[vcf-midatlantic] Random numbers

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sat Apr 8 15:27:43 EDT 2017

>> There are multiple large books published about it.  There are financial-industry-quality high-speed hardware random number generators on the market, used for generating crypto keys.  Some are quite elaborate, using very fancy algorithms to de-bias the number 
stream.  Some use reverse-biased P-N junctions as their initial source, and some even use tiny bits of radioactive materials coupled to scintillation crystals and photodiodes.  It's a fascinating field. 
Generating true randomness is actually very, very hard.

Simple game for kids :) 

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