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God's number proven at 20

Alex DiTuro

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Why the facepalm? Was it such a trivial problem you had figured it out already?

Also, where have you been? This was fairly big news for the cubing community.
 

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"The research, published online, ends a 30-year search for the most efficient way to correctly align the 26 colored cubes that make up Erno Rubrik's 1974 invention."[/U][/U]

Last time i count there was 20 colored cubes and 1 core not 26. They count the core in 6 piece not just 1.
 

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"The research, published online, ends a 30-year search for the most efficient way to correctly align the 26 colored cubes that make up Erno Rubrik's 1974 invention."[/U][/U]

Last time i count there was 20 colored cubes and 1 core not 26. They count the core in 6 piece not just 1.
8 corners + 12 edges + 6 centres. I think it's a forgivable offense. At least they realised that the cube is comprised of pieces, not just stickers.
 

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You are a retard.
This.


Also, "international team" does not mean several hundred people from different countries and millions in grant money. It means a handful of people who don't happen to be from the same country (because, hey, they met and shared a lot of their research online, so country is irrelevant). What, do you think people from different countries shouldn't be allowed to work together on the same project? You fail.
 

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I don't understand the OP's frame of mind. Wasting resources for the sake of figuring out something useless? That can be applied to like 90% of the things in our lives outside medicine, food, and basic hygiene. Maybe he's trying to troll us. Hmmm~
 

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Eugh, the Daily Mail did a small article on this: I don't have it to hand, but they put in a flippant comment saying something along the lines of "but there still might be a 21-move scramble, because not every position was checked". I think they interpreted the fact that the number of cases solved was reduced by so many factors due to symmetry and whatnot meant that the the results were simply extrapolated.

For what it's worth, they have an online article that isn't the same, and doesn't make short-sighted conclusions like the one in the paper.
 

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Awesome achievement! I didn't expect this till 2024 (50 years after Rubik invented the cube)
I already thought it was 20 moves during a very long time, about 25 years, but that was based on statistical calculation.
Gus
 

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