Grumpus - 4:42 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0) At least that's how I see it based upon what's there. G.
The patent calls several times for "a predetermined number of pages" to have the calculations run on. If there are 10,000 results, it'll see which of those 10,000 results link to the first 100 pages (or whatever they pick) and those first 100 pages will be shuffled on the fly. If you are result 101 for that term, you'll stay right there at 101.
At least that's how I see it based upon what's there.