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Thorsten Christiansson
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Well yes... But this was at 1700m altitude where there's supposed to be plenty of snow at least til the end of April... I was talking to a local who said that the normally get about 10 m of (accumulated) snow fall. And this year they have barely had three.
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About time...
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This is getting ridiculous!

G+ downloaded another 255 Mb yesterday. I'm not quite sure that I was on Wi-Fi at the time, but I think so. (When the same thing happened the other day I was definitely connected to Wi-Fi.)

And yes, I've set Google+ to only back up photos when on Wi-Fi.

I've just updated to the latest version (timestamped 2014-03-19), hoping that it'll solve this bug.)

#GooglePlus #bug
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Impressive video of 900 years of European borders!

Very few borders remain unchanged for ever.

It's impressive how long the city-states of the old Holy Roman Empire remained (nominally) independent in present-day Germany.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=14d_1348362692
(The subtitled dates are a bit off though...)
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Spring's here!
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Another day in the office...

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch): http://youtu.be/BKorP55Aqvg
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What are the IP rights to G+ Auto-Awesome videos?

Facebook clearly don't believe that I own it!

I haven't actually read the fine-print. Does it say somewhere that by uploading it to G+ I also rescind all rights to it?
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Thanks +Béatrice Karjalainen!
That's what I was looking for last night. It's still not quite clear who owns the rights to the 'derived work' that Google creates using my IP though.

I have to give them the rights to "use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute" all my stuff, but I don't quite understand what happens to the resulting derived work. I guess that according to a strict reading it's now 'theirs', to do what they want with.

The relevant question is probably "do they still believe in the old mantra 'don't be evil' ?"


The video in question was this:
https://plus.google.com/106912036527856621878/posts/PWAyuWLbcy2
True, there's music added, but at least the score (if not the performance) should be in the public domain by now... (I don't know much about music, but isn't that 'the ride of the Valkyries', by Wagner?  And he's been dead for over a century. )
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This looks like what happened to me the other day. Fortunately I wasn't roaming at the time, though.
 
Google+ on my stock Nexus 4 running 4.4.2 has run up a £573 mobile data charge from my carrier (Vodafone), using background data. I was travelling internationally at the time, the data consumption was all within a 1 hour period. All phone settings on G+ were set to sync over wifi only, I can provide screenshots of the settings.

Researching this issue online it appears to be a widely experienced bug, with large quantities of background days used despite phone being set to not sync over mobile or when roaming. I found the following community sites where this issue is currently being debated:

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z12fjdaz5rflyxxxk04cgztj4zn0vtbbn1w

http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-4/345505-google-using-huge-background-data.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1t1a5c/google_using_an_absurd_amount_of_data/

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Tips-Advice/Android-users-Disable-Google-s-background-data-usage/td-p/11650511

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/247110-google-app-using-excessive-background-data.html

Vodafone have agreed to waive the data charges if I can provide confirmation from Google acknowledging that this is a handset issue. Could you please confirm whether this is a known bug, and provide a reference or link to the details.

Thanks,

Luke Hallard
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What happened to the Google+ Android app this morning?

Suddenly it gobbled down 225Mb in the background...
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Apparently it's not just me. And it's not just today. Apparently Google+ sometimes just starts downloading stuff over the phone, even if it's connected by Wi-Fi! I've seen bug reports dating from last November, but no fix.
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Some of them are spot on!
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Well... It's not supposed to be all those languages. She merely mimics the prosody.
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Engineer/Physicist turned programmer
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  • Creative Electronics Systems
    Senior Software Engineer, 2000 - present
  • MCSA
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2000
  • Kraftelektronik
    Mjukvaruingenjör, 1999 - 2000
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Swedish Physicist/Engineer in Switzerland
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