hi!

http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/HAVEGE.html

short presentation(pdf):

http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/PresHAVEGE.pdf

i found this some time ago.
it is a random number based on some internal states of the processor.

My school was next door (and worked with) the lab that made this papers, and i feel proud! :D

papers and ideas like this, remind me that, even though i think i m skilled... i know nothing.

i love science, i love technology. i love computers. a life is not enoug to explore all the possibilities.

i found it worth looking at it.
Posted on 2006-07-07 21:14:26 by HeLLoWorld
Wow, I like this. This is a really nice way of generating pretty damn random numbers. I'll definately take a look at this, though I'll probably never use it, lol.
Posted on 2006-07-09 01:02:50 by Bobbias

The idea is not new.. however the implementation is the most thorough I've seen.

Posted on 2006-07-09 03:36:28 by Homer
Sounded like a pretty common sence way of getting random numbers, but as you said, this is an extremely thorough. A library's quality doesn't just depend on what it does, so much as how well it does it, and though I havent tested this, I'd say this is likely a very good way to generate your truely random numbers. Maybe if I learn some crypto stuff I'll find an implementation for this thing.
Posted on 2006-07-10 04:48:12 by Bobbias