Friday Latte: McRib’s Banned Ingredients, Supply Control Towers, Watson Swears, Infosys Results

McDonald's McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients -- But what's really inside the McRib specifically that makes it such a food abomination? Containing over 70 ingredients, the McRib is full of surprises -- including 'restructured meat' technology that includes traditionally-discarded animal parts brought together to create a rib-like substance. Here are some of the disturbing substances found within the McDonald's McRib sandwich.

Ground control to Major Tom...
8 ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SUPPLIER CONTROL TOWERS -- Control towers can be used within many industries for different purposes: airports and train depots use them for traffic control; power plants, especially nuclear plants have elaborate control rooms to monitor operations and third party logistics providers deploy them to track distribution and transportation activities. These are places where operations run extremely smoothly and if there are near misses or averted incidents, we hear of them.

IBM removed the Urban Dictionary from Watson's memory after it got too sassy -- Like a parent washing out their child's mouth with soap, IBM was forced to cleanse its supercomputer Watson's memory after it learned a thing or two from the Urban Dictionary. According to CNN, the Jeopardy champion began memorizing entries from the slang-filled site when the supercomputer was in development years ago, but sadly, Watson was unable to separate polite and proper language from the crude phrases found in the Urban Dictionary. So while terms like "LOL" and "cool story, bro" likely caused no issues for IBM research scientist Eric Brown, Watson's vocabulary also extended into the vulgar, with Brown recalling a time when the computer responded to a query by saying "bullshit."

"We have done well in this quarter despite an uncertain environment," CEO S. D. Shibulal said in a statement.
Infosys FY Q3 Top Estimates; Outsourcing Not Dead -- Shares of the IT outsourcing giantInfosys are trading sharply higher this morning after the company posted better than expected results for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31. For the period, Infosys posted revenue of $1.911 billion, up 6.3% sequentially, up 5.8% year-over-year and ahead of the Street at $1.85 billion. Profits were 76 cents a share, ahead of the consensus at 72 cents.

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