Michael Watterson wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Why do you think this is "really random"?
>>>>>> Because it *IS* noise. The amount but not the character varies with
> temperature. Zero at absolute zero.
Does this not mean the probability of a zero depends on the temperature?
To be totally random, I would have thought the probability of a zero
should be 50% regardless of temperature.
Of course, if you're only going to use the thing at temperatures you can
bear to live in, it may not matter much.
>> Any other technique on a PC may not actually be random.
"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits
is, of course, in a state of sin." - John von Neumann
So, that'll be Three Hail Knuths then.
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