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

Allan Whiteford scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Mar 21 10:07:09 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
> ;)

Now all we need is someone who knows stuff about quantum physics,
electrons and photon detection... where the hell in a linux user group are
we going to find someone like that?!?


Allan Whiteford
Experimental Department
Diagnostics and Plasma Operations
UKAEA Fusion
Culham Science Centre
Oxfordshire, OX14 3EA