[vcf-midatlantic] Random numbers
evan at vcfed.org
Sun Apr 9 00:32:16 EDT 2017
> On 04/08/2017 03:27 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 :)
> Yes, of course. I just thought you might be interested in some
I am to an extent.
Here's an article I wrote last summer:
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