Message #1752

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Second solve of 3^7 !!!
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 01:05:30 -0700

That’s an interesting idea, Nan. I never thought about that before. I
don’t know if any of the log formats would be simple enough for such
cutting and pasting. Maybe you can do that with MC4D but I think that
only the last person in the chain can use rotation moves as opposed to
twists. Maybe if their results are collected into a complete solution in
the right order, it might work. I hope that David or some other master
of "Math-fu" will enlighten us".

I can even imagine holding some team speedsolving events. I imagine that
in a competition between the Poles and the rest of the world, the Poles
would beat us every time. I think the teenagers among us would likewise
beat all of us over 20. What other teams would be interesting?

This could also just be a bad idea. I would not want to hold a
particular contest unless literally nobody on the list would find it
offensive in any way. And then it could also be awesome fun! ;-)


On 5/27/2011 6:34 PM, Nan Ma wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question:
> Is collaboration possible?
> I’m imagining the following way of collaboration. Suppose we have pure
> 3-cycle algorithms for type-A pieces and also pure 3-cycle algorithms
> for type-B pieces. Suppose we have the log file for which only these
> two types of pieces need to be solved. Now person-A and person-B get
> this log file and work on type-A and type-B pieces respectively. When
> they are done, we may identify the new moves in the new log files, and
> copy/paste them into a single log file, which solves the puzzle.
> I wonder if the format of the log file supports this proposal. Can we
> copy and paste some part of log files to create a new legitimate log file?
> If several people can work on the same puzzle at the same time in
> parallel as a team, we may be able to solve more complicated puzzles.