Lava Lamps & Encryption

Don’t know what to do with an old lava lamp? How about several? A while back I found this piece entitled “Fluid Dynamics: How a Wall of Lava Lamps Helps Encrypt 10% of the Internet” an interesting read. Here’s an excerpt:

Computers have a real problem when it comes generating truly random numbers, which has led one web-critical cybersecurity firm to reference an array of lava lamps to create unique and unpredictable code.