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by Sphenocorona
August 25th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 55
Views: 24294

Re: B38/S23

Turns out one of the ways that a glider can hit a xWSS diverges significantly from regular Life when B8 is added, and this difference allows for bizarre helix segments with a burning front faster than c/2 forwards. In this example (which may not be the most optimal cleanup) the burning front travels...
by Sphenocorona
August 20th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 55
Views: 24294

Re: B38/S23

I found some more crawler reactions that might be usable for building spaceships. There's probably still more out there, and I'm probably going to continue to prioritize 28c/83 over them in regards to research, but I figured it's worth a shot looking for some more for future reference. I haven't bot...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 55
Views: 24294

Re: B38/S23

I've now found a spacer for the 28c/83 reaction, giving the ability to choose not to fire a glider. You can also burn the output blocks instead, which I haven't looked into as much since they don't immediately produce more easy to use fuel inside of the debris line. x = 2637, y = 100, rule = B38/S23...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 55
Views: 24294

Pedestrian Life (B38/S23)

There's a wick in standard Life which burns at 28c/83 orthogonally, but since the reaction involves an R pentomino stage, its exhaust aggressively blows up out of control. However, in Pedestrian Life, Rs are much better behaved, and so the reaction settles down nicely. The reaction is quite versatil...
by Sphenocorona
August 16th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 55
Views: 24294

Re: B38/S23

R pentominoes seem to like spawning more R pentominoes in this rule. In addition to the known RF190R from suppressing a snipe by the eventual FNG, I managed to find some new R conduits that spew out R outputs: x = 133, y = 80, rule = B38S23History 70.2A$69.A.A$69.A$67.2A.A4.A$66.A.A.A2.3A9.2A$66.ABA...
by Sphenocorona
July 28th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 263
Views: 242212

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

So, I might've posted a bit prematurely, because I've found a working H->LOM->G conduit. If analyzed as a pure H->G it's NW4T282, which appears to be a new lane again. But for me the more exciting bit is the fact that it's a H->LOM (the constituents of which are shown here in white) followed by a LO...
by Sphenocorona
July 27th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 263
Views: 242212

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

I've found a couple new H-to-G conduits with the new glider to pre-TL catalyst Kazyan found earlier this month. I feel like there's more potential out there with this, but I personally haven't found anything else after a few days so I'm just going to post what my own investigations have found. I'm g...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 562
Views: 389991

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

This is sort of a response to my other post over in Oscillator Discussion, so if you're the type who likes riddles and wants to try and figure out the oscillator's "special property" for yourself, you might want to take a look there first. Anyway, for everyone who just wants to know what's up, here'...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1337
Views: 644243

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I realized while messing around with it that the LOM-producing Bandersnatch has a really cool and exciting property! Unfortunately* I've only been able to get a p143 oscillator from it: x = 64, y = 56, rule = B3/S23 24bo$23bobo$23bobo7b2o$21b3ob2o6b2o$20bo19b2o$21b3ob2o13b2o$23bob2o4$ 36bo$35bobo$34...
by Sphenocorona
May 20th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1006
Views: 774200

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Here's an interesting start to a possible E heptomino conduit which *is* compatible with the known H-to-E conduit. The boat doesn't have to be a boat, but something needs to be there in order to make the transparent block re-coalesce and prevent the nearby eater from being destroyed. If we can resto...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your Trolls
Replies: 73
Views: 9655

Re: Thread for your Trolls

Psuedo p30 LWSS gun using 4 queen bees*: x = 49, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 29b2o$29b2o6$28b3o$27b2ob2o$27b2ob2o$27b5o$26b2o3b2o3$13bo2bo$12bo14b 4o$12bo3bo10bo3bo$12b4o11bo$2b2o24bo$bobo28bo$bo23b2ob3o7b2o$2o16b2o4b 6o7bobo$16bo3bo5b2ob2o5bo6b2o$15bo5bo14bo2bo2bo2bob2o$10b2o2b2obo3bo 14bo6b2o2b2o$10b2o3...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper
Replies: 32
Views: 6709

Re: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper

If the "non-Gosper gun" shows up instead of a proper GGG, I will still cheerfully admit defeat, of course. That's a 3QB, so I feel pretty safe. Well, Tropylium's second p30 gun in that thread does have an advantage over the regular GGG in that it can be built up one component at a time, allowing a ...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1991
Views: 975588

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

That reaction is missing one of the key components a fuse needs to have to be used in a ship: It needs to recreate the input to the fuse as (part of) its output so that it can be burned again in the same direction. This (13,4)c/41 fuse may burn gliders and output gliders, but the output gliders are ...
by Sphenocorona
November 7th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 263
Views: 242212

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Here's a new conduit, HL82R (not to be confused with the almost identically named HL83R), along with an example Lx169 built from it: x = 75, y = 62, rule = LifeHistory 65.B2A$63.2BA2BAB$63.3B2A3B$61.12B$60.14B$61.13B$61.14B$60.15B$60.14B $60.13B$60.B3D4B.3B$60.2BD4B$60.2B3D2B$60.6B$59.7B$58.8B$57.8B...
by Sphenocorona
June 14th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: NoTimeAtAll - A circuit rule with squishy signals
Replies: 35
Views: 8792

