[vcf-midatlantic] Random numbers

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Sat Apr 8 15:40:03 EDT 2017

On 4/8/2017 3:27 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> 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 :)
Then there's always this solution on the other extreme end of things:



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