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Will Clock get removed as an official event?

Mike Hughey

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unlike magic its an actual puzzle that can be scrambled.
I object to the claim that magic is not an actual puzzle that can be scrambled. It most certainly can be scrambled. Unfortunately, no one has ever written a decent scramble program for it, because it seems quite hard both to write it and to represent the moves with an appropriate notation. But my memories of helping by "fixing" people's Magics at WCA competitions years ago when they messed them up prove quite nicely that a Magic can be scrambled and can be a somewhat challenging puzzle to solve. :)
 

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I object to the claim that magic is not an actual puzzle that can be scrambled. It most certainly can be scrambled. Unfortunately, no one has ever written a decent scramble program for it, because it seems quite hard both to write it and to represent the moves with an appropriate notation. But my memories of helping by "fixing" people's Magics at WCA competitions years ago when they messed them up prove quite nicely that a Magic can be scrambled and can be a somewhat challenging puzzle to solve. :)
In that case, why did they not just scramble the magic from the start? Couldnt have been changed due to records existing already, but this has to have come up in their minds when adding the magic...
 

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In that case, why did they not just scramble the magic from the start? Couldnt have been changed due to records existing already, but this has to have come up in their minds when adding the magic...
In the post you directly quoted:

Unfortunately, no one has ever written a decent scramble program for it, because it seems quite hard both to write it and to represent the moves with an appropriate notation.
 

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4x4 clock sounds amazing! only ever solved virtual clocks, theyre fun but a bit too easy, 4x4 clock might be interesting. or 'cuboid' clocks, like 4x3? 5x2? would be very interesting!
I have never heard of cuboid clocks before. Are they fun to solve, or they are just super weird to deal with? Are there virtual cuboid clocks?
 
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