Random number challenge

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Sat Jun 28 15:50:36 MDT 2008


On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 10:29 -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> Having not experienced the bit flipping in person I was going just based
> on the description which apparently wasn't complete. Guess I'll just
> have to berate Jayce^ for a poor description. But with the reflipping of
> all coins whenever an impossible number is selected, yeah that makes
> sense. Thanks for clarifying. It was a fun exercise.

Jayce^ made no mistake. Historically the UUG has used the flawed
technique you've experimentally shown to be unreliable. The flaw in
Hans' method is that finding a single coin to flip at meetings is an
accomplishment, let along finding lg(N) coins.




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