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'''Loafer''' is a spaceship found by [[Josh Ball]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 2013|2013]] . It is the slowest orthogonal spaceship, which (together with its loaf-pushing behaviour) led to it being named 'the loafer'. Adam P. Goucher discovered how to synthesise it with 18 gliders; this was further reduced to 8 by Matthias Merzenich. Shortly afterwards, a gun was engineered to repeatedly emit the spaceship.
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'''Loafer''' is a [[c/7 orthogonal]] [[spaceship]] found by [[Josh Ball]] on February 17, [[:Category:Patterns found in 2013|2013]]. Its name refers to its slow speed and loaf-pushing behaviour. [[Adam P. Goucher]] found an 18-glider [[glider synthesis|synthesis]] for this spaceship on the day of its discovery, and [[Matthias Merzenich]] reduced this to 8 gliders the following day.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2013/03/c7_orthogonal_spaceship.html|title=c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship|author=Adam Goucher|date=March 10, 2013|accessdate=March 16, 2013}}</ref>
  
==External links==
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==Notes==
*[http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2013/03/c7_orthogonal_spaceship.html Loafer] at game or life news
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Revision as of 20:49, 16 March 2013

Loafer
x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 b2o2bob2o$o2bo2b2o$bobo$2bo$8bo$6b3o$5bo$6bo$7b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]]
Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 20
Bounding box 10×10
Direction Orthogonal
Period 7
Mod Unknown
Speed c/7
Speed (unsimplified) Unknown
Heat 14.6
Discovered by Josh Ball
Year of discovery 2013

Loafer is a c/7 orthogonal spaceship found by Josh Ball on February 17, 2013. Its name refers to its slow speed and loaf-pushing behaviour. Adam P. Goucher found an 18-glider synthesis for this spaceship on the day of its discovery, and Matthias Merzenich reduced this to 8 gliders the following day.[1]

Notes

  1. Adam Goucher (March 10, 2013). "c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship". Retrieved on March 16, 2013.