||[Feb. 26th, 2005|12:12 pm]
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It struck me this morning that Mersenne Twister would be a great name for a mixed drink. Does anyone know if someone's already come up with one? If not, we should try. It just has a cool ring to it in a geeky sort of way. I'm not sure what it should contain, but here are some ideas:
1. It should include something French (or something that's associated with the French), in honor of Mersenne himself.
2. It should include something Japanese, in honor of the Mersenne Twister authors, Matsumoto and Nishimura.
3. The proportions of two ingredients should be the ratio of two Mersenne primes, like 7:3. (Realistically, this could simply be two ingredients in a 2:1 ratio with an extra drop of the former.)
4. The mixing instructions should include some element of randomness, since Mersenne Twister is an algorithm for producing (pseudo)random numbers.
Suggestions are welcome. I would prefer something that actually tastes good, if that's possible given the constraints I suggested!