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Randomness, to a Computer

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Apr 18, 2008.

I remember from my studies of Computer Science that it's very difficult to get a computer to generate a true random number. Random.org has a true random number generator that you can play with. You have to trust that it's really random.

Here's a good introduction to the topic:

http://www.random.org/randomness/

Random.org uses atmospheric noise to generate their random numbers. So cool!

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 29, 2008.

I was actually hoping for some playable module. I got to clicking on the link and then my eyes glazed over! There was such an opportunity to toss in the iTunes not-quite-shuffle algorithm there.


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