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comment Can you explain the entropy estimate used in random.c
I'm not saying that your wrong in it being a practical estimate for the purposes it was designed.
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comment Can you explain the entropy estimate used in random.c
Ooops, I misspoke, I should have said change in deltas. I have to say that most estimates do have a "well-reasoned, mathematically exact justification", that's what differentiates them from guesses - and if it works at all it should have some formal justification. It's totally fine not to care about these things and only care about the pragmatics of security, but this isn't true for everyone. Not agreeing on what is interesting is not a matter of getting "basic ideas right".
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Why the downvote?
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comment Can you explain the entropy estimate used in random.c
@slm That's where I found the paper I linked to ;)
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comment Can you explain the entropy estimate used in random.c
@slm Thanks, it's definitely helped me think about it.
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comment Can you explain the entropy estimate used in random.c
@slm Interesting, though I'm not sure it's correct - the step of justifying the minimum function using Kolmogorov complexity is a big leap in reasoning and it's not clear to me that this conceptually sound.
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@Gilles Thanks very much.
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