Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1997 14:15:46
> From: Bill Studenmund
>>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.

ah yes!  that sounds more like it.  i just remember a lot of secretive
messages going back and forth between "cardinal" and the foleys.

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