A charitable person would say that Ashley Madison was selling a fantasy, not reality. But a realist would say Ashley Madison is just a thief stealing money from lonely, unhappy men.
the FCC mandates a 1-frame black burst before and after commercial breaks
Tell that to at least one of my local TV stations that does a multi-frame fade between one of their self-advertisements and the program being returned to. Yes, prime-time on a major US broadcast network. I don't have cable (antenna-only), and it's not the only channel that does a quick fade in and out of programs. The good news is that more often than not, there's usually at least one black key frame between commercials and program.
I don't trust my MythTV box's ability to detect commercials, but I've got pretty good at manually snipping them from the shows that I want to keep around. But I still let it run so that the little flag icon is there to remind me to remove them myself. (yes, it's shameful)
I'm not talking about in-line comments, I'm talking about blocks of comment-only lines and right-side comments. Sheesh.
And variables being declared in the scope where they are used is cleaner because it's better in terms of locality. Especially when you make functions way too long. Declaring "int temp1" at the top when it's used in a single if statement near the end of a long function is hardly "cleaner".
And I can't see why you're bringing function and parameter declarations into this.
Possessions increase to fill the space available for their storage. -- Ryan