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by Scorbie
Today, 10:41 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 16 in 16: Efficient 16-bit Synthesis Project
Replies: 275
Views: 197831

Re: 16 in 16: Efficient 16-bit Synthesis Project

So here's the place for a big congrats, eh?
Congrats to everyone involved, seeing the process on discord I can tell it's a lot of hard work.
by Scorbie
Today, 9:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Reduction of a known p60 prepulsar hassler, with smaller p4 sparkers: x = 21, y = 63, rule = B3/S23 ob2o2bo8bob2obo$2obo2bo6b5ob2o$5bob2o4bo$13b3o$3b3o8bob2o$14bob4o$bobo b2o3bo$obo3b3obob2ob3o2bo$obo7bo5b3obo$bo3bobo2bobob2o3bo$4bobo2b2obob ob2o$4b2o3bo$4bo3bobo4bo$4bobob2obo$3b2o5bob2obobo$3bo3bob...
by Scorbie
Today, 3:14 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

This might be known, but a group of p4 sparkers contain a versatile "sliding domino" component I'd like to share: x = 37, y = 68, rule = B3/S23 14b2o$12b6o$10bo2bo2bo2bo$6bobobobob2obobobobo$4bo2bo14bo2bo$4bo20bo$ 5bo2bo12bo2bo$8bo12bo$7bo14bo$8b3o8b3o$10bo8bo12$6bo$2o3bo2bo10bo2b2o$ o2b2obobobo6bob...
by Scorbie
Yesterday, 11:00 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: ofind
Replies: 5
Views: 4324

Re: ofind

Currently was able to use that program with no big problems. There seems to be a bug in ofind, as the smallest p5 fountain it reported was: x = 26, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 12bo$10bo3bo3$11bobo$3b2o2b4obob4o2b2o$3bo2bo3b5o3bo2bo$2obob2o11b2obo b2o$bobo3b3o2bo2b3o3bobo$bob2o2b2obobobob2o2b2obo$2obo2bo3b...
by Scorbie
Yesterday, 9:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1728
Views: 838151

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Welcome to the forums! Has anyone studied these? Not sure if there was an official study or written record of it. I remembered the "Mandelbrot set in HighLife" article as a similar experiment. Probably most of the people in this forums has scribbled the straight line pattern. Would they be related s...
by Scorbie
November 16th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 513
Views: 339180

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

Nothing much, just yet another p7 bumper that seems to be welding-friendlier than other variants. x = 32, y = 23, rule = B3/S23 30bo$29bo$29b3o7$22bo$20b2o$3bo2bo14b2o$3b6o$b2o6bo$o2b2o2b3o2b2o4b2o$ 2obo2bo5b2o3bo2bo$bobo2b2obo2b2o4bobo$bobo3bobo2bo6bo$2obobobobobobo$ 4bobobobob2o9b2o$6bo3bo12bo$5b2...
by Scorbie
November 16th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A couple new oscs, including two related small-ish p7s (a couple uninteresting low-period ones included for completeness): Nice discoveries :) Maybe we could make something out of that p7 weak grin spark. Here's a minor reduction of wildmyron's p5 version of the reflector. x = 49, y = 29, rule = B3...
by Scorbie
November 15th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A brief report about p4 "rattlesnake"s and block destroying components. (Not sure what to call them...) This p4 pattern is stabilized by an snake, just like a rattlesnake. x = 12, y = 15, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$5bo$6bo$5b2o2$2o2bo4bo$o3b2ob2obo$bo2bobo$2bobobo$3b2o2b3o$4bo6bo $2bobobob4o$bobob2obo$bobo5...
by Scorbie
November 15th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Cross-posting the p4 t-noses going lower and lower: x = 28, y = 49, rule = B3/S23 7bo$7bo$6b3o3bo4bo$10b3o2bo2bo$4bo6bo3bo2bo$3bo2bob3o5bo$b3obob2o3b2o$ o4bobo2b4o$2o3b2o2b2ob2o13$9bo3bo7bo$3bo4bobo2b3o5b3o$3bo4bobo5bo7bo$ 2b3obobo2b5o3b3o2bo$5b2o2bobo6bobobob2o$5b2ob2o2bob5o2b2obo2bo$2ob2o5b o4bo3b...
by Scorbie
November 15th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1499
Views: 937705

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

I was trying to make a block supporting component, and got this on the way: x = 19, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 7bo$7bo$6b3o3bo4bo$10b3o2bo2bo$4bo6bo3bo2bo$3bo2bob3o5bo$b3obob2o3b2o$ o4bobo2b4o$2o3b2o2b2ob2o! By block supporting, I meant: x = 28, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$2obob3o$obob2o2bo5b2o2b2o$2...
by Scorbie
November 14th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's a smaller p5 volcano that could reduce the p20 gun. x = 25, y = 26, rule = B3/S23 12bo$10bo3bo3$11bobo$3b2o2b4obob4o2b2o$3bo2bo3b5o3bo2bo$2obob2o11b2obo b2o$bobo3b3o2bo2b3o3bobo$bob2o2b2obobobob2o2b2obo$2obo2bo3bobobo3bo2bo b2o$3bobo5bobo5bobo$3bo5bobobobo5bo$bobobobo2b2ob2o2bobobobo$ob2ob2o ...
by Scorbie
November 13th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Sorry for the multiple posts. Here's a slight reduction to the p4 thumb. More attempts are encouraged: x = 11, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 6bo$7bo$3b2o3bo$3b4obo$7bob2o$3bo3bo2bo$b2o3b2obo$bo3bo3b2o$bo4bobo$2b 2ob2obo$2bo3bob2o$3b2obobo$b2o3b2o2bo$bobo3bob2o$o3b4o$b3o4b3o$4b4o2bo $3bo3bo$3b2o! I wonder if...
by Scorbie
November 13th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

