Negative Time Solving Contest 2015

Discussion in 'General Speedcubing Discussion' started by Myachii, Oct 24, 2015.

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  1. Myachii

    Myachii Member

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    May 24, 2014
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    2013MORR03
    YouTube:
    MyachiiCubing
    Well... according to previous threads this will be the 12th year this has happened.

    Basically, you use this website to determine when the clocks will go back in your location. You start a solve (physically start it, as in start the timer and turn the puzzle) a few seconds/minutes (depending on the puzzle) before the clocks go back. Your final time is then -1:00:00.000 + your final solve time, so if I did a 6x6 solve and it took me 3:34.376 seconds, then my final time would be -56:25.624.

    Idk if this is still a thing but I'll be doing it because I missed it last year xD
     
  2. macky

    macky Premium Member

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    Stanford, CA
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    Okay, this is the official thread.

    It's the 12th year of the annual Negative Time Solving Contest!

    DST (Daylight Saving Time) ends in many countries in Europe during the weekend of October 24, and in most parts of the United States and Canada at 2am on Sunday, November 1. See Time and Date.com to check the clock change schedule in your area. There's also a Facebook event page (scheduled at North America time).

    Please note that each solve started (not just start the timer but actually make a move) before daylight saving ends and completed after it ends counts as a negative solve. This means that you can simultaneously compete in 3x3 speedsolve, 3x3 BLD, multiBLD, etc, at the cost of some extra time in your negative solve.

    Thanks to Tyson Mao for bringing this great Caltech tradition to cubing. Good luck to all participants!

    macky
     
  3. Myachii

    Myachii Member

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    Thanks Macky :p
    Saw the 2014 one, but nobody had made a 2015 one yet
     
  4. stoic

    stoic Premium Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland
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    3x3x3 -59:33.71

    Not bad considering all the Heineken I drank while waiting.
     
  5. matty

    matty Member

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    Jul 18, 2013
    Leeds, England
    WCA:
    2014LOWE01
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    -59:47.336, the pressure got to me
     
  6. Myachii

    Myachii Member

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    Result submitted at -59 minutes, 48.30 seconds :D
     
  7. penguinz7

    penguinz7 Member

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    Sep 27, 2013
    AB, Canada
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    2015RAME01
    ughh I don't want to stay up to 2 in the morning..
     
  8. illius

    illius Member

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    Apr 20, 2015
    London, UK
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    I set an alarm on my phone and put it on vibrate. I left the phone on my desk beside me, and it woke me up, but not my family. I grabbed my AoLong V1, and crept into the bathroom, having walked through the corridor-with-the-squeaky-floorboards. I opened Plus-Timer, etc. and got a : -59:44.962. The actual solve was not a PB, but I did break that yesterday - 11.99 to 11.61.
     
  9. TDM

    TDM Super Moderator

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    TDM028
    Me neither. I never do, so I'll probably never get a negative solve :(
     
  10. Myachii

    Myachii Member

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    Well technically you'd only be staying up till 1 :p
     

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