The Randomness Problem: How Lava Lamps Protect the Internet

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Randomness is important for all kinds of things, from science to security, but to generate true randomness, engineers have turned to some pretty odd tricks!

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Sources:
https://www.wired.com/story/cloudflare-lava-lamps-protect-from-hackers/
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