Lots of Random B.S.
Posted Dec 2, 2012 2:03 UTC (Sun) by BrucePerens
Parent article: LCE: Don't play dice with random numbers
There is never, and can not possibly ever be, a need for a hardware random noise generator more complicated than a single diode junction followed by an appropriate detector. The avalanche phenomenon is quantum mechanical. Lava Lamp random number generators are toys to impress the technically naive. Gates with "impossible states" are not an improvement upon the diode.
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