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Mailbag: Out of control porn bots
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Mailbag: Out of control porn bots

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This week, the Mailbag ventures into a lot of crazy mail, and introduces a new segment: "Auto-Incorrect."

[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Hello everyone, I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where you would almost think we never cover technology at CNET at all. For example David writes in about the Apple Byte episode from June 26 to say, "Well actually, the gallbladder holds bile, the liver produces it." You're so right David. How embarrassing. And Redwood1 [assumed spelling] has some suggestions, saying, "Two areas you never cover. One: the extreme difficulty we have trying to order products via U.S. Mail and U.S. Postal Money Order. Many of us have plenty of cash, but hate and never use plastic. Two: the out of control porn bots in Yahoo! Messenger chat rooms. Huge business. Yahoo! CEO fails to responds to complains and ignores the fact that porn bots exists. Cover those for a blockbuster impact on the real world." I had no idea. I guess we could look into that. Okay. Moving right along, The Guy [assumed spelling] writes, "CNET, on the Video list on the right, there's a Chicago cop beats woman under removable media drives, which doesn't make sense." Yeah, you're so right about that. Remove that video over to camcorders where it belongs. Now, yeah, I don't even know what happened there. And give it all our myriad failures this week, it's no surprise that B-Bodies [assumed spelling] emails to say, "I want to discontinue this service, how do I do that?" Oh no B-Bodies, CNET is like Hotel California friend. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. Although, as it turns out, we do occasionally do videos about technology and sometimes you even like them. Ken writes in to say, "Hi Tom, Just watched your script blocking segment on CNET TV and wanted to say another excellent presentation. Even the dullest knife in the drawer had to come away with an understanding of both the why and the how. Keep up the good work. I enjoy all your presentations. As I've said before, you folks teach, but don't preach. You're showmen, but never show-offs." Thank you, Ken. We try. And finally, you know how I love the typos and the spelling mistakes, but I know that sometimes it's not your fault and that's why I'm introducing a new segment on Mailbag this week and I'm calling it "Auto Incorrect." It's the segment for all those times when your e-mail program, your word document or your smart phone makes you look like an idiot by turning one word into another word. Here are two examples. First, from Tom Merritt's iPhone, his friend texted, "Like, I haven't busted my butt, while she was out of work. Either way it makes me crazy." Tom: Ferret. Tom: Ha! I wrote Grrr, but spell check changed it. Friend: Ha! I thought you were calling her a ferret! Well, me I'm calling everyone a ferret from now on. But our other example is also animal related. I got this email from my boss a while back in response to a question about sales. "Either wa, it's being fixed, and it still is one of our ostrich consistently sold products." Sent from my GoodLink Wireless handheld. Yeah, he told that he meant to say most, not ostrich. Anyway, you got the idea. Please send me your most hilarious auto incorrect examples and I hope to feature them on the show every week, until of course it becomes its own show. Alright, we'll see. And that's it for this week everybody. Keep the feedback and questions coming. Email me at Mailbag@CNET.com or send your snail mail to 235 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Thank you for watching. ^M00:02:27 [ Music ]

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