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Can you solve Rubik's Cube?

Survey period: 11 Feb 2019 to 18 Feb 2019

"Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together.

OptionVotes% 
Yes, in under a minute676.04
Yes, in under 5 minutes13412.07
Yes, with patience16314.68
Sometimes988.83
Not reliably16314.68
No44940.45
I have no idea what Rubik's cube is363.24



 
GeneralI could solve it reliably in under a minute in 1980 but... Pin
chris5gd17-Feb-19 10:51
memberchris5gd17-Feb-19 10:51 
GeneralI went with No, but........... Pin
DaveAuld14-Feb-19 8:42
protectorDaveAuld14-Feb-19 8:42 
Generalfast and simple Pin
ttennebb13-Feb-19 5:49
professionalttennebb13-Feb-19 5:49 
GeneralIt's too easy... Pin
Johnny J.12-Feb-19 21:10
professionalJohnny J.12-Feb-19 21:10 
GeneralThis guy ... Pin
CHill6012-Feb-19 6:08
protectorCHill6012-Feb-19 6:08 
GeneralHow a Rubix Cube works... Pin
Marc Clifton12-Feb-19 3:01
protectorMarc Clifton12-Feb-19 3:01 
GeneralRe: How a Rubix Cube works... Pin
Leng Vang12-Feb-19 5:50
memberLeng Vang12-Feb-19 5:50 
GeneralRe: How a Rubix Cube works... Pin
DaveAuld14-Feb-19 8:44
protectorDaveAuld14-Feb-19 8:44 
GeneralRe: How a Rubix Cube works... Pin
raddevus14-Feb-19 10:08
mvaraddevus14-Feb-19 10:08 
GeneralRubic's cube: A smartphone precursor Pin
Member 798912211-Feb-19 21:29
memberMember 798912211-Feb-19 21:29 
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.
GeneralRe: Rubic's cube: A smartphone precursor Pin
Marc Clifton12-Feb-19 2:56
protectorMarc Clifton12-Feb-19 2:56 
General"Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
OriginalGriff11-Feb-19 11:30
protectorOriginalGriff11-Feb-19 11:30 
GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
CodeZombie6212-Feb-19 0:35
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GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
KarstenK12-Feb-19 1:59
mveKarstenK12-Feb-19 1:59 
GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
OriginalGriff12-Feb-19 2:06
protectorOriginalGriff12-Feb-19 2:06 
GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
KarstenK12-Feb-19 5:22
mveKarstenK12-Feb-19 5:22 
GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
OriginalGriff12-Feb-19 5:26
protectorOriginalGriff12-Feb-19 5:26 
GeneralRe: "Solve" does not mean take it apart and put it back together Pin
CodeWraith13-Feb-19 6:28
memberCodeWraith13-Feb-19 6:28 
GeneralFriedrich method Pin
Gast12811-Feb-19 9:34
memberGast12811-Feb-19 9:34 
GeneralMy Preference Pin
Rick York11-Feb-19 5:18
mveRick York11-Feb-19 5:18 
GeneralWhat about with a can of paint Pin
Dan Neely11-Feb-19 4:04
memberDan Neely11-Feb-19 4:04 
GeneralRe: What about with a can of paint Pin
Rick York11-Feb-19 5:15
mveRick York11-Feb-19 5:15 
GeneralRe: What about with a can of paint Pin
Kirk 1038982112-Feb-19 1:55
memberKirk 1038982112-Feb-19 1:55 
GeneralOnly after some knowledge refresh Pin
KarstenK11-Feb-19 3:40
mveKarstenK11-Feb-19 3:40 
GeneralRe: Only after some knowledge refresh Pin
Member 798912211-Feb-19 21:01
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