Talk:Blocker

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Number of cells

It looks to me like the top right cell (as seen in the picture) can be omitted at generation 0 with no alterations to the pattern. Wouldn't that make the absolute lowest number of cells actually 14? Or are we only counting the states that can emerge from the oscillations? Elithrion 23:09, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, we're only counting states that are actually in the oscillator itself. If that top cell is removed then the future oscillation isn't affected, but then strictly speaking the pattern is only a parent of the oscillator, not part of the oscillator itself. Nathaniel 23:20, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Glider synthesis

5G synth found:

#N blocker_synth
#O Boris Shemyakin
#C Glider synthesis of blocker
#C http://conwaylife.com/wiki/blocker
x = 64, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
16bobo22bo$16b2o24bo$17bo22b3o$28b2o14b2o$27bo2bo12bo2bo$28b2o14b2o4$
10bobo10bobo13bobo13bobo$11b2o13bo15bo15bo$11bo10bo4bo2b2o6bo4bo2b2o6b
o4bo2b2o$7b3o12b2obo2bob2o6b2obo2bob2o6b2obo2bob2o$9bo16b2o14b2o14b2o$
8bo4$2o$b2o$o!

-- gmc_nxtman (talk)

Thanks; uploaded. I didn't immediately find a reference for this, so I only updated the infobox figure. Apple Bottom (talk) 11:27, 7 August 2017 (UTC)