If you only knew my friend. Unfortunately, my dad's not a car enthusiast and cars are low on his priority list.
Even well maintained new and old cars smell from a cold-start. That's just normal ICE operation until optimal temperatures are reached. Once the engine and the cats heat up, then does the smell taper down.
Some restored old cars smell too, likely because they only had primitive emissions controls at best. Most probably have none since technically they're not even required to. And why should they, they are a niche.
Don't even get me started on the smell of diesel exhaust! Yuck, I can smell those fumes from a mile away!
Personally, I would prefer to live without noxious fumes from any form of internal combustion. Eventually my fleet will become electric and my "fuel" will come from the sun.
Not gonna lie though, I wouldn't mind keeping a hobby ICE car, or cars, for nostalgia and for driving enjoyment. I will always be a car guy. I empathize with Jay Leno on this subject.
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Cars, houses, are becoming more expensive to finance. But if you've got cash, prices are going to come down which represents buying opportunities for a select few!
More job losses are suppose to happen during this time too. Buckle up folks.
And, I do have a Cummins diesel. You may take note, the Cummins diesels do have a stinky smell. But for whatever reason, the early 2000s to maybe 2008 or so PowerStroke diesels smell THE WORST. Mine has a bit of a smell, I won't lie. But not like the PowerStrokes. And, for a 7,100 pound vehicle, it get's EXCELLENT mpg. Much better than if I swapped a gas V8 or even the optional V10 it could have come with. So, stink or not, at least the Cummins engines are better for the environment than was the gas engine alternatives it could have came with.
How many centuries and future generations are going to have to protect like pit-bulls, our nuclear waste? 20 centuries? Longer?
Here's a little blurb I just found.
YEAH ... I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT! Let's nuclear waste it up, so the next million years of people will realize just how smart us current day people are.High-level nuclear waste consists largely of spent fuel from nuclear reactors. Though it makes up a small proportion of overall waste volumes, it accounts for the majority of radioactivity. This most potent form of nuclear waste, according to some, needs to be safely stored for up to a million years. Yes, 1 million years – in other words, a far longer stretch of time than the period since Neanderthals cropped up. This is an estimate of the length of time needed to ensure radioactive decay.
In reality, until we know something better to do with nuclear waste than to just create a target with it, I think we should leave it alone. Our intelligence with nuclear (power) is too immature.
Jettisoning it out into space is also on the table for dealing with nuclear waste but burying it deep in the ground has caused no issues that I've read of. We should be more concerned about the next 100 years, years that your great grandchildren will be living in. Human beings will not be around in a million years, you're giving us way too much credit my friend.
We're 3 seconds into our understanding of nuclear. You can't jettison it with our current capabilities, because sooner or later we'll pull a Space Shuttle Challenger with a big load of nuclear waste and wind up radiating maybe the whole damn planet (who knows).
I think nuclear is FABULOUS. I just don't think we're mature enough with it to be yielding it. There's too much we don't know. What is it we don't know? I don't know. But anyone who thinks we've figured it all out are the type of idiot who doesn't need to be in charge of it (or anything).
The Japanese are considered the smartest, most meticulous planners and do the highest quality design and work. And Fukushima was blown off the line like 'The Fridge' playing football with a 1st grader. Man is not up to yielding it ... yet. Not even close.