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cuthound

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About cuthound

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  • Gender
    Male
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    Staffordshire
  • Interests
    Boating on Britains canals
    Motor sport (especially Formula One)
    Listening to music

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    Retired (critical power & cooling project mgt)
  • Boat Name
    Delta Queen
  • Boat Location
    Staffordshire

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  1. cuthound

    Photos in “The Cloud” and “FreePrints” app

    When i was working my job was to design, and project manage the installation, testing and commissioning of resilient power supplies and cooling systems for the data centres which form the cloud storage. These are usually designed to meet standards (tiers) of availabity (uptime) designated by the Uptime Institute the highestof which provides a theoretical availability (uptime) of 99.9999%. https://uptimeinstitute.com/?utm_source=google_adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=search_SearchNetwork-Global_BrandedKeywords_UptimeInstitute-TheGlobalDataCenterExpert&utm_matchtype=b&utm_network=g&utm_device=m&utm_keyword=%2Buptime %2Binstitute&utm_placement=&utm_position=1t1&utm_campaignname=SearchNetwork-Global&utm_groupname=BrandedKeywords&utm_creativename=UptimeInstitute-TheGlobalDataCenterExpert&gclid=CjwKCAiAo8jgBRAVEiwAJUXKqIW_p8s37DhQRLLUSNgjwgNhCuRz3vxbQiHZOlbNLo8puKhh6MiswhoC_MQQAvD_BwE On top of that the major data centre providers have "fallback" data centres, where all of the stored data is mirrored at another oftheir sites. So the short answer is the data is very safe, unless of course there is an electro-magnetic pulse...
  2. cuthound

    Dog collars

    Completely agree about a quicker recovery for a dog with an I'D tag over justbmicrochipped. Best not to have the pets name on the collar, makes it easier for someone to entice the dog away by calling its name. I have my vets name and address on reverse side of Zeus' I'D tag. Helpful if he gets lost and injured close to home.
  3. cuthound

    Oil light warning

    Particularly effective on diesels with exhaust gas recirculation valves. 😁
  4. cuthound

    Bridgewater boat crime

    So having scared off the criminal does it fetch the stolen property back? 😁😁
  5. cuthound

    Dog collars

    I use a "Gencon" (stands for gentle control collar) on Zeus, as recommended by his obedience trainer. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00T6IEAW6/ref=asc_df_B00T6IEAW657420647/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B00T6IEAW6&linkCode=df0&hvadid=226648627345&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4357277251022026902&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007147&hvtargid=pla-420662756579 It is a figure of eight slip lead/collar all in one. One loop of the figure of eight goes around his neck and the other around his muzzle. Stops him pulling and is quick and easy to put on and take off. Like RayT I use a plastic and fabric clip on collar to hold his I'D tag, which is a legal requirement whenever a dog is in a public space, even if It is microchipped.
  6. cuthound

    Boat re-fit

    Another vote for Sarah and team at Glascote Basin (trading as Norton Canes Boatbuilders). The other boatyards nearby that could do this work are Alvecote Marina http://www.alvecotemarina.co.uk and Streethay Wharf http://217.199.187.59/streethaywharf.co.uk/narrowboats/
  7. cuthound

    Help me out please.

    If you buy a mains dehumidifier, you will need to minimise ventilation (but leave enough open to stop you getting poisoned by carbon monoxide) otherwise it will try to dehumidify the world. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/meaco-dd8l-desiccant-dehumidifier-15349-energybulbscom-1355618
  8. cuthound

    ice

    But is that because the ice holds them above the surface until it thaws? 😁
  9. cuthound

    A marriage made in heaven

    Well the one I saw was stationary. It was attached to a petrol station. 😁 The one I saw didn't have the cartoon character chef logo, so perhaps they have pinched the name, safe in the knowledge no one can sue.
  10. cuthound

    Mooring on own land, if sssi land

    When no plug socket is available you could plug the electric chainsaw into a small suitcase generator. Then you get all the advantages of the electric chainsaw (quiet and fume free), plus all the advantages of a two stroke chainsaw (noise and fumes). What's not to like? 😁
  11. cuthound

    Mooring on own land, if sssi land

    And pebbles, loads and loads of pebbles 😁
  12. cuthound

    A marriage made in heaven

    Welcome back Brassy, I've missed your quirky posts. Chucky egg, I've not heard that expression for about 50 odd years, not since I was a boy growing up in Lancashire. One of my aunt's used the expression a lot. Apparently they are still well and kicking, albeit a bit slimmed down. I passed one driving back from Kent yesterday. First one I've seen for years. http://www.littlechef.co.uk has the locations for those who are nostalgic about them.
  13. cuthound

    sterling engine

    My advice, based on practical knowledge of installing and operating Stirling emgines would be not to use a Stirling engine. When you try to scale them up from "toys" driving ecofans they are inefficient and unreliable. Before retirement I worked for a company in the UK which purchased 8 Stirling engines and associated plant from from a Danish company called SDK (Stirling Denmark) to fit into two ajor UK supermarkets. The engines were heated by burning syngas produced by burning locally sourced wood chip. Each engine was rated at 35ke (electrical) and 140kWh (thermal). Four engines were to produce all the electrical, heating and refrigeration (through fridges and freezers usimg heat as a source of cooling i.e. absorbtion and adsorbtion chillers) needs for a large supermarket. The plan was for my company to provide the "energy centre" free of charge, and operate and maintain the equipment to supply all electrical and heating needs at a fixed price (except for wage and woodchip increases) for a 15 year contract. The "redundancy" (electrical and heating when the Stirling plant was running at sub optimal output or not at all was to fall back to their mains gas and electricty supplies, which the company I worked for would subsidise by paying the difference between what we would charge for the Stirling generated energy and what the actual mains gas and electricity bills were. 😣 Had the Stirling engines proved successful, every supermarket in the chain would have had an "energy centre". Long story short, the unreliability of the Stirling engines, resulting in numerous warranty claims coupled with their need for frequent scheduled rebuilds (every 8000 hours to replace piston seals) bankrupted SDK, cutting off our source of Stirling engines, gasifiers and specialised maintenance. To get out of having to pay the supermarkets energy bills for the next 14 years, the divison of the company I worked had no option but to place itself into voluntary liquidation. The attached URL shows the presentation SDK gave to potential customers. http://docplayer.net/26885216-Stirling-dk-introduction-march-2012.html
  14. cuthound

    Windlass for Mon and Brecon Canal

    You have to buy the Watermate keys. See CRT's licensing FAQ's. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/buy-your-boat-licence/licensing-faqs
  15. cuthound

    cargo

    So did anyone born after about 1965 😁 Is that so no one can see what they are up to? 🤣
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