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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:41 am 
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I hit 24 seconds a few days ago on my rubik's 3x3. it was a lucky solve, but a fast solve nevertheless. I'm trying for a sub-30 average, but that'll probably require a better cube. Then again, I remember the same situation earlier this summer; I broke 40 seconds (35 to be exact), and I began averaging 39ish soon after. My best average was about 32 seconds (a week ago); so I'm close to my goal.

ahem...I FEEL GOOD. DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH...

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PB 3x3x3 average of 12!: 14:51 seconds!

Fastest: 13:52 seconds
Slowest: 16:72 seconds

Times: 13.62, 14.93, 14.92, 14.25, 14.43, 14.03, 14.85, 15.10, 14.23, 13.52, 16.72, 14.76

Probably my most consistent average ever. Two thirds of them were in the 14 second time space, two were in the 13 second time space, and two were more then 15 seconds.

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I just got my first sub-4 minutes on the 6x6x6 :D I've been trying to get this forever and it finally happened.


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Solved the Square-2 yesterday! Not too hard, just have to make sure you don't break up the corners. I also solved the Trajber's and Greenhill's Octahedron, as well as the Dodecahedron from QJ yesterday, if that counts for anything.

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Double Post! PB 3x3x3 average of 12!: 14:06 seconds

Fastest time: 12:46 seconds.
Slowest time: 16:06 seconds.

Times: 13.73, 14.61, 13.08, 12.53, 16.06, 12.47, 15.41, 12.46, 15.12, 15.34, 14.59, 13.77
Cube: F2

The F2 is starting to become my main speedcube, taking over the Alpha V.

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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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SEBUVER wrote:
The F2 is starting to become my main speedcube, taking over the Alpha V.
I just got a Sheng En FII and I love it so far. <3 It's my first speed cube, and I only have two complaints. One, it moves too smoothly and I keep overshooting, and two, the caps on the pieces keep falling off and my superglue is at work.

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PB 4x4x4 average of five: 1:04:72!

Fastest: 1:01:59
Slowest: 1:07:95

Times: 1:02.02, 1:05.09, 1:07.95, 1:01.59, 1:07.05
Cube: Mini QJ (Black)

This was also a great average of consistency!

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I just solved my 4x4x4 with a partial twist for the first time :D

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Solved my Latch cube I just received. Took me about 3 hours..

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Just got my Helicopter Cube today, and I solved it using both jumbling and non-jumbling moves.

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No seriously: I solved my mini split 3x3x2

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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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First sub-20 rA5!

number of times: 6/6
best time: 18.74
worst time: 24.27

current avg5: 19.72 (σ = 0.07)
best avg5: 19.72 (σ = 0.07)

session avg: 20.84 (σ = 1.94)
session mean: 21.06

24.27, 18.74, 19.77, 24.20, 19.62, 19.76

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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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PB 2x2x2 average of 12: 4:17

Fastest time: 1:08 seconds
Slowest time: 5:84 seconds

Times: 5.09, 1.08, 4.24, 2.28, 2.37, 5.84, 5.44, 3.79, 4.56, 4.54, 5.38, 3.98
Cube: LanLan (Black)

The first five solves also made a very nice average of five.

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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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Solved a Master Pyraminx on Gelatin Brain. Not really that big, but considering I suck with computer cubing, and I haven't looked at a tutorial before, I find it an accomplishment.

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the master pyraminx is just a skewb octahedron + a Dino cube really. But congrats! Now, try and solve it by layers! its quite fun! :)

I just solved my Dino Skewb. It was quite a challenge. And I actually gave up, so I had to call for help! Konrad came to my rescue!

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SEBUVER wrote:
Solved a Master Pyraminx on Gelatin Brain. Not really that big, but considering I suck with computer cubing, and I haven't looked at a tutorial before, I find it an accomplishment.
Good job. I've also solved that one, and of course without any help. It's not really hard compared to other puzzles on Gelatinbrain, but what counts as a challenge is individual and every puzzle solved is an accomplishment itself, no matter the difficulty :D You should give the edge-turning Pyraminxes a try: they're my favorite on Gelatinbrain actually.


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Doubleyou wrote:
I just solved my Dino Skewb. It was quite a challenge. And I actually gave up, so I had to call for help! Konrad came to my rescue!
Awesome! :D Would you mind sharing the steps? I'm dying of curiosity and don't have the money to find it out for myself :lol:


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Sure I could provide the steps I did. But first, a question. Is the Dino Skewb not available on an app yet? You should try it out youself, before asking for a solution.

