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Reaction that creates an elevener and a rare fourteen-bitter, as well as a bit of other junk:
x = 20, y = 23, rule = B3/S2315bo$2bo10b2o$bobo10b2o$o2bo$b2o3$3b3o$3bo$4bo$9bo$8bo8b2o$8b3o6bobo$4b3o10bo$4bo$5bo5$3o$o$bo!
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Which gives an 11G synthesis of 14-121:
x = 73, y = 26, rule = B3/S2363b2o$63bobo$61b2o2bo$42bo19bobo$29bo10b2o19bo2b2o$28bobo10b2o18b2o$27bo2bo39bo$28b2o40bobo$59bo10b2o$10bo47bobo5b2o$9bo20b3o25bobo5bobo$9b3o18bo28bo8bo$31bo24bo11b3o$36bo19b2o13bo$35bo8b2o9bobo12b2o$35b3o6bobo$31b3o10bo$31bo$32bo$67bo$b2o64bo$obo64bo$2bo$27b3o34b2o$27bo35bobo$28bo36bo! The database says the previous best synthesis was thirteen, but I'm not sure how up to date that is. On an unrelated note, an elevener can turn a glider 90 degrees: x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S236bo$6bobo$6b2o$2o$obo$2bo$2b3o$5bo$4b2o! LifeWiki: Like Wikipedia but with more spaceships. [citation needed] BlinkerSpawn Posts: 1883 Joined: November 8th, 2014, 8:48 pm Location: Getting a snacker from R-Bee's ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries That can be reduced to 8, but I also haven't checked Bob Shemyakin's results, which could contain a 5 or 6. x = 29, y = 20, rule = B3/S2324bo$11bo10b2o$10bobo10b2o$9bo2bo$10b2o3$12b3o$12bo$13bo$18bo$17bo8b2o$17b3o6bobo$13b3o10bo$13bo$14bo2$bo$b2o$obo! Edit: verified, Bob's table doesn't contain 14-121 in 4G, 5G or 6G. I think that means this 8 is the best known. Physics: sophistication from simplicity. biggiemac Posts: 504 Joined: September 17th, 2014, 12:21 am Location: California, USA ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries Kazyan: "Bellman, can you turn a B-heptomino's natural block into a beehive?" Me: "What were you looking for? Can that beehive in that position be turned into a B-heptomino in the same spot? (triggered by a glider?)" Best wishes to you, Scorbie Scorbie Posts: 1380 Joined: December 7th, 2013, 1:05 am ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries biggiemac wrote:That can be reduced to 8, but I also haven't checked Bob Shemyakin's results, which could contain a 5 or 6. x = 29, y = 20, rule = B3/S2324bo$11bo10b2o$10bobo10b2o$9bo2bo$10b2o3$12b3o$12bo$13bo$18bo$17bo8b2o$17b3o6bobo$13b3o10bo$13bo$14bo2$bo$b2o$obo! Edit: verified, Bob's table doesn't contain 14-121 in 4G, 5G or 6G. I think that means this 8 is the best known. This is an improvement. In my database was 13G. Bob Shemyakin BobShemyakin Posts: 214 Joined: June 15th, 2014, 6:24 am ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries Scorbie wrote:Kazyan: "Bellman, can you turn a B-heptomino's natural block into a beehive?" Me: "What were you looking for? Can that beehive in that position be turned into a B-heptomino in the same spot? (triggered by a glider?)" Yes, like this: x = 15, y = 18, rule = B3/S23obo$b2o$bo8$8b2o$7bo2bo$8b2o2$12bo$11bobo$11bo2bo$12b2o!

That came out of an ongoing project, which isn't too far from completion. (When it's done, I'll suddenly have a lot to say.)
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While trying to find a stable glider pusher, I found this weird eater catalyst:

x = 19, y = 15, rule = B3/S2317b2o$17bo$15bobo$15b2o3$9bo$10bo$bo6b3o$obo$2o$15b2o$9b2o4bobo$9b2o6bo$17b2o!

