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From: email@example.com (andy)
Subject: Re: Component for random number generator?
Date: 18 Dec 2002 03:37:21 -0800
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"RP Henry" wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > > > Try tundra. We use one of there parts for random number generation and
> > > > the statistics nerds reckon its too random.
> > >
> > > "too random"?????
> > Don't ask cause I dont know. Apparenty the statistical nerds get a
> > gazzilion sets of data, run test over it and turn out some paper that
> > says its too random for the apllication. I think they want to see some
> > long term trends. Application is for gaming industry and its better PR
> > if someone wins every so often. It goes somehow down that path....
> What kind of game would not benefit from a truly-random random number
One where people win millions. If the big jackpots dont go off, people
think they cant win so they stop buying tickets. After a big win,
there is usually news articles and tv news - sales then go up. Now
where the random/not random part comes in i'm not sure..Its all
chance, or so I though..
> Maybe there is a desire for a secret backdoor?
Our ex-general managers wife actually one AU2.2M$...No backdoor
though, just luck. Couldn't of happened to a nicer person either(not).
The random number generators are tested by a government agency then
sealed up. No tricks here.
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