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Ralf Fassel <[hidden email]>: Jun 01 11:30AM +0200

* Hypnotoad <[hidden email]>
| On Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:39:08 AM UTC-4, Rich wrote:
--<snip-snip>--
| > 1) pull 128 bits of data from /dev/urandom
| > 2) set the type bits in the 128 bits ...more
Rich <[hidden email]>: May 31 10:36PM

> When I call:
> getRandomIntInRangeNix 0 6
 
> It is not exactly sized, but the bias is (in my opinion) negligible.
 
Well, it is 'true', it *is* biased. But the bias might be negligible, ...more
Cecil Westerhof <[hidden email]>: Jun 01 07:56AM +0200

> the bias might not matter at all. To a cryptographer, *any* bias in a
> random number generator is a significant deal.
 
> So it all depends upon the intended usage.
 
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Cecil Westerhof <[hidden email]>: Jun 01 10:20AM +0200


> Another possibility (and that is maybe even better) is to create a
> solution that is never biased. I think about it this weekend.
 
Done. Have some other things to do now, but will publish it ...more
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