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Comment Not the oldest and not the first to close (Score 4, Informative) 193

France's oldest nuclear plant is Brennilis. It ran from 1967 to 1985. It is still not fully decommissioned, this work being more complex and more expensive than foreseen...
And there is also Superphénix, running from 1986 to 1996 and far more complex to dismantle, because of plutonium and sodium.

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

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.

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One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.