100 years since Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, Nov. 9, 1914) was born. [Image taken from http://timkastelle.org/blog/2011/12/innovation-lessons-from-hedy-lamarr/] http://www.cnet.com/news/happy-100t...ovie-star-and-wi-fi-inventor/#ftag=YHF65cbda0 She is known for an an invention (although it was never actually produced directly) that was the first known example of spread-spectrum technology -- variants of which are still used today (at least indirectly) in cell phones, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Oh, and she was also an actress who stared in some movies and some-such. ---- I'm celebrating by re-playing Half-Life 2. There's a minor part of the story that involves a "debeaked" headcrab, kept as a pet, named "Lamarr." Presumably, this name was a tribute to Hedy Lamarr.