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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2011
Pseudorandom number generators are explained using John Von Neumann's middle squares method. Machines can't roll dice so they do a trick to generate randomness - they grow randomness. The middle squares method is explained from a computer science perspective using clocks as seeds. This is a clip from Art of the Problem episode #1. This clip features original music from Hannah Addario-Berry