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The Function of a Pseudo Random Number Generator (RNG)


The punched paper tape is whizzing round really fast, think its 33 mph. The computer compares possible pseudo random numbers with the code I think, in order to get a statistically more likely break

Prime numbers; Random Walk by Daniel Becker: "The project consists of 14 double-sided A2 posters contained in a transparent plastic sleeve. Ten sheets explain the phenomena of randomness in mathematics and physics - four focus on all-day randomness and the quality of pseudo random number generators. Without title or specific order the sleeve contains the folded sheets at random like a pack of cards."


A cabinet made out of of maple to house 32 of my favorite old projector lamps. They are lit briefly, at low voltage, by a BASIC Stamp microcomputer running a pseudo-random number generator.


It was once thought by mathematicians that prime numbers could never have any application to the real world. As usual, that view has turned out to be quite mistaken—especially since the advent of computers. Today, prime numbers are used in cryptography, hash tables, pseudo-random number generation and distributed computing.


9.6. random — Generate pseudo-random numbers — Python 3.4.5rc1 documentation