claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Tue May 16 13:21:10 EDT 2000
In article <8foimo$31m$2 at newshost.accu.uu.nl>,
Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at vet.uu.nl> wrote:
>Fredrik Lundh <effbot at telia.com> wrote:
>> Tim Peters <tim_one at email.msn.com> wrote:
>>> 2. For one random bit, provoke Fredrik on c.l.py. 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 NeoSoft.com>
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