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Why not just use the current time (as an integer)?

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Depending upon the lifetime you have to operate over, 8 digits may not be enough and if you need a whole bunch of random numbers quickly, the current time may not advance fast enough. Time is generally a good thing to use for a non-repeating unique number, but the 8 digit limitation might handicap that for this particular use.
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Great idea just pared it with jQuery, as the date with the integers in the date that won’t be the same over time. Very Good Idea!