|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
It is known as a fact that computers do not do things in random order. They need a preset number, a seed number, to calculate and simulate a random feeling. This is often achieved using the seconds and hours as seed numbers since that is constantly changing. My question is, how do cd players and other devices that has no timer achieve randomness? What do they use as a seed number? It cannot be the number of songs because that is always the same and the first song played in random is always different. I know a similiar answer has been indirectly posted but It was only a brief explanation that I did not understand very well. The scientist said something about key presses and the order of data on cd-roms but my question goes to music cd-players. thank you.
Re: How can a cd player be random with no seed number?
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