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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:01 pm 
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Well, being that I just got my cube recently while I was on a 5-day school vacation (Fall Break), I havent had the chance to show my friends the new talent I had picked up. Well, today I decided to bring the cube. I didnt really plan on solving it for lots of people, but I knew it was bound to happen. I just wanted to mess with it during boring classes lol.

Well, in my 4th period class we have "study hall" for 30 minutes, where basically we can do whatever we want in the classroom. So basically everybody just talks and whatever for 30 minutes. Well, I thought this was the perfect time to get out the cube, so I pulled it out, and my friend saw it. He picked it up, and said "Ha, I could never solve this thing", and i kind of chuckled. Then he said "Can you solve it?". I said "Yeah, I can". He was in shock, like I lied the biggest lie ever. He swore up and down that I was just messing around or something (and by this time about 7 people were looking at me). So I told him to mix it up and Ill solve it in 2 minutes. (I know 2 minutes isnt fast to you guys, but to the average person 2 minutes is lightning :D ).

Well, everybody had stopwatches on their phones going while I was doing it, and they could see it slowly forming layer-by-layer, and when I finally finished it everybody was freaking out like I did something impossible. Well, did the same thing for other classes and everybody now thinks Im some kind of super intellegent math god? I hate math class :lol:

I guess the point of the story is just how funny it is that people are so amazed by solving it. They dont realize the whole concept of "algorithms" that are memorized, they think we just do it. Well, I thought it was pretty cool. The occasional fame is always nice to have.


Tell me your cube fame stories 8-)

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I solved the cube in front of an entire cafeteria full of people watching me in 22 seconds, and acually got a standing ovation.

whats even more fun though, is to look up at the ceiling during the last algorithm, or to put it behind your back. Just make it visible that you aren't looking at the cube.

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Yer, ALWAYS look away when doing the last algorithms...
If there is a commotion look at it, watch TV etc always looks good.

I am going to take me into school next week, do some pressure solving in prep for the UK Open.

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at some point I'm going to race my math teacher. I will use one hand for a handy cap but I will still win.

one time in Global history I was solving and at the OLL stepI looked up at the people watching and the whole class was crowded aroung my desk. and 2 more teachers were watching to. when I was done I slamed the cube on the desk with my hands next to it and every one cheered.

sometimes people like to watch me mess it up because of who fast I turn it.

the worst thing was in my spanish class I solved it for the class and when I was doing my favorite PLL and suddenly the cube exploded in my hands 3 edges and 3 corners flew out and bounced on the floor I didn't know what to do so I just laughed with everyone after I fixed the cube I solve it again with no pop. That was when I wasn't used to my DIY.

I've solved it for almost all of my classes.

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people make fun of me for being a nerd and being able to solve the cube


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we aren't nerds we are people that do things other than sit on our butts and watch TV.

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CaptianCrash44 wrote:
we aren't nerds we are people that do things other than sit on our butts and watch TV.


exactly :)

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well, almost ...
I sit on my butt and watch tv with a cube in my hand ;)

The best thing that happened to me from cubing is I got two bucks out of it.
Some guy randomly came up to me after doing a 5cube solve, says "that was amazing" and hands me two bucks.

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Lately I've been keeping the cubes at home. Normally my speed solving abilities start out as "impossible", "cool" or "unbelievable" feats but end in jealousy and name calling. I always have to wonder about the fools who tell me to "get a life" as they fail high school and do drugs in the school parking lot while I'm the one with the job and girlfriend.

One time a kid broke one of my cubes attempting to be funny and get attention by trying to imitate my godlike turning speeds.


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ErikD wrote:
Lately I've been keeping the cubes at home. Normally my speed solving abilities start out as "impossible", "cool" or "unbelievable" feats but end in jealousy and name calling. I always have to wonder about the fools who tell me to "get a life" as they fail high school and do drugs in the school parking lot while I'm the one with the job and girlfriend.

One time a kid broke one of my cubes attempting to be funny and get attention by trying to imitate my godlike turning speeds.


ahh stupid hos.

that kid sounds like he needed a good old fashion bitchslap lmao

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Well, I'm not in school per-say, though I AM a trainer of technical telecommunications for the US, and one of the ways I like to introduce myself to my classes is by talking a little about myself, and then mentioning that I have a fairly large collection of rubik's cubes, etc.

