Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Random numbers (for free)

Prompted by a nice discussion that Horacio and I had concerning a possible experiment, I did some looking around for random number generators and stumbled upon this site that uses atmospheric noise as a source of randomness. The basic services on the site are free, but they do offer a premium generator. I'm not sure about the true randomness claims on the site, and I suppose that more pedestrian sources abound (e.g. perhaps variation in the time interval between successive beats of your heart), but the site is worth a look.

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