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3x3x3
U2 F2 B D2 B' U2 R F' D' L' U2 R2 F' U2 L2 F B2 R2 F2 L2 F L2 U2 L F
9.27 new PB single!!!!!!
Full step solve, but with very easy cases. Saw the full double X-cross solve during inspection, which helps tremendously.

I literally screamed "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The downside is, it's 12:41am and my roommate was asleep :-s

Still I'm so happy! Not my first sub-10, but definitely very fast for me!

3x3x3
U2 F2 B D2 B' U2 R F' D' L' U2 R2 F' U2 L2 F B2 R2 F2 L2 F L2 U2 L F
9.27 new PB single!!!!!!
Full step solve, but with very easy cases. Saw the full double X-cross solve during inspection, which helps tremendously.

I literally screamed "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The downside is, it's 12:41am and my roommate was asleep :-s

Still I'm so happy! Not my first sub-10, but definitely very fast for me!

HAHA
omgomg
OH 3x3x3 single 1:14.44 !!!!! Started with it just today. soon it will be yesterday (23:18 in our timezone) but still SOOOOO LUCKY! LL skip Why don't I get these lucky solves while 2-hand

fanwuq: I see. I think it's mean of you to say that everyone on gelatinbrain sucks at 4x4, though... the vast majority of people didn't do a fewest moves solve anyway (it records movecount automatically when you do a solve), and for those who did I doubt anyone put a huge amount of time into it. My 4x4 "fewest move" attempts on gelatinbrain rarely go over 5-10 minutes, and none of the world-class FMCers have done attempts on gelatinbrain anyway. For OLL parity avoidance, just add in an extra slice move before you finish the 3rd center.

The way that 92-move solution got on there was that we were having a discussion here about how easy it was to beat the record there, and so Lucas decided to go and do a quick solve and break the record. I regret that I never took the time to do that too; now, fanwuq, you've gone and actually made it a challenge.

The way that 92-move solution got on there was that we were having a discussion here about how easy it was to beat the record there, and so Lucas decided to go and do a quick solve and break the record. I regret that I never took the time to do that too; now, fanwuq, you've gone and actually made it a challenge.

Yay!!! Finally another 4x4 FMC solver! But you do so many events that I suspect that you would not have the time to do this often. I think Baian had a 74... who will be the first to sub-70? Perhaps I will write the solution down next time, but it would take at least twice as long.

HAHA
omgomg
OH 3x3x3 single 56.64 !!!!! Started with it just today. soon it will be yesterday (23:56 in our timezone) but still SOOOOO LUCKY! PLL skip Why don't I get these lucky solves while 2-hand

OH PB PLL skip: 54.90
I was quite weirded out these few days. My OH a few weeks ago was ~2. I stopped it and it suddenly dropped to ~1:20. anyway I'm happy.

Edit: just got nonlucky PB sub 1 59.38. (all LH)

RH nonlucky PB 1:02.86

Somehow about half of all my current OH solve done today have been a J perm.

Whaaat!? PB average of 5. The 14.00 was a PLL skip, but the 13.11 was a nonlucky Sune+H perm.

Yay

Statistics for 06-08-2009 20:15:36

Average: 16.30
Standard Deviation: 2.11
Best Time: 13.11
Worst Time: 21.18
Individual Times:
1. 15.80 F' U2 L R F L R2 B D2 F D B R' B2 U2 B2 F L R2 D' B2 U L2 R' D
2. 14.00 D L' R F2 L R2 D B F U F' R D' U2 B' R D B F' D2 U' F2 L' U R2
3. 19.09 L D2 L' R2 B' L2 D B2 U B F' U' B F' D2 F L' B F2 L R' D2 U2 B F'
4. (21.18) L' U2 B' L2 D U L2 B' F U' R U2 B2 F2 L2 R2 F L2 U2 L' R2 D2 U2 F' D2
5. (13.11) L2 R U2 B2 D B2 F2 R2 U' L2 R U2 L' R' B2 D L2 D U' B2 L' F2 L2 R' D

Average: 18.52
Standard Deviation: 1.35
Best Time: 16.83
Worst Time: 25.44
Individual Times:
1. 17.86 L' R2 B F R2 D U' L' B L2 D2 F' U' B' F2 U' F' L D L'
2. (16.83) U2 F2 L2 D2 L R' B' F2 L' B' F L2 R2 B L D' R2 F2 D' U'
3. (25.44) B F R' D2 U' B' F' R2 D' L2 R F2 L F L U F L2 R' F'
4. 17.30 B2 L R' B' L2 R D U' F' D U2 L' D2 U' R' B L2 R' B2 D
5. 20.41 L' R' B U L D2 U2 B' D' U F D2 U L' R' U' L2 B U' R2

