Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fiction
Great short story in Nature.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on April 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM
The concern with the ANUs system is that although the source of noise is random the machine measuring it isn't.
Although it's only a headline piece they do say "the results must be perfect because quantum vacuum is perfectly random" - great except for the 60hz you pickup from the wiring, the local FM station, the stuck bit in the ADC, the PC bus that drops the top bit when it gets busy.....
Hardware RNGs are just as hard as PRNG and need just as much testing
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