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Old 04-12-2018, 05:08 PM
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Default A video of me solving in record time

For years I've been seeing the complaints that record times can only be achieved by cheating. I've been contacted through messages on the forum with these accusations. Frankly, I'm tired of it.

I used the jing screen capture tool to record myself solving a few puzzles until I did one in record time. You can see the whole process from the moment I press "play." You can see me typo and make mistakes.

http://www.screencast.com/t/8nJwPBnR1K8

I'm sure this won't satisfy the deep naysayers who are going to claim that I had the answers printed out next to me or had another window open, and that's fine. I just want to show that it can be done. I'm in a hotel room on a business trip, I'm bored, what harm can it do?

Notes:
  • I solve on a Microsoft Surface, which is a touch-screen tablet. It's possible - maybe probable - that being able to tap on the screen rather than move a mouse shaves a second or two off my time.
  • I type around 140 wpm.
  • I do a lot of pattern recognition. So, for example, in the video I have CAM_ F___ _O _ACE and pretty easily figured out that was "CAME FACE TO FACE."

It's not rocket science, it's not cheating. It's just fast typing and a touchscreen.

Now can we please stop casting aspersions on the faster folks here?
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