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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Except shuffling a pack of cards doesn't entail each card appearing at the front... That would be randomized playback. Shuffling the cards only determines the order in which they are played...
Here, each song is put into a random order and assigned a value of "0". This is changed to "1" when it's played, thus ensuring a) a shuffled playlist as the random order is often, though not always, planned and b) if you're really sad and get to your penultimate song you'll know what's coming next.
The question surely is, if the batteries run out part way through a shuffled list, does it realise it is part way through and continue as before or lose it's place and potentially re-play the previous tracks.