Re: [dsfjdssdfsd] Any plans for drafts or discussions on here?

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Fri, 24 January 2014 00:01 UTC

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On Jan 23, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Michael Hammer <michael.hammer@yaanatech.com> wrote:

> Hmmm...  that makes it sound rather subjective.

The value of an individual bit from an entropy source is subjective.

> If we don't have objective measures, 
> then who is to say that one's randomness is better or worse than another?

Once there is agreement on the amount of entropy in a given set of initial bits, there are objective measures about the effectiveness of ways to distribute them.

> Understand that user data input may or may not have good entropy.
> But, hope that would be the only source of any output entropy, 
> given good encryption algorithms and random keys.

Adding additional sources of output entropy, if done correctly, is *always* at least as good as only using the initial bits.

--Paul Hoffman