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by mniemiec
May 24th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1864
Views: 894697

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Is this loaf -> loaf siamese loaf reaction known, and can it be turned into a synthesis component? ... Nice! That spark looks very unwieldy. However, if you advance it one generation, it very closely resembles Jam - and can easily be synthesized from 5 gliders. That is much better than any previous...
by mniemiec
May 23rd, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2380
Views: 955589

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

So why do they throw methuselahs (<20000gens) into the rules? At one time, methuselahs that ran for 20000 generations were the state of the art. As time progressed, and apgsearch was set up to recognize methuselahs, and new methuselahs with longer periods started being found, ones with lower period...
by mniemiec
May 18th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 588
Views: 188121

Re: Catagolue Oddities

I recently noticed a few strange mis-categorizations in rule B36/S245: https://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b36s245/ xq4 https://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b36s245/C1/xq4 lists xq4_153 (the "7" form of the Glider) which is not a spaceship (or anything else) in this rule, with 10002833 soups. There...
by mniemiec
May 13th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1864
Views: 894697

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Is this LWSS eater known? ... I've seen it posted somewhere on these blogs in recent years, although I'm not sure where, and I can't find any mention of it on the wiki; for some reason, there are pages for most of the results of 2-glider collisions, but there isn't one for two skewed blocks. People...
by mniemiec
May 1st, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1864
Views: 894697

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

I'm going to continue messing around with p2's for now, but once I feel confident I'll start looking for some real stuff. ;) Since you are new to Life, and people have been playing with it for around 50 years already, it's not likely that you will discover something that hasn't been found before, a...
by mniemiec
April 24th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: HighLife
Replies: 83
Views: 51241

Re: HighLife

Is this p2 ship known? I encountered it when Rocknlol posted some findings in a similar 3-state rule . It has fewer cells than the one in new-gliders.db (37 vs. 46), but has a larger bounding box. ... Yes. I have this one in my files. I believe that Alan Hensel originally found it, although my note...
by mniemiec
April 5th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1864
Views: 894697

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

yujh wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 9:52 pm
So, what about this?(should be known) ...
Ignoring the blocks, which contribute nothing and aren't even part of the same object, yes, this 22-bit P4 oscillator is known, and even has a 10-glider synthesis.
by mniemiec
March 24th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

16P2.64 ( https://catagolue.appspot.com/object/xp2_kg34azwa4o15/b3s23 ) reduced from 27 to 19 gliders: x = 134, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 71bo$72boo$71boo$$49bo4bo$50boobo36bo40bo$49boobb3o32bobobboo36bobo$ 84boo3boobboo36boo$73bo10boo43bo$73boo53bobo$29bo42bobo53bobo$29boo98b o$28bobo91bo$45boo28bo9boo...
by mniemiec
March 20th, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2380
Views: 955589

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Queen bee+traffic light+glider → a weird bubble-like object ... 22.13812 in 11 gliders: x = 54, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 27bo$25boo$26boo$3bo$4boo3bo$3boo5boo20bo$9boo19boo$31boo3$29bo$29bobo 16bo$29boo16bobo$43boobobbobbo$29bo13booboboobobo$28boo16bobbobbo$28bo bo15bobbo$47boo3$14bo$6bobo3bobo$7boo4b...
by mniemiec
March 16th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1864
Views: 894697

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

I discovered this new p240 ... Was this already discovered before me after the discovery of Rob's p16? EDIT: Also this p48 which LifeWiki told it could be made only trivially ... You've discovered (or rather, posted) it first but it had already been imagined/thought of before. It has a few weak spa...
by mniemiec
March 8th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

Goldtiger997 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 12:52 am
Here's a 95 glider synthesis of airforce which hopefully doesn't have any errors: ...
Very nice! The only error I noticed was that there are 85 gliders rather than 95. Even better!
by mniemiec
March 7th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

R2D2 in 86 gliders (If I counted correctly): ... Very nice! Cleanup in key step can be reduced by two: x = 76, y = 48, rule = B3/S23 7bo$8bo$6b3o12bo$19boo$20boo$$17bo$18bo$16b3o3$obo13bo$boo14boo$bo14b oo$32bo$31bo$31b3o$obo71bo$boo70bo$bo71b3o$23boo46bo$22bobo45bobo$21bo 49bo$20bo$19bo$18bo$bbo15...
by mniemiec
March 7th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1524
Views: 980512

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 1:59 am
Accidental components: ...
Anything that makes a single forward facing one-bit spark can accomplish this, e.g.

