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    Quote Originally Posted by arabella View Post
    Which half is the random half?
    The meaningful half is 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 ... 61-62, 63-64
    The random half is 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 ... 60-61, 62-63.

    Here's the recipe:
    1) Take the 24 pairs that represent the Inverse of each other and the 8 pairs of Opposites where the hexagrams are symmetrical and so have no inverse.
    2) Scramble these meaningful pairs into a random sequence.
    3) Take the two most interesting pairs and have these begin and end your new sequence.
    4) As with any true random number sequence, where splashes of accidental order appear, you will have a few cases where this suggests a deeper order. Leave these where they lie.

    You now have something that looks a bit like life itself, half order, half chaos, but with several big hints of a great mystery to be solved, one that might explain it all if you could only become a master. It's like an X-Prize - people will work on the puzzle for thousands of years, and who knows what they might discover along the way. Your part is now done, as long as you don't tell folks what you done.

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