[Avodah] Kosher Switch Really Random?

Chesky Salomon via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Sep 22 12:09:37 PDT 2015

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM, Rich, Joel via Avodah
<avodah at lists.aishdas.org> wrote:
> In short I am saying that however much Kosher Switch claims that there is a
> random chance of the switch not going on, it is not really random. At the
> time the switch is flicked the computer "knows" whether it will go on, it
> simply pretends that it doesn't and goes through the motions.

Do you know whether the Star-K-certified "Sabbath mode" ovens use
pseudo-random numbers or true random numbers? (Thermal noise would do
fine; and many processors, even some embedded ones, have such a random
number source.)

--Chesky Salomon

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