Random number generation, was RE: First computer with real-time clock?

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Mon Aug 2 12:58:02 2004

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          Dan Veeneman <dan_at_ekoan.com> wrote:

> There's a "hassle factor" in selling radioactive devices to the military,
> but it's easily done these days at home. Here's what I do:
> http://www.etoan.com/random-number-generation/index.html
Well, it beats my "reverse biased 2N3904 with amplifier" RNG in terms of
coolness factor , but my '3904 RNG will probably generate more random numbers
per second. Feed them into a bias-filter (if TWOBITS = 11 or TWOBITS = 00
then DISCARD, else TAKE HIGH BIT), then a SHA-1 hash. Collect a few hashes
and make an RSA key with them :)

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