S3-E14 Ship Happens
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Dud Gramley and Vickie discuss Season 3, Episode 14, Ship Happens
“Henry tries to figure out why his spaceship came home, why it recreated Kim and especially how he’s going to relate to her. Meanwhile the sheriff’s office tries to return all the property the spaceship used to create its boson safety net without too many mix-ups and then how to get it all back to save the earth.”
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Links to items discussed in this episode:
Ben Geldreich as Dr. Lieber:
A boost converter (step-up converter) is a DC-to-DC power converter that steps up voltage (while stepping down current) from its input (supply) to its output (load). It is a class of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) containing at least two semiconductors (a diode and a transistor) and at least one energy storage element: a capacitor, inductor, or the two in combination. To reduce voltage ripple, filters made of capacitors (sometimes in combination with inductors) are normally added to such a converter’s output (load-side filter) and input (supply-side filter).
A wetware computer is an organic computer (which can also be known as an artificial organic brain or a neurocomputer) composed of organic material such as living neurons. Wetware computers composed of neurons are significantly different than conventional computers because they are thought to be capable in a way of “thinking for themselves”, because of the dynamic nature of neurons.
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Sh*% Happens – slang/expression
Sh*% happens is a common vulgar slang phrase that is used as a simple existential observation that life is full of unpredictable events, either “Así es la vida” or “C’est la vie”. The phrase is an acknowledgment that bad things happen to people seemingly for no particular reason. The phrase was first observed in 1964, but wasn’t used in a print publication until 1983. Alternately said, albeit less vulgarly, as “stuff happens”. A possible origin is “it happens”, which rhymes with it.
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