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```
x = 12, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
2o8b2o$bo8bo$bob2o2b2obo$2bobo2bobo4$3bob2obo$3b6o$4b4o3$2bobo2bobo$bo
b2o2b2obo$bo8bo$2o8b2o!
```

- Yesterday, 10:52 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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Unrelatedly, here's a partial for a p14 hassler:

Bellman has not yet found replacements for the hook-with-tails.

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```
x = 12, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
2o8b2o$bo8bo$bob2o2b2obo$2bobo2bobo4$3bob2obo$3b6o$4b4o3$2bobo2bobo$bo
b2o2b2obo$bo8bo$2o8b2o!
```

- Yesterday, 8:10 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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Given that it has now become reasonable to make bespoke oscillators for specific interactions, I've been giving some thought to the idea of a universal, low-period block keeper or blinker keeper. Such an oscillator would have a sparking area that is suppressed by a block or blinker, which, when remo...

- July 25th, 2021, 1:19 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your periodic conduits that do not necessarily involve Herschels
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When using CatForce, occasionally you'll get a loaf as a catalyst that creates a normally-unsalvageable Pi very close to itself. Here's an example, with a sacrificial block to turn that Pi into a glider x = 27, y = 38, rule = B3/S23 25b2o$25b2o2$16b2o$15bo2bo$7b2o7bobo$8bo8bo$8bobo$9b2o2$2o$bo$bobo$...

- July 25th, 2021, 1:14 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Catalyst Discussion Thread
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Here's an interesting catalyst (left) that Bellman found--it acts as an eater, and then reaches out to delete a block. x = 16, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 b2o12bo$bobo9b3o$3bo8bo$3b3o6b2o$b2o3bo$o2b4o3bo$b2o6bobo$3b2o4bobo$3b o6bo$bobo$b2o8b2o$10bobo$12bo! A quick 2-catalyst search on a Herschel doesn't f...

- July 24th, 2021, 2:53 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
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Here's a G+beehive -> R reaction that produced the R in a different relative position than the two 0-catalyst versions: x = 16, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$2bobo$4bo$4b2o8bo$2b2o3bo5bobo$bo2b4o5bobo$ob2o10bo$bo2b4o2b2o$2b 2o3bob2o$4b2o5bo$4bo$2bobo$2b2o! Unfortunately, a 2-catalyst CatForce run did n...

- July 22nd, 2021, 5:31 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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To report a negative result, I just finished a JLS search to see if there's a symmetrical p3 domino sparker which would allow a catalytic block, like so: x = 33, y = 48, rule = LifeHistory 3.A12.2A6.A$.3A5.2A5.A.A5.3A$A3.2A2.A2.A7.A2.2A3.A$3AB2.A2.2A6.2A2.A 2.B3A$3.B2A.2B4.A2.A2.2B.2AB$2A.A.3A.5A2.3...

- July 18th, 2021, 3:51 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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Not a big deal, but the newer p13 sparker can replace Beluchenko's p13 in a bumper: x = 72, y = 62, rule = LifeHistory 23.2A$23.A2.A.A$13.A11.2A.3A$13.3A10.B4.A$16.A7.B2AB3A12.A11.2A$15.2A 2.4B.B2A.A13.A.A9.B2AB$15.10B17.A.A9.3B$17.8B15.3A.2A9.B.B$14.11B14.A 4.B8.5B$13.12B2.4B9.3AB2A6.6B$13.18B11.A....

- July 12th, 2021, 8:15 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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It's a nice find by Entity Valkyrie, but unfortunately p88 already has a gun with smaller bounding box and lower population (164). Given how very not-picky this mechanism is, I'm actually optimistic that it can reduce at least one p44 gun multiple, even if it's only a little. It just calls for some...

- July 11th, 2021, 5:30 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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It can be reduced by 9 rows by eating and recreating the extra glider from the edgeshooter instead of attempting to reroute it: x = 152, y = 126, rule = LifeHistory 48.A37.A$46.3A34.A2.3A$45.A37.3A3.A12.A$41.2B.B2A39.ABA2.2A7.3A$42.5B 35.A.2A.A.2A.A6.A$39.B.5B36.2A.A.B2A.A7.2A$37.2A2B.4B40.A4B5.5B$...

- July 11th, 2021, 4:38 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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Possible new design for a p29: x = 152, y = 135, rule = LifeHistory 77.A$74.A2.3A$74.3A3.A12.A$77.3A2.2A7.3A$73.A.2A.A.2B.A6.A$73.2A.A.3A .A7.2A$77.2B3A5.5B$80.B4.5B$74.A.A2B2ABABABA4B$73.B4ABAB.6BA3B$74.2A 2.B2.2A5BA2B$84.3BA2B$71.2A11.ABA2B$71.A.A.2A6.2BA4B$73.A.A6.4B.4B$ 72.AB.A5.5B2.4B$71.BA.A5....

- July 10th, 2021, 6:15 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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Here's an actual improvement to the p819 (septupled p177) gun: x = 83, y = 61, rule = LifeHistory 52.2B$50.6B13.A2.A9.A$35.A13.7B11.3A2.3A5.3A$35.3A10.9B9.A8.A3.A$38.A 8.9B10.2A6.2A.B.2A$37.2A7.10B7.5B6.7B$37.5B3.12B6.3B10.BAB$39.3B2.4B. 9B4.7B6.BABAB$29.2A7.9B4.3B2A4B2.2B2A4B4.BA3BAB$29.A8.8B5.2BA2...