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gmc_nxtman wrote:While trying to find a stable glider pusher, I found this weird eater catalyst:

As this consumes two objects, and produces two others in a different position, it doesn't really come anywhere near qualifying as a catalyst. The only thing that recovers is the eater, which is only 1/3 of whole thing.
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mniemiec wrote:
gmc_nxtman wrote:While trying to find a stable glider pusher, I found this weird eater catalyst:

As this consumes two objects, and produces two others in a different position, it doesn't really come anywhere near qualifying as a catalyst. The only thing that recovers is the eater, which is only 1/3 of whole thing.
Hehe I think he is talking about the peculiar eater reaction on the top right... I'm pretty sure he knows the pattern itself is not useful. And yes, that kinda thing occasionally happens as a pleasant surprise in ptbsearch and Catgl. In a similar note, I've found a boat catalysis of a pi in which the boat is transformed into a tub and recovers to a boat again. (I am not talking about the p8 pi-to-HWSS factory, which exhibits similar behavior:) )
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Weird component:

x = 11, y = 10, rule = B3/S237bo$6bo$6b3o2$4b2o$3bobo$b3obobo$o3bo2b3o$2o2bobo3bo$3b2ob2ob2o!

Glider + 5SL = Unix + B:

x = 18, y = 15, rule = B3/S2316bo$15bobo$9bo5b2o$7bobo$8b2o$11b2o$10bo2bo$5b2o4b2o$2o2bo2bo$2o2bo2bo$5b2o3$5b2o$5b2o!

And finally, the following accidental p22 caribou hassler reaction:

x = 50, y = 46, rule = B3/S2347bo$47bobo$47b2o3$42bo$41bo$41b3o4$36bo$22b2o5b2o5bobo$22bo7bo5b2o$23b3ob3o$25bobo$26bo4bo$30bo$30b3o6$17b2o9b2o$18b2o7b2o$17bo6b2o3bo$23bobo$25bo$12bo21bo$12b2o19b2o$11bobo19bobo$18b3o$20bo$19bo$6b2o31b2o$7b2o29b2o$6bo6b2o25bo$12bobo$14bo$bo43bo$b2o41b2o$obo41bobo$7b3o$9bo$8bo! Which I made into this p46 caribou hassler: x = 99, y = 78, rule = B3/S2367b2o5b2o$63b2o2b2o5b2o2b2o$63b2o13b2o6$68bo5bo$67b3o3b3o$67bob2ob2obo$69b2ob2o$69b2ob2o$69b2ob2o11$69bo$68bo$54b2o5b2o5b3o$54bo7bo$29b2o5bo18b3ob3o$29b2o4bobo19bobo$34bo3bo18bobo$34bo3bo19bo13b2ob2o$33b3ob3o15bo15bo5bo$34bo3bo16b2o$34b2ob2o15bobo13bo7bo$35bobo32bo2bobo2bo$36bo33b3o3b3o5$31bo3bo$31bo3bo$72b2ob2o$43b2o21b2o5bobo$28b2obo3bob2o5b2o19b2o6bobo20b2o$29b3o3b3o5bo6b2o15bo6bo21b2o$b2o27bo5bo12bobo$b2o48bo31bo$13bo68b2o13b2o$12b2o8b2o32bo24b2o14b2o$2o9b3obo5bo2bo29bo3b2o9b2o11b2o2b2o$2o8b2o8b2ob3o27b2obob2o9bobo$11b2o8b2obo27b2o6bo10bo$12bo10bo29b2obob2o9b3o$54bo3b2o22b2o2b2o$12bo43bo24b2o14b2o$11b2o69b2o13b2o$2o8b2o13b2o11b3o28b3o11bo$2o9b3obo9b2o13bo11b2o17bo$12b2o25bo12b2o15bobo24b2o$13bo55b2o25b2o$b2o$b2o$22b2obo$17b3o2b2o2bo$18b2o6bo$6bo12b3o3b2o3b3o3bo$4b3o13bo3bo3b5o2bobo$3bo23b2o3b2o3bo$4b3o13bo3bo3b2o3bo2bo$6bo12b3o3b2o2bo3b3o$18b2o6bo$17b3o2b2o2bo2bo3b3o$22b2obo2b2o3bo2bo$27b2o3b2o3bo12b2o$28b5o2bobo12b2o$30b3o3bo! The known p22 gun is quite small, however I haven't been able to make the SW glider pairs using p22 guns. I haven't found any p22 reflectors either. Does anyone know of other options? gmc_nxtman Posts: 1147 Joined: May 26th, 2015, 7:20 pm ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries Each half of MikeP's prepulsar stabilization actually works independently: x = 24, y = 17, rule = B3/S232b2o16b2o$bo2bo14bo2bo$bobo8b3o5bobo$2ob2o14b2ob2o$10bo5bo$2ob2o5bo5bo2b2ob2o$bobo6bo5bo3bobo$bobo8b3o5bo2bo$2ob2o16b2o$bobo8b3o$bobo6bo5bo$2ob2o5bo5bo2bo$10bo5bobobo$2ob2o14bo$bobo8b3o$bo2bo$2b2o! Best wishes to you, Scorbie Scorbie Posts: 1380 Joined: December 7th, 2013, 1:05 am ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries A small precursor for the ship_and_eater that can work in limited directions... Not sure how useful this is. x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S236bo$4b3o$3bo$3b2o2$2o$b2o$bo! EDIT: a transparent block that came out from an opaque search: x = 24, y = 11, rule = B3/S23ob3obo$bo5b2o$2bob2o2bo$o3b5o$bob3ob2o$4b2o2bo$4obob3o$2bo3bo$bobobobobo$3o2b3o14b2o$22b2o! Best wishes to you, Scorbie Scorbie Posts: 1380 Joined: December 7th, 2013, 1:05 am ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries 4 Gliders + Big S = CarrierScarrier + 2 Gliders: x = 7, y = 24, rule = B3/S235bo$4bo$4b3o3$bobo$2b2o$2bo2$b2o$o2bo$2obo$3bob2o$3bo2bo$4b2o2$4bo$3b2o$3bobo3$3o$2bo$bo!