That's when I haul mr.cube out, and pass it around, etc. I mention that part of technical wireless communications requires troubleshooting, blah blah and that this is a useful tool.

"Why is that a useful tool? It's a rubik's cube"

I said because you can't just look at the colors on the cube. You have to think "outside the box" (little joke there) and it's good.

Then people say "So how fast can you solve it" (another joke:) I usually say "Ahh, less than 10 minutes"

That's when people go "OHHH LET'S TIME HIM!"
So A: They're amazed that you can do it
and B: They think it'll take 10 minutes or so, so when you solve it in like... 20-40 seconds they're blown away. It's funny lol


Anyway, that's my story. :)


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and B: They think it'll take 10 minutes or so, so when you solve it in like... 20-40 seconds they're blown away. It's funny lol


Yeah I'm doing that from now on.


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Scott Bedard wrote:
I solved the cube in front of an entire cafeteria full of people watching me in 22 seconds, and acually got a standing ovation.

whats even more fun though, is to look up at the ceiling during the last algorithm, or to put it behind your back. Just make it visible that you aren't looking at the cube.


Better than ceiling or behind the back...choose one person in the audience, and look them in the eyes. Slow down your PLL slightly just to elongate the time for which you're doing that. Make sure it's someone who's particularly amazed by it. Or do it one-handed while eating.

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enigmahack wrote:
Well, I'm not in school per-say, though I AM a trainer of technical telecommunications for the US, and one of the ways I like to introduce myself to my classes is by talking a little about myself, and then mentioning that I have a fairly large collection of rubik's cubes, etc.

That's when I haul mr.cube out, and pass it around, etc. I mention that part of technical wireless communications requires troubleshooting, blah blah and that this is a useful tool.

"Why is that a useful tool? It's a rubik's cube"

I said because you can't just look at the colors on the cube. You have to think "outside the box" (little joke there) and it's good.

Then people say "So how fast can you solve it" (another joke:) I usually say "Ahh, less than 10 minutes"

That's when people go "OHHH LET'S TIME HIM!"
So A: They're amazed that you can do it
and B: They think it'll take 10 minutes or so, so when you solve it in like... 20-40 seconds they're blown away. It's funny lol


Anyway, that's my story. :)



hahaha, thats awesome

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The best is when you're mixing it up and people are like "Can you solve those?" You say "No, I could never get them." Then do a speed solve and be like "Wow! [over exagerated]".

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xcool wrote:
The best is when you're mixing it up and people are like "Can you solve those?" You say "No, I could never get them." Then do a speed solve and be like "Wow! [over exagerated]".


lmao.

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I've been practicing one handed at school lately. people are amazed at how fast I can turn it with only one hand. I think I can go about 2.5 turns per second but I have trouble getting the sides aligned right. I don't solve it much in lunch anymore because this one kid always comes over and asks me if he can use use it and says that he can solve it faster. I just take one of my binders out and put the cube away saying I have homework to do and he leaves.

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CaptianCrash44 wrote:
I've been practicing one handed at school lately. people are amazed at how fast I can turn it with only one hand. I think I can go about 2.5 turns per second but I have trouble getting the sides aligned right. I don't solve it much in lunch anymore because this one kid always comes over and asks me if he can use use it and says that he can solve it faster. I just take one of my binders out and put the cube away saying I have homework to do and he leaves.
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bahaha, annoying kid. youll always have one of those lol. one handed. i need a good cube before i try any of that lol

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yeah even with my nice DIY my hands get tired pretty quick and I have to rest after each solve. once you get a nice cube solving will be 10 times more fun because of doing finger tricks. then you can have fun learning finger tricks for all your algs.

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CaptianCrash44 wrote:
yeah even with my nice DIY my hands get tired pretty quick and I have to rest after each solve. once you get a nice cube solving will be 10 times more fun because of doing finger tricks. then you can have fun learning finger tricks for all your algs.



i cant wait...

i have to wait until about 2 weeks after we're done moving into our new apartment.

then i can order a DIY, cubesmith tiles, and some silicone spray

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I don't have nice tiles. just regulare PVC stickers. they work fine. then the only thing that slows you down will be your method.

