[Foundation-l] Is random article truly random

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 18 14:14:55 UTC 2011

Just to clarify the technical details for those interested... the code is
located here:

It gets a random number using PHP's build into pseudo-random number
generator and uses that to recover an article from the DB.

Ostensibly this gives (currently) 1 in 3,769,030 odds of coming across a
particular page :)

(I say ostensibly because it appears to be a little more complicated than
that - but it does for back-of-the-napkin discussions)


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