[zbmethod] Re: Motivation and balance

2005-11-24 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, Doug Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ignoring the solved case and counting mirrors together but inverses distinct... First off, I looked at the number of totally distinct cases, that'd be 6!/2 = 360. Exploiting two planes of symmetry that gives 90 cases

[zbmethod] Re: (sunday contest) ZBLL rocks!

2005-11-27 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, cmhardw [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey everyone, I got 8 ZBLL solves in my sunday contest average this week!!! I only have a roughly 30% chance for ZBLL so the odds of that are roughly: 495*(0.30)^8*(0.70)^4 = 0.78% chance. So less than 1 in 100 averages

[zbmethod] Re: Definition of VH system.

2005-11-29 Thread Mike Bennett
. If my F2L average is 14 or 15, and my normal average is a little over 20, that means my LL is taking entirely too long. I think I may start with the rest of the correctly permuted corner cases for each orientation, starting with the L case (because I already know a few of those). -Mike Bennett

[zbmethod] Re: New ZBF2L algorithms page!

2005-12-04 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, Bob Burton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You may or may not find this helpful, but I hope you do: I have posted all the ZBF2L algorithms I have learned onto this page: http://www.cubewhiz.com/zbf2l/ There may be some mistakes, so if you do find some, please

[zbmethod] More ideas

2005-12-07 Thread Mike Bennett
Ok. So a post on the other group got me thinking. If, after ZBF2L, you are left with three steps, what ways can you divide them? Not dividing at all gives you full ZB. Dividing between corner orientation/permutation and edge permutation leaves us with COLL. What if we divided between corner

[zbmethod] Re: More ideas

2005-12-07 Thread Mike Bennett
Also, I was looking around Lars Petrus' site the other day and realized something. Using the VH method for edge flipping, you can usually influence the corner orientation in your favor with the last pair, simply by using U turns to adjust when you insert the pair. Doing this, you can pretty much

[zbmethod] Re: I'm definitely in for the ride

2005-12-11 Thread Mike Bennett
I've been taking a lot of time off lately from ZB to work on the Roux method and various improvements I have ideas for. This is helping my ZB in three ways: First, when I solve for extended periods of time and then switch to COLL/ZB, it forces me to go slower on my F2L, because I'm not as used

[zbmethod] Re: I'm definitely in for the ride

2005-12-11 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, Mike Bennett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, Roux, blah. That's not to say I'm quitting. I'm just learning and using two methods at the same time, instead of only normal ZB. It's very similar to using opposite color solving

[zbmethod] Re: Hey everyone

2006-01-16 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, Doug Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyways, I've just been trying to progress with ZB, I haven't given up on it. This should take over the 32% mark for ZBLL... -Doug It's great to hear you're getting so far with it! I was worried that people were losing

[zbmethod] Re: Hey everyone

2006-01-22 Thread Mike Bennett
--- In zbmethod@yahoogroups.com, Doug Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But yes, I really should post my S1, H1, and Pi1 sets sometime. this is certainly going to be my roughest semester academically though. -Doug If and when you get bored next, would you do me a favor? I've pretty much