* Posts by lexarama

2 posts • joined 30 Nov 2015

Lester Haines: RIP

lexarama

It's a conspiracy...

I can only blame Lester's death on an unholy alliance of Strategy Boutique execs and our Robot Overlords who had finally had enough of his coruscating wit and tireless efforts to expose their relentless and now unstoppable overthrowing of all that is human and helvetica neue.

RIP Lester. You were brilliant and would have shone in any journalistic or literary environment. That you chose El Reg as your soap box is as ringing an endorsement of the site as it's possible to have. Thanks for all the laughs and my deepest condolences to your family and friends.

In other news, Playmobil shares plummeted this morning...

How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

lexarama

Cube envy

I remember at school in 1980 aged 13, there were two kids in my year who in a couple of days had independently worked out their own algorithms for solving the cube. I was in utter awe at their ingenuity and skill, particularly when they repeatedly clocked up solution times of under a minute using an official Rubik's cube that had been disassembled and all hinges greased for optimal speed. It's very liberating to realise your own averageness at an early age: I've been happily underachieving ever since :-)

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