August 28, 2007 8:23 PM   Subscribe

RANDOM.ORG offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise. Also has subsites such as a coin flipper, dice roller and a jazz scale generator.
posted by Kattullus (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I hereby endorse Random.org's integer generator to reorder one's Netflix queue.
posted by goatdog at 9:04 PM on August 28, 2007

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Flagged as random.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:14 PM on August 28, 2007

They just want you to think that atmospheric noise is random.
posted by solid-one-love at 9:17 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]

A lot of gambling sites use this system, actually.
posted by delmoi at 9:17 PM on August 28, 2007

My thousand-sided die works just fine, thanks.
posted by brain_drain at 9:33 PM on August 28, 2007

Atmospheric noise? Pfft.
posted by carsonb at 9:35 PM on August 28, 2007

Don't forget The lava lamp random number generator from SGI way back when.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:41 PM on August 28, 2007

The source of "atmospheric noise" is quite cheap compared to a quantum random bit generator - just tune a radio between stations.
posted by dabhaid at 1:13 AM on August 29, 2007

Conquer Club (prev) uses random.org to handle dice rolls (Scroll down to #17 - "How do the dice work?").
posted by syzygy at 3:48 AM on August 29, 2007

See also fourmilab's radioactive decay RNG.
posted by aberrant at 10:50 AM on August 29, 2007

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