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by Kazyan
June 9th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2289
Views: 1183237

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Also, is that four-glider tub with tail synthesis known? I didn't notice it in Mark Niemiec's database . It's either unknown or poorly-documented--I've occasionally wished for a TWIT synthesis just like that, though I don't remember the exact reasons it would have been helpful in the past. As a pro...
by Kazyan
June 6th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 824446

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

That approach to honey farm hasslers looks productive. There are various other honey farm catalysts that could be similarly investigated, in addition to the single BTS. This beehive and eater, in particular, would be great to find something for--any solution would almost certainly be a gun. x = 21, ...
by Kazyan
June 3rd, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?

There may be something involving this beehive-and-eater edgeshooter:

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x = 17, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory
2A13.A$2A12.A.A$14.A.A$10.3A2.A$12.A$11.A2$15.A$14.A.A$14.A.A$15.A$
10.2A$9.A.A$9.A$8.2A!
by Kazyan
June 3rd, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 521
Views: 292107

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

It appears to have gone unnoticed that the block-suppressing version of the old glider-to-block factory can act as a G5->G: x = 30, y = 36, rule = LifeHistory 5.A3.2A$3.3A3.A$2.A3.2A.A$.A2.A.A.A$.A.2ABAB$2.A2.2BA$3.3ABA$3A2.BA$A 2.3A5B$3.A2.6B$.A.A2.7B6.2A6.3D$.2A3.6BAB5.A6.3BD$5.6BABA2.BA.A5.3BD$ 5...
by Kazyan
June 3rd, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?

Maybe just to set a precise bound on the kind of solution that I'd be happy to see: it should consist of still lifes with a total cell count of 11 or less, and no single still life with more than 7 cells. A block and eater is the obvious target, but there may be other solutions within those constra...
by Kazyan
June 2nd, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?

I'm certain that a two-object solution exists, in that case. I'll see what CatForce can come up with using only Spartan objects.
by Kazyan
June 2nd, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?

To be clear, are the two input gliders allowed to require exact-timing? The examples posted so far allow the gliders to have arbitrary timing.
by Kazyan
June 1st, 2021, 2:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1707
Views: 1206921

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Possible starting point for new Pi conduits: x = 17, y = 24, rule = B3/S23 12bo$11bobo$11bobo$10b2ob3o$5b2o9bo$5b2o3b2ob3o$10b2obo2$6b2o$5bo2bo$ 5bobo$6bo2$3b2o$3b2o2$2o$2o4$5b3o$5bobo$5bobo! CatForce found the two blocks, which chewed up a beehive instead of a loaf spin. I recognized the mechanism ...
by Kazyan
May 20th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 584
Views: 450962

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

A corollary improvement to p29: x = 170, y = 113, rule = LifeHistory 85.2A$85.A.A$87.A4.2A60.2A$83.4A.2A2.A2.A58.A2.A$83.A2.A.A.A.A.2A60. 2A$85.BABABA.A59.4A$86.B2ABA.A58.BA2.B.3A$87.2B.BA56.2A2.B2A.2A2.A$ 86.3B51.A7.A2.BA3B3.A$77.2A6.4B51.3A6.3A.2B.3A$78.A6.6B52.A7.4B2.B$ 78.A.AB3.6B51.2A7.4AB.2B$7...
by Kazyan
May 20th, 2021, 12:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 110261

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

The new p20 gun reminded me of Kazyan's p87 gun that uses the same block+pre-pi -> glider reaction. It seemed unlikely that a p3 would work, because the reaction takes place very close to a catalyzing block, but JLS was astoundingly able to find a solution: x = 51, y = 51, rule = B3/S23 43b2ob2o$38...
by Kazyan
May 18th, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 151
Views: 74579

Re: Results of catalyst tests

What catalysts do you suggest I try in manual searches? For example, I've been considering learning the following catalyst. x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$2bo$4bo$5o$o$3b4o$3bo2bo! Is that a good idea, or will it be a disappointment/time-waster? This one is fairly easy to understand, and just unc...
by Kazyan
May 15th, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 151
Views: 74579

Re: Results of catalyst tests

I've found that the BTS is so versatile because it doesn't have a single iconic reaction--there are several evolutionary paths that a perturbed BTS can take to settle back into the original BTS configuration. Unfortunately, it's a catalyst better suited for automated programs than manual use.
by Kazyan
May 12th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: How about a direct highway robber?

I don't know, but when the cell immediately left of the only fixed ON cell (the first to be examined) stops also being ON in the results, one of the initial two branches has been completed. This doesn't necessarily mean that the search is halfway done, though, as one of the branches may be much lon...
by Kazyan
May 10th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: How about a direct highway robber?

Sidesnagger, highway murder, highway eater...whatever you'd like to call it, we don't have one.
by Kazyan
May 9th, 2021, 12:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

How about a direct highway robber?

