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Re: Sources of randomness

On Fri, 3 Nov 1995, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> I'll stick to recommending radioactive sources for now. Quantum
> mechanics is your friend, and detectors from places like Aware are
> cheap.
What prices have you got listed? Is the equipment sensitive enough to get 
lots of entropy from a normal environment or do you need artificial sources
of radioactivity? (easy, safe and cheap enough to get?)
Got any clues on random bits vs. time?

Someone said this was discussed before, I caught the thread on the 
detector being listed but not any discussion of the product itself. Could 
anyone post an approx date so I could go look it up on the archive?
Interesting stuff.