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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Rhombic » June 3rd, 2013, 4:25 pm

Wow I just found this making a checkered board (obviously, someone has already found it anyway).
x = 80, y = 80, rule = B3/S23
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2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby codeholic » June 12th, 2013, 12:01 am

I wonder, if this reaction has any value:
x = 5, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b3o$b3o$b3o4$b3o$b3o$o3bo$2bo!

I tried to find a stable catalyst for it with Bellman (potentially resulting in a p38 oscillator), but no luck so far :(
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Freywa » June 13th, 2013, 6:26 am

David Eppstein's gfind program throws out spaceships which, when collided with a glider, produce some intriguing results. In the file below, the left reaction (c/3 orthogonal ship) results in nothing, while the right (c/4 orthogonal) results in a block and two gliders and nothing else!
x = 39, y = 20, rule = B3/S23
29b3ob3o2$29bobobobo$5bob4obo16bobobobo$4b2ob4ob2o10bo5bo3bo$3bo4b2o4b
o10bo3b2o3b2o$7b4o12b3o2b2o5b2o$5b2o4b2o15bo7bo$3o3bo4bo17b7o$2bo2bobo
2bobo15b2ob3ob2o$bo4b6o14b2o2b2ob2o2b2o$6b6o16bobobobobo$4b2o6b2o14b2o
bobob2o$28bo7bo$4bo8bo15b3ob3o$8b2o20b2ob2o$30b2ob2o2$29bo5bo$29b2o3b
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby hobbyprogrammer77 » June 14th, 2013, 2:08 pm

These are some new patterns i haven't found on the wiki.
A p2 oscillator with population 14:
x = 26, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
8$13bo$13bo$12bo2bob2o$18bo$13b2o2bo2$15bobo$16b2o!


An extensible p2 oscillator with population 16 (it's a larger version of the clock, so someone has probably found it already):
x = 34, y = 31, rule = B3/S23
2$13bobo$11bo2bo2bo$9bo2bobobo2bo$10bobobobobo2bo$7b2obobobobobobo$9bo
bobobobobob2o$8bo2bobobobobo$10bo2bobobo2bo$12bo2bo2bo$14bobo6$9bobo$
7bo2bo2bo10bobo$8bobobo2bo9bo2bo$5b2obobobobo7b2obobo$7bobobobob2o7bob
ob2o$6bo2bobobo9bo2bo$8bo2bo2bo10bobo$10bobo!


Another p2 oscillator with population 17:
x = 31, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
12$21b2o$18bo3bo$16bobobo$16bo4bo$15bobo$17bo2b2o2$18b3o!


And a fuse consisting of beehives which leaves blinkers as debris behind it:
x = 5, y = 198, rule = B3/S23
2bo$2bo$2bo2$b3o$bobo$bobo$2bo3$b3o$o3bo5$2ob2o$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo
2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bo
bo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$b
obo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo
2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bo
bo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$b
obo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo
2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bo
bo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$b
obo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo
2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo2$2bo$bobo$bobo$2bo!

EDIT: Oops, just noticed that chineseman has already found this.

By the way, this is my first post on this forum! Yay!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Sphenocorona » June 14th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Has anyone found this Pi-C conduit?
x = 11, y = 12, rule = LifeHistory
.2A$.2A6.2A$9.A$7.A.A$7.2A$3C$2.C$3C$7.2A$7.A.A$9.A$9.2A!

I'm not sure if it's useful because of how close the C starts to the bottom eater, but it appears in just 12 generations, and although I was trying to finish it as a conduit at first I was trying to do something rather different and accidentally realized it might be able to make a conduit.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby hobbyprogrammer77 » June 15th, 2013, 5:14 am

I've found a fuse where an octomino burns through a row of blinkers. The interesting thing is that it can be either orthogonal or oblique and is even able to change direction.
x = 22, y = 114, rule = B3/S23
18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$
18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$
18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$
15bo$15bo$15bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$9bo$9bo$9bo2$6bo$6bo$6bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo
2$o$o$o2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$6bo$6bo$6bo2$9bo$9bo$9bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$15bo$
15bo$15bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$15bo$15bo$15bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$15bo$15bo$
15bo$12bo$11b3o$10b2ob2o!

EDIT:
Also, if it's burning oblique and the last blinker in the row is out of period, it's converted into a pi-heptomino:
x = 22, y = 121, rule = B3/S23
11b3o3$15bo$15bo$15bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo
2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo
$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$21bo$21bo$
21bo2$18bo$18bo$18bo2$15bo$15bo$15bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$9bo$9bo$9bo2$6bo
$6bo$6bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o$o$o2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$6bo$6bo$6bo2$9bo$9bo$9bo2$
12bo$12bo$12bo2$15bo$15bo$15bo2$12bo$12bo$12bo2$15bo$15bo$15bo2$12bo$
12bo$12bo2$15bo$15bo$15bo$12bo$11b3o$10b2ob2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby MikeP » June 15th, 2013, 8:10 am

Nice! It looked like it might be possible to turn it round a corner with the pi-heptomino reaction, but it doesn't quite work - the pattern interacts with the new blinkers before the pi-heptomino is produced.

EDIT: Two of them can interact and suppress each other's debris:

x = 14, y = 60, rule = B3/S23
3bo$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo$13bo$3bo9bo$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o
12bo$13bo$3bo9bo$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo$13bo$3bo9bo$3bo$3bo6bo$
10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo$13bo$3bo9bo$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo$13bo$3bo9bo
$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo$13bo$3bo9bo$3bo$3bo6bo$10bo$o9bo$o$o12bo
$3bo9bo$2b3o8bo$b2ob2o4bo$9b3o$8b2ob2o!


