[Cryptography] The ultimate random source

Jerry Leichter leichter at lrw.com
Sun Feb 16 08:00:13 EST 2014

On Feb 16, 2014, at 7:55 AM, Jerry Leichter wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2014, at 11:46 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
>> I actually started with rather more elaborate steampunk devices that had dice with different colored faces. These would be machine read somehow.
> See http://hackaday.com/2009/05/26/dice-o-matic/
...however, as with the paper on the not-quite-randomness of coin tosses that John Denker forwarded yesterday, dice aren't quite random either:  

Interestingly, the same factors come into play:  Initial position is important; air resistance is not; bouncing helps but not as much as you'd expect.
                                                        -- Jerry

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