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Submission + - Random Number Generator Human Influence Testing

erfmuffin writes: "Since 1979, The Princeton Engineering Anomolies Research (PEAR) program has been conducting experiments to measure the effect of interation between human consciousness with physical devices and random number generators (RNGs) Subjects would be asked to use the power of their mind to try influence the results of RNG's in real time. This site is an online version of a test with a similar premise. Participants try to use the power of their mind to influence the random number that is generated to be as low as possible. The highest ranking "telepaths" are listed in the stats page, but once larger data sets are available, the data will be analyzed to check the statistical significance of any differences. It's also interesting to note that the RNG server is hosted in an old bank vault with 4ft solid concrete/steel walls."

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