(Highly relevant to anti 4x4 lobby !!!)
Interesting documentry on channel 4 tonight about global warming. It
seems that there is very strong evidence that although CO2 levels
historically have been high when the earth warms up, the level of CO2
LAGS the temperature rise so isn't the cause, but a symptom. However
there is historically excellent evidence that earth temperature
follows sun activity. The stronger the sun activity the stronger it's
magnetic field, and the more cosmic rays are deflected away from
earth. Apparently the cosmic rays entering a water laden atmosphere
form clouds which reflect the sun, so when the cosmic rays are at a
low, so is the cloud cover and up the temperature goes. After a
considerable lag the ocean temperature rises a bit, and as CO2 is less
soluble in warm water than cold water, more is released into the
atmosphere. Apparently the volume of CO2 dissolved in the oceans and
naturally being released is orders of magnitude greater than anything
man is releasing. Small changes in sea temperature alter the balance.
Indeed, we were talking about this during the program. Why is it that
the BBC are incapable of producing original, cutting-edge documentaries?
And how can I opt out of paying my license fee to this extremely biased
http://www.greendoug.com - a forum for all things environmental
On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 10:34:03 +0000, John Rumm wrote:
Quite so; the licence is for equipment _capable_ of receiving TV
It would be a wise precaution to remove the tuner module from your TV
(and video if you still have one), this may or may not be possible.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
The FAQ for uk.diy is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk
This used to be the case, but changed when other methods of home viewing
or uses for a TV arrived - like pre-recorded tape and now DVD, games etc.
Before it made no sense to own a TV but claim never to watch it - now it
*Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
If you are not using it to receive then you are legally ok. TVL Gestapo
will try to convince you otherwise of course and send you a tirade of
hysterical threatening letters, but you can just ignore them.
If its a TV then by definition it is capable of receiving TV transmissions
so should be licensed.
If it has the receiver disabled in some way it is not a TV so doesn't need a
Its pretty easy IMO.
As someone said gluing a panel over the aerial socket may be enough,
removing the tuner should be.
You would have thought, and yet you just managed to get it wrong ;-)
"Q What if I only use a TV to watch videos/DVDs/as a monitor for my
games console? Do I still need a licence?
A You need to notify us in writing that this is the case and one our
Enforcement Officers may need to visit you to confirm that you do not
need a licence."
No mention of disabling tuners or any other nonsense. You need a license
if you use equipment to receive broadcasts - that is all. In this age
all sorts of equipment is now capable of receiving TV, yet you would not
routinely buy a license for your mobile phone, your PDA, or your computer.
So what do you think he is going to check for when he visits you?
You don't (currently) need a license for IPTV, 3GTV as they are not
broadcast TV like the stuff you do need a license for so are totally
You do need a license if you have a TVcard in you PC BTW unless you can
prove you don't use it (then why do you have it?).
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