Message #177

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] HyperSPEEDsolving !!!
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 10:59:22 -0700

thesamer wrote:

> I like the idea. You seem to have thought this out very well. I don’t
> know that I would regularly judge such an event but if at least 3 people
> commit to being in the competition, then I’ll offer to at least run the
> 1st one. So who wants to be in the 1st ever 4D cube speed solving contest?
> -Melinda
>I do! ;)
I thought I could count on you!

>But first I must do internet on my linux…I hope there will be no problem…
Not if you hurry up. I wouldn’t want you to miss the contest that you
started! ;-)

>May I suggest some kind of comunictator (IRQ, chat-room, something like that..) to cooridnate the whole competition…
That would probably work but I do like Jesse’s suggestion of posting the
scrambled log on the yahoo group site and having solvers upload their
solutions. One nice thing about that is that we can create folders for
each competition which is then self-archiving.

>And one more thing…Nummber of macros. Unlimited or let’s say 10 macros?
If we allow macros then I don’t see a good reason to limit them. I keep
expecting to see someone build one master macro that uses macros that
use macros which can solve an entire puzzle in a single shot. It’d still
make for an interesting competition to see how fast people could set up
such a complicated macro though

I should note that I won’t consider any speed records to be "official"
in the same sense as the other categories since lots of issues such as
the above would still need to be worked out to make it fair and
meaningful. Still I am happy to support some fun events and to publish
the results.

>What about the time of maiking this competition? We are on different continets ;)
>What do you think?
I think it doesn’t matter when we hold the contest because you guys
don’t seem to mind working for days without a break!! ;-)
Seriously though I expect we just need to find a time and date that’s
good for everyone.

So see if you can scare up a couple more participants. People can just
email me directly with their preferred dates and times in GMT and then
when and if we go ahead, I’ll post the information here in case anyone
else wants to jump in at the last minute. It’s too bad that we can’t
monitor everyone’s progress in a split-screen display. Perhaps in the
next release. (yeah, right!)