[Cryptography] The ultimate random source
iang at iang.org
Tue Feb 18 01:34:33 EST 2014
On 18/02/2014 02:43 am, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> But the general point about these being pretty, I was thinking of making
> electro-mechanical sculptures for sale. A twist on kinetic art.
At Ars Technica a few years back, some artist presented a random number
generator made of candles and fans. He had maybe 30 candles, and above
each was a homemade fan that spun from the heat generated by its candle.
As the fan spun, the candle blinked on and off. Each candle and fan
combination had a different frequency...
It was very pretty! If photographed and hashed I imagine it would work
fune, but I didn't have the heart to tell the accompanying art critics
about the predictability of counting the frequencies.
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