1994-04-20 - Re: Random number troubles

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From: Ethan D Schartman <es5c+@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <shhOoS200iV6I=QZZn@andrew.cmu.edu>
Reply To: <199404201809.LAA01567@soda.berkeley.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-20 22:31:35 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 15:31:35 PDT

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From: Ethan D Schartman <es5c+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 15:31:35 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Random number troubles
In-Reply-To: <199404201809.LAA01567@soda.berkeley.edu>
Message-ID: <shhOoS200iV6I=QZZn@andrew.cmu.edu>
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>How does chaos theory come into it?

It doesn't, I hate it when the press finds some new _esoteric
mathamatical concept that you ORDINARY joes is just too dumb ta'
I especially hate it when the reporter demonstrates his own stupidity by
calling a conjecture like the butterfly effect an axiom >:{

I want to set fire to that butterfly and see what happens to New Yorks weather.

As for the PRNG I wonder if they did something like periodically rotate
the seeds...