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Random Number Generators

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Which of these produces truly Random Numbers?

Lottery Balls/Machines [ 7 ]  [30.43%]
Computer and Software [ 5 ]  [21.74%]
Atmospheric Radio Noise [ 5 ]  [21.74%]
Human Brain [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
None of the Above [ 4 ]  [17.39%]
Total Valid Votes [ 23 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: March 11, 2004, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

 

If numbers were truly random, Would that not be a pattern in itself ? 

 

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    Posted: March 12, 2004, 12:39 am - IP Logged

    Yes medical magnetic resonance scans work because of this particular property of matter.

    Light amplification in lasers also work because of a similar effect, I think that the atom's outer electronic orbit absorbs energy and then unable to hold it for long, discharges it and the cycle is repeated again and again.

    EXCALIBUR is no more that "Handle" is dead, gone.
    Maybe sometime in the future I might come back as LANTERN again, but maybe not, if I don't come back as LANTERN in the future then I won't come back at all, but as I said there is no more EXCALIBUR.

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      Posted: March 12, 2004, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

      Very interesting discussion.  I also heard that the radioactive decay of Cesium was a good source of entropy, but now that I know it's used in atomic clocks, it kind of debunks that theory....too regular, just like the electronic interference of high power lines in atmospheric noise-generated random numbers.

      I still say there is order to chaos and we just have to decipher the order.  Ion Saliu suggests studying what numbers come in with other numbers and I think it's a valid starting point for prediction.

      If I'm not mistaken, that's what Guru (the Belgium guy) is working on.

      Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).