Cameron Laird claird at
Tue May 16 13:21:10 EDT 2000

In article <8foimo$31m$2 at>,
Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at> wrote:
>Fredrik Lundh <effbot at> wrote:
>> Tim Peters <tim_one at> wrote:
>>> 2. For one random bit, provoke Fredrik on  Note whether he
>>>    laughs or snips back.
>> RFC 1750 provides a whole lot of information on this topic:
>>    "Computer clocks, or similar operating system or hardware values,
>>    provide significantly fewer real bits of unpredictability than might
>>    appear from their specifications."
>No laughing. No snipping. So that was the third state of the bit, right, 
>Tim? [watches comp.lang.python drift into discussion of trinary
No, no:  one state is, "I can tell he's either
laughing or snipping"; the other is, "Guido only
knows what *that* face means."

Cameron Laird <claird at>

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