You can break lose the different blocks using a screwdriver or a knife and reassemble them in the right order...
Apart from that, my REAL answer is: No, and I don't care either...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
The Cube arrived when I was a university student. We used to meet every Friday night at my place for a (home made, from scratch) huge pizza, a case of beer and neverending discussions about politics, religion, mathematics, litterature, life, the universe and everything.
Then, in only a couple of weeks everything changed abruptly: Everybody arrived with a cube in their hand and immediately started twisting it after sitting down. Before the first beer was consumed, I had seven or eight guests, staring down at their continously working hands, speaking very litte, maybe a little grunt now and then. Every five minutes or so they would make a brief comment: Look at this trick! or Try to solve this one! exchanging their cube with their neighbour. Then entire evening was spent showing each other moves, or challenging each other with difficult configuration, sometimes with stopwatch in hand.
It lasted for maybe a year until we slowly drifted back into having normal conversations at social gatherings, but then the our student days were drawing close, so we never really got back into the typical student style discussion about the meaning of life.
Since then we have had more than two decennies of social conversations. The last five to ten years we are again drifting into something very similar: You can sit with seven or eight friends around a table. They all look down at their hands - not twisting, but tapping. Tap tap tap. Every few minutes they will show their neighbour around the table something on their screens. If you makes a statement that has any meaningful information, such as 'I made the tonight's pizza intraditional Neapolitan style', they will all immediately dive into their smartphones to find the definiton of Neapolitan style to verify that you are not fooling them. Maybe you then will have a 'conversation' among your guests, quoting different recepies found at different web sites, arguing whether Wikipedia is right or wrong, until it again reverts to solitary tapping.
It shouldn't be difficult to bridge the two: An app displaying a cube, where you can do the twisting by tapping or dragging. (Someone must have made a Rubik app by now!) That would allow you to 1) tap your smartphone all night, 2) refer to set theory, to give your tapping a slight scientific appearace, 3) prevent any sort of upsetting discussions or arguments.
I relearned to solve the Rubik 5 years ago and practice now frequently. On a good day a lucky solve can be even under 30 seconds. That's way too slow for competition where every solve is under the 10 seconds.
For beginners method you only need to memorize 4.5 algorithms which is easy by just practicing a lot. The Friedrich method is an advanced method consisting of:
* F2L. Placing the corner and edge peaces in one go
* 1 step OLL. You need 57 algorithms for this
* 1 step PLL. You need 21 algorithms for this
I learned only 2 steps OLL which you need about 7 algorithms and a bunch of PLL algorithms.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt