The simple math behind the extraordinary benefit of 8 sided dice for diceware

Posted on Thu 14 May 2020 in tech • Tagged with unix, diceware, security, programming

Most diceware implementations use 6-sided dice or D6. It would be easy to knee jerk assume that the marginal difference between 6 and 8 sided dice is negligible. However, in that case, one would be forgetting that we are dealing with exponential counting here and small numbers really add up …

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