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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2017

by karlgoethebier (Abbot)
on Jul 17, 2017 at 15:58 UTC ( #1195265=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017
in thread poll ideas quest 2017

Cool. And i didn't know that Hedy Lamar was also an inventor.

BTW, doesn't her name sounds like a character from some novel by Raymond Chandler?

Hedy Lamar: "You're not very tall are you?" Philip Marlowe: "Well, I, uh, I try to be".

I'll add them all to the wish list. Best regards, Karl

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Re^4: poll ideas quest 2017
by Eily (Monsignor) on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

    I tried searching Raymond Chandler and Heddy Lamarr on Google to see if there was a connection, and google gently told me that it's actually Hedy with a single d (my bad for the mistake, I corrected it in my post). No connection though :P

    And yes she was also an inventor, that's part of the appeal I think, the actress who in her spare time invented a piano-based technology for torpedoes which is now used in Wi-Fi. It just sounds like a comically improbable movie character, which is ironic for an actress :) .

      Unbelievable. See also (Unfortunately the article is in German). And she is mentioned here. I guess Chandler would have been very amused. No to mention Hitchcock. Best regards, Karl

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      "...No connection though..."

      Yes. I faked the dialog from "The Big Sleep" a bit. The original character (sagt man so?) is Carmen Sternwood. Best regards, Karl

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

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