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by Scorbie
September 18th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: ofind
Replies: 10
Views: 7769

Re: ofind

Note: You have to compile ofind for 32bit architecture. (`-m32` in gcc AFAIK) Ofind could use some more improvement. This was an attempt to find a p5: Some ofind partial Compare this, which is the largest partial I found with JLS: Some JLS partial What were you trying to search? And what were your i...
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 645452

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I don't think this p8 is even anything new. p8 Can it be made into a flipper? The answer is yes, but I didn't bother to find the minimal form. x = 48, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 27b2o$o3bo4b2o16bo4bobo2b2ob2o$5o4b2o18bo3bo4bobo2b2o$2bo5bo9b2ob2o5b 4obob3o2bo3bo$bobo3bo9bobobobo3bo5bo3bobob3o$2bo5bo2bobo...
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Physical implementation of Conways computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Physical implementation of Conways computer

Previous FPGA Life Implementations, almost-off-topic but I think some visitors of this thread might find it useful.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4463&p=95520#p95520
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1452&p=65126#p65124
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 645452

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Cross-posted from the Unsure Discoveries thread: first real post, hehe. i've never seen this reaction mentioned -- a blinker at the edge of a fleet shifts it 2 cells diagonally in 26 ticks: x = 14, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$3bobo$3b2o$b2o8b3o$obo5b2o$2o5bobo$7b2o$5b2o$4bobo$4b2o! it can be made in...
by Scorbie
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 1722

Re: Golly 3.4

Yep, checked both scripts working good. Thank you!
by Scorbie
July 29th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Forum phpBB suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Forum phpBB suggestions

(Note to mods: if there is a topic for this feel free to move this into that existing topic, thanks :>) Wouldn't the forums be more fun if BBcode supported more features? Here are the ones that I wish to have: Syntax highlighting There's a phpBB extension for that: https://github.com/s9e/phpbb-ext-h...
by Scorbie
July 29th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 1722

Re: Golly 3.4

Okay, I've confirmed that there's a substantial speed difference in the two version. I'll see if I can narrow the issue. Edit: At least this script shows some difference between the two versions: import golly as g import itertools as it import timeit counter = it.count() t_start = timeit.default_tim...
by Scorbie
July 28th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 263
Views: 242406

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

HYPE! This should reduce the 2c/3 transmitter by an order of magnitude.
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 1722

Re: Golly 3.4

On https://conwaylife.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4133&p=101163#p100931 More technical problem-- In trying to get the pasteboard in another app I've written, I find that while the contents are described as "public.utf16-plain-text", it is really explicitly little-endian. Even then, when I explicitly try...
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 1722

Re: Golly 3.4

1. I reeeeally like the idea, and the presentation for the patterns was excellent for me. 2. I think it's underappreciated (especially compared to the effort into this) because currently it has several hoops to jump through. * 2a. I have to navigate and launch the script for every pattern. * * For 2...
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 263
Views: 242406

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

@EV2
I agree. I'm surprised if nobody pointed this out before. I think I've thought the same before.
by Scorbie
July 18th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Fun with X-pentomino
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Fun with X-pentomino

X-to-glider (or rather, TL-to-glider): x = 20, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 5bo$5b3o$8bo4b2ob2obo$7b2o5bobob2o$14bo$12b2obo$13bo2bo$13bob2o$12b2ob o$8bo6bo$7b3o5bob2o$8bo5b2ob2o$2b2o$bobo$bo$2o8b2o$10bo$11b3o$13bo! If anyone can replace the bottom eater with a blinker to TL, we'd get a gun. Note: This was...
by Scorbie
July 15th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Re: Golly with Python 3?

