Re: Re: Election entropy as CGI interface

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 17:59:16 CDT

On May 9, 2004, at 5:38 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
> http://gnosis.cx/cgi-bin/entropy.cgi
> The alphabet size should default to 8 if people don't have a better
> one.

Why?

It's easy enough to change, but what makes 8 special? (other than the
fact it's a power of two, but so is 16). My guess about barcodes was
that more would have a 16 letter alphabet than an 8 letter one... but I
could easily be wrong on this.
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