OH-ing again. 2nd day while OH.
Statistics for 06-09-2009 17:40:26

Cubes Solved: 15/15
Number of Pops: 0
Average: 1:38.13
Standard Deviation: 14.33
Best Time: 1:11.30
Worst Time: 2:01.89
Individual Times:
1. 2:01.89 L2 F' D U' R2 U2 L2 R B' F' U R' D' R U R2 D B F' R' F U' B2 F R'
2. 1:42.53 R2 U' B' F L U' F2 L D' L2 D2 U2 B' F2 R D2 U' B' U' L2 R2 D2 U2 B' R2
3. 2:01.83 B2 D' U' L R D U L' D' R B2 D2 R2 D' B2 F2 D L B2 L' B2 F' U' R' U'
4. 1:36.94 U B F' D B' F' D B2 R' D' F2 L' R2 D' U2 B' F D' L2 F U' B F' U L2
5. 1:53.19 F L2 R B' L2 R2 U B2 F2 D2 F2 R2 D2 U2 B F' U2 B L' F' L R' F2 L2 R'
6. 1:17.78 L R U2 L F' L R2 B' L2 D2 L' B2 F L' R' D U L R' U' B' F U F' R
7. 1:32.52 B F U B2 U' B' D' U' B' R U B D L U L2 R' D B D2 L B F2 L B
8. 1:31.06 L R2 U2 F D' L R2 B' D U B R D2 U2 L' F' D2 B2 F2 R B U' R2 B' F2
9. 1:27.64 R D2 L R D' L D' U' R' D' U2 B' D' F L' R' B' F' R B L D U' R' U'
10. 1:38.52 B' U2 R2 F' R F U L F2 L B F' D U L' U' B U2 B2 F' D2 L2 F2 U2 F
11. 1:55.89 B D' B2 F2 U R2 B2 L2 R D2 U' B2 F' R B' F' D U' B2 L' B D U' F' L
12. 1:34.05 U' F2 D2 B R D U' R' B' D2 U' B2 F' L' U L F2 L' R' D2 L2 B D' R2 U2
13. 1:31.97 D2 U F' L' D F R2 D U2 B F L2 R D' U' B L U' L' R B2 U2 B L' B
14. 1:34.89 U F2 U' R' U2 R D' U L' R B' D U2 R B' U B' R2 U' F' R D U R2 F2
15. 1:11.30 R D' F2 R' D B F2 D' U2 L R2 B' L' R B' L2 B2 F R B' D' F' R2 D2 U

Niceee Times have improved comparing to yesterday...

The way that 92-move solution got on there was that we were having a discussion here about how easy it was to beat the record there, and so Lucas decided to go and do a quick solve and break the record. I regret that I never took the time to do that too; now, fanwuq, you've gone and actually made it a challenge.

Yay!!! Finally another 4x4 FMC solver! But you do so many events that I suspect that you would not have the time to do this often. I think Baian had a 74... who will be the first to sub-70? Perhaps I will write the solution down next time, but it would take at least twice as long.

Dunno if this is an accomplishment, but I'm pretty happy about it: Figured out 23 COLL algs intuitively on the bus today, only a handful are non-optimal. So I think I made up about 30 new algs in total - had more than one solution for quite a number of cases.

And I've made up my own system to identify all 40 cases, nothing special, nothing new, just an independent discovery, that's all

Plus the other random COLL algs I've picked up over time, I probably know about 30 COLL algs now Guess I should take the time to finish learning them after all.

Just a great feeling to be able to generate my own (usable) algs from my head instead of CE, ACube, CubeSolver, etc.

I really think this is a very good exercise and experience for anyone who wants to be able to generate their own intuitive algs (oxymoron? ) and to understand the cube (a lot) better. That's what I experienced anyway. I got a really great sense of accomplishment because I made up my own algs for more than half the COLL cases, which easily gives me the motivation to finish learning the rest of them.

I understood commutators a lot better. I found a very cool trick to turn 10 move conjugate-commutators into 9-movers, probably nothing new, but I was smiling to myself when I discovered it on my own. I figured out why there were 40 COLL cases. I figured out how to setup each case intuitively. I figured out how to identify each case.

Basically, I didn't discover anything groundbreaking that would benefit the cubing community in any way. But I went from only knowing that COLL was "this thing that solved LL corner orientation and permutation at the same time", to independently discovering more than half the algs, understanding how it worked, understanding why there were 40 cases, why there were 6 cases for each OLL except the double Sune case, coming up with my own recognition system, etc. It just feels like I developed the whole method on my own, and it feels great

Lol, that is awesome. I made up one on my own once, but I don't really understand commutators really well. Should probably watch some videos on them some day.