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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

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Posted:Ive got one in my room which has been making a rather attractive ornament for the last few months... until my nephew got his hands on it and messed it all up... can anyone do them? Ive been fiddling with the silly thing for the last few days and its driving me bananas! xxx ubbloco

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:ooo, just found this thread. have been cubing since late last year, can now do a 3x3x3 (2:30), 4x4x4 (4:19) and 5x5x5 (about 8mins)

have been learning new algorithms from www.speedcubing.com for most of this afternoon, just to speed them all up a little smile

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:also, just broke my 3x3x3 record, 1min 47sec smile

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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ElectricStapler


newbie
Location: Go

Total posts: 33
Posted:I can do 3x3x3 in under a minute normally. I'm working on the 5x5x5 and I'm pretty close! P

Pineapple, how could you use a website? frown

Kidding biggrin

Oh, yea, my best recorded is 52 seconds. I know I can do better though wink

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Bek66


Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place

Total posts: 4728
Posted:Check THIS kid out!!!

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=b165b79e80767f89ad515fcb3a992c3d.1695499&cache=1


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:Remembering cubing algorithms is dead easy compared to learning Chinese!

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:argh, I just bought one today, big mistake, I can see that I'm going to get obsessed rather than doing work. Oh well, at least its fun...

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:Know what you mean. OCD + unsolved Rubik's cubes are a bad combination.

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:have been slacking off on memorising these new algorithms, but have been working on placing the 1st layer corners and 2nd layer edges simultaneously smile

hehe, also, unsolved rubiks cubs + exams study are a bad combination. its how i learnt last year tongue

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Moka
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Moka

is a medium/large scary man
Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Mi...

Total posts: 420
Posted:Rubiks Cubes are the Devil! Nuff Said

Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.

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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United ...

Total posts: 3276
Posted:I still havent done mine.... xxx

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:new record: 1:26 i think smile

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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pre
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 161
Posted:I'm more amazed by how he's capable of fitting his hand around the whole cube. smile

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sxsk17
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

stranger
Location: , USA

Total posts: 17
Posted:my record is 29.94 seconds but I set that quite a while ago and haven't practiced my lately. my average is probably around 50 sec right now.

but anyways, to whoever was wondering about the stickers:
Changing stickers will make the cube unsolvable. If you actually move stickers, you could create an impossible piece, such as an edge with a white and yellow sticker. On most rubik's cubes, white and yellow go on opposite sides so there is no white yellow edge. You could also make too many of one type of piece and not enough of another, etc.

You can also make it unsolvable by taking it apart and twisting one corner (or actually two if you twist them the same way), or flipping only one edge, or a few other things that put it in impossible positions. Overall, a cube assembled into random order has a 1/12 probability of being solvable.


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pre
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: , USA

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Posted:no I think the probability is less than that. I know where you're getting the 12 from but remember that the pieces have to be placed in the right way I think that the probability is closer to 1/144 if not greater.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:mmmm, broke my record again last night.. 1:10, thats 16 seconds of my old one..

one minute, here i come smile

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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ElectricStapler


newbie
Location: Go

Total posts: 33
Posted:Broke my record, 43 seconds now. Here's the timer I use, maybe you'll find it useful. If you find a better one post it.
http://thearufam.brinkster.net/cube/cubetimer.htm


Life is a box full of chocolates. Its full of the gross coconut ones.

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pre
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 161
Posted:I scored myself a 1:10 broke my old record but I haven't worked on this new method that got me to 1:10 so I shoud be able to get under 1:00 soon.

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vicered
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Member
Location: , France

Total posts: 16
Posted:28 seconds for me smile
and a middle time at 39 seconds.i'll make a vido if i have the time wink


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sxsk17
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 17
Posted:how 1/144?

if you start moving stickers or putting corners where edges should be, sure, it will skyrocket. Random stickering has a very low chance of even making a valid set of pieces, much less of having those pieces in a solvable arrangement.


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pre
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Posted: Written by: vicered


28 seconds for me smile
and a middle time at 39 seconds.i'll make a vido if i have the time wink



what method do you use if you're willing so share it.


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giftedweasel
BRONZE Member since Sep 2006

giftedweasel

member
Location: Devon/Cornwall - UK

Total posts: 47
Posted:rubics cube confuddles me...

I've just noticed that there's one in front of me... I'm wondering how long its been there, beside the computer - odd...


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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

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Posted:My record... currently 8 months and counting.

Are any of you guys gonna be at play? xxx


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:uhm... maybe next year... if im lucky ubblol

good luck vix

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:also... new record.. 1:02.. getting closer to breaking that 1min mark biggrin

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:bounce i did it bounce2

51 seconds biggrin

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:OK- i can't do Rubik'sCub for love, money or under threat of damage frown

But for those who can, I saw this and thought of you all smile


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Tabt


Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

Total posts: 1007
Posted:2:30 using the standad method bounce

someday i'll attempt to learn the algorithms to a faster method biggrin


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pre
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 161
Posted:actually if you do the first and second layers at the same time by lining up one side on the top layer with the center from the middle layer and then wrap it all the way around the cube it dropped me off almost 20 seconds.

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:could you explain how to do this in more detail/link to somewhere that can?

I can do one/ two diagonally opposite sides by lining up corner and centre pieces at the same time, but I can't work out how to do more than this.

Thanks!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:hmmm, interesting... any more details?

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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