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by Kazyan
May 5th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1862
Views: 893736

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

You know, it does seem like there might be a little bit of hope for a Bellman rebuild of the second one of those sacrificial long ships, to get a fast color-changing reflector. Has anyone tried a Bellman run on this yet? Yes. I've previous set up Bellman searches that have treated both of the longs...
by Kazyan
May 2nd, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copperhead glider reflector "waterbear-like" ship?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Copperhead glider reflector "waterbear-like" ship?

Welcome! This thread would go better in the Patterns subforum. There's somewhat of prior art for this, using *WSSes rather than Copperheads. Many Caterpillar-like ships depend on crawlers among stationary/moving objects that can produce an excess of gliders, but if the "crawlers" are actually just g...
by Kazyan
April 13th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Binary slow salvos
Replies: 31
Views: 1384

Re: Binary slow salvos

As an observation, the restriction that there be no consecutive "B" gliders strongly resembles phinary rather than binary. I'm not sure if this has mathematical significance aside from more efficient compression of a recipe.
by Kazyan
April 11th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Further improvements possible to the c/5 diagonal ship: x = 75, y = 70, rule = B3/S23 19bo$17bobo$18b2o4bo$22bobo$23b2o4$21bo$19bobo$20b2o$30bo$30bobo$30b2o 11bo$23bobo17bobo$14bo9b2o17b2o$15b2o7bo$14b2o$9bobo24bobo3bo$10b2o25b 2ob2o12bo$10bo26bo3b2o10bo$53b3o2$6bo29b2o$6b2o22bo4bobo$5bobo18b2obob o...
by Kazyan
April 6th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

I was able to economize the back fuses of the c/5 diagonal ship again: x = 362, y = 50, rule = B3/S23 339bobo$340b2o$184bo155bo8bobo$184bobo162b2o$26b2o2b2o152b2o164bo$25bo bob2o$27bo3bo323bo$119bo234bo$120b2o2bobo223bo3b3o$119b2o3b2o58bo49bo 49bo59bo3bobo$125bo57bobo47bobo47bobo57bobo3b2o$182bobo42...
by Kazyan
April 5th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Turns out one of the loaves is unnecessary, so, down to 135: x = 1296, y = 68, rule = B3/S23 1242bo$1240bobo$1241b2o4bo$1245bobo$1246b2o$1252bobo$1253b2o$1253bo$ 1244bo$687bo211bo342bobo22bo7bo$312bo372b2o198bo14b2o341b2o20b2o6b2o$ 313b2o362bobo6b2o198b2o11b2o350bo14b2o6b2o$312b2o363b2o206b2o364bobo...
by Kazyan
April 4th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

However, it looks like Kazyan included it in his, so I guess it won't really matter. Stealth improvements will not be ignored--not on my watch. :) Possible cheaper eater activation? x = 13, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 8bo$o3b2obobo$o4bobo2bo$b2o2bo2b2o$2o4b2o$o7b2o$3b2o3bo$4bo4b3o$bo2bob o5bo$2bo2b2o4bo$...
by Kazyan
April 4th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

I've shortened the other fuses into long^3 boats, which required some reordering. Cleanup likely improveable: x = 1007, y = 69, rule = B3/S23 953bo$951bobo$952b2o4bo$956bobo$957b2o$963bobo$964b2o$964bo$955bo$296b o656bobo22bo7bo$294b2o163bobo492b2o20b2o6b2o$286bobo6b2o148bobo12b2o 500bo14b2o6b2o$286...
by Kazyan
April 3rd, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

An independent solution: Great! it might be possible to skip steps with something like this (red cells missing), and then slot in your start for the rest of the synthesis: x = 33, y = 27, rule = LifeHistory 6.A$6.A.A2.D4.A$6.2A3.D3.A.A$10.D4.A2.A$12.2A.A3.A$6.2A4.A.A5.A$5.A2. A4.A7.A$6.A.A7.2A4.A$6...
by Kazyan
April 2nd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Got it! After further developments, Goldtiger cracked the tricky cells, and the final step is complete. Now to put the constellation together. x = 79, y = 79, rule = B3/S23 41bo$40bo$40b3o$60bo$60bobo$49bo10b2o$49bobo$49b2o6$36bo$36bobo5bo$36b 2o5bo$16bo26b3o28bo$17b2o54bo$16b2o30bo24b3o$27bo19bo$25...
by Kazyan
April 1st, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

On the Discord, Goldtiger posted a predecessor for a wing of the smallest c/5 diagonal ship, found with a clever application of LLS: x = 17, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 11bobo$4bo4b2o2bo2$4b2o5bo$5bo4b2o$bo2bobo2bobo3bo$2bo2bo2bo2bobo$2bo 6b2o2bobo$2o2bo6b2o$ob2obo3b2o3bo$5bo4bo3b3o$5bob3o6bo$6bo5b2o$7bo4...
by Kazyan
March 30th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1885
Views: 504179

Re: Thread for basic questions

Besides RCT, I suspect that the next model of smallest-sawtooth will have to be some mechanism that allows a small <c/2 ship to burn a blinker puffer fuse.
by Kazyan
March 30th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: triller's p30 thread
Replies: 76
Views: 92587

Re: triller's p30 thread

It's cool how p30 technology allows for construction work that would otherwise require elaborate looparounds from obscure toolkits. I'm not the most familiar with the timing constraints of elegant weapons for a more civilized age, but it looks like you can get a signal out of the tail in a simpler w...
by Kazyan
March 29th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