Bi-loaf to bi-mango using butterfly:

x = 10, y = 10, rule = B3/S236bo$6bo$6bo$2bo4b3o$bobo$o2bo$b2ob2o$3bo2bo$3bobo$4bo! And another transparent block seed: x = 7, y = 9, rule = B3/S235bo$4bobo$4bobo$5bo2$2o$2o2b2o$3b2o$5bo!

EDIT: An amusing transparent century eater:

x = 8, y = 4, rule = B3/S235b3o$5bobo$2o2bo2bo$2o2b2o! Perhaps one of the sparks to the right could be perturbed to yield a C-to-X conduit? gmc_nxtman Posts: 1147 Joined: May 26th, 2015, 7:20 pm ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries If anybody wants to create a snake with Herschel conduits, be my guest: x = 29, y = 22, rule = LifeHistory3.2D$4.D$3.D$3.2D6$25.2A$25.A$26.3A$28.A5$11.3C7.2A$12.C8.A.A$.2C9.3C8.A$C2.C19.2A$.2C! I Like My Heisenburps! (and others) Extrementhusiast Posts: 1785 Joined: June 16th, 2009, 11:24 pm Location: USA ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries Whoa! x = 29, y = 13, rule = B3/S237bo17bo$3bob3o13bob3o$3b2o16b2o$6b2o16b2o$b5ob3o9b5ob3o$bo8bo8bo8bo$4b2ob3o12b2ob3o$4b2obo14b2obo$b2o$obo19bo$2bo18bobo$21bobo$22bo! x₁=ηx V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη) K=(Λu²)/2 Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt) $$x_1=\eta x$$ $$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$ $$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$ $$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$ http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all Aidan F. Pierce A for awesome Posts: 1862 Joined: September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm Location: 0x-1 ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries A for awesome wrote:Whoa! x = 29, y = 13, rule = B3/S237bo17bo$3bob3o13bob3o$3b2o16b2o$6b2o16b2o$b5ob3o9b5ob3o$bo8bo8bo8bo$4b2ob3o12b2ob3o$4b2obo14b2obo$b2o$obo19bo$2bo18bobo$21bobo$22bo! Whoa, indeed! I'll have to remember this one; it would have been handy in a few corner-case reactions. Tanner Jacobi Kazyan Posts: 843 Joined: February 6th, 2014, 11:02 pm ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries A single block eats a beehive basically the same way. Ivan Fomichev codeholic Moderator Posts: 1142 Joined: September 13th, 2011, 8:23 am Location: Hamburg, Germany ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries codeholic wrote:A single block eats a beehive basically the same way. But a single block can't eat a glider, and a regular eater 2 can't eat a beehive. gamer54657 wrote:God save us all. God save humanity. hgkhjfgh nutshelltlifeDiscord 'Conwaylife Lounge' M. I. Wright Posts: 371 Joined: June 13th, 2015, 12:04 pm ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries codeholic wrote:A single block eats a beehive basically the same way. For a moment I thought that it might actually finally make this a functional H->Pi conduit: x = 16, y = 24, rule = LifeHistory13.3D$15.D$8.2C3.3D$8.2C17$3C7.2C$.C8.C.C$.3C8.C$12.2C!

