Recent content by Zarxrax

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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I hear the magnetized little magic is quite good. MGC Elite should be released soon and is expected to be around the $20 range. A few early reviews have been quite positive, but I don't know how it will stack up against some of the other options.
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    HD Method (2x2, alternative to CLL+)

    You should save the pictures to files and import those into the spreadsheet, so its not having to generate images on that server every time. Or if you split the NLL up into 2 or 3 different pages so its not trying to load them all at once, that might help too.
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    HD Method (2x2, alternative to CLL+)

    I mean, I understand that I can just do extra moves after the orientation to make a V, but those extra moves would kill my ability to look ahead to predict the next step. If there is no particular reason for the V case, I might do some more research into the other cases. Update: I did 60...
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    HD Method (2x2, alternative to CLL+)

    For the HD-G variation, is there any good way to force the V other than just trying different starting positions and trying to invert the last move of the orientation algorithm? It seems like you could frquently get unlucky and not find an easy V during the limited inspection time. Also is...
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    Algorithm Generators?

    Ksolve isn't going to run on a chromebook. But there is a javascript version that you can run online:
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    I can't be a sub 30 solver

    It took me several years to get to Sub-30, but I did eventually get there. It comes more easily for some people than it does for others, but just keep trying and you can reach it eventually. Most of the other advice people have posted is good. Make sure to learn full PLL, and then just practice...
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    Is practicing fast events worth it

    With small cubes a larger percentage of your time would be spent on non-solve things, like scrambling. Plus with big cubes, you are really just doing the same thing over and over many times, so I don't think it really matters that you don't get as many full solves in.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    Yes, but what I am describing is just what seems like a better way of learning ortega/LBL, I'm not trying to replace EG, I'm just trying to make a beginner method better.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    Random 2x2x2 Ortega thought. Instead of just using the normal OLLs, why not use OLLs that will solve the adjacent swap case on the bottom? You get this case 2/3 of the time, and it's pretty easy to force it. Then your OLL can solve the bottom layer. Now you only have PLL on the top layer, so you...
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    Random Cubing Discussion

    Has no one released a bluetooth stackmat timer yet? It seems like an obvious thing.
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    Magnetic vs non magnetic

    Buying a magnetic cube vs doing it yourself, is one way better than the other?
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    Share a tip, Win a Qiyi Mini Wuque M 4x4

    I have recently started cubing again after a several year break, and as I prepare to begin learning some new things, I have been updating some old guides that I wrote, and documenting some things that might be helpful for others, mainly for the 2x2x2 cube. Find my new site here...
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    HD Method (2x2, alternative to CLL+)

    I can't see any images on the sheet that contains the NLL algs edit: some of them are showing now, some aren't, maybe server issue?
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    Hi Erik, I was wondering if you have any plans to have your tutorials hosted anywhere again...

    Hi Erik, I was wondering if you have any plans to have your tutorials hosted anywhere again? They were a good resource, so it's a shame that they are not available.
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    Is Guimond a dead method?

    I have updated/rewritten my Guimond guide (new URL too): I gave some more thought as to how I believe the method should be approached, and I have generated several new orientation algorithms that are designed to affect the permutation of the pieces as little as...