Message #396

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Conquered Everest?
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 09:59:17 -0700


When I spoke about still-higher peaks I was still talking about the
metaphoric types. Most specifically, there are still the 5^4 and the
seductively symmetric 5^5 still waiting to be climbed. Judging from your
description of the difficulty of solving the 3^5 I still stand by my
prediction that we’re likely to see exactly one solution to the 5^5. It
sounds like it could take most of a year to accomplish that and it’s
hard to imagine more than one person finishing it unless perhaps we end
up with a race. Either way it sounds awful but remember, any first
solution will only happen once! ;-)

Thank you for your description of the process. It made it possible for
me to get an idea of how one might actually solve a 5D cube which until
now just seemed like a miracle.


markoram109 wrote:
> Melinda,
> Thank-you very much for your kind words of support: these really
> make all the difference for me in these crazy undertakings :)
> Certainly there are many higher peaks out there: Olympus Mons, on
> the planet Mars, is 3x higher than Everest for a start, and I think
> there are cliffs on Miranda (a moon of Uranus) even higher. So as
> you say there are always new peaks to aim for. Still, I’m not sure
> I’ll be emabrking on any of these new challenges just yet….
> What I will be doing soon is expanding just a little on how this
> solution worked out for me, with the hope that it will be useful
> (and inspiring?!) for anyone else attempting to solve any of the 5-D
> versions.
> Mark.
> — In, Melinda Green <melinda@…> wrote:
>> Hey, congratulations! That’s beyond amazing to have solved a 5D cube. I haven’t even solved the 4D version!
>> You did right by sending your log file to Roice and I see that he’s added you to the hall-of-insanity though I don’t see your log file
>> listed there. BTW, even though you have clearly conquered Everest, there are still higher peaks waiting for the first person to conquer them too! ;-)
>> -Melinda