Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Tom Javen <email@example.com>
Date: 05/02/1997 11:23:21
On Thu, 1 May 1997, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> At 11:42 PM 4/30/97 -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> >On Wed, 30 Apr 1997 23:11:10 -0700
> > "Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com" <michaelv@MindBender.serv.net> wrote:
> > > I just read an article where some SGI engineers are using Lava Lamps
> > > and color digitizing cameras for near-perfectly-random generators.
> > > Who wants to incorporate that into the kernel? :-)
> >...At this juncture, doing so would probably be a bad idea, since SGI
> >is attempting to patent the idea.
How about a soundcard connected to a radio tuned to empty station (noise).
Or is this already patented :-)
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