Maybe other interactions are possible too? (Could this be the core of the next Caterpillar?)
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby hobbyprogrammer77 » June 15th, 2013, 8:38 am

If my creation burns through three rows of blinkers, it leaves blinkers behind and emits gliders every 11 generations:
x = 7, y = 170, rule = B3/S23
3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo
2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$
o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3b
o$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$
o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$
3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo
2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$
o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3b
o$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$3bo$3bo$3bo2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo$3bo$2b3o$b2ob2o!

And if the two-row version gets hit by a glider, it stops and a herschel forms:
x = 44, y = 67, rule = B3/S23
6$24bo$24bo$24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo$24bo$24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo
$24bo$24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo$24bo$24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo$24bo$
24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo$24bo$24bo2$21bo$21bo$21bo2$24bo$24bo$24bo$
34bo$21bo11b2o$21bo11bobo$21bo$24bo$23b3o$22b2ob2o!

If it's supported by blocks, it burns cleanly:
x = 72, y = 75, rule = B3/S23
13$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4bo$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$
43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4bo$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4b
o$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4bo$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo
4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4bo$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$
34b2o4bo$40bo2$43bo4b2o$43bo4b2o$43bo2$34b2o4bo$34b2o4bo$40bo$43bo$42b
3o3b2o$41b2ob2o2b2o!


In this pattern I convert the 2-row version into a 3-row one. However I haven't found out yet how to reverse the process. In this (unfortunately dirty) version a pi heptomino forms.
x = 9, y = 101, rule = B3/S23
5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo$2bo$2bo3$4b3o3$2bo$2bo$2bo$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo
$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo
$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo
$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo$2bo5bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo$2bo$2bo2$
5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo$2bo$2bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo$2bo$2bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$2bo$
2bo$2bo2$5bo$5bo$5bo$2bo$b3o$2ob2o!

When two of them collide, a pond and two pi-heptominoes form:
x = 25, y = 29, rule = B3/S23
16$13b2ob2o$14b3o$15bo3$12bo$11b3o$10b2ob2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby dvgrn » June 18th, 2013, 10:47 am

MikeP wrote:(Could this be the core of the next Caterpillar?)

That might be mostly a rhetorical question, but I feel like answering it anyway. Unfortunately these don't look like a new Caterpillar core reaction, for several reasons:

    1) Caterpillar-type spaceships need to be able to re-burn their fuses multiple times, which basically means that the fuse's output has to be exactly the same as its input (with some optional spatial offset and/or phase change). This is hard to arrange, but not quite as hard as it might seem: for example, at the bottom of this post is a new reburnable fuse from just a couple of months ago, found while looking for something else.

    2) Something that travels along the fuse has to be able to throw off gliders or spaceships or something versatile enough to build things with. The pi-plus-three-blinkers fuse throws off plenty of output gliders, but only by burning blinkers that there's no way to replace.

    3) Another key property of Caterpillar reactions might be summarized as: "The slower the better". These fuses move too quickly to be useful.
Caterpillar-type spaceships travel at the speed of their fuses, throwing off whatever moving objects are needed to travel ahead of the spaceship to build more fuse/track, and also clean up the track behind the spaceship. If your fuse reaction is too fast, it becomes very difficult to send anything on ahead to build more track.

These B- and pi-based fuses all seem to travel at c/2 -- or even 4c/7, in the case of the pi-plus-three-blinkers reaction. I think that pretty much guarantees that they won't be a useful part of a larger Caterpillar pattern; they could conceivably be used as a decoration somewhere, I suppose, but that's a bit of a stretch...!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby knightlife » June 23rd, 2013, 12:07 pm

This Blockic seed of 4 blocks produces an LWSS:
x = 21, y = 23, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o12$17b2o$12b2o3b2o$12b2o$8b2o$8b2o2$3b2o$3b2o!

A fifth block is needed to cleanup the remaining block:
x = 20, y = 22, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o12$17b2o$12b2o3b2o$12b2o$8b2o$8b2o$18b2o$3b2o13b2o$3b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Extrementhusiast » June 23rd, 2013, 6:34 pm

