dvgrn wrote:Let's get a

link to the latest Seeds of Destruction Game file early in this thread, so people don't have to go hunting for it.

There seem to be lots of ways to get rid of a syringe with four gliders:

`x = 174, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory`

172.A$171.A$171.3A22$A.A$.2A$.A9$33.A.A$34.2A$34.A14$118.A$118.A.A$

118.2A19$84.2A11.A$84.2A10.A.A$96.A.A2.2A3.A$95.2A.2A2.A2.A.A$99.A.A

3.A.A$95.2A.A2.4A.A$95.2A.A.A3.A$99.A.A3.A$100.A.A3.A$101.A3.2A4$92.

2A$92.2A$77.2A$76.A2.A$75.A.2A$75.A$74.2A$89.2A$89.A$90.3A$92.A!

So I bet someone can find a way to do it with three gliders. Two could be possible, but it might take an exhaustive search with a script to find it.

Yes, there are many ways to do it with 3G, here one example:

`x = 56, y = 42, rule = B3/S23`

55bo$53b2o$54b2o15$35bo$10b2o11bo10bo$10b2o10bobo9b3o$22bobo2b2o3bo$

21b2ob2o2bo2bobo$25bobo3bobo$21b2obo2b4obo$21b2obobo3bo$25bobo3bo$7bob

o16bobo3bo$8b2o17bo3b2o$8bo3$18b2o$18b2o$3b2o$2bo2bo$bob2o$bo$2o$15b2o

$15bo$16b3o$18bo!

based on this nice destruction

`x = 19, y = 16, rule = B3/S23`

17bo$5bo10bo$4bobo9b3o$4bobo2b2o3bo$3b2ob2o2bo2bobo$7bobo3bobo$3b2obo

2b4obo$3b2obobo3bo$7bobo3bo$8bobo3bo$9bo3b2o4$2o$2o!

Maybe there is a 2G option, but definitively no 1G.

Edit1:

A 2G destruction seems to be in range of possible outcomes, here five 2G collisions which yield a single blinker:

`x = 197, y = 159, rule = B3/S23`

11$186bo$186bobo$186b2o$17bo$18bo$16b3o26$48bo110bo$47bo110bo$47b3o59b

o48b3o$32b2o11bo38b2o11bo10bo34b2o11bo$32b2o10bobo37b2o10bobo9b3o32b2o

10bobo$44bobo2b2o3bo41bobo2b2o3bo48bobo2b2o3bo$43b2ob2o2bo2bobo39b2ob

2o2bo2bobo46b2ob2o2bo2bobo$47bobo3bobo43bobo3bobo50bobo3bobo$43b2obo2b

4obo40b2obo2b4obo47b2obo2b4obo$43b2obobo3bo42b2obobo3bo49b2obobo3bo$

47bobo3bo45bobo3bo52bobo3bo$48bobo3bo26bobo16bobo3bo52bobo3bo$49bo3b2o

27b2o17bo3b2o53bo3b2o$82bo3$40b2o50b2o57b2o$40b2o50b2o57b2o$25b2o50b2o

57b2o$24bo2bo48bo2bo55bo2bo$23bob2o48bob2o55bob2o$23bo51bo58bo$22b2o

50b2o57b2o$37b2o50b2o57b2o$37bo51bo58bo$38b3o49b3o56b3o$40bo51bo58bo

20$57bo61bo$56bo61bo$56b3o59b3o$41b2o11bo48b2o11bo$41b2o10bobo47b2o10b

obo$53bobo2b2o3bo51bobo2b2o3bo$52b2ob2o2bo2bobo49b2ob2o2bo2bobo$56bobo

3bobo53bobo3bobo$52b2obo2b4obo50b2obo2b4obo$52b2obobo3bo52b2obobo3bo$

56bobo3bo55bobo3bo$57bobo3bo55bobo3bo$58bo3b2o56bo3b2o4$49b2o60b2o$49b

2o60b2o$34b2o60b2o$33bo2bo58bo2bo$32bob2o58bob2o$32bo61bo$31b2o60b2o$

46b2o60b2o$46bo61bo$47b3o59b3o$49bo61bo29$23b2o$24b2o$23bo5$145b2o$

145bobo$145bo!