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Seeding Golang's rand

Random numbers in Go don't seem random? Surprise! The rand package defaults to a seed of 1.

That's great if you need a bunch of random numbers at the start of your program. Not great if you expect a different outcome each time you run the program.

A solution is to seed rand with Unix time. Try it in the init() function:

package main

import (

func init() {
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