Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beware of rapid Rubik’s Cube-solving robots

Polar Ice Cap on Mars, seen by the Hubble Tele...Image of the wrong polar ice cap, suggested by Zemata, via Wikipedia

Jewish date:  9 ’Adhar 5770 (Parashath Teṣawweh).

Today’s quasi-holidays:  National Dog Biscuit Day, Curling Is Cool Day.

Worthy causes of the day:  “Demerit Walmart”, “We'd rather have a good bill than a bipartisan one.”, “DemocracyForAmerica.com » Good Policy not Bipartisan Junk”, and “Americans want a good bill -- not just bipartisanship | Progressive Change Campaign Committee”.  (Do you get the impression that multiple organizations are mad about the exact same thing?)

Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing is “LEGO Robot Solves Any Rubik’s Cube In Less Than 12 Seconds (Video)”.  Intuition suggests that the reason such a robot even exists is the major reason people try to solve Rubik’s Cube:  it is a problem to be solved.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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