Originally Posted by sagefr0g
for the automatic shuffle machine such as the md1 shufflemaster is the algorithm one that changes from shuffle to shuffle or is the algorithm the same mechanical process applied the same way shuffle after shuffle?
The mechanical process is the same but there is a randomizing element involved. For example, Card A will not always be placed in Slot B. The RNG will put Card A in a different slot each time. The exact location of each card will be randomized within the limits of the machine. Without knowling those limitations we cannot predict the location of any cards.