What is random?

What Does random Mean

The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ) does not recognize the term random . It is an English word that can be translated as “random” and that, for reasons related to technology, began to be used also in Spanish.

Compact disc ( CD ) players usually have a function called random that allows songs to be played randomly. Suppose a music CD has ten tracks: when played conventionally, the first track will play first, then the second track, and so on. On the other hand, with the playback in random mode, the listener will be able to listen to the songs in any order ( 8, 3, 6, 1, 4, 9, 5, 2, 10 and 7 , for example).

With the passage of time , compact discs were losing prominence in the market, as the public began to be more and more interested in music players in digital format, such as MP3 or AAC (the latter is preferred by audio devices). Apple brand, such as the famous iPod). In the transition from CDs to files stored directly on players, the term "random" was no longer used, and was replaced by "shuffle", another word of English origin, which in this case refers to the verb "mix".
It is known as random chat , on the other hand, the type of online service that allows you to establish a conversation (either through instant messaging or webcam) with a stranger. Those who access the service are contacted with each other at random.
Most random chat services offer free videoconferencing and even private rooms (unlike a public space, in which everyone can read all the conversations and it is very difficult to keep in touch with a particular user, especially if there are a lot of people connected). Thanks to the possibility of establishing communication with people from all over the world, random chat is a tool that can open many doors on a social level.
The Random Access Memory ( RAM ), or Random Access Memory is a type of memory in a computer , is used to save the work done by the software while it is running. We speak of "random" access since it is possible to write or read the information in any memory position with the same waiting time.
It should be mentioned that currently RAM memory exists in most of the devices that we know and use daily, such as mobile phones, tablets and video game consoles. Their performance depends largely on the speed and capacity of this component; However, processors and graphics cards, for example, play a fundamental role in this regard, so expanding memory does not always give us the results we are looking for .

Programming languages ​​often include functions to obtain random numbers and, since the language used for their terms is English, the word we usually see in these cases is "random". Its usefulness is incalculable, especially in the field of video game development, where the surprise factor is essential to maintain the interest of the player. It is important to highlight that it is not convenient to use a random function while the user is controlling the program, but to generate the numbers at random and store them during loading, and then access them comfortably.
Penguin Random House , on the other hand, is a publishing group whose property is owned by Bertelsmann , a multinational company with headquarters in Germany .
Random Records , on the other hand, is an Argentine record label that was created in 1989 . Rita Lee , Tom Jobin , Blondie , Carla Bruni , Daniel Melero and Gotan Project are some of the artists that are part of their catalog.

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