Shuffle mode?. How does it work.. I think there may be some bias in the "random" selection, depending on the program I noticed on my iPod Classic that if I didn't skip songs from a par Shuffle mode? How does it work I think there may be some bias in the "random" selection depending on program noticed my iPod Classic that if didn't skip songs from a par
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #7 - billybong
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(04/26/2012) [-]
I think there may be some bias in the "random" selection, depending on the program

I noticed on my iPod Classic that if I didn't skip songs from a particular artist, I'd be more likely get more played from the same artist... Just as an example...

Never really compared it to iTunes's shuffle because I avoided using it, but I'd presume it's somewhat similar
User avatar #8 to #7 - auryn
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(04/26/2012) [-]
I think that's just the human tendency to see associations, even when there aren't any.

It's very unlikely and doesn't make much sense since it defeats the purpose of picking "random" numbers.
#9 to #8 - billybong
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(04/26/2012) [-]
I guess if my theory was right, there'd be no need for that Genius crap

Okay....
User avatar #6 - auryn
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(04/26/2012) [-]
I was thinking the exact same thing a while ago and I looked up how they came at these supposedly "random" numbers.
Turns out most devices don't generate real random numbers.

They're known as Pseudorandom number generators or deterministic random bit generators.
It uses an algorithm for generating a sequence of numbers that approximates the properties of random numbers. The sequence is not truly random in that it is completely determined by a relatively small set of initial values.

So technically it isn't random, but it's random enough for the purposes such as shuffling songs.

User avatar #3 - coolstorybrotwenty
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(04/26/2012) [-]
One does not just simply pick a random song.
#4 to #3 - coolstorybrotwenty
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Oh and i leveled the playing field, from -1 to 0   
feel like a savior
Oh and i leveled the playing field, from -1 to 0
feel like a savior
#1 - anon id: 667083ef
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(04/26/2012) [-]
i all ready know the answer my lad see it uses math in a complex form that compensated with any number of your songs so when you gain songs its sequence will change

User avatar #5 - hypercombofinish
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(04/26/2012) [-]
Even a calculator can do it, kid.