# 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?

#### Etotheipi

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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?
because we have to be letter efficient, as well as move efficient.

Next: What a commutator is

#### Aerma

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?

#### ProStar

##### Member
Next: When you're doing a blind solve, how do you know when to stop?
Because I memorize what I need to do before I put on the blindfold. Once I've finished what I'd memorized, I stop.

(I've never done a successful blind solve lol)

Next: Why you can't "Scramble it really good"

#### CodingCuber

##### Member
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?

#### brododragon

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Next: Why do you have to memorize the cube before putting on the blindfold?
to make a virtual cube in their head.

Next: why does the type of cube matter

#### Etotheipi

##### Member
to make a virtual cube in their head.

Next: why does the type of cube matter
make sure you respond to the latest post, that one was 2 pages back. =P

#### brododragon

##### Member
make sure you respond to the latest post, that one was 2 pages back. =P
Whoops

#### Matt11111

##### Member
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?

#### DerpBoiMoon

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If it existed, absolutely. I'd only need a couple thousand hours or so.

Next: I CoUld soLvE thE foUr cuBe
Guess what so can i.

move on.

Next: is that a 10x10

#### 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.

#### DerpBoiMoon

##### Member
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.
no

thats it.

and i dont use these oilthings cause ic cant afford them

next: how do you count the squares?

#### PetrusQuber

##### Member
If you can’t solve it, it’s clearly not easy. Plus it has 3674160 possible combinations...

How can you muggle it so fast

#### PikachuPlayz_MC

##### Member
Its called years of practice, and finger tricks.

Is tHat A trIAngle CuBe!?
Is that RuBiX cUbe GEL!?!

#### PikachuPlayz_MC

##### Member
I swear that is such a cliche! no matter how much you mix it up, it will be the same as if you only did half as much scrambling.
Me: accidentally twists corner.
Me: twists it back
Stupid idiot kid who is a non-cuber: YOU CHEATED!!!!!!!!