A while back, I posted a Cordership-loaf reaction that restored the loaf, but made two extra beehives. Here is a remarkably simple p768 Cordership heisenburp:
x = 390, y = 362, rule = B3/S23
217b2o70b2o$210b2o5b2o70b2o5b2o$210b2o84b2o3$212b2o17b2o8b2o22b2o8b2o
11b3o3bo$212b2o17bo9b2o22b2o9bo5b2o4b3o4bo$206b2o21bobo44bobo3b2o3bob
2o3b3o3b2o$206b2o21b2o46b2o9b2o4b2o4b2o$247b2o10b2o27b2o4bo$215bo31b2o
10b2o$214bo28b2o18b2o$215bo27b2o18b2o$290b3o$289b2ob2o$289b2obobo$248b
2o8b2o30bo3bo$206bo41b2o8b2o30bo2bo7bo$206b3o65bo16b3o5b3o$209bo3b2o
58bo24bo$208b2o63b3o22b2o$213b2o$237bo$214bobo18bobo$215bo20b2o$215bo
6$201b2o102b2o$201b2o102b2o4$206b2o92b2o$206b2o92b2o$202b2o49b3o48b2o$
202b2o100b2o$220b2o21b2o18b2o21b2o$219bobo21b2o18b2o21bobo$208b2o9bo
17b2o30b2o17bo9b2o$208b2o8b2o17b2o30b2o17b2o8b2o3$239b2o26b2o$232b2o5b
2o26b2o5b2o$232b2o40b2o30$295b2o$288b2o5b2o$288b2o3$290b2o17b2o8b2o$
290b2o17bo8bo2bo$284b2o21bobo$284b2o21b2o$319bo2bo2b2o$245b2o72bo2bo2b
2o$183b2o59b2o72bo3bo$182bobo61bo60b2o3bo5bo2bo$184bo121bob2obo3bo3b2o
$305b2o4bobo2bo7b2o$306b2o2b3o2b2o6b4o$310b2o11bobobo$284bo38b2ob2o$
284b3o36b2o$287bo34b3o$286b2o34b2o$318b6o$318b6o$319bo2bo$320b2o3$171b
3o$172bo146b2o$172bo2bo143bo$172bo2bo144b3o$173bobo103b2o41bo$188b2o
89b2o$188b2o115bobo$305b2o$306bo$172bo111b2o$171bobo110b2o$172bo107b2o
$189bo90b2o$188bo7b2o123b2o$170b4o22b2o123b2o$170b2o3bo10bo99b2o27b2o$
171bo4bo9bobo97b2o27b2o$173bob2o10bo$174bo$317b2o$310b2o5b2o$182bobob
2o122b2o$165bo16bobo$164b3o17bo2bo$183bo3bo$164b3o16b4o2b2o$165b2ob2o
14bo5b2o$167bo21bo3$141b3o166b2o$142bo167b2o5b2o$142bo2bo171b2o$142bo
2bo$143bobo$158b2o126b2o27b2o$158b2o126b2o27b2o$164bo156b2o$163b3o155b
2o$142bo19b2ob2o113b2o$141bobo18bobo115b2o$142bo19bo121b2o$284b2o2$
140b4o$140b2o3bo13bo$131b2o8bo4bo11bobo118b2o$130bo2bo9bob2o11bo120b2o
28b2o11bo$130bobo11bo15b2o146b2o10b3o$131bo29bo148bo8bo$158b3o158b2o$
159b2o$156bo$156b2o$156b2o162b2o$146b2o6b2o164b2o$146b2o4b2o$152b2obo$
154b2o130b2o$287bo30b3o$284b3o30bo$284bo41b2o$319b2o5b2o$154b2o157b2o
3b2o$154b2o79b3o74b2o4b2o$236bo76b5o2bo$236bo2bo74b7o$236bo2bo79bo$
237bobo78bo6b2o$252b2o71b2o$252b2o30b2o21b2o$284b2o21bobo$290b2o17bo9b
2o$236bo53b2o17b2o8b2o$235bobo$236bo$31b2o220bo34b2o$31b2o5b2o212bo7b
2o26b2o5b2o$38b2o194b4o22b2o33b2o$234b2o3bo10bo$235bo4bo9bobo$7b2o8b2o
17b2o199bob2o10bo$7b2o9bo17b2o200bo$18bobo21b2o$19b2o21b2o59b2o$b2o99b
obo141bobob2o$b2o99bo126bo16bobo$5b2o94b2o125b3o17bo2bo$5b2o240bo3bo$
228b3o16b4o2b2o$229b2ob2o14bo5b2o$231bo21bo$2o$2o41bo$41b3o161b3o$40bo
165bo$40b2o164bo2bo$206bo2bo$207bobo$222b2o$222b2o$228bo$227b3o$206bo
19b2ob2o$7b2o196bobo18bobo$8bo197bo19bo$5b3o$5bo41b2o$47b2o155b4o$27b
2o175b2o3bo13bo$205bo4bo11bobo$26bobo178bob2o11bo$24bo17b2o164bo15b2o$
20b2obob2o15b2o181bo$21bob2o21b2o174b3o$22bo23b2o175b2o$5b2o213bo$5b2o
213b2o$11b2o27b2o178b2o$11b2o27b2o168b2o6b2o$210b2o4b2o$216b2obo$9b2o
207b2o$9b2o5b2o$16b2o3$218b2o$38bo179b2o$38bo$38bo3$16b2o$9b2o5b2o$9b
2o3$11b2o27b2o$11b2o27b2o$5b2o$5b2o$46b2o$46b2o$42b2o$25bo16b2o$24bob
2o$23b2obo$24bo$47b2o$5bo41b2o$5b3o$8bo$7b2o8$40b2o$40bo$41b3o$2o41bo$
2o3$24bo$5b2o17bobo$5b2o17b2o$b2o$b2o$19b2o21b2o$18bobo21b2o$7b2o9bo
17b2o$7b2o8b2o17b2o3$38b2o$31b2o5b2o$31b2o11$363b3o$364bo$364bo2bo$
364bo2bo$365bobo$380b2o$380b2o3$364bo$363bobo$364bo$381bo$380bo7b2o$
362b4o22b2o$362b2o3bo10bo$363bo4bo9bobo$365bob2o10bo$366bo3$374bobob2o
$357bo16bobo$356b3o17bo2bo$375bo3bo$356b3o16b4o2b2o$357b2ob2o14bo5b2o$
359bo21bo3$333b3o$334bo$334bo2bo$334bo2bo$335bobo$350b2o$350b2o$356bo$
355b3o$334bo19b2ob2o$333bobo18bobo$334bo19bo3$332b4o$332b2o3bo13bo$
333bo4bo11bobo$335bob2o11bo$336bo15b2o$353bo$350b3o$351b2o$348bo$348b
2o$348b2o$338b2o6b2o$338b2o4b2o$344b2obo$346b2o5$346b2o$346b2o!

It uses the Cordership input, the reactive loaf, an eater, three glider guns, and nothing else.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby dvgrn » June 23rd, 2013, 6:54 pm

Extrementhusiast wrote:Here is a remarkably simple p768 Cordership heisenburp...
It uses the Cordership input, the reactive loaf, an eater, three glider guns, and nothing else.