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x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
9boo$8bobo$8bo$3o4boo$bbo3bo$bo4b3o$3bo5bo$bboo4boo$bbobo!
by mniemiec
March 6th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

Did you know... that the candelabra remained without a glider synthesis until 2020? I really hope this is not true, but no synthesis is stored in lifewiki, catagolue, or Mark D. Niemiec's page, and searchng in the forums returns no results. Here are three. I synthesized the first on 2015-09-13, bas...
by mniemiec
March 5th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 223
Views: 15273

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

otismo wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm
I am assuming Gs means Gliders - if so, does a Herschel also qualify, or no ?
I would think of a Herschel a bit more like a Uranium atom - it emits a few useful energy quanta (gliders/neutrons) but leaves behind a bunch of inconvenient junk.
by mniemiec
March 3rd, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

I've made a 32-glider synthesis of this p3 ... Nice! Reduced to 28 via 1-glider cleanup per quadrant (The D8-symmetrical version takes 21). x = 135, y = 113, rule = B3/S23 7bo$5bobo$6boo3$111bo$110bo$110b3o12$65bo$47boo15bo$46bobo3bo11b3o$48b obbo$51b3o20$58boo$57bobbo$58boo$21bo69bo$19bobo70bo$20b...
by mniemiec
March 3rd, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

Seven gliders via the fourth Boring P24 C1 soup: ... Thanks! In addition to making this one form possible, this converter also reduces by one about half a dozen other boring-but-nontrivial figure-8+plus+other oscillator syntheses that required an 8-glider figure-8. It also allows synthesis of the t...
by mniemiec
March 1st, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2380
Views: 955589

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

L112 variant sticks one cell less far on the bottom: ... Replacing the bottom eater by a snake reduces population by 1, and makes the bottom right corner less obtrusive: x = 24, y = 41, rule = B3/S23 14b3o$15bo$13b3o16$13b2o$4b2o7b2o$5bo$5bobo$2o4b2o$bo20b2o$bobo18bo$2b 2o16bobo$20b2o6$2bo$2bobo15b...
by mniemiec
February 28th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765985

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

For completeness, I decided to check out the various non-trivial (but boring) interactions between the new P16 and some other small period oscillators. There appear to be three ways of sparking it with a figure 8. The last two could easily be synthesized by standard techniques, but the first needs a...
by mniemiec
February 27th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2380
Views: 955589

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

I guess this constellation bears a name from a classical music composer as well ? ... I always called that W, but I'm not aware of it having any kind of official name. No, at least the Momentum Fanfare doesn't. In order for a pattern to be musical, it 1. three stable or oscillating objects (left an...
by mniemiec
February 26th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2154
Views: 1274069

Re: Soup search results

This diagonally-symmetric p4 showed up in C1 earlier this month, found by rliston : ... Forms at gen 17. I believe the original 19-glider synthesis was found by Jason Summers, although I don't know when, since it was from earlier than when I started keeping track of dates. Catagolue lists a 13-glid...
by mniemiec
February 23rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 223
Views: 15273

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

Well, here is one more instance of yet another rule "feeding" into CGoL : http://teb.jct.onl/gliderville/gliderville.html better yet because it is embedded in a webpage This (and previous examples) have fixed regions where the rule used by a cell is determined by where the cell is located. It might...
by mniemiec
February 15th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 4 glider syntheses
Replies: 159
Views: 186800

Re: 4 glider syntheses

Y'all probably don't know that Entity Valkyrie 2 is also a (junior) composer, but giving you an example piece would show you my real name so I wouldn't do it. EDIT: That's probably a random post. This would be more appropriate for the sandbox, rather than added to a totally unrelated thread. Also, ...
by mniemiec
February 15th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 4 glider syntheses
Replies: 159
Views: 186800

Re: 4 glider syntheses

The damage can be done with a pre-blinker or another pre-honeyfarm, according to wildmyron's 4G script : ... Bartok and Mozart can be easily be synthesized artificially from 4 gliders too: x = 70, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 36bo$37boo9bo$4bobo29boo8boo$4boo41boo$5bo4$8boo$8bobo$8bo$$bo$boo38bo $obobboo1...
by mniemiec
February 12th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 4 glider syntheses
Replies: 159
Views: 186800

Re: 4 glider syntheses

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 1:22 am
What's the smallest number of gliders for a bartok?
That would depend on what a "bartok" is. Do you have a RLE or APGcode? I can find no mention of it on the forums or the wiki.
EDIT: I would suspect that Chopin, Schumann, and Stravinsky also occur fairly often from 3-glider collisions.