Yesterday, one of the elder Free-Ride offspring’s teammates brought a Rubik’s Cube to soccer practice. While this youngster fiddled with the cube during a water break, I mentioned that I knew how to solve it. I was asked to transmit this knowledge, and I promised to write it up and send it to the player at this morning’s soccer match.
And I thought, “You know, there are probably others who might like this information.” So I made a quick detour to the scanner, and am sharing the very same information with you all.
I’m pretty sure that revealing this knowledge won’t get me drummed out of the Nerds’ Alliance, but I guess we’ll see.
You have to mess around with these operators on your cube for a while before you really have a feel for how they work. Also, in the interests of full disclosure, I did not develop these operators myself. I learned them from a friend at math camp in 1981, and she learned them from a friend at her school, if I recall correctly.