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Generating Authentication Codes for PBX System

It was a pleasure using your extremely quick and efficient random number generator service.

I'm currently using it to assign authentication codes to the users of my PBX system, so I know who's authorized to make international calls, etc. I was facing the problem that if I started assigning authentication codes in serial order, people might guess others' authentication codes and misuse them.

I wish to thank you for putting up this free service for the use of one-shot users like me, I really appreciate it.

—Arvind Ranganath, Hong Kong

Assignments of Math Problems

I use your website to assign random problems to the math students I tutor. Thank you very much.

—Gabriel Lichstein, Los Angeles

Conducting a Study on War Veterans

Thank you for offering the random number generator. I have used it for a research on the effects of target specific communications in a N=2000 population of Dutch War Veterans. In the experimental setting it was necessary to randomise the research population and to divide them over four sub-groups, similar in size. The only acceptable way was to do so by adding a randomised variable in SPSS. Afterwards it was possible to assign the subjects to one of the groups by sorting on the randomized variable. Of course I gave due credit in the report by mentioning your service and revealing the URL.

—drs. Rudy C. de Jong, Dronten Professional Agricultural University, The Netherlands

Random Gift Exchange

A group of seniors at my high-school decided to hold a ‘Random Gift Exchange’ on a day that held no religious or political significance, for no reason other than it would be fun! I used the random integer generator (along with my list of gifters) to match people up with their ‘secret-santa’ partners, totally randomly! To make things even more interesting, each gift must cost an exact and random amount, and our price this time is $8.27, which was also randomly selected thanks to the random integer generator. I know our Random Gift Exchange will be a success thanks to Random.org!!

—Blair McCulley, Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Health Thesis Work

I just wanted to let you know that and how I've used your delightful service. In the course of writing my thesis I needed to be able to randomly assign 15 items to five different categories and then randomly order the categories. I was going to use old fashioned D&D dice for the job but found your site and was able to do it in far less time! Thanks a lot, and you will be cited in my final document.

—Rose Campbell, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Protecting Student Identities

Thank you for the random number site. Our university, in a campaign of privacy protection, has forbidden us faculty to use any part of student social security numbers to post grades, nor may we use any part of the randomly assigned new student ID numbers that replaced the social security numbers. Using your very friendly site, I was able to generate all the 4-digit numbers I'll ever need to assign to students for grade-posting purposes.

—Susan Toby Evans, Department of Anthropology, Penn State University

Making Indoor Tennis Teams

Just want to thank you for making this available. It is very helpful to me for making up a new combination of players for our weekly indoor tennis game.

—Ron Williams, Ottawa, Canada

Voting Theory Project

My name is Patrick Ayers, a Junior in high school in Florida.

I am doing a research project on voting theory, and I used numbers from Random.org to order candidates on the ballots as well as assign which group of voter would use which system of elections.

—Patrick Ayers

Random Holiday Gift Exchange

Hooray for the Rogan Family! My sister Katherine married into this lovely family, and now I get to administer their holiday gift exchange! I use Random.org to ensure that the drawing of names is above reproach! A random holiday is a happy holiday!

—Adam Menendez, Portland, Oregon

Retaining Anonymity among Research Participants

I am using the number generator to randomly assign research participants in an experiment. It's very important that anonymity be maintained, as the questionnaires they answer contain very personal info. I use the generator to assign numbers to each folder, then when people come in they get the next folder in the stack. I am also a lecturer in statistics at the University of New Mexico and will be using the generator to talk about probability! Thanks!

—Marianna D. LaNoue, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico

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