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Ask any human to choice a number between 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF

 
 
Dennis Yurichev
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      01-22-2007
Hi.
Consider some software asking different users for a hexadecimal number
between 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF.
Is there any done research in statistical (and psychological) field on
what numbers used more often and less often, except of obvious numbers
like 0x11111111, 0x12345678, et cetera.

 
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Sebastian Gottschalk
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      01-22-2007
Dennis Yurichev wrote:

> Hi.
> Consider some software asking different users for a hexadecimal number
> between 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF.
> Is there any done research in statistical (and psychological) field on
> what numbers used more often and less often, except of obvious numbers
> like 0x11111111, 0x12345678, et cetera.


Same as for 1 to 10. Very low numbers, very high numbers, very median
numbers and very regular numbers (wrt patterns) are tried to be avoided.

The effect is purely psychological.
 
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Ertugrul Soeylemez
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      01-23-2007
Sebastian Gottschalk <(E-Mail Removed)> (07-01-22 21:50:57):

> > Consider some software asking different users for a hexadecimal
> > number between 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF.
> > Is there any done research in statistical (and psychological) field
> > on what numbers used more often and less often, except of obvious
> > numbers like 0x11111111, 0x12345678, et cetera.

>
> Same as for 1 to 10. Very low numbers, very high numbers, very median
> numbers and very regular numbers (wrt patterns) are tried to be
> avoided.
>
> The effect is purely psychological.


At least, it wouldn't make up a good PRNG. =)


Regards,
E.S.
 
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