Random?

Put an infinite number of monkeys in a room with typewriters, and eventually one of them would produce the entire works of Shakespeare. Such is the theoretical nature of Random. If something is truly random, every once in a while something that appears not to be random will inevitably occur. In theory.

I went to login to a website this evening, and … well, you know those irritating captcha codes – supposedly random characters that are really hard for computers to read and almost as hard for humans to read … well …

Is that really random, or a search term an algorithm has insidiously plucked from my internet history?

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