And what about the socks that simply vanish? Ten pairs go in, maybe only nine
and a half come out. There's a lot of quantum weirdness around some of those
washers & driers. And never any _extra_ socks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Jones" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Russell Standish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Bruno Marchal" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Everything-List List"
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: Artificial Philosophizing
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.
On 10/02/2006, at 10:18 AM, Russell Standish wrote:
>> Only if your computer is interfaced with a quantum generator
>> 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).