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Comment: Re:It's called deportation (Score 1) 257 257

I don't know who was this "French guy" you heard, but according to french officials there is about 1200 french fighters in Syria with ISIS or other groups, and a little less than 200 who came back to France.
Furthermore, most -- if not all -- of them are french citizens and nothing can be done to prevent them to come back home -- not because of french laws but because of international laws : no country can force another country to keep one of its nationals. All that could be done is sending them to jail in France but currently, as they have broken no french law, all that can be done is to keep an eye on them.

Comment: Driver and user licenses (Score 4, Insightful) 301 301

The computer may have a failure in the middle of nowhere. If the system is well designed the car should stop safely. But Then?
The user may want -- or need -- to go somewhere the computer can't drive, e.g. off road.
Therefore the user should have a driver license. If it is not mandatory, the user must at least be inform that he may be in trouble in some situations. A driver license is not only about road regulation, it is also about the ability to handle a car.

An "autonomous car license" should require some basic knowledge about what the computer can do and can't do, and how to use it: the destination is not always an address.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.

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