Developer Dreams... Random Numbers
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Dec 16 11:30:29 EST 2007
Mark Schonewille wrote:
> 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!
Chaotic, yes, but random? Hmmmmm....
Without sounding too Taoist/quantum, given the interrelationships
between natural patterns I sometimes wonder if randomness is a purely
intellectual construct, unrelated to the natural world.
Nonetheless, I'm sure that approaching that ideal is useful for human
purposes. Good work in making it available to Rev folks.
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