Sadly it sticks out too far and doesn't even successfully survive its third encounter anyway. Besides, the transparent block is another problem...
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Strange component:

x = 13, y = 10, rule = B3/S239bobo$9b2o$10bo2$2obob2o3b2o$ob2obo4bobo$5bobo3bo$5b2obo$8bo$8b2o!

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Was firing gliders into a hive + blinker constellation that had come up while playing with catalysts when I stumbled across this.
The 13-bitter is in mniemiec's database as a 9G object, and I can't find a count for the 17-bit SL.
x = 48, y = 31, rule = Life20bo$18b2o$19b2o2$11bo$9bobo$10b2o3$44b2o$44b2o4$17bo29bo$17bo29bo$17bo29bo$11b2o28b2o$10bo2bo26bo2bo$11b2o2b3o23b2o2b3o$15bo29bo$16bo29bo7$b2o28b2o$obo27bobo$2bo29bo!
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BlinkerSpawn wrote:Was firing gliders into a hive + blinker constellation that had come up while playing with catalysts when I stumbled across this.
The 13-bitter is in mniemiec's database as a 9G object, and I can't find a count for the 17-bit SL.
x = 48, y = 31, rule = Life20bo$18b2o$19b2o2$11bo$9bobo$10b2o3$44b2o$44b2o4$17bo29bo$17bo29bo$17bo29bo$11b2o28b2o$10bo2bo26bo2bo$11b2o2b3o23b2o2b3o$15bo29bo$16bo29bo7$b2o28b2o$obo27bobo$2bo29bo!

Which database are you looking at? 13.217 takes 5 gliders, and 17.2203 takes 7 gliders. Both are made the same way - 3 gliders for a hat, then 2 gliders to add an eater head on one or both sides. That mechanism has been well known for a long time, and the raw synthesis files I have date back to 2000, and that was the last time they were edited. I am curious where a 9-glider synthesis came from.
x = 31, y = 10, rule = B3/S232bobo$3b2o$3bo2$b2o21b2o$obo21bo$2bo3b2ob2o14b3ob2o$7bobo17bobo$7bobo17bobo$8bo19bo!
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Sokwe wrote:
Bullet51 wrote:A useless p18 from Randagar

