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On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:32:55 PM UTC+12, Paul Rubin wrote: > Lawrence D?Oliveiro writes: >> The definition of ?random? is ?unknowable?. So all you are stating is >> a tautology. > > What? No. You read a bunch of bits out of the device and you want to > know whether they are Kolmogorov-random (you can look up what that means > if you're not familiar with it). Quantum theory says they are, but if > it is true, there is no scientific way to confirm it. Randomness is not something you can ever prove. Which is why it is the weak point of all encryption algorithms.

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