Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1997 11:07:34
On Fri, 2 May 1997, Ty Sarna wrote:

> Andrew Brown wrote:
> > 
> > that, i believe, was in "cardinal of the kremlin" and they made the cds
> > by sampling atmospheric noise and overlaying lots of samples.  then the
> > encryption/decryption key (the cd was used as a otp) was simply an
> > offset into the cd's data.  cute, eh?
> Yup, that's what I remember, except I haven't read "Cardinal of the
> Kremlin" yet, so either it was another book or it appeared in more than
> one of his books.

I don't think they did it in "Cardinal," but then I've only heard it on
tape. They DID do it in, "Clear and Present Danger." I think there was
something about the folks in South America getting hosed as the DDOps
"lost" the back-home copy of the tape.

Take care,