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Rubik's Cube

Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 03:35

I'm on -17 right now, and it got me wondering, how good are notpronners at the rubik's cube? while computer skills aren't that related to spacial skills, some levels needed it, and the patterns in the rubik's cube can be seen as akin to some levels of notpron. I'll start it out, I taught myself how to do the cube, but I can't break 1 minute :D .

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Post by Hex » 16-11-2005 03:41

Someone showed me how to do the cube 2 years ago and I've been addicted ever since :D

We actually have a little club now at our school, 10 people have their own cubes

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Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 03:45

nice! it was a fad in my school for awhile, but that's died out. What technique do you use to solve it? (I do the first 2 layers, the allign the corner pieces, then use the middle rows to put the edge pieces in their right spots, then put the corner pieces back. It takes a lot of moves, but it works)

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Post by Hex » 16-11-2005 03:47

There's that, or the Petrus method better known as the speedcubing method. You start with a 2x2x2 block, expand to 2x2x3, solve 2 layers and then the last layer.
http://www.lar5.com/cube/index.html

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Post by frkyjenn » 16-11-2005 03:49

I can pop apart and put back together a Rubix cube in 8.3 seconds.

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Post by veryhardgame » 16-11-2005 03:52

I memorized the instructions that came with it and I can do it in about 3 minutes at the fastest.

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Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 03:54

I like jenn's way the most, but I found that it's a lot of fun to come up with new ways to do it. I like being nonconformist i guess. :)

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Post by frkyjenn » 16-11-2005 03:55

I can't solve it any other way.

I've been working on the Rubix cube for well over 20 years (yes, I really am that old) and I still can't solve it correctly.

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Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 03:58

maybe we should open a help thread for the rubik's cube? ;) it's not that hard when you tinker with it enough, the trick is figuring out how to move 2-3 pieces without moving the rest, or at least being able to reset them afterwards. it's a great sense of accomplishment when you get it. much like notpron levels, actually.

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Post by frkyjenn » 16-11-2005 04:00

Oh.. and speaking of -17. I had to have my son solve it for me.. because I couldn't get it.

I went back later to mess with it. Had to have someone on IRC walk me through it because I couldn't get it.

I swear.. I'm the biggest airhead to ever finish notpron. Thank god for friends! ;)

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Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 04:02

nice! though, you know first hand that I couldn't have gotten up to -17 without a good amount of help. I'm trying to apply cube strategy to the 2D aspect of -17, it's not going so well right now...once I get it once though, it should be pretty easy.

HEY!!! HEY!!! NOT FAIR!!! :lol:
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Post by snackbar » 16-11-2005 04:09

I used to peel of the stickers on the cubes and move them.

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Post by frkyjenn » 16-11-2005 04:12

LOL

that's what my 10 year old did.. until she figured out how to solve it (i really hate that child sometimes ;) )

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Post by meep98324 » 16-11-2005 04:16

I did that once...then the stickers decided that they didn't want to stick back on. I ended up buying 1000 circular stickers and putting it on my cube, it actually turns better than before. :p

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Post by jooly » 16-11-2005 10:57

I used to have a rubix cube - maybe when I was seven or eight - but I never solved it. Probably for the same reason I can't play chess - I can never think more than one move ahead. That's probably why riddles like Notpron appeal to me more - no strategy. And why -17 nearly had me in tears for about three weeks. :)

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