best way to create entropy?

Owen DeLong owen at
Fri Oct 12 00:43:15 UTC 2012

On Oct 11, 2012, at 5:01 PM, shawn wilson < at> wrote:

> in the past, i've done many different things to create entropy -
> encode videos, watch youtube, tcpdump -vvv > /dev/null, compiled a
> kernel. but, what is best? just whatever gets your cpu to peak or are
> some tasks better than others?

I find that giving a screwdriver and a hammer to a child between the ages
of 4 and 10 will usually do pretty well.


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