1994-04-20 - Re: Random number troubles

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From: Sameer <sameer@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: nobody@shell.portal.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-20 18:09:44 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 11:09:44 PDT

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From: Sameer <sameer@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 11:09:44 PDT
To: nobody@shell.portal.com
Subject: Re: Random number troubles
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>     "I found the same 19-number sequence twice in 240
> draws," he explained, "That proved the weakness in
> the system."

	Looks to me like a plain ol' weak PRNG.

How does chaos theory come into it?