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 Post subject: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:52 pm 
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We had a scheduled emergency power outage in my community a few days ago. My battery-backup kept the Internet going for a couple of hours. After that, I decided to move into a room with a bit of natural light and solve cuboids. I solved the cuboids in the order shown in the picture, from left to right:

MF8/TomZ 3x4x5
Calvin/TomZ 4x4x6
Ayi 4x4x5
C4U 3x3x4
LanLan 3x3x2
C4U 3x3x5

I chose cuboids because I know the algorithms quite well and would not have to look at notes on my iPad. That and they are fun. The power came back on as I was looking for my C4U 3x3x7 to solve.

What puzzles would you like to solve if the power went out for a few hours?


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:28 am 
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Lights out :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:09 am 
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Mirror cube because you can do it with zero light. It's quite fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 11:10 am 
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I'd go for an unstickered Megatwist for the same reason as the Mirror Blocks. The shapeshifting doesn't need any lights.

Another fun challenge would be to unjumble a Helicopter Cube in the dark.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:17 pm 
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If you want to impress people, Rubik’s Icon Cube. It can be hard to differentiate colors in proper light, the dark would be a nightmare.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Golden Cube of course. BTW I have never heard (read) the term "power outage" before. We would say "power cut".

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Golden Cube of course. BTW I have never heard (read) the term "power outage" before. We would say "power cut".


Ah if only I could get a white golden cube for a small sum :) ...and I quite enjoy learning about cultural differences even with something as small as dialect


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:55 pm 
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I think it would depend on the day haha, right know though, I would say my 2x2-8x8 puzzles, and then the Minx family.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles for a Power Outage
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:07 am 
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Peter's Black Hole! :lol:

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