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Explain cubing topics as if you were talking to a non-cuber

ProStar

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EO, or Edge Orientation, essentially describes how a particular edge piece (the one between two adjacent corners) is positioned. We call it "oriented" when it can be solved using only a specific set of turns, and "unoriented" or when it cannot be solved using that specific set of turns. Generally speaking, the more correctly-oriented edges, the better.

Next: How are you able to memorize so many algorithms?!
Because I have a system that works for me to memorize efficiently, and I've spent a lot of time memorizing algorithms.

(although I don't know that many, I only know like 20 lol)

Next: Why so many abbreviations?
 

Aerma

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Next: What a commutator is
A commutator is a type of algorithm that follows certain rules. If you know how they work, you can "invent" them on the fly. They're meant to be able to move just a couple pieces around the cube at a time.

Next: When you're doing a blind solve, how do you know when to stop?
 

CodingCuber

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Next: Why you can't "Scramble it really good"
Because a couple years back, some people did some research and figured out that you can solve any scrambles in 20 moves or less, we call it god’s number. For example, robots that solve a rubiks cube in under 1 second can calculate the fewest moves to do away from solved.

Next: What even is the point of going to a competition if you’re not good?
 

Matt11111

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Because you get to hang out with other cubers and talk about cubing

Next: What's L R D' U M?!?
That's an algorithm. Each letter corresponds to a different face or slice of the cube, and I turn it a different way depending on if there's an apostrophe or the number 2 in front of it.

Next: Do you think you could solve a 100x100 cube?
 

PetrusQuber

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Nope, count the number of squares.

Next: Shouldn’t the Rubik’s Brand be the best, since it is legit? And why do use you use these weird Silk, Dmn-50, Martian oil things, just get the legit Cube Lube.
 
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