You Missed It: Rise of the machines edition

I’ll be honest with you, folks. I would much rather be outside enjoying my Friday and I’m sure you would, too. In my woods of the neck, or however the kids are saying it these days, it’s over 70 degrees outside. But still, there is work to be done, and there is it to be missed. If you were busy upsetting at the Grammys, odds are you missed it.

I’ll be impressed when it wins ‘American Idol’
IBM’s Watson computer competed against former champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!, this week, with the computer pretty much winning handily every time. The machine showed the depth of its referential knowledge when it selected “Famous Titties for $500.”

Worst of both worlds
In an interview, Billy Ray Cyrus said he regretted ever introducing his daughter to fame through Hannah Montana, saying that the show ruined his family. Cyrus said that his daughter, Miley, 18, is now potentially in a great deal of danger, and is surrounded by a lot of bad influences in her life. He said he feels powerless as a father to protect her from these dangers. It’s been 19 years since “Achy Breaky Heart” was released, but karma finally made its way back.

IKEA announced that it will be building its own wind farm in Sweden. When completed, the turbines will supply the company with enough energy to supply about 17 of its stores. In keeping with IKEA quality, the turbines will come in boxes with assembly required, and there’s a decent chance they will start falling apart in a few months.

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