Auto-Incorrect extravaganzaThis week on Mailbag, we open some of your snail mail, refuse to open others, and have a great time with Auto-Incorrect.
Hello, everyone! I�m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where we tell you about the new things we�re doing, take your complaints about the old things, and get crazy snail mail as a bonus. Let�s start with your snail mail. I got this one from Malta and � when I shake it a little, glitter comes out. So, I didn�t open it in my office. But let�s open it here in the studio! Charlie won�t mind. Right, Charlie? Ok, maybe in the kitchen. I�ll let you know what it says. In other snail mail, this one? Just terrified me. It turned out to be a really confusing tech support request. I don�t really do that. But thank you for writing! Nolan sent this in, saying: It had occurred to me that you never answer my emails that I sent you, so I have decided to send my questions via snail mail.� Here�s a summary of his questions: Is Tom Merritt a Doug Adams fan? Why is Brian Cooley on screen on top of a gas pump at my local Holliday? And can you do a how-to on Adblock Plus. Plus, he sent this as a possible lame prize for Top 5: a wiring diagram for a USB cable written on a broken half of a floppy disk with silver sharpie. Nolan: Yes, I don�t know, and we�ll look into it. And that prize might be too lame even for Tom, but I�ll pass it on. Ok, CNET TV updates! TB says: Just noticed you guys now do a Car Tech Live podcast. Love it! Keep up the good work. Yes, we do! It�s on Fridays at 2:30 Pacific, 5:30 Eastern, and you can watch it and all our other CNET live streams at cnet.com/live. We also launched a new series called CNET Conversations, hosted by me and rotating News or Reviews or other CNET colleagues. The first one posted last week, it was an interview with U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra. Matthew writes to say: CNET Conversations was a great show, but I the studio that it is in is very bland, and boring. Also, please add it to the CNET TV menu and onto iTunes/Podcast.cnet.com. Thanks, Molly! Anything to make you happy, Matthew. Did you like the interview at all? Speaking of things you don�t like, obraekow says: Over the last days the only ads in between the Videaos are for Symantec Norton. (Dokken, Kimbal Slice) The ads are really stupido, highly annoying and just make want to do 2 things: 1.) get to another website 2.) NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER buy anything from Symantec again. What DORK creates such annoying ads for online ? they might be OK when viewed once, but after that they're just annoying. GET RID OF THESE !!!! Ok, maybe the repetition is the problem � noted. But dude? I think that one with the chicken and Dokken is like the funniest thing ever. Ok, we haven�t done an Auto Incorrect segment in a while, so let�s do a slew of them, shall we? J.P. says: I was sending a text message to my friend who was sick in bed with the flu. He was really sick. My iPhone kindly corrected my advice to: "make sure you get plenty of liquor." I now have a drunk, sick friend in bed with the flu. Thanks Apple! Bruce G writes: I was chatting with a friend via text (IM) messaging and I meant to type " Awe. How come?" but came out as "See. Hoe come" And � ok, this is kind of racy. But hilarious. Jay says: So recently I got into Sodoku... Got pretty darn good at it too, and quite proud of myself. The other day I texted my girlfriend to proclaim myself the Sodoku king, except my iPod Touch decided the proper word I was looking for would be "Sodomy". I am the "Sodomy" king. Great work, Apple. Now my girl's got unrealistic expectations. Sent from my iPod I�m sorry, everyone. But it had to be done. And that�s it for this week, everyone! Keep the feedback and questions coming! Email me at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.