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Feb
7
comment Why am I being disconnected from IRC when my computer is idle?
I've rebooted my computer and this may have fixed it. I know, I should have thought of that before, but it really didn't occur to me that I hadn't already rebooted my computer since the problem had started.
Feb
5
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
OK, fair enough. But wouldn't the same apply equally to cryptography applications? Even the answer gievn here says you need a hardware RNG to seed the CSPRNG.
Feb
5
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
It's not necessarily a security question. I think there are be reasons to use truly random numbers that don't involve security. If I were doing some scientific research that depends on random numbers and it was for whatever reason critical that the numbers be as random as possible, I'd certainly take advantage of a hardware RNG so I can rest assured that any properties observed are not due to quirks of the RNG.
Feb
3
comment Why am I being disconnected from IRC when my computer is idle?
Nope, that's not it. I just had the problem again even though that box is still unchecked. Sorry!
Feb
2
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Feb
2
comment Why am I being disconnected from IRC when my computer is idle?
OK, I went there and that box was indeed checked. I've unchecked it now and we'll see if it fixes it. I'll mark your answer as accepted for now and post again if it doesn't work. Thank you!
Feb
2
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Feb
2
asked Why am I being disconnected from IRC when my computer is idle?
Jan
13
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