1994-04-29 - Random #’s via CD-ROM?

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From: m5@vail.tivoli.com (Mike McNally)
To: grendel@netaxs.com (Michael Brandt Handler)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-29 12:33:11 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 05:33:11 PDT

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From: m5@vail.tivoli.com (Mike McNally)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 05:33:11 PDT
To: grendel@netaxs.com (Michael Brandt Handler)
Subject: Random #'s via CD-ROM?
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Data on CD-ROM will in general be decidedly non-random, unless the
CD-ROM was purposely generated as a collection of random bits.  ASCII
text files and executables have all sorts of structure.  Even music
CD's are pretty useless as random bit sources.

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