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Posted: 4/30/2015 10:53:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 11:24:57 AM EDT by AZ_Sky]
Well, I guess it's better than looting liquor stores for kicks.....
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Those dudes are amazing. Nerdy as fuck, but amazing.
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[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 10:58:43 AM EDT by Dino]
impressive, I had no idea the rubik's cube was still a thing.




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Nerds. Lol.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:59:35 AM EDT
I cant even fathom how people are able to do that.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:00:41 AM EDT
I got no problem with happy videos like this. That high-pitched squeal was annoying, but that's fine, too.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:02:43 AM EDT
I'm not going to lie. I was surprised it wasn't an asian kid.

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:03:23 AM EDT
WORLDSTARRRRRRRR!! RECORD!!!
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[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 11:04:36 AM EDT by Smashy]
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Originally Posted By Dino:

impressive, I had no idea the rubik's cube was still a thing.
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I had one back in the early '80s. I never figured out how to do more than two sides. But it didn't interest me enough to try more than that.

I also had a Pyraminx, which I thought was a more interesting shape.



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Originally Posted By XMM:
I got no problem with happy videos like this. That high-pitched squeal was annoying, but that's fine, too.
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That's the chick he needs to ask out. Dude's totally getting laid.
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Originally Posted By Solace22:
I cant even fathom how people are able to do that.
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Solving a rubik's cube or doing it fast?

Buy a book on solving a rubik's. It looks hard, but it's really not.

Speed comes from practice and being young. You're never going to have the reflexes that young man has. He simply processes shit faster.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:05:28 AM EDT
Fastest I've seen is 43 seconds. Same guy did just over a minute while we were out at the bar having drinks.

But that guy in the video? Thats fast. I mean, for fast people thats fast....
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:06:10 AM EDT
Yea, but can he stack cups?
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Originally Posted By Smashy:


I had one back in the early '80s. I never figured out how to do more than two sides. But it didn't interest me enough to try more than that.

I also had a Pyraminx.

http://www.terazgry.pl/galerie/k/kostka-rubika-shengshou_25103.jpg

https://img.fasttechcdn.com/127/1272502/1272502-5.jpg
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Originally Posted By Smashy:
Originally Posted By Dino:

impressive, I had no idea the rubik's cube was still a thing.


I had one back in the early '80s. I never figured out how to do more than two sides. But it didn't interest me enough to try more than that.

I also had a Pyraminx.

http://www.terazgry.pl/galerie/k/kostka-rubika-shengshou_25103.jpg

https://img.fasttechcdn.com/127/1272502/1272502-5.jpg


I had that, too. Remember "The Orb?" It was a grey sphere with colored beads twisting around the circumference. That was when everyone was trying to come up with their own Rubik's. There was also "The Snake," which wasn't a puzzle, but you could make it into some cool shapes and shit. I had all that crap.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:

That's the chick he needs to ask out. Dude's totally getting laid.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By XMM:
I got no problem with happy videos like this. That high-pitched squeal was annoying, but that's fine, too.

That's the chick he needs to ask out. Dude's totally getting laid.


"I beat The Cube......your box is next, baby."
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
When I was in middle school around 1980, I could do it in less than a minute. I thought that was fast.
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I solved one once. I think it took me a week.
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:


Solving a rubik's cube or doing it fast?

Buy a book on solving a rubik's. It looks hard, but it's really not.

Speed comes from practice and being young. You're never going to have the reflexes that young man has. He simply processes shit faster.
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Originally Posted By Solace22:
I cant even fathom how people are able to do that.


Solving a rubik's cube or doing it fast?

Buy a book on solving a rubik's. It looks hard, but it's really not.

Speed comes from practice and being young. You're never going to have the reflexes that young man has. He simply processes shit faster.


When you buy the 3x3 cube, the packaging comes with a booklet on how to solve it. I think my fastest time with the 3x3 was around 1:20.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:10:10 AM EDT
Tea is ready....
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:10:22 AM EDT
No doubt he knows what he's doing but I don't believe it can always be solved in that few amount of moves. They are understandably excited but I could have done without hearing all those 'H' bombs.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:13:31 AM EDT
I can solve one, it's basically a matter of memorizing a bunch of different algorithms, aka specific ways to spin certain sides of the cube achieve a specific result. I do it layer by layer, get the bottom layer first, then do the middle layer (just two algorithms for that layer, which are mirrors of each other), then there's several different algos you need to know to solve the top layer. I can do it in under 3 minutes, but 5 seconds is completely unfathomable to me.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:13:56 AM EDT
First time he gets laid he'll finish in half that time.

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Originally Posted By Vne:
First time he gets laid he'll finish in half that time.

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"I may not be good - but I'm quick...."
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Originally Posted By Vne:
First time he gets laid he'll finish in half that time.

