Recent content by MattMcConaha

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    Cubing generations

    I would call myself 2nd gen of revival. 1st gen is the 80s or whatever. 2nd gen is the lost years. Then there's revival 1st gen is the founding of WCA. 2nd gen is around first sub 10, so starting in like 2007, which was a wee bit after I started really getting into it; modding...
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    2016 New Years Resolutions / Goals

    Only goal for 2016: Don't quit speedsolving... again.
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    Mispronouncing names

    My name is pronounced exactly like Matthew McConaughey, but people like to trail off at the end instead. I don't really care, though, I don't correct anyone unless they ask me to.
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    Recovering scrambles from ?

    Alright, I'll look into all this. Thanks, guys. Class dismissed.
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    Recovering scrambles from ?

    Thanks, bro. Can anyone recommend a good downloadable timer? That seems like a better option to me so I can just slap it on my taskbar and be able to just save everything on my computer as I go. I used to use CCT a long time ago but I'm sure there's got to be something better out there now.
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    Recovering scrambles from ?

    Is it possible to recover scrambles from I just got a new milestone PB single solve using that timer, and I would like to have the scramble but I don't know if it is possible to go back. I looked into the code to see if I could uncover anything, but I'm not really an expert. It...
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    Memory Methods

    I'm fearing the big 500 right now. I haven't done BLD in a while, but I always used to just assign each edge piece as its location on the cube using conventional cube notation. So L in Speffz would be FD and V would be DF. But then you end up using letter pairs for just one piece instead of for...
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    Rankings in the past

    I used to be well into the top 1000 for every event I did... Now I'm past 11000th on 3x3 average.
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Thanks, guys. I chose the Tanglong for 3x3 and Moyu pyraminx. I wanted to justify the almost double price of Moyu Aosu over Yuxin 4x4, but I just couldn't do it. It seems like a lot of people think the difference is fairly minimal, so I just went with Yuxin. I'm just skipping on the 5, 2, and...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Hey, guys, so I've been out of the game for a pretty long time and I think it's time that I upgrade my hardware. Right now I have a Dayan Guhong 3x3, Shengshou 4x4 and 5x5, LanLan 2x2, and a QJ megaminx. I also have a Shengshou 7x7 and a CubeTwist (that doesn't sound like a real brand) square-1...
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    Minesweeper Probabilities

    In minesweeper, the first click is NEVER a numbered spot. This means that at least you will have opened up a 3x3 hole in the board (unless you click a corner, then you get at least a 2x2.) With this 3x3 opening it is often times possible to open up the gap more until you have plenty of easy...
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    Mathematics Thread

    The hardest class I've taken (and still am taking) is differential equations. The math itself isn't really that hard, but I'm basically learning out of the book because the teacher doesn't really help that much and I don't fully understand everything that's going on.
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    Hand Symmetric Cubing

    Right hand is dominant in a solve for me, but since I'm too lazy to learn algs there are a lot of mirrors where I end up using my left. During F2L, anything goes. Neither is dominant. But during OLL and PLL I prefer when I get the right handers. Also, I do OH left handed.
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    What do you consider a good standard deviation?

    For some reason I never really thought of that. I'm using a 2 look OLL right now, but I'm not doing it right so sometimes I end up doing 3 look... I'm guessing my SD would probably drop a lot if I learned the rest of OLL, but I've just never been able to get myself to do it. And before anyone...
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    What do you consider a good standard deviation?

    Obviously one can expect some sort of deviation in solve times from a number of different variables, but how large should be expected for a "consistent" solver? I searched and saw something about <10% being ok and <5% being really good, but this was a pretty old post and I'm wondering how...