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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10350 on: January 08, 2022, 10:11:15 AM »
There’s no way I’m ever going to be able to solve a Rubik’s cube.  Too fucking dumb.

Are you really motivated to learn, though? I get bored and mildly irritated just looking at a Rubik's cube.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10351 on: January 08, 2022, 10:23:22 AM »
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There’s no way I’m ever going to be able to solve a Rubik’s cube.  Too fucking dumb.
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Are you really motivated to learn, though? I get bored and mildly irritated just looking at a Rubik's cube.

anyone can learn it if you go by the algorithm method. there's basically a pattern of movements, or rather a sequence of patterns that change when you've reached a certain outcome and at some point you will end up with a solved cube. that's what i find boring about it and it also is the reason why speedcubers are that fast. at some point you can skip parts of the algorithm because you can eliminate redundant moves. that's how they solve these cubes in 5 seconds. so basically all you have to do is follow the algorithm and be patient and not fuck up the moves. i tried learning to solve it that way and found it the hardest not to just zone out while trying to complete one pattern while doing the same over and over, then you notice you made a wrong twist two moves ago and that may have ruined your progress.

i still think to solve it in 5 seconds you need to be insanely smart and fast in the head, no doubt. but i think everyone can power through it with patience and tenacity. i mean you don't even need to know about numbers or maths, it's all color coordinated at the end and works like "look for so and so on one side, look for corner, bring corner over here via this move, check result, repeat,..."

but i have to agree, i get kind of bored with them as well, as i'm very slow in solving them and become disinterested or even sleepy after a while. also they look way cooler unsolved.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10352 on: January 08, 2022, 08:53:33 PM »
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There’s no way I’m ever going to be able to solve a Rubik’s cube.  Too fucking dumb.
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Are you really motivated to learn, though? I get bored and mildly irritated just looking at a Rubik's cube.
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anyone can learn it if you go by the algorithm method. there's basically a pattern of movements, or rather a sequence of patterns that change when you've reached a certain outcome and at some point you will end up with a solved cube. that's what i find boring about it and it also is the reason why speedcubers are that fast. at some point you can skip parts of the algorithm because you can eliminate redundant moves. that's how they solve these cubes in 5 seconds. so basically all you have to do is follow the algorithm and be patient and not fuck up the moves. i tried learning to solve it that way and found it the hardest not to just zone out while trying to complete one pattern while doing the same over and over, then you notice you made a wrong twist two moves ago and that may have ruined your progress.

i still think to solve it in 5 seconds you need to be insanely smart and fast in the head, no doubt. but i think everyone can power through it with patience and tenacity. i mean you don't even need to know about numbers or maths, it's all color coordinated at the end and works like "look for so and so on one side, look for corner, bring corner over here via this move, check result, repeat,..."

but i have to agree, i get kind of bored with them as well, as i'm very slow in solving them and become disinterested or even sleepy after a while. also they look way cooler unsolved.

1.  Not motivated at all.  I just know whenever I fuck with one, after 45 seconds I think “no way”

2.  I’d give the algorithm method a shot if for some reason I was somehow stuck in a waiting room for hours and there was one there, but wouldn’t really say that counts as “solving” it if I’m just following some pattern from someone else and not just using my raw brainpower.  It would be kind of a cool thing to learn just to impress people though.
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10353 on: January 08, 2022, 09:11:43 PM »
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There’s no way I’m ever going to be able to solve a Rubik’s cube.  Too fucking dumb.
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Are you really motivated to learn, though? I get bored and mildly irritated just looking at a Rubik's cube.
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anyone can learn it if you go by the algorithm method. there's basically a pattern of movements, or rather a sequence of patterns that change when you've reached a certain outcome and at some point you will end up with a solved cube. that's what i find boring about it and it also is the reason why speedcubers are that fast. at some point you can skip parts of the algorithm because you can eliminate redundant moves. that's how they solve these cubes in 5 seconds. so basically all you have to do is follow the algorithm and be patient and not fuck up the moves. i tried learning to solve it that way and found it the hardest not to just zone out while trying to complete one pattern while doing the same over and over, then you notice you made a wrong twist two moves ago and that may have ruined your progress.

i still think to solve it in 5 seconds you need to be insanely smart and fast in the head, no doubt. but i think everyone can power through it with patience and tenacity. i mean you don't even need to know about numbers or maths, it's all color coordinated at the end and works like "look for so and so on one side, look for corner, bring corner over here via this move, check result, repeat,..."

but i have to agree, i get kind of bored with them as well, as i'm very slow in solving them and become disinterested or even sleepy after a while. also they look way cooler unsolved.
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1.  Not motivated at all.  I just know whenever I fuck with one, after 45 seconds I think “no way”

2.  I’d give the algorithm method a shot if for some reason I was somehow stuck in a waiting room for hours and there was one there, but wouldn’t really say that counts as “solving” it if I’m just following some pattern from someone else and not just using my raw brainpower.  It would be kind of a cool thing to learn just to impress people though.

