A sample random number

The following is 1024 bits of free independently and identically distributed randomness, hex encoded. It is brought to you today by two passes of a 512 bit SHA-2 hash across a single frame from the Photonic Instrument. Standard caveats apply: don’t use it for your bank’s password (we know it!). And of course we might be keeping a record of it too. And how do you know it’s random anyway? It may have come from a kiddie’s linear congruential generator like RANDU or java.util.Random. This is just intended to be an example of a working, gold standard DIY TRNG. And it’s really really random.

Random value:-