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    Rubik's Cube World Championship 2017 - Paris, France (13-16 July 2017)

    "Never in history" - What the OUN did in West Ukraine doesn't count as terrorism in your books? A better guess for a country that has "never ever" had a terrorist attack "in history" would probably be Liechtenstein or Andorra, although I did not verify this claim.
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    Rubik's Cube World Championship 2017 - Paris, France (13-16 July 2017)

    the worst outcome for the comp that seems somehow imaginable is a temporary airport closure after an attack happens directly before the comp, thus keeping quite a few people from arriving, but even such airport closures are usually over after 24 hours.
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    Rubik's Cube World Championship 2017 - Paris, France (13-16 July 2017)

    Yay, I'm pretty damn sure I'll make it!
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    European Rubik's Cube Championship 2016 - Prague (15th-17th July)

    Prague sounds awesome, I've always wanted to go! and it's not too far for me.
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    3x3 Rubik's Cube Patterns and Particle Physics

    Mathematicians do know the difference, it's some physicists who never bother to distinguish the Lie Groups from their Lie Algebras. Don't blame others for not understanding you when you randomly exchange terms which have an accepted distinct meaning. And don't exchange these terms for "mortals"...
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    3x3 Rubik's Cube Patterns and Particle Physics

    I'm a theoretical physicist with some background in QFT and I'm mostly like: "What is this I don't even". I am reading lots of buzzwords with lots of vague descriptions and I don't understand what's going on (But maybe if I take a few hours it will work out, I don't know). However, blah, you...
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    Airport security

    I usually always have one or two cubes in my carry-on baggage (often I travel only with carry-on baggage within Europe), and I've never had problems. Once, when traveling to Wroclaw for Euro 2012, a security guard got confused when looking at the x-rays of my backpack, but his colleague...
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    What is your "Signature Move"?

    Among others, probably the way I do the Ga perm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqocAQleSGM Believe it or not, Feliks got that from me :cool: Also, this OLL: f R U R2 U' R' U R2 U' R' f'. I can do it really fast. Rob Yau found the alg but he is not as fond of it as I am :>
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    SCNR: The German record in 3x3 avg was 13.04 in 2009, which was somewhere around 50th-60th in the World Rankings iirc. Back then that was a great average, but "top-level"... In the end, Lucas was the fastest German, and you can't really argue for Worlds being in Germany because of Lucas :P (I...
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    Maybe they show you different prices depending on your IP location. Or depending on the currency. I know that it used to be the case if flying from Zurich, if you search for prices in CHF as opposed to Euros the nominal value of the price was doubled (this shouldn't be the case anymore, as...
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    I should really stop reading this thread. In the spirit of the community: 90% of the cubers that go to world championships don't go there to win. They go there because they want to meet people that are not the ones they usually meet at their local competitions. When Worlds is kinda close to...
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    I am usually checking google.com/flights, because most portals in the German-speaking area are ****ed up and tell you like half the price you end up paying, so: Zurich - Sao Paulo: 1192$, but that takes you around 26hrs. The 12 hours trip is 1400$ Zurich - Beijing: 852$ Zurich - Tokyo: 967$...
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    For the Top100 of the World, it's somewhere between Spitzbergen and Norway. Except if you use average longitude/latitude values, then you end up in the Meditteranean Sea, between Italy and Greece. Might be more practical.
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    Isn't the whole point of Worlds locations that they cycle around different places in the world? Also, it's a great opportunity to mingle the South American scene with the rest of the community. Of course Brazil is far away, and I might not make it, same for many others. But if I make it, I'd...
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    World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

    Fun fact: This Saturday, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to South America with him next summer after our graduation.
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