yeah, 2 is exactly what i mean. when you find out all these dudes that are good at rubiks cube just use algorithms it's not as impressive. i would by all means say that it still counts as solved, since there is basically no way to do it freestyle. like, you can't really freestyle a rubiks cube. if you understand how to solve it, that just means you found out about the algorithm, and skipping redundant sequences is just simplifying it. i think there is literally no way to effectively solve a rubiks cube intentionally other than using an algorithm. everything else is pretty much a coincidental solution. your raw brainpower is pretty much useless in solving a cube. which is why rubiks cubes are probably not the best way to measure that imo.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10354 on: January 09, 2022, 05:34:28 PM »
When I was a kid I made a bet with my mom that if I could solve a Rubik’s cube she had to buy me a bag of chips.  I took it into another room, and solved it by removing and rearranging all the stickers on it.  If only I could’ve carried that sense of ruthless ingenuity into my adult life.  Oh, the successes that could’ve been.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10355 on: January 09, 2022, 05:42:24 PM »
When I was a kid I made a bet with my mom that if I could solve a Rubik’s cube she had to buy me a bag of chips.  I took it into another room, and solved it by removing and rearranging all the stickers on it.  If only I could’ve carried that sense of ruthless ingenuity into my adult life.  Oh, the successes that could’ve been.

kids brains are amazing in how dumb and smart at the same time they are.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10356 on: January 09, 2022, 11:09:22 PM »
When I was a kid I made a bet with my mom that if I could solve a Rubik’s cube she had to buy me a bag of chips.  I took it into another room, and solved it by removing and rearranging all the stickers on it.  If only I could’ve carried that sense of ruthless ingenuity into my adult life.  Oh, the successes that could’ve been.

Yeah, but did you get the chips? What kind?

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10357 on: January 10, 2022, 05:58:59 AM »
I did!  Lays Regular.  Basic choice but they had just started selling where I lived so they were a pretty big deal at the time.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10358 on: January 10, 2022, 10:27:20 AM »
Remember in the late 90s when Lays put out those diet chips that made people shit themselves? I do, though I won't confess that they gave me "loose stools."

From Wikipedia:
Lay's WOW Chips were fat-free potato chips produced by Frito-Lay containing Olestra. They were first introduced in 1998, and were marketed using the Lay's, Ruffles, Doritos, and Tostitos brands. Although initially popular, charting sales of $400,000,000 in their first year, they subsequently dropped to $200,000,000 by 2000, as Olestra caused "abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fecal incontinence ["anal leakage"], and other gastrointestinal symptoms" in some customers,[1] warnings were required to be included on the packaging, with the WOW bag bearing a warning that read, "This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10359 on: January 10, 2022, 01:07:41 PM »
Remember in the late 90s when Lays put out those diet chips that made people shit themselves? I do, though I won't confess that they gave me "loose stools."

From Wikipedia:
Lay's WOW Chips were fat-free potato chips produced by Frito-Lay containing Olestra. They were first introduced in 1998, and were marketed using the Lay's, Ruffles, Doritos, and Tostitos brands. Although initially popular, charting sales of $400,000,000 in their first year, they subsequently dropped to $200,000,000 by 2000, as Olestra caused "abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fecal incontinence ["anal leakage"], and other gastrointestinal symptoms" in some customers,[1] warnings were required to be included on the packaging, with the WOW bag bearing a warning that read, "This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added.
jay leno had a feel day w/ this. 'anal leakage' he'd say to much applause. never a fan of old jay, i couldn't help myself and let out a chortle when 'anal leakage' cued me to. olestra sounds like female hormones, i wonder if that's where it's derived from.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10360 on: January 10, 2022, 05:05:33 PM »
There’s no way I’m ever going to be able to solve a Rubik’s cube.  Too fucking dumb.

I feel you brother.

Been feeling the same

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10361 on: January 11, 2022, 05:34:29 AM »
I did!  Lays Regular.  Basic choice but they had just started selling where I lived so they were a pretty big deal at the time.

Hell yeah!

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10362 on: January 11, 2022, 11:20:38 AM »
I'm afraid of the nu metal comeback, but i do love me some Deftones.

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« Reply #10363 on: January 11, 2022, 11:35:16 AM »
When I was a kid I made a bet with my mom that if I could solve a Rubik’s cube she had to buy me a bag of chips.  I took it into another room, and solved it by removing and rearranging all the stickers on it.  If only I could’ve carried that sense of ruthless ingenuity into my adult life.  Oh, the successes that could’ve been.

@Coastal Fever I’ve gotta tell you, I’m a little suspicious of your story.  As a small child, you got all the stickers off and reattached without ripping or creasing any or tearing off just the top part and leaving the papery layer?  And they all just stuck back on perfectly?  54 little flawless victories?

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but I’d like some more details. 

