I know that random and urn can be seeded from a number dependent on the time since system start-up (seed 0) but I'm working on something that will start-up at the same time every day, and various parts of the program will be triggered at fixed times. This suggests that theoretically I could get the same sequence of events happening every day. << or is this extremely unlikely?>>
To avoid this i just thought of generating the seed from sampling a piece of incoming audio (microphone) - remembering that some computer (atari1040ST?) used to provide random numbers by sampling some noisy piece of circuitry -
is there a simpler, cooler way to do this? do anyones externals generate random seeds in a different way?
- i looked in the archives but people seemed to be more interested in repeating a random sequence of events!