Thursday, September 30, 2010

Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act

Following just over two centuries of abusing it's citizenry, the US government is finally considering legislation to aid it's citizens.  The CALM Act, which would limit the volume of television commercials, has already passed the Senate and is headed back to the House.  In a rare moment of compassion and common sense (for a Senator), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, "TV viewers should be able to watch their favorite programs without fear of losing their hearing when the show goes to a commercial."

It's hard to believe that government intervention was required to resolve this issue, but it's about damn time somebody did something.  I'm surprised that tv manufacturers never shipped models with compressors, but now they won't have to.  It's a glorious day.
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