April 11, 2012

WORLD’S FASTEST RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR. In junior high, my friend Steve Proffitt wrote one that was faster, because it contained only one line of actual code. It just always output the number 43, because, as he explained to the stunned instructor, “43 is the most random number. It has a randomness coefficient of 1.” Everyone who was there still remembers this great moment for science.

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