TV Remote Automatically Mutes Obnoxious Celebrities

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Matt Richardson, a video producer for Make Magazine, has created a remote control that mutes the TV for 30 seconds anytime a certain term is mentioned in the closed-captioning transcript. He explained that he likes to keep the TV on to stay informed, but doesn't want to hear about certain individuals. "A while ago it was Charlie Sheen. And then it was Sarah Palin. And then it was Donald Trump," he said. "And after a while I realized there's sort of always someone who I don't really want to hear about." Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is like a cat; ignoring her will only make her more determined to get your attention.

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How can I program this to mute all commercials? Or at least make it so they're all the same volume. There's nothing worse than having a program at one volume and the commercials air and they're super loud.