Another transparent loaf -- nice! Guess I missed it last time around... You could replace one of those glider guns by a single block, with a little rearranging:

x = 390, y = 426, rule = B3/S23
153b2o70b2o$146b2o5b2o70b2o5b2o$146b2o84b2o$225bo$224b3o$148b2o17b2o8b
2o22b2o8b2o10b2obo$148b2o17bo9b2o22b2o9bo5b2o2b2o7b3o$142b2o21bobo44bo
bo3b2ob3o7bobo2b2o$142b2o21b2o46b2o15bo2bo2b2o$183b2o10b2o33b2o$183b2o
10b2o$179b2o18b2o26bo$179b2o18b2o26b2o$227b3o$229bo$231bo$184b2o8b2o
30b2o3bo$142bo41b2o8b2o30b2o9bo$142b3o85bo4b3o$145bo63bo16bo2bo4bo$
144b2o62bo18b3o4b2o$149bobo56b3o$149bo2bo$149bo2bo21bo$149bo3bo18bobo$
150bobo20b2o$151bo5$137b2o102b2o$137b2o102b2o4$142b2o92b2o$142b2o92b2o
$138b2o49b3o48b2o$138b2o100b2o$156b2o21b2o18b2o21b2o$155bobo21b2o18b2o
21bobo$144b2o9bo17b2o30b2o17bo9b2o$144b2o8b2o17b2o30b2o17b2o8b2o3$175b
2o26b2o$168b2o5b2o26b2o5b2o$168b2o40b2o103$67b2o$57b2o7bo2bo$57b2o7bob
o$67bo13$172bo$171bobo$170b2ob2o$171bo2bo$173b3o$173bobo$174b2o$174b2o
12b2o$188b2o3$172bo$173bo$173b2o$172b3o$196b2o$196b2o$173b3o$171bo4bo$
171b2o3bo$173b4o3$165bo$163b2ob2o16bo$163b2ob2o$163b2o$165b2obo13b2o7b
2o$166bo2bo12b3o5bo$166bo2bo13b2o$142bo24b2o$141bobo$140b2ob2o$141bo2b
o$143b3o$143bobo$144b2o$144b2o12b2o4bo$158b2o4bo3$142bo18b2obobo$143bo
17bo4bo$143b2o16b2o2bo$142b3o17b3o3$143b3o$141bo4bo$141b2o3bo14b2o$
143b4o14b2o$162b2o$157bob4o$156bo2b2o$63b2o$56b2o5b2o$56b2o95bo3bo$
146b2o5bo2bo$146b2o4bo3bo$58b2o17b2o8b2o63b2ob2o$2b2o54b2o17bo9b2o63b
2o2bo$3bo48b2o21bobo75b3o$3o49b2o21b2o77bo$o92b2o$88bo4b2o141bo$87b3o
64b2o79bobo$79b2o5b3obo63b2o78b2ob2o$77b2o2bo153bo2bo$77bo2b3o154b3o$
77bo4bo154bobo$78b5o5b3o3b2o142b2o$52bo27b2o4b5o3b2o142b2o12b2o$52b3o
31b2ob2o161b2o$55bo32bo$54b2o$236bo$237bo$88b2o147b2o$88b2o146b3o$260b
2o$260b2o$237b3o$87b2o146bo4bo$87bo147b2o3bo$88b3o146b4o$47b2o26bo14bo
$47b2o26bobo$75b2o152bo$227b2ob2o16bo$227b2ob2o$52b2o173b2o$52b2o175b
2obo13b2o7b2o$48b2o180bo2bo12b3o5bo$48b2o180bo2bo13b2o$89b2o115bo24b2o
$89b2o114bobo$54b2o27b2o119b2ob2o$54b2o27b2o120bo2bo$207b3o$207bobo$
85b2o121b2o$78b2o5b2o121b2o12b2o4bo$78b2o142b2o4bo3$206bo18b2obobo$
207bo17bo4bo$207b2o16b2o2bo$206b3o17b3o3$78b2o127b3o$78b2o5b2o118bo4bo
$85b2o118b2o3bo14b2o$207b4o14b2o$226b2o$54b2o27b2o136bob4o$54b2o27b2o
135bo2b2o$89b2o$89b2o$48b2o167bo3bo$48b2o160b2o5bo2bo$52b2o156b2o4bo3b
o$52b2o162b2ob2o$216b2o2bo$217b3o$218bo$47b2o$47b2o41bo$88b3o127b2o$
78b3o6bo130b2o$78bo8b2o$79bo3$88b2o$88bo$90bo2$54b2o28bobo$55bo28bobo$
52b3o30b2o$52bo41b2o$84bo9b2o$82bo4bo$83bo2bo$84b3o$89b2o$89b2o$93b2o$
93b2o$52b2o21b2o$52b2o21bobo$58b2o17bo9b2o$58b2o17b2o8b2o3$56b2o$56b2o
5b2o$63b2o33$364bo$363bobo$362b2ob2o$363bo2bo$365b3o$365bobo$366b2o$
366b2o12b2o$380b2o3$364bo$365bo$365b2o$364b3o$388b2o$388b2o$365b3o$
363bo4bo$363b2o3bo$365b4o3$357bo$355b2ob2o16bo$355b2ob2o$355b2o$357b2o
bo13b2o7b2o$358bo2bo12b3o5bo$358bo2bo13b2o$334bo24b2o$333bobo$332b2ob
2o$333bo2bo$335b3o$335bobo$336b2o$336b2o12b2o4bo$350b2o4bo3$334bo18b2o
bobo$335bo17bo4bo$335b2o16b2o2bo$334b3o17b3o3$335b3o$333bo4bo$333b2o3b
o14b2o$335b4o14b2o$354b2o$349bob4o$348bo2b2o3$345bo3bo$338b2o5bo2bo$
