Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK
LOL You know there may be a kernel of truth to the incredibly foolish idea "if you move your cusor enough you can change your luck".
Pokerstars say they use input from the users UI like mouse movements to add extra data to the RNG for the sake of entropy. Pretty genius really...
But "changing your luck" is a fairy lovely concept! I envision some jackass as some other table jangling his mous around going "cmon 7!!! fill my gutshot".
Also at stars once the cards are shuffled the RNG is done till the next hand. No amount of voodoomouse will change the outcome of th hand.
These discussions would make a lot more sense to many online players if they would take the time to research the 'true RNG' process. In short form, yes, mouse clicks 'can' affect the entropy which is fed to the RNG to create the 'seed' for the next card to be pulled from the old deck to the new deck. Stars does preset the entire 52 card deck, just like a live table dealer does. They don't 'burn' a card though, as there is no need since the top card cannot be 'marked' online.
Here's an abstract from a patent site: "A random number generator includes a first oscillator that provides a first oscillatory signal to a processor, and a second oscillator that provides a signal to a frequency multiplier, which in turn provides a second oscillatory signal to the processor. The relative jitter between the two oscillatory signals contains a calculable amount of entropy that is extracted by the processor to produce a sequence of true random numbers."
Too complicated to worry about? Consider that True RNG's are used in government and 'big' business cryptography systems for creating unbreakable code.