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  • A 2002 experiment ran into a different problem: Real monkeys aren't random-number generators.

    Even With Millions Typing Away, Aping Shakespeare Ain't Easy

  • But on the anniversary of a famous death -- like John Kennedy's assassination or the day Lennon was shot or Good Friday -- a random-number generator picked one of the players to be a killer.

    Forgetfulness

  • If you show them a string of heads and tails that was produced by a random-number generator, they tend to think it is rigged — it looks orderly to them, too orderly.

    Finding a Place for God

  • If you show them a string of heads and tails that was produced by a random-number generator, they tend to think it is rigged — it looks orderly to them, too orderly.

    Finding a Place for God

  • The two physicists have proposed that CERN engage in a game of chance, a “card-drawing” exercise using perhaps a random-number generator, in order to discern bad luck from the future.

    Freaky Physics

  • Also remember that everyone who enters is entered into a random-number drawing for a cover flat.

    seanan_mcguire: Poetry contest still open!

  • The two physicists have proposed that CERN engage in a game of chance, a “card-drawing” exercise using perhaps a random-number generator, in order to discern bad luck from the future.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Whenever you blast something, it triggers the same random-number generator that's at the heart of any digital slot machine.

    Climb Into the Cockpit of Tomorrow's Slot Machine

  • Whenever you blast something, it triggers the same random-number generator that's at the heart of any digital slot machine.

    Climb Into the Cockpit of Tomorrow's Slot Machine

  • It's still a thrill to turn a box and a pile of springs, wires, LEDs and computer chips into a working random-number generator, just one of 12 projects you'll do.

    Make It Yourself

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