338b2o4bo3bo$344b2ob2o$344b2o2bo$345b3o$346bo3$346b2o$346b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Extrementhusiast » June 24th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Close to minimally sized:
x = 339, y = 387, rule = B3/S23
63b2o70b2o$56b2o5b2o70b2o5b2o$56b2o84b2o3$58b2o17b2o8b2o22b2o8b2o17b2o
$58b2o17bo9b2o22b2o9bo17b2o$52b2o21bobo44bobo21b2o$52b2o21b2o46b2o21b
2o$93b2o10b2o$93b2o10b2o$89b2o18b2o$89b2o18b2o4$94b2o8b2o$52bo41b2o8b
2o41bo$52b3o90b3o$55bo88bo$54b2o88b2o10$65b2o$47b2o16bobo83b2o$47b2o
16bo85b2o2$129b3o$80b3o48bo$52b2o25bo2bo40b4o3bo15b2o$52b2o24bo4b2o37b
2o22b2o$48b2o27b2o4b2o14b3o19b2obo2bo22b2o$48b2o26bob4ob2o37bobob2o22b
2o$66b2o8b2o3bo7b2o18b2o12b2obo5b2o$65bobo3b2o8bo2bo4b2o18b2o13b2o6bob
o$54b2o9bo5b2o42b2o17bo9b2o$54b2o8b2o17b2o30b2o17b2o8b2o3$85b2o26b2o$
78b2o5b2o26b2o5b2o$78b2o40b2o64$16b2o$6b2o7bo2bo$6b2o7bobo$16bo13$121b
o$120bobo$119b2ob2o$120bo2bo$122b3o$122bobo$123b2o$16b2o105b2o12b2o$9b
2o5b2o119b2o$9b2o2$121bo$11b2o17b2o8b2o80bo$11b2o17bo9b2o80b2o$5b2o21b
obo90b3o$5b2o21b2o115b2o$46b2o97b2o$46b2o74b3o$25b2o15b2o76bo4bo$24b3o
15b2o76b2o3bo$23b3obo94b4o$22b3obo$23b4o$24b2o21b2o65bo$5bo41b2o63b2ob
2o16bo$5b3o104b2ob2o$8bo103b2o$7b2o105b2obo13b2o7b2o$115bo2bo12b3o5bo$
115bo2bo13b2o$91bo24b2o$90bobo$89b2ob2o$90bo2bo$92b3o$40b2o50bobo$40bo
52b2o$41b3o49b2o12b2o4bo$2o41bo63b2o4bo$2o2$91bo18b2obobo$92bo17bo4bo$
5b2o16bobo66b2o16b2o2bo$5b2o16b2o66b3o17b3o$b2o21bo$b2o$42b2o48b3o$42b
2o46bo4bo$7b2o27b2o52b2o3bo14b2o$7b2o27b2o54b4o14b2o$111b2o$106bob4o$
38b2o65bo2b2o$31b2o5b2o$31b2o$102bo3bo$95b2o5bo2bo$95b2o4bo3bo$101b2ob
2o$101b2o2bo$102b3o$103bo2$31b2o152bo$31b2o5b2o63b2o79bobo$38b2o63b2o
78b2ob2o$184bo2bo$186b3o$7b2o27b2o148bobo$7b2o27b2o149b2o$42b2o143b2o
12b2o$42b2o157b2o$b2o$b2o$5b2o178bo$5b2o179bo$186b2o$27b2o156b3o$26b2o
181b2o$2o26bo180b2o$2o41bo142b3o$41b3o140bo4bo$40bo143b2o3bo$40b2o144b
4o3$178bo$41b2o133b2ob2o16bo$41b2o133b2ob2o$41b2o133b2o$41b2o135b2obo
13b2o7b2o$7b2o31bo2bo135bo2bo12b3o5bo$8bo32bo2bo134bo2bo13b2o$5b3o37bo
109bo24b2o$5bo39b4o105bobo$30b3o3bo6b6o104b2ob2o$28b5o2bobo116bo2bo$
27b2o8bo118b3o$28b2o4b3o119bobo$29bo3b2o4b3o115b2o$39bob2o114b2o12b2o
4bo$43bo2b2o123b2o4bo$41b2o3b2o$5b2o21b2o11bo$5b2o21bobo124bo18b2obobo
$11b2o17bo9b2o114bo17bo4bo$11b2o17b2o8b2o114b2o16b2o2bo$155b3o17b3o2$
9b2o$9b2o5b2o138b3o$16b2o136bo4bo$154b2o3bo14b2o$156b4o14b2o$175b2o$
170bob4o$169bo2b2o3$166bo3bo$159b2o5bo2bo$159b2o4bo3bo$165b2ob2o$165b
2o2bo$166b3o$167bo3$167b2o$167b2o62$313bo$312bobo$311b2ob2o$312bo2bo$
314b3o$314bobo$315b2o$315b2o12b2o$329b2o3$313bo$314bo$314b2o$313b3o$
337b2o$337b2o$314b3o$312bo4bo$312b2o3bo$314b4o3$306bo$304b2ob2o16bo$
304b2ob2o$304b2o$306b2obo13b2o7b2o$307bo2bo12b3o5bo$307bo2bo13b2o$283b
o24b2o$282bobo$281b2ob2o$282bo2bo$284b3o$284bobo$285b2o$285b2o12b2o4bo
$299b2o4bo3$283bo18b2obobo$284bo17bo4bo$284b2o16b2o2bo$283b3o17b3o3$
284b3o$282bo4bo$282b2o3bo14b2o$284b4o14b2o$303b2o$298bob4o$297bo2b2o3$
294bo3bo$287b2o5bo2bo$287b2o4bo3bo$293b2ob2o$293b2o2bo$294b3o$295bo3$
295b2o$295b2o!

