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turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: January 30th, 2018, 11:09 am
by googleplex
I found some new turtle tagalongs:
x = 14, y = 30, rule = B3/S23                                                                                                         

x = 14, y = 26, rule = B3/S23                                                                                                         

x = 14, y = 21, rule = B3/S23                                                                                                         

x = 16, y = 18, rule = B3/S23                                                                                                         

EDIT: and a new back end for the turtle:
x = 14, y = 12, rule = B3/S23                                                                                                         

are these known?

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 1st, 2018, 9:02 pm
by Hunting
I've just find those tagalongs... But they're new.

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2018, 11:32 pm
by Hdjensofjfnen
The fourth one can be considered a new spaceship! Want to name it?

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 2:12 am
by Hunting
I found a new spaceship, too
x = 14, y = 28, rule = B3/S23

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 14th, 2018, 6:14 am
by KittyTac
The fourth one should be called "tortoise", because it is similar to a turtle, but has different legs.

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 14th, 2018, 9:19 pm
by Hdjensofjfnen
I think that would work as a name. Let's get a mod to check if this is truly original.

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 14th, 2018, 10:16 pm
by dvgrn
Hdjensofjfnen wrote:I think that would work as a name. Let's get a mod to check if this is truly original.

Shucks, why do the mods have to do the work?

60-bit c/3 spaceships are common enough that there are too many of them to fit in a reasonable-sized stamp collection. See Golly's Patterns/Life/Spaceships/c3-orthogonal.rle -- it stops at 50 bits, and things are already getting a little crazy there.

I can't find offhand that "tortoise" has been applied to anything, and I haven't found an exact copy of that 60-bit spaceship. However... Sokwe might know better than I, but my guess would be that this spaceship has been found several times by various searches, but was then discarded as being too big to be worth collecting.

Spaceships with smaller bit counts or smaller bounding boxes are usually considered to be more interesting than larger ones. Maybe a good way to think of the naming question is that it might make sense to assign an official name to every spaceship in c3-orthogonal.rle, and also every spaceship in the 51- to 59-bit range, before it makes sense to name this particular 60-bit spaceship "tortoise".

Re: turtle tagalongs

PostPosted: August 15th, 2018, 10:06 pm
by Platypus6
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the 4th one is already in JS life.