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. Two loafer guns were built on February 19th of the same year.
Paul Tooke built a sawtooth, that uses loafer's ability to turn a middleweight spaceship into a loaf.
Mike Playle found a stable loafer-to-Herschel conduit, apparently by means of the same search program (or its earlier version), that gave the world the snark a month and a half later.
- ↑ Adam Goucher (March 10, 2013). "c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship". Retrieved on March 16, 2013.
- ↑ Shannon Omick (February 18, 2013). "Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships". Retrieved on March 6, 2016.
- ↑ Paul Tooke (February 22, 2013). "Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships". Retrieved on October 2, 2013.
- ↑ Mike Playle (March 9, 2013). "Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships". Retrieved on October 22, 2014.