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by Rhombic
March 17th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 73
Views: 6080

Re: COVID-19

As several of you might know, I live in Spain. The current lockdown is a pain but I am extremely glad our government has been brave enough to take such rational measures. From what I can tell, the enforcement is being pretty good so far... likely to last for 4-5 weeks (>2 times the contagious stage ...
by Rhombic
February 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata
Replies: 1898
Views: 412680

Re: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata

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x = 11, y = 9, rule = B2-a3a4a/S13an4a56
bo$b2o$3o$9b2o$2bo6b2o2$3bo$bo$o!
Interesting spaceship.
by Rhombic
January 16th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

As soon as I get (enough) free time on my hands I would like to start developing conduits in rule X3VI, but it's not easy as most useful programs for this matter are developed exclusively for CGoL. I think there needs to be development in this line, which -as can be seen from the first page of the t...
by Rhombic
January 11th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 228
Views: 26002

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

Let's waste no more time arguing and concentrate on topic, Hubi1857 :( It seems like there was no topic to start with anyway... just an extremely weird pseudoscientific ramble. Repeating the words "theoretical physics" several times in the same post and calling everyone ignorant, without any clear ...
by Rhombic
January 10th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unproven conjectures
Replies: 89
Views: 49085

Re: Unproven conjectures

A philosophical question...

If a still life only has itself as a predecessor, clearly it is its only father, its only grandfather, its only great-grandfather and so on. Does that mean that it would be a Garden of Eden, by induction?
by Rhombic
December 16th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Re: Geneascopy

Please recall that the dPop was highly predictable up to circa generation 120-160 , after which it entered into the chaotic heat convergence. The reasons for this had long been obscure, but after modelling 12000 generations of 29% fill 7x7 soups with a huge number of scans (N = 696337) in order to o...
by Rhombic
December 15th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Re: Geneascopy

Apologising again for my long absence, I think I have cracked the problem of the following trend mentioned in the OP: However, before this generation threshold, in the case of CGoL being around 160 generations, the curve followed is not linear and very precise, behaving in an entirely different mann...
by Rhombic
November 5th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Re: Geneascopy

I apologise for having ignored this project (and CGoL to some extent, actually) for the past few months. I started my PhD about one and a half months ago and now I am pretty busy. I will attempt to devote some time to this when I have a bit more free time, if that is something I can expect from the ...
by Rhombic
March 20th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Re: Geneascopy

I am using this as a brute force discrete Fourier Transform script: // // dft.c - Simple brute force DFT // Written by Ted Burke // Last updated 7-12-2013 // // To compile: // gcc dft.c -o dft.exe // // To run: // dft.exe // // Modified by Rhombic, 20-03-2019 #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #...
by Rhombic
March 18th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone studying the active part of soups?
Replies: 8
Views: 7002

Re: Is anyone studying the active part of soups?

Bump. Now I am. To some extent. I am trying to draw some general parallels between evolution dynamics and partitioning of activity in soups, but it looks quite complicated. Currently analysing some large 3% density soups to understand what the initial steps in growth would be in an aperiodic, arbitr...
by Rhombic
March 18th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Re: Geneascopy

I have run 120000 scans through 8000 generations in CGoL and I can confirm that, for a larger number of scans, the fine structure becomes identifiable for more generations (even down to generation 5000). I have noticed some interesting behaviour by plotting ln((pop-minpop)+1) vs ln(changepop^2)/2, w...
by Rhombic
March 17th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Geneascopy
Replies: 8
Views: 5728

Geneascopy

[UPDATED SCRIPT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST] geneasco.py I had been toying around with the idea, inspired by NMR, to probe "stuff" (I will expand on this) in CA in a systematic manner that can yield useful results. I was surprised there has not been much study in the dynamics of rules in general and ...
by Rhombic
March 10th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone studying the active part of soups?
Replies: 8
Views: 7002

Re: Is anyone studying the active part of soups?

