Best of all - try a washing machine. Get all your wife's stockings and throw them loosely into the washing machine and switch it on for one cycle. When you see the state of entanglement of everything at the end you will understand genuine randomness.

Kim Jones

On 10/02/2006, at 10:18 AM, Russell Standish wrote:

Only if your computer is interfaced with a quantum generator (assuming
the quantum theory).

But it is. Its called a keyboard. (The faster you type, the more
genuine randomness is generated). Do a Google search on /dev/random,
or on "Havege"*. There is also a fantastically complicated quantum
random generator that consists of an arrangement of spinning disks
interacting with a volume of air@ (OK perhaps not proven quantum, but
our best theories that describe the operation of the device, ie Chaos
theory, indicates quantum influence).

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