The heisenburp itself is just 153x241, using a spaceship size of 63x58! (For comparison, a scaled glider heisenburp would have to be about 8x13.)

Minimum period is 513.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby MikeP » June 26th, 2013, 1:28 pm

The 3-bit spark that actually triggers the loaf reaction is very common, and it works with another common spark too.

x = 40, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
2bo35b2o$3bo$3bo35bo2$b2o34b2o$o2bo32bo2bo$obo33bobo$bo35bo!


I wonder if it's possible to catalyse the beehives to produce similar sparks? If so then maybe this could lead to new oscillators or signal circuitry. (The block-eats-beehive reaction doesn't quite work in this regard.)

EDIT: Wow! Bellman found this on the first test run. I'm not sure how practically useful it is, but still: Wow! I'll set a longer search going - who knows what else is in there!

x = 17, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
2bo$3bo$3bo2$b2o11bo$o2bo9bobo$obo11bobo$bo13bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Guam » July 1st, 2013, 3:10 pm

2 gliders to glider converter:
x = 20, y = 22, rule = B3/S23
o9bo$3o5b3o$3bo3bo$2b2o3b2o3$18b2o$18bo$16bobo$6b2o8b2o$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o
$obo$2bo12bo$14b2o$14bobo$3bobo$2bob2o$2bo5b2o$b2o6bo$6b3o$6bo!

2 gliders (G0) to glider converter with repeat time 51:
x = 19, y = 19, rule = B3/S23
6bo10b2o$7b2o8bo$6b2o7bobo$15b2o$10bo$2o9b2o$2o8b2o3$17b2o$10b2o5b2o$
10b2o2$5bo$4bobo$4b2o6b2o$12bo$13b3o$15bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby knightlife » July 1st, 2013, 5:12 pm

Guam wrote:2 gliders (G0) to glider converter with repeat time 51:

It reflects every other glider!

The gliders don't have to be evenly spaced.

This one is quite useful for counting in binary since it takes two gliders on the same track to produce one output glider. A simple application is to multiply the period of a glider gun (>p50) by any power of two. The bonus is that the output is at 90 degrees and can be redirected in tight spaces. High period guns can possibly be reduced in size if their period is even (or divisible by a power of two).

Random example using a gun from jslife collection:
x = 130, y = 167, rule = B3/S23
53bo$53b3o$56bo$55b2o6b2o$62bobo$63bo2$57b2o$50b2o5b2o$50b2o3$67b2o$
67b2o2$52b2o$51bobo$51bo$50b2o40$111bo8b2o$111b3o6b2o$114bo$113b2o13b
2o$27bo100bo$26bobo97bobo$126b2o$121b2o$26b3o92b2o$26b3o$27bo2$125bo$
27bo96bobo$26b3o96b2o$26b3o2$116b2o$26bobo87b2o$27bo$11bo2bob2obo2bo$
10b2o2bo4bo2b2o3b2o$11bo2bob2obo2bo3bobo$28bo7$92b2o$91bobo$o2bob2obo
2bo81bo$4ob2ob4o$o2bob2obo2bo3$14b3o2$13bo3bo$13bo3bo2$14b3o42bobo2bob
o$55b2obo2bo2bo2bob2o$59bobo2bobo$14b3o2$13bo3bo74bo2b2o$13bo3bo73bobo
2bo$33bo57bobobo$14b3o15bobo55b2obob2o$31b2ob2o53bo2b2o3bo$35bo52b3o3b
2o2bo$20b2o13bobo50b3o2b2obobo$19bo2bo13bob2o48b3o3b2obo$14bo2bo2bobo
8b2obo3bobo48bo2b2o$14b5obob2o6b2o5b4o19bobo27b2obob5o$20b2o2bo8bo27b
2o28bobo2bo2bo$16bob2o3b3o6bo3bo24bo29bo2bo$15bobob2o2b3o6bo59b2o$15bo
2b2o3b3o6bo3bo24b2o$16bo3b2o2bo8bo27b2o$17b2obob2o6b2o5b4o56b3o$18bobo
bo8b2obo3bobo$17bo2bobo13bob2o56bo3bo$17b2o2bo13bobo58bo3bo$35bo$31b2o
b2o61b3o$32bobo12bobo2bobo$33bo9b2obo2bo2bo2bob2o$47bobo2bobo42b3o2$
96bo3bo$70b2o24bo3bo$70bobo20bo$70bo20bobo3b3o$92b2o2$102bo2bob2obo2bo
$102b4ob2ob4o$102bo2bob2obo2bo10$91bo2bob2obo2bo$90b2o2bo4bo2b2o$91bo
2bob2obo2bo$86bo$85bobo3$85b3o$85b3o$86bo3$86bo$85b3o$85b3o3$85bobo$
86bo!

EDIT:
Note the simple Spartan still lifes in the converter's design. Snark's cousin may need a name.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby dvgrn » July 1st, 2013, 6:19 pm

knightlife wrote:It reflects every other glider!

The gliders don't have to be evenly spaced.

Yes! We've had period 5, period 7, period 22, etc. versions of this for a long time, which are actually glider-to-Herschel converters as well as glider reflectors. But a small stable period doubler for a glider stream is a huge step forward.

