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Old 12-07-2009, 08:34 PM
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Default question for 100%ers

This question is to you guys who go for 100% solving percentage...

Can you pinpoint that "pivital moment" when you decide that it's best to refresh the page and skip the 100% ? is there a point when you just say..maybe it's not worth screwing up my time, it's taking too long, etc. what is the thought process there?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:46 PM
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I'm new at the 100% business, but it quickly becomes a habit. Especially when you have off-site tools at your disposal.

I've come close to giving up, but whenever I do, I magically see the answer (or find it somewhere). My longest solve is 11 minutes.

Abandoning the 100% for the month must be a personal choice.

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:49 PM
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Although this is my first month at 100 percent, I do not think that there would be anything that would prevent me from solving all the puzzles, except of course, a problem with the program, or not being able to solve it in the time alotted (I actually am not sure if there is a set time allotted to solve a puzzle?)

I just stick at it until its solved, no matter how badly my time may be raised.

That is my thought process.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:07 PM
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Yeh, I'm with Angie. Hang the time! I just don't need the stress of trying to be fast. I never want to have a problem with ignoring my kids, the dogs, the door, the phone, a good TV show (sometimes I solve on commercials, or try to), or a myriad other distractions. Why bother sapping the fun out of it all with that kind of pressure? I'll leave the speed to the speedy and maintain my dogmatic pursuit of 100%.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:37 AM
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Default time limit might be

2 hours. Read the stuff about recent games. In the forum, there is a report of a 75 minute solve time.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:48 AM
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Post Setting the RECORD straight

Actually, LLL, I hold the record for longest solve time that no one has ever been able to smash. My record was 5 hours, 58 minutes, 31 seconds. Don't believe me? I have proof positive right here:

http://www.cryptograms.org/forum/sho...ht=record+time

Until someone can furnish .jpegraphic evidence that they have an even longer solution time, I still claim the record.




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Old 12-10-2009, 05:33 AM
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...Now I do not feel so inept.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:33 AM
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Default thanks for the feedback

thanks for all the responses, everything was very helpful. i think my problme is i give up too easily. i get stressed about how long it's taking so i just refresh the page. maybe i just have to decide and choose between time or success rate.

i used to ride, and i think one of my instructors said it best (she was talking about riding, handling and dealing with horses at the time, and she was from texas so you have to imagine this with a disctinct southern drawl)....

"Pick a program and stick with it!"
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:38 AM
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I sometimes shout that out of my car window, but a little differently...

Pick a lane and stick with it.
(usually its accompanied by an inappropriate hand gesture)
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:45 AM
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Default re: pick a lane

I say the same thing! However, driving Southern California freeways, I generally omit the hand gesture as a survival tactic.

And it really does save your sanity to pick speed or 100%. Not all of us can be Angie or Kat. Just remember to keep above 75%, or it drops you from the speed contest.

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