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Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

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Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

My reported usage yesterday more than doubled for a comparable time period - I am on PAYG so its money.
Further investigation and checking found the culprit - Windows Live Local looking at aerial images uses a surprising amount of bandwidth  Sad
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dorme
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

oh rite, so can you disable it? i havent used it before?
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Its not a question of disabling it is a bit like Google Earth but with better picture resolution in my area.
Have a look http://local.live.com/
James
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

That picture quality is absolutely amazing!
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Google maps is clearer in my area
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Simon_M
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Clearer & more recent in mine. We only got the hi-res stuff of few months ago, but now I know how old the pictures are by who has what car on their drive!
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Interesting, not used Google Earth for a while, but when I did 6 or so months ago I could see mine and my father's car parked outside my parents house.
Can still see it now, and something which looks like my car parked outside my flat, so can't be the same time Grin
Sure that Google Earth has better pictures of where I live in London. 15-ish miles from the centre, or Zone 4 for people who know travelcards.
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Quote from: James
That picture quality is absolutely amazing!

WoW, I can even see that James is wearing his pink trainers today!!!
Chilly
James
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

*Grabs air-rifle and heads for Antartica*
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Good, job I am in manchester this week  Grin
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Why is it that we all want to look at our houses? Don't we see them everyday?  And yes, I did check out my own on Google and it's not very good.  Cheesy
prichardson
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Wow, didn't know about this one.
Google is rubish of coverage in North and South Wales, so this has been a fantastic tool in mapping some of my walks.
Anybody know if somebody has hacked this into Google Earth yet?
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

I checked the links (MS and Google) and found roads but not actual properties. Please can some kind soul post the links to the maps that you describe?
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Poppy,
click on satellite or hybrid on google Maps - top right corner
click on aerial or hybrid on live local - top left on mine
nadger
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Re: Usage unexpectedly jumps - not PlusNet this time

Does anyone know a good roof tiler  Wink