The 2G-to-G that needs asynchronous gliders from two directions isn't quite so new-and-wonderful -- for example, there's an often-rediscovered variant of Paul Callahan's 2G-to-H converter that can do something similar:

#C 'glider stopper' variant of a Herschel receiver
#C (it stops a glider from the SE if a glider from the SW gets there first,
#C assuming you start from the 'clean' state with no beehive)
x = 39, y = 26, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$10bo$10bobo$11b2o4$2o$bo33b2o$bobo31bobo$2b2o33bo$37b2o$20b2o$20b
2o$13b2o$12bo2bo$13b2o$17b2o$17bobo$9bo7bo$9b2o$8bobo3$13b2o$13b2o!

Even more exciting, the fast 0-offset 2G reflector is wonderfully Spartan -- trivially glider-constructible or slow-salvo-constructible. It's probably possible to build a smaller and more efficient Geminoid replicator unit now (though I suppose that may not be as interesting for most people as it is for me...!)

knightlife wrote:This one is quite useful for counting in binary since it takes two gliders on the same track to produce one output glider. A simple application is to multiply the period of a glider gun (>p50) by any power of two.

In the context of Herschel circuitry, two of them will also function as a simple two-way switch, turning alternate signals onto different signal tracks. Here again the input signals can be asynchronous (not regularly spaced). Because the inputs are two gliders on the same track, you can adjust the reflectors to get the output glider on whatever lane you want... of a given square color, that is, depending on the glider source. This is a color-changing reflector -- unlike the Snark, but like the p4/5/6/7/8 boat+domino reflectors.

For slow Herschel circuitry you could combine this with an H-to-2G converter to get an adjustable glider output, reflecting the final glider stream either left or right:

x = 64, y = 60, rule = B3/S23
57bo$56bobo$56bobo$55b2ob3o$61bo$55b2ob3o$55b2obo6$62b2o$38b2o22bo$39b
o20bobo$39bobo18b2o$40b2o7$40bo$40bobo$40b3o$42bo2$52b2o$52b2o2b2o$56b
obo$58bo$58b2o9$12b2o$12b2o3$3b2o$3bobo$4bo3$9b2o$9b2o2$2b2o$bobo$bo$
2o13b2o$15bo$8b2o6b3o$8b2o8bo!

EDIT: The above can be made into a 490-tick stable reflector. Doesn't quite break any records, but I suppose it might come in handy somewhere or other:

x = 212, y = 168, rule = B3/S23
63bo$61b3o$60bo$52b2o6b2o$52bobo$53bo3$65b2o$57b2o6b2o$57b2o2$48b2o$
48b2o2$63b2o$63bobo$65bo$65b2o13$81bo$81b3o$84bo$83b2o$93b2o$93bo$91bo
bo$46bo38b2o4b2o$46b3o35bo2bo$49bo35b2o$4b2o42b2o23b2o$5bo67b2o$5bobo
78b3o$6b2o2b2o74bo$10b2o75bo4$39b2o$39b2o41b2o3b2o$62b2o19bo3bo$62bobo
15b3o5b3o$64bo15bo9bo$52b2o10b2o$52bo$42b2o9b3o$22b2o19bo11bo$2b2o18bo
bo17bo$bobo20bo17b2o$bo22b2o$2o6$5bob2o$3b3ob2o$2bo$3b3ob2o$5bobo$5bob
o$6bo92$209b2o$209bobo$209bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Freywa » July 3rd, 2013, 7:36 am

I was so bored with Bellman, I put in an LWSS and said "OK, what catalysts can I find for it?" I found a way to eat an LWSS with two blocks.
x = 8, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
obo$3bo$3bo$o2bo$b3o4$6b2o$2b2o2b2o$2b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Lewis » July 3rd, 2013, 8:41 am

Freywa wrote:I was so bored with Bellman, I put in an LWSS and said "OK, what catalysts can I find for it?" I found a way to eat an LWSS with two blocks.
x = 8, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
obo$3bo$3bo$o2bo$b3o4$6b2o$2b2o2b2o$2b2o!


The two blocks are also half of a 'Blockade', which could make it easier to synthesise as part of a larger pattern?
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Extrementhusiast » July 3rd, 2013, 12:00 pm

Probably the longest "active" predecessor I've seen of a pi heptomino:
x = 9, y = 23, rule = B3/S23
4bo$4bo$4bo2$3o3b3o2$4bo$4bo$4bo4$3b2o$3b2o3$4bo$3b3o$2bo2b2o$2b2ob2o$
2bo3bo$2bo2bo$bo3bo!


Cordership moves a traffic light:
x = 82, y = 65, rule = B3/S23
55b3o$56bo$56bo2bo$56bo2bo$57bobo$72b2o$72b2o3$56bo$55bobo$56bo$73bo$
72bo7b2o$54b4o22b2o$54b2o3bo10bo$55bo4bo9bobo$57bob2o10bo$58bo3$66bobo
b2o$49bo16bobo$48b3o17bo2bo$67bo3bo$48b3o16b4o2b2o$49b2ob2o14bo5b2o$
51bo21bo3$25b3o$26bo$26bo2bo$26bo2bo$2b3o22bobo$42b2o$o5bo35b2o$o5bo
41bo$o5bo40b3o$26bo19b2ob2o$2b3o20bobo18bobo$26bo19bo3$24b4o$24b2o3bo
13bo$25bo4bo11bobo$27bob2o11bo$28bo15b2o$45bo$42b3o$43b2o$40bo$40b2o$
40b2o$30b2o6b2o$30b2o4b2o$36b2obo$38b2o5$38b2o$38b2o!


Insert filler here:
x = 20, y = 20, rule = B3/S23
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby hobbyprogrammer77 » July 3rd, 2013, 12:35 pm

blinker + 2 Pi-Heptominoes = 52-cell pseudo-still life

x = 15, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3o9b3o$2bo3b3o3bo$3o9b3o!


