i considered using seconds since the epoch, that may be good enough.
ummmm, by the way, is rand() still the way to go? in the end i'm going
to want a random real between zero and one inclusive. [0,1] as
the mathematicians say.
anyway, to seed rand() you need an unsigned int. all i really want
is "not readily predictable" garbage. seems like i heard of someone
just reading something out of the kernel, maybe the process table?
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