as an average user (well i'm fairly proficient in pc's in general, but I mean, not in a server context or anything :P), imo windows is the best system out there
i say this after extensively having used both mac osx and ubuntu distro of linux.
ubuntu just blows, i don't understand how anyone...
well to be fair, 2look doesn't exactly mean that either :P
it refers to the # of looks it takes you to finish a stage, not the # of algorithms. although most of the time they're equal, sometimes this is not the case.
i can do anything without needing a song ;)
but here are some random 'feel good' songs instead that re-assure you of that fact. xD
madder - groove armada
don't stop the music - rihanna
two of us - chae yeon
mardy bum - arctic monkeys
champion - kanye
if i could see you again - yiruma
if you have to ask, it is
even if it's technically not, it was easy enough for you to consider the possibility that it was lucky; at this point does it even matter whether it was lucky or not -_-
even if you were really close to being lucky (i.e. 1 more piece permuted and it would be lucky), do...
oh think of it this way
worst case scenario:
you have to memorize 12 edges and 8 corners
can you memorize 1 edge every 3 seconds? and 1 corner every 3 seconds?
that's only 36+24=1 minute of memo time
and 3 seconds is a very long time
"red blue goes to blue yellow ...pause...pause...pause..goes...
great to see more people competing in these! they're loads of fun
thanks for the advice AvG, but usually I don't have time to analyze reverse scrambles. I would've had time today because I found the short 2x2x3 quite quickly. I'm familiar with the concept, although I haven't tried it. Isn't it...
brings back memories of algebra 1
i don't really like alg/calc :P i did well in them.. i just don't want to do it.. anymore. stats is more fun i think :-)
but yeah once you re-word the problem into basic modular arithmetic, it becomes fairly easy to solve, since the solution is iterative
robert's answer sure is confusing
have you actually tried to solve this yourself? these types of 'riddles' basically solve themselves for you
just pour something into other and see what #s you get
here's the sequence i came up with in the span of about 10 seconds
i only had about 30min
here's my solution though (i think im getting better at fmc! my only attempts have been in these competitions though so it's likely to be just luck.. too small sample)
l2 F B' U' B' L2 F D B' (B' D F2 D' B D F2 D2) F' 11+8 2x2x3 +insertion
U' r' U2 r B' R B R' 8...
yeah I was fairly happy when I found it. No matter what I did though, I couldn't find a way to flip the last edge for the 1x2x2 block (after the 2x2x3) so I had to waste L' F L =3moves on that :(
If anyone can think of a better way to do it, I'm all ears :)
i'm so psyched for my FMC solution this week
i barely made it in time but here it is!! :O
F2 U L D L F * D L' F' L R'
D' F' D2
R U' R' U' F' U F
(R U2 R') L' B (L F' L F' L B') L2 F2
* = F' R F L' F' R' F L
with cancellations becomes..
F2 U L D L R F L' F' R' F L D L' F' L...
think if you changed your LL to the most basic orientation-first version (Sune, Aperm, Uperm, that's it), you'd end up with move counts of 33-66 instead of 40-77
But search around, maybe you should try a different method altogether. Petrus is quite nice.
isn't this the 4188th thread? the 4000th being
or am i missing something
why looking ahead is the single most important concept that separates elite cubers from non-elite