The steps I did is written below in white:

Edit: I decided to delete the text here! I dont want to spoil anything

I am sure there are more methods to be developed, but at least this one works :)

EDIT! damn grey color for every second post!

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I don't think it is, but I could be mistaken. This is how I would imagine it looking like, but as you seen it doesn't have any Skewb rotations, only Dino cube ones. But that one I have solved, and it wasn't hard.

I'm not asking for an entire solution outline, just the steps in it. And only because I'm curious on what you came up with. Knowing the steps of a puzzle isn't always all you need to be able to solve a puzzle. Really, I've learned that the hard way :lol: For instants, I know the basic idea behind the steps to the Pentultimate and I still haven't solved it.
But I believe if I had the chance to play with a virtual or non-virtual Dino Skewb I would find a solution to it myself :D
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I am sure there are more methods to be developed, but at least this one works
I couldn't agree more! Why make things harder then you have to, right? :D

EDIT: actually, you removed it right before I got to read the spoiler :lol: But I fully support your decision. If I really want to I could just put some time into understanding the puzzle and write an outline myself. But then again, when I had the chance to make it easier for me by asking you, of course I chose the easy way.


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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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Katten wrote:
I don't think it is, but I could be mistaken. This is how I would imagine it looking like, but as you seen it doesn't have any Skewb rotations, only Dino cube ones. But that one I have solved, and it wasn't hard.

I'm not asking for an entire solution outline, just the steps in it. And only because I'm curious on what you came up with. Knowing the steps of a puzzle isn't always all you need to be able to solve a puzzle. Really, I've learned that the hard way :lol: For instants, I know the basic idea behind the steps to the Pentultimate and I still haven't solved it.
But I believe if I had the chance to play with a virtual or non-virtual Dino Skewb I would find a solution to it myself :D
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I am sure there are more methods to be developed, but at least this one works
I couldn't agree more! Why make things harder then you have to, right? :D

EDIT: actually, you removed it right before I got to read the spoiler :lol: But I fully support your decision. If I really want to I could just put some time into understanding the puzzle and write an outline myself. But then again, when I had the chance to make it easier for me by asking you, of course I chose the easy way.


I think that is a Master Dino Cube. Not the same thing :)

about more methods. out of curiosity, I would just like to know if there would be more approaches than this. such as layer by layer. Or maybe a centers first. ;) again SPOILER!!! haha

btw. I would like to know the outline of the Pentultimate solution please :D

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Doubleyou wrote:
I think that is a Master Dino Cube. Not the same thing
No absolutely not the same thing, that's why I specifically said that's what I believe it to look like. Which I assume is correct?
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about more methods. out of curiosity, I would just like to know if there would be more approaches than this. such as layer by layer. Or maybe a centers first. again SPOILER!!! haha
Well, my first instinct would be Dino Cube reduction, piece-by-piece or face-by-face. That's how I solved the Master Dino Cube, instead of just reducing it to a normal Dino Cube. Other than that I think there are several different ways to solve it, I'm just not sure if I want to comment on them without actually having attempted a solve on it.

As to the outline to the Pentultimate, I suppose the most "right" thing to do is to move that conversation some place else :lol: But I'll PM that too to you :D


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Doubleyou wrote:
Sure I could provide the steps I did. But first, a question. Is the Dino Skewb not available on an app yet? You should try it out youself, before asking for a solution.


At first I assume that the Dino Skewb is this puzzle:

viewtopic.php?p=208819#p208819

Although Gelatinbrain doesn't have an applet for it, [3.2.3] contains more pieces than the Dino Skewb. If you ignore the pieces marked by the gray color in this following picture, you get the Dino Skewb.
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Therefore in order to simulate the Dino Skewb, you can play with [3.2.3] but pretend those pieces don't exist. That's similar to simulating a 4x4x4 on a 5x5x5 by ignoring some pieces.


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schuma wrote:
Therefore in order to simulate the Dino Skewb, you can play with [3.2.3] but pretend those pieces don't exist.
Thank you for sharing. I have now completed the solve of 3.2.3 as a Dino Cube:
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And - without using the algorithm you shared, Sigurd :D I came up with a 12-move commutator to 3-cycle those pieces equivalent to the Dino Skewb center pieces (let me know if you want me to share it by PM). The sequence uses 9 Skewb moves and 3 Dino Cube moves. Also, I didn't go for reduction like you did. I solved it piece-by-piece. Meaning: all corners, all edges etc.
This was fun and challenging due to the "unnecessary" pieces I has to deal with constantly. It kinda added some confusion to the solve.


