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May 12th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

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...
May 10th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: How about a direct highway robber?

Sidesnagger, highway murder, highway eater...whatever you'd like to call it, we don't have one.
May 9th, 2021, 12:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

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, ...
April 29th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 530
Views: 421316

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...
April 29th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 530
Views: 421316

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
3A\$6.A3.A\$6.2A.2A!``````
April 27th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 530
Views: 421316

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....
April 24th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

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\$...
April 14th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1814
Views: 799148

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.
April 13th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 530
Views: 421316

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...
April 11th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1814
Views: 799148

Awesome! With any luck, a small p76 gun will come out of this.
April 10th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 530
Views: 421316

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...
April 9th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 103
Views: 9338

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....
March 29th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1237
Views: 883775

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...
March 25th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2382
Views: 1586996

Re: Soup search results

Hey, that might even make Rob's p16 a little cheaper to build. It currently costs eleven gliders, so it's an improvement if this constellation can be built with six gliders or less: x = 38, y = 51, rule = LifeHistory A.A\$.2A\$.A21\$24.A.A\$25.2A\$25.A2\$21.A.A\$22.2A13.A\$22.A12.2A\$ 36.2A8\$17.2A\$17.2A\$23....
March 21st, 2021, 12:59 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1814
Views: 799148

I had an idea with which to possibly build new shuttle oscillators, but I don't think the search programs exist yet to do so. Consider the following reaction: x = 28, y = 3, rule = B3/S23 obo22bobo\$b2o22b2o\$bo24bo! It's completely possible that one, two, or three catalysts can be placed here such th...
March 17th, 2021, 1:22 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: n-in-m: A Collection of Efficient Synthesis Projects
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: n-in-m: A Collection of Efficient Synthesis Projects

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``````x = 100, y = 41, rule = B3/S23
10bo\$8bobo\$9b2o12\$o\$b2o\$2o12\$96b2o\$97bo\$95bo\$20b2o15bo57b2o\$19bobo6bo
7b2o58bo\$21bo7bo6bobo57bob2o\$27b3o67bobo\$92b2o\$92b2o\$27b2o\$28b2o60b2o\$
27bo61bobo\$91bo!``````
March 15th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: n-in-m: A Collection of Efficient Synthesis Projects
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: n-in-m: A Collection of Efficient Synthesis Projects

Integral with cis-hook in 7G:

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``````x = 27, y = 26, rule = B3/S23
15bo\$14bo\$obo11b3o\$b2o\$bo16bobo\$18b2o\$19bo2\$15bo\$16b2o\$15b2o6\$9b2o\$8bo
bo\$10bo3\$6b3o\$8bo\$7bo17bo\$24b2o\$24bobo!``````
March 14th, 2021, 11:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1814
Views: 799148

I was able to combine two variants on the drifter catalyst together to yield an eater that works in places that fishhooks do, but which produces a spark that can activate the pond-and-block reaction: x = 24, y = 38, rule = B3/S23 14b2o\$14bo\$15bo3b2o\$13bobo2bobo\$12bob2obo\$12bo4bob4o\$10b2ob4obobo2bo\$ ...
March 7th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Wouldn't a long beehive be the central region in xs20_bd0ehe0db ? If so, would the region in your fast component be a tire or a long tire? Yes, "long beehive" for xs20_bd0ehe0db's 3-length region is more consistent with how "long" is used everywhere else. The 4-length region is what I think of as a...
March 7th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

It also works with Catagolue's four-glider synthesis of a beehive with tail (although you probably already noticed that). x = 17, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 2bo\$obo\$b2o5bo\$8bobo\$8b2o3\$15bo\$3o11bo\$2bo11b3o\$bo\$6bo\$6b2o\$5bobo\$10b 3o\$10bo\$11bo2\$6b3o\$8bo\$7bo! Along with the add cap, add long hook, and add ti...
March 7th, 2021, 1:22 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Fast component that, surprisingly, gives us another 5G synthesis of an object:

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``````x = 13, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
2bo\$3bo\$b3o4bo\$7bo\$7b3o3\$b2o\$obo\$2bo2\$6b2o\$7b2o\$6bo3b2o\$10bobo\$10bo!``````
February 27th, 2021, 10:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 3243
Views: 1306132

3G + fishhook = HWSS:

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``````x = 9, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
2bo\$3b2o\$2b2o3\$3b2o\$4bo\$4bobo\$5b2o2\$7bo\$b2o4b2o\$obo3bobo\$2bo!``````
This is slightly interesting because the HWSS forms from one of the gliders in the same way that an LWSS normally forms.
February 10th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1644
Views: 743418

Does this have any hope of being synthesised? It's a puffing tagalong for an existing spaceship (30P5H2V0) with a 39-glider synthesis : x = 13, y = 24, rule = DoubleB3S23 9.C\$8.3C\$7.C3.C\$7.2C.2C\$3.C\$2.C.C2.C.4C\$.C3.C2.C2.C\$2.C.2C\$3.2C\$3.2C\$ 3.C\$2.3A\$.A3.A\$.4A\$A5.A\$A2.A\$5.A\$.A.A\$2.2A3\$3.A\$.2A.2A\$2.A...
February 8th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 100
Views: 12660

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Idea for a component that should be generally-useful, but some LLS investigation may be necessary to complete it: x = 87, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 58bo\$20b2o37bo17bo\$20bobo17b3o15b2o5b2o10bo7bo\$22bo16bo3bo13b3ob2o2bo 11bo3b5o\$22b2o19bo15bo2b2o13bob7o\$43bo11b2o18b2o\$2b2o18b2o17b2o11bo7b 2o18b2o\$o2b3o14b...
February 7th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
``````x = 21, y = 18, rule = B3/S23