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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Solve Eternity II - Win $2,000,000
Try this online sample before tackling the big puzzle.

Historical note: about 1989 Rubik came out with 4 different edge matching Tangle puzzles. Each had 25 pieces. After solving each one, you had to assemble all 100 pieces to form a square. I confess quietly: I was not able to solve the 25 piece version. And I spent a lot of time on it.

1 comment:

  1. I read a few descriptions about this puzzle and apparently each of the 256 pieces are numbered on the back. I assume these have been 'randomly numbered' which may represent an easy solution to the puzzle namely computers don't do random very well, standard procedure for randomness is to use the clock cycle as a 'seed' I'm not a cryptographer but I would be willing to bet there is a pattern in the resulting numbers generated. If someone took a brute force program and added the reverse side with the numbers of each piece and compared them to random generated sequences from a common pc I think a solution could be found rather quickly.