Developer Dreams... Random Numbers

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at cox.net
Sun Dec 16 09:53:18 CST 2007


Hi Mark,

After reading a few of the site's FAQs, I can see that "they" have a  
very high degree of confidence in the "randomness" they are  
producing; however, as with all things in life, even "they" leave the  
door open for the, what they consider to be remote possibility, that  
even what they produce is not truly random. Proving one way or  
another is just too much for anyone. Thanks for your own thoughts.

Joe Wilkins

On Dec 16, 2007, at 2:23 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Hi Joe,
>
> The inability for computers to generate true random numbers is  
> exactly why Random.org exists. The random numbers provided by that  
> server are not generated by a computer but by mother nature. So,  
> yes, Random.org is "really", _really_ and *really* random!
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
>
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> Op 16-dec-2007, om 6:40 heeft Joe Lewis Wilkins het volgende  
> geschreven:
>
>> Thanks, Bill.
>>
>> Quite interesting; and, certainly, worth investigating in depth by  
>> any who wish to use "random" numbers in their work. Probably still  
>> not "really" random; but, using such huge sets from which to draw,  
>> probably as close as we'll ever get.
>>
>> Joe Wilkins




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