Thread: Rng process
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:09 PM
FLD FLD is offline
 
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The number placed on the packet by cmp1911 is a reference number, virtually the same as putting your name on it (keep in mind they don't know your name yet as they haven't opened the package).
This number will be the ID number inputted in the random number generation program, exactly the same process as using your name (which they don't know yet). When the rng is done running, each ID number will be assigned it's lottery position, from lottery number one to the highest number generated, dependent on the total number of packets received (I'm fairly confident mine will be dead last).
There are several random number generator programs available on the internet to give you a better understanding of the process. I poked around with a couple of them. It's pretty cool.

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