Testimonials tagged 2008:
Thanks for your random website! I'm an artist who has been fascinated with the dynamic tensions in art and life: intellect/emotion, reason/intuition, order/chaos, planned/accidental, judgment/grace, etc. I've used your website in making my paintings. I use only red, yellow and blue, and the spattered paint lands according to your random sequences. The viewer's eye mixes the colors. Thanks!
I meant to email you a long time ago, but kept putting it off until the work was published. Anyway, I used Random.org data initially for my final year project in 2003/2004. It was research on sorting algorithms in the presence of caches and branch predictors. Back then the data was available for download in 10MB blocks, and there were 16 of them. So I uses all of them, 'cat'ed together, as the data to be sorted.
I extended this into a Tech Report in 2005, and a paper in 2006, which got published in the ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (eventually, in June).
Having truly random data made me certain my results weren't due to my errors, and having so much of it made my sure it wasn't an anomaly. That was especially useful as a mere undergrad, when I wasn't really sure what I was doing.
Thanks a lot for Random.org, and for the data.
—Paul Biggar, Trinity College Dublin
Thank you for Random.org. I use it for several of the reasons other people mention. My favorite use, however, is deciding where my work colleagues and I will go to lunch every Thursday. We tried voting, but we were unhappy with the results—someone would end up disappointed that their choice wasn't picked. So, now we put all of our choices into the ‘list randomizer’ and generate a list that we visit in order. It works great!
—Doug Fessler, Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Came across your web site some time ago when I was dithering over what CDs to put in my 12-CD cassette in my car. In those days I had in excess of 500 CDs, and could never make up my mind which ones to listen to. I was tending to put just my favourites in week after week. I googled ‘Random Number,’ and your site was the result. I have now well over 700 CDs and religously put in the CDs that the number generator commands.
Thanks for the service.
I am a teacher, and part of my student's grade is based on an in-class response to questions. I noticed that on some days, I was calling on the students who usually don't have the answers, and then on other days, I called on the better students.
To solve this, I produced a truly random class list for every class meeting. Now I don't have to think about who knows what, I just read the next name in the list.
For the experiment I'm conducting for my MA thesis (linguistics) I needed to create a randomised list. The experiment contains 36 times an order of three pictures, of which the participant needs to select one as correct. The order of these three pictures had to be one of the 6 possibilities for each of the 36 items (ABC, ACB etc), and I had to make three different versions. Fortunately for me I found the list randomiser on your website Random.org. I gave each possibility a number, entered all six numbers six times and clicked randomise. Within a few seconds, I had three different versions of sequences! This saved me quite some time!
I will of course refer to the randomiser correctly in MLA style in my thesis.
Thank you for providing this free opportunity online.
I write and use molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulators which have their own pseudo-random number generators (for portability and reproducibility). These require the user to input a random number seed. If I want to perform an ensemble of N statistically independent runs (e.g., with different initial conditions), I need N independent seeds. So I use your site to generate seeds to paste into my input script, i.e., your random generator generates random seeds for input to a pseudo-random generator. Say that 5 times fast.
—Steve Plimpton, Sandia National Labs
I'm an IT-consultant. I use Random.org regularly to generate random keys for www.coachteam.com, a coaching company who has to make sure the data of their clients is save and privacy is guaranteed. I use your random strings to update the Wi-Fi access points WPA2-keys every few months and to encrypt/decrypt client data in our database.
As a mathematical engineering graduate (University of Leuven, Belgium), I understand the difficulty about true randomness and I would like to thank you to make my work a little bit easier!
—David Ariens, Web Innovation, Belgium
Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your Random.org service. I was trying to demonstrate regression to the mean to my students and didn't have access to a statistical analysis program. So I jumped on the internet and had my numbers within a couple of minutes! Thanks!
Hi, I'd like to thank you for making this great random generator! I discovered it a few days ago, looking for an online random integer generator for this roleplaying game I am setting up, and Random.org has more than met the requirements! I also admit, its quite fun to generate tens of thousands of binary codes, and translate them in a binary translator, to see what the ‘atmosphere’ is saying. Anyways, thanks a bunch!
My wife and I hit a lull in our sex life. The solution? We created an ‘Intimacy List.’ Basically a list of 8 intimate things we could do on any given night, running the gamut from ‘cuddle up’ to ‘you know what!’ Then every night we go to Random.org and pick an integer from 1 to 8. It's worked like a charm. Thanks!
Interesting and useful website. Generated random order series for displaying candidate info for election to the board of a lifelong learning institute at George Mason University in Virginia (USA). Daughter Jessica is a Trinity alum—MBA. Looking forward to returning one day to Dublin. Thanks for the assistance!
—Richard and Brenda Cheadle
I am a person who loves stats. I do a lot of bingo cards and games. I use Random.org for …
1. Bingo Game No. 1–75 for my 18,000 cards, 90 bingo variations
2. The game of Racko No. 1–60
3. Memory using the 0–9 numbers each game I use 10K numbers
4. Now with the deck of cards I can study card games more often, I play cards on paper, any game using a deck of cards
5. maybe you can do a shuffler using Uno or Skip Bo or other card games
I thank you for making the site. It saves me time. I used to do the old fashion way of making game numbers, using a bingo cage and balls.
6. I also use the lottery and Keno Numbers too…
—Daniel Snyder, Butler, Missouri, USA
I used a list of your new random numbers in your new set generator for the dog races on Friday March 14, 2008. Using your sets on the last 4 of 13 races generated 2 trifectas. The sets I use are chosen by calculating over and over until the sets generated line up with the previous winning numbers. In this particular case I used races 1 through 9 and matched them with the sets generated. Of course there is not a 100% match for all numbers. However, the way the races are set up, the 1st three finishing positions are the ones to key on.
I am a DOT Compliance Consultant in Chicago IL (USA). I have several clients who are required to conduct random drug testing. I use your web site and I really like it. I just donated $20 to your favorite charity per your request and am notifying you of same per your request.
I help out with a internet poetry workshop and community called Neopoet. We elect members every three months to a board which governs the site.
I discovered Random.org while stranded in an airport lounge on the eve of our first election. I was waiting for my delayed flight while I realized I'd forgotten to randomize the ballot order. I pulled out my Blackberry and started searching for a way to generate random numbers. I quickly found your Random Sequence Generator. I wrote down the candidates on a slip of paper, then the assigned sequences from your site.
I was able to update the ballot just as the election was about to begin, and just a moment before the final boarding call was announced.
—Andrew A., New York, USA
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