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random number

A number selected without any criteria, often by some sort of generator, such as a computer program. Don't worry, we're not choosing the winner ourselves—we'll draw a random number to determine who wins.
See also: number, random
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If all I'm using a random number generator for is to run simulations, I may not have to prove it's unbreakable at all because they're just simulations," he said.
The new randomness extractor combines two independent sources of weakly random numbers into one set that is nearly random, with only minor deviations.
Developed true random number generators are subject to randomness tests in order to be safely used in cryptographic applications.
The authors ran additional simulations (with different random number seeds) to investigate these results.
i], containing the random number as a P-wave arrival time, they distribute around the assumed source.
We can generate new random numbers using the F9 key.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Grant, 29, of Birch Road, Blaydon, had overridden the random number generator at the bingo hall in Sunderland on two occasions and read the numbers manually.
Even hackers would only find random numbers and keywords and could not route it back to personal information.
Although they only checked "Windows 2000" (which is currently the third most popular operating system in use), the research team assumes that newer versions of "Windows", such as XP and Vista, use similar random number generators and may also be vulnerable.
Even methods that rely on random numbers mostly as a tie breaking tool can deliver very different results depending only on the starting value of the pseudo-random number generator.
IF YOU WANTED A RANDOM NUMBER historically you could do worse than to pick a sequence from the string of digits in pi.
This includes a new random number generator, the generation of univariate GARCH, asymmetric GARCH and EGARCH processes, quasi-random number generators and generators for further distributors.
Other cryptographic algorithms currently validated by the CMVP are the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), and the Random Number Generator algorithm (RNG).
These "cards" were represented by 100 random numbers from 1 to 5, which had been generated by a pseudo-random number generator (RNG) some days before.