Ashley M. Kirchner pressed the little lettered thingies in this order...

> Christopher Ostmo wrote:
> > By law, the numbers are supposed to be
> > generated at random and not generated by any kind of algorithm or
> > formula.
>     CC# must pass the Luhn MOD 10 formula, so the generated numbers can't
>     be
> (totally) random - they have to conform to the formula.

I just responded to this separately... Basically, my earlier research on 
the issue must have been wrong.

>     Also, not all credit cards have 16 numbers.

What companies issue card numbers that are not 16 numbers?  Are 
they non-US cards?  I haven't ever seen a card that wasn't 16 numbers.

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