On Sat, 2005-07-16 at 05:10 +0900, David Brady wrote:
> Knuth, in turn, quotes John Von Neumann, on the preceding page:
> "Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits 
> is, of course, in a state of sin."

Guy Lecky-Thompson wrote a nifty book called "Infinite Game Universe":

http://www.charlesriver.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=8720

which was about generating things for a game.  It has a couple of
chapters on random number generation, what works and what doesn't, and
all that.  Very good stuff!

Yours,

Tom