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Instead, use a package that harvests entropy for you. Many Unix-based operating systems now come with a random device, which provides entropy harvested by the operating system. On other Unix systems, you can use tools such as EGADS (http://www.securesw.com/egads/), which is a portable entropy collection system.[7] EGADS also works on Windows systems.

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This is truly new information to me. Once you read about it, it is of course obvious. But the idea that software exists to record events like time of key presses to generate random seeds and that entropy increases over time is kind of mind blowing :-)