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Are all unicorns here unique, or are there repeats? If they are all unique, is it some sort of REALLY cool unicorn-orithm?

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They should be unique. The MD5 hash of the user's email address or IP is used as the seed for the random number generator, and there are quite a few calls to random in the algorithm (in the order of 100-150, I'd estimate).

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+1 for Dilbert. – Smalltown2k Apr 1 '10 at 20:10

It's generated using Magic, seeded by the md5 hash of your e-mail - so any two addresses that cause a hash collision will have identical unicorns. Such unicorn sharing is unfortunate, but necessary, given the current global economy.

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Stupid economy... as a north american (canadian) I am entitled... NO, have the RIGHT to my own unicorn... I don't care what those wall street jerks think! – Zoidberg Apr 3 '10 at 3:33

They're generated, so probably unique. Have a look at this question

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