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 Post subject: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Not sure if this has been on here before but I thought I'd post it. Most of what they consider 'creative', we consider normal puzzles. This is quite fun to spend 2 or 3 minutes reading.

10 Creative Rubik's Cubes

*Sadly, they have a KO Square 1 but luckily there is no link to a site to buy them*

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:12 pm 
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I want a Rubik's Cube 2.0! :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:17 pm 
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lol, rubik's 2.0, this has been posted before but I don't remember on what thread.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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It was posted in the exact thread this should be in- "Puzzles In Public".

Come on, people.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Sorry, I just clicked 'new topic'. Sorry everyone!

Please move/delete.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Yes, it does have a link to buy the KO Square-1. You just have to follow a couple of other links after the one that they gave (I will not specify how many)

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Wow how does a pyraminx and "pentamix" end up on the same list and a mp3 cube and blind man's cube beat a "pentamix" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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that article disgusts me.
they didn't even call most of the puzzles by the right name,
LED cube - e-cube
rubik's 2.0 - rubiks mirror blocks/bump cube
pentaminx- petaminx ( my god i hate that mistake )

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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ProfilesRubiks wrote:
pentaminx- petaminx ( my god i hate that mistake )

actually it's pentamix which makes it even worse. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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the think that bugs me is that everything is called a rubik's cube in that article.
Rubik's is too well known, any twisty puzzle is related to it.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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elijah wrote:
the think that bugs me is that everything is called a rubik's cube in that article.
Rubik's is too well known, any twisty puzzle is related to it.

I totally agree the moment anyone mentions any type of cube/puzzle to a non-puzzling person they automatically assume rubik. It's so frustrating because theyy give them too much credit and they never even heard of a pyraminx or mefferts. The general public is just too ignorant (well at least some people at my school), after trying to explain to them the next time i mention the topic they always say " oh where did you get that from rubiks?" ugh! so fustrating! :x

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I didn't realize it wasn't Drew who designed the Petaminx. According to the article it was Jason Smith, you learn something new every day.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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no, I'm pretty sure the articles just wrong.
Drew's the one who gave out the free files, so I'm 99% positive he also designed it.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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oops, forgot to put the sarcasm face or for that matter any emoticon after.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Personally I don't care if people call a Gigaminx a "holy [Censored. Please be nice!]!" or if they don't know about mefferts or whatever.

Until I know everything about everything, and everything about every hobby imaginable, I can't expect other people to know about my interests either.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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True, it's hard to blame someone.
It's not really that it's so bad to call thing's rubik's cubes when they're not, but just that EVERYONE does it.
It's kinda like with juggling how everyone things clubs are bowling pins.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Without using your computer, do you know how many RBI's Derek Jeter hit this season?




WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!!





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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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yeah, I understand what you're saying, but that doesn't mean I don't still have my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Fair enough.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I don't really have a problem with the everyday person being ignorant of our world. What I do have a problem with is the author of that article, Nora Vega, did not even do enough research to find the actual names, designers, difficulty, or uniqueness of the puzzles on that list. If she was paid for her work on that article then the company who paid her got ripped off and duped. Any of us could, and probably should, have written a much better, more detailed, and much more researched article than that ignorant dope. There really is no excuse for how many errors and untruths there are in that article.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I definitely agree with you, lonogod!

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I am in the same boat but if average Joe is surfing the site looking for an interesting article is he going to check out "Rubik's 2.0 cube" or "Square-1 and the petaminx." One will interest him and one will make him feel stupid. (but the credits and typos should have been fixed)

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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Tell me I'm nitpicking, but they credit Jason Smith as the designer for the Petaminx :P

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I didn't realize it wasn't Drew who designed the Petaminx. According to the article it was Jason Smith, you learn something new every day.

Lykwid beat you.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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I don't know if others did the same, but I clicked on the "contribute to this article" button and wrote corrections for as many errors as I could find (I probably missed some). I hope they include it or at least use my corrections to fix the article.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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There are much harder puzzles than the petaminx. Although it might take VERY long time to solve it, I don't think it's harder to solve than for example the Golden Cube or something crazy like the hexaminx. But I think laymen judge the difficulty of a puzzle on how many pieces or stickers it has, not on how many permutations are possible or how difficult it is to see the solution.


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They accepted my corrections. Now at least a few people will know the truth :| :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 10 'Creative' Rubik's Cubes
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May I ask why this is still in the puzzle building and modding section?


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the weirdest thing is they call it a "pentamix" and the video under it has the title "petaminx" right at the top...

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squabpuzzles wrote:
May I ask why this is still in the puzzle building and modding section?

Good point shouldn't this be in general puzzle topics?

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Kapusta wrote:
Tell me I'm nitpicking, but they credit Jason Smith as the designer for the Petaminx :P

Actually, they credited Jason Smith as the designer for the Pentamix.
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They accepted my corrections. Now at least a few people will know the truth :| :roll:
Not all of your corrections are correct. Gentosha isn't producing the Mirror Blocks, it's an actual Rubik's branded product in Japan.


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Oh... :oops: I always thought that it was Gentosha for some reason. Maybe it will be further correted. I think that I at least got most of them (I have more things right than the author did :)

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