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10364 on: January 11, 2022, 07:24:12 PM »
Never got anywhere with the Cube but I could do this one:


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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10365 on: January 11, 2022, 09:21:17 PM »
I'm afraid of the nu metal comeback, but i do love me some Deftones.
I heard Korn and System of a Down were touring together. Some homies are hyped.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10366 on: January 11, 2022, 10:03:31 PM »
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I'm afraid of the nu metal comeback, but i do love me some Deftones.
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I heard Korn and System of a Down were touring together. Some homies are hyped.
I totally wouldn't see either of those bands, no siree....

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10367 on: January 12, 2022, 04:47:01 AM »
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When I was a kid I made a bet with my mom that if I could solve a Rubik’s cube she had to buy me a bag of chips.  I took it into another room, and solved it by removing and rearranging all the stickers on it.  If only I could’ve carried that sense of ruthless ingenuity into my adult life.  Oh, the successes that could’ve been.
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@Coastal Fever I’ve gotta tell you, I’m a little suspicious of your story.  As a small child, you got all the stickers off and reattached without ripping or creasing any or tearing off just the top part and leaving the papery layer?  And they all just stuck back on perfectly?  54 little flawless victories?

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but I’d like some more details. 

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Well.. by small child I mean 10 or 11, so I did have some manual dexterity by that point.  And luckily they weren’t paperback stickers, but the easy peeling plastic kind, which made all the difference.  Also, my execution was by no means flawless, definitely some crooked and peeling ones.  So chances are my mom wasn’t buying it, but help up her end of the deal regardless.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10368 on: January 12, 2022, 07:51:09 AM »
Deftones are sick. Saw them at the Metallica festival in Detroit… had vip passes haha. Would definitely see them again.

Would see System of a Down out of curiosity. Was never a fan but I get what they’re doing and I think it’s pretty cool.

Seeing Korn these days seems like it would be depressing. I was a huge fan in my teenage years but only the first record. Everything after that I thought was pretty corny. *rimshot

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10369 on: January 12, 2022, 03:18:03 PM »
Deftones are sick. Saw them at the Metallica festival in Detroit… had vip passes haha. Would definitely see them again.

Would see System of a Down out of curiosity. Was never a fan but I get what they’re doing and I think it’s pretty cool.

Seeing Korn these days seems like it would be depressing. I was a huge fan in my teenage years but only the first record. Everything after that I thought was pretty corny. *rimshot
Pretty juicy confession especially about  Deftones. Thank you for being so honest. Just one of those bands who are like a Ford Mustang. Gets a bad name due to fan base however secretly awesome. Would love to see System of A Down one day. Never seen Korn either. Really enjoyed their records through Follow The Leader

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10370 on: January 13, 2022, 01:41:05 AM »
Why would Deftones be shameful, it's not Powerman 5000 or Traped?

The have been one of my absolut favorites since MTV had Headbanger (?) around 2004 or something.

Anyway, there is strange "Deftones got me like..." trend on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Deftones+got+me+like

So stange but good that more people can get into them.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10371 on: January 13, 2022, 07:23:17 AM »
i fuck with deftones. i don't fuck with most nu metal. deftones appealed to the depressed emo wimp i was around the turn of the millenium. i don't like nu metal at all, but there's some gems. i.e. orgy. i will forever back this gay as fuck band.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10372 on: January 14, 2022, 05:13:47 AM »
Almost forgot:

If The Cure are in shock, you know your cover is the shit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BfRTNrQma4

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10373 on: January 14, 2022, 03:58:57 PM »
i fuck with deftones. i don't fuck with most nu metal. deftones appealed to the depressed emo wimp i was around the turn of the millenium. i don't like nu metal at all, but there's some gems. i.e. orgy. i will forever back this gay as fuck band.
Used to love this band. Played Candy Ass a lot a tween.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10374 on: January 15, 2022, 12:23:01 PM »
I didn't take off stickers on the rubiks cube as a kid. Instead, I disassembled it. I'm still a little bummed I can't solve one either, and I have one that I got new in package from a salvation army in the early 90s.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10375 on: January 15, 2022, 12:30:53 PM »
this is for all my playaz lost at the thought of solving a cube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGvQRaK1mvs

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10376 on: January 23, 2022, 05:24:19 PM »
7 months ago i took 5 50mg vyvanse pills from my prescription supply (it gets locked in a safe) and i never got found out.
i don't regret it very much.
I don't think you're supposed to offer to fuck and blow children, especially ones with developmental disorders

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10377 on: January 25, 2022, 06:41:26 PM »
Seriously contemplating paying for OKCupid. Someone stop me.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10378 on: January 25, 2022, 09:57:22 PM »
Don't do it. Don't give these apps your hard earned money!

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #10379 on: January 25, 2022, 11:57:43 PM »
Seriously contemplating paying for OKCupid. Someone stop me.

What's the worst that could happen? How much is it to try for one month? Do you get locked into a contract?

If it's less than it would cost for one date with a woman, I'd say go for it. If you can't afford it, you probably can't afford a date anyway, so at least it will put it into perspective, and maybe will help you to focus on other things to improve your situation personally and with dating.

Apps are evil, but so are most people. Godspeed to you brother!