Race condition generated random numbers
delfinom last edited by
I am serious when I say I am going to implement this for giggles in something.
Maciejasjmj last edited by
Depending on the scheduling algorithm, this might turn out to be surprisingly strong. Somebody should run Diehard on that.
Obviously, an easier way is to just interface with Discourse.
anonymous234 last edited by
A random number is, by definition, any that can not be predicted.
But it has to be predictably unpredictable. Race conditions might in some cases generate predictable numbers. And that's no good.
Buddy last edited by
When the user is active, providing entropy in the form of asynchronous events, the numbers will be random but if the computer gets left unattended it will settle into a stable sequence (not counting cosmic rays).
The bad ideas thread is over there.