It's really quite astounding that you pulled this additional TL hassler out of the aether. Seconded. The stronger spark also allows a p13 bumper. That's generally not very useful, but it does give the first p39 oscillator with no period-3 cells: Doesn't that give you a "stable" p26 reflector you wa...
by Scorbie
November 12th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Wow, amazing. Kudos to Bullet51 and AforAwesome!
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's another diagonal sparker I have failed to optimize... x = 12, y = 35, rule = B3/S23 2b3o$bo3bo$o5bo$bo3bo3bo$2b3o3bobo$6bo$10b2o$5bo2bo2bo$5b2obo$8bo$5b2o bo$5bo$5bo$5bobo$3b2obo$2b3o2b3o$6bo2bo$8b3o$5b2o3bo$4bo3b2o2$3bo3bo$ 3bob2o$4bo2b2o2$7b3o$5b2o2bo$4bo5bo$4b3o2bo$3bo3bo$b3ob2o$o3b2o$b2o4...
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Second, it allows the stabilization of a p12 wick found by 2718281828 : Wow, that's some awesome memory. Here are some partial results on finding a short'n'wide version of the durable p4 sparkers: Here's the durable p4 LW sparker, short'n'wide: x = 36, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 16bo2bo2$15bo4bo$6b2o6bo...
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

[Useless Warning] Here are some oscillators just in case a mold might not fit... But better resort to JLS in those individual cases. Off to the bin it goes. x = 56, y = 25, rule = B3/S23 15b2o$14bo2bo6b2o18b2o3b2o$2bobo7bo2bobo4bo2bo16bo2bo3bobob2o$5bo10bo 34bobo$bo2bo7bob2o6bobo17bobo6bobo$obobo8bo...
by Scorbie
November 9th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Trivial, but Sokwe's p5 eater (Inspired from Noam Elkies' p3 eater) can be reduced by one row, with the same population. x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$2obobo$2obo2b2obo$4bobob2o$2ob2o$o4b5o$b3obobo2bo$3bo3bobo$7bob2o $3bo4bo2bo$3b2o5b2o! LOL x = 12, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 2ob2o$2obo2b2obo$4bobo...
by Scorbie
November 9th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Trivial, but Sokwe's p5 eater (Inspired from Noam Elkies' p3 eater) can be reduced by one row, with the same population.

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x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4b2o$2obobo$2obo2b2obo$4bobob2o$2ob2o$o4b5o$b3obobo2bo$3bo3bobo$7bob2o
$3bo4bo2bo$3b2o5b2o!
by Scorbie
November 8th, 2019, 1:19 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Eaters
Replies: 57
Views: 11044

Re: Spaceship Eaters

Somebody could check out a CatForce run on the c5d spaceship. A preliminary result came out like this: x = 23, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 17b4o$15b2o4b2o$15bo5b2o$15bobob2o$15bo$15bo3bo$14bo4bo$11bo3b3o$11bo 4b2o$10b2o$9bo$7b3o3$6bo$b5obo$bo5b2o$o2bo3b2o$o$o2bob2o$o2bo11bo$b2o 11bobo$b2o11bobo$15bo3$14b2...
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1728
Views: 838151

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Jormungant wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Not sure what tool you use to do the search, but I would like to know if there is a p8 spark that would make this modified p6 reflector working:
I use ofind and JLS. p8 searches are **hard**, but I'll try.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

Okay, if one merely replaces the guns with rakes the infinite amplitude problem is solved!
Now the problem is that diagnonal rakes are pretty big (using corderships) How about using MWSSs instead of gliders and using orthogonal rakes?
Exploration is to be done.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

AGreason wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Thanks for the clarification. That sums things up.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1728
Views: 838151

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Here's a new p6 dot sparker: x = 19, y = 34, rule = B3/S23 9bo2$6bo5bo$5bo7bo$5bo2b3o2bo$4b2o7b2o$4b2o7b2o$b2ob2o7b2ob2o$bo2bo9bo 2bo$2bo3b2o3b2o3bo$3b2ob2o3b2ob2o$5bo3bo3bo$3b2o2bo3bo2b2o$3bo3bo3bo3b o$2obo3bobobo3bob2o$bobobo2bobo2bobobo$bob3ob2ob2ob3obo$2bo4bo3bo4bo$ 3b5o3b5o2$3b3o2b3o2b3o$2bo2bo...
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 522746

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

You should set the torus line rule to B3/S rather than B3/S23 . Ah, of course -- thanks! But that means that your[sic] barber-poles-XOR-stripes agar is the first Conway's Life pattern capable of producing those high-period XOR oscillators, right? A regular stripe-on-a-torus in B3/S23 can't reproduc...