[Scottish] allowing a large newborn sea-mammal to collide with a rocky plane toid object devoid of atmosphere somewhere in another galaxy

Colin McKinnon scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Mar 21 10:00:01 2003

Allan Whiteford wrote:

>>Now all we need to be able to do is create a true white noise source.
>>Probably the best way to achieve this is to get a computer with a good
>>software random number generator to produce random numbers and output them
>>from a soundcard :).
Certaily the white noise generators on most PC soundcards don't really 
use random data. For truly random data, the best source is quantum 
effects (it is sort of possible to count individual photons / electrons 
with the right equipment - but it don't come cheap). Maybe you could 
input the discussions on this list into your RNG as a source of entropy ;)


(and it was a full grown whale)

(and a geranium)