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From: "Eric Pearson"
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Subject: Re: Component for random number generator?
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Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:55:58 GMT
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"andy" wrote in message
> "Ultimate Buu" wrote in message
> > "John Jardine" wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >
> > > Ultimate Buu wrote in message
> > > news:email@example.com...
> > > > Is there an easily obtainable electronic component designed for
> > > > number generation based on nuclear decay or something?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > It's difficult to get random numbers without taking extreme care.
> > > How random is the random you are after?.
> > Random on the order of nuclear decay (i.e. stochastically random without
> > fear of it being messed with by radio signals, for example).
> Try tundra. We use one of there parts for random number generation and
> the statistics nerds reckon its too random.
I've played with samples of the Tundra RBG-1210 random bitstream generator.
I think it is based on something other than nuclear decay. At least the can
have any rad warnings.
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