- July 10th, 2021, 5:49 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
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To borrow a phrase from a recent post, for an actual synthesis completion, here's middleweight volcano in 88 gliders: x = 924, y = 42, rule = B3/S23 808bo$809b2o$139bo66bo16bo385bo198b2o3bo$140bo63bobo16bobo383bobo201bo bo$138b3o64b2o6bo5bo3b2o384b2o202b2o51bo$bobo138bo68bobo6b2o588bo55bob o$2b2o23...

- July 8th, 2021, 1:09 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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We have straightforward period multipliers that can yield 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, and 8x periods...but 7x is tricky. Here's an awful proof of concept for a period septupler, in which the output of a quinti-snark (with an eater removed to use the obscure sexti-snark form) crosses paths with the 1x source...

- July 6th, 2021, 7:00 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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New gun engine just dropped: p117 gun with bounding box 42×45 x = 42, y = 45, rule = B3/S23 31b2o$28b2o2bo$31bo$31bo8b2o$27bo12bo$31b2o5bobo$29b2ob2o4b2o$33b2o$7b o7b2o16b3o$7b3o5b2o16b2o$10bo18b2ob2o4b2o$9b2o20b2o5bobo$27bo12bo$31bo 8b2o$20b2o9bo$21bo6b2o2bo$19bo4b3o4b2o$11b3o7bo4bo$11bo2bo9b3o$10b...

- July 6th, 2021, 6:56 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
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p117 gun with bounding box 42×45 x = 42, y = 45, rule = B3/S23 31b2o$28b2o2bo$31bo$31bo8b2o$27bo12bo$31b2o5bobo$29b2ob2o4b2o$33b2o$7b o7b2o16b3o$7b3o5b2o16b2o$10bo18b2ob2o4b2o$9b2o20b2o5bobo$27bo12bo$31bo 8b2o$20b2o9bo$21bo6b2o2bo$19bo4b3o4b2o$11b3o7bo4bo$11bo2bo9b3o$10b5o5b 2o$11bo2bo$5b2o4b3o$5b2...

- June 26th, 2021, 1:44 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
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A p4 hassler based on a Bellman result:

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```
x = 45, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
6b2o28b2o$5bo2bo26bo2bo$5bobo2bo24bobo2bo$4b2ob4o2b2o19b2ob4o2b2o$4bo
5bo2b2o19bo8b2o$5b3obo25b3ob2o$7bobo27bob2o2$7b2o$2b2obo4bob2o24b2o$2b
o10bo23b2o$3b2o6b2o23bo$3o2b6o2b3o20b2o$o2bo8bo2bo$b2o10b2o!
```

- June 24th, 2021, 6:37 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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I think you're all using way too large of a search space: x = 52, y = 48, rule = B3/S23 42bo2b2o$42b4obo$47bo$40b7ob2o$39bo6bobo2bo$39b2o2b2obo3b2o$43b2ob2o3$ 18b2o23b2o$18b2o12b2ob2o6b2ob2o$32b2obo6b2obo$8bo4bo21bo$8bo3bobo11b3o 6bobo$8bo4bo12bo2bo6b2o$5bobo9b2o6bo2b2o$b2o2b2obo8b2o6b2o3b2o19bo$ob...

- June 21st, 2021, 8:24 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
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My CatForce runs use a symmetrical version of the drifter catalyst for ease of computation, but this result uses both sides:

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```
x = 21, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
14b2o$10b2obobo$11bobo$11bob2o$8b2obo$8bo2b4o$5bo4bo3bo$5b5ob3o$9bobo
7bo$5b3obobo6bobo$4bo2bob2o7bobo$4b2o13bo10$o$obo$3o$2bo!
```

- June 21st, 2021, 9:54 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Catalyst Discussion Thread
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It's pretty bulky though, so I suspect instances where this thing can be applied will be pretty rare. Still good to note for future reference, for whenever having loads of these niche catalysts might be handy. It might be good to keep a version of CatForce with every crazy catalyst that's ever been...

- June 14th, 2021, 5:56 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
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This reaction throws its chaos pretty far from the input:

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```
x = 17, y = 29, rule = LifeHistory
6.2A.2A$7.A.A$2.2A.A5.A.2A$.A.A.2A3.2A.A.A$A6.A.A6.A$7A3.7A2$2.3A7.3A
$.A2.A3.A3.A2.A$.2A4.A.A4.2A$7.A.A$8.A4$10.2A$.2A6.A2.A$.2A7.2A8$4.C$
4.C.C$4.3C$6.C!
```

- June 14th, 2021, 5:51 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
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Two incomplete conduits--one H-to-G0 and one H-to-R: x = 135, y = 39, rule = B3/S23 121b2ob2o$122bobo$117b2obo5bob2o$116bobob2o3b2obobo$4b2obo107bo6bobo6b o$4bob2o108b6o3b6o$113b3o15b3o$5b5o103bo3b3o7b3o3bo$2o2bo4bo93b2obo7b 3o2bo3bo3bo2b3o$o2bo2bo96bob2o10bo4bobo4bo$bobob2o109bo5bobo5bo$2obo5b o94b...

- June 9th, 2021, 7:12 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
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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...

- June 6th, 2021, 12:08 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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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, ...

- June 3rd, 2021, 7:18 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
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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!
```

- June 3rd, 2021, 6:59 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
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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...