brought you here?

Whaddya shoot?

Are you Russian?

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#6 Post by Fnords » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello, and welcome! I'm new, too - the community is quite friendly here, and there's a lot of great discussion about almost anything someone might be interested in. :welcome:
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#7 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:47 pm

and some of us are extremely suspicious if anything looks the least bit awry. but all is not lost. the way to defuse that is to be forthcoming.
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#8 Post by sikacz » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:32 am

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#9 Post by bradlee » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:50 pm

Thanks to see all of your thread here. Glad to be a part into this community. lol

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#10 Post by HuckleberryFun » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:58 pm

:welcome:
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#11 Post by lurker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm

bradlee wrote:Thanks to see all of your thread here. Glad to be a part into this community. lol
it is not my intention to be difficult, but...
i've not seen you say anything about who you are or why you are here. nor have you told us about gun culture in bangladesh. it's not required that you reveal your innermost self to us, but i am curious to know what you seek by participating in a somewhat unusual american firearms forum. have you come toteach us about your culture? are you curious about our laws, or how liberal americans reconcile the apparent contradictions in our firearm culture? in other words, why are you here? just curious. :welcome:
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#12 Post by Inquisitor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:42 pm

I am 90% sure spam bot.

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#13 Post by lurker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:44 pm

k, thx. i kinda hate acting like this, but i guess i don't see the point. promoting hare krishna music?
eta: if bradlee is a bot, the AI is getting really good. apart from the foreign-looking grammar and lack of apparent purpose, nearly indistinguishable from actual humans.
hmm, maybe we can persuade Bradlee the AI to talk about itself? what is self-awareness, anyway? :shifty: maybe we can have some fun with this.
:hmmm:

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#14 Post by Bacchus » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:17 pm

You'll have to pardon our friend Lurker here; we've been working with him to address his deeply ingrained bias against bots. While he has made tremendous progress, he remains naturally suspicious of new members more than 10,000 kilometers away. There's a funny story there about our last new addition from Mars, but I'll leave that for another time. Also, no one is suggesting you are Martian. I would suggest reaching out - but not hacking - and enjoining in conversation with Lurker about the virtues of .32 acp. In other words, Endeavour to Persevere.

As liberals, we wish to welcome with open arms all comers, without regard to AI. Or just plain I, in some cases. So wander about the forums and enjoy your stay. Unless you are Skynet, in which case please ignore the Competition and Marksmanship Forum.

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#15 Post by Bisbee » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:00 pm

A.I.'s are people too! Just like corporations.
So :welcome:
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#16 Post by highdesert » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:28 pm

I think it was trying to find it's way back to Twitter, Richard Spencer is missing a bot.
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#17 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:08 pm

Too bad. I was really looking forward to it expounding on its post in the “what book are you reading?” thread.
“17th Century Literature” sounds like a damned good read, if a trifle long...
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#18 Post by lurker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:23 pm

Bacchus wrote:deeply ingrained bias against bots.
I DO NOT HAVE A BIAS AGAINST BOTS, DAMMIT!
i have a bias against bots claiming to be human. it's just dishonest, and once we accept dishonesty from bots, what's next? they run for political office?
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#19 Post by Bacchus » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:46 pm

lurker wrote:
Bacchus wrote:deeply ingrained bias against bots.
...once we accept dishonesty from bots, what's next? they run for political office?
Too late. ;)

You did suggest we have fun with this, so really it's your fault. Besides, I got you to use caps. :)
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#20 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:46 pm

lurker wrote:
Bacchus wrote:deeply ingrained bias against bots.
I DO NOT HAVE A BIAS AGAINST BOTS, DAMMIT!
i have a bias against bots claiming to be human. it's just dishonest, and once we accept dishonesty from bots, what's next? they run for political office?
So, you don’t mind bots as long as they don’t get uppity? ;)
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#21 Post by Bisbee » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:25 pm

Yes, and I was hoping we could unbox Lord Krishna's verses on defeating one's enemies in the Bhagavad Gita and square that with Gandhi-ji's teachings on non-violence.

जय श्री कृष्णा Muthafka! :yahoo:
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#22 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:19 pm

lurker wrote:k, thx. i kinda hate acting like this, but i guess i don't see the point. promoting hare krishna music?
eta: if bradlee is a bot, the AI is getting really good. apart from the foreign-looking grammar and lack of apparent purpose, nearly indistinguishable from actual humans.
hmm, maybe we can persuade Bradlee the AI to talk about itself? what is self-awareness, anyway? :shifty: maybe we can have some fun with this.

So, people get paid to join forums then turn the accounts over to spam networks. So it’s probably that was or is a real person.


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#23 Post by SwampGrouch » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:31 pm

"There never was a union of church and state which did not bring serious evils to religion."
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#24 Post by Bisbee » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:35 pm

He is obviously of the remaining 10%. We must support and protect the religious freedoms of minority A.I.'s !
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