It's kind of odd that we don't have a small highway robber yet--a p1 pattern that acts as a glider eater on one lane, but lets gliders pass completely on an adjacent lane and all further-away lanes. To date, the smallest highway robbers are large devices that use specialized baits to catch gliders, ...
by Kazyan
April 29th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 535
Views: 429193

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

I replaced a dot with two gliders: x = 20, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory A2.A$A.2A4.A4.AB$2.2A.3A4.AB4.A$3.A8.3A2.A$3.A.4DCA6.3A$3.AD.D.A.A2.2A $3.C4.A.D.A2BA$.3A2.D2.AD.A2BA$2.A.A.CACDA2.2A$2.ADC.C3.A2.2A$3.A3.2C A7.A$16.2A$7.3A6.A.A$6.A3.A$6.2A.2A! EDIT: That part completed: x = 17, y = 17, rule = L...
by Kazyan
April 29th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 535
Views: 429193

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Some thoughts on how the wings of the spider could be simplified by starting with a smaller base:

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x = 18, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory
A2.A$A.2A4.A4.AB$2.2A.3A4.AB$3.A8.3A$3.A.4DCA$3.AD.D.A.A2.2A$3.C4.A.D
.A2BA$.3A2.D2.AD.A2BA.A$2.A.A.CACDA2.2A$2.ADC.C3.A2.A$3.A3.2CA4.B2$7.
3A$6.A3.A$6.2A.2A!
by Kazyan
April 27th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 535
Views: 429193

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Wi5th the current state of syntheses technology and expertise, 37P4H1V0 is likely possible to construct. Here's a concept for it: x = 18, y = 24, rule = LifeHistory 3.A$.A8.3C$2.3A$4.A2.4C3$3.3A.3E$2.4AE$.5AE4.2E$.2A4.E.4E$.3A4.4E$4A$ .3A$.3A.A5.A$.6A$2.3A2.A.3A$7.A.A6.2A$8.A5.A2.A$9.2C3.A$10.C3.A2....
by Kazyan
April 24th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your fast components
Replies: 16
Views: 1853

Re: Thread for your fast components

It turns out that it can work with other regions. x = 177, y = 36, rule = B3/S23 2bo73bo$obo71bobo$b2o15bo56b2o15bo$18bobo71bobo63bo$18b2o72b2o62bobo$ 157b2o15bo$174bobo$174b2o5$151bo$152bo$150b3o4$3o71b3o$2bo14b2o57bo13b o$bo15bobo55bo12b2o$17bo71b2o65b3o$9b3o146bo13bo$11bo145bo12b2o$10bo160b 2o3$...
by Kazyan
April 14th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 824446

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

The standard H-to-B, Conduit 1, would fit there, but the p3 sparker is slightly too obtrusive. A smaller JLS result to replace it would seal the deal on a smaller p57 gun.
by Kazyan
April 13th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 535
Views: 429193

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

An idea for reducing the front-wings formation in the recent c/4o synthesis by replacing the three-beehives cluster: x = 54, y = 13, rule = LifeHistory 2.2A$A$A.2A$2.2A40.A$3.A39.2A5.2A$2.2A5.2C2A30.2A6.A$2.2A2.C2.C.CA31. A2C3.A$5.C.C.C.C2A31.C.C2.2A$6.C.C.CA3.A30.C.C.A2.A$8.C4.2A33.C3.2A$ 7.C.C4.A3...
by Kazyan
April 11th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 824446

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Awesome! With any luck, a small p76 gun will come out of this.
by Kazyan
April 10th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 535
Views: 429193

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Here is a blueprint for a cheaper construction of the central still life: x = 102, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$b3o$b2o$2bo28b2o28b2o28b2o$32bo29bo29bo$3o28bo29bo28bo$31b4o26b4o 25b5o$3b3o29bo29bo29bo$7b2ob2o19b4o2b2ob2o16bo2b4o2b2ob2o16b7o2b2ob2o$ 3o5bob2o18bo7bob2o14bobobo7bob2o15bo10bob2o$8bo22b4o3...
by Kazyan
April 9th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 111
Views: 11898

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

The long hook with tail is unnecessary, but it's still neat to see it used to catalyze something. Correct. The purpose of the long hook with tail is to reduce the repeat time of the p5 glider duplicator design from 75 to 70: x = 103, y = 41, rule = LifeHistory 2B21.2A14.4B17.2B21.2A14.4B$2BA21.A13....
by Kazyan
March 29th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1239
Views: 898054

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

The closest I can manage is this, sacrificing a block to liberate a glider from the syringe: x = 58, y = 32, rule = LifeHistory 3.A53.B$2.2BA51.2B$2.3AB49.3B$3.4B47.4B$4.4B10.A34.4B$5.4B7.3A33.4B$ 6.4B5.A21.B13.4B$7.4B4.2A19.3B11.4B$2A6.9B17.6B8.5B$.A7.6B13.4B2.7B3. 8B$.A.2A5.6B3.B2.2B2.26B$2.A2.A4...