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## 4D Analogue of Megaminx Puzzle80

roice writes "The crazy hypercubists who created the 4D and 5D Rubik's cubes (here are previous Slashdot posts on the 4-D one and the 5-D one) have now developed a free working 4-dimensional software analogue of the Megaminx puzzle. Composed of 120 dodecahedral cells, the underlying structure is arguably the most beautiful of 4D geometrical shapes, with amazing symmetries and no analogue in dimensions higher than 4. Though some have already begun working on solutions for this 'Hyperminx,' it has yet to be solved by anyone. Also, when it comes to number of positions, it dwarfs the previous puzzles by many thousands of orders of magnitude!"
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## 4D Analogue of Megaminx Puzzle

• #### Get off my lawn! (Score:3, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @11:33AM (#23391572)
In MY days, we were more than happy to have 2D and 3D!

Damn kids these days!
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:2, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @11:34AM (#23391588)
2D? 3D?

In my day we had one dimension and did we complain?

(well, yes actually, but no one cared)
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:4, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @11:35AM (#23391596) Homepage
I'm always happy when somebody comes out with a puzzle that nobody can solve (yet, I suppose). Makes me feel less stupid than not being able to solve the ones that tons of people can solve, like the Rubik's Cube.
• #### Re:I'm holding out (Score:5, Funny)

<shadow...wrought@@@gmail...com> on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @11:42AM (#23391676) Homepage Journal
For a true 4-dimensional Rubiks Cube, one that incorporates Time.

Or it could incorporate a thyme dimension. "It looks solved, but it just doesn't snmell solved..."

• #### I have a marvelous solution to the 4D Megaminx (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @11:55AM (#23391778)
which this margin is too narrow to contain. Strangely the solution implies that if you have 4 integers x,y,z>0 and n>2 then x^n+y^n!=z^n, but I don't know why the heck that would be important.
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:5, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @12:01PM (#23391820) Journal

In my day we had one dimension and did we complain?
I did, it went something like this
Dah-dah-dah Dah-dit Dit, Dah-di-dit Di-dit Dah-dah Dit Dah-dit Di-di-dit Di-dit Dah-dah-dah Dah-dit, Di-di-dit Di-di-dah Dah-di-dah-dit Dah-di-dah Di-di-dit Dah-di-dah-di-dah-dah
Note: I couldn't use -. because of the lameness filter.
• #### Uninteresting (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @12:10PM (#23391920)
This is as simple as making a Megaminx-equivalent puzzle in N dimensions, and then making N equal to 4.
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @12:24PM (#23392092)
That's nothing...

Guy solves rubik's cube -- with his nose [youtube.com]
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:5, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @12:39PM (#23392270)
So, a few years back, I noticed some of my (less than genius) co-workers were playing with - and solving - the Rubik's Cube! I'd had a cube since I was a kid, but had never learned to solve it, but I figured if these guys could do it, I could do it. Over the next month I spent literally every free moment messing with the cube until I finally taught myself how to solve the damn thing. I was so proud.

As a reward, I went out and bought a new cube, like the ones my co-workers had. I got it home, opened my new cube... and discovered that they come with instructions now.
• #### Re:I'm holding out (Score:3, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @02:19PM (#23393624)

- non-linear mutation of laws of physics.
That's easy to deal with. You just remodulate the shield harmonics and then reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:5, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @03:48PM (#23394854)
I'm guessing you might have been distracted. We forgive you.
• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:3, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @04:59PM (#23395814)
You know I was frustrated with the people who thought they knew how to solve Rubik's Cubes. So I went out and bought one, switched two of the corner tiles and gave it to people to solve. Nothing has ever satisfied the evil side of me more...other than putting tape on my cat's paw...
• #### Re:I'm holding out (Score:3, Funny)

on Tuesday May 13, 2008 @08:06PM (#23397770) Homepage
Hmm, sounds like a job for the Sage [sagemath.org] math package.

• #### Re:Get off my lawn! (Score:2, Funny)

on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @12:18AM (#23399120)
You've got a point.

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