# Recent content by AlphaSheep

1. ### Choosing the right set of cubes.

I know this reply may be a bit late, but depending where you are in South Africa, you may be able to find a Hamleys Toy Store that stocks a limited range of cubes. I live in Gauteng, and I know the one in Sandton does, and the Menlyn one did last time I was there. I don't know about the Cape...
2. ### Tutorial: 4x4 Hoya variant for ZZ solvers

I agree. I generally do go for one of the cross edges unless there's an obvious easy case. It's easier for lookahead to have some idea what you're looking for before you see it. I usually just dive into chain pairing with whatever edge is in uFR, and then once the first two edges are paired...
3. ### Distraction at competitions with record?

Technically, all of them should be aware of it. The problem is that even fewer competitors seem to be aware of this regulation: 2t) Each competitor must be familiar with and understand the WCA Regulations before the competition. It's probably worth pointing out other regulations that are...
4. ### Speedcube Mech Generation model?

I think this mostly works, but the one big thing I disagree on is that I feel that cubes like the Cong's Design Meiying, the first Gans 356, and the Moyu Tanglong had brand new revolutionary features such as corners squared of with wings, and contoured centres that slide under the corners that...
5. ### Graphing solves

Any timer that let's you copy your time out will work. You can then copy them into any software to plot graphs. I used to do that, but now I have an automated system which extracts the times directly from Prisma on my computer and PlusTimer on my phone, links directly to the WCA database and...
6. ### Random Cubing Discussion

Can you give an example? I'm familiar with those terms as logical fallacies but I don't think I've seen them used in the context of puzzles. Ok, I tested out my Google before posting, and I found a post where someone refers to what some call "parity" involving a twisted single-coloured corner...

Depends. This is impossible to calculate since its impossible to know what the underlying distribution of your solves are. If you are very consistent then the chances of this happening are really high. If you are so consistent that you usually get the same times every solve, then the chances of...
8. ### How Much is a Shengshou 4x4 V1 Worth?

My guess is, depending on condition, $4 or$5.

It doesn't have to be argued. It's written clearly in the guidelines: A6e+) CLARIFICATION If the puzzle falls into the lap of the competitor after stopping the timer, this is considered touching the puzzle. The penalty for the cube touching the timer isn't in the regulations any more, anyway...
10. ### WCA/Competition Website Errors

It sounds like you already have an account (which is very likely if you've got an ID - you likely used the account to register for your first competition), but the WCA ID doesn't get linked automatically. Try signing in with your email address instead of the WCA ID. Once you've signed in, you'll...
11. ### ZBLL trainer

All of the links work for me