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(Huffington Post)   After graduating from Harvard most people go on to important careers, this man went around the world to have people help him solve Rubik's Cube   (huffpost.com) divider line 21
    More: Weird, Rubik's Cube, English-speaking world  
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2014-08-14 10:05:13 PM  
He should have asked me, I could have told him how to solve it.

s.hswstatic.com
 
2014-08-14 10:35:20 PM  
That's funny. I thought after you graduated from Harvard, you got a job at Pearson Specter.

/This week's episode put kind of a weird taste in my mouth.
 
2014-08-14 10:38:56 PM  
 
2014-08-14 10:39:01 PM  

fusillade762: He should have asked me, I could have told him how to solve it.

[s.hswstatic.com image 400x286]


"Excuse me, sir.  I will give you this lovely used screwdriver if you solve my Rubik's Cube for me."
 
2014-08-14 10:41:11 PM  
It must be nice to have a rich dad.

FTA: To solve the cube, Yassin devised his own approach beforehand and plotted out the moves. He then asked people in each country to complete a single move while he filmed them

A bit less interesting than the headline made it look. It does make one wonder what is the maximum number of people that can solve a Rubik cube without telling them what move to make or letting them see what their predecessor did, assuming they each can individually solve it by themselves.

/I solved it by myself back then, I did take a lot of notes on the effects of various rotations.
 
2014-08-14 10:53:36 PM  
The sad part is this kid will be a Senator or a CEO one day, and you won't.
 
2014-08-14 10:54:23 PM  
archive.11alive.com
 
2014-08-14 11:02:01 PM  
I solved Rubik's cube. The sky turned dark, and strange lights flashed. A terrifying Visigoth appeared, his flesh torn, blood dripping from his eyes. "Damn!" I said. "Aren't you Felix Klein?"
 
2014-08-14 11:13:50 PM  
At least it wasn't a wedding proposal. These clever videos stopped being clever.
 
2014-08-14 11:37:13 PM  
His parents must be so proud.
 
2014-08-15 12:30:02 AM  

talkertopc: It must be nice to have a rich dad.

FTA: To solve the cube, Yassin devised his own approach beforehand and plotted out the moves. He then asked people in each country to complete a single move while he filmed them

A bit less interesting than the headline made it look. It does make one wonder what is the maximum number of people that can solve a Rubik cube without telling them what move to make or letting them see what their predecessor did, assuming they each can individually solve it by themselves.

/I solved it by myself back then, I did take a lot of notes on the effects of various rotations.


focusthis: His parents must be so proud.


I doubt his parents paid for this and I'm sure they are.  Getting a competitive fellowship to travel and explore isn't easy.

/I would know.
 
2014-08-15 12:41:25 AM  

talkertopc: It must be nice to have a rich dad.

FTA: To solve the cube, Yassin devised his own approach beforehand and plotted out the moves. He then asked people in each country to complete a single move while he filmed them

A bit less interesting than the headline made it look. It does make one wonder what is the maximum number of people that can solve a Rubik cube without telling them what move to make or letting them see what their predecessor did, assuming they each can individually solve it by themselves.


Yeah, if he actually did what the headline implied, this would have gone a lot more like "Twitch Plays Pokemon".
 
2014-08-15 02:20:59 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: fusillade762: He should have asked me, I could have told him how to solve it.

[s.hswstatic.com image 400x286]

"Excuse me, sir.  I will give you this lovely used screwdriver if you solve my Rubik's Cube for me."


What do you want for the protractor?
 
2014-08-15 03:24:42 AM  
After graduating from Harvard, my buddy worked for a pizza restaurant for several years. Now unemployed...
/csb
 
2014-08-15 03:26:37 AM  
Oh, and when I say "worked for a pizza restaurant, " I mean, you know, made pizzas and shiat.
/NTTAWWT
 
2014-08-15 04:08:26 AM  
FTA: "Vietthingnam"

Wat?
 
2014-08-15 07:21:38 AM  
Oh look, another trust fund baby with nothing better to do with his life.

/must be nice
 
2014-08-15 09:09:32 AM  

abhorrent1: Oh look, another trust fund baby with nothing better to do with his life.

/must be nice


This.
 
2014-08-15 11:00:10 AM  
Learn how to solve in about 30 minutes here.
 
2014-08-15 12:12:19 PM  

stuhayes2010: abhorrent1: Oh look, another trust fund baby with nothing better to do with his life.

/must be nice

This.


Looks like he's a Palestinian who co-founded a startup that's some kind of Linkedin-type social-professional networking site.
 
2014-08-16 02:46:25 AM  

XveryYpettyZ: talkertopc: It must be nice to have a rich dad.

FTA: To solve the cube, Yassin devised his own approach beforehand and plotted out the moves. He then asked people in each country to complete a single move while he filmed them

A bit less interesting than the headline made it look. It does make one wonder what is the maximum number of people that can solve a Rubik cube without telling them what move to make or letting them see what their predecessor did, assuming they each can individually solve it by themselves.

/I solved it by myself back then, I did take a lot of notes on the effects of various rotations.

focusthis: His parents must be so proud.

I doubt his parents paid for this and I'm sure they are.  Getting a competitive fellowship to travel and explore isn't easy.

/I would know.


Article made no mention of why he was travelling. Perhaps I didn't get the whole story.

/mobile version
//like Rubik's?
/// how about them Rubik's?
 
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