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Old March 29, 2018, 20:33   #22
Pondlife
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Originally Posted by Ighalli View Post
What seems stranger than the allegedly streaky RNG is how frequently the fairness of it is questioned.
I think the mathematical definition of random differs from the "common sense" definition of random. See for example "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; or Apple's decision to change the shuffle algorithm from true random because that didn't "feel" random to users.

I beleive the Angband RNG is random in the mathematical and statistical sense; but often it seems "unfair" or "streaky" to humans.
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