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Solving the rubiks cube. Can't do it for life.
Depends on your definition of 'mastering' the Rubik's cube... It took me about a year from when I started to drop to 20 seconds, and another year later I averaged around 13. Now, 2 years after that, I'm around 10-11 seconds and I stopped improving.
Going by percentages, I would guess masters total to about 0.1% of all (serious) chess players. 0.1% of the limited 20000-people community, well... You would have to average under 9 seconds to have 'mastered' the Rubik's cube.
In any case, I can assure you that it's easier and less time-consuming to get fast at speedcubing than to become able to beat a FM in chess.
Yes, I meant mastering meaning being able to solve it from any random position. As far as I'm concerned if you can solve with no help, from any random position then you've mastered the rubiks cube. Speed , to me, has nothing to do with mastering anything. If you can solve a problem, have you not mastered it and conquered it?
It's just me. I'm not the guy you'd see solving a Rubik's cube all day. Never really tried and won't try to learn.
To show how bad I am, I can't even solve one side.
I can throw one pretty far.
Are you guys interested in football? You two seem to be pretty good at throwing random stuff.
Better doing that than going all Rubik on everybody.
My cat seemed to like it though:
my dog didn't seem to get the hang of it.
Still, your dog appears to be having the most fun I've ever seen anybody have with that thing.
Lol you guys funny photos any of koalas?
The closest I could come:
The thing does seem to be rather popular in the animal kingdom though:
Lol Andy I'm still amused
My (twin) brother solved a rubix cube except for two corners from scratch without help multiple times. I guarantee that it is much harder to beat a chess master.
Watch how fast the cube gets solved
Considering I've never managed either legitimately, I do find it note worthy that, it is much easier to take apart a Rubik's Cube, than a chess master, in order to get them in the desried position...
I solved the Rubik's cube on a 3 day holliday weekend. Armed with a yellow pad, I drew diagrams. I was able to to 2 levels when I started. My basis for solving the cube went like this. I would move a piece from the bottom level to the top level noting the moves I made. I then made another series of moves that put the piece from the top level back on the bottom level but scrambled the pieces in the top 2 levels (the routine had all of the pieces in the top 2 level but scrambled) I then rotated the bottom level and reversed the series of moves I had made. This put the top two levels back in position. I then noted how this affected the bottom level. I then figured out a solution to the cube using repeatedly using the routine and reverse routine. It wasn't very efficient solution but it worked. My wife was very unhappy that I had spent the Holiday working on the cube. I solved the cube without referring to any out side sources. I could never come close to mastering chess in a lifetime even with consulting books and other sources. There is no question that solving the Rubic's cube is much easier than mastering chess.
*Playing* a master is far easier than *solving* any puzzle.
Now, beating a chess master who's sober. That's exponentially more difficult than solving a rubik's cube.
So you're saying one should spike their water?
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