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I just finished memorizing the 21 algorithms of the PLL stage of the Fridrich Method. Took me less than a week. Went way better than I imagined it would. I'm gonna wait a while and keep practicing these before I move on to OLL.

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PB Megaminx average of five: 2:14:58 minutes.

Fastest time: 2:11.89
Slowest time: 2:26.96

Times: 2:11.89, 2:12.06, 2:26.96, 2:14.68, 2:17.00
Cube: mf8

Quite consistent, but I would have prefered faster times (who wouldn't!). I've worked out why I've never been as fast on the Megaminx as I should be. I've never treated it like a speed solving puzzle. But I did in that average, and hey, a new PB average!

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PB 3x3x3 Average of 12: 14:49 seconds!

Fastest time: 10:53 seconds
Slowest time: 18:56 seconds
Cube: FII

Times: 13.32, 14.90, 15.73, 13.17, 13.07, 12.51, 10.53, 18.56, 14.34, 14.98, 14.17, 13.57

I was determined to get a new PB average of five, from the 13:17 second time. But after a fast time, it's obvious that I was going to fail, and I did. When ever I nearly get a new PB I always fail. Nice average of 12 though.

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I've been wanting to get into Megaminxing, but the Megaminx I have is totally useless and of horribly bad quality. Which made solving the Megaminx into something awful, giving me real bad times. But yesterday, I got a Meffert's minx, and my first timed solve I broke my PB by one minute! :D Now it's 3:20 instead of 4:20, which is bad I know, but it's progress at least.


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PB Square-1 single: 21:11 seconds

Scramble: (1,5) / (-3,-3) / (6,3) / (3,0) / (6,0) / (3,6) / (6,0) / (3,3) / (6,0) / (3,3) / (3,5) / (-3,6) / (4,6) / (3,6) / (3,0) /

Cube: mf8

Yay! Annoyed it wasn't sub 20.

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PB 2x2x2 average of five: 2:74 seconds

Fastest time: 2:20 seconds
Slowest time: 6:12 seconds

Times: 2.20, 2.83, 2.91, 2.49, 6.12

I've never had an average that consistent before! I'm really happy with that.

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PB 2x2x2 average of five and twelve!

Average of 5: 2:60 seconds
Average of 12: 3:83 seconds

Fastest time: 1:55 seconds
Slowest time: 7:64 seconds

Times (average of 5): 3.48, (1.55, 2.34, 7.64, 2.82, 2.62,) 1.89, 5.63, 5.84, 4.17, 3.70, 5.82

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New PB using the wonderful Guhong cube!! 36.157 when my average was around 57 secs and previous PB was 41.43. You can just go nuts on that thing, you can be really sloppy which makes for a faster solve!!

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PB 3x3x3 average of twelve: 14:24 seconds!

Fastest time: 11:72 seconds
Slowest time: 18:38 seconds

Times: 11.72, 14.79, 13.04, 13.31, 13.12, 14.95, 14.09, 18.38, 14.77, 12.93, 18.33, 13.12

First five solves made a nice average of five.

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Double post with the same kind of accomplishment as before!

PB 3x3x3 average of twelve: 13:86 seconds!

Fastest time: 11:20 seconds
Slowest time: 16:54 seconds
Cube: FII

Times: 12.96, 13.12, 13.31, 13.53, 14.82, 13.81, 11.20, 16.54, 12.48, 15.60, 15.87, 13.07

First five solves also made a nice average.

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PB Megaminx single: 2:01:56 minutes
Cube: mf8

I really want to get a sub two. I'm so close. The problem with me and the Megaminx is that I never solve it like it has to be solved fast, instead more of a casual puzzle. But since I've started to treat it like a speed solvable puzzle, my times have improved.

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Yes! PB 3x3x3 average of 5: 12:62 seconds!

Fastest time: 11:00 seconds
Slowest time: 14:13 seconds
Cube: FII

Times: 11.00, 13.03, 12.29, 12.54, 14.13

Woo!

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PB 3x3x5 single: 48:72 seconds

I never really practise 3x3x5, but I tried a new method today and hey, new personal best. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:52 am 
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PB 3x3x3 average of 100: 15:31 seconds.

