It’s Random, They Swear

In seeking out a concrete answer for why your iPod can play 3 Arcade Fire songs over the course of 6 songs even when it’s set to random shuffle, Dan Goodin spoke to computer scientists and mathematicians for Wired.

Turns out that humans are bad at detecting true randomness, preferring to seek patterns in everything. At least, that’s what my horoscope said today.

Read it here.