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Re^3: In need of a Dumper that has no pretentions to being anything else.

by halley (Prior)
on Feb 23, 2005 at 14:48 UTC ( #433700=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: In need of a Dumper that has no pretentions to being anything else.
in thread In need of a Dumper that has no pretentions to being anything else.

(1) I'm not going to dig any more into your task; I could not care less what the task is. But if you happen to be developing a PRNG and you do find any patterns, then it IS a programming error. A common one, an important one, but a flaw nonetheless.

(2) I downvoted you for your last sentence. I think your whole thread smacks of being frustrated, and you're letting it get the best of you. Think rationally, not emotionally, and you wouldn't be in this situation. This is a forum, and you brought your frustration to the forum. Don't tell us to shut up. I don't care how you vote my response, but keep the discourse civil, thanks.

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Re^4: In need of a Dumper that has no pretentions to being anything else.
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 23, 2005 at 19:03 UTC

    Updated: To clarify what I meant by "obtuse".

    (1) I'm not going to dig any more into your task; I could not care less what the task is. But if you happen to be developing a PRNG and you do find any patterns, then it IS a programming error. A common one, an important one, but a flaw nonetheless.

    I am not and was not "developing a PRNG". I demonstrated a method--spectral testing--whereby the flaws in PRNGs can be detected quickly and simply without recourse to extensive numerical analysis.

    Had you bothered to follow the link and read post, that would have been obvious, but I guess you'd rather hide behind your mis-assumptions.

    (2) I downvoted you for your last sentence. I think your whole thread smacks of being frustrated, and you're letting it get the best of you. Think rationally, not emotionally, and you wouldn't be in this situation. This is a forum, and you brought your frustration to the forum. Don't tell us to shut up. I don't care how you vote my response, but keep the discourse civil, thanks.

    I didn't tell any "us" to shut up. I asked you to refrain from snide remarks.

    And you would contend that your post was rational, civil, unemotional?


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