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 Post subject: Is it safe to assume...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:52 pm 
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That everyone here can solve a 3x3?

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i can :scrambled: :arrow: :solved: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to assume...
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No. I know of at least one member who cannot solve a 3x3 and although I can't remember his/her/ user name, I know what their avatar looks like and that they are only interested in collecting.

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It also depends on what you mean by 'solve.'

I've never learned any textbook solutions, and frankly I don't understand the methods I've seen discussed. But I have a natural knack for making the pieces go where I want them to go, mostly using inner-slice quarter-turns and outer-slice half-turns, so I like to make pretty patterns.

Thus I can get a cube into a 'solved' state by coaxing the pieces into a blank pattern, but I hardly regard it as 'solving' the cube. I've never done a timed solve, never competed, and never been interested in 'solving' methods per se.

(I know a guy who draw amazing pictures on an Etch-a-sketch and he can also make it blank again. Neither ability would be called a 'solve.')

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By "solving" i meant, the most general form of solving. Ie, all similar colors on each face.

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I think the better question is can everyone solve a 1x1x1. :lol:


P.S. I can :scrambled: :solved:


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I'm not sure if CubeGrrrl can, as he's only a friend of Chris who runs Cubesmith, and CubeGrrrl does all the announcements on the forum.

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quicksolver wrote:
No. I know of at least one member who cannot solve a 3x3 and although I can't remember his/her/ user name, I know what their avatar looks like and that they are only interested in collecting.

I think that 8sanders has said that they can't, but I might be getting confused. :?

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ummm, what is this thing you call a 3x3?

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Squircifer wrote:
ummm, what is this thing you call a 3x3?


It's smaller than the gigaminx in your icon.

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3x3, the world's FLATTEST PUZZLE!

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0wlstudioz wrote:
i can :scrambled: :arrow: :solved: :D

LOL I was gonna put this for my reply when I saw the question...LOL

How ever...I do not wish to become a "speed solver" just collecting whatever tickles my fancy. :mrgreen:

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theVDude wrote:
3x3, the world's FLATTEST PUZZLE!

You have to admit, Garrett. You saw this coming.

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http://www.superliminal.com/cube/mc2d.html

I love this puzzle, BTW.

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I have never actually solved a 3*3*3 even with the assistance of a tutorial. I always screw something up when attempting to follow algorithms. I have solved two layers a few times, and I have solved a Pyraminx Crystal.

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I can, but Im really slow.
:scrambled: :arrow: :D :arrow: :) :arrow: :| :arrow: :?: :arrow: :oops: :arrow: :idea: :arrow: :D :arrow: :solved:
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I can pretty quickly, but I've never bothered to learn any fast methods. My avereage is probably around 40 seconds.
I can solve every puzzle I own, and figured them all out by myself. I found one algorithm for the square-1 on the internet, but other than that, every solution is my own!

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I can around 20 seconds with advanced F2L but 3-look LL, and I do not intend to master all OLL algorithms. I did come up with my own solution which I can do in about a minute. No algorithms, either. Just occasional commutators + intuition.

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takes me just about a minute ish....im not into speed just the act of solving is enough...although im sure the gigaminx is a test of patience to test the gods..


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APJ wrote:
I think that 8sanders has said that they can't, but I might be getting confused. :?

Alex


I cannot. :oops: I really wish I could, but I don't have the time to dedicate to it. I work around 75 hours a week, and when I am not working I spend most of my time with my wife and children. I am primarily a collector . I think twisty puzzles are beautiful works of art . I have ventured a bit into the modding side, but again time is really an issue. I did make a floppy fisher cube!

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8sanders wrote:
APJ wrote:
I think that 8sanders has said that they can't, but I might be getting confused. :?

Alex


I cannot. :oops: I really wish I could, but I don't have the time to dedicate to it. I work around 75 hours a week, and when I am not working I spend most of my time with my wife and children. I am primarily a collector . I think twisty puzzles are beautiful works of art . I have ventured a bit into the modding side, but again time is really an issue. I did make a floppy fisher cube!

75 hours a week! That's crazy!

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I can, but I am no very fast. The reason for this is because I still only have a rubiks 3x3 :x . I have also solved the 4x4, 5x5, 7x7 and the megaminx (I learned how to solve the megaminx on my own). I never really learned any of the parity alg's for the 4x4+, but seeing as I have just bought an eastsheen 4x4 at borders I probably will be learning them soon.

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but seeing as I have just bought an eastsheen 4x4 at borders I probably will be learning them soon.

The Borders in your area sells them too? What is Eastsheen doing in bookstores and not even game stores?

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I can not solve the first twisty puzzle. sad to say I have not tried lol .. I like them for the engineering I find it totally amazing some one can figure out how to make 480 little parts all work together in a little cube like puzzle. I see them more as works of creativity then as a solving challenge. For what ever reason I think the twisty mech of the masterball puzzles is just insane how anyone sat down and figured that out is just awesome.


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I can. Normally I'm around 16-17 seconds, but I've gotten as low as 8.6

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I've never memorized any solution for it and am not embarrassed to say it takes me hours to do it.
I get there eventually, but it really doesn't bother me because like 8sanders, i collect and am slightly busy most of the time (a bit of an understatement)

I have solved most of the puzzles I owned prior to 2002 when life just got busy. :lol:

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Maybe it could be assumed that every member can at least solve one puzzle they own.

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That would be obvious. Mainly because most people on some sort of regular polyhedron 1x1x1.

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The best time I have on a 3x3x3 is 42.11 seconds. :D Not the best in the world, but better than some.

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Rentlix wrote:
That would be obvious. Mainly because most people on some sort of regular polyhedron 1x1x1.

I don't :shock:

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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
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That would be obvious. Mainly because most people on some sort of regular polyhedron 1x1x1.

I don't :shock:

Dice? Balls? There are many things you take for granted that can be 1x1x1s. And nonproportional 1x1x2s such as pull-off container caps which can spin continuously (such as the lids to spray cans).

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The Borders in your area sells them too? What is Eastsheen doing in bookstores and not even game stores?


I don't really know where borders carries them. It was very hard to find because it was in a cheap hanging case and it had these girly stickers on it (It was not a ko because it had the eastsheen logo and the patent and trademark number's). It turns very well but I may have loosened the screws to far because it exploded in my hand a few days ago. The reason I think these are not in game stores is because they are not that big of sellers. I'm glad it was though because it is the only way I would get otherwise. :D

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Rentlix wrote:
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That would be obvious. Mainly because most people on some sort of regular polyhedron 1x1x1.

I don't :shock:

Dice? Balls? There are many things you take for granted that can be 1x1x1s. And nonproportional 1x1x2s such as pull-off container caps which can spin continuously (such as the lids to spray cans).

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think anyone has a spray can sitting with their puzzles. (don't respond silicon spray, it's a loophole in my logic :wink: )

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Can we stay on topic please? 3x3x3s people...not obscure and questionable variations of 1x1x2s...

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On topic I can solve a 3x3x3 :solved:

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(don't respond silicon spray, it's a loophole in my logic :wink: )

I prefer silicon[b]e[/] spray.

By the way, has anyone every managed 1-look LL? 1023 algorithms just for the last layer

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Rentlix wrote:
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(don't respond silicon spray, it's a loophole in my logic :wink: )

I prefer silicon[b]e[/] spray.

By the way, has anyone every managed 1-look LL? 1023 algorithms just for the last layer

I was considering memorizing the most common ones (there have to be common ones, I know it!) and then every once in a while just "KA POW SOLVED!"

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