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'Pseudo Random Number Generator [OT]'
1997\10\01@101817 by Andrew G Williams

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Eric van Es wrote:

>> Jim Dolson <spam_OUTjdolsonTakeThisOuTspamISERV.NET> wrote:
>> > One pseudo random bit is plenty.
>>
>> Okay, I've pseudo-randomly picked '0'.
>>
>> Sorry, couldn't resist.
>> Eric
>
>Then I'll pick '1'.

As your choice was determined by the previous value, this is no longer a
random diistribution.

Andy.

1997\10\01@112308 by Matt Bonner

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Andrew G Williams wrote:
>
> Eric van Es wrote:
>
> >> Jim Dolson <.....jdolsonKILLspamspam@spam@ISERV.NET> wrote:
> >> > One pseudo random bit is plenty.
> >>
> >> Okay, I've pseudo-randomly picked '0'.
> >>
> >> Sorry, couldn't resist.
> >> Eric
> >
> >Then I'll pick '1'.
>
> As your choice was determined by the previous value, this is no longer a
> random diistribution.
>
> Andy.
I'll close my eyes and randomly pick a 0 or a 1.  Here goes...4
Drat.
--Matt

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