Sunday, 31 December 2006

An Online Random Number Generator

The next time you're looking to do some kind of random selection, like tossing a coin, rolling some number of N-sided dice or selecting lottery numbers, you might like to try this site, which provides precisely those types of service.

These are true random numbers, based on atmospheric noise, collected via a radio, as opposed to pseudo-random numbers calculated by some mathematical algorithm.

The site includes a nice discussion of randomness.

If you're a geek, like me, you can even get your random data via HTTP, SOAP or CORBA!

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