# random is... randomized?

it should be.

it’s kind of tricky to get right and may feel a bit like an abstract concept. random values should be random (unless you’re talking about Debian randomness).

so, let’s try that - take a cube in hand and throw it three times. what’s the probability that you’ll get three times the same number? small, but there is one.

similar experiment - your friend throws coin ten times, and eight times there’s eagle. is the coin ‘prepared’? no, it just follows very complex process of spinning number of times (yeah, and i know about ‘if you’d like enough time and throw coin so many times…’ - that’s not about it).

today, on one of devices i was working on, i got following message:

```
Mar 8 10:01:54.929 CET: %UTIL-6-RANDOM: A pseudo-random number was generated twice in succession
```

is it an error? no, just diagnostic information. random number generator hit the same number twice which may look off, but it really isn’t.

not everything that repeats, must be fake :)