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UPDATE: This test case was done on Windows 2000 sp2. I ran the same exact progam on my Mandrake Linux 8.$something and it performed exactltly as I expected it would. what I thought was perl related appears to be as AbigailII stated a problem/limitation of my system-level random number generator.