Everybody loves free stuff: Mailbag
Mailbag: Everybody loves free stuff3:58 /
The consensus on giveaways: you love them because they're free. Also, we solve the mystery of the podcast downloads that only contain 15-second ads. Sorry about that.
Hello, everyone! I�m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where I refuse to talk about Prizefight this week because, I get it, you disagree. Let�s just take a short little break, shall we? Ok, in response to Alan�s email from last week, the tally is roughly 73 million people who said they�d love to have a 3-D Star Wars puzzle, whether or not it was autographed by anyone. Geeks win. And in fact, Danny said: I would be more than happy to receive a FREE star wars puzzle, or even a mop. Free stuff is free stuff, and you love it. Next up, let�s get to this week�s Burning Question! I got this one on Twitter, and many variants of it in email: What happened to Apple Byte? It was a Molly Wood 13 second ad This is the podcast download, mind you. A lot of you have reported this problem with various podcast downloads, where all you get is a house ad for another show, instead of the show you want. The problem is kind of complicated, but it�s basically a video processing issue where the podcast updates are being pushed out before the video�s done processing. We�re working on a fix now; in the meantime, if you just re-download the podcast, it should be fine. Sorry for hogging your bandwidth like that. It should be resolved soon. Moving on, Chris has a note about our advertising. He says: Cialis? Really Molly? Its plastered all over the hope page! Is cnet that desperate for advertising? I know the advertising market has dried up during "these troubled times" (DRINK!) but really? Not at all tech related. Dude, everybody is that desperate for advertising. Plus, I mean, uh � a lot of � men � read CNET. And that�s all I have to say about that. Ok, let�s do a little lovermail, speaking of � nothing. Speaking of nothing. Brandon has this to say to Brian Cooley: During the new review of the BMW X5d at about minute one when Cooley is comparing the car to the BMW 335d you can clearly see that he cruises over a stop line without even thinking twice about it. Some might criticize him for this error, but I for one do not think it was an error but an act of dominance. This move can be traced back to such drivers as Jack Bauer or Chuck Norris, two very dominant figures in our society. I applaud Brian Cooley for being the bold loose cannon on the edge kind of guy that he is. Thank you Brian, thank you. And Mariusz says: I normally don�t watch Apple Byte because I�m a PC but I was checking out the rumors on the new IPhone. I saw a skit about the I FU app. It was awesome. Very Funny! Great job! I have one question. Is that Brian�s yellow leather jump suit or just a prop? Be honest!! Oh, dude. You KNOW that�s Brian�s yellow leather jump suit. And for the rest of you, if you didn�t see that episode of AppleByte, go check it out. It�s awesome. And, you know how this show is to read your feedback and answer your questions about the stuff we do here at CNET? Chloe might have misunderstood. She says: I seem to be having a problem with my wii remote. I was playing a game on when I saw that the batteries were low I went to go change them and then I saw that the batteries were low on the other remote. The batteries are rechargeable but these were brand new. I put them the right way. Now on is at low battery life and the other isn't even working. I also tried to re sync it and it still doesent work and I dont know why the other remote isnt working. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! REPLY BACK!!!!!! Chloe, honey, I don�t � um. Call Nintendo? Or CNET Live? And that�s it for today�s show! Keep the feedback coming! Email me at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.