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by dbell
January 4th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

The partial 3c/7 spaceship in the previous posting has a long initial section with two halves which don't interact. Near the end of that section would be a good point to continue a search on the right half with an expanded area to the right. The search could even be changed from a vertical search to...
by dbell
December 26th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1528
Views: 326465

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Thanks for the update. It seems to work just fine now!

BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
December 26th, 2019, 3:04 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1528
Views: 326465

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Here is my system information: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit Firefox Quantum 61.0.1 64-bit Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint mint-1.0 The viewer shows the problem for any pattern I think. For example, from the Oscillator Discussion Thread, the recent post byIan07 about the simple two eaters object: x =...
by dbell
December 25th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1528
Views: 326465

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

The Pattern Viewer is really useful. Thanks to whoever developed it. But there is a little problem that has been there for a long while running on firefox on Linux. When single stepping a pattern, it doesn't always update on each step. I have to either single step again or move the cursor out of the...
by dbell
December 10th, 2019, 2:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

The "Switchwave" entry in the LifeWiki shows a row of switch engines stabilized at the ends by forward glider rakes and block eating reactions. There is a more efficient stabilization of the switchwave that might be shown instead (or in addition). This has probably been known for a long time. #C A "...
by dbell
January 10th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting
Replies: 57
Views: 28508

Re: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting

Here are my votes:

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BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
January 8th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition
Replies: 39
Views: 18512

Re: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition

Thanks for the link to the blog! The little video was nice to see. But the python script doesn't work for me (wrong library version I think). Oh well.

Anyway, with the extra information I think I can proceed with the voting. Sorry for the bother.

BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
January 8th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition
Replies: 39
Views: 18512

Re: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition

Entry #01 (the 0E0P metacell) isn't sufficiently described, as far as I can tell. I haven't seen the actual object in the forums or wiki, only a description of its size and period. If nobody can verify that a concrete object exists and that it works, then I think it shouldn't be able to be voted on....
by dbell
December 29th, 2018, 1:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Cordership made using individual switch engines
Replies: 22
Views: 14565

Re: Cordership made using individual switch engines

Here is an update on Coorderships based on individual switch engines. While recently looking to make a smaller ship, I found this new reaction which for some reason I overlooked on all my previous searches. #C A switch engine reaction which cleanly turns the gliders from a forward #C glider stream i...
by dbell
September 9th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Stable line crosser challenge (COMPLETED)
Replies: 22
Views: 13769

Re: Stable line crosser challenge (COMPLETED)

The stable line crosser is really nice, both for the new line cutting and repairing reactions, and for the circuitry to shoot the convoys.

My original line crosser is soooo obsolete now!

BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
August 28th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1773
Views: 469183

Re: Thread for basic questions

> Can a spaceship be made that is impervious to damage from the back using rakes and destruction reactions? Extending this to puffers, I wonder if it is possible to destroy one of the 'stable' line puffers from the back. Maybe some carefully designed series of impacts into the debris near (but not n...
by dbell
June 4th, 2018, 12:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Requesting Help
Replies: 98
Views: 101600

Re: Thread For Requesting Help

The following old reaction by Mark Niemiec can be used to grow any barberpole: x = 20, y = 16 10bobo$11boo$bo9bo5bo$bbo14bobo$3o14boo4$17bo$16boo$16bobo$8boo$7bobo $$5bobo$5boo! However, it has a very large repeat time, partly due to a large amount of smoke. Can someone find a quicker reaction which...
by dbell
March 17th, 2018, 3:57 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Belated Pattern of the Year 2013 competition: Voting
Replies: 14
Views: 8065

Re: Belated Pattern of the Year 2013 competition: Voting

#01 **
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BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
January 27th, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2017 -- votes
Replies: 35
Views: 19413

Re: Pattern of the Year 2017 -- votes

#01 *
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BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
January 23rd, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 10234

Re: Pattern of the Year 2017

Please add the Life object having a bounded population with an unknown fate to the list.

BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
January 9th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I was able to remove one of the Corderships from the new glider turning edge reaction, so that it isn't nearly as clumsy as before. #C A period 96 Cordership with an edge near the front which can be used #C to turn sideways gliders into forward gliders. This uses a two-engine #C block and boat puffe...
by dbell
January 7th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Thanks for those synthesis reactions for the rake. I really like the one with the delayed construction of the second half. It might be interesting to use the new heizenburp device so as to trigger the creation of the second half. Then the first half could call its other half over to 'dance'. Also, w...
by dbell
January 7th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I thought it might be nice to have a glider synthesis of my four-engine Cordership rake. A gun for that would make another breeder. So I just took Dave Greene's glider recipe for the two-engine Cordership and duplicated it. #C Synthesis?? of four-engine Cordership rake. x = 142, y = 137 50bobo$51boo...
by dbell
January 6th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Here are a few Cordership results. #C A period 96 c/12 forward Cordership rake built using an old three-engine #C block puffer, the new two-engine Cordership, and the new four-engine rake. #C The Cordership converts the blocks into the usual honeyfarm reaction #C used to turn the gliders. #C David I...
by dbell
January 3rd, 2018, 11:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Here is a four-engine Cordership rake built from two adjacent two-engine Corderships. #C A period 96 c/12 sideways Cordership rake made of four switch engines. #C This is composed of two of Aidan F. Pierce's new 2-engine Corderships #C whose edges react to create gliders. This is an improvement on t...
by dbell
January 3rd, 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

That's a nice glider reflection from the new Cordership, using its new side which didn't exist in previous Corderships. Here is another reflection on the same side, which is interesting since it takes quite a while to happen. x = 44, y = 70 15b3o$14bo3bo$13bo3boo$14bo$15b4o$17boboo$17bobbo$18boo12bo...
by dbell
December 31st, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 517404

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

A two-engine Cordership, amazing. It's not even glide-symmetric.

Congratulations!

BCNU,
-dbell
by dbell
December 29th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Cordership made using individual switch engines
Replies: 22
Views: 14565

Re: Cordership made using individual switch engines

This third and last discussion of the technology based on individual switch engines describes the reactions I found which can duplicate a stream of gliders, along with a few last minute results. These patterns show a supporting period 96 rake for convenience. It is implicitly assumed that all these ...
by dbell
December 28th, 2017, 7:15 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Cordership made using individual switch engines
Replies: 22
Views: 14565

Re: Cordership made using individual switch engines

This second discussion of the technology based on individual switch engines describes the reactions I found which leave or consume simple debris, either stand-alone or as part of a glider reflection. As before, I reported the basics of many of the components many years ago. The dates shown for old r...
by dbell
December 25th, 2017, 10:05 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Cordership made using individual switch engines
Replies: 22
Views: 14565

Re: Cordership made using individual switch engines

This first discussion of the technology based on individual switch engines describes the pure reactions that I have found, and how to combine them usefully. By pure I mean that these are either 'eaters' or reflectors, with no other debris created. I reported the basics of many of the components many...