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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: observe that i did not put a ram buffer in FG (aside from the 16bit debias/accumulator ) , it was not happenstance.
asciilifeform: ( for the sake of record : a non-retarded arch would do random like-so : ~as a cpu instruction~ that reads from N ~asynchronous~ ports , where N is odd, debias, and xor )
asciilifeform: von neumann's debias algo, and xor fold, are the two legit methods of dealing with this, but they have considerable cost ( each application of either , burns away 50% of incoming bits )
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=debias
mircea_popescu: the recent debias-otp-plaintext thing being a splendid if amusing example in this exact line.
mircea_popescu: i had no fucking idea the notion that you're supposed to debias plaintext before otping it is even controversial.
ben_vulpes: so there's nothing beyond capture and then debias that needs doing for postprocessing?
ben_vulpes: capture, debias, run through diehard/ent?
mircea_popescu: you can debias with an algorithm.
mircea_popescu: Apocalyptic you know the von neumann coin debias algo ?