Fastest time: 11:45 seconds
Slowest time: 20:50 seconds

Times: (11.45), 12.64, 13.66, 14.03, 12.86, 16.50, 12.47, 13.47, 20.34, 13.77, 15.97, 13.34, 14.14, 14.59, 14.05, 17.17, 17.70, 13.81, 14.72, 13.53, 14.98, 17.63, 15.11, 16.14, 13.49, 14.39, 11.97, 18.89, 17.22, 12.45, 13.63, 16.86, 14.75, 14.78, 14.47, 18.25, 12.24, 14.69, 13.98, 16.13, 16.61, 14.69, 14.72, 14.77, 19.53, 15.56, 14.45, 14.24, 16.02, 14.61, 16.47, 16.77, 15.13, 14.19, 14.42, 16.64, 13.64, 15.78, 15.78, 17.70, 17.78, 15.16, 16.53, 15.27, 14.94, 14.08, 16.88, 15.83, 15.05, 15.69, (20.50), 16.28, 14.36, 17.09, 16.95, 14.28, 15.92, 18.02, 16.02, 14.77, 12.70, 16.95, 13.66, 16.30, 16.00, 14.72, 14.91, 13.38, 17.70, 15.03, 15.81, 19.27, 18.47, 14.50, 15.53, 13.58, 13.39, 14.05, 18.16, 12.53

I was hoping for a sub 15 average, but I guess this will do. For now anyways... :twisted:

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Yesterday I solved my 50th puzzle on Gelatinbrain's site. I really feel that's an accomplishment. I never thought I'd make it past 20, then 30, then 40 :lol:


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Katten wrote:
Yesterday I solved my 50th puzzle on Gelatinbrain's site. I really feel that's an accomplishment. I never thought I'd make it past 20, then 30, then 40 :lol:
I felt the exact same way when I started. My goal was 40 because 20th place on the score board was 39. I would go through all of the puzzles on the page and count which ones I thought I might be able to do to see how much closer I could get to 40. At any given time there wouldn't be more than 5-8 puzzles that I thought I could do which meant I always felt like I was at my limit. It wasn't until I got to about 120 before I felt like I could solve almost any puzzle with effort and patience.

If you ever feel like you're running out, PM me and I'll make suggestions for puzzles I know you can solve based on the ones you already have solved. I'm pretty sure you have more natural solving ability than me and that the only difference now is experience. The more puzzles you solve the more you'll close that gap.

I look forward to seeing "Katja" on the leader board in a week :wink:.

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About a week ago I've solved 4^6 hypercube. And my best time for 3x3x3x3 is 23m 26s.

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About a week ago I've solved 4^6 hypercube. And my best time for 3x3x3x3 is 23m 26s.
That narrows the 6,000,000,000 possibilities down to 1: welcome to the forum Andrey!

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Brandon, thank you!

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Mrrl wrote:
About a week ago I've solved 4^6 hypercube. And my best time for 3x3x3x3 is 23m 26s.


Andrey from the MC4D group? Nice to see you in this forum!


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PB 4x4x4 average of 5: 1:03:98 minutes!

Fastest time: 1:02:84
Slowest time: 1:09:69

Times: 1:04.98, 1:02.84, 1:03.55, 1:09.69, 1:03.41

Woo for consistency! I'm now gonna continue this to an average of 12 and see how well I do in that. :)

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PB 4x4x4 average of 12: 1:07:47 minutes.

Fastest time: 59.42 seconds
Slowest time: 1:53:72 minutes

Times: 1:04.98, 1:02.84, 1:03.55, 1:09.69, 1:03.41, 1:09.91, 59.42, 1:53.72, 1:13.81, 1:04.72, 1:14.78, 1:07.00

This was a continuation of the average from above. The 1:53:72 minutes was because I messed up on the parity algorithm and had to redo some edge pairs.

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Tonight I found some time to start working on my Alexander's Stars. I've solved the 6 colour one and I'm going to attempt the 20 colour tomorrow. I put a little silicone spray into the 6 colour but the turning's still a little bit stiff, so I think that my solve time was decent. It took me probably 45 minutes to an hour (most of that was spent trying to work out that I had parity :lol: - I am a little tired though, so I have an excuse :oops:). It provided an interesting challenge at the start, where a little logic is required to determine the placement of the first 5 or so pieces (after which it's a simple process), but wasn't massively challenging (especially compared to puzzles like the Qubami which require a lot of logical thinking). I'm hoping that the 20 colour is a little bit more difficult (from what I've heard, it is :D). The hardest part of the 6 colour was probably trying to remember my megaminx algorithms. :lol: Still, I love it because it's got my name on it. :wink:

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Sub-20 for 3x3x3x3: 19:59.79 !!!

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Teraminx average of 5 : 2.37:42!!!!

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You're officially mad. :lol:

I've only ever done two Teraminx solves, and both of those were on my mf8 Teraminx. I only timed the first one with an alarm clock, and that was about an hour and 27 minutes.

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3x3x3x3: single=19:25.08, Average of 5 = 20:03.76

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