Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/1997 14:06:58
On Thu, 1 May 1997, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 1997, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> > I know: build a sheet of some material that conducts electricity when wet, but
> > only on the wet spot.
> > Attach a system to detect the wet spots on the sheet. Generate random number
> > seed from the location and timing of the wet spots.
> > Put sheet out in rain.
> Does that mean that those of us in the bay area don't get to have random
> numbers in the summer and the fall? :-)
No, you just need to collect all of those random numbers in a big random
number reservoir. Of course there may be a need for random number
rationing during a drought. And if we're not careful they may start
shipping all of our random numbers to LA. 8^)
Eduardo Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org
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