I guess the trick will be that most game results don't show you the entire result of the RNG, the 32-bit number or whatever it is. You only see pass/fail, or a selection from a loot table with dozens of items, not millions.

So you probably need a lot more than two observations, and/or observe events with a very broad range of outcomes.

Apparently you can reconstruct the state of a common pseudo-random number generator from knowing only *two* sequential outputs: jazzy.id.au/tags/prng.html

Most games probably don't use secure random sources.

Does this mean that you could make a Tool-Assisted Speedrun that could predict the RNG?

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Woke up to find a mastodon window opened, zoomed to 1000%, with the print dialog up.

(I don't have a printer.)

Hopefully I did make any terrible toots in my sleep.

@forktogether Checking in; it's been a couple months. Any updates or non-updates to report?

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@jamey From past experience, I also fear you're going to finally get that image to open and find that any graph with a million connections is utterly unintelligible. πŸ˜–

Good luck! 🀞

@jamey I'm surprised that those crash at "only" 32k pixels wide!

Well ... okay. 900 megapixels when the renderer is probably using *at least* 32 bpp is a fair bit of work if not written with that use case in mind.

Recruiters all want to talk on the phone. I expect to get the alert from the phone company any time now.

> We have detected unusual activity on your account. Someone with your number is
> β€’ answering the phone
> β€’ having voice conversations
> For your safety we will suspend this account until we can confirm the source of this activity.

[looking at job postings]

Well, my last two employers were VIA and Veelo, so I should find a role with this music video platform so my resume can read

VIA, Veelo, Vevo

@aparrish Are you looking for reasons to have States named after you? Parishonde. Parrison.

@jamey What does the URL-to-JSON provide beyond, uh, another URL?

I guess a file that has multiple banner sizes in it gives you more options for responsive design?

@jamey A tangent, but: So much LinkExchange history there I didn't know! They received $3 M (in 1997 dollars!) and acquired a shopping cart and sold to Microsoft 18 months later?


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