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Re^2: how to get a 64bit random number with rand() ?

by QM (Parson)
on Mar 22, 2018 at 15:34 UTC ( #1211539=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread how to get a 64bit random number with rand() ?

I always wanted to ask Einsten to clarify whether "dice" in his famous "God does not play dice" is plurar or singular.
God will have an infinite-sided die (a sphere), and can therefore get any real number with only 1 throw.

-QM
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Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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Re^3: how to get a 64bit random number with rand() ?
by marto (Cardinal) on Mar 22, 2018 at 15:39 UTC
Re^3: how to get a 64bit random number with rand() ?
by bliako (Prior) on Mar 22, 2018 at 17:03 UTC

    the distribution the number is drawn from is what counts. Uniform then unless the sphere is not honest.

    It is obvious that Einstein thought God to be singular (as per LanX) for the simple reason that a multitude of Gods would probably combine their random numbers which would result in a Gaussian again...

    Polytheism results in an extremely biased (and predictable) Universe.

    bliako

      Polytheism decreases entropy.

      p.s. I am not sure these little, irrelevant, fun in my opinion, snippets are forbidden by the rules or frown upon my fellow Monks. If yes, please someone alert me.

      bliako

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