Now that's not to say you should use JPEG absolutely everywhere. Stuff like computer generated images with 1 pixel lines or text look awful with JPEG and compress awesomely with PNG--lots of big flat color spaces are very nice to a PNG encoder. For photographic images however, JPEG is the way to go. You get effectively the same quality and save a lot of bits. It's all about choosing the right tool for the job.
The proposed operating license changes would place no limit on the number of 20 year extensions, so perhaps a few reactors will end up in operation for a full century (if there's anyone left who can remember how to operate them then).
You are allowed to train people how to operate machines even when the machine is old. I'm pretty sure people will still understand buttons and knobs even in a future where everything else is touchscreens and direct neural interfaces or whatever.
The French speakers in Canada have been paranoid about their language for a long time now. I remember back in the 90s when I lived in Alberta this was a big issue. They see themselves as a small island of culture literally surrounded by English speakers (or frozen arctic wastes) and if they don't jealously guard their language they'll lose it. They're probably right too, because maintaining two languages on everything is a hassle and many people would naturally stop bothering with the French stuff if they were given the option.