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Jewish-German refugee genius and movie star Hedy Lamarr was a self-taught science genius who invented and patented the frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology for missile guidance in WW2 that became the foundation of all of our WiFi technology today.

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I did not know that!

And looks like you're up for an anniversary this weekend @Bambino 🎂

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Yes, nice of you to notice, @pgn. I believe @jonsie and I are the longest suffering................er, I mean serving, yes that's it serving active members of this community.

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@Bambino 

 

A quick search reveals a huge amount of information about Hedy Lamarr including articles such as :-

 

Hedy Lamarr – the 1940s ‘bombshell’ who helped invent wifi | Hedy Lamarr | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/08/hedy-lamarr-1940s-bombshell-helped-invent-wifi-missile

 

I must confess that whilst I was aware of her as an actress, I did not know that Hedy Lamarr had a "sideline" as an inventor ! 👍

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Interesting fact @Bambino. I remember Hedy Lamarr only as a film star.

Congratulations on making your 14th anniversary on here!

I always remember my first 'frightening' weeks on here and although you came across as someone who didn't 'suffer fools gladly' you reassured me when you said '@Cleoriff the only stupid question is the one you never ask'. I've never forgotten that, so thank you xx

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Thank you @Cleoriff x

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