This was first found by Gabriel Nivasch in October 2002. It's included in the jslife oscillator collection, supported by jams:
and is extensible
x = 80, y = 96, rule = B3/S2311$33b2o$32bo2bo$33bobo$29b2o3bo$30bob2o$32bo$32bo5bo$37bo2bo$18b2o11b5o4bo6bo$17bo2bo12b2o5bo5b2o$18bobo7b5o7bobo$14b2o3bo13bo6bobob3o2bo$15bob2o8bo5bo3b3ob2o3bobobo$17bo10bo4b3obo3b2o4bo2bo$17bo5bo13bo4bo5b2o$22bo2bo3bo4bo$16b5o4bo3b2o3bob3o4bo$18b2o5bo3b2ob3o3bo5bo$13b5o7bobobobo6bo$18bo6bobobobo7b5o$12bo5bo3b3ob2o3bo5b2o$13bo4b3obo3b2o3bo4b5o5bo$22bo4bo3bo2bo10bo2bo$7b2o5bo4bo13bo5b5o4bo6bo$6bo2bo4b2o3bob3o4bo12b2o5bo5b2o$6bobobo3b2ob3o3bo5bo6b5o7bobo$7bo2b3obobo6bo17bo6bobob3o2bo$14bobo7b5o6bo5bo3b3ob2o3bobobo$9b2o5bo5b2o12bo4b3obo3b2o4bo2bo$9bo6bo4b5o5bo13bo4bo5b2o$16bo2bo10bo2bo3bo4bo$18bo5b5o4bo3b2o3bob3o4bo$26b2o5bo3b2ob3o3bo5bo$21b5o7bobobobo6bo$26bo6bobobobo7b5o$20bo5bo3b3ob2o3bo5b2o$21bo4b3obo3b2o3bo4b5o$30bo4bo3bo2bo$15b2o5bo4bo13bo5bo$14bo2bo4b2o3bob3o4bo10bo$14bobobo3b2ob3o3bo5bo8b2obo$15bo2b3obobo6bo13bo3b2o$22bobo7b5o7bobo$17b2o5bo5b2o12bo2bo$17bo6bo4b5o11b2o$24bo2bo$26bo5bo$32bo$31b2obo$30bo3b2o$29bobo$29bo2bo$30b2o! hought99 Posts: 39 Joined: October 8th, 2014, 9:02 pm ### Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries hought99 wrote: Sokwe wrote: Bullet51 wrote:A useless p18 from Randagar This was first found by Gabriel Nivasch in October 2002. It's included in the jslife oscillator collection, supported by jams: and is extensible x = 80, y = 96, rule = B3/S2311$33b2o$32bo2bo$33bobo$29b2o3bo$30bob2o$32bo$32bo5bo$37bo2bo$18b2o11b5o4bo6bo$17bo2bo12b2o5bo5b2o$18bobo7b5o7bobo$14b2o3bo13bo6bobob3o2bo$15bob2o8bo5bo3b3ob2o3bobobo$17bo10bo4b3obo3b2o4bo2bo$17bo5bo13bo4bo5b2o$22bo2bo3bo4bo$16b5o4bo3b2o3bob3o4bo$18b2o5bo3b2ob3o3bo5bo$13b5o7bobobobo6bo$18bo6bobobobo7b5o$12bo5bo3b3ob2o3bo5b2o$13bo4b3obo3b2o3bo4b5o5bo$22bo4bo3bo2bo10bo2bo$7b2o5bo4bo13bo5b5o4bo6bo$6bo2bo4b2o3bob3o4bo12b2o5bo5b2o$6bobobo3b2ob3o3bo5bo6b5o7bobo$7bo2b3obobo6bo17bo6bobob3o2bo$14bobo7b5o6bo5bo3b3ob2o3bobobo$9b2o5bo5b2o12bo4b3obo3b2o4bo2bo$9bo6bo4b5o5bo13bo4bo5b2o$16bo2bo10bo2bo3bo4bo$18bo5b5o4bo3b2o3bob3o4bo$26b2o5bo3b2ob3o3bo5bo$21b5o7bobobobo6bo$26bo6bobobobo7b5o$20bo5bo3b3ob2o3bo5b2o$21bo4b3obo3b2o3bo4b5o$30bo4bo3bo2bo$15b2o5bo4bo13bo5bo$14bo2bo4b2o3bob3o4bo10bo$14bobobo3b2ob3o3bo5bo8b2obo$15bo2b3obobo6bo13bo3b2o$22bobo7b5o7bobo$17b2o5bo5b2o12bo2bo$17bo6bo4b5o11b2o$24bo2bo$26bo5bo$32bo$31b2obo$30bo3b2o$29bobo$29bo2bo$30b2o!

What was the purpose of this post?
x₁=ηx
V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)
K=(Λu²)/2
Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$
$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$
$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$
$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

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Nine-glider synthesis of a 21-bit SL:
x = 42, y = 34, rule = B3/S23o$b2o$2o2$30bo$29bo$29b3o4bobo$36b2o$37bo14$21b2o$21b2o2$15bobo$3b2o11b2o$2bobo11bo$4bo$16b2o$15bobo$17bo22bo$39b2o$39bobo!

Others could also probably be made from this base.
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