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Randomness of wrapped RNG

There are plenty of questions around regarding random number generation, but I couldn't find anything that exactly matched my question. Apologies if I missed one. Most random number generators in ...
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Can you use Pi as a crude random number generator?

I recently saw this question over at math.SE. It got me thinking. Could Pi be used as a crude random number generator? I mean the results are well known(how long has pi been computed to now?) but, Pi ...
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Why is it impossible to produce truly random numbers?

I was trying to solve a hobby problem that required generating a million random numbers. But I quickly realized, it is becoming difficult to make them unique. I picked up Algorithm Design Manual to ...