Recent content by y235

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    The reconstruction thread

    Just a thought - would it be possible to use methods of image reocgnition (or machine learning in general) to automate (or at least help in) the process of reconstruction?
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    Help on a scramble

    (I assume the scramble is preformed in solving orientation). The edge cycle is BU-DF-(breaking to a new cycle)-UR-RD-BD-LB-RB-FL-LU-DL-UR. The corner cycle is FRD-BRU-DBL-DLF-LUF-RFU-DRB. //Edges: [D R2 B L: R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R'] // setting up BU and DF to UL and UR, then alg and undo...
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    Cubing FML

    I just never turn off the inspection timer, when I do BLD I simply press the space bar twice to begin the solve
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    Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

    First 4BLD success, finally! 24:15.14+[11:18], scramble from the weekly competition, was off by an R move.
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    BldTrainer, new application for practicing 3-cycles

    It seems like there are some free VB to javascript converters (,, so maybe you can use them to make it cross-platform (though you'd probably have to make a few changes)
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    Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

    I realized that I execute pretty slow for no reason, so I just increased my tps during executions. Got a 1:35[44] and 1:36[33] which is good since I wanted some good sub-2's. (Next two solves were DNFs, so maybe I shouldn't rush that much)
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    Blindfold Failures Thread

    Fourth 4BLD attempt. Another fail, but an improvement over the former solves - I totally messed up the centers but wings and corners were (almost) fine. Maybe I should execute centers before wings. Memo was 12ish, total 26.
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    How the Orozco BLD method works

    This sounds similar to Pochmann's original ideas regarding M2 and r2, as explained here -
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    Blindfold Failures Thread

    Third 4BLD attempt ever (in my second attempt earlier today I just forgot some of my wing memo) , the whole cube was a mess (except for some correct wings). At least my times are getting a bit better, 23 mins instead of the 30 of my first attempt :\
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    Just a thought I had yesterday - how about automatically checking the algorithms? For example if each case contains not just an image but also a description of the cube and so a code can just check all added algorithms.
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    One-Answer Software Question Thread

    Not sure if it's puzzle theory or software, but - how are scrambles generated? I looked at the code at Mark 2, and it seems that 2x2, 3x3 and Pyra are random state (which seems reasonable since optimally solving them is not that hard). For NxNxN, I think it just randomly generates moves - is...
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    One-Answer Blindsolving Question Thread

    In 4BLD, do wing commeutators preserve centers? I believe they do, but maybe I'm missing something. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    Blindfold Failures Thread

    First 4BLD attempt. Most of the cube was solved but I missed like 10 centers and a few wings, I think I messed up a cycle and the parity. (Time was ~13:30 memo, ~32 min. total)
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    Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

    2:27.49 [56] Got back to doing BLD after like half a year (and cubing in general, though I mostly do BLD). Took me a few days, but now I got a sub3, yay! I'm again aiming for a NR, which shouldn't be too hard to get. (I think I could've done it in the last comp but I couldn't come)
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    Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

    1:28.669[28] F' B L2 F' R L D' L2 U R B2 U F2 R2 U F2 U' R2 U' F2 D Rw2 Uw wat