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Comment: Re:FCC=BS (Score 1) 350 350

Just out of curiosity, do you enforce this during the previews? I don't make or take calls in the theatre, but I do make notes during the previews about the upcoming movies I think I might be interested in. Once the previews end, the phone goes off, but cell phones nowadays aren't just phones, they are often our memory.

+ - Call to Arms: Automate FCC CALM Act Complaints-> 1 1

slaingod writes: After seeing the Aaron Swartz JSTOR Liberator [http://aaronsw.archiveteam.org/] I had the idea to build a website myself that eased the complaint process for loud commercials that violate the recently enacted CALM Act. However, when digging into the idea, a better one came to me, and though it is beyond my capacity to implement across the multiple platforms, I wanted to share the idea with the community in the hopes that we could make a difference. The idea is simple: Automate the complaint process in popular open source media center applications, such as MythTV, XBMC, or Plex plugins, with automatic flagging of commercials that are loud, along with the relevant metadata. A review process for the user would allow them to fill in the advertiser as the one non-automatable aspect, though this could theoretically be semi-automated by fingerprinting the commercials as well.
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Comment: Re:IOW, we're making it harder get a response... (Score 1) 337 337

Pretty soon the word "racism" will be devoid of all meaning, due to being constantly diluted and trivialized by constantly being used where it does not apply.

What makes you think we haven't actually gotten there already?

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