Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Whilst randomly looking for random things to add to my "All things Random" collection I came across www.random.org.

It is a website dedicated to generating true (as opposed to pseudo) random numbers. The service is provided by Trinity College, Dublin and is the brain child of Dr Mads Haahr of the School of Computer Science and Statistics.

The site offers a range of free and paid services which allow the user to play games, shuffle playing cards, roll up to 16 dice, generate strings, pick random dates, and even pick lottery numbers.

One of my favourite things is the random number generator, which can be downloaded from the site, customised and tested here:
You enter a minimum number and a maximum number and click Generate. It's great for picking random students and it's a nice change from lolly sticks.

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