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otismo

PostPosted: August 18th, 2010, 10:51 pm
by otismo
the newest member -

my GoL page is at:

athebest.com/GoL.htm

Cheers!

Re: otismo

PostPosted: August 19th, 2010, 12:57 pm
by ssaamm
Hello and welcome! I see you have quite a few interesting pages on GoL! I like what is on that website, but :roll: you might want to redesign it. No offense, but it is hard to use. Other than that, though, you have a nice collection. It would help if you made some rle's, though. I made the website go way faster just by blocking the background.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: August 19th, 2010, 1:38 pm
by Lewis
I found a much smaller predecessor of the 88-cell still-life surrounding the blinker shown on the website:
x = 25, y = 25, rule = 23/3
b3o17b3o$o2bo17bo2bo$o23bo$2o21b2o$6b2o9b2o$7bo9bo$4bo2bo9bo2b
o$4b3o11b3o10$4b3o11b3o$4bo2bo9bo2bo$7bo9bo$6b2o9b2o$2o21b2o$
o23bo$o2bo17bo2bo$b3o17b3o!


I don't know if a) the 16-cell quarters of the pattern can be reduced, and b) if the 8 external blinkers can be removed.
Then, it may be possible to create a glider synthesis for the large object.

EDIT: Using the same small seed and some different still lifes, I found another large 4-way symmetric still life:
x = 57, y = 57, rule = 23/3
19bo17bo$19bo17bo$19bo17bo9$25bo5bo$25b2o3b2o$26bo3bo3$17b3o17b
3o$16bo2bo17bo2bo$16bo23bo$3o13b2o21b2o13b3o$22b2o9b2o$23bo9b
o$20bo2bo9bo2bo$20b3o11b3o2$11b2o31b2o$12b2o29b2o4$12b2o29b2o
$11b2o31b2o2$20b3o11b3o$20bo2bo9bo2bo$23bo9bo$22b2o9b2o$3o13b
2o21b2o13b3o$16bo23bo$16bo2bo17bo2bo$17b3o17b3o3$26bo3bo$25b2o
3b2o$25bo5bo9$19bo17bo$19bo17bo$19bo17bo!

Do large symmetric still lifes like this ever occur naturally?

Re: otismo

PostPosted: August 19th, 2010, 3:32 pm
by calcyman
Do large symmetric still lifes like this ever occur naturally?


In moderately-sized random Di(8) 'octosymmetric' universes? Probably.

In moderately-sized random asymmetric universes? Improbably.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: August 19th, 2010, 5:06 pm
by Lewis
Have any large-scale censuses been done using octo-symmetric universes? I used to (using WinLife32) run long narrow soups with one line of symmetry, but I never really found anything interesting, aside from 'cis-mirrored' objects and more common pulsars and pentadecathlons.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 10:45 am
by otismo

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by Hdjensofjfnen
otismo wrote:more coming - with FREE GIFT downloads...

;-)

I am not sure what you're getting at.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 1:13 pm
by Moosey
Hdjensofjfnen wrote:
otismo wrote:more coming - with FREE GIFT downloads...

;-)

I am not sure what you're getting at.

Also, otismo bumped a thread from nine or so years ago!
Half the people who posted here haven’t posted on the forums for five years or so!

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 6:57 pm
by 77topaz
Are those actually CGoL pages, or just spam? Taking the presentation into account, I'm a bit hesitant to click the links... then again, I don't think most spammers are patient enough to hold onto one account for nine years.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 7:00 pm
by Moosey
77topaz wrote:Are those actually CGoL pages, or just spam? Taking the presentation into account, I'm a bit hesitant to click the links... then again, I don't think most spammers are patient enough to hold onto one account for nine years.

Yeah, I was wondering whether this was spam.

Re: otismo

PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm
by dvgrn
Moosey wrote:
77topaz wrote:Are those actually CGoL pages, or just spam? Taking the presentation into account, I'm a bit hesitant to click the links... then again, I don't think most spammers are patient enough to hold onto one account for nine years.

Yeah, I was wondering whether this was spam.

I checked many of the links, and while some do have a slightly spammish flavor, the majority of the ones I checked were actually Life patterns -- it's just that they might be Life patterns for scrolling ticker mechanisms that spell out "Foxeo", or something like that.

Another one is a metafied version of a random-looking ash pattern plus one glider -- turned out to be a (meta) seed for a pulsar plus another large and somewhat rare still life. It's the kind of discovery that people can get wildly enthusiastic about for a while, until they notice that Catagolue is harboring thousands of similarly wild coincidences. But anyway, definitely not a spambot, unless they've learned how to build their own complex Life patterns now.

-- Welcome back, otismo! It's been a long almost-nine-years, with a lot of spambot posts coming in... and that being the case, downloadable "FREE GIFTS" may end up getting treated with a distinct lack of enthusiasm around here. But lots of people should be very impressed at your ability to remember your password for so long.

A couple of links did go to something that might be considered advertisements, but they seemed to be just those relatively harmless "can't find any content -- want to buy this domain?" generic messages, which might have been just an accident creating all those links. (?)