Random Number seeds, picking the nit

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Aug 2 14:32:21 2004

> Nits? Are we going to have a spirited discussion or are you going to pick
> nits? (While you're at it, might as well bag on my execrable spelling and
> egregious transposition errors, all firmly rooted in slowly advancing
> presbyopia and the need for (yet another) set of trifocals.)

We are not picking nits - the math gets nasty.

(a nit is a unit of information related to the bit - essentially a bit has
2 values, but a nit has e (2.8mumble) values. Go look it up if you don't
believe me. I think it is an AT&T term, useful for random noise math

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Aug 02 2004 - 14:32:21 BST

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