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peedu

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Oh, my image is different then. Usually huge white cueball. Some times it is small. Depends on the neighboring images and/or the place I need to place them.

For 3x3 I have pretty much given up even placing the images somewhere. I just make a first group of 3 images and then the rest. I might split up the second group.

Peedu

Cue is a pool cue that my Dad got for me for my birthday when I was younger. The cue is possessed and the tip of it stabs at the adjacent image, causing a surprising amount of damage (piercing/stabbing damage).

For Quiet I picture a librarian sitting behind a desk and shushing the adjacent images. This is particularly funny when a violent or sexy image is happening right next to the librarian. I picture the librarian having an impassive face, and shushing the adjacent images quite loudly :)
 

amostay2004

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I thought of this a few days ago but always forgot to try it out in a solve. Those who use commutators for big cube centres (I'm thinking of 4x4 but it should apply to bigger cubes) typically use floating buffers, and so do I. But I find myself thinking quite long when not using my usual buffer (Ubl). Then it dawned on me - if your buffer is solved, instead of using a different buffer position why not just adjust the U layer so the new buffer is in your buffer position (eg if Ubl, Ufl, and Ubr is solved, do a U2 before solving centres)? When done with centres, simply undo the setup move. Does anyone else use this? It seems like a decent idea to me. The only disadvantages I can think of are:

1. Forgetting to undo your setup move (probably can use your feet to remind you that you need to undo a setup)
2. Needing to adjust the memo when U layer pieces are involved (which I assume won't be too hard to do, but is easy to forget during memo)

edit: this should probably go into the random BLD discussion thread, but I think these two threads are quite similar and should be merged though.
 

Sakarie

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I thought of this a few days ago but always forgot to try it out in a solve. Those who use commutators for big cube centres (I'm thinking of 4x4 but it should apply to bigger cubes) typically use floating buffers, and so do I. But I find myself thinking quite long when not using my usual buffer (Ubl). Then it dawned on me - if your buffer is solved, instead of using a different buffer position why not just adjust the U layer so the new buffer is in your buffer position (eg if Ubl, Ufl, and Ubr is solved, do a U2 before solving centres)? When done with centres, simply undo the setup move. Does anyone else use this? It seems like a decent idea to me. The only disadvantages I can think of are:

1. Forgetting to undo your setup move (probably can use your feet to remind you that you need to undo a setup)
2. Needing to adjust the memo when U layer pieces are involved (which I assume won't be too hard to do, but is easy to forget during memo)

edit: this should probably go into the random BLD discussion thread, but I think these two threads are quite similar and should be merged though.
I don't use floating buffer, since you're barely saving memo, and higher chance to screw up on something. But I really like this idea, and I think this is an excellent way of doing it!
 

Rpotts

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you could always try TuRBo and set up to some of the easiest ELL cases like edge 3 cycle and 3 cycle + 2 flips.
what method do you use now?
 
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