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GeneralTruly Random number generator for purists ? Pin
Slow Eddie11-Oct-19 3:24
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So I have a 56 gallon freshwater aquarium (40" x 30 " x 30") with 13 fish in it.

I was wondering if it is possible to use a camera to generate images, and based on the location of each fish in the tank create an algorithm that can map the locations of each fish to each other fish, in order to create a truly random number, at any given point in time.

I can't see any flaws other than the difficulty creating the algorithm itself.

Do you see any? What do you think?

BTW I already know this is a pretty "fishy" idea.
Aquaman.

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