BT Cloud

Paddington

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Location
Soggy Shropshire
Had problems with this since last year when BT announced a new version. Apart from the initial 4 hour upload, (some people were having many times this) it seemed to be backing up files when prompted. The old version did it automatically and the BT forums are full of complaining customers waiting for an improved version due out sometime, modified files are uploaded and dumped any old how, but presumably there are up there somewhere if I have the patience to find them. We switched from BT the other week to a wi fi system. At 10Mb it seemed fast but dropped off quickly in the evenings to sometimes under 2mb, as bad as BT. Complained to the company who said it because we could be zooming or skyping which would slow it down, we weren't. Were we using BT cloud ? This could be the problem. I was sceptical of this at first, but daily checking our uploads I found we were uploading 10's of Gbs to BT Cloud, despite our stated capacity of only 4 Gb ! I assume only updated files are uploaded, which in our case might be a few lines of text a day, can't see how this could amount to much.
One answer from BT is to run Cloud when you are out for the day or having a meal and do not need to use the computer.
Turned off BT Cloud, the download and upload speeds are now constant and have ordered a back up drive.
Do Microsoft or Google iclouds have this problem ?
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
I use Apple Cloud and it doesn't interfere with computer use in the slightest as far as I can see. I think it stops uploading if there is other activity, giving the other activity automatic priority.
 
Had problems with this since last year when BT announced a new version. Apart from the initial 4 hour upload, (some people were having many times this) it seemed to be backing up files when prompted. The old version did it automatically and the BT forums are full of complaining customers waiting for an improved version due out sometime, modified files are uploaded and dumped any old how, but presumably there are up there somewhere if I have the patience to find them. We switched from BT the other week to a wi fi system. At 10Mb it seemed fast but dropped off quickly in the evenings to sometimes under 2mb, as bad as BT. Complained to the company who said it because we could be zooming or skyping which would slow it down, we weren't. Were we using BT cloud ? This could be the problem. I was sceptical of this at first, but daily checking our uploads I found we were uploading 10's of Gbs to BT Cloud, despite our stated capacity of only 4 Gb ! I assume only updated files are uploaded, which in our case might be a few lines of text a day, can't see how this could amount to much.
One answer from BT is to run Cloud when you are out for the day or having a meal and do not need to use the computer.
Turned off BT Cloud, the download and upload speeds are now constant and have ordered a back up drive.
Do Microsoft or Google iclouds have this problem ?
Microsoft OneDrive is limited only by your internet speeds.

I would not rely on BT for anything and I certainly would not rely on their email or cloud services.
 

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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