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CaptianCrash44 wrote:
I don't have nice tiles. just regulare PVC stickers. they work fine. then the only thing that slows you down will be your method.


ahh, yeah. i look forward to it

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The nerd comments typically come from situations around teens or perhaps college students. Teens have a different set of priorities at that age.

On the subway, however, where the environment is a bit more mature, I get the occasional "awesome!", "wow!". On average I get looks of stunned belief or surprise and see a bunch of people looking at me as I get out for my stop. But no "what a nerd!" in that situation :)


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The nerd comments typically come from situations around teens or perhaps college students. Teens have a different set of priorities at that age.

On the subway, however, where the environment is a bit more mature, I get the occasional "awesome!", "wow!". On average I get looks of stunned belief or surprise and see a bunch of people looking at me as I get out for my stop. But no "what a nerd!" in that situation :)


ahhh! very nice 8-) .

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lol, i brought it to school, and at lunch played with it. one of my friends was amazed by this, and was still talking about it when we got back to math class. my math teacher was like "what are you guys talking about??" and my friend, being the loudmouth she is, decided that it would be a good class presentation, so the next day i brought in the cube and solved it in a minute and 1 second.

or the other day at lunch (in the line) i put my cube on my tray and let it sit there. some upperclassman (i'm in ninth, he's in god knows what) picked it up and scrambled it. thinking he had done something funny, he said "lets see you fix it now!!! do it before the end of the line!" so while walking down the line, picking out my food, i solved it in what was less than 2 minutes. by the time i was done about 5 or 6 people in the line were going "holy ****"


like, i like being the coolest nerd you'll ever meet 8-)

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lol, i brought it to school, and at lunch played with it. one of my friends was amazed by this, and was still talking about it when we got back to math class. my math teacher was like "what are you guys talking about??" and my friend, being the loudmouth she is, decided that it would be a good class presentation, so the next day i brought in the cube and solved it in a minute and 1 second.

or the other day at lunch (in the line) i put my cube on my tray and let it sit there. some upperclassman (i'm in ninth, he's in god knows what) picked it up and scrambled it. thinking he had done something funny, he said "lets see you fix it now!!! do it before the end of the line!" so while walking down the line, picking out my food, i solved it in what was less than 2 minutes. by the time i was done about 5 or 6 people in the line were going "holy ****"


like, i like being the coolest nerd you'll ever meet 8-)



haha, thats awesome

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I frown upon people who bring cubes to school only to show off.And yes, having it out at any time when you are around people is showing off.But that's just me.


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to me showing off is taking it out when there are a lot of people near you and then you say hey everyone look what I can do.

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yeah really, i brought it to school to show up one of my friends who didn't seem to believe that i could do it. but then my other friend saw it, and she went and got the bright idea to bring it up in math class.

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oooh, just thought of another good story, where i wasn't trying to "show off"


i go to a gun range on mondays and shoot trap (basically you shoot at flying clay disks, for those who don't know.) well, while waiting for my group to be called, i pulled out my cube and started playing with it. now keep in mind, this is a gun club, so there are a few old geezers there. i was solving the cube fairly slowly, taking my time, and some old guy comes up to me and is like "so, can you solve one of those things? i never could get them"

me- "yes sir, give me about 30 seconds and i'll do it for you"

i got a few odd looks after solving it, lol.

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ahh, nice story speedy. lol

and to kyle. i dont think any of were showing off. people automatically think we're showing off just because we're solving it, even though we're just having fun. everytime i get out my cube at school, im just trying to master algorithms i use, or try out some finger tricks, etc. i dont say "hey everybody..". usually somebody does that anyway though =/

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but that is what makes it so much fun. the cube gets alot of attention really fast lol.

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
but that is what makes it so much fun. the cube gets alot of attention really fast lol.



ya ^^

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I use to go to the library every day and do it on the computer timer until the librarian said "THAT TURNING IS SO LOUD KYLE GO AWAY! and i never brought it to school again lol.That's my story.


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I use to go to the library every day and do it on the computer timer until the librarian said "THAT TURNING IS SO LOUD KYLE GO AWAY! and i never brought it to school again lol.That's my story.


dang lol. evil librarians. they're the worst lol.

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lol, use a stopwatch silly. either that or look up at a clock and use the seconds hand :D

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I hate it when my friends try to time me witht the clock on the wall. because they watch me until it's done. it takes them a little while to realize it's done then they look up and go 25 seconds and I'm like 18

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