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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's RHOMBIC DODECAHEDRON (from Skewb) auction
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:12 pm 
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On Thursday 19th Jan I am starting a 10 day auction for one of my Rhombic Dodecahedrons. This puzzle is a full size Skewb transfomation. I am very pleased with it's quality. Here's a short video (long download)-
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SINPXDI9


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:03 pm 
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Oh my God... I just watched the video... simply amazing!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:28 pm 
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I have at last found a better way to post videos. Here's the same (lower quality) video without the wait.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8196751782


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:05 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I have at last found a better way to post videos. Here's the same (lower quality) video without the wait.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8196751782


I get this error message:

We're sorry, but this video may not be available.
Try refreshing the page to see this video.
To see more videos visit our home page.


What the ... ??? It *may* not be available? Sounds like they don't even know. They suck. Google's video service is still beta and I think it might be country-dependent (not sure but I think I had that issue before and they told me it's not yet available in my country).

Ah, ok... that was Opera. Now in Internet Explorer they say:

Thanks for your interest in Google Video.
Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.
We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience.


No video, but on the right side there are six very small images of it. They look like they're links but they don't work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:05 pm 
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I guess I spoke too soon. I tried "youtube" suggested by Richard but it wouldn't upload the video. The search goes on.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:39 am 
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Just watched the video: fast loading, reasonable quality. It is a better place to upload the videos from my point of view.
And the puzzle is so nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:52 am 
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I've found a russian patent that is similar to this puzzle: SU1253658. The EPO site is not responding to me right now, so I can't give the direct link now.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:58 pm 
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Aleksey wrote:
I've found a russian patent that is similar to this puzzle: SU1253658. The EPO site is not responding to me right now, so I can't give the direct link now.


Is this a lame attempt to prevent Tony from selling it publicly so you can get it cheap privately? ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:46 pm 
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Of course it is. How did you find out??? I was hoping to find patents for most of other Tony's puzzles, and then negotiate a buyout. Only if I could find the patent for the Golden Cube! :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:45 am 
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Tony,
I uploaded it to YouTube with no problems.
Does this video work for everyone?

http://www.youtube.com/v/Kz5TiUFiNwY

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:49 am 
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Thanks Richard. I tried about 4 times but however long I waited it never completed the upload. I contacted them and was told it might be something to do with my browser even though I am using internet explorer. I think I'll continue with Google video for download speed and Megaupload for higher quality and those who can't get Google. Ultimately I'd like a high quality fast download service.


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have you tried http://www.putfile.com ?

only for small videos


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I get the same problem with this as I had with Youtube. It times out before the upload finishes. To sum up, Youtube and Putfile times out and I can't seem to use them, Megaupload is good quality but takes ages to download, Google video downloads fast but the qualities not great and it doesn't seem to be available everywhere.


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Download speed on http://www.rapidshare.de is fast - it was just 4 times faster for me than mega.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:05 pm 
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I like it. Good quality, no registration, reasonable download speed and 100mb. Thanks.


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