Okay, currently the build seems to be working: https://sourceforge.net/u/scorbie/golly/ci/python3/tree/ Many thanks to Tomas Rokicki for the help and directions! [Building caveats] Windows users: I've changed local-win(-template).mk slightly so make sure you change it appropriately. Linux users: Sho...
by Scorbie
July 14th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1556
Views: 1049534

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

@Kazyan A compact tetramer and another one that is less compact but has more clearance. x = 30, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 5b2ob2o11b2ob2o$6bobo13bobo$4bobobobo6b2obobobobob2o$2b3obobob3o4bob2o bobob2obo$bo3bobobo3bo7bobobo$o2bobobobob2obo6bobobo$ob2obobobobo2bo2b ob2obobob2obo$bo3bobobo3bo3b2obobobobob2...
by Scorbie
July 8th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Re: Golly with Python 3?

Currently I got the gist of `gui-wx/wxpython.cpp` but would like to change the structure of this file to make my life a bit easier. I'll ask permission from the devs from the mailing list if I can commit the changes to the main branch if I do so. I'll elaborate technical details in the mailing list....
by Scorbie
July 6th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Re: Golly with Python 3?

Working on it...
https://sourceforge.net/u/scorbie/golly ... hon3/tree/

Currently the build works okay, but running a script raises a mysterious StderrCatcherForGolly error.
Strange because manually embedding almost the same code outside of Golly ran perfectly okay.

Still working on it...
by Scorbie
July 1st, 2020, 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Re: Golly with Python 3?

Didn't realize there was any interest in moving to Python3 at all;
I'll get my hands on it and see if anything's working (Currently using Windows 10). Of course help from others would be thankful.
by Scorbie
June 30th, 2020, 1:06 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2508
Views: 1057614

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

The "loaf spin" catalyst that ended up in the spider eater gives a baker's dozen variant just fine – but apparently nobody noticed (not listed on LifeWiki): x = 19, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 14bo$13bobo$13bobo$12b2ob3o$18bo$12b2ob3o$12b2obo3$4b2o3b2o$4b2o2bo2bo b2o$8bobo2b2o$9bo2$3bob2o$b3ob2o$o$b3ob2o...
by Scorbie
June 5th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Stable signal converters
Replies: 216
Views: 208016

Re: Stable signal converters

Congrats, EE and EV2! Nice work by A for Awesome too! I couldn't resist the hype that something would come out! (Nothing useful right now) x = 83, y = 58, rule = LifeHistory 8.A$8.3A$11.A$10.2A3$24.2D$24.D.D$24.D.D10.2A.2A$25.2D11.A.A.A$38.A3. A$33.2A.2A.3A3.A$4.2A28.2A.A.A2.4A$4.2A8.A.A15.A6.A.A6.A...
by Scorbie
January 29th, 2020, 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)
Replies: 8
Views: 3038

Re: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)

@rowett thank you for testing!
installing libatk-adaptor may make the error disappear.
I wish I could debug it better than just monkeypatching missing packages, but there aren't a lot of resources to look from...
by Scorbie
January 27th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)
Replies: 8
Views: 3038

Re: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)

Apologies for the late reply, Lunar new years day endeavors here... Is this distro meant to include Python? Unfortunately no, although I could try that if that's wanted by many on Linux and Windows. The word "Portable" is as in apps that work on all Linux distros (as opposed to one that you get from...
by Scorbie
January 4th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 645452

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Exciting to see new this approach being viable. I'll wish a new period oscillator be found.
by Scorbie
December 24th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2001
Views: 977318

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 4:11 pm
(Spoiler)
LOL, you too :)
by Scorbie
December 19th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 645452

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Meanwhile, I'm just over here stabilizing a P8: Great work! Here's a reduction of the p4 supporters. (Which is, by the way, stable by itself. Did you design this thing?) x = 19, y = 56, rule = B3/S23 9b2o4bo$10bo2b3o$10bobo3b2o$o2bob2o2b2o2b2o3bo$4obobo3bobob4o$5bob2ob 2obo$2b2o4bobo4b2o$bobob2o2bo...
by Scorbie
December 16th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper
Replies: 32
Views: 6717

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

I just read the paper and cannot relate what this has to do with their point. For a layman like me the gist of the paper, I think, is trying to say: It's easier to say ~~"Spider"~~ Nope, wrong name; "Smallest c/5 spaceship" rather than the RLE of it. which seems to be generally true with objects com...