Most Dice Aren’t That Random
Michael Heilemann over at Binary Bonsai wrote a blog post that happened to mention my iPhone dice app, Mach Dice. He also linked to a couple videos about dice where a certain Colonel Louis Zocchi describes why most dice are not that random, which I was surprised to learn. Essentially, most manufacturers who make 20-sided dice are not very precise and thus end up with dice that are much less likely to roll certain numbers. So in a funny turn of events, Mach Dice might actually give you a more uniform distribution of numbers than many physical dice.