Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
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List: current-users
Date: 05/06/1997 13:18:36
> 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? :-)

I know of a US company which makes a "black box" which plugs into a
parallel port and which uses thermal noise to generate good random
numbers at a rate of 10 Kbit/s -- I think the box sells for $200.
Even though it's a while since I had interest in electronics at this
level, I would think that building something which exploits thermal
noise to get good random numbers shouldn't be all that difficult
(nice hobby project ;-).


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