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LeafErikson

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about that chess rating I only play 5.0 blitz and I hover between 16-1800 depending on alcohol intake :)
Wow that’s legit! That’s a pretty serious rating. I’m usually around 1600 -1650. Sometimes 1550 sometimes 1700. You know how it is. Except for me it’s not about alcohol intake it’s about how much my three year old is screaming at me while I’m trying to play 😂
 
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Coreios

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Never been much of a hobbyist smoker. I indulge all forms of nicotine intake. I work a 7/12 shift so my "hobbies" would be spending time with my family and dogs when I get the opportunity and Rubik's type puzzles.
My 15 y.o. son finished a rubiks cube. I thought he was a genius, until I found out he used an app that tells ya how. lol
 
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anotherbob

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My 15 y.o. son finished a rubiks cube. I thought he was a genius, until I found out he used an app that tells ya how. lol
the original packaging came with instructions on how to do it. Basically it's designed as a party trick. Though no one read it at first. When I was a kid I thought they just sent them to each and every single home in the country. If someone didn't have one I assumed they lost theirs.
 

Coreios

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the original packaging came with instructions on how to do it. Basically it's designed as a party trick. Though no one read it at first. When I was a kid I thought they just sent them to each and every single home in the country. If someone didn't have one I assumed they lost theirs.
He got it years ago lost all the packaging. He saw it on his shelf and got the app to get it right. When he showed me he said look what I did! I'm like no way really? Yep! How? With an app that guides you through the process of becoming a genius. I was like,....... 😒 So an app that did it for you?

I love him though. lol
 
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timt

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I used to run my son all over creation to cube competitions. His fastest 3x3 time in a competition was 11 seconds. The fastest times I've witnessed live at a competition was at nationals in Salt Lake City several years ago - the top times were in the 5 second range. I'm sure it's faster now.

You should watch these guys solve blindfolded, it's crazy.
 
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anotherbob

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The first one I had was from Hungary in the late '70s, plain blue box labeled Erno Rubik's magic cube. No instructions.
oh shoot. I was just thinking about the ones when I was a kid. I didn't even realize they were older then that. I thought it was a solidly 1980's thing. Never even heard of Erno and his magic cube. That's pretty cool to know, thanks man.
 

Hunter1

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Besides pipe smoking now. I have fly fished for 35 years, fresh and saltwater. I also do oil paintings, some I sell, but I have been doing it for 60 years. Don't hunt anymore.
 
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Chasing Embers

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oh shoot. I was just thinking about the ones when I was a kid. I didn't even realize they were older then that. I thought it was a solidly 1980's thing. Never even heard of Erno and his magic cube. That's pretty cool to know, thanks man.
Erno Rubik was a Hungarian mathematician that invented them in the early '70s to illustrate three dimensional geometry.
 
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hauntedmyst

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Writing
Demonstrator fountain pens
Bicycle riding
Motorcycles & scooters
Reading theology
Cooking for dinner guests
Gaming in the winter
Shooting, mostly 22's but with 380 and 9mm thrown in for carry practice. Just built my first AR so that will get tossed in the mix.
I'd say hunting but I've never actually hit anything, so I'll just say occasionally walking in the woods in bright orange.
 
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anotherbob

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Erno Rubik was a Hungarian mathematician that invented them in the early '70s to illustrate three dimensional geometry.
As stupid as it will sound knew that bit, didn't know they ever sold them with his name connected.
Writing
Demonstrator fountain pens
Bicycle riding
Motorcycles & scooters
Reading theology
Cooking for dinner guests
Gaming in the winter
Shooting, mostly 22's but with 380 and 9mm thrown in for carry practice. Just built my first AR so that will get tossed in the mix.
I'd say hunting but I've never actually hit anything, so I'll just say occasionally walking in the woods in bright orange.
I don't personally hunt but one of my pet peeves is when people denigrate hunting with this it's so easy. Well as long as you don't go to some ranch where you pay lots of money to shoot an animal that has been conditioned to think of humans as the food source. You know that is a bit easy but that isn't hunting. Just had to say that, cause you know like or don't like whatever but at least get the reasons factually correct.
 
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anotherbob

Lifer
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Besides pipe smoking now. I have fly fished for 35 years, fresh and saltwater. I also do oil paintings, some I sell, but I have been doing it for 60 years. Don't hunt anymore.
nice painting is great. I don't sell many but there is something indescribably great about even just physically going about the act of painting and there isn't quite anything like that semi rare moment when you go back and look at a painting a month latter and can't believe you actually pulled off making it. :)
 
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anotherbob

Lifer
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Well, they are called a "Rubik's" cube. 😁
The Erno part stuck. In my mind Rubiks is a verb not a noun. I just always assumed that when I was a kid and the plasticity of the mind is as amazing for it's flexibility as it for it's often inability to budge on somethings. It's almost like how if I found out your real last name was Chasing and you really are mister Chasing, it would still feel like a nickname.
 
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