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  • FCC passes rules banning extra-loud commercials

    12/13/2011 12:35:41 PM PST · by americanophile · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/13/11 | Lucy Madison
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve rules implementing legislation that makes it illegal for advertisers to pump up the volume during television commercial breaks. The law, called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, aims to answer the complaints of Americans who have for years protested that commercials are too loud. "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today took a major step toward eliminating one of the most persistent problems of the television age - loud commercials," the FCC said in a statement following the passage of the CALM rules. "Congress gave the Commission, for the...
  • Earth's air traffic volume over a 24 hour period (YouTube video)

    07/11/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Thought this video was kind of cool. Hope I'm not breaking any rules.
  • Universe Could be 250 Times Bigger Than What is Observable

    02/10/2011 1:21:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 2/8/11 | Vanessa D'Amico
    Our Universe is an enormous place; that’s no secret. What is up for discussion, however, is just how enormous it is. And new research suggests it’s a whopper – over 250 times the size of our observable universe. Currently, cosmologists believe the Universe takes one of three possible shapes: It is flat, like a Euclidean plane, and spatially infinite.It is open, or curved like a saddle, and spatially infinite.It is closed, or curved like a sphere, and spatially finite. While most current data favors a flat universe, cosmologists have yet to come to a consensus. In a paper recently submitted...
  • Fed “there oughta be a law” insanity; Congress passes legislation regulating,uh,TV commercial volume

    12/16/2010 1:21:17 PM PST · by Starman417 · 43 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-10 | Mataharley
    Maxell's Chair Man - 1970's "Is it live, or is it Memorex" commercial for Maxell audio tape productsDesperate to pass something, anything, Obama signed legislation governing the volume of TV commercials yesterday. You have to wonder if it's Aprils Fools Day instead of Christmas with the title... "The CALM Act". Whew... thank heavens! Why they've ignored such a pressing issue for so long, who can say? OK, sarcasm stops dripping now. Yes, folks. If they can't shove thru Stimulus III via the continuining resolution, and pork up Stimulus II (the Bush tax extension) enough to their satisfaction, Congress wanted...
  • Trading Trauma (Anemic Stock Market Volume Stirs Fears of Wall Street Bloodbath)

    09/23/2010 5:52:36 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/23/2010 | Mark DeCambre
    torm clouds are gathering over Wall Street again. Summer is never a hot time for trading volume, but this year was particularly ice cold, given fears about the economy and uncertainty over financial regulation. So this year, bankers are girding for a punishing third quarter that could result in firms slashing jobs ahead of plunging profits -- a fact that could spell gloom for the wider New York economy. "As a result, The Street, which had begun staffing earlier this year in preparation for a stronger recovery than the lackluster one we are currently experiencing, may be somewhat overstaffed if...
  • This Market Has Its Freq On

    04/15/2010 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 13 replies · 651+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2010 | David Weidner
    <p>Can a market rally without investors? Low volume, with significant trading in just a few stocks, suggests that recent gains have come without them.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the stock market continued its post-crisis run. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 103.69 points to close at 11123.11. The S&P 500 climbed back over 1200, finishing at 1210.65. The Dow is now up 6.7% since the start of the year; the S&P is up 8.6%.</p>
  • (Vanity) DirecTV channel volume for FNC

    01/29/2008 1:33:24 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 12 replies · 695+ views
    Me | 1/29/2008 | DGHoodini
    I am a relatively happy DirecTV subscriber, but recently I have been having a problem that while not onerous, is becoming annoying. While I have always been aware of some amount of sound level difference from channel to channel, and that for whatever reason, FNC was one of the channels I would have to turn the volume up for. Recently it's been getting worse. I have to turn the volume all the way up to get a decent sound level for FNC, and be ready to lower the volume quickly if I change to other channels. The reason I post...
  • Apple Releases Software to Set IPod Volume

    03/29/2006 11:29:37 AM PST · by mathprof · 19 replies · 393+ views
    ap & nyt ^ | 3/28/06
    Owners of recent iPods will now be able to set how loud their digital music players can go. Apple Computer Inc., facing complaints and a lawsuit claiming the popular player can cause hearing loss, made the setting available as part of a new software update Wednesday. The free download applies to the iPod Nano and the iPod models with video-playback capabilities. Parents also can use the feature to set a limit on their child's iPod and lock it with a code, the company added.
  • Publisher says Bible textbook respects both facts and faith (new volume aimed at public schools)

    09/28/2005 5:24:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 442+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 9/23/05 | Richard N. Ostling
    Publisher says Bible textbook respects both facts and faith NEW VOLUME IS AIMED AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS By Richard N. Ostling Associated Press Posted on Fri, Sep. 23, 2005 An interfaith group released a new textbook Thursday aimed at teaching public high school students about the Bible while avoiding legal and religious disputes. The non-profit Bible Literacy Project of Fairfax, Va., spent five years and $2 million developing ``The Bible and Its Influence.'' The textbook, introduced at a Washington news conference, won initial endorsements from experts in literature, religion and church-state law. American Jewish Congress attorney Marc Stern, an adviser on...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...