1996-03-03 - Re: RNG method

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199603030424.XAA17463@bb.hks.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-03-03 04:38:13 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 12:38:13 +0800

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 12:38:13 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: RNG method
Message-ID: <199603030424.XAA17463@bb.hks.net>
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Jean-Francois Avon (JFA Technologies, QC, Canada) wrote:
> I thought of that for a long time.
>  - Use a microphone on your sound card and locate it close to the
> computer fan.

It's been thought of before, along with scraping the microphone against
the desk.  I've been told this works best when first turning the gain up
on the soundcard and setting it for stereo input.

The raw data and be processed cryptographically (with a cipher or run
through a hash).

This method will be an option for the NOISE.SYS driver eventually.

- --Rob

PS - noise049.zip has been uploaded to a few sites today.  When I get
confirmation I'll announce it...
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