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Re: Uses of Computational Chaos
On Wed, 25 Sep 1996 13:46 EDT, E. Allen Smith wrote:
>>Supposing, too, that you know these weaknesses, would using separate algorithms
>>for different portions of the number work well?
> That would seem to be a possibility; admittedly, the local copy of
>AC has been checked out for the past year, so I haven't been able to take a
>look at it. I'd tend to think that if you _know_ the flaw, one could come up
>with a better way to deal with it than the generalized method I discussed.
>For instance, if the MSB of bytes coming out of a scribble window is too low
>in entropy, only use it XORed or whatever with a more-random bit.
That's what I was thinking. Or possibly even replace the MSB with the MSB
from another algorithm with other characteristics. Genetic programing would
also be interesting here if you could write a program that would mix-n-match
algorithms/seeds and gradually choose one that produces very high entropy!
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