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*applause*
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:20:12 AM EDT
Well done!
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I'm not going to lie. I was surprised it wasn't an asian kid.

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LOL, this^
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Originally Posted By Vne:
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The speed, along with that finger dexterity- power level 9000!
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:21:54 AM EDT
Wow, there were girls there? Like, on purpose, or did they wander into the wrong room by accident or something?
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[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 11:23:33 AM EDT by BWhalen]
Not that I EVER solved a 3x3 cube, but honestly, I think the timing should begins when the cube is revealed and include his evaluation of the randomized cube before he begins to solve it physically. Perhaps that's not part of it due to established "Rubiks Rules". lol
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Originally Posted By Smashy:


I had one back in the early '80s. I never figured out how to do more than two sides. But it didn't interest me enough to try more than that.

I also had a Pyraminx, which I thought was a more interesting shape.

http://www.terazgry.pl/galerie/k/kostka-rubika-shengshou_25103.jpg

https://img.fasttechcdn.com/127/1272502/1272502-5.jpg
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Originally Posted By Smashy:
Originally Posted By Dino:

impressive, I had no idea the rubik's cube was still a thing.


I had one back in the early '80s. I never figured out how to do more than two sides. But it didn't interest me enough to try more than that.

I also had a Pyraminx, which I thought was a more interesting shape.

http://www.terazgry.pl/galerie/k/kostka-rubika-shengshou_25103.jpg

https://img.fasttechcdn.com/127/1272502/1272502-5.jpg

I can solve the Pyraminx. I haven't messed with one in probably fifteen years, so it might take me ten minutes to do it now.
The Cube I solved once by watching youtube vids. I couldn't do it again, so I gave up.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:24:19 AM EDT

Silly meatbag...





Good for him.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:24:22 AM EDT
He beat the previous record by .3 seconds. Based on the excitement, I expected the previous record to be 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:25:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
When I was in middle school around 1980, I could do it in less than a minute. I thought that was fast.
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Same, I was really happy when I solved it under a minute. About the best I could do. Loved that pyramid thing as well.

You can always tell somebody's age if they knew about changing the stickers to solve a rubiks cube. Or just disassembling it. Amazing device and hugely popular.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:

That's the chick he needs to ask out. Dude's totally getting laid.
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Originally Posted By XMM:
I got no problem with happy videos like this. That high-pitched squeal was annoying, but that's fine, too.

That's the chick he needs to ask out. Dude's totally getting laid.

That kid is a stud. He can have his pick of any girl he likes. Maybe even two
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:30:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 11:36:52 AM EDT by dangerdan]
Enjoy the rest of your day


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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Personally, I've never even tried to solve one of those things.

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It's not that hard once you know the algorithms. my best time was ~2:00 but i'm so out of practice now, i'm good if I solve one side.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:35:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2015 11:35:33 AM EDT by southerngunner]
Did anybody else read the timer in the voice in the videos of zero

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:37:35 AM EDT
I've never timed myself, ill have to try that when i get tonight. it wont be anywhere close to that speed, should be under a minute though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:40:45 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Enjoy the rest of your day

http://youtu.be/pnzk3oViSCI
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That video is 8 HOURS long, lol! You ain't kiddin.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:45:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By spidey07:


Same, I was really happy when I solved it under a minute. About the best I could do. Loved that pyramid thing as well.

You can always tell somebody's age if they knew about changing the stickers to solve a rubiks cube. Or just disassembling it. Amazing device and hugely popular.
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Originally Posted By spidey07:
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
When I was in middle school around 1980, I could do it in less than a minute. I thought that was fast.


Same, I was really happy when I solved it under a minute. About the best I could do. Loved that pyramid thing as well.

You can always tell somebody's age if they knew about changing the stickers to solve a rubiks cube. Or just disassembling it. Amazing device and hugely popular.


Came here to post this.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:46:42 AM EDT
I still like this machine the best :

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:48:34 AM EDT
He probably learned how to undo a bra that night too. Exiting day
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:22:02 PM EDT
Damn near everyone in my office has one and can solve it. I learned it last year.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:23:46 PM EDT
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE­EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:27:52 PM EDT
Someone's getting laid.
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Originally Posted By TheDevilYouLove:
I can solve one, it's basically a matter of memorizing a bunch of different algorithms, aka specific ways to spin certain sides of the cube achieve a specific result. I do it layer by layer, get the bottom layer first, then do the middle layer (just two algorithms for that layer, which are mirrors of each other), then there's several different algos you need to know to solve the top layer. I can do it in under 3 minutes, but 5 seconds is completely unfathomable to me.
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That's the method I use, and my times are similar to yours. Good enough for a party trick. These guys are using completely different approaches that are way harder to memorize like the Fridrich Method. The speed at which they process everything is stunning.

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