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Comment Re:so old! (Score 1) 50

1. Do you have to go out of your way and invest significant time and effort to avoid the use of these Oracle-owned libraries when you want to develop software in Java?

No, you have to go out of your way to use them.

2. Are you able to write good software without the Oracle-owned libraries? (good = robust, efficient, secure, ...)

Yes, assuming you are able to write good software at all. That is on you.

Comment Re:The problem with strong AI. (Score 1) 156

There's probably a level where it's hard to know if it's conscious or not, but so far we haven't even gotten close to that level.

Incidentally, if you could define consciousness, you'd probably be really close to creating it. I think it's more important to figure out how the human brain stores information, though.

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