Re: Random Number Generation -----> Hardware or Software?
From: Nicholas O. Lindan (see_at_sig.com)
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 18:54:14 GMT
Q: Is a Pseudo-Random Number Generator's output functionally
equivalent to a random sequence?
A: PRNG: The next number in the sequence is knowable with sufficient
knowledge. Not being able to predict the number is due to
ignorance and has nothing to do with 'random'.
Random: No amount of knowledge will allow prediction of the
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