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Comment: replaygain or something similar (Score 1) 625

by Kobun (#33758332) Attached to: Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume On TV Commercials
As for the technical side of this, it seems to me something like Replaygain would work well. Especially since commercials are known before hand (no live broadcasting) - the program establishes a baseline sound level that audio is measured against. Depending on track or album gain settings, I think that this would be made to work.

As far as congress goes? I'm so glad they can get this bill passed, when everything else is punted down the road until the lame duck session or beyond. Lord knows we don't pay them nearly enough to think about anything harder than freakin' TVs being too loud ...

Comment: Re:My story... (Score 2, Informative) 305

by Kobun (#23985923) Attached to: What Happened To Palm?
My old boss had a 4 different Treo 650's, followed by a 700. I used to spend about an hour every other day resetting his phone. An acknowledged bug in Palm's software kept corrupting his filesystem, causing it to reboot whenever the currently flawed file(s) were accessed. We had the newest firmware, always. Numerous hours were spent on the phone with support, or back at the store. No relief, until I quit working there.

I know what happened to Palm. They stopped caring about quality, and the market noticed. Let them reap what they have sown.

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