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Woo [Sep. 3rd, 2004|11:47 am]
Peter Sheil
It seems that my company has built the latest version of ERNIE, the machine that selects the numbers for the UK premium bond draw. Now I just need to work out how to tweak the results ...
;)

http://www.nsandi.com/press-room/press-releases/pr200451.jsp

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[User Picture]From: spodlife
2004-09-03 04:24 am (UTC)
It's a PC with an Intel i810 (or whatever they call it now) chipset, isn't it? The one with the built in thermal noise random number generator.

Do you have any Premium Bonds?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-03 05:35 am (UTC)
Yes I do have PBs, and I won £50 recently :)

Apparently the best way to generate random noise is to put a contentious post up on a community journal and analyse the results :)
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[User Picture]From: motherwell
2004-09-03 05:39 am (UTC)

Well...

...if your company was Diebold, and if you were a pro-Bush Republican, you wouldn't have any problem fiddling the numbers.

Maybe we can plug your brand-new random-number-generators into our brand-new bug-ridden voting machines, and give our politicians a REAL run for their money. Don't like democracy? Try chaos instead... :-P
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-03 06:13 am (UTC)

Re: Well...

I was more concerned at using Access as the program to create those applications ... knowing how reliable Access has been for me in the past!
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