+ glider = 50-cell pseudo-still life

x = 16, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o3$4b2obo3bob2o$5b2obobob2o$3bo4bobo4bo$3b5o3b5o2$3b5o3b5o$3bo
4bobo4bo$5b2obobob2o$4b2obo3bob2o!


with eater capabilities

x = 14, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o2$4b2o3bob2o$4bobobob2o$bo4bobo4bo$b5o3b5o2$b5o3b5o$bo4bobo4b
o$3b2obobob2o$2b2obo3bob2o!


+ LWSS = nothing

x = 13, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
6bobo$5bo$5bo$5bo2bo$5b3o4$3b2o3b2o$3bobobobo$o4bobo4bo$5o3b5o2$5o3b5o
$o4bobo4bo$3bobobobo$3b2o3b2o!


Adding a Pi-Heptomino can delete one half:

x = 19, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
7b2obo3bob2o$8b2obobob2o$6bo4bobo4bo$3o3b5o3b5o$2bo$3o3b5o3b5o$6bo4bob
o4bo$8b2obobob2o$7b2obo3bob2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Extrementhusiast » July 3rd, 2013, 7:20 pm

This was already posted elsewhere, but extreme serendipity made this stable Cordership heisenburp, which I call the Model D, relatively tiny:
x = 224, y = 198, rule = B3/S23
124b2o$124b2o3$122b2o$122b2o$109b2o$110bo46bo21b2o$110bobo44b3o19b2o$
111b2o47bo$107b2o50b2o$107b2o7$120b2o$120b2o29b2o$113b2o36b2o$112bo2bo
$113b2o74b2o$140bo48b2o$139bobo$139b2o$148b2o$148bo19b2o$149bo17bobo$
148b2o17bo$113b2o51b2o$113b2o14$181bob2o$181b2obo2$179b5o$157b2o20bo4b
o2b2o$158bo23bo2bo2bo$158bobo21b2obobo$159b2o18bo5bob2o$178bobo4bo$
178bo2bo2b2o$179b2o$148b2o$149bo$149bobo$150b2o2$168b2o$168b2o12$159bo
$158bobo$158bobo$159bo26$48bo$48b3o$51bo$50b2o$46b2o19b2o$46b2o19bo17b
2o$65bobo17bo$65b2o19bo$45bo39b2o$44bobo$45bo$42b3o$42bo2$82b2o$82b2o$
97b2o$44b2o50bo2bo$44b2o51b2o2$28b2o$29bo$29bobo$b2o27b2o$b2o2$22b2o
65bo$22bo64b3o$20bobo63bo$20b2o34b2o28b2o$56b2o3b2o134b3o$61b2o135bo$
198bo2bo$198bo2bo$b2o59b2o135bobo$b2o53b2o4bo151b2o$56b2o5b3o10b2o136b
2o$65bo9bobo5b2o$31b2o42bo7b2o$31b2o11b2o28b2o122bo$44bo152bobo$45b3o
40bo109bo$2b2o43bo36b2obobo125bo$bobo79bobobobo124bo7b2o$bo9b2obo65bo
2bobobobob2o103b4o22b2o$2o9b2ob3o63b4ob2o2bo2bo103b2o3bo10bo$17bo66bo
4b2o106bo4bo9bobo$11b2ob3o65bobo114bob2o10bo$10bo2b2o67b2o116bo$10b2o
2$208bobob2o$191bo16bobo$190b3o17bo2bo$209bo3bo$190b3o16b4o2b2o$191b2o
b2o14bo5b2o$193bo21bo3$167b3o$168bo$168bo2bo$168bo2bo$169bobo$184b2o$
184b2o$190bo$189b3o$168bo19b2ob2o$167bobo18bobo$168bo19bo3$166b4o$166b
2o3bo13bo$167bo4bo11bobo$169bob2o11bo$170bo15b2o$187bo$184b3o$185b2o$
182bo$182b2o$182b2o$172b2o6b2o$172b2o4b2o$178b2obo$180b2o5$180b2o$180b
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Sphenocorona » July 4th, 2013, 9:44 pm

While trying to find methuselahs in a 10x5 bounding box I found this pattern that not only has a twin hat in its final census, but also exhibits a Pi velocity of (8,10)c/43:
x = 10, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
2b3o4bo$bobo5bo$bob2o2bo$2o4b2obo$bo3bo2bo!


In addition, I found this reaction (not when trying to find methuselahs) where an R interacts with a block turning it into a beehive, then later turns it back into a block in the same place (maybe somebody could incorporate it into a conduit):
x = 9, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
2o4bo$2o4b3o$7bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby knightlife » July 5th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Clean spaceship-to-glider reaction works with any standard spaceship:
x = 16, y = 71, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$9bo2bo$10b2o$2bo2bo$6bo$2bo3bo$3b4o6bo$12bobo$12bo2bo$13b2o22$
10b2o$9bo2bo$3bo6b2o$bo3bo$6bo$bo4bo$2b5o6bo$12bobo$12bo2bo$13b2o21$
10b2o$9bo2bo$2b2o6b2o$o4bo$6bo$o5bo$b6o6bo$12bobo$12bo2bo$13b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby MikeP » July 6th, 2013, 4:06 am

Sokwe expressed an interest in novel eaters, so here's an R-pentomino eater:

x = 9, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
bo$b2o$2o2$7b2o$4b2o2bo$3bob3o$2bo$3b5o$7bo$5bo$5b2o!


EDIT: And another larger, more elaborate one:

x = 15, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
bo$b2o$2o4$12b2o$2bo2bo3bo2bo$2b4o2bobobobo$6b3obo2b2o$4b2o4bo$4bo2b3o
$6b2o!
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