[time-nuts] are any time-nuts also random-nuts?
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Dec 23 19:28:56 UTC 2009
In message <4B326600.9040506 at rubidium.dyndns.org>, Magnus Danielson writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> As far as I know, the first RNG to be connected to a computer was this
>The first analog random generator that was hooked to any form of digital
>circuit must be the random generator used to generate the key-records
>used in the SIGSALY system during WWII.
I think that is not the case, I have found references to some telephone
queue-simulations done with punched cards involving a radioactive
decay as a RNG. I have not found the original document though.
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