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Post IRCBot: Seeding Mersenne Twister from RtlGenRandom(): 188685
What's that all about??

Who is seeding what?

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Post Re: IRCBot: Seeding Mersenne Twister from RtlGenRandom(): 18
It's re-seeding the random number generator (Mersenne Twister). In previous builds it just did it once when the bot was starting but in more recent builds it does it every hour or so.

RtlGenRandom() is a function built-in to Windows that generates good random numbers.

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Post Re: IRCBot: Seeding Mersenne Twister from RtlGenRandom(): 18
So that's okay? Okay :)

It's a fantastic worker and, unlike my other DJs, it never moans :) Fantastic work Indy, no idea why it didn't like the update, it's running Windowz 7 great :D

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Post Re: IRCBot: Seeding Mersenne Twister from RtlGenRandom(): 18
Yep, it's normal. Just trying to keep the randomness as high and equidistributed as possible.

The bot should run fine from Windows XP (it may require SP2 or SP3, but everyone should have those anyway) up to Windows 7 for sure. I've never tried Windows 8 (which looks terrible), but I imagine it will be fine there too.

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