of the unbiasing techniques just mentioned.
To close on a completely random note, I will leave you
with a fun example of a very early musical piece that took
advantage of true random number generation. In 1787,
Mozart composed a set of instructions for a ‘musical dice
game’ — a method of using consecutive dice throws to
generate a minuet! Lots more information about this and a
computer generated version are available online at
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