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    How do I get past frustration

    Practice when you enjoy it, and stop for a while when you don’t. Compete inwardly and not outwardly. Compare yourself to your skill last week/last month/last year and not to someone else’s skill now. Watch this video Watch it again Realize that getting fast quickly is not even remotely...
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    [Member Intro] Old guy cuber

    This may be helpful: Big cubes - 5x5 solution
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    Big cube BLD - solved centers analysis

    Here is a histogram showing the differences between the Maximum number of solved centers and the reference orientation. This effectively shows you for each of the 100 million simulated solves what the difference is between the number of solved centers when choosing the optimal orientation and...
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    Big cube BLD - solved centers analysis

    This wouldn’t be too difficult of a code change, but it would probably take me about a week to run the simulations and tabulate the results. I’ll definitely look into this! I also am almost certain I can reuse and repurpose my 4x4 simulations for this, but I want to examine this more thoroughly...
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    Big cube BLD - solved centers analysis

    In this post I will give the results of an analysis I ran using R to answer a couple unanswered questions for 4x4x4 BLD and 5x5x5 BLD. Background On 4x4x4 BLD it is common practice at the beginning of the solve to rotate the cube such as to maximize the number of solved centers when viewing the...
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    These Picture Cubes Turn Better Than Yours!

    I enjoyed the video! Thanks for being a maker. My advice is to take what you like from the constructive criticisms you’re given, but don’t let them get in the way of enjoying what you do. I’ve been fortunate enough to know a lot of artists, and they have stressed to me that the best artists are...
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    CFOP was definitely the most popular at first because Jessica Fridrich's website had all the...

    CFOP was definitely the most popular at first because Jessica Fridrich's website had all the F2l/OLL/PLL algs published. There were some people who knew the Waterman corners first method that had learned in the 80s (David Allen, Gene Means) and some people were learning it but there wasn't a...
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    Request for viewing our past posts

    I would also like if the community results were the default.
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    Ambidexterity on PLLs & other algs?

    I average about 13.5 seconds so take this with a grain of salt for sure. I’ve been doing righty and lefty PLLs (mirroring) since I started cubing (late 90s). I always disliked the advice to not mirror, as I also find it relatively easy to learn an alg for both righty and lefty from the start...
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    The "I quit / pause / return / change / etc." thread

    Thanks! I’m happy to be back! :)
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Haha, thanks

    Haha, thanks
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    Thanks, I’m happy to be back!

    Thanks, I’m happy to be back!
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    Thanks, I’m happy to be back!

    Thanks, I’m happy to be back!
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