The One-Answer Question Thread [closed]

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by *LukeMayn*, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. *LukeMayn*

    *LukeMayn* Member

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    Read before posting.

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    The "search thread" tool in this thread can be used to see if someone already asked a similar question here. Depending on the question, you may also find answers on the Speedsolving Wiki, or in other threads. If you have questions about WCA competitions, you'll likely find answers under the official regulations. This thread isn’t the only place to ask simple questions, see if your question belongs in one of these threads first:


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  2. IamWEB

    IamWEB Member

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    What UPSB? :)

    Untied Postal Service Banks?
    U Put Sock Backwards?
    Up Position Slide Back
    Uranius Picked Shoes, Boy!
     
  3. Vulosity

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    Here's my question: Which is better for speedcubing, Eastsheen 4x4 or Meffert's 4x4?
     
  4. d4m4s74

    d4m4s74 Member

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    Personally I'd say eastsheen

    if someone disagrees, comment

    how many layers does a megaminx have?
     
  5. DavidWoner

    DavidWoner The Punchmaster

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    Have you ever used a Meffert's? Every I know who has one and has broken it in say they are far superior to ES or any other cube. Dan, Erik, and a number of other great cubers all use them as their main 4x4s now. Both white and black are good, but black needs more breaking in.

    also, a megaminx doesn't have layers.
     
  6. SRV

    SRV Member

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    Ok, nice thread!!!!

    I know DNF is Did Not Finish

    DNS means Did Not Start??? Why would a competitor not start???(Ok 2 questions)

    I saw DNS at the WCA site....
     
  7. Mike Hughey

    Mike Hughey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are many reasons why a competitor might not start. Just some possibilities:
    1. The competitor's puzzle broke on the previous solve, and they no longer have a valid puzzle to compete with.
    2. The competitor realized they were taking much longer than everyone else at solving, and decided to stop competing in the event to make it easier on the organizers.
    3. The competitor just wanted to be able to say they had completed a solve for that event in competition, and after completing one, was entirely too exhausted to try another attempt.

    Actually, all of the above have happened with my daughters. :)
     
  8. GaroMaster1337

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    I know it technically doesn't have layers, but I usually think of it as having a bottom layer, lower middle layer, upper middle layer, and top layer.


    Anyway I've looked for the answer to this, and i really couldn't find anything, and the WCA isn't really too clear about it, but sorry if im completely oblivious to something:

    Are black tiles/stickers legal in competitions??? because my fav cube is white so i have one side black instead of having white on white.


    i really didnt think that question needed a thread of its own so im glad that i stumbled upon this thread:)
     
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  9. TomZ

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    When people do big cubes BLD, they usually get two attempts, but feel like doing only one. The second result will be DNS. Other cases were a DNS can be given is when a competitor doesn't show up for a solve.

    @GaroMaster1337: Yes, you can have any color stickers you want.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  10. waffle=ijm

    waffle=ijm Waffo

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    yes. I use black stickers at competitions and all my cubes have black stickers on them since they are all white.
     
  11. MistArts

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    What is the upper bound of solving one side of a 2x2x2 with color neutrality?
     
  12. Faz

    Faz Former Clock NR Holder

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    face - 5 moves
     
  13. Zeroknight

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    IYO (in your opinion), which method has the best future?

    EDIT: This should be stickied
     
  14. GaroMaster1337

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    Thanks Odin and IamWEB! :D

    Coming off of zeroknights post: Does stickied mean taking a post and making it into its own thread???

    And if it does, then yes it should lol :D
     
  15. *LukeMayn*

    *LukeMayn* Member

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    GaroMaster: No, stickying something would make it always be at the top of the thread with "welcome, please read prior to posting" and such.

    Zero: Ummm... Probably Fridrich :/
    Wait on second thoughts, maybe Petrus or Roux but not many people have pushed it at all...
     
  16. Odin

    Odin Member

    In star craft does any one know how to pervent a zerg rush ?
     
  17. GaroMaster1337

    GaroMaster1337 Member

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    lol a lil off topic but o well :p with the terran u can quickly get one or preferably two barracks about half-way across the map and send out some marines right off the bat and you can kill the zerg before they can get any (or veery few) units created :D
    (im not saying that this is guaranteed to work but it usually does)
     
  18. minsarker

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    for the terran make a quick bunker and itll stop zerglings, with protoss make quick zealots I guess

    if there is an opening like on Lost Temple, put 2 zealots on "hold" at the entrance, make sure they are on hold this way they kill any zerglings coming in. If your terran with an opening, place a barracks and a bunker to create a blockade.
     
  19. mcciff2112

    mcciff2112 Member

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    how many different color schemes do you have on your cubes?
    (ex. black instead of white, purple instead of orange on an ES...ect.)
     
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  20. DavidWoner

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    No, his video is on EJF2L which is just a limited number of CLS cases, specifically those where the last slot corner is permuted but not always oriented.
     
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