I am not aware of any recent research in that line. It would surely be interesting especially if applied to an arbitrarily low starting density.
by Rhombic
March 5th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

testitemqlstudop wrote:Natural xp29! and Rhombic's almost stopped submitting hauls... :cry: :cry:
I will get back to it tomorrow.
However, I think the focus should now be circuitry design. There are loads of oscillators (like that p29) that look like hassled "things", for "things" that look conduit-friendly.
by Rhombic
March 3rd, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2e3i4at/S1c23cijn4a
Replies: 47
Views: 14051

Re: B2e3i4at/S1c23cijn4a

I do not want a new thread for each and every new "interesting" isotropic rule. They are often randomly stumbled upon, apgsearched for a while and then forgotten. I second this. Only rules with proof for guns, evidence for potential in engineering, unique enough behaviour and so on (so like Movosti...
by Rhombic
March 1st, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

Syntheses:

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x = 21, y = 10, rule = B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c
16b2o$15bobo$15bo2bo$o3bo10b3o$4b2o13bo$5b2o13bo$4b2o12b2o$2b2o$2b2o$
2bo!

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x = 16, y = 14, rule = B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c
o2bo$2o2bo$6o$b2obo$b3o$2bo4$12b3o$11bo2bo$11bo3bo$11b5o$13b2o!
by Rhombic
February 28th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: apgsearch - haul requests
Replies: 547
Views: 187192

Re: apgsearch - haul requests

EVERYONE SEARCH b2c3aei4ajnr5acns2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c/C1 RIGHT NOW WE ARE ONLY 12.3 BILLION OBJECTS SHORT OF GETTING ONTO THE LEADERBOARD sorry for using all caps im excited I was also waiting to make the leaderboard! By the way, would you mind submitting larger hauls? I can go up to 20-30 million s...
by Rhombic
February 27th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

I would like to see what common polyplets there are (equivalent to B, pi, century, etc.) to start working on conduits.
Is anyone aware of an isolated polyplet frequency script?
by Rhombic
February 24th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

There is an infinite number of xq16:

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x = 14, y = 66, rule = B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c
b2o$b2o$2bob2o$2b3o3bobo$3bo7$8bobo8$8bobo8$8bobo8$8bobo8$8bobo8$8bobo
6$12bo$6b2o3bo$8bob2obo$3bo2bo2bobobo$2bo2bobobob3o$2o5b3o$o2bo$b3o$2b
o!
by Rhombic
February 24th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

How did you enumerate through the (x,y,t) displacements of the p58, anyhow? I doubt anyone (me included) has the patience to actually manually evolve and copy-paste it. Then and again, you might... I forgot to reply. Basically, I did three x translations by hand, then copied them down on a new line...
by Rhombic
February 23rd, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 188174

Re: apgsearch v4.0

What does "tiles" refer to?
by Rhombic
February 23rd, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

New p58 gun for the xq8 through xq12-synthesis x = 47, y = 95, rule = B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c 8bo5b2o$7b3o4b2o$6b2o2b2o$7b2o2b2o$9b3o$5b2o3bo$5b2o2$2o$2o2$9bobobo$ 8bobobobo$7b2obo2b2o$9bo2bo$10b3o10$2o$2o$10bo$5b2o3b2o$5bo4bo$4bo6b3o $12b2o$4b3o$5b3o3bo2b2o$8bo5b2o$7b2o$8bo20$45b2o$45...
by Rhombic
February 22nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: apgsearch - haul requests
Replies: 547
Views: 187192

Re: apgsearch - haul requests

So in SI units Rhombic's search speed is 1.96×10^-18 kg K m^2 s^-3. Hang on, shouldn't it be K kg^-1 m^-2 s^-1, seeing as K = J bit^-1 and not K= bit J^-1? If so, it would be equivalent to the differential of temperature gradient wrt moment of inertia. Anyway, back on track, I think exploring B2c3a...
by Rhombic
February 22nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Re: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

I posted this rule already! Fine, deleting it... My bad, sorry!! I hadn't seen it! Just fished out a second gun from that table of combinations, so we have two different p58 guns (there probably are more!) x = 20, y = 98, rule = B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c 8bo$7b2o$10bo$5bo2bo$4b3obo$5bob...
by Rhombic
February 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)
Replies: 62
Views: 23172

Rule X3VI (B2c3aei4ajnr5acn/S2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c)

Duwyrrofzbpho I have decided to post a new rule as a thread (in spite of my usual reticence to doing so) because I genuinely think this rule deserves more attention. Firstly: several oscillators (p35-60) look like conduits that feedback, so I think conduit tech is possible. Secondly: abundance of pa...