Re: NoTimeAtAll - A circuit rule with squishy signals

I think the concept is good - and being able to have fully p1 logic is quite nice. However, the fact that signals take up space and cannot be cleanly (let alone selectively) deleted in-line seems like a considerable disadvantage to me - it's like the circuit has memory leaks everywhere that can't be...
by Sphenocorona
April 25th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 31
Views: 34760

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

I know it's been a while, but I've been taking a bit of a look into some methods of building the front end recently. But before I get to that, I'd like to clarify that the design I proposed previously, with a "glider sponge" off to the side the side and other strange elements other than just standar...
by Sphenocorona
April 23rd, 2019, 3:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 185331

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Final steps for xs17_08p78b5z321 using a hat->loop converter (probably unoptimal, unsure of the glider cost but I think it's less than 17): x = 52, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 11bo$11bobo$11b2o$2b2ob2o8bo26b2ob2o$3bobo8bo28bobo$3bobo8b3o26bo2bo$b 2obo36b2ob2o$2bo39bo$obo37bobo7b2o$2o38b2o8b2o$11bo$10b2o$1...
by Sphenocorona
January 7th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 31
Views: 34760

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

Here's a few other ways of cleaning up a climber's stabilized debris with a single incoming ship: x = 68, y = 295, rule = B3/S23 9b2o$9b2o26$15b2o$15b2o7$13bo$12bobo18bo$12bobo16bo3bo$13bo16bo$30bo4b o$30b5o8$14b2o$14b2o8$obobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobobob obobo11$23b2o$23b2o12$31b2o$3...
by Sphenocorona
January 6th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1337
Views: 644243

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A for awesome wrote:Sorry to spoil the fun, but I found it about a year and a half ago.
No worries; the reaction is pretty straightforward and the eater was already known, so I initially figured somebody had found it previously.
by Sphenocorona
January 6th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B3/S238
Replies: 13
Views: 10291

Re: B3/S238

Reburnable fuse which does not work in standard Life, velocity (8,3)c/66, p132: x = 270, y = 95, rule = B3/S238 268bo$267b2o$241b2o23bo2bo$240bo2bo23b2o$241b2o4$225b2o$224bo2bo$225b 2o4$209b2o$208bo2bo$209b2o4$193b2o$192bo2bo$193b2o4$177b2o$176bo2bo$ 177b2o4$161b2o$160bo2bo$161b2o4$145b2o$144bo2bo$1...
by Sphenocorona
January 5th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1337
Views: 644243

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

p14 oscillator formed by a known eater chomping on a recovering copy of itself, back and forth: x = 18, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 7b2o3b2o$6bobo3bobo$2b2o2bo7bo$2bobob2o5b2ob2o$4bo3bo5bobo$4bob2o3b3o 2bo$2b2o2b2o2bo3b2o$bo2b2o4b2obo$bobo9bo$2obo6b2obobo$3bo7bo2b2o$3bobo 3bobo$4b2o3b2o! Discussion in the...
by Sphenocorona
January 5th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 31
Views: 34760

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

Since this ship will travel slower than c/4 orthogonally, it actually might not be necessary to make a self-sustaining helix - it should be possible to throw forward gliders at a forwards stream of spaceships, sending back forward gliders and sideways xWSSs to build the start of the tracks. However,...
by Sphenocorona
January 4th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 31
Views: 34760

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

Here's a sketch for a potential (34,7)c/156 spaceship design plan: (34,7)c156 Spaceship Sketch.png The goal here is to exploit the fact that the climber is both a bit messy, and also able to burn gliders in addition to blocks. (It turns out it can also burn boats too, so there's 3 potential input fu...
by Sphenocorona
December 7th, 2018, 12:42 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Hype: HIgh PEriod (B2-ac3aei4ae6i8/S23-ejq8)
Replies: 36
Views: 16983

Re: Hype: HIgh PEriod (B2-ac3aei4ae6i8/S23-ejq8)

90 degree block signal reflector, repeat time 17: x = 55, y = 60, rule = B2-ac3aei4ae6i8/S23-ejq8 40bo$38bo2bo$37bo2bobo2$36bobo2bo$37bo2bo$38bo2$33b2o$33b2o4$28b2o$28b 2o$27bo$25b2o$25b2o3$21b2o17b2o$21b2o17b2o2$38b4o$17b2o19bo3b2o2b2o$ 17b2o20bo4b2obo$38b2o$31b2o$4b2o7b2o16bo$4bo8b2o17bo9b2o$5bo26...
by Sphenocorona
June 12th, 2017, 10:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1991
Views: 975588

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

I haven't seen this transparent block before: x = 27, y = 39, rule = LifeHistory 5$17.A$6.2A7.3A$7.A6.A$7.A.AB3.2A$8.2AB.4B$10.4B$11.5B$9.8B$8.12B$7. 13B$6.15B$5.8B3A5B$4.8BA3BAB2DB$3.8BA5BA2DB$2.2B2A5BA5BA4B$2.2B2A5BA 5BA5B$3.9BA3BAB2.4B$6.7B3A5.3B$7.11B4.2B$7.7B2.2A5.B$7.7B2.A$8.5B4.3A $8.5B2A4.A$...