New starting route for 56P6H1V0: x = 763, y = 56, rule = B3/S23 754bo$684bo67bobo$684b2o4bo62b2o$683bobo2b2o66b2o$689b2o15bo49b2o$705b o$705b3o4$690bo$688b2o$191bo473bobo21b2o$190bo43bo431b2o$121bo68b3o39b obo431bo$122b2o61bo47b2o$121b2o52bo9bobo48b2o$173bobo9b2o49b2o$174b2o$ 126bo3b3o$obo124b2obo56...
by Kazyan
March 27th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

While we're attempting Medium-Sized Spaceship Syntheses, here's another predecessor for the smallest c/5 diagonal spaceship (with two versions of the wings predecessor across the line of symmetry). I'm still not satisfied with the avenues towards the center, but this looks like a non-awful starting ...
by Kazyan
March 25th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Sweeeeeeeeeet. There's a section in that synthesis where the block's conversion into the two carrier heads is skipped, but the swap-in using the double worm is a matter of copy-and-paste--which I've given to the nonmagical box along with the rest of the synthesis. Now to see if it works!
by Kazyan
March 25th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Adding the double-ended worm: x = 316, y = 66, rule = B3/S23 309bo$231bo77bobo$232bo76b2o$230b3o7$305bobo$305b2o$306bo4$250bobo$ 251b2o14bo$251bo16bo$266b3o2$292bobo$292b2o$243bo49bo16bo$244b2o62b2o$ 243b2o27bo36b2o$165bo104bobo$164bo106b2o$164b3o$281bo$280bo$280b3o$ 160bobo15bo5bo87bo$161b2o6bo8bob...
by Kazyan
March 24th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Unrelated: A new inroad to reducing the spider synthesis! x = 98, y = 143, rule = B3/S23 $61b2o$61b3o$60bob2o$60b3o$61bo16$25bo$23bobo$24b2o$11bo$9bobo$10b2o 78bobo$90b2o$25bo65bo$26b2o38bo$25b2o37b2o$65b2o20bobo$87b2o$88bo7$24b o$25bo$23b3o$54bo40bobo$53bo41b2o$53b3o40bo$23bo$21bobo$18bo3b2o$16bob ...
by Kazyan
March 24th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Thoughts on further advancements towards that still life: x = 145, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 126bo16bo$127bo4bo4bo4bo$125b3o14b3o$130b4o2b4o2$48b2o10b2o31bo2bo29bo 16bo$48b3o8b3o29bobo2bobo29bo3b2o2b2o3bo$47bob2o8b2obo29b2o2b2o30bo2bo bo2bobo2bo$47b3o10b3o65bo2bo6bo2bo$14b2o32bo5b2o5bo32b2o36b6o$13bo2bo...
by Kazyan
March 22nd, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 438
Views: 343384

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Some thoughts on waypoints for synthesizing the core still life. I anticipate the surrounding constellation to be moderately awkward, but the main challenge now is the core: x = 75, y = 130, rule = B3/S23 36b2o$36b2o2$36b4o$35bo4bo$35b2o2b2o$28bob2o4bo2bo4b2obo$27bob2obobo6b obob2obo$27bo5b10o5bo$26...
by Kazyan
March 21st, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1045
Views: 765465

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

Nice! Is the route a result of something like a retrosynthesis? As a synthesis apprentice I've wondered a lot. The procedure I use is a bit complicated, although it ultimately boils down to "subdivide and conquer". If the final object isn't stable, I tend to work backwards until I find something mu...
by Kazyan
February 19th, 2020, 12:20 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 539
Views: 364595

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

Re: p16. The double-sided clearance version of the p4 oscillator used in the dueling banjos-based gun is interesting, but doesn't help us accomplish anything for this application. Unrelated, here's a smaller p56 (by 297 cells). Made by replacing some p8 bouncers with p7 bouncers based on Scorbie's p...
by Kazyan
February 11th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 539
Views: 364595

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

Here's the p16 pseudo-gun shrunk by four rows, using Rob's p16. A Rich's p16 is still used for filtering the initial glider stream. x = 158, y = 154, rule = LifeHistory 7.2A.2A4.2B3.2B4.2A.2A63.BA$7.2A.A.B2.2A2B.2B2A2.B.A.2A61.B2A.A19.2A 4.2B3.2B4.2A.2A$10.A.2BA2BAB.BA2BA2B.A63.A.AB.A12.2A5.A.B2.2A2...
by Kazyan
February 10th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 586982

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

17 gliders: x = 157, y = 35, rule = B3/S23 138bo$136bobo$137b2o2$124bo$125b2o13bo$14bo109b2o12b2o$13bo122bo2b2o 14bo$13b3o118bobo16b2o$135b2o17b2o3$82bo$6bo73bobo$obo2bo75b2o3bo$b2o 2b3o76b2o47b2o$bo83b2o46bobo$135bo$43bo91b2o$44bo6b2o38b2o48b2o$42b3o 5bobo37bobo30b2o15bobo$47bobo34b2obobo34b2o8b2ob...
by Kazyan
February 10th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 586982

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A for Awesome noticed that rliston's G1 searching turned up something new today: this new p16 oscillator.

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#C [[ THUMBNAIL AUTOSTART GPS 8 ]]
x = 8, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
5b2o$2bo2b2o$bo4bo$bo4bo$6bo$2obobo$2ob2o2$5b3o!