buggnubg - Bugs: bug #43997, Random.org

 
 

bug #43997: Random.org

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue Jan 13 12:20:38 2015  
 
Originator Name: Peter MasperoOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Item Group: Other bugCategory: Other
Release: 1.04-ReleasePrivacy: Public
Operating System: Windows XPOS Type: 32Bit
Processor Type: IntelSeverity: 3 - Normal
Open/Closed: OpenAssigned to: Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: In Progress

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Wed Jan 21 21:07:21 2015, comment #4:

I am working on a new release to resolve this issue. However, the problem should not be occurring at the moment even with 1.04.00x . The admins at http://www.random.org have given us a reprieve for a few months and allowed us to access their random numbers as we have in the past. If you were to try random.org at the moment you should find that this isn't a problem. The next Windows release will be in the next couple weeks although a preview (unofficial 1.05 version) with the proper fix can be found here:

http://www.gnubg.org/media/windows/gnubg-1_05_000-dev1-20150120-setup.exe

This is a completely new environment and it is best to

a) uninstall previous version of GNUbg from the directory before installing this version on top of the old (in the same directory)
b) Install this version in a completely different directory than the old.

Your preferences and settings though can be reused.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jan 13 16:49:31 2015, comment #3:

For those who find this bug, I'll offer up a technical reason for the failure. The issue is that it appears http://www.random.org must have changed recently in that it requires 'https' to retrieve the dice and we only support 'http' .

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jan 13 16:25:17 2015, comment #2:

Oops I didn't click Random.org when I did my test. Now that I set it correctly, I see what you are observing. I will look into it. Possibly random.org change their site and we are picking up non random values. I am marking this bug as confirmed.

For now I suggest Mersenne Twister. My 5000 roll test was fine.

Thanks for the report!

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jan 13 16:15:01 2015, comment #1:

Using 1.04.000 I played 10 matches and about 5000 rolls and did a statistical study on the dice. There doesn't apear to be a problem.

I need to get a better understanding about what isn't random. You give an example w 3.1, b4.1, w2.2, b6.2 . Is there something not random about that? If so, in what way?

Thanks

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jan 13 12:20:38 2015, original submission:

Of late the programme picks up the same old dice numbers and not random eg: w 3.1, b4.1, w2.2, b6.2.... This does not give confidence on 'cheating' its hard enough to win anyway!
The same applies on my laptop win 8.1 64 bit.
Any thoughts on how to regenerate true random numbers apart from manual throwing?
Rgds
Peter (it's still a great game)

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