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Subject: Re: random book moves/ random generator

Author: Jeremiah Penery

Date: 11:08:36 01/13/00

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On January 13, 2000 at 14:00:10, Christophe Theron wrote:

>Be careful with milliseconds on a PC running Windows 9x. Actually the PC timer
>has not changed since prehistory, and it is still producing interrupts at
>18.2Hz. That means that the resolution of time of day under Windows 9x is more
>than 50 milliseconds!
>Under Windows NT I remember this is 10ms. Much better, but stil not accurate to
>the millisecond.
>I hope this helps.

Even if it's not 100% accurate, you should still be able to get a good random
number seed from it, which is the important part. :)

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