## Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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### Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

Okay, so this game involves each person posting a bit (1 or 0). Every page or several, I'll try and stop by and put the whole bitstream together and report some statistics on it, to see if it passes various tests for randomness. (Anyone else who feels so inclined is welcome to do the same if they think I'm becoming remiss or if they have a test I don't run or whatever.)

If you want to be lame, just post a new bit occasionally without checking posts. For an extra challenge, read the several bits before yours and still try to make your entry truly independent of them.

Starting out:

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Edit: I'll wait until there's a larger data set before actually doing the statistics.
Page 1: 1110101101111011111010000110010100011001
Page 2: 0111100011001111100101000010110111010101
Page 3: 1011100100100011010110001111111100111011
Page 4: 0110100111111011111000100101010110100110
Page 5: 1010111010011000101111011101011001100111
Page 6: 0001011010100101111000111111101011010110
Page 7: 1010100110011101000110111111101111010100
Page 8: 1011111111000010111110110111111111011011
Page 9: 0011101010010011101111110100111110111100
Page 10: 0011010001110011011010100101100101101010

At this point, as a stream of bits, the entropy is .9738 bits per bit, so optimum compression could reduce it to that portion of the original. As bytes, it's 5.43 bits per byte, so apparently could be compressed by 32%. As bits the arithmetic mean is .5950, which is to be expected since some people only gave 1s.
As pairs of bits, the mean is 1.805 (1.5 expected)
As Hex, the mean is 8.83 (7.5 expected)
As bytes, it's 150.86 (127.5 expected)

As Unicode UTF-8, it's 뀀{耀exϔ-չ#Xÿ;iû U¦®½րg¥　ú֩ûԿûۀ:¿O¼4sjYj
As Windows 1252 Western European, it's ë{èexÏ”-Õ¹#Xÿ;iûâU¦®˜½Ög¥ãúÖ©ûÔ¿ÂûÛ:“¿O¼4sjYj
As DOS 437 United States, it's δ{Φex╧ö-╒╣#X ;i√ΓUª«ÿ╜╓gÑπ·╓⌐¥√╘┐┬√█:ô┐O╝4sjYj

Anything else people would like to know about it?
Last edited by gmalivuk on Sun May 24, 2009 12:31 am UTC, edited 6 times in total.
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### Re: Random bitstream!

Hmmm...I think I'll just close my eyes and try:

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### Re: Random bitstream!

Cool!

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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Honestly. I drew from a hat.

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."-- Mark Twain
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Hah! I'm intentionally ruining this by picking a random number (D12%2-1. I rolled a 1.), and then entering the OPPOSITE here, which is obviously the opposite of random!

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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Spoiler:
I... I think I saw a 2.

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"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."-- Mark Twain
"There is not more dedicated criminal than a group of children."--addams

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Sorry if I messed this up. I don't even know what a bit is! But this looks too fun to be left out of ):

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michaelandjimi wrote:Oh Mr Gojoe
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Though in this fora I serenade you
I really only do it to aid you.
That continue on into infinity*

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Used the "throw card into the air" pseudo-random* number generator

*god doesn't throw cards?
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See Ya Space Cowboy...

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Interesting idea...

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hermaj wrote:No-one. Will. Be. Taking. Cheese's. Spot.
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LE4dGOLEM wrote:Cheese is utterly correct on all fronts.
SecondTalon wrote:That thing that Cheese just said. Do that.
Meaux_Pas wrote:I hereby disagree and declare Cheese to be brilliant.

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Maybe a fool that neglects the lilies of FG.
poxic wrote:Y'know, tina-mat, I hadn't realised until today that your avatar was a stabby little girl. I just thought she was wanking her ponytails.
Box Boy wrote:tina-mat is my lord and master.

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michaelandjimi wrote:Oh Mr Gojoe
I won't make fun of your mojo.
Though in this fora I serenade you
I really only do it to aid you.
That continue on into infinity*

Feeble accompanying guitar.

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hermaj wrote:No-one. Will. Be. Taking. Cheese's. Spot.
Spoiler:
LE4dGOLEM wrote:Cheese is utterly correct on all fronts.
SecondTalon wrote:That thing that Cheese just said. Do that.
Meaux_Pas wrote:I hereby disagree and declare Cheese to be brilliant.

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See Ya Space Cowboy...

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That's also the number of drugs that I've tried. Respec', bitch.

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This is one more than the amount of drugs I've tried. AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, IT'S NOT 2!

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