reading internet data to generate random numbers.

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Thu Nov 3 23:31:23 CET 2005


On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 16:40:43 -0500, Peter Hansen wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 15:51:30 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>>
>>>I've never heard of anybody using the data as source of
>>>entropy.  
>> 
>> Me neither, but the original poster did ask how to read every nth byte
>> of "the Internet stream", so I assumed he had something like that in mind.
> 
> And to think that if you'd just waited for the OP to explain what the 
> heck he meant by "the Internet stream", you'd have saved ever so much 
> time.  ;-)

Has he done so yet? I can't see it anywhere.



-- 
Steven.




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