Have you ever tried to produce something completely random? If you try and draw a random doodle, chances are, after a few minutes of scribbling, you will draw the same sort of doodle you always do. If you head off on your bike trying to have a random ride around, you will end up in a favourite country pub (especially if it’s sunny afternoon!). Try writing a sequence of numbers and watch in frustration at how it becomes an order. Being random is actually quite a challenge.
We’ve got pretty good at being random. We’ve written a cool algorithm that allows alphanumeric codes to be randomly generated and so far we have already generated over 750 million random numbers. That’s quite a lot of randomness.
We’re in the process of completing a project to generate 12 million random numbers for use on a client’s packaging. These codes will allow people who buy the products to enter them into a website to see if they have won a prize. Not a random prize though, although that could be interesting…
Sometimes it’s good to be